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New ambulance for Crestwood (more)

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Fire Service, Inc. would like to congratulate Chief Jon Bruce and the Crestwood, IL Fire Department on the recent delivery of their new 2017 Wheeled Coach Custom Type 1 Ford F450 Ambulance. This new unit features the patented Cool Bar HVAC system, Liquid Spring suspension, Whelen interior and exterior LED lighting and a Stryker Power Load System with Power Cot. This is Crestwoods second unit for 2017. We appreciate Crestwood FD’s decision to partner with Wheeled Coach Ambulances and Fire Service Inc. to protect their residents and surrounding communities. We welcome their business and look forward to working with them again soon. To find out additional information about this unit or any other of the recently delivered units, contact your local Fire Service Inc. representative for details.

New Wheeled Coach ambulance for the Crestwood Fire Department

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New Wheeled Coach ambulance for the Crestwood Fire Department

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New Wheeled Coach ambulance for the Crestwood Fire Department

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New Wheeled Coach ambulance for the Crestwood Fire Department

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3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17 (part 6)

Fireground audio plus a video from Steve Redick of the 3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17

 

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3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17 (part 5)

Excerpts from chicago.cbslocal.com:

One person was killed after a fire tore through an apartment building Sunday in Bensenville. Firefighters and police officers responded to the blaze at 361 Marshall Road around 6:15 a.m.

The building is uninhabitable and dozens are now displaced. Fire officials say they believe the fire started in the corner unit on the third floor of the 18-unit building.

The Red Cross is assisting those who are displaced with shelter, food, clothing and medication.goAdditionally the management company is also trying to help residents find a place to live.

The Lovergine family set up a GoFundMe page after the fire, which has already raised nearly $3,000. Another family who lived in the apartment building also set up a GoFundMe page. “The flames traveled into all the units and took the little home we built together, along with all of our family heirlooms. All we have is the clothing we were wearing and the most important thing of all — our lives,” they said on their page.

Officials have not released the identity of the person who died in the blaze.

A total of 26 fire departments were called to assist with control of the fire and for man power. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the DuPage fire investigation task force.

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3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17 (part 4)

video from Larry Shapiro of the 3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17

 

 

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3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17 (part 3)

More photos from Tim Olk and Larry Shapiro of the 3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17

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Bensenville FPD Truck 107 battling an apartment building fire

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Wood Dale FPD Engine 69 at apartment building fire

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apartment building fire in Bensenville IL

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Chicago FD Squad 7A Rosenbauer America Commander ACP-55 Cobra battling a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A Rosenbauer America Commander ACP-55 Cobra battling a fire

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firefighters with master streams at fire scene

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Chicago FD Squad 7A Rosenbauer America Commander ACP-55 Cobra battling a fire

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3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17 (part 2)

Photos from the 3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17 from Tim Olk.

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House fire in Deerfield, 11-13-17 (more)

 

Deerfield-Bannockburn FPD Press Releasephotos can be viewed HERE

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 11-5-17 (more)

This from Josh Boyajian:

Yesterday the 3rd Battalion was back at the ruins of the 2-11 and had a fire in the D side exposure building. The address was 693 N Milwaukee. Companies had a fire on the 3rd floor, they made an interior attack but were pushed out and went defensive. Companies on the fire. E14 – E30 – T19 – T3 – S1 – BC3 – RIT T32 & BC1 – 271 – 5-1-5 – 2-2-1

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Chicago FD Special Operations Battalion Chief

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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African American Chicago FD Battalion Chief

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Huntley Fire Protection Districtnews (more)

Excerpts from the NorthwestHerald.com:

Trustees of the Huntley Fire Protection District Board approved the promotion of acting Chief Scott Ravagnie to chief at a special meeting Thursday night after the resignation of former Chief Ken Caudle.

Ravagnie has worked for the district since 1992, moving up the ranks over the years. He grew up in Huntley and has lived there since 1986. A promotional ceremony will be held for Ravagnie at the board’s next scheduled meeting, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 28.

Moving past an ongoing investigation into Caudle is one of Ravagnie’s goals for the district. He also hopes to find a new location for the district’s main station and will be looking at response times.

Caudle continues to earn a salary of $119,240 while on leave. The Huntley Fire Protection District is conducting an ongoing investigation into something officials won’t talk about. He submitted a letter of resignation to the board Aug. 11, returned to his last commissioned rank of battalion chief, and was placed on administrative leave.

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Huntley Fire Protection District news (more)

Excerpts from the NWHerald.com:

Former Fire Chief Ken Caudle continues to earn a salary while the Huntley Fire Protection District conducts an ongoing investigation into something officials won’t talk about.

Huntley Fire Protection District board members did not share any information about Caudle’s status at Tuesday’s board meeting. Trustees met in closed session where attorney Joe Miller gave updates. 

Miller said the board is looking into some matters, and when it is an appropriate time for things to come out, it will be known to the public at that time. He advised the board to not speak about any current or former employees.

Caudle continues to receive a salary of $119,240 while on leave, Acting Chief Scott Ravagnie previously told the Northwest Herald.

Caudle submitted a letter of resignation as chief to the board Aug. 11. He returned to his last commissioned rank of battalion chief and was placed on paid administrative leave “pending the outcome of an ongoing investigation,” according to Huntley Fire Protection District documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.

In Caudle’s letter of resignation, he wrote that after a long discussion with his family, he set a retirement date for Nov. 10, 2019. Caudle’s current contract expires April 30, 2020. Caudle has been with the district since 1998 and served as chief for five years.

Former Trustee Joseph Mahoney of Algonquin asked whether Caudle still was on the payroll, which Miller would not answer.

Former Deputy Chief Keith Mallegni asked whether Caudle was being paid while sitting at home and whether there was an investigation ongoing.

“How long is this process going to take? Because the way I understand it is they are trying to wait for the next two years so he gets his 20-year pension,” Mallegni said.

The next scheduled meeting is Nov. 28.

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