Archive for March 2nd, 2021

Geneva Fire Department news

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William “Bill” Rosenfelder Jr. loved two family traditions: running hardware stores and fighting fires. Rosenfelder, a former chief of the Geneva Fire Department, died last Wednesday at age 86.

He was a lifelong resident of Geneva, except for a stint in the Army, where he was trained as a medic. He pursued that passion as a volunteer emergency medical technician for the Geneva Fire Department, where his father had served. Rosenfelder joined the department in 1959 and retired in 1980.

He also joined the family’s hardware business. An uncle started it in 1917 and his father took it over. The store burned down in February 1953. It then reopened in a new space at 124 W. State St. and affiliated itself with the Ace Hardware corporation.

He was involved in many charitable causes and was a supporter of the Geneva History Museum, where he identified old firefighting equipment and information about big fires Geneva had when he was a firefighter. He served on the boards of the Kane County Fair and the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, and the Aurora University Citizens’ Advisory Board. He was a member of the Fox Valley Shrine Club, Geneva Masonic Lodge 139, and the Delnor-Community Hospital Men’s Foundation.

His wife, Mary, died in December. He is survived by sons Michael and Scott, and daughter Diane Riffell; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his sister, Marie.

A wake will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Geneva Lutheran Church, 301 S. Third St.

Memorial gifts may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or to the church.

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Glenview Fire Department news (more)

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Residents in Glenview will rally this Saturday in an attempt to save a Fire Station 13, saying that the move would put their safety at risk. Village officials plan to close the station on April 1, rerouting resources from the station to four other stations within the community.

The local firefighters’ union has reservations about the plan, citing a potential impact on public safety, and residents say that outside consultants have also come out in opposition to the plan, stoking worries that the closure could put their safety at risk.

Village officials, who voted unanimously to close the station, say they understand the concerns of the public, but say that the closure will help to better allocate resources around the village. There are plans to increase the number of ambulances available in the community, but it’s the closure of the station that is generating more attention.

From Glenview Prof. Firefighters Assoc. IAFF Local 4186:

Ain’t No POWER Like The POWER of the PEOPLE,
cause the POWER of the PEOPLE Don’t Stop!!!

We have learned that a resident-organized rally in support of saving Fire Station 13 is scheduled for Saturday. We are happy to share the details below for all who may be interested.

We feel that this type and level of community based action to save Fire Station 13 is what the Village Board, Village leadership and Trustee candidates need to pay attention to.

The residents want their voices to be heard and their fire station to be kept open. We support our residents in their mission to keep Fire Station 13 open!

Rally scheduled to oppose closing of Glenview Fire Station 13

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Chicago Ridge EMU purchased used truck

Found at

2010 Chevrolet 4×4 pickup with Spacekap service body

  • 3500 4×4 Chevrolet Chassis
  • Seating for 3;
  • Mileage: 57,381
  • Duramax Diesel Engine
  • Automatic Transmission
  • LED Lighting
  • Will Burt Light Tower
  • Arrowstick Traffic Indicator

used 2010 Chevrolet pick with cover purchased for Chicago Rdige EMU

utility truck purchased for Chicago Ridge EMU

utility truck purchased for Chicago Ridge EMU

thanks Martin

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New used engine for the Roberts Park FPD (more)

Roberts Park purchased this used 2009 Seagrave engine which previously served Mansfield, MA. It will replace Engine 303 (Ex Engine 31) a 1993 Pierce Dash that formerly served Justice FD as Engine 551 prior to the takeover.
2009 Seagrave Marauder II
1993 Pierce Dash fire engine
1993 Pierce Dash fire engine
and, from our archives, a photo of Justice Engine 551 when it was brand new.
1993 Pierce Dash fire engine after delivery #larryshapiro

Larry Shapiro photo

thanks Keith

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