Archive for October 11th, 2018

4-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 12-24-94

This from Dan McInerney:

Chicago Fire Department, 4-11 alarm, Broadway and Gunnison, 12/24/94
I took in this fire from home on 12//24/94. It was in a vacant auto dealership, probably 100×200 with a bowstring truss roof. Needless to say, they didn’t make a push inside as it was a done deal upon arrival. The site is now a parking lot for a large strip mall. Pictures were taken with a cheap camera that was all I could afford at the time. 
Chicago Fire Department, 4-11 alarm fire at Broadway and Gunnison, 12/24/94

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Coal City ambulance for sale

A Coal City FD ambulance is for sale

2008 Horton Ambulance (R1978)

Ford E-450
2 man cab
Air conditioning
6.0L Engine
Automatic transmission
Stainless wheel covers
Whelen electronic siren
Air horn in bumper
Kussmaul battery charger Inverter
LED Whelen Light package

123,400 miles 

Coal City FD ambulance for sale

Coal City FD ambulance for sale

Coal City FD ambulance for sale

Coal City FD ambulance for sale

thanks Martin

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East Joliet FPD seeking Paid on Call/Candidates

The East Joliet Fire Protection District will be taking applications for the position of Paid on Call/Candidate. The application process will be for those looking to obtain their FF/Basic certificate through the State of Illinois. Certified personnel are also welcome to apply. Applications will be available starting Monday October 8th, 2018. There will be a nonrefundable application fee of $25.00 (CASH ONLY). Applications must be picked up, in person, at East Joliet Fire Station #51 911 S. Briggs St. Joliet, IL 60433. Applications will be available during normal business hours (8:00am-5:00pm). Complete applications must be returned no later than 5:00pm on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018. Incomplete applications or applications turned in after 5:00pm on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 will not be accepted. ONLY 30 APPLICATIONS WILL BE HANDED OUT BETWEEN OCTOBER 8th, 2018 and October 12th, 2018. Further questions can be directed to FF Matt Gawlak or by contacting Station #51 at 815-723-1504. East Joliet Fire Protect District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Application requirements listed below.
– $25.00 Application Fee (at time of application)
– U.S Citizen
– Must be between the ages of 18 and 50
– High School Diploma or G.E.D
– Must be certified EMT-Basic (Current enrollment in EMT-B course will be accepted.)
– Valid State of Illinois Divers License
– No past Felony Convictions
– Clean driving record.

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1977 International / Ward LaFrance pumper. It carried WLF serial # 73-1124, had a 750 GPM pump and a 1000 Gallon tank. It was assigned to Engine Co. 9 , and then to Eng.Co.11.

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977 International / Ward LaFrance pumper

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