Archive for March 17th, 2023

Wheeling Firefighters Association St Baldrick’s Fundraiser 3-18-23; #WheelingFD; #StBaldrick's;

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New Lenox Fire Protection District news

This from Colton Latham:

New Lenox Fire Protection District Truck 61 has been out of service for a few months now waiting for parts. In the meantime, New Lenox has been using their new-to-them engine. It is a 2006 Pierce Enforcer and was formerly Manhattan Fire Protection District Engine 81. New Lenox purchased it from Manhattan around July of 2022. It is now the current frontline out of station 61 and will possibly be the reserve engine.

In other New Lenox news, the Sutphen engine that was at 63 is being torn apart and has been sold to a private buyer. This engine was formerly a demo unit used by the Chicagoland Motor Speedway and was then purchased by New Lenox. According to some of the firefighters, it worked well but had awful suspension. It will be gone by the end of 2023.

Info gathered, written, and sent in by Colton Latham.; #ColtonLatham; #FireTruck; #NewLenoxFPD; #Pierce; #Enforcer;

Colton Latham photo; #ColtonLatham; #FireTruck; #NewLenoxFPD; #Sutphen;

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Chicago FD updates radio signatures – Chicago Fire Department Memo M-25-23; #ChicagoFD; #CFDMemoM-25-23; #CFDsignatures;

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New book from Tim Olk featuring area fire departments; #TimOlk; #fireservicebook;

Expected release date is Apr 21st 2023

Behind the Scenes: A Tim Olk Gallery


Behind the Scenes: A Tim Olk Gallery documents the actions of firefighters, paramedics, and police officers through photography and reveals what they endure every day that the greater public does not see.

Tim Olk is a fire service photographer who has been capturing the history of the Chicago Fire Department for nearly 30 years. He covers everything from big fires, explosions, and vehicle collisions, to funerals, special operations/collapses, and disaster scenes in the greater Chicago area.


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