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Bloomingdale Fire District news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

In Bloomingdale, firefighters had to use an adult oxygen mask [on a dog] that was not designed for pets, which adds to the animal’s stress and leaves the owner frantic.

The Bloomingdale Fire Protection District [recently] welcomed a donation of masks specifically meant to fit around a snout and administer oxygen to a pet struggling to breath.

Invisible Fence of Chicagoland donated two kits that the district will keep on apparatus at its two stations. With the help of a veterinarian, firefighters were trained how to use the mask on a dog.

Through a program called Project Breathe, the company has provided more than 10,000 kits to fire stations across the country and Canada. Earlier this month, Wheaton firefighters received the devices.

Fire departments can complete forms seeking the kits at Invisiblefence.com/O2.

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Box Alarm fire in Bloomingdale, 7-2-16

This from John Tulipano:

Bloomingdale Box Alarm 360 Windsor Dr 7-2-16. A few images from this morning’s fire, I will get more out as I get them edited.

flames from roof of house on fire

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flames from roof of house on fire

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flames from roof of house on fire

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Carol Stream firefighter with hose

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firefighters with hose at house fire

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Carol Stream firefighter with hose

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firefighter inspects house fire aftermath

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Carol Stream Fire Chief Robert Hoff

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fire chief overhauls after fire

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Wet-down for new tower ladder in Bloomingdale

This from John Tulipano:

Friday (11/6/15) at 08:00, the Bloomingdale FPD placed into service a 2015 E-ONE, Cyclone II, 1,500/300 100′ TL so #139487. More photos

Bloomingdale FPD wet-down ceremony

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fire truck grille

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E-ONE Cyclone II tower ladder

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Bloomingdale FPD wet-down ceremony

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Bloomingdale FPD wet-down ceremony

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New tower ladder for Bloomingdale

This from Mike Maida:

I was on the Emergency One website yesterday and found these pictures of the new Bloomingdale Tower 23.  Looks like it is complete!

Sincerely

Mike Maida

Bloomingdale FD Tower 23

E-ONE photo

Bloomingdale FD Tower 23

E-ONE photo

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Hanover Park wants to absorb fire district within village borders

The Daily Herald has an article about Hanover Park officials wanting to consolidate municipal areas covered by fire districts.

Hanover Park officials are in the early stages of negotiations with the neighboring Bloomingdale Fire Protection District to transfer a largely industrial area — and the tax revenue it generates — into the village’s fire jurisdiction. Both sides are determining the potential boundaries and the impact on their bottom lines.

“You just can’t come in and take a bunch of tax dollars from another taxing body because they’ve made decisions based on that revenue,” Hanover Park Fire Chief Craig Haigh said.

The exact amount of revenue at stake was not known Monday, but if both sides agree, officials could phase out the tax dollars, so Bloomingdale isn’t hit with a loss all at once. Haigh expects no effect on manpower or apparatus for either agency.

Bloomingdale Fire Chief Jeff Janus said the overriding goal is to ensure that residents are protected.

… Haigh said Hanover Park only is interested in a voluntary exchange and has no plans to launch legal proceedings, in which the village would have to prove in court that its fire department could serve the properties better than Bloomingdale.

In 2000, the village formed its own fire department and assumed operations of the defunct Hanover Park Fire Protection District. Since then, officials have reached deals to disconnect land from other fire protection districts that also fall within the municipal boundaries.

The coveted areas surround two intersections: Gary Avenue and Lake Street, and County Farm and Schick roads. The land has long been incorporated into the village of Hanover Park. The move would boost efficiencies, Haigh said. Hanover Park police and Bloomingdale cover the areas in question — using different radio frequencies.

While the volume of emergency calls to the department routinely breaks records — the number is expected to hit nearly 4,000 this year, the chief said — fire losses in dollars have dropped significantly. Haigh attributes the decline to the reorganization.

Folding the areas into Hanover Park’s department also would eliminate a “dual inspection process,” Haigh said. In 2011, Hanover Park fire took over building inspections previously run out of the village’s community development department. The department’s inspectors check businesses for village code compliance and review permit requests for new reconstruction, among other jobs. But business in the areas involved in the negotiations are visited by both Hanover Park and Bloomingdale inspectors, who evaluate them against fire and life safety standards.

Officials hope to reach a decision by the fall, before the district and the village set their property tax levies.

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Working fire in Hanover park, 6-8-14

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Hanover Park had a general alarm for a structure fire at 1429 Fremont. Engine 361 arrived to find heavy smoke showing and dropped a line. Fire was quickly knocked. Bloomingdale, Bartlett, Streamwood, and Roselle were auto-aid to the scene and Hoffman Estates and Streamwood were COQ.
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Tyler Tobolt photo

firemen pack hose on fire engine

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E-ONE fire truck

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E-ONE fire truck

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aftermath of house fire

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Hanover Park Fire Station 1

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E-ONE fire truck

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Bloomingdale FPD tower ladder

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Bloomingdale Tender 21

This from Mike Maida:

 Attached is a picture of Bloomingdale Tender 21, the 2011 Impel Pumper Tanker.  I saw this rig out and about and thought that this might be of interest as it has to do with the re-numbering of the rigs in DuPage County.

Sincerely
Mike Maida

Bloomingdale FIre Protection District Tender 21

Bloomingdale Fire District Tender 21. Mike Maida photo

 

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Explosion and fire in Bloomingdale 4-1-13

The Bloomingdale FPD responded to a reported explosion in an industrial facility this afternoon in unincorporated Glendale Heights. The Daily Herald reports :

At least two people were injured Monday morning in an explosion and fire inside Northstar Metal Products Inc., a metal fabricating plant in Glendale Heights.

Bloomingdale Deputy Fire Chief Jeffrey Janus said firefighters responded at 11:56 a.m. to a report of an explosion and arrived to find smoke pouring from the rear of the building at 591 Mitchell Drive.

The complete article is HERE.

John Tulipano submitted images from the scene.

Glenside Fire District quint

Glenside quint to the roof. John Tulipano photo

Bloomingdale Fire District engine

Bloomingdale engine on a hydrant. John Tulipano photo

MABAS 10 MVU

MABAS 10 MVU from Lyons. John Tulipano photo

Deputy Chief Robert Hoff

Carol Stream Deputy Chief Hoff. John Tulipano photo

firefighters at scene of factory fire in Glendale Heights

Firefighters standby outside. John Tulipano photo

Carol Stream Fire Department Battalion 28

Carol Stream Battalion 28. John Tulipano photo

John has more images HERE.

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Radio frequency updates

This from Chris Ranck:

 BLOOMINGDALE FPD is joining DUCOM on MAY 1 2013 , also … fireground orange on the DUPAGE county new starcom 21 , it’s a simplex frequency , 769.00625 . And a reminder that  DUCOM has fixed the repeater for IFERN on 470.3625 . It’s been fixed since OCT 10 2012 , … picks up IFERN statewide and lower wisconsin

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Funeral Services For Bloomingdale Deputy Chief Walter Beahan

 

Funeral Services For Bloomingdale Deputy Chief Walter Beahan

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