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New squad for Clarendon Hills (more)

Updated production photos of the new squad being built for the Clarendon Hills FD by Pierce so#30266

fire truck being built for the Clarendon Hills IL FD

fire truck being built for the Clarendon Hills IL FD

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fire truck being built for the Clarendon Hills IL FD

Pierce photo

fire truck being built for the Clarendon Hills IL FD

Pierce photo

fire truck being built for the Clarendon Hills IL FD

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2-Alarm fire in Lake Zurich, 5-20-17 (more)

short video by Larry Shapiro from the 2-Alarm fire in Lake Zurich, 5-20-17 (Wauconda Fire District)

 

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2-Alarm fire in Hawthorn Woods, 5-20-17 (more)

a few images from the 2-Alarm fire in Hawthorn Woods, 5-20-17

Firefighters prepare to enter house on fire

Larry Shapiro photo

silhouette of Firefighter at scene

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters prepare to enter house on fire

Larry Shapiro photo

 

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2-Alarm fire in Hawthorn Woods, 5-20-17

The Countryside FPD received a call reporting a basement fire with explosions at 4 Keuka Court in Hawthorn Woods Saturday night (5/20/17). The homeowner stated that there were model cars with batteries in the basement which might have explained the explosive sounds. A moderate to heavy fog encompassed the area and firefighters arrived to light colored smoke escaping from the house.

The working fire was upgraded to a Full Still and the a Box Alarm for change of quarters companies only. Interior companies had difficulty locating the seat of the fire within the basement and the need for more substantial water supply required an upgrade to a Box Alarm for tenders. This incident occurred within the early stages of the 2-Alarm fire being fought by the Wauconda FPD in an adjacent district. As such, several of the units due to the Countryside fire were already committed at the Wauconda fire which required substituting companies from the next levels off the box card.

fire engine at night with hose off

Larry Shapiro photo

firefighters prepare to enter a house as heavy smoke pushes from basement fire

Larry Shapiro photo

smoke pushes from everywhere as basement fire rages in a house

Larry Shapiro photo

firefighters prepare to enter a house as heavy smoke pushes from basement fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Countryside FPD Engine 411

Larry Shapiro photo

Spartan Evolution fire engine at night engulfed in smoke

Larry Shapiro photo

firefighters prepare to enter a house as heavy smoke pushes from basement fire

Larry Shapiro photo

fire truck silhouette at night

Larry Shapiro photo

As the fire grew in intensity and compromised a section of the first floor, all crews were ordered out of the building as the tactics changed to a defensive attack. The alarm was upgraded to a 2nd Alarm roughly 35 minutes into the incident. The fire was contained shortly thereafter allowing firefighters to reenter the house to extinguish the remaining hot spots.

The simultaneous extra-alarm fires resulted in some long responses to the fire in Hawthorn Woods including units from Northbrook, Antioch, Newport Township, North Chicago, Hoffman Estates, Prospect Heights, Zion, Fox River Grove, and the Great lakes naval Training Center. By one unofficial count there were eight tenders at this fire.

firefighters battle smokey house fire from outside

Larry Shapiro photo

heavy smoke pushes from house fire

Larry Shapiro photo

flames burn inside house

Larry Shapiro photo

firefighters fight basement fire from outside

Larry Shapiro photo

firefighter uses TIC to check for fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Mundelein fire engine drafting from a portable tank

Larry Shapiro photo

rural water supply at fire scene as engine drafts from portable tank

Larry Shapiro photo

 

 

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Elk Grove Village Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Elk Grove Village approved plans this week for a $10 million loan to kick-start work on a new public works building and fire station, which are major parts of a long-term infrastructure overhaul in the community.

Trustees voted unanimously to authorize the village to take out the loan to acquire land and perform architectural and engineering for the projects. The money will also fund remodeling at village hall, road improvements, pedestrian paths and street lighting.

In February, the village unveiled the eight-year, $105 million infrastructure plan. The village plans to also issue about $30 million in bonds, seek grant funding, and tax increases to pay for the improvements.

A resident with a $300,000 house would pay an additional $36 in village property taxes, $53 more in a natural gas tax, and $7.20 more a year in a telecommunication tax.

The new 10,000-square-foot fire station would replace and combine two current stations on Greenleaf Avenue and Oakton Street, respectively. It would be located near the Busse Road corridor. The new public works building would replace the James Petri Public Works Facility at 600 Landmeier Road.

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New engine for Fox Lake (more)

From the Alexis Fire Equipment Facebook page:

Delivery Day for the Fox Lake Fire Proection District! The new Custom Pumper and Custom Tanker are onsite in Fox Lake, IL Following are photos of training on the pumper, with the tanker to follow. We are positive the units will serve you faithfully for years to come. Thank you for the order!

New fire engine for the Fox Lake Fire Protection District

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New fire engine for the Fox Lake Fire Protection District

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

New fire engine for the Fox Lake Fire Protection District

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

New fire engine for the Fox Lake Fire Protection District

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

New tender/tanker for the Fox Lake Fire Protection District

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

New fire engine for the Fox Lake Fire Protection District

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Tinley Park Fire Department news (more)

This from Kevin Griffin:

I got more shots of the new numbers at the Tinley Park 5k on Sunday. The only vehicles that I didn’t have a chance to see was battalion 46 and engine 49

Tinley Park FD Deputy Chief car

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Tinley Park FD Engine 46

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Tinley Park FD Engine 47

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Tinley Park FD Tower 48

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Tinley Park FD Assistant Chief car

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Tinley Park FD Tower 49

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Lake Zurich Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

On May 1, the Lake Zurich Village Board unanimously approved a new contract with the International Association of Firefighters 3191, granting local firefighters and paramedics salary hikes of 2 percent on May 1; 2 percent in 2018; 2 percent in 2019 and 2.5 percent in 2020.

But the salary increases were the only substantial change both parties agreed to in the new contract, according to Lake Zurich Fire Chief John Malcolm and union president Jason Henriksen.

Because the village changed its fiscal year to align with the calendar year, the first salary increase of the contract will be effective from May 1 through the end of 2017.

The other increases will be effective for each of the subsequent calendar years. The 46-member union approved the contract unanimously.

Malcolm said negotiations were easy. And both sides said they were pleased with the final contract.

In April, the board approved a contract with Lake Zurich Fraternal Order of Police 190-1 for the same length and with the same pay hikes.

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Chicago Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

“It is our sad duty to report the passing of Chicago Fire Department Office of Fire Investigations Chief Michael V. Murphy,” the department said in a statement.

Murphy, 56, was taking part in an aquatic event at Mount Carmel High School on the South Side with his 16-year-old son when he suffered a massive heart attack.

Murphy joined the department in October of 1996, achieved the rank of deputy district chief, and was named the commanding fire marshal in February of 2015. He headed up the Office of Fire Investigations, in charge of determining the cause and origin of fires in Chicago.

Murphy was the catalyst for the newly passed city ordinance that requires the victims of vehicle fires to report them to the fire and police departments for investigation before any insurance claims are made. The department says that the new law has already been credited for a decrease in fraudulent insurance claims involving car fires.

Murphy leaves his wife Sarah, daughter Clare, and sons John and Will. Funeral arrangements are pending.  Chief Murphy would have turned 57 on July 31.

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New aerial for Bensenville FPD (more)

Updated production photos at E-ONE of the New aerial for Bensenville FPD  so #141014

fire truck ladder being built

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fire truck ladder being built

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