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Employment opportunity for Candidates information

**Attention**
The East Joliet Fire Protection District will be taking applications for the position of Candidate through the East Joliet Fire Protection District Candidate Program. The application process will be for those looking to obtain their FF/Basic certificate through the State of Illinois. Certified personnel are also welcome to apply. An Illinois State EMT-B or P certification is strongly preferred but is not required to apply. Applications will be available starting Monday July 1, 2019 at 8:00am. There will be a nonrefundable application fee of $20.00 (CASH ONLY). Applications must be picked up, in person, at East Joliet Fire Station #51 911 S. Briggs St. Joliet, IL 60433. Applications will be available during normal business hours (8:00am-4:00pm). Complete applications must be returned no later than 4:00pm on Friday, July 5, 2019. Incomplete applications or applications turned in after 4:00pm on Friday, July 5, 2019 will not be accepted. Applicants chosen can expect a mandatory orientation day on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 8:00am. Further questions can be directed to the Candidate Program Coordinator FF/PM Scott Matthews smatthews@ejfpd.com or by contacting Station #51 at 815-723-1504. East Joliet Fire Protect District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application requirements listed below.
– $20.00 Application Fee (at time of application)
– U.S Citizen
– Must be between the ages of 18-50
– High School Diploma or G.E.D
– Valid State of Illinois Divers License
– No past Felony Convictions
– Clean driving record
– Must live within 20 miles of the District  

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New area apparatus orders

  • Cherry Valley Fire Protection District – Pierce Enforcer PUC pumper, Cummins L9 450-hp engine; 1,500-gpm single-stage pump; 750-gallon water tank; 30-gallon foam cell; Husky 3 Class A foam system. 
  • East Joliet Fire Department – Ferrara Cinder rescue-pumper, Cummins L9 450-hp engine; 1,750-gpm pump; 750-gallon tank. 
  • Galena Fire Department – Rosenbauer Commander, T-Rex 115-foot articulating aerial platform quint, Cummins ISX15 600-hp engine; 2,000-gpm pump; 300-gallon tank. 
  • Grayslake Fire Protection District – Rosenbauer Commander top-mount pumper, Cummins L9 450-hp engine; 1,500-gpm pump; 750-gallon tank. 
  • Central Stickney Fire Protection District – Pierce Enforcer PUC 107-foot Ascendant aerial ladder, Cummins L9 450-hp engine; 1,500-gpm single-stage pump; 500-gallon tank; Harrison 8-kW generator. 

thanks Josh 

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Fire departments receive federal grants

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Mount Prospect’s fire department could have its staffing restored to 2010 levels, thanks to a $1.3 million federal grant that would allow the village to hire six additional full-time firefighters. But now village officials face the challenge of paying for the new hires once the two-year grant ends.

At Tuesday’s joint meeting of the village board and the finance commission, Mayor Arlene Juracek and trustees gave Fire Chief John Malcolm the signal to accept the grant.

Although the grant brings benefits, it also poses challenges, as outlined by Acting Village Manager David Strahl. At the end of the grant period, the full cost of the additional personnel will amount to $922,000 during 2018.

Strahl suggested funding options for 2018, including pre-funding through the property tax, using reserves, boosting ambulance fees, and increasing the business license fee from $75 to a minimum of $100, with the fee based on overall square footage, to more accurately reflect the cost of a fire inspection.

Additional revenue could be generated by charging for responding to a fire, something that is done on the West Coast, although no departments in the immediate area do so, he said.

Besides providing funding for six more firefighters, the grant would allow the department to promote three current firefighters to the rank of lieutenant and reinstate Engine 13. That engine, based out of downtown Station 13, was put out of commission in 2011 as a result of budget cuts. With Engine 13 out of service, the department has been using a tower ladder to respond to routine calls.

Excerpts from MySuburbanLife.com:

… the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded a $216,667 grant to the East Joliet Fire Protection District for operations and safety. The funding is provided through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, which seeks to strengthen the nation’s overall level of preparedness and ability to respond to fire and fire-related hazards.

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East Joliet taking applications for POC/Candidates

Attention! The East Joliet Fire Protection District will be taking applications for the position of Paid on Call/Candidate.

The application process with be for those looking to obtain their FF/Basic certificate through the State of Illinois. Certified personnel are also welcome to apply. Applications will be available starting at 7:00am Monday June 23, 2014 . There will be an application fee of $25.00. Applications must be picked up at East Joliet Fire Station #51 at 911 S. Briggs St. Joliet, IL 60433.

Complete applications must be returned no later than 12:00pm Tuesday, July 8th, 2014. Incomplete applications or applications turned in after 12:00pm on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 will not be accepted. Oral interviews will take place Wednesday, July 16, 2014 & Friday July 18, 2014 at East Joliet Fire Station #51 starting at 6:00pm each night. A mandatory orientation night for those chosen will take place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:00pm at East Joliet Station #51, 911 S. Briggs St Joliet IL, 60433.

Further questions can be directed to FF Scott Matthews Smatthews@ejfpd.com or by contacting Station #51 at 815-723-1504. East Joliet Fire Protect District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 Application requirements listed below.

– $25.00 Application Fee

– U.S Citizen

– Must be between the ages of 18 and 50

– High School Diploma or G.E.D

– Live within 20 miles of district

– Valid State of Illinois Divers License

– No past felony convictions

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East Joliet FPD Open House

The East Joliet Fire Protection is having their annual open house tomorrow.

East Joliet FPD Open House

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East Joliet FPD Open House

The East Joliet Fire Protection District is having their annual open house this coming Saturday.

East Joliet FPD Open House

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East Joliet apartment fire 4-16-13

This from Mike Lopina:

Info on the fire was a full still on box #500-31 @ #21 Preston Rd in Preston Heights (EJOL FPD). Trk 52 arrived with fire on the 1 extending on the 2. 

Thanks! Mike Lopina

 

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Will County dispatch changes

This from Bill Friedrich:

On or about April 15th, the five fire districts being dispatched by the Lincoln-Way Public Safety Communications Center will be changing their apparatus numbers. This will affect their radio call signs as well. The apparatus number will match the station number as follows:

  • Apparatus out of East Joliet Station number 1 will carry the designation of East Joliet Station #53
  • Apparatus out of East Joliet Station number 2 will carry the designation of East Joliet Station #52
  • Apparatus out of East Joliet Station number 3 will carry the designation of East Joliet Station #51
  • Apparatus out of New Lenox Station number 1 will carry the designation of  New Lenox Station #61
  • Apparatus out of New Lenox Station number 2 will carry the designation of  New Lenox Station #62
  • Apparatus out of New Lenox Station number 3 will carry the designation of  New Lenox Station #63
  • Apparatus out of New Lenox Station number 4 will carry the designation of New Lenox Station #64
  • Apparatus out of Frankfort Station number 1 will carry the designation of  Frankfort Station #71
  • Apparatus out of Frankfort Station number 2 will carry the designation of  Frankfort Station #72
  • Apparatus out of Frankfort Station number 3 will carry the designation of  Frankfort Station #73
  • Apparatus out of Frankfort Station number 4 will carry the designation of  Frankfort Station #74
  • Apparatus out of Frankfort Station number 5 will carry the designation of  Frankfort Station #75
  • Apparatus out of Manhattan Station number 1 will carry the designation of  Manhattan Station #81
  • Apparatus out of Manhattan Station number 2 will carry the designation of  Manhattan Station #82
  • Apparatus out of Manhattan Station number 1 will carry the designation of Manhattan Station #83
  • Apparatus out of Mokena Station number 1 will carry the designation of Mokena Station #91
  • Apparatus out of Mokena Station number 2 will carry the designation of Mokena Station #92
  • Apparatus out of Mokena Station number 3 will carry the designation of Mokena Station #93

The way this will work is an engine responding from Station #81 will have a radio call sign of Manhattan Engine 81. An ambulance responding from Station #93 will have a radio call sign of Mokena Ambulance 93. A chief responding from Station #71 will have a radio call sign of Frankfort Chief 71.

The new numbering system and radio call sign change will be for all responses, including all mutual aid responses. If you are in Will County, you will not have to change any of your recommends, since these changes are made in the county CAD and will reflect in your recommends as well.


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East Joliet closing Station 2

The East Joliet Fire District will be forced to close station 2 and make staffing cuts according to an article in the Herald-News:

Firefighters in the East Joliet Fire Protection District have been told to expect staffing changes and that Station 2 on Zarley Boulevard will be closed effective Saturday, the president of the East Joliet Firefighters Association said.

The article is HERE.

thanks Dennis

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Fire Department patches added

We have recently received an influx of fire department patches to add to listings on the site. The following department patches have now been added:

Elk Grove Village Fire Department patch
Lemont Fire Protection District patch
Orland Fire Protection District patch
Oak Forest Fire Department patch

Matteson Fire Department patch

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