Archive for July 5th, 2022

Chicago Fire Department news

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A ceremony was held Saturday for Chicago Firefighter Bobby Herrera, whose name has been added to a street near 18th Street and Carpenter Avenue, the same block he grew up on in Pilsen.

Bobby’s company, Truck 32, posted on the block with a the flag draped over it as city leaders joined Herrera’s family and friends for the big reveal, honoring the late Chicago firefighter. Herrera served for decades before dying from throat cancer last year, just two months after he retired. His is legacy now etched on the Pilsen corner forever for family and friends to have a constant reminder in Herrera’s hometown, highlighting the kind of man he was.

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New heavy rescue squad for Glen Ellyn

This from Tony Carlini:

Here is a preliminary print of Glen Ellyn’s new heavy rescue squad – Spartan Metro Star MFD 5” raised roof with a MARION BODY WORKS  15’ custom rescue body, 6-bottle  air cascade system and fill station, 2 electric reels, generator, light tower, and coffin compartments. Delivery Slated for summer 2023.; #MarionBodyWorks; #SpartanMetroStar; #GlenEllynVFD;

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As seen around … Chicago fire boats

This from Mark Spoo:

My wife gave me the gift of a tour on old Engine 41 for father’s day. While on the tour Engine 2 and Fast Boat 6-8-8 caught a run on the river under the bridge at Wabash. … Rubbish in the gearing mechanism of the bridge … Fast Boat 6-8-8 had water on it from their deck gun. The fire was actually very small but the photos I feel were unique from the vantage point of the river level.; #MarkSpoo; #ChicagoFD; #ChicagoFD688; #fireboat;

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House fire in Cary, 7-4-22; #CaryFPD

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