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New engine for Downers Grove

From the October 3rd, 2023 Downers Grove Village Council meeting

VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE

Report for the Village

10/3/2023

SUBJECT: SUBMITTED BY:

Authorization for the Purchase of a Replacement Engine/Pumper

Scott Spinazola Fire Chief

SYNOPSIS

A Resolution has been prepared to authorize the execution of an agreement with MacQueen Emergency for the purchase of a 2026 Pierce Impel Pumper Apparatus (Pierce Engine/Pumper) in the amount of $1,009,548.00 plus a $100,000.00 contingency for a total not to exceed amount of $1,109,548.00, and to authorize the disposal of the Village’s current 2008 Pierce Engine/Pumper.

STRATEGIC PLAN ALIGNMENT

The goals for 2023-2025 include Steward of Financial, Environmental and Neighborhood Sustainability. FISCAL IMPACT

The final purchase price for the Pierce Engine/Pumper is $1,109,548.00, which includes a $100,000.00 contingency. The amount of this purchase will be included in the proposed FY26 budget, when it is anticipated the Village will take possession of and pay for the Pierce Engine/Pumper. The funding plan for the Equipment Replacement Fund anticipates this purchase in FY26.

RECOMMENDATION

Approval on the October 3, 2023 Consent Agenda.

BACKGROUND

The Village purchased its current Pierce Engine/Pumper in 2008. The pumper is an essential apparatus and serves multiple functions including but not limited to EMS responses, carry tools for fire suppression activities, pumping water from a stored tank or from a fire hydrant through the use of fire hose and/or relaying water to other fire apparatus. The pumper will be located at Station 105 at 6701 Main Street to optimize its response time. Once this engine is delivered the Village will dispose of the 2008 Pierce Engine/Pumper.

 
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Hazmat Box in Warrenville, 8-17-23 (more)

Excerpts from fox32chicago.com:

A dangerous chemical spill in the western suburbs prompted a HAZMAT response Thursday evening, when a toxic and deadly gas was accidentally concocted during routine pool maintenance.

Just before 5:30 p.m., the Warrenville Fire Department responded to The Westlyn apartment complex in the 28000 block of Diehl Road and the call was soon upgraded to a box alarm, prompting a response from HAZMAT technicians in surrounding communities.

Fire officials confirmed that chlorine and muriatic acid were spilled by accident. The dangerous combination creates chlorine gas.

Hazmat technicians made entry into the building to contain, neutralize, and remove the product from the building where they discovered a hazardous vapor cloud.

A spokesperson with the complex said that a maintenance team was restocking pool supplies when there was a mixture of chemicals that caused a reaction in a mechanical room.

It led to a massive emergency response and an hours-long evacuation.

Firefighters used a large portion of the parking lot during their response, as their setup outside was just as important as it was to get inside to contain the spill.

On their way out, the HAZMAT team followed a rigorous decontamination process.

Firefighters ventilated the building, and just after 7 p.m. residents were able to return to their apartments.

Four people were treated and released by paramedics for non-life threatening injuries.

Several surrounding fire departments responded to assist Warrenville firefighters, including Wheaton, Lisle-Woodridge, Downers Grove, Boilingbrook and Naperville.

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Hazmat Box in Warrenville, 8-17-23

This from Daniel Hynd:

Warrenville FPD responded to an apartment building on Diehl Rd on the evening of 8-17-23 for a chemical spill inside the pool area. Hazmat teams from Naperville, Lisle-Woodridge, Downers Grove, Bolingbrook, and Argonne National Lab were able to mitigate the spill within 2 hours.  

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New tower ladder for Downers Grove FD

From the 12/13/2022 Village Board meeting.

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New engine for Downers Grove (more)

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Downers Grove FD Engine 103

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As seen around … DuPage County

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Went for a drive the other day and came across a couple rigs.

Brand new Downers Grove Engine 103 and Lisle-Woodridge Tower 51.

Also Lisle-Woodridge Engine 55, plus Oakbrook Terrace Medic 49 and Engine 48.

Downers Grove FD Engine 103

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Lisle-Woodridge FPD Tower 51

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Lisle-Woodridge FPD Engine 55

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Oakbrook Terrace FPD Medic 49

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Oakbrook Terrace FPD Engine 48

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Fatal fire in Downers Grove, 1-14-22

Excerpts from chicago.cbslocal.com:

Around 9:24 p.m. Friday night, the Downers Grove Fire Department responded to a reported house fire at 6610 Dunham Road. Upon arrival, heavy smoked and fire were seen coming from the home.

A 45-year-old victim was located inside near the front door and was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where he later died. No other people were inside during the fire.

The house was determined uninhabitable due to the extent of the fire.

The Downers Grove Fire Department was assisted by Westmont, Darien-Woodridge, and the Lisle-Woodridge fire departments. The cause of the fire is under investigation with assistance from the DuPage County Fire Investigation Task Force and The Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office.

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New engine for Downers Grove

From the Nov 2nd Village Council Meeting agenda

Village of Downers Grove 11-2-21 agenda minutes to purchase Pierce fire engine

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pricing information fr a new Pierce Impel fire engine for the Downers Grove Fire Department

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partial description of a new Pierce Impel fire engine for the Downers Grove Fire Department

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add-on extras for new Pierce Impel fire engine for the Downers Grove Fire Department

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Downers Grove Fire Department news

Excerpts from the Village of Downers Grove:

Village Manager David Fieldman has announced the appointment of Deputy Chief Scott A. Spinazola to the position of fire chief for the Village of Downers Grove, effective Saturday, July 24, 2021. He assumes the role with the retirement of former Chief Jeff Pindelski.

Spinazola joined the Downers Grove Fire Department in 2016 with 28 years of experience in the fire service. Over the past five years as deputy chief, he has been responsible for fire suppression and rescue, Emergency Medical Services activities, and specialized rescues. As Deputy Director of the Emergency Management Agency, he has developed plans for responses to the pandemic, natural disasters and other emergencies. In addition, he is also responsible for strategic planning, the oversight of Standard Operating Procedures, and the training of all fire personnel. 

Throughout his career, Spinazola has served as a Training and Safety Bureau Chief, Captain, Lieutenant, and a Firefighter/EMT. He has also received recognition for going above and beyond the call of duty including, Firefighter of the Year, Field Educator of the Year (nominee), and the Joseph Hartmann Award (nominee). 

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As seen around … Downers Grove

This from Daniel Hynd:

Downers Grove Tower 102 has been running in a 2002 E-One Hurricane from Phenix City, Alabama for the last couple of days. I was able to get a picture of it at a fire in Lisle. The rig is still labeled for Phenix City and does not have any DGFD markings on it as of now. I have no information regarding the circumstances of why they have it, but I did manage to find the listing for it

2002 E-One Hurricane 95' Platform

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