Archive for March 14th, 2019

Harvard Fire Protection District news

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Harvard Fire Protection District board Secretary Joe Clarke announced during Tuesday’s meeting that he will be stepping down from his secretarial role, but he said he will continue to serve the district through his current term. The board voted, 3-0, to accept Clarke’s resignation, effective immediately. 

An action item calling for Clarke to step down as secretary and be replaced by trustee Josh Kelnhofer appeared on the board’s agenda Sunday, but board President Tom Condon said that the item had been removed. 

Condon also announced Tuesday that he would not be seeking reappointment as the board’s president. He said that after serving 18 years as president, it was time for some new blood, change, and new ideas to come forward.


Aurora Fire Department news (more)

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The Aurora City Council approved buying 60 bulletproof vests for firefighters who accompany police into dangerous situations. The purchase comes in the wake of the Feb. 15 mass shooting at the Henry Pratt Co. building that claimed the lives of five workers and injured six police officers.

The city will spend $86,349 to buy the vests, as well as helmets, accessories, goggles, and medical supplies. 

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New engine for Villa Park

This from Ron Wolkoff:

found this on facebook illinois fire apparatus from michael tenerlli post
Villa Park FD Engine 82

Villa Park FD Engine 82. michael tenerlli photo

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New engine for the Lisbon-Seward FPD

From B&P Fire Apparatus:

  • Year: 1994,
  • Chassis: Pierce Dash Seats 4,
  • Body: Pierce,
  • Engine: Detroit Series 60,
  • Trans.: Allison MD 4060,
  • Pump: Waterous 1500 G.P.M. Akron, Foam Pro, Foam
  • Tanks: 1-Class A- 20 Gallon, 1- Class B-40,
  • Tank: 750 Gallon,
new home for Minooka fire engine

New fire engine for the Lisbon-Seward FPD – X-Minooka FPD

thanks Ron

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