Archive for April 16th, 2020

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD news

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Firefighter Mark Amore

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Firefighter Mark Amore

Forty six year-old Mark Amore, a firefighter with the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District, died Thursday after a Bobcat flipped upside down and trapped him in the water at Ben Watts Marina in Fox Lake. Amore was a former lieutenant with the McHenry Township Fire Protection District, where his father, Wayne, was the district’s first full-time chief.

The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Firefighters IAFF Local 4224 wrote on Facebook that there were no words to express what the Amore family and their fire family are going through.

Amore, according to his Facebook page, was a heavy equipment operator at Pirtano Construction Company.

The Fox Lake Fire Protection District was dispatched at 2:20 p.m. Thursday to Ben Watts Marina at 116 South Route 12 for a water rescue where they found a Bobcat upside down in the water, with Amore still inside the cage. Divers from the fire protection district pulled Amore out of the water. He was then taken to Northwestern McHenry Hospital in serious condition, where he succumbed to his injuries.


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Riverside Fire Department news

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Riverside firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 200-block of Quincy Street around 12:23 a.m. Wednesday. The blaze started in the rear of the building before spreading to the front. Two adults and two children were inside at the time of the fire but they were able to escape safely before responders firefighters arrived. Firefighters then rescued four dogs that were still inside and used pet oxygen masks to revive them, all of which were transported to a local animal hospital.

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New engine for Chicago (more)

This from Danny Nelms:

Photo from today at the academy from JC Medina CFD Engine 102
New E-ONE fire engine for Chicago FD Engine 102

JC Medina photo

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1909 Seagrave Serial # 3759. It was originally purchased for the police department as a paddy wagon. It was converted into a chemical engine and assigned to Engine Company 5 when Station 5 in Glen Park was opened in 1915.
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Gary Police Department 1909 Seagrave Paddy Wagon Serial # 3759

Wayne Stuart collection

Gary Fire Department Engine 5

Wayne Stuart collection

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Chicago Ridge Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Chicago Ridge Squad 6505, a 1976 Mack CF/Pirsch 1000/500
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1976 Mack CF/Pirsch 1000/500 pumper

Mike Summa photo

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