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New ambulance for Alsip (more)

Photos from Larry Shapiro of the Newest ambulance for Alsip

Alsip Ambulance 2042 – 2017 Ford E450/2018 Road Rescue Type III ambulance so 251215

Alsip Ambulance 2042 - 2017 Ford E450/2018 Road Rescue Type III ambulance so 251215

Larry Shapiro photo

chevron striping on back of ambulance

Larry Shapiro photo

lighted rub rail on ambulance body

Larry Shapiro photo

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Alsip Fire Department news

From the Village View Newspaper:

A fire department ladder replacement for the ladder truck was approved with Seagrave Manufacturing at a cost not to exceed $158,00.00.

thanks Mike

2002 Seagrave Marauder 100' RM Force aerial

Alsip Truck 2014, a 2002 Seagrave 100′ rear mount truck. Mike Summa photo

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New ambulance for Alsip

From the Fire Service, inc. Facebook page:

Congratulations and a big Thank You to Chief Tom Styczynski and all the members of the Alsip IL Fire Department on the recent delivery of their new 2018 Road Rescue Type III ambulance. This is Alsip’s second Road Rescue unit and will be a welcome addition to their EMS fleet. This unit features all Federal Signal LED emergency lighting, custom interior cabinet configuration, Weldon VMUX electrical system, and LED compartment and interior cabinet strip lighting. This unit also features our Road Rescue sliding curbside door and custom rubrail lightiing system. This is a beautiful unit that will give the AFD years of dependable service. As always we appreciate the business from this long time Fire Service customer. Please contact your local Fire Service sales rep for additional information on this product or any other brand that we offer.

new 2018 Road Rescue Type III ambulance for the Alsip Fire Department

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new 2018 Road Rescue Type III ambulance for the Alsip Fire Department

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new 2018 Road Rescue Type III ambulance for the Alsip Fire Department

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new 2018 Road Rescue Type III ambulance for the Alsip Fire Department

Fire Service, Inc. photo

new 2018 Road Rescue Type III ambulance for the Alsip Fire Department

Fire Service, Inc. photo

new 2018 Road Rescue Type III ambulance for the Alsip Fire Department

Fire Service, Inc. photo

new 2018 Road Rescue Type III ambulance for the Alsip Fire Department

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New ambulance for Alsip

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Thanks to Chief Tom Styczynski and the members of the Alsip Fire Department on the recent order of a new 2018 Road Rescue, Type III UltraMedic Ambulance. This is Alsip’s second Road Rescue and will come equipped with our custom CoolBar HVAC System, Federal Signal Lighting w. Opticom. Backup Camera System, Sliding Curbside Door, and custom interior configuration designed especially for the Fire Departments needs. Alsip has been a long time customer and we appreciate the continued business. Delivery of this custom unit will be within 90 days. We will post additional pictures once the unit is completed. If interested in this unit, or any other information, please contact your local Fire Service Representative.

Drawing of new Road Rescue Type III ambulance for the Alsip FD.

From Fire Service, Inc.

Drawing of new Road Rescue Type III ambulance for the Alsip FD.

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Drawing of new Road Rescue Type III ambulance for the Alsip FD.

From Fire Service, Inc.

Drawing of new Road Rescue Type III ambulance for the Alsip FD.

From Fire Service, Inc.

Drawing of new Road Rescue Type III ambulance for the Alsip FD.

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4-Alarm fire in Calumet Park, 12-8-17

This from Eric Haak:

I arrived at this incident in Calumet Park just short of an hour and a half after the first in engine. The rear of the building was brought under control about 10 minutes after I arrived and after that, there was not much firefighting left to shoot other than rigs. 

Alsip fire engine at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

huge flames during apartment building fire

Eric Haak photo

huge flames during apartment building fire

Eric Haak photo

Riverdale fire engine at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

elevated master streams battle fire

Eric Haak photo

Merrionette Park fire truck at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

Orland Fire District ladder truck at work

Eric Haak photo

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Alsip Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

These photos are from the late 1980 or early 1990s of the Alsip Fire Department.  I do not know the specifics, but I wanted to share.  Do departments today have the resources to have specialized equipment, like these?
Thank you,
Mike Summa
Alsip Fire Department history

Mike Summa photo

Alsip Fire Department history

Mike Summa photo

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Where are they now … Alsip

This from Dennis Mcguire, Jr:

Here is a photo of a X-Alsip, Illinois now in South Fork, Colorado but will soon be sold and may go to a shipyard in Florida. The Alsip photo is mine and the photo of it in Colorado was taken by Garry Kadzielawski.

HME Luverne fire engine

Garry Kadzielawski photo

HME Luverne fire engine

Alsip Engine 2003 – 1993 HME/Luverne 1250/500 sn 10505. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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House fire in Robbins, 2-21-15

This from Josh Boyajian:

Robbins Full Still @ 3744 w 137th

Here are some shots from the Robbins full still Saturday afternoon.  Fire was in a 1.5 sty frame, it started in the rear and traveled up the wall and into the attic.
heavy smoke at house fire

Josh Boyajian photo

heavy smoke at house fire

Josh Boyajian photo

heavy smoke at house fire

Tim Olk photo

heavy smoke at house fire

Josh Boyajian photo

flames from attic of house on fire

Josh Boyajian photo

heavy smoke at house fire

Tim Olk photo

heavy smoke at house fire

Tim Olk photo

heavy smoke at house fire

Tim Olk photo

heavy smoke at house fire

Tim Olk photo

heavy smoke at house fire

Tim Olk photo

Seagrave fire engine from the Alsip Fire Department

Josh Boyajian photo

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Working fire in Alsip, 11-8-14

Images from Eric Haak at the scene of a structure fire in Alsip on Saturday, 11-8-14 on Kenneth Avenue.

Merrionette Park fire truck

Eric Haak photo

Seagrave fire engine at fire sene

Eric Haak photo

firefighters at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

E-ONE tower ladder at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

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Alsip works to educate the public on today’s fires

ABC7 has an article to educate the public about the speed and heat involved with house fires:

You now only have about 3 minutes after the fire alarm goes off, to get out of your home safely. That time has dramatically dropped over the years — it used to be 17 minutes.

… the Alsip Fire Department [created two room mockups]. … one full of older or antique furniture, made of cotton, wool and down. The other the was a typical a home with newer, synthetic furniture made with chemicals like polyurethane and hydro-carbons.

Firefighters and other safety experts lit both rooms at the same time using a candle. In just one minute and thirty seconds, flames raged through the newer furnishings in what firefighters call a “flashover.” The old furniture burned slowly. It takes more than 13 minutes to “flashover.”

“The products now-a-days are all synthetic,” says Thomas Styczynski, Fire Chief Village of Alsip. “They are hydrocarbons, a solid form of gasoline if you will. They will ignite quicker, they give off different gasses. Besides carbon monoxide, they give off cyanide gases, all those which are toxic to humans.”

And it’s not just furniture causing faster fires. Research at Underwriter Laboratories in Northbrook has shown that the modern construction materials can put you at a higher risk. “Lightweight construction uses laminated beams and trusses and under normal circumstances these are great,” says Ron Hazelton. “But in fire they collapse much sooner than conventional wood.”

“What happens with solid wood is it begins to burn from the outside in, so the outside may char but the interior of it the structural integrity is there so it tends to fail slowly and you know when it is going to go,” Hazleton says. “This burns hotter and more quickly, and when it fails, it fails almost instantaneously.”

… most people aren’t going to buy all vintage furniture. Some residents are paying 2 percent more on new construction to install sprinklers. It’s even more expensive to retrofit them in existing homes, but you can also be eligible for an insurance discount. Don’t want the extra cost? You can also change batteries every six months in working smoke detectors , organize furnishings so there is space and limit how many items you have, especially in smaller rooms

Firefighters also say you can keep doors closed as much as possible in your home. That will keep a fire from spreading quickly from room to room.

More than 90 communities in Illinois require sprinklers in new construction single family homes and townhomes, but that’s not an option for most people so you need to be vigilant.

Check smoke detectors and make sure wiring, furnaces and appliances are working properly.

thanks Dan

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