Archive for June 20th, 2024

Fire service news

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Today, the U.S. Senate passed S.870, the Fire Grants and Safety Act of 2023, sending it to President Biden to be signed into law.

S.870 incorporates language from H.R. 4090, the Fire Grants and Safety Act of 2023, introduced by Science Committee member Tom Kean (R-NJ). The bill will support and advance firefighter and emergency services across the nation, providing a five-year reauthorization for the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program, and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant (SAFER) Program.

The full text of S. 870 can be found here.

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4-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-19-24

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Chicago firefighters battled a 4-11 Alarm fire that began around 6 p.m. in the city’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. All people inside the structure were evacuated before firefighters arrived, with all being accounted for once CFD got the fire under control.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

CFD also said the structure, in the 2800 block of West Grand Avenue, contained a construction office complex, an active body shop, a landscaping company, and a car battery operation along with a number of other small businesses, and was a complete loss as a result of the fire.

Approximately 200 firefighters and 40 pieces of equipment responded to the fire Wednesday evening, a number of which were also at the scene of the West Town commercial fire late into Tuesday evening this week.

The Humboldt Park fire was also just a little more than a mile from Tuesday’s fire at a commercial pallet company fire in West Town.

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Peotone Fire Protection District history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

This is the Peotone FPD’s Engine 2711, a 1983 Pierce Dash 1250/1000.  I do not know if said unit is still on their roster. Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa; #PeotoneFPD; #Pierce; #Dash; #TBT; #MikeSumma; #FireTruck;

Mike Summa photo

and from our files …; #TBT; #FireTruck; #Pierce; #Dash; #TBT; #larryshapiro;;;;

Larry Shapiro photo

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