Archive for June 29th, 2019

Illinois Fire Service news

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Gov. JB Pritzker has signed into a law a bill doubling death benefits for families of law enforcement officials and firefighters who have died. The cap for state reimbursements of burial costs has been moved to $20,000. It previously sat at $10,000 after previous law was established in 1999.

The law passed the Illinois House and went to Pritzker for his signature on June 14.

The full text of House Bill 2028.

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Of interest … Chicago Police Department

CPD unveils the 2019 Pride Car that can be seen throughout the week at events leading up to the Pride Parade.

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Prospect Heights Fire Protection District news

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The Prospect Heights Fire District will host a ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 8 at the district’s main firehouse to honor two civilians whose efforts helped save a life.

The first part of the ceremony will honor Gabriele Noreikaite and Tom Ciupka. According to Fire Chief Drew Smith, on June 2 the two were visiting family in Prospect Heights when they heard a car crash, investigated, and found a male patient unresponsive, not breathing, and slumped over the wheel of his vehicle.

They removed the man from the car and administered CPR until paramedics arrived. After care by the paramedics, who also will be honored, the man is doing well and will be discharged from a rehabilitation facility within days. He said that without their efforts, the outcome would have been very different.

The second part of our ceremony will swear in the fire district’s newest member, Michael Lynch, who started as a part-time employee two years ago and was recently promoted to a full-time firefighter.

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Of interest … FD maps

Interesting Website for Chicago FD fans..

thanks Dennis