Archive for June, 2019

La Grange Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

La Grange welcomed a new fire chief Monday as Terrence Vavra was sworn in to the position. Vavra, who replaces the retiring Donald Gay, was selected after the village employed the services of GovHR, who narrowed the search down to six individuals, who were then assessed and evaluated by village staff and at least one village board member.

His starting salary will $118,500 per year, and he will receive the same medical/health insurance and retirement benefits as other village employees. He has no contract, and is an “at will” employee who serves at the pleasure of the village, meaning his employment might be terminated at any time, providing the reasons aren’t discriminatory.

Vavra holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Western Illinois and a Masters Degree in Management and Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University. 

His most recent position was the fire chief of Norwood Park. He has also served in leadership positions with the Buffalo Grove and Lisle-Woodridge fire departments.

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New engine for Algonquin-Lake in the Hills FPD (more)

From the Pierce Flickr site:

Pierce Algonquin. IL 33216

Pierce Enforcer PUC pumper

Pierce composite

thanks Al

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As seen around … Alsip (more)

Photos from Larry Shapiro off the MABAS 19 & 22 Haz Mat Unit 6937 housed in Alsip

MABAS 19 & 22 Hazardous Materials Team Unit

Larry Shapiro photo

MABAS 19 & 22 Hazardous Materials Team

Larry Shapiro photo

Saulsbury Fire Apparatus law tag

Larry Shapiro photo

fire truck emblem

Simon-Duplex law tag

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Truck fire in Lincolnshire, 6-25-19

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD firefighters were dispatched to the BP station at Milwaukee Avenue and Route 22 Tuesday afternoon (6/25/19) for a reported car fire. Police officers arriving first notified the fire district that it was a truck on fire that was fully involved but away from the gas pumps. The Battalion 51 arrived and added Squad 51 to the response which originally was for Engine 53 only. The small box truck was filled with kitchen cabinets. The fire which was in the engine area and truck cab was impinging on the rear cargo section when firefighters extinguished the flames. An additional engine was called to assist with the overhaul.

small box truck destroyed by fire

Larry Shapiro photo

small box truck destroyed by fire

Larry Shapiro photo

small box truck destroyed by fire

Larry Shapiro photo

small box truck destroyed by fire

Larry Shapiro photo

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Mundelein Fire Department news

Excerpts from the Dailyherald.com:

The Mundelein Fire Department acquired a MegaCode Kelly machine that lets emergency personnel practice administering intravenous drugs and defibrillating hearts on a life-size subject, among other tasks. It even can be programmed to emit artificial breathing and bowel sounds, cough or wheeze. The mannequin cost about $13,000. Funding came from charitable donations and other sources.

The department got the mannequin last year, but training didn’t begin until about eight weeks ago because supplies needed for simulations, such as expired medication bottles and empty intravenous medication bags, had to be gathered. 

Firefighters demonstrated how they use the mannequin before Monday’s village board meeting. 

Every member of the department will be trained on MegaCode Kelly. They want to expand its use to include other challenging medical emergencies, such as diabetic and allergic crises. They hope to purchase a pediatric version of the mannequin. The mannequin is an element of a greater departmental plan to better address cardiac emergencies.

 The American Heart Association says more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside a hospital setting annually in the U.S.

As part of the effort, the department is implementing a team-treatment method called the pit crew model where each member of a response team has a specific role, such as administering drugs or performing chest compressions.

Deputy Fire Chief Darren Brents created the response method years ago while he was with the Palatine Fire Department, after the cardiac-related death of a family member. Northwest Community Hospital  now teaches the method to the paramedics in its system, and departments across the country also use it.

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Chicago Fire Department news

This from Steve Redick:

I finally got a chance to see this new memorial at the fire academy, a scuba dog in memory of Juan Bucio, a CFD diver who lost his life while performing a water rescue. This is really well done with a lot of detail
memorial for CFD diver Juan Bucio

Steve Redick photo

memorial for CFD diver Juan Bucio

Steve Redick photo

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New engine for the Bellwood FD (more)

From the Fire Service inc. Facebook page:

It’s not the Gulf of Mexico, however couldn’t resist stopping by the shores of Lake Erie with Bellwood IL engine’s during a final inspection road test.

new fire engine for the Bellwood Fire Department

E-ONE photo

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Ambulance remount for Huntley FPD

From Arrow Ambulances:

Here are a few pictures.  One right after we got the box lifted off of the chassis and the next couple are steps for paint prep- light removal, door disassembly etc.

Huntley FPD ambulance remount and refurb

Arrow Ambulance photo

Huntley FPD ambulance remount and refurb

Arrow Ambulance photo

Huntley FPD ambulance remount and refurb

Arrow Ambulance photo

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Palatine Fire Department news

Palatine Fire Department Press Release

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La Grange Park tope ladder for sale

This from Tom Podraza:

La Grange Park Truck for sale on Ebay

1990 Spartan Spartan Gladiator 10 Man Cab Ladder Truck, Fire Truck, Quint

  • Bought Brand New for $878,000.00
  • Everything Works well..
  • 8 Books Included for operation of everything
  • 2 Locking Differentials
  • Kept Indoors.
  • Tires in good shape.
  • DETAILS: VIN: 4S7BT9806LC002631 — Chassis: Spartan Gladiator 10 Man Cab — Body: Simon Custom 110′ Ladder — Miles: 18,756 — Engine Hours: 3,472 — Aerial Hours: 886 — Engine: Detroit Silver 92 V8 Diesel — Transmission: Allison HT700 Automatic — WB: 244″ — GVW: 64,000 lbs. — Dimensions: 41’6″L x 11’6″T — Pump: Waterius CSYBX 1250 GPM Side Mount — Tank: 200 Gallons —
  • Generator: Onan 7.5 KW Diesel — Equipment Included: Federal Q Siren, Wired for FireCom Headsets, Telescoping Lights, Cord Reel, All Gound Ladders, Fog and Stack Tips —
1990 Spartan LTI quint for sale

zLa Grange Park FD 1990 Spartan Spartan Gladiator 10 Man Cab Ladder Truck, Fire Truck, Quint for sale

1990 Spartan LTI quint for sale

zLa Grange Park FD 1990 Spartan Spartan Gladiator 10 Man Cab Ladder Truck, Fire Truck, Quint for sale

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