Archive for March 8th, 2018

Bolingbrook Fire Department news

Excerpts from the

Edward Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services Run of the Quarter for July-September 2017 has been awarded to the Bolingbrook Fire Department for the care of a 52-year-old woman who had gone into cardiac arrest.

On July 10, BFD paramedics were called to the Edward-Elmhurst Health Bolingbrook Immediate Care, where the patient’s husband brought her because she was cool, clammy and feeling ill at work. While in the waiting room, she went into cardiac arrest. Edward-Elmhurst Immediate Care staff resuscitated the patient, and she was moved into a treatment room.

Upon their arrival, paramedics did an assessment and performed tests that confirmed the woman was having a heart attack. She was taken to the Edward Hospital Emergency Department and later treated in the cardiac catheterization lab for a totally blocked coronary artery that required angioplasty and a stent to restore blood flow. The patient went home three days later.

In the Run of the Quarter program, the Edward EMS Team reviews ambulance runs by prehospital providers and selects one to be recognized every three months based on the following criteria:

• Excellent communication from the field that resulted in the timely delivery of pertinent clinical information to the Edward emergency department staff

• Clear and thorough documentation.

• Superior clinical assessment skills that resulted in accurate recognition of a clinical situation.

• Behavior exceeding the call of duty in the field.

• Superior partnership and teamwork with Edward Hospital.

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South Holland Fire Department history (more)

One more shot of the 1991 Spartan/E-ONE for #tbt

1981 Spartan/E-One 1250/750

South Holland Engine 666 – 1981 Spartan Maxi-Vision/Emergency One. Larry Shapiro photo

Spartan CFH MaxiVision cab

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South Holland Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

This was South Holland’s Engine 666, a 1981 Spartan/E-One 1250/750.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
1981 Spartan Maxi-Vision/E-One 1250/750

South Holland’s Engine 666, a 1981 Spartan/E-One 1250/750. Mike Summa photo

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Elmhurst heavy rescue for sale

The former Elmhurst FD Squad 1 is for sale

1995 E-One Heavy Duty Walk-In rescue, 350-HP Cummins diesel, Allison automatic transmission, 6-person cab with walk-in rear area, aluminum cab and body, 20-KW PTO generator WITH HOT SHIFT PTO SYSTEM, cord reels and Will-Burt 6000-watt light tower on top of roof, A/C, 5 SCBA seats, 38,000 lb. GVWR, 45,000 miles, air conditioned cab and rear, front winch, under-body cribbing compartments, adjustable shelves and trays, 4-cylinder 4500-PSI cascade system with low pressure outlet,  stainless steel wheel covers, SCBA cylinder compartments in wheel wells, cylinder rack in cascade compartment, roll-up aluminum compartment doors, command post in rear cab, 12,000 lb. electric winch, Whelen strobe lightbar and strobes, Federal Q2B siren, air horns, very clean condition, available now for only $ 59,000

1995 E-One Heavy Duty Walk-In rescue

Command Fire Apparatus photo

1995 E-One Heavy Duty Walk-In rescue

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1995 E-One Heavy Duty Walk-In rescue

Command Fire Apparatus photo

1995 E-One Heavy Duty Walk-In rescue

Command Fire Apparatus photo

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