New ambulance for West Chicago FPD

From the Foster Coach Sales website:

Horton Type I ambulance

Foster Coach Sales photos

thanks Rob B

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Evanston Fire Department news

Excerpts from the dailynorthwestern.com:

The Evanston Fire Department (EFD) and public health officials urged residents to learn about the state’s new smoke detector law, which requires residents to install an alarm with a 10-year sealed battery by 2022.

The EFD worked with the Illinois General Assembly to pass the law because of the number of deaths that occur in Illinois homes without smoke detectors. In 2018, 70 percent of the residential fire deaths were in homes without smoke detectors.

Evanston Fire Chief Brian Scott said that though the number of people killed in fires has decreased in the past, people are more likely to die in a residential fire than they were years ago. The majority of deaths are caused by smoke inhalation, which can be prevented by people escaping faster.

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New engine for Cary FPD

From the Legacy Fire Apparatus Facebook page:

Congratulations to the Cary Fire Protection District on the contract for your new pumper! Thank you for your continued trust in Sutphen and Legacy.

Cary FPD buys new fire engine

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Area fire departments receive loans for apparatus

Excerpts from wandtv.com:

A total of 23 communities in Illinois will receive funding for new fire trucks, and 11 communities will get funds for new ambulances. Illinois State Fire Marshal Matt Perez and Illinois Finance Authority Executive Director Christopher Meister issued over $9.3 million in no interest or low interest loans to emergency responders across the state. The loans are made available through the Fire Truck Revolving Loan Program (FTRL) and Ambulance Revolving Loan Program (ARLP).

Under the FTRL program, fire departments and fire protection districts can apply for up to $350,000 in low interest or no interest loans for purchase of a fire truck or brush trucks. The loans have to be repaid within 20 years. Under the ARLP program, local governments and not-for-profit ambulance service providers can apply for no interest or low interest loans of up to $200,000. These loans must be paid back in 10 years.

Area recipients of the Fire Truck Revolving Loan:

• Evergreen Park Fire Department                           $350,000.00

• Harvard Fire Protection District                              $350,000.000

• North Park Fire Protection District                          $350,000.00

• Oak Forest Fire Department                                   $350,000.00

• Orland Fire Protection District                                $350,000.00

• Schiller Park Fire Department, Village of               $350,000.00

• Woodstock Fire/Rescue District                            $350,000.00

Area recipients of Ambulance Revolving Loan:

• Cortland Community Fire Protection District          $200,000.00

• Franklin Park Fire Department                               $157,991.00

• Joliet Fire Department                                            $200,000.00

• Limestone Township Fire Protection District          $200,000.00

• Nunda Rural Fire Protection District                       $200,000.00

• Palos Heights Fire Protection District                     $185,000.00

• Princeton Fire Department                                     $200,000.00

• Woodstock Fire/Rescue District                             $200,000.00

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Of local interest … Global Emergency Products

Excerpts from pehub.com:

thanks Ron

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New Chicago Fire Department replica models (more)

More from Fire Replicas on the Chicago Fire Department 1954 FWD 85? tractor-drawn aerial models

Fire Replicas museum grade models

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Still & Box Alarm Fire in Chicago, 11/7/19

This from Drew Gresik:

Here are a few images from an early morning Still & Box at 728 N Lotus Ave in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. Fire through the roof of a vacant 2.5 story frame. Four total lines were led out, E96 utilized their deck gun, and TL23 employed an aerial master stream. Photography was greatly hampered by a mix of sleet and thick brush on the property. I included a combination of natural light as well as flash photos so viewers can see the effect of a camera-mounted flash in rain/sleet/snow. 

Interesting to note this fire came in as many companies (including TL14) were still committed at a 2-11, 1644 N Spaulding Ave. 
A full gallery with more images will be live on Friday on our site
house engulfed in flames

Chi-Town Fire Photos

house engulfed in fire

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Firefighters battle house fire at night

Chi-Town Fire Photos

fire engine at night fire scene

Chi-Town Fire Photos

night fire scene photo

Chi-Town Fire Photos

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New engine for Lake Forest (more)

From the Marion Body Works Facebook page:

The final inspection is coming up for this awesome pumper headed to Lake Forest, Il. #marion #customizedtodrivegreatness

Lake Forest FD fire engine

Marion Body Works photo

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New ambulance for New Lenox FPD

From Lifelineambulance.com:

Reference #: 4609
Model: Superliner Type I
Dealer: Jefferson Fire & Safety
Module Size: 171″
Headroom: 72″
Chassis Make: F-Series
Chassis Type: F550
Wheel: 4WD
Air Ride: Liquid Spring
new ambulance interior

Life Line Emergency Vehicle photo

Life Line Type I ambulance

Life Line Emergency Vehicle photo

Life Line Type I ambulance

Life Line Emergency Vehicle photo

thanks Martin

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New Lenox FPD ambulances

This from Martin Nowak:

Took these photos of the New Lenox FPD ambulances a few months back. There is a new Ambulance. 
fire department ambulance

Martin Nowak photo

fire department ambulance

Martin Nowak photo

fire department ambulance

Martin Nowak photo

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