Archive for June 27th, 2019

Of interest … Black Fire Brigade student saves a life

Excerpts from

A recently-trained teen EMT heard calls for help at a beach on Chicago’s South Side and sprang into action to save a 5-year-old girl drowning in Lake Michigan around 9 p.m. Tuesday at Rainbow Beach.

19-year-old Kianti Champion heard someone screaming for help. Just moments earlier, a swimmer had found a girl unresponsive in the water and pulled her to shore. 

Bystanders said Champion performed CPR on the little girl until paramedics arrived – a skill she had recently learned during her training to be a firefighter/EMT. She had just completed training at the Black Fire Brigade, a not-for-profit that provides training for African Americans pursuing careers in fire and rescue service.

The girl was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in grave condition, where she remains hospitalized. 

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New truck for Loves Park FD (more)

From the Pierce Flickr page:

Pierce City of Loves Park, IL 30626

Loves Park FD Quint 1854

Pierce composite

thanks Al

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Homewood Fire Department history (more)

This from Wayne Stuart in addition to Homewood Fire Department history

1961 FWD/Pierce 1000-0-65' Pittman Snorkel

Wayne Stuart collection

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Homewood Fire Department history

This fro Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This is the Homewood Fire Dept.’s 1961 FWD/Pierce 1000-0-65′ Snorkel.
Mike Summa
1961 FWD/Pierce 1000-0-65' Pittman Snorkel

Mike Summa photo

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