Archive for March 3rd, 2022

Loves Park Fire Department news

Excerpts from

In 2021, the Loves Park Fire Department responded to 1,211 calls in one area of the city alone without a fire station. On Monday night, the city board approved a $1.5 million deal for a third fire station on Rock Valley Parkway on Loves Park’s east side to significantly decrease the response time to calls in that area. The third station will house an ambulance and engine.

The district’s first station, which has been in Loves Park since 1947, is located at 400 Grand Ave. Their second station is at 1527 Windsor Rd. Once the third station opens, the station on Grand Ave. will be turned into public works storage because of the census count in this part of the city, and the fact that the building can’t hold the current emergency vehicles.

According to the Insurance Services Office, a new station could lead to a decrease in premium costs, such as a few $100 dollars for residents.

The new station should be closed on within the next month, followed by another month of moving equipment and vehicles into the new space. The third station should be open by May 2022.

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New truck for St Charles FD

From MacQueen Emergency:

St Charles, IL – Velocity 100 RM – Job # 36407

Pierce fire truck cab being built

Pierce photo

Pierce fire truck cab being built

Pierce photo

Pierce fire truck cab being built

Pierce photo

thanks Danny

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Lynwood FD history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Lynwood Fire Dept.’s Engine 1860, a 1981 Ford C/FMC 1000/750 with an unusual crew compartment.
Mike Summa; #TBT; #LynwoodFD; #vintagefiretruck; #FireTruck

Mike Summa photo

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