Archive for July 6th, 2018

Springfield Fire Department news

Excerpts from

There’s a boost in Springfield’s training for responding to an active threat. National standards are changing as the country sees bigger and more horrific incidents across the nation.

The Las Vegas shooting killed 58 people and injured 851. This week, 5 people were shot dead at a Maryland newspaper. Now local law enforcement is teaming up to enhance active threat training.

The fire department is collaborating with police and other emergency departments to refine the response. New national standards from the National Fire Prevention Association call for having a unified command, integrated response, and a planned recovery. Readjusting training is a part of an evolution. Over the many shootings, multiple deaths happen after the incident through blood loss. 

The new concept calls for people in the community to learn first aid, like CPR and how to stop someone’s bleeding. The fire department wants to have blood stop kits in certain buildings across the city.

The departments are also working on upgrading the response to situations at our local schools.

This Rescue Task force effort, of police and fire working together, is sparked by the NFPA. They just released a new roadmap for emergency responders. In it, it reads about how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from an active threat, like an active shooter or stabbing.

Tags: ,

Danville Fire Department news

Excerpts from

A truck caught on fire Thursday outside of a business on the corner of Virginia and Main streets in Danville and residents who were at the scene were angry over the fire department’s response time.  One person was worried the fire would spread from the truck to the building. He says he called 9-11 immediately after they found the fire, but says firefighters didn’t show up until 30 minutes later. 

“We have a fire department less than two blocks down the street,” the person said. “We ran down there about 15 minutes into the fire, and we banged on the door to let them know we had a fire. There’s a small sign on the door saying fire department closed call 911.”

Fire Station 4 in Danville closed over a year ago, but residents are saying they need the departments opened back up. 

thanks Dennis


3-Alarm fire in Westmont, 7-4-18

Two people including a firefighter suffered injuries after a fire broke out at a three-story apartment building in Westmont Wednesday evening at 515 N. Cass Avenue. Firefighters rescued and transported one person to a local hospital after being found inside the 30-unit apartment building engulfed in smoke and flames. A firefighter also suffered a minor injury.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known and an investigation for the incident is ongoing.

video from Facebook

Tags: ,

CFD sells surplus Snorkel

CFD reserve 85' Snorkel 661 for sale

CFD reserve 85′ Snorkel 661 for sale

Current Price $275.00
(Reserve not met yet)

Time Left 8 hours 30 min
High Bidder edwardo62
# of Bids 
First Offer $100.00

Auction Details

Auction Started: Jun 29, 2018 4:40:51 PM MDT
Auction Ends: Jul 6, 2018 2:30:00 PM MDT

Note: This auction might extend
City of Chicago [View seller’s auctions]
Pick-up Location
Dept. of Procurement Services – Salvage Operations  [Map It]
10101 S. Stony Island Avenue
See Map Details with Auction Listing
Chicago, IL  60617
Auction Contact
Please login to view contact
Money Order, Cashiers Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Cash 

Online CC Payment
Buyer must pickup item(s)


Year:  1982
Mileage:  29,893 (HRS. 723)
VIN:  1F9HZ38S3CCST2016
Running Condition:  UNKNOWN
Engine:  DIESEL
Transmission:  AUTOMATIC
ATTENTION BIDDERS: Important changes have been made to the Auction Terms and Conditions that impact the procedures related to the pick-up of vehicles and equipment by winning bidders and how Titles are processed at the time of removal from our facility. Please take the time to carefully read the Terms and Conditions linked to all auctions prior to bidding. 
NOTE: NEEDS HYDRO SWIVEL; MISSING THREE FRONT LIGHTS – REFER TO PIC. 15; REAR AXLES REMOVED FOR TRANSPORTATION PURPOSES AND PLACED INSIDE CAB (Other unidentified parts may be missing; operational condition of equipment not known.)                                                                              Bidder must furnish the labor and equipment to remove all auction items (see Terms and Conditions). Winning bidders must possess a valid Driver’s License to remove any vehicle from the Salvage Yard or provide written authorization for a third party with a valid Driver’s License to remove the vehicle.                                                                                                                         
The information listed above is all the information that is available to us on the item(s) for  sale. We encourage all interested parties to view the items before bidding, as specified in our terms and conditions.                                                                                
Equipment Inspection:
Salvage  Operations                                                               10101 South Stony Island Avenue                                    Monday through Friday, 8a-3p CST Closed Saturday, Sunday & Holidays

Condition:  POOR

Tags: , , , , ,