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Westmont Fire Department selling an SUV

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2008 Chevrolet Tahoe

$3,000.00 USD
Closes: 7(Jun 24, 2024 06:00 PM CDT)
Reserve Not Met 

$50.00 USD Bid Increment

2008 Chevrolet Tahoe SPORT UTILITY 4-DR,
5.3L V8 OHV 16V FFV.
Jump to start, Runs, Drives
Hours 1314.9
Rust hole on body, Rust on the hood
Headlights are faded
Needs brakes
Needs battery
Needs tires
Windshield is scratched
Check engine light is on
Airbag light is on; #forsale; #SUV; #Chevrolet; #Tahoe; #WestmontFD;

Westmont FD photo

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New Lenox FPD pumper for sale

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2004 Pierce Dash Tilt Cab Pumper

USD 15,000.00 USD (17 Bids)
Closed: (Jun 17, 2024 02:06 PM CDT)
Reserve Met USD200.00 USD

Sold Amount USD 15,000.00

Total Price USD 16,875.00

Seller New Lenox Fire Protection District, IL

2004 Pierce Dash Tilt Cab Pumper, 12.7L L6 DIESEL.

Truck starts, runs, and drives.

Detroit diesel engine is operable with 10,881 hours.

Allison automatic transmission is operable.

Hale 1,500 GPM pump is operable with 2,055 hours. S/N: 86137

1,000 gallon poly tank.

# of intakes: 4 ( 2.5″ and 6″ passenger side, 2.5″ and 6″ driver’s side )

# of discharges: 4 ( 2″ and 2.25″ driver’s side, 2″ and 2.25″ passenger side)

Tires in fair condition.

Exterior is red with minor dents, scratches, and dings.

No cracked glass.

Decals have been removed and impressions remain.

Interior is gray vinyl. Some seat surfaces have rips.

Some holes in dash from previously mounted equipment.; #FireTruck; #Pierce; #Dash; #forsale; #NewLenoxFPD;

New Lenox FPD photo; #FireTruck; #Pierce; #Dash; #forsale; #NewLenoxFPD;

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New Lenox FPD photo

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 6-15-24

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A fire in a South Shore residential building early Saturday morning left one person dead and four others injured, including two young children.

The blaze broke out at a multi-story residential building shortly after 3 a.m. in the 2400 block of East 78th Street.

According to police, a 24-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, while four others were injured in the fire.

  • A 27-year-old man was taken to Trinity Hospital with an injury unrelated to the fire.
  • A 24-year-old woman was taken to University of Chicago Hospital in good condition.
  • A 2-year-old boy was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition.
  • A 7-year-old boy was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

23 people were displaced by the fire.

Cell phone video from overnight captured the intense flames and smoke coming from the top floor of the three-story building, with residents desperately trying to make their way out.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown and under investigation.

Still & Box Alarm EMS Plan 1 @ 2414 E 78th St. Fire in a 3story 25×125. 3 lines used, cause of the Fire under investigation.; #ChicagoFD; #aftermath; #fatal; #fire;

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New truck for Romeoville FD (more)

From Bill Schreiber:; #rosenbaueramerica; #Commander; #beingbuilt; #firetruck; #RomeovilleFD;

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New ambulance for the Ottawa Fire Department

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Type I Super Warrior F550 Ambulance sold to Ottawa Fire in Ottawa, IL

Congratulations Ottawa Fire on the recent delivery of your Type 1 Super Warrior F550 Ambulance.; #ambulance; #OsageAmbulances; #OttawaFD;

Osage Ambulances photo; #ambulance; #OsageAmbulances; #OttawaFD;

Osage Ambulances photo; #ambulance; #OsageAmbulances; #OttawaFD;

Osage Ambulances photo

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Chicago Fire Department news

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A pedestrian was hit by a fire truck in Old Town Thursday evening. 

The Chicago Fire Department truck was responding to a fire with emergency lights and sirens when a female of unknown age walked into the road near the intersection of West Division and North Sedgwick streets around 6 p.m. 

The victim suffered bruising to the left side of the body and was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition. 

The incident remains under investigation. 

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Posen Fire Department pickup truck for sale

The Village of Posen is accepting sealed bids for the surplus pick up truck listed below.

2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 4×4

32,125 miles

Minimum Bid Required: $20,000

Lights and Siren will remain if purchased by a Fire Department
all Emergency equipment and graphics will be removed prior to sale.
Vehicle will be sold as is with no warranty

All bids must be submitted in writing in a sealed envelope to the Village Clerk’s Office prior to
5pm July 8th, 2024

Village of Posen
2440 Walter Zimny Drive
Posen, Illinois 60469

To view truck or for further details please contact Fire Chief Kevin Szewczyk at 708-293-2636 or email at; #PosenFD; #forsale; #Ford; #F250; #pickup;

Posen FD photo

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New engine for Arlington Heights

From RB:

Arlington Heights Engine 4; #ArlingtonHeightsFD; #graphics; #FireTruck;; #ArlingtonHeightsFD; #graphics; #FireTruck;; #ArlingtonHeightsFD; #graphics; #FireTruck;; #ArlingtonHeightsFD; #graphics; #FireTruck;

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McHenry Township Fire Protection District is hiring

 The MTFPD Board of Trustees has authorized hiring an additional 6 full-time firefighters.  This will increase the number of full-time personnel on shift from 45 to 51.  Our current eligibility list is exhausted, so 6 firefighters will be hired immediately off the new list.

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Apartment building fire in Rockford, 6-8-24

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A Saturday fire in the Luther Center, an apartment complex for seniors, on State Street caused an estimated half a million dollars in damages and forced 85 residents into emergency shelters.

Officials say the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, the Winnebago County Emergency Management Agency, and the Forest City Church helped find emergency shelter for the displaced residents. The city is working with property management to move displaced people from the Red Cross’ emergency shelter to hotels over the coming days.

The building is currently uninhabitable, and the residents who weren’t able to find housing may be displaced for several weeks. More than 100 other residents were able to find temporary housing with friends and family.

The fire started around 2:45 p.m. Saturday at 111 West State Street. Seven engines responded where a fire had been reported on the ninth floor of the 15-story building. Fire crews found the source of the fire in the electrical room and brought it under control in about 20 minutes.

The fire reportedly left major damage to the electrical system, meaning power couldn’t be restored for residents.

A minor injury to one firefighter was reported; no civilians were injured.

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