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Spring Grove FPD news (more)

Excerpts from the NWHerald.com:

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Former River Forest ladder truck for sale

This from Danny Nelms:

The Yocum Creek Volunteer Fire Department in Harlan County Kentucky is asking $3500 for the former River Forest Pirsch aerial. It runs and drives with a top speed of 52 miles per hour. The  ladder was last certified in 2017. 

1973 Mack CF Pirsch ladder truck for sale

1973 Mack CF Pirsch ladder truck for sale

former River Forest FD fire truck

1973 Mack CF Pirsch ladder truck for sale

former River Forest FD fire truck

1973 Mack CF Pirsch ladder truck for sale

former River Forest FD fire truck

1973 Mack CF Pirsch ladder truck for sale

former River Forest FD fire truck

1973 Mack CF Pirsch ladder truck for sale

former River Forest FD fire truck

1973 Mack CF Pirsch ladder truck for sale

former River Forest FD fire truck

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New truck for Roberts Park FPD (more)

This from Keith Grzadziel: 

Tower 305 finally went in service on the 8th and saw it’s first fire in Bridgeview that morning.

former Alexandria FD tower ladder in Roberts Park

Keith Grzadziel photo

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New engine for Roberts Park (more)

Roberts Park FPD Engine 32

Seagrave Marauder fire engine

Keith Grzadziel photo

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New pumper for Troy FPD (more)

Production photos of a pumper being built by Ferrara for the Troy FPD so H-6535

Department:   Troy Fire Protection District
Type:   Custom Pumper
Chassis:   Cinder
Body:   Extruded Aluminum Body
Pump:   Top Mount
Foam:   Akron 3126
Tank:   1000 gallon water
pumper being built by Ferrara for the Troy FPD so H-6535

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

pumper being built by Ferrara for the Troy FPD so H-6535

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

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New quint for Leyden Township (more)

Production photos of a quint being built by E-ONE for the Leyden Township FPD so #142568

E-ONE fire truck being built for the Leyden Township FPD

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E-ONE fire truck being built for the Leyden Township FPD

E-ONE photo

E-ONE fire truck being built for the Leyden Township FPD

E-ONE photo

E-ONE fire truck being built for the Leyden Township FPD

E-ONE photo

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New engine for Romeoville FD (more)

From Facebook:

progress photos of the New engine for Romeoville FPD

Seagrave Marauder fire engine being built

Seagrave photo

Seagrave Marauder fire engine being built

Seagrave photo

thanks Ron

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Mundelein Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Mundelein officials took another step with restructuring the fire department after trustees recently decided to continue a plan that first was acted on last year to reorganize the department. The 4-3 vote June 24, approving the restructuring, eliminates a vacant lieutenant position and adds a new firefighter to the department which now includes four lieutenants and 20 firefighter/paramedics. Last year, the department employed six lieutenants and 15 firefighters. Mundelein also uses six firefighters from a private firm.

The board’s vote formalizes the staffing situation. It proved to be much closer than in February 2018, when a larger majority approved the first staffing change and the sale of a 100-foot ladder truck following a long debate involving members of the Mundelein firefighter’s union and its supporters.

With the latest vote, the mayor, who supported the restructuring plan in 2018, was required to break a split among village board members, giving the latest proposed staffing changes village approval.

A portion of another ordinance that trustees recently addressed also seemed to indicate a desire to employ three lieutenants, describing how the fire department functioned responsively and safely with three lieutenants up to 2007. Between 2007 and 2018, the department used two lieutenants per shift, with one at each of the two fire stations. The ordinance seems to depart from the original staffing decision in 2018, when the stated goal was to have four lieutenants — one for each 24-hour shift and a training lieutenant who could fill in on a shift when others are on leave.

But following the vote on June 24, the fire chief said the goal of employing four lieutenants still remains the same. He said officials have not decided, yet, if the fourth lieutenant will be a training officer or would stay on one of the three shifts. He also pointed to a June 2018 decision to hire three additional firefighters, which were paid for with money previously being spent on overtime, and money saved when the first lieutenant position was eliminated.  

The staffing change has resulted in fewer firefighter/paramedics working 72 consecutive hours, which involve an extra 24-hour shift at overtime wages in between regularly scheduled 24-hour shifts.

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New ambulance for Alsip (more)

Photos from Larry Shapiro of the Newest ambulance for Alsip

Alsip Ambulance 2042 – 2017 Ford E450/2018 Road Rescue Type III ambulance so 251215

Alsip Ambulance 2042 - 2017 Ford E450/2018 Road Rescue Type III ambulance so 251215

Larry Shapiro photo

chevron striping on back of ambulance

Larry Shapiro photo

lighted rub rail on ambulance body

Larry Shapiro photo

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New ambulance for Beecher Fire District (more)

From the Beecher FPD:

We took delivery on Thursday, June 27th of a Type I Osage Super Warrior on a 2019 Ford 550 4×4 chassis.

Type I Osage Super Warrior on a 2019 Ford 550 4x4 chassis

Beecher FPD Ambulance 44. Beecher FPD photo

Type I Osage Super Warrior on a 2019 Ford 550 4x4 chassis

Beecher FPD Ambulance 44. Beecher FPD photo

Type I Osage Super Warrior on a 2019 Ford 550 4x4 chassis

Beecher FPD photo

chevron striping on back of ambulance

Beecher FPD photo

thanks Chief Falaschetti

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