Archive for October 12th, 2018

Illinois American Water’s 2018 Firefighter Grant Program


More than 20 northern Illinois fire departments will receive a grant as part of Illinois American Water’s firefighter grant program. Illinois American Water will award more than $77,000 in grants to 78 fire departments across the state.

The grants were announced during National Fire Prevention Week from Oct. 7-13 and will provide personal protective gear, communications equipment, and additional resources for firefighters.

The northern Illinois fire departments receiving grants include:

  • Allen Township Fire Protection District
  • Des Plaines Fire Department
  • Elmhurst Fire Department
  • Elgin Fire Department
  • Grand Ridge Volunteer Fire Department
  • Homer Township Fire Protection District
  • Lemont Fire Protection District
  • Leonore Volunteer Fire Department
  • Lisle?Woodridge Fire District
  • Long Point Community Volunteer Fire Protection District
  • Mount Prospect Fire Department
  • Northwest Homer Fire Protection District
  • Orland Fire Protection District
  • Oswego Fire Protection District
  • Plainfield Fire Protection District
  • Prospect Heights Fire Protection District
  • Reading Volunteer Fire Department
  • South Beloit Fire & Rescue, Sterling Fire Department
  • Streator Fire Department
  • Warrenville Fire Protection District


New area apparatus orders

from fire apparatus magazine

Fox Lake Fire Protection District – Alexis top-mount pumper with a Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis, 1,500-gpm pump, 1,000-gallon tank. Delivery in May 2019.
Mundelein Fire Department – Pierce Enforcer pumper 1,500-gpm pump, 750-gallon tank. Delivery in April 2019.
thanks Ron

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Vintage fire in Chicago, 5-10-71

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New ambulance for Chicago

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

New ambulance 76 at Engine 115’s house FDC266

Chicago FD Ambulance 76 FDC266

Chicago FD Ambulance 76 FDC266. Chi-Town Fire Photos

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