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A Chicago Fire Department paramedic treating a patient inside a hospital emergency room narrowly escaped serious injury when a bullet shattered a window and struck his hat.

According to police, a person in an older model green Buick pulled up to Stroger Hospital on Chicago’s near West Side and opened fire at about 10:30 p.m. on Saturday before speeding off. The paramedic was not injured and no arrests have been made as of Sunday morning, police said.

The incident happened about 24 hours after a Chicago police officer was shot in the leg on the city’s South Side. The 30-year-old officer who was shot while she and her partner got out of their squad car to render aid to a man who was lying in the street, was treated at an area hospital and released on Saturday.

The officer was the 12th member of the department to be shot this year and the 46th to be shot at or shot.

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Palatine Fire Department Open House

2021 Palatine Fire Department Open House


CFD sells surplus ladder truck

Found at public

X-Chicago Aerial Tower 1

Current Price $1,500.00
(Reserve not met yet)

Time Left 4 days 17 hours
High Bidder  
# of Bids 
Auction Started: Sep 24, 2021 5:07:14 PM MDT
Auction Ends: Oct 1, 2021 2:30:00 PM MDT
Year:  1988
Manufacturer:  E-ONE
Hours:  4,304/ENGINE HOURS 50,404 /MILES 86,491
VIN:  1F9BBBA82J1037214
Running Condition:  UNKNOWN
Engine:  DIESEL
NOTE: NO KEY; NEEDS REPLACEMENT REAR SUSPENSION, AERIAL LIFT CYLINDERS AND OUTRIGGER CYLINDERS; REAR AXLE PLACED INSIDE CAB (Other unidentified parts may be missing; operational condition of equipment is not known.)
X-Chicago Aerial Tower 1 for sale

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Chicago Fire Department news

Cfd paramedic shot in the hat

bullet hole in the hat of a Chicago FD paramedic

thanks Scott

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New tower ladder for Orland FPD (more)

From macqueenemergency Instagram

 Officially on Illinois soil: Orland Fire Protection District’s NEW Tower 1.
New Pierce tower ladder for the Orland FPD in Illinois

Macqueen Emergency photo

thanks Danny

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New tower ladder for Brookfield

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Pierce Ascendent PUC platform aerial for the Brookfield FD

thanks Dennis

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New squad for the East Dundee FPD

From Legacy Fire Apparatus:

Fouts Brothers mini pumper

Legacy Fire Apparatus photo

thanks Josh

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Former Westmont fire engine for sale

Found at

2009 Pierce Velocity Custom Pumper

Manufacturer Pierce
Year Built 2009
Mileage 70,451
Location USA – South
Stock # 14707
  • Stock#: 14707
  • 2009
  • Pierce
  • Impel Pierce chassis
  • Length: 32′ 9”
  • Truck Height: 9′ 7”
  • Wheelbase: 199″
  • GVWR: 43,500
  • Seating for 4; 3 SCBA seats
  • Mileage: 70,451
  • Engine Hours: 8,844
  • Cummins ISL 400 HP diesel engine
  • Engine brake
  • Allison 09C17 Automatic Transmission
  • Pierce CSU 1500-GPM side-mount 1-stage pump
  • 500-gallon Polypropylene tank
  • Pump hours: 215

2009 Pierce Velocity fire engine for sale

thanks Josh

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Rolling Meadows rescue for sale (more)


2017 Ford F-550 Commercial 4×4 Rescue– Sold and Delivered  
Sold to Seminole County Fire Rescue – GA

thanks Martin

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As seen around … Bedford Park

This from Martin Nowak:

I saw Bedford Park Engine 711 on the back of a truck heading northbound 355 at Archer Ave. The truck continued over I-55. I’m assuming it’s heading to Pierce. 
Bedford Park FD Engine 711 on a lowboy trailer

Martin Nowak photo

Bedford Park FD Engine 711 on a lowboy trailer

Martin Nowak photo


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