Archive for March 15th, 2018

Schaumburg Fire Department news

Excerpts from the

The Schaumburg Fire Department has received Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) to become one of about 240 agencies in the nation to achieve the elite distinction.

Accreditation is an assessment process that uses benchmarks to measure the delivery of fire and emergency services with the ultimate goal of providing continuous quality improvement and improved service to the community. Schaumburg joins about 10 other agencies in Illinois that have received accreditation status.

CFAI is dedicated to assisting fire and emergency service agencies throughout the world in achieving excellence through self-assessment and accreditation. The CFAI process is voluntary and provides an agency with an improvement model to assess its service delivery and performance internally, after which it works with a team of peers from other agencies to evaluate its completed self-assessment. Schaumburg’s process toward accreditation began in the summer of 2014 under former Fire Chief Dave Schumann with the final components completed in December of 2017. 

Agencies become accredited after peer review of their accreditation documents, completion of an onsite assessment, and participation in a public hearing, which occurred March 13, before the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. Schaumburg’s accreditation is valid for five years.

The Schaumburg Fire Department joins the Schaumburg Police Department and the Engineering & Public Works Department which have already received accredited. 

The Schaumburg Fire Department services a daytime population of 150,000. Operating from five fire stations, 120 shift personnel respond to more than 9,100 calls a year. 

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Burbank Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

This was Burbank Squad 203, a 1970’s Mack R rescue truck.  I believe the body was transferred from a IHC truck.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
Burbank FD Squad 203

Mike Summa photo

Also from our archives:

Burbank FD Squad 203 R-Model Mack

Larry Shapiro photo

Burbank FD Squad 203 R-Model Mack

Larry Shapiro photo

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Robbins Fire Department history

Something different today for #throwbackthursday, a look at several rigs acquired in the past by the Robbins Fire Department that previously served other area departments

Robbins FD Engine 2943 formerly used in York Center FPD

Bill Friedrich photo

Robbins FD Snorkel 2904 formerly used in Frankfort and Geneva IL

Bill Friedrich photo

Robbins FD Squad 2905 formerly used in Barrington

Bill Friedrich photo

Robbins FD Engine 2913

Bill Friedrich photo

Robbins FD Squad 2915 formerly used in McCook

Bill Friedrich photo

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On this day … Box Alarm fire in Highland Park, 3-15-06

for #throwbackthursday, some photos from this day in history, 2006. The Highland Park FD went to a Box Alarm for fire in a classic downtown building at 430 Park Aveune.

landmark building destroyed by fire

Larry Shapiro photo

More photos at

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