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Fatal fire in Downers Grove, 1-14-22

Excerpts from chicago.cbslocal.com:

Around 9:24 p.m. Friday night, the Downers Grove Fire Department responded to a reported house fire at 6610 Dunham Road. Upon arrival, heavy smoked and fire were seen coming from the home.

A 45-year-old victim was located inside near the front door and was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where he later died. No other people were inside during the fire.

The house was determined uninhabitable due to the extent of the fire.

The Downers Grove Fire Department was assisted by Westmont, Darien-Woodridge, and the Lisle-Woodridge fire departments. The cause of the fire is under investigation with assistance from the DuPage County Fire Investigation Task Force and The Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office.

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Newborn boy found dead inside a duffel bag outside of a Chicago firehouse

Excerpts from fox2now.com:

A newborn boy was found dead inside a duffel bag covered with snow outside of a Chicago fire station early Saturday morning. Crews cleaning snow off the sidewalk found the bag. The temperature was approximately 22 degrees at 5 a.m. when the baby was found.

Officials are asking anyone in the area who may have surveillance footage of a person with a duffel bag early Saturday morning to contact police so they can get those individuals some help.

The Illinois Safe Haven law allows parents to bring an unharmed baby up to 30 days old to a staff member at a hospital, fire station, police station, or emergency care facility, no questions asked.

“They don’t have to answer any questions. They are promised anonymity (and) the baby is placed in an adoption home,” said Dawn Geras, founder of the Save Abandoned Babies Foundation.

For more information on the services, call 1-888-510-2229 or visit saveabandonedbabies.org.

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New mobile staircase for CFD at Midway Airport

From Danny Nelms:

New stairs truck has been delivered and is currently being upfitted.

Jason Goots photo
Chicago FD Mobile Staircase Unit 635

Jason Goots photo

 

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New engine for Alsip

From Seagrave Fire Apparatus:

Seagrave would like to thank Alsip Illinois for their recent purchase of a Marauder class pumper
 
Features include:
 
Marauder Class stainless steel 131” cab
10″ raised roof
25″ cab access compartments
450HP Cummins L9 motor
65-gallon stainless steel fuel cell
48” stainless steel pumphouse
Waterous 2000-gpm pump
750-gallon water 40-gallon foam UPF tank
stainless steel tank cradle
155” stainless steel Matrix body
drawing of new Seagrave pumper ordered by the Alsip FD in Illinois

click to download

thanks Dennis

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Matteson Fire Department news

Photos from Facebook page of Harmonic Design inc
Matteson FD Utility 1

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chevron striping on back of fire truck

Harmonic Design photo

Matteson FD memorial decal

Harmonic Design photo

thanks Martin

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New aerial for Tri-State FPD (more)

From the Pierce Flickr site:

Pierce, Tri State Fire Protection District, IL, 36120-1

Pierce Enforcer Ascendant PUC quint

Pierce composite

thanks Keith

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Peoria Fire Department news

Excerpts from hoiabc.com:

In March, construction will be completed for Peoria’s new Fire Station 4 located at Western and Howet. It’s a project three years in the making, and will honor the River City’s first black fireman. The Edward B. Gaines Fire Station 4 will give the area a huge boost helping an area that badly needs it.

The name change remembers a man who broke barriers. The new building cost around $3 million, split between city and state funds. It will house Truck 4 and Engine 4.

The current Station 4 on Southwest Jefferson is the oldest in the city and the building’s future is unclear.

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Oakbrook Terrace FPD news (more)

This from Tim Right:

I drove past the Oakbrook Terrace fire station today and the new truck they bought was outside so I snapped a couple pictures. 

Tim
new home for Warminster FD 127' Smeal ladder truck

Tim Right photo

new home for Warminster FD 127' Smeal ladder truck

Tim Right photo

new home for Warminster FD 127' Smeal ladder truck

Tim Right photo

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New engine for the Sterling FD

The Sterling Fire Department purchased a used 2011 KME Predator pumper

Sterling FD purchased a used 2011 KME Predator fire engine

thanks Martin

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Fatal fire in Belleville, 1-11-22

Excerpts from Fox2now.com:

A woman was killed in a Belleville, Illinois house fire Tuesday morning and three others were taken to the hospital.

The call came in at about 6:45 a.m. for a 121-year-old home on fire in the 600 block of Rodenmeyer Avenue off McKinley. As crews arrived at the scene, flames were shooting out of the home.

A total of four people were inside at the time of the fire including two adult men, one woman, and one young child. The two men were already outside the home when crews arrived and told the firefighters that there were still people inside. where firefighters first found the young boy in a front room. He was conscious when they brought him outside. Firefighters went inside the home again and found the woman, already deceased, in the back next to the kitchen.  The boy and the two men were taken by ambulance to a hospital where the child is said to be doing well, but one of the two men is still having some trouble breathing. 

No firefighters were hurt and at this point a cause of the fire has not yet been determined. 

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