Archive for June 12th, 2022

Evanston Fire Department news

From the Evanston FD Facebook page: 

Our “new” used reserve engine is close to being delivered. This engine served the Lisle/Woodridge Fire District previously and will enter our reserve pool of apparatus for when our front line apparatus go out of service for repairs and maintenance.; #FireTruck; #EvanstonFD; #LisleWoodridgeFPD;

Evanston FD photo; #FireTruck; #EvanstonFD; #LisleWoodridgeFPD;

Evanston FD photo

thanks Daniel

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2022 Westmont Police Car Parade

This from Asher Heimermann:

The annual Westmont Police Car Parade was held during the Cruisin’ Nights street festival on Thursday, June 9th. Several suburban Chicago law enforcement agencies participated in the parade.


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Fire Service News in Wisconsin

This from Asher Heimermann:

In Milwaukee, I noticed some apparatus turning off their engines when arriving on scene. This was not the case last month.

Just north of Milwaukee, North Shore Fire-Rescue burned through nearly 60% of their $100,000 gas budget for the year.
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At the Milwaukee Fire Department, their 55- to 65-gallon fire engines get less than 4 miles per gallon. They’re like most departments using diesel fuel for their rigs. Diesel costs significantly more than regular gas. Last month alone, their engines, trucks, and ambulances racked up 2,900 miles on the road.

At North Shore Fire Rescue, they too are spending double in fuel costs. They’ve already burned through nearly 60% of their $100,000 gas budget for the year.

Waukesha also is over budget, having spent $200,000 more this year compared to last year to fuel all city vehicles.

For Bell Ambulance, gas is even more expensive. While municipalities buy their diesel fuel in bulk and aren’t subject to taxes, Bell Ambulance pays full price and they’re having paramedics turn the ambulances off when they arrive at a scene, so they aren’t idling. Waukesha said it’s having city workers like inspectors, travel together to save fuel. North Shore Rescue said it’s consolidating where they train their crews.

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New tower ladder for Plainfield FPD (more)

From Brian Kramer on FB 

New Plainfield Tower 1919 hopefully we’ll be delivered by the end of this month; #FireTruck; #Pierce; #PlainfieldFPD;

From Brian Kramer on FB; #FireTruck; #Pierce; #PlainfieldFPD;

From Brian Kramer on FB; #FireTruck; #Pierce; #PlainfieldFPD;

From Brian Kramer on FB

thanks Danny

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