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Cary Fire Protection District news (more)

Excerpts from the NorthwestHerald.com:

Three Cary firefighters injured during a house fire Friday have been released from the hospital, and two of them have returned to work.

The Cary Fire Protection District was called about 8:27 p.m. to a fire at 206 Hickory Nut Grove Lane, where one firefighter fell from the first floor into the basement of the home, one was injured trying to help the firefighter who fell, and another firefighter received an electrical shock.

The firefighter who fell through the floor was taken to Advocate Good Shepard Hospital in Barrington and was released, but has not returned to work. The other two firefighters were taken to the same hospital and later released.

Fire Chief Jeffrey Macko said that to the best of his knowledge, the firefighters followed protocol during the fire, including sounding the floor to determine its stability. The department’s safety committee is running an internal safety review.

Because of the injuries, the Illinois State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

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Cary Fire Protection District news

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2-Alarm brush fire in Hawthorn Woods. 10-18-15

This from Larry Shapiro:

The Lake Zurich Fire Department responded to a field of cattails burning Sunday in Hawthorn Woods. The field was surrounded by homes and access to opposite sides of the field was several blocks away. They requested a MABAS Box Alarm for assistance and later upgraded to the 2nd Alarm due to the large area and access issues. The address used for the incident was 8 Westwind Court.

I arrived after the 2nd Alarm companies to find the fire was already out. Here are the few images that I took at the scene.

Fire trucks staged at a fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

Cary Fire District water tender

Larry Shapiro photo

Cary Fire District water tender

Larry Shapiro photo

Cattail field after burning

Larry Shapiro photo

Cattail field after burning

Larry Shapiro photo

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Cary FPD fights two fires in 12 hours

From Michael D. Douglass, Lieutenant / Public Education and Information Officer, Cary Fire Protection District

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New squad for Cary (update)

From Michael Douglass:

Here are some updated photos of our new squad that is being built at the SVI plant in Colorado.  Initially we were not expecting to receive the new squad until late summer or early fall, but it is well ahead of schedule and we are expecting it to be delivered at the end of May or early June.  The new squad is a SVI body on a Sutphen Ambassador chassis.  Our squad committee went last weekend to view the progress and these photos were taken by Deputy Chief Brad Delatorre.  There are more photos of the squad on the SVI website under the “watch your truck being built” link at:  www.svitrucks.com.

SVI heavy rescue fire truck

Deputy Chief Brad Delatorre photo

SVI heavy rescue fire truck

Deputy Chief Brad Delatorre photo

SVI heavy rescue fire truck

Deputy Chief Brad Delatorre photo

SVI heavy rescue fire truck

New Sutphen/SVI squad for Cary. Deputy Chief Brad Delatorre photo

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Cary Fire District dedication

This from Michael Douglass with the Cary Fire Protection District:

Here is an invitation to a dedication ceremony that Cary Fire is having on Saturday May 17, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.  The dedication is for a training room addition to our headquarters station and the firefighter memorial.  We will also be installing a time capsule during the ceremony to be opened in 100 years.

Cary Fire District Dedication Ceremony

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New squad for Cary FPD – update

This from Michael D. Douglass:

Hey guys some progress has been made on the new squad we have on order.  The squad is an SVI body on a Sutphen Ambassador chassis.  The chassis is scheduled to arrive at the SVI plant next week.  The plan is to have the squad completed by early fall, however as of right now they are ahead of schedule so it may be ready sooner.    

Attached find a PDF of the preliminary graphics from SVI.  The graphics have been approved with the only exception being that the lettering will be done in gold leaf instead of the orange used in the graphic.  I have also attached a photo of the body sub frame and 6 photos on the fabrication from SVI.  These photos can also be viewed on SVI’s website under the “watch your truck being built” photo gallery area at:  www.svitrucks.com.

As I get additional updates I will send them to you.   Thanks.

Yours in Fire Safety,

Michael D. Douglass

Lieutenant / Public Education and Information Officer, Cary Fire Protection District

photos of fire truck being built

Front/side officer’s side. SVI Trucks photo

photos of fire truck being built

Compartment detail. SVI Trucks photo

photos of fire truck being built

Compartment detail. SVI Trucks photo

photos of fire truck being built

Sub frame. SVI Trucks photo

photos of fire truck being built

Rear/side officer’s side. SVI Trucks photo

photos of fire truck being built

Rear view. SVI Trucks photo

drawing of new tire truck

Graphics layout for new Cary squad 255. SVIGraphics Department

drawing of new tire truck

Graphics layout for new Cary squad 255. SVIGraphics Department

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Cary FPD orders new squad

 

Cary Fire has placed an order for a new squad.  The new squad will be a SVI body on a Sutphen Ambassador chassis.  Included are preliminary drawings for the new squad.  The drawings state the chassis is a Sutphen Monarch but that was changed to the Ambassador chassis.  If all goes well the new squad should be here in late summer or early fall 2014.  The new unit will replace our current Squad 255 which is a 1991 Alexis Body on a L8000 Ford chassis.  As I get updates I will send them to you.

Michael D. Douglass

Lieutenant / Public Education and Information Officer

Cary Fire Protection District

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Cary FPD Centennial Celebration

This year is the Cary Fire Protection District's 100 Year Anniversary. In celebration, the department is hosting a centennial dance tomorrow.

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Cary FPD Centennial Celebration

This year is the Cary Fire Protection District's 100 Year Anniversary. In celebration, the department is hosting a centennial dance on Saturday September 14th.

Cary Fire Protection DIstrict Centennial dance

Cary Fire Protection DIstrict Centennial dance

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