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New engine for Naperville (more)

This from Daniel Hynd:

The new engine for Naperville Engine 7 is nearing completion and should be delivered within a few weeks.

E-ONE fire engine being built

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E-ONE fire engine being built

E-ONE photo

E-ONE fire engine being built

E-ONE photo

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Chicago Fire Department news

 

Excerpts from ABC7Chicago.com:

A baby was born outside a Chicago fire station in the city’s River West neighborhood Tuesday morning after a vehicle pulled up with a woman in a labor outside Engine 14 in the 1100-block of West Chicago Avenue around 8:50 a.m. The woman was being driven to the hospital by a friend who pulled over at the fire house as the mother’s contractions were only about a minute apart. The healthy baby boy was delivered in just a matter of minutes.

The mother and son were rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Paramedics said both are doing great. The mom was exhausted, but thankful for the Chicago Fire Department. e department wishes her and her son the best.

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New truck for Roberts Park FPD (more)

This from the Roberts Park FPD website:

The Roberts Park Fire Protection District is proud to announce the acceptance of a new tower ladder. The Crimson brand ladder is capable of reaching 93 feet into the air. This truck, manufactured in 2014, was formerly owned by the Alexandria, Virginia Fire Department. After some minor refurbishment it has a new home, right here in Justice. In our continued effort to exercise fiscal responsibility, we saved approximately half the cost of ordering a brand new truck. This vehicle comes to us fully inspected and certified and carries a warranty as well. We expect to place Tower 305 in service in mid-July, after all of our operators have been fully trained.

stork announcing new fire truck

 

former Alexandria FD tower ladder purchased by the Roberts park FPD

Roberts Park FPD photo

thanks Dennis

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Elk Grove Village Fire Department news

Excerpts from the journal-topics.com:

Elk Grove Village officials are expected to close on a $407,000 real estate contract later this month to sell the former Fire Station No. 9 on Greenleaf Avenue to a warehousing, light assembly, and shipping company,  CH Global Holdings LLC of Bensenville, doing business as TI Express. The company is consolidating its operations in Mount Prospect and Bensenville, moving them to the site of the former Elk Grove Village fire station at 1655 Greenleaf Ave.

Village officials recently cut the ribbon on two new fire stations, one of which combines the operations of fire stations No. 9 and No. 8 into one location at 700 Fargo.

In May, village trustees adopted a Cook County 6B property tax incentive recommendation to TI Express. Documents say the company will bring its 12 employees to the new location, and another 20 to 25 employees are expected to be hired within the next three years. The project should also generate 10 to 20 construction jobs.

A Cook County 6B property tax incentive lowers property tax rates for 12 years. In the first 10 years, rates are dropped from 25 percent to 10 percent, in year 11 that rises to 15 percent, then 20 percent in year 12 before returning to 25 percent in year 13. Typically, a 6B requires the building be vacant for at least 24 months before being granted a 6B, however, there is an exception for substantial renovation, which TI Express said it would make in the building. 

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Barrington Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Barrington Fire Chief Jim Aire and Barrington School District 220 Superintendent Brian Harris remember the time a teacher collapsed at Barrington High School and the instructor’s colleagues, the school nurse, and fire department paramedics all had a role in saving a life. 

The Illinois Department of Public Health gave the fire department the Ron W. Lee, MD — Excellence in Pediatric Care Award in community service May 21 during a Board of Education meeting.

Dr. Charles Nozicka, a physician at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge who presented the award, said the department has a strong commitment to children. Not only has the department worked with students, teachers, and staff during fire and active shooter drills, it has conducted special training for faculty and other workers in the event they need to help in those situations. Members of the Barrington Fire Department taught over 500 teachers and staff how to provide emergency first aid bleeding control.

Preparation is also part of the effort as it was when the collapsed teacher’s life was saved. There are AEDs in every school in the district. The nurses and teachers know how to use them, as well as how to administer CPR. Along with training teachers and staff, the department works with students on what to do during an evacuation drill – whether for fire or something else.

The award is named for Lee, who was the emergency department medical director at Loyola University Medical Center. Lee worked with the IDPH more than 20 years ago to help obtain federal grants for emergency medical services for children.

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New fire station at O’Hare Airport (more)

Found at FHPaschen Linkedin:

 

thanks Drew

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New truck for Orland FPD (more)

Photo from Chi-Town Fire Photos of the new truck for Orland FPD

Orland Truck 4 – 2018 E-One Cyclone Metro 100 1500/400

Orland FPD Truck 4

Chi-Town Fire Photos

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Joliet Fire Department news

Excerpts from the Herald-news.com:

Joliet firefighters and paramedics are getting ballistic vests and helmets as firefighters across the country are being equipped for the possibility of entering mass-shooting situations to aid victims.

The city council approved a $32,882 bid for 49 ballistic vests and 49 helmets. The protective equipment will allow paramedics to enter a building where a mass shooting is active under the protection of police to get into a secured area to treat victims. The equipment is compliant with best practice standards set by he National Fire Protection Association.

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East Peoria Fire Department news

Excerpts from pjstar.com:

The East Peoria public safety communications and dispatch center dispatched its final call on May 20. Since then, all 911 calls that originate in East Peoria have been handled by the dispatch center in Morton. The switch-over was the culmination of a 2015 state mandate that all Illinois counties with a population of less than 250,000 that have a single Emergency Telephone System Board and more than two dispatch centers to reduce that number by half. Tazewell County met all the criteria and that meant that four county dispatch centers would be reduced to two. East Peoria and Washington would close and move all dispatch operations for those two cities, and every smaller law enforcement department and fire protection department and district in the jurisdiction to the beefed-up center in Morton.

The space in the front of East Peoria’s Public Safety building that was occupied 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year by the 12-person, three-shift staff of dispatchers, is now home to two records clerks who work regular business hours only on weekdays. They can answer walk-up questions if they are around, but it’s not their job to be the public’s link to law enforcement.

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Buffalo Grove firefighters launched their version of the annual Fill-the-Boot campaign Saturday with the inaugural Fire Up! Food Truck Festival fundraiser. Organizers estimated that more than 4,000 area residents joined Local 3177 firefighters at Woodland Park, helping to raise over $6,300 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The food truck festival was a departure from firefighters and other volunteers standing in roadways, approaching vehicles in traffic to solicit donations.

Nine food trucks, a Fire Up! Kids Zone, live music by cover band Focal Point and a beer tent featuring Prairie Krafts Brewery were on hand. And attendees bought a sleeve of raffle tickets and dropped them in more than two dozen rubber fire boots for the chance to win sports tickets to dinner – all donated by local businesses.

Food trucks included Three Legged Tacos, Cookies with Flavor, Ms. Tittles Cupcakes, Big Mama’s Kitchen & Catering, Coastline Cove, A. Sweets Girl, Mario’s Cart, My Funnel and Your Sister’s Tomato where one family enjoyed a sausage pizza.

The International Association of Firefighters annually host a national fill-the-boot campaign for MDA. The Buffalo Grove Professional Firefighters have raised $150,000 for MDA since 2010.

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