Archive for June 24th, 2021

New tanker for the Lemont Fire Protection District

From Bill Schreiber:

Congratulations and thank you to the Lemont Fire Protection District for the order of their third Rosenbauer. This Freightliner 114SD Rosenbauer 3/16” FX Body, 1250-GPM Waterous CXPA pump, 3000-gallon tender will serve the fire district well. Thank you for believing in us and being a part of the Rosenbauer/Sentinel family.
drawing of a Freightliner 114SD Rosenbauer 3,000-gallon tender for the Lemont FPD in Illinois

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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from

The Chicago Fire Department’s first female Black commissioner was approved by the city council Wednesday morning after Mayor Lori  Lightfoot nominated Annette Nance-Holt last month at a graduation ceremony for the latest class of CFD paramedics. She has been a trailblazer with the Chicago Fire Department during her three-decade career.

It would be yet another barrier-busting achievement for Nance-Holt, who has overcome personal tragedy to reach the top spot in the Chicago Fire Department. In 2018, she became the first Black female deputy commissioner as part of her 30-year career. She entered the department four years after the first women joined the ranks. 

She will take over a department with a history of racism and sexism. Last month, she welcomed 42 new members to the department, including 13 women and 15 minorities.

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Midlothian Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Found this photo on Facebook from a family member of a retired Midlothian firefighter.  Looks to be from the late 50’s.
Mike Summa
Midlothian Fire Department history

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Chicago Fire Department replica models (more)

From Fire Replicas:

Only 6 left of Chicago’s E-ONE Hurricane Tower Ladder 39

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