Archive for October 14th, 2023

New engines for Chicago

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Check out these E-ONE pumpers that are the 20th City Style engine delivered to Chicago in the last 5 years.
• E-ONE Cyclone Cab w/severe duty interior
• E-ONE SS structural body and pump module
• Cummins X 12 455HP Engine
• Allison EVS 4000R Transmission
• Hale Q-MAX 1500 GPM Pump
• 500 Gallon Water/30-gallon Foam Tank
• Hale Foam Smart Foam System
• Federal Signal LED Lighting package
• E-ONE Decon connection
• USS Active air in cab purification; #FireTruck; #FireServiceInc; #ChicagoFD; #EONE; #Cyclone;

Fire Service Inc photo; #FireTruck; #FireServiceInc; #ChicagoFD; #EONE; #Cyclone;

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New engine in Itasca

This from Rob:

Here are photos of Itasca’s used engine. This was wrapped.; #FireTruck; #EONE; #ItascaFireDistrict;; #FireTruck; #EONE; #ItascaFireDistrict;

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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from

For years, the CBS 2 Investigators have been reporting on slow response times by the Chicago Fire Department, and problems with collecting data. Now the city’s top watchdog says not much has changed.

In a new report released yesterday, Inspector General Deborah Witzburg’s office said the fire department has not implemented corrective actions to improve its systems.

They’ve also not hired more staff for ambulances, blaming the lack of change on the pandemic and budget shortfalls.

In 2019, CBS 2 found 19% of the ambulance responses we analyzed took longer than the department’s 6-minute commitment.

The fire department also was using an outdated system – and missing data – making it impossible to determine accurate response times.

thanks Martin

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