Posts Tagged Calumet Park Fire Department

New area apparatus orders

This from Ron Wolkoff:

From fire service inc:

Calumet City  – pumper

Orland – 100′ aerial

Beach Park – pumper

Sorry no further details

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Calumet Park Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Calumet Park Mayor Ronald Denson told residents Saturday that he was considering outsourcing the village’s fire department in the wake of shrinking revenues.  Money has been especially tight for Calumet Park since the closure of Ultra Foods last year, the community’s only traditional grocery store, wiping out one of the village’s major revenue streams.

“What I’m looking at is, how can we maintain a fire department with the revenue that we have?” Denson said in response to a resident’s question about rumors that the department was on the chopping block. “If the revenue is not there, where are we going to get it? Where are we going to get the salaries that they require?” he continued, adding that he also had examined outsourcing the Public Works Department, but ultimately decided against it.

The fire department’s tenuous status was revealed during the forum’s question-and-answer portion, which followed a series of presentations by village department heads who spoke about the work they do in the community and encouraged residents to contact them with questions and concerns.

Fire Chief Howard Fisher did not mention the department’s plight during his presentation, but confirmed afterward that outsourcing operations had been discussed as part of ongoing contract negotiations with the village.

The mayor did say, however, that he had no intention of transitioning to an all-volunteer department, as had been suggested by one resident at the forum, because he did not believe it was feasible. He said he wasn’t aware of any south suburban communities that had outsourced fire operations, but knew that others were also considering it in an effort to cut costs.

Because the department of approximately 30 firefighters is unionized, workers receive benefits and good salaries, which the mayor said has made sustaining it difficult. Village firefighters are compensated at a great rate, guaranteed a minimum number of hours, and have negotiated minimum manning requirements, he said.

“You’re talking about doing pensions for people that are working part-time,” said Denson, who estimated the village spends about $1.2 million annually on fire department payroll and operations. 

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New ambulance for Calumet Park

This from Mike Summa:

This is Calumet Park’s new ambulance 2222.  This is 2016 Ford E-450 from Foster Coach.  I found this on Cal Park’s facebook page.  It is not my photo, but I just wanted to share.  Thank you!
Mike s.
Brand new custom Medix conversionon a Ford E450 Chassis
Calumet Park FD Ambulance  2222

Foster Coach Sales photo

new ambulance for Calumet Park FD

Foster Coach Sales photo

new ambulance

Foster Coach Sales photo

ambulance chevron striping

Foster Coach Sales photo

ambulance interior

Foster Coach Sales photo

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New ambulance for Calumet Park

From the Calumet Park Facebook page:

Straight off the product line Calumet Park FD new Beast 2222

Calumet Park FD Ambulance 2222

Straight off the product line Calumet Park FD new Beast 2222. Calumet Park FD photo

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Where are they now … Calumet Park (more)

This photo of the former Calumet Park tower ladder was found at firetrucksunlimited.com:

Storey County Fire District Truck 75

Storey County Fire District Truck 75. Former Calumet Park, IL. Firetrucksunlimited.com photo

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Where are they now … Calumet Park

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.:

The former tower ladder from Calumet Park is going in service shortly with the Storey County Fire Department northeast of Carson City, Nevada. I know it was reported before about an oil company buying it so I’m not sure how this relates. The tower is being repainted blue with a white strip to match the department’s colors by Fire Trucks Unlimited.
This is a link for updates on it’s progress. Here are a few photos from the work in progress site.
Thanks to Garry Kadzielawski for passing on this information.
Dennis
Former Calumet Park FD (IL) fire truck

Fire Trucks Unlimited photo

Former Calumet Park FD (IL) fire truck

Fire Trucks Unlimited photo

fire truck being repainted

Fire Trucks Unlimited photo

fire truck being repainted

Fire Trucks Unlimited photo

fire truck being repainted

Fire Trucks Unlimited photo

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New quint for Calumet Park

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.

This is a used 2001 E-ONE Cyclone, 2000/300 75′ RM Quint so# 123555 (X-San Carlos Apache Tribe, AZ) which is now in service with the Calumet Park, Illinois fire department as Truck 2224. This rig along with a previously mentioned2004 E-ONE engine have replaced a 2011 HME/Ferrara tower ladder that reportly has been sold to a oil company near Las Vegas, NV.

used E-ONE quint finds new home in Calumet Park IL

Calumet Park Truck 2224 is a used, 2001 E-ONE Cyclone 2000/300 75′ quint previously owned by the San Carlos Apache Tribe in Arizona. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Calumet Park updates

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr:

Here are the newest rigs for Cal Park. The engine is X-Plainfield, Ind. The SUV was a service vehicle at Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus where they bought the two E-Ones. A 75′ quint is due this month then the tower ladder is going. It has been sold to a oil company near Las Vegas, NV.
Dennis
Ford Expedition fire department car

Command Car – 2004 Ford (Expedition) for Calumet Park. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

E-ONE fire engine

Engine 2233 – 2004 E-One CycloneII 1500/1030 so 128185 X-Plainfield, Indiana. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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As seen around … Calumet Park

This from Dieterich Herndobler:

I found this picture of Calumet Park’s new E-One engine on the web.

Calumet Park fire engine

photographer unknown

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Calumet Park tower ladder for sale

Karl Klotz spotted Calumet Park’s tower ladder for sale.

2011 Ferrara HME 110′ Platfrom
Calumet Park fire truck for sale

Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus photo

Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus photo

Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus photo

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