Archive for March 17th, 2021

Off the beaten track …

Something rather unusual for the site:

If any readers have an interest in, or collect Photoshop User Magazine, a contributor has about issues from 2008-2010 available.

If you’re interested, send an email to the webmaster and he’ll hook you up. 


As seen around … St Francis, WI

This from Tyler Tobolt:

St Francis Engine 21 – 2018 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500-GPM, 780-gallon tank with Whelen MV series and Whelen LED Rota-Beams 

Tyler Tobolt 

2018 Pierce Enforcer PUC fire engine

Tri State – USFiR Photography

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Flossmoor Fire Department news


new Flossmoor FD Fire Chief Robert Kopec FLOSSMOOR, Ill. – March 12, 2021 – At Monday’s village board meeting, Mayor Paul Braun appointed Robert Kopec to the position of fire chief of the Flossmoor Fire Department effective April 5, lifting the responsibilities from Interim Fire Chief Greg Berk. Kopec was selected from a competitive pool of candidates following a recruitment process by the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association.

In Flossmoor, the position of fire chief is a mayoral appointment with a confirming vote by the village board of trustees. The position reports on a day-to-day basis to the village manager. The board of trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Kopec, who joins the Flossmoor Fire Department after serving as deputy fire chief and fire chief for seven years at the City of Country Club Hills Fire Department.

Prior to serving as fire chief for the Country Club Hills Fire Department, Chief Kopec held a number of roles including deputy chief and captain with the Beecher Fire Protection District, as well as experience with the Markham Fire Department, Harvey Fire Department, and the Thornton Fire Department.

Chief Kopec also holds a Chief Fire Officer certification from the Illinois State Fire Marshal Office, an associate’s degree in fire science from Columbia Southern University, an emergency medical technician license from South Suburban College, a Firefighter III certification, HazMat training, Fire Service Instructor, and a number of others.

As a career fire service member, Chief Kopec has served in a number of different department settings, but one thing he looks forward to in joining the Flossmoor Fire Department is the balance of volunteer firefighters, part-time firefighters, and full-time firefighters in the department. 

With the appointment of Chief Kopec, the village would also like to extend a sincere thank you to Interim Fire Chief Greg Berk, who came out of retirement to serve the Village of Flossmoor.

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New tanker for Northwest Homer Fire Protection District (more)

From Bill Schreiber:

Northwest Homer FPD tanker – scheduled completion 4/9/21, final inspection week of 4/12

Rosenbauer tender being built on a Freightliner 114SD chassis for the Northwest Homer FPD

Rosenbauer photo

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