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Request for assistance … fire service mapping

This from Chris Truty:

I’m looking for some input.  I’m in the process of creating maps like these for various fire departments across the country.  I’m looking to inquire if there may be a market for these kinds of maps.  Some small amounts of customization (i.e. engines only, ambulances only, etc.) could be made but in general, I’m curious as to whether or not our industry would enjoy these maps.  Cost could be $30-$50/ea since I’m not bulk printing yet.  Any comments would be helpful. 

CT

Christopher Truty, MS

Fire Chief, Tri-Lakes Monument FPD

Chicago FD map of stations and companies

click on the map to download a larger file

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Of interest … Flight For Life

This from Asher Heimermann:

Flight for Life, celebrating their 35th year of service in 2019, closed their Fond du Lac, Wisconsin helicopter base on Friday, January 18, 2019 after 10 years of operating a medical helicopter out of the city. According to a post on Facebook by Flight for Life, they are reducing their fleet of helicopters. The McHenry, Illinois base will remain operational while their Waukesha-Milwaukee base will likely relocate to the West Bend, Wisconsin area.
 
Flight for Life launched a ground-base ambulance service last October with two ambulances but will put a third in operation soon according to a post on their Facebook Page.
Flight For Life ambulance

Asher Heimermann phot

Flight for Life ambulance

Asher Heimermann phot

Flight for Life helicopter

Asher Heimermann phot

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Of interest … Blue Island FD

This from Mike Summa:

I found this video that I would like to share.  It was a facebook club for the city of Blue Island:  The truck just makes it in–
Billy Mac

 

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New Chicago FD Fleet Maintenance facilities

This from the fleetguy:

Update on the new building for CFD Fleet on 69th & Wentworth pic by Fleetguy 

new Chicago 2FM building

Update on the new building for CFD Fleet on 69th & Wentworth pic by Fleetguy

new Chicago 2FM building

Update on the new building for CFD Fleet on 69th & Wentworth pic by Fleetguy

new Chicago 2FM building

Update on the new building for CFD Fleet on 69th & Wentworth pic by Fleetguy

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Of interest … O’learys Fire Truck Tours

This from Danny N:

Came across o’learys fire truck tours from the Chicago area for sale online 

Contact George at 312-287-6565 for more info
O'learys Fire Truck Tours for sale O'learys Fire Truck Tours for sale

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As seen around … Crestwood

This from Martin Nowak:

Also seen for sale in Crestwood was this former CFD Ford Crown Victoria. 
former Chicago FD car for sale

Martin Nowak photo

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Of interest … anything was possible

 

conceptual drawing of American LaFrance Eagle 55' Snorkel for the Chicago Fire Department

conceptual drawing of American LaFrance Eagle 55′ Snorkel for the Chicago Fire Department

click on the drawing to download the file

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A request for assistance …

Hello my name is Lisa a Paramedic in Florida. I am asking for a favor ! My Husbands Father Retired from station 117.  His last name is Christ! Many years ago! But Keith Followed in his Fathers footsteps and has been in the Fire service for almost 30 years. I am trying to get a Shirt or something for him for his Birthday and soon Retirement that I will be bringing him back to the Station where is Father brought him to as a young man and told him every day I do whatI do Cause  I Love it ! And that’s why he has done what he Loves ! Service to his community and the Love of the Job! Brother Hood when you go out to Fight and make sure All come back Home to their Families! We live in St.Cloud Florida and would love to send shirts for exchange! This would mean the world to him as He also wears is Dads shield probably on his arm! Thank you for your time and Service if you can Help with this request I would really appreciate it! May God be with you today and Tomorrow and Never Leave one Behind! God Bless Lisa Frederick.

Lisa Frederick (lisaparamedic18@gmail.com)

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As seen around … O’Hare Airport

This from Dan McInerney:

Chicago Fire Department Squad 7 and 7A
 
KLM (B744, PH-BFV, AMS-ORD) 10/25/18
KLM 747 landing at O'Hare Airport with Chicago FD Squad 7 and Squad 7A

Dan McInerney photo

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Of interest … the next generation

This from M. Montgomery:

Friday downtown and Thursday night at school!

Future Firefighter

Future Firefighter

Future Firefighter

Future Firefighter

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