Archive for September 30th, 2020

Forest Park Fire Department news

Excerpts from the

Phil Chiappetta is Forest Park’s new fire chief appointed by the mayor and unanimously approved by commissioners Sept. 28. He is replacing Chief Bob McDermott who retires effective Sept. 30, at which point he will join the North Riverside Fire Department as chief. Also retiring are Lieutenant Tom “TJ” Janopoulos and of Lieutenant Russ Nelson.

Chiappetta has served as deputy chief in Forest Park Fire since 2016. He started as a contract paramedic in 1997 and in 2001 was hired as the first firefighter/paramedic in Forest Park. He was promoted to lieutenant in 2010.

This appointment leaves an opening for deputy chief, a position that will take about 3-6 months to fill. The promotion must be made off a list of lieutenants who have taken the captain’s test, but currently there isn’t a list since none of the lieutenants took the  last test that was offered. The village is working on scheduling the test now.

At the Sept. 28 meeting, the council voted to direct the Fire and Police Commission to appoint two candidates from its current fire lieutenant eligibility list and two candidates from its current probationary firefighter eligibility list to fill vacancies.

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Palatine Fire Department Memorial Ceremony

Palatine Fire Department press release

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South Chicago Heights Fire Department news

South Chicago Heights Fire Department receives FEMA grant for new fire engine


politicians and Firefighters with ceremonial check

American LaFrance fire engine

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo


thanks Dennis

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Working fire in Chicago, 9-28-20

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Some images from Chicago’s working fire at 5239 W Congress Pkwy at approximately 4:40 pm on Monday 9/28. A citizen knocked on Engine 113’s quarters reporting a house fire just as the Main FAO received 911 calls reporting the same. E113 had fire blowing out of the rear 2nd story windows on arrival. Two lines, quick work.

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burned out window and siding

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new E-ONE ladder truck in Chicago

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Firefighter in PPE with tools

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Chicago fire scene

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