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Calumet City Fire Department news

Excerpts from ABC7Chicago.com:

After more than 24 years in Calumet City, Deputy Chief Rich Banske’s career is over because of inappropriate posts on Facebook.

Banske, the second highest ranking fire official in Calumet City, was stripped of his position last Thursday due to crude social media comments. After being busted down on Thursday, he then resigned from the department on Friday, according to Fire Chief William Galgan.

Banske’s personal Facebook account listed his position with the Calumet City Fire Department. His inflammatory posts came to the attention of the I-Team last summer-although some dated back to more than a year ago. However, Tuesday Chief Galgan said that he hadn’t been informed of the inappropriate comments by his chief deputy until last Thursday.

On Nov. 24, 2015, Banske’s Facebook page included comments under his name on Black Lives Matter demonstrations underway in downtown Chicago: “Protest anything you want but if you interfere with my right to travel or get to my kids or my home you’re gonna get run over. And I really don’t care if you get hurt.”

Three days later came critical remarks about “the good Rev Jackson, Fr Faker and their band of idiots…” possibly referring to noted South Side pastor Father Michael Pfleger. “Chicago gang members injure and kill more young blacks than all the police departments in the country” was posted on Banske’s page.

On Dec. 2, 2015 a Banske post referred to Barack Obama as “President dumba–…There is stupid and then there is the abyss of stupid. Obama, his cronies and the anti-police protesters are way in the abyss of stupid.”

On Dec. 16, 2015: “War is for winning. Kill them all and let God sort it out. Cruise missiles and carpet bombing are just fine with me.”

Finally, on March 18 of this year, came a post in which Banske stated that “It’s bad enough that I have spent a lifetime being called a racist by idiots on the left but now the idiots like Mitt Romney are calling me one too because I support Trump. Hey Mitt-go F yourself.”

thanks Dan

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Box alarm in Calumet City, 2-14-15

This from Josh Boyajian:

here are a few quick shots from Calumet City’s Box alarm last night at 714 Green Bay Avenue. Companies were faced with water problems, negative temperatures, and high winds.
flames from  a house at night in the winter

Josh Boyajian photo

flames through the roof of a house at night in the winter

Josh Boyajian photo

flames through the roof of a house at night in the winter

Josh Boyajian photo

fire engine at night with ice

Josh Boyajian photo

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Area fire trucks for sale

Scott Pilafas found a former Lemont ambulance on eBay

Hi! I found this on eBay and thought you might like it! Check it out now!  2003 International MedTec ambulance, a solid ambulance with a lot of life left for sale. Maybe a smaller department would be interested.

ambulance for sale

Former Lemont 2003 International/Medtec Ambulance for sale.

Kevin Griffin spotted the following area fire trucks being offered for sale:

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Former Evergreen Park 1999 E-ONE aerial ladder truck for sale. Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus photo

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Former Palos Heights FPD 1992 Pierce Lance engine for sale. Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus photo

Pierce fire engine

Former Evanston Pierce engine for sale. Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus photo

E-ONE tower ladder

Oak Brook tower ladder for sale. Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus photo

E-ONE tower ladder

Calumet City tower ladder for sale. Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus photo

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Working fire in Burnham, 2-18-14

Tim Olk took in a fire Tuesday night at the Cal Side Marina in south suburban Burnham. The fire was handled quickly with the assistance of  Calumet City and South Holland companies.

firemen with hose line at night

Tim Olk photo

tower ladder at fire scene

Tim Olk photo

fireman cust metal with saw and sparks

Tim Olk photo

tower ladder at fire scene

Tim Olk photo

aftermath of large garage fire

Tim Olk photo

aftermath of large garage fire

Tim Olk photo

tower ladder at fire scene

Tim Olk photo

fireman cust metal with saw and sparks

Tim Olk photo

fireman rescues dog from fire

Tim Olk photo

fireman rescues dog from fire

Tim Olk photo

fireman at fire scene

Tim Olk photo

Pierce tower ladder

Tim Olk photo

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Calumet City Fire Department apparatus history

This from Martin Nowak:

Here are some old photos of the Calumet City Fire Department.

Thanks to Squad546 and L. Groszewski for allowing me to use these photos.

Former Engine 305 – 1969 Mack, before refurb
Former Engine 305 – 1969/1984 Mack/Specialty
Former Engine 303 – Kenworth/E-One. Might have been a 1985
Next three are from L. Groszewski
Former Snorkel 1 (Taken in 1977)
Former Engine 305 in 1977
Old Ambulance (Taken in 1977)
Calumet City Fire Department

Squad546 photo

Calumet City Fire Department

Squad546 photo

 

Calumet City Fire Department

Squad546 photo

Calumet City Fire Department

L. Groszewski photo

Calumet City Fire Department

L. Groszewski photo

Calumet City Fire Department

L. Groszewski photo

 

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Calumet City FD ambulance video

This from Kevin Griffin:

video of Calumet City’s new Ambulance

 

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Storms keep area fire departments busy

This from Dylan Konchan

The MABAS 24 Task Force went into Morris for their flood today. Tinley Park, South Holland, East Hazel Crest, and Calumet City were responding. They met up at the Tinley Park Convention Center. Here are some shots.
Tinley Park Fire Department

Dylan Konchan photo

Calumet City Fire Department

Dylan Konchan photo

Tinley Park Fire Department

Dylan Konchan photo

East Hazel Crest Fire Department

Dylan Konchan photo

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Where are they now … Calumet City

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.

Here is Calumet City X-Engine 1, a 1937 American LaFrance Type 475 pumper sitting in a park in Calumet City.
Calumet City 1937 American LaFrance Type 475

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Calumet City FD antique

This from Brad Steinweg:

I was in the TF South auto body class my junior and senior year. During my junior year, we assisted the CCFD in the restoration of their 1914 American LaFrance. I came across an album while cleaning up my computer and decided to share it.
–Brad S.
Glenwood FD
Calumet City Fire Department 1914 American LaFrance antique fire engine

Back of engine. Brad Steinweg photo

Calumet City Fire Department 1914 American LaFrance antique fire engine

Various parts after painting. Brad Steinweg photo

Calumet City Fire Department 1914 American LaFrance antique fire engine

Chassis and body. Brad Steinweg photo

Calumet City Fire Department 1914 American LaFrance antique fire engine

Water pump. Brad Steinweg photo

Calumet City Fire Department 1914 American LaFrance antique fire engine

Reassembly. Brad Steinweg photo

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Calumet City has been added to the site

The Calumet City Fire Department has been added to the site. They are part of MABAS Division 24. Calumet City has two stations with Pierce apparatus, and ambulances from Excellance and Medtec. They also maintain a 1914 American LaFrance antique. There area 48 career personnel protecting 7.1 square miles.

Calumet City Fire Department Station 2

Calumet City Station 2 is at 1270 Pulaski Avenue. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Calumet City Fire Department Station 2

Another view of Station 2 showing the rear apparatus bays. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Calumet City Fire Department 1914 American LaFrance antique fire engine

Calumet City’s 1914 American LaFrance antique fire engine. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Calumet City Fire Department Station 1

Calumet City Fire Department Station 1 at 684 S. Wentworth Avenue. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

 

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