Archive for December 7th, 2018

Chicago Fire Department news

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Deputy Chief Jeffrey Horan is currently the highest earner of Chicago Fire Department overtime and supplementary pay in the city, making more than $87,000 in overtime from January to June. That’s on top of his $156,000 salary.
Horan is poised to take home more than $332,000 for the year. He’s on pace to hit more than $175,000 in overtime this year, which puts him well above his 2017 total of $114,000 and far beyond his 2016 total of nearly $78,000.

Deputy District Chief David Dietz is in the same boat. He’ll hit $162,000 in overtime, far above his previous years totals, if he keeps up this pace.
The same is true of Deputy District Chief Charles Maes. He’s on track to hit $155,000 in overtime this year alone.

The Chicago Fire Department says that these deputy district chiefs are making up for vacancies. Many at that rank have resigned from their exempt positions and returned to the rank-and-file in order to get the best pension deal, and then it’s hard to fill their spots.

A CFD spokesperson said the Commissioners’ Office and the Office of Budget Management are aware of the issue.
The fire commissioner earns about $200,000 a year, and the mayor earns about $216,000 per year.

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New ambulance for Bolingbrook

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Congratulations to the Bolingbrook , IL Fire Department on the delivery of their latest Wheeled Coach type 1 ambulance. This unit has substantial safety and operational improvements to help them meet their mission. This ambulance is built fully compliant with Change Notice 8 and 10, featuring upgraded interior cabinetry and closures designed for crash stability and the safety of interior occupants. The Stryker Power Load system serves both the medics with proven reduction in lifting injuries and retains the patient in the event of an accident. Finally each side has structural gear and SCBA compartments. And introducing to this agency a curbside sliding door to assist in the safety zone for the medics. On the Ford F550 4×4 chassis, with full Whelen LED warning and interior lighting packages and the patented Cool Bar HVAC system, Bolingbrook has made a significant investment in providing their community with the safest, most value driven emergency EMS apparatus possible. Thanks again for being a part of the Fire Service, Inc. family.


Bolingbrook FD Ambulance M3
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Bolingbrook FD Ambulance M3
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Bolingbrook FD Ambulance M3
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new ambulance interior
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As seen around … The Quinn Fire Academy

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Saw these outside the fire academy Tuesday

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21
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Mount Prospect Fire Department news

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Jadale Mitchell has a standing invitation from Mount Prospect firefighters to stop by the station. Firefighters even offered the irresistible enticement of station house cooking to encourage the 13-year-old to drop by.
Jadale, an eighth-grader at Holmes Junior High, first met the firefighters under very different circumstances in September. That’s when the teen who lives with a genetic mutation in his heart suffered cardiac arrest shortly after arriving home from school, and his friends and first responders firefighters teamed to save his life.

“I was playing with my friends, and my heart stopped,” Jadale said, recalling the Sept. 26 episode as he and firefighters reunited Tuesday night at Mount Prospect village hall.

A friend called 911 and performed CPR until first responders firefighters arrived. It took seven minutes to revive him.
He was airlifted to Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, where he underwent surgery involving cutting a nerve to reduce the flow of adrenaline. He spent the next three weeks in the hospital recovering, some of it in an induced coma.
Now showing no signs of impairment, Jadale appeared before the village board Tuesday to thank the first responders firefighters who helped save him and watch as five were honored for their actions.
Lt. Mike Ghawaly and firefighter/paramedics Scott Slaasted, Phil Ellenbecker, Craig Rodewald, and Jon Schram received the Zoll Clinical Save Award for their efforts.

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