Archive for October 8th, 2022

New truck for the Blue Island FD (more)

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Blue Island FD Truck 2114 – 2022 Sutphen (Monarch) 2000/300/100′ MM Serial# H-7109; #FireTruck; #Sutphen; #BlueIslandFD; #312firephotos;

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Chicago Fire Department news

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Five people, including three members of the Chicago Fire Department were injured when an ambulance collided with a car and crashed into a pole at the intersection of Jackson and Hamlin Boulevards, along the western border of Garfield Park on the West Side.

The three CFD members were taken to Rush University Medical Center in fair to serious condition. The patient in the ambulance was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair to serious condition. The woman driving the car involved in the crash was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious to critical condition.

thanks Rob

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New home for Palos FPD ambulance

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Chris Faltin’s new vehicle comes with all the bells and whistles. It also has an outdoor emergency lighting system. And with all the space inside, it’s well suited for its next incarnation and at least one trip to Soldier Field, where he plans to use it for tailgating at this Sunday’s Bears game.

He purchased the 2005 International 4300 Road Rescue ambulance for his towing company, paying $10,000 for it after the Palos Fire Protection District posted it at an online site for government surplus items. Officials with the auction company have noticed a spike in people purchasing old ambulances, for both work and pleasure.

His towing company plans to gut it out and then use it to help heavy duty vehicles such as trucks broken down on the road. The fire department removed all of their logos, but the emergency lights remain.

His company has 11 vans for various emergencies, along with six tow trucks. This month’s purchase is the first ambulance.

Ambulances are becoming popular purchases on the auction site, but police cars are the most popular vehicles.

The pandemic as well as the high cost of RVs has made ambulances a more appealing option for those wanting to explore the U.S.

thanks Martin

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