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Kenosha County Scout Leaders Rescue Squad

This from Asher Heimermann:

The Scout Leaders Rescue Squad is a non-profit ambulance service and Dive Team serving Kenosha County and the surrounding counties. Scout Leaders Rescue Squad provides emergency medical services on a back-up basis, and mutual aid to Kenosha County agencies.
 
 
ambulance photo

Asher Heimermann photo

 

A local organization offering volunteer medical and rescue service for nearly 80 years is in financial trouble.

Kenosha County Scout Leaders Rescue Squad, a nonprofit group created in the late 1930s, is operating at a deficit due to the rising costs of equipment, maintenance and insurance.

There are about 15 members comprising two divisions: Emergency Medical Technicians and Underwater Search and Rescue.

Scout Leaders offer contractual emergency management for a variety of events at a cost of $85 per hour and provide backup emergency medical support and mutual aid to Kenosha and surrounding counties. The group is often one of the first to arrive for local water emergencies.

The funds obtained through contractual work go toward vehicle maintenance, fuel, medication, liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance.

The organization went through a similar crisis in 2009. At that time, the community stepped up with donations to keep the group solvent.

The Scout Leaders also survived a fire on Jan. 20, 2005, that destroyed three vehicles and a 16-foot rescue boat. The monetary loss of equipment was about $178,000, with another $150,000 damage to the building.

According to an article appearing in the March 2, 1947, edition of the Milwaukee Journal, Scout Leaders was created by Kenosha Boy Scouts Council executive Howard Gatley after a tragic 1930 train accident in Kenosha.

The crash killed 14 and injured 100. It involved a car striking a passenger train, causing a collision with an oncoming freight train, on the North Shore electric lines.

Scout Leaders eventually changed ownership from the Boys Scouts of America and the Red Cross to an independent nonprofit service provider.

Scout Leaders hold a concert fundraiser each spring. This year’s concert will be held at a time and location yet to be determined.

The organization recently launched a Gofundme.com page. Those interested in donating can visit the site and search “Kenosha County Scout Leaders Rescue.”

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Bensenville Fire District news

This from Don Tessler:

New ambulance and utility truck for the Bensenville Fire District

Bensenville Fire District ambulance

Don Tessler photo

Bensenville Fire District Utility unit

Don Tessler photo

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As seen around … Burbank

This from Keith Grzadziel: 

Here is a shot of Burbank’s other new ambulance shown here assisting Bridgeview. 

Burbank (IL) FD ambulance

Keith Grzadziel photo

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New ambulance for Evanston

From the Foster Coach Sales website:

new Evanston FD ambulance

Foster Coach Sales photo

thanks Martin and Ron

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New ambulance for Oak Park

This from Dan McInerney:

This is our new ambulance, a 2018 Ford F550/AEV. It features four wheel drive and a power cot. It will run out of OPFD Station 1 with A612, and manpower permitting, A613 will run out of E603. 
Oak Park FD Ambulance 611

Oak Park FD Ambulance 611. Dan McInerney photo

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As seen around … Elmwood Park

Elmwood Park FD ambulance 943

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New ambulance for Berwyn

As seen on the street – new Berwyn FD Ambulance 905

Berwyn FD Ambulance 905

Berwyn FD Ambulance 905

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New ambulance for Chicago

Shop Number C-267

Chicago FD Ambulance 77

Chicago FD Ambulance 77 – FDC 267. Chi-Town Fire Photos

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New ambulance for Merrionette Park (more)

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.

New Merrionette Park FD Ambulance 2682
2009 Ford(F-450)/Horton
Serial# 6-190913931
X-Lombard, Illinois
Replacing Ambulance 2672 the 2004 Ford(E-350)/McCoy-Miller

Merrionette Park FD Ambulance 2682

Merrionette Park FD Ambulance 2682 – 2009 Ford F-450/Horton
Serial# 6-190913931 X-Lombard. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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New ambulance for Brookfield (more)

Brookfield Ambulance 414

Brookfield FD Ambulance 414

Brookfield FD Ambulance 414. Chi-Town Fire Photos

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