Archive for April 24th, 2019

Rockford Fire Department news

Excerpts from mystateline.com:

On Monday, the Rockford Finance and Personnel Committee approved changes to ambulance service fees. The new policy would only charge insurance companies and eliminate costs to Rockford residents. Non-residents would still have to pay the outstanding balance.
 
City officials hope the move will give forest city residents some financial relief in the future. The change would also increase the transport fee to $1,500. Currently the fee for residents is $600 to $800 and about $1,400 for non-residents. The changes will not affect patients covered by Medicare or Medicaid. Early projections show the new flat fee will help the city’s bottom line.
 
The changes will be up for vote at the next full city council on Monday, April 29th. 

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Commercial fire in Rolling Meadows, 4-24-19

Rolling Meadows firefighters were sent to 2905 W. Algonquin Road Wednesday afternoon (4/24/19) for smoke in the building. This was the Egg’lectic Cafe. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 and later a MABAS Box Alarm when fire was discovered in the attic. The fire was contained to the attic area. An incomplete list of companies at the scene included: Rolling Meadows Engines 15 and 16, Ambulances 15 and 16, plus Battalion 15 and the department chiefs; Palatine Engine 84, Tower 84, Squad 85, Battalion 8, and two chief officers; Arlington Heights Tower 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Ambulance 3, and a chief officer; Palatine Rural Engine 36 and a chief officer; Schaumburg Engine 52 and Squad 55; Elk Grove Township Engine 11; Elk Grove Village Engine 10, Mount Prospect Tower 13; Buffalo Grove Ambulance 25; and a Rosemont ambulance.

fire trucks in staging at fire scene

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Palatine FD Tower 85

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Firefighters vent commercial building roof

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Rolling Meadows FD Engine 16 with lines off

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Schaumburg FD firefighters covered with insulation after overhaul

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New dive rescue unit for Chicago (more)

Updated production photos of a new truck being built for the CFD Scuba Team 687 at E-ONE so#142284

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E-ONE fire truck being built so#142284

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thanks Danny and Josh

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New engine for Gurnee (more)

Updated production photos of a new engine being built by E-ONE for the Gurnee FD so#142294

E-ONE fire engine being built so#142294

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E-ONE fire engine being built so#142294

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[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”149″ display=”basic_thumbnail”]thanks Josh

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