Archive for June 12th, 2019

Chicago Fire Department news


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A baby was born outside a Chicago fire station in the city’s River West neighborhood Tuesday morning after a vehicle pulled up with a woman in a labor outside Engine 14 in the 1100-block of West Chicago Avenue around 8:50 a.m. The woman was being driven to the hospital by a friend who pulled over at the fire house as the mother’s contractions were only about a minute apart. The healthy baby boy was delivered in just a matter of minutes.

The mother and son were rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Paramedics said both are doing great. The mom was exhausted, but thankful for the Chicago Fire Department. e department wishes her and her son the best.

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Of interest … Metro South Medical Center

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Metro South Medical Center located in Blue Island announced to the state Tuesday it plans to cease operations by the end of the year. MetroSouth said patient numbers have dropped since 2014, on average filling a one-third of available in-patient beds. The hospital is the largest private employer in the area with over 800 workers.

A statement from CEO John Walsh, in part, said, “…the data is clear that patient needs have changed – here and across the country. Enormous half-empty hospitals are not what the future of health care looks like.”

MetroSouth points to six hospitals and emergency rooms within 10 miles of Blue Island to pick up the patient loads.

thanks Martin 

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Former Frankfort FPD Snorkel for sale

From a reader:

Frankfort’s old snorkel on the demo listing for spartan erv

From the SpartanERV website:

At a Glance

  • Preowned
  • Metro Star MFD flat roof w/L9 engine
  • Cummins ISL9 – 450 HP engine
  • 195” wheelbase / 392” OAL
  • Waterous CSUC20 1,500-GPM
  • 500-gallon tank / 20-gallon foam cell
  • 750 lb (dry) or 500 lb (wet)
  • Joy stick controls in platform rear of pedestal on body
  • 1,000-GPM flow capacity

Truck Number #1501155

used Spartan Metro Star/LTC/55' Snorkel quint for sale

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used Spartan Metro Star/LTC/55' Snorkel quint for sale

SpartanERV photo

used Spartan Metro Star/LTC/55' Snorkel quint for sale

SpartanERV photo

thanks Kevin


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New truck for Roberts Park FPD (more)

This from the Roberts Park FPD website:

The Roberts Park Fire Protection District is proud to announce the acceptance of a new tower ladder. The Crimson brand ladder is capable of reaching 93 feet into the air. This truck, manufactured in 2014, was formerly owned by the Alexandria, Virginia Fire Department. After some minor refurbishment it has a new home, right here in Justice. In our continued effort to exercise fiscal responsibility, we saved approximately half the cost of ordering a brand new truck. This vehicle comes to us fully inspected and certified and carries a warranty as well. We expect to place Tower 305 in service in mid-July, after all of our operators have been fully trained.

stork announcing new fire truck


former Alexandria FD tower ladder purchased by the Roberts park FPD

Roberts Park FPD photo

thanks Dennis

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