Posts Tagged East Joliet Fire Protection District

East Joliet FPD donates fire engine to the Pink Heals Joliet Area Chapter

From the East Joliet Fire Protection District Facebook page:

Today…. was an AMAZING Day. We have been keeping a secret.. a pretty big (fire truck size) secret. Today… we dedicated our 3rd Pink Fire Truck (4th Pink Heals Joliet Area Chapter vehicle) to our FABULOUS friend, (that we LOVE so much)…. Michelle Darguzis. ?
Michelle has been a wonderful friend to our Chapter from the beginning. From requesting visits for people she knew were battling, to setting up the super fun, “On the Hunt for Pink Trucks” Scavenger Hunt… to speaking for us at our Mother’s Day Walk and attending several of our Events. She truly has been there for us as one of our biggest supporters. Today we were able to honor her. What a surprise… and we are all just so thrilled to welcome our new truck, MICHELLE, to our Chapter. Our Director of Events, Debbie Trimmer, said it best… “Today was the BEST DAY of 2020!”?

This AWESOME truck and the dedication for Michelle would not have been possible without some very important people!! First.. a HUGE THANK YOU to East Joliet Fire!!! 4 years ago, East Joliet, along with Fire Chief Scholtes and the Fire District Board voted to donate one of their retired trucks to Pink Heals. Since that time, Chief Scholtes passed away. We now will carry his name everywhere we go with a beautiful plaque in his honor. Thank you so much East Joliet Fire!!!?

Our next HUGE THANK YOU goes out to our wonderful friends at ALL AMERICAN RECYCLING!!! Last Fall.. AAR contacted us to let us know that they wanted to help us get this 3rd truck on the road. AAR has been so very supportive of Pink Heals with our Annual Mothers Day Walk and the Save the Cans Fundraisers. We couldn’t possibly be more appreciative for all they have done for us. Thank you so much AAR!!! ?

Our next HUGE THANK YOU is to MO-GRAPHICS in New Lenox!!! AAR reached out… and MO-GRAPHICS generously wrapped our MICHELLE truck!! She is GORGEOUS and we are so extremely thankful for all they did for us. Thank you MO-GRAPHICS!!! ?

Please help us send HUGE THANK YOU’S to East Joliet Fire, All American Recycling and MO-GRAPHICS!!!! and…. help us WELCOME our newest “girl” MICHELLE!!!

Pink Heals Joliet Area Chapter fire engine

Pink Heals Joliet Area Chapter photo

Pink Heals Joliet Area Chapter fire engine

Pink Heals Joliet Area Chapter photo

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House explosion in Joliet, 8-16-20

Excerpts from nbcchicago.com:

Five people were injured when a house exploded in Joliet on Sunday in the 2200 block of Washington St. in Will County at approximately 2:40 p.m.

The East Joliet Fire Protection District said the home was completely destroyed in the explosion and neighboring homes suffered minor damage. Five people were transported to area hospitals, one in critical condition, and the other four with injuries that were not thought to be life threatening. The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.

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New ambulance for East Joliet FPD

From the East Joliet FPD Facebook page on 5/20/20:

Today the Fire District Trustees have approved the ordering of a new 2020 Ford 550/Horton Ambulance through Foster Coach Sales, Inc. The new ambulance will be purchased utilizing funds received from the passing of our General Bond Referendum in March of this year. When Delivered, the new ambulance will go in service at Station 51 as Ambulance 51, replacing Ambulance 53, a 2007 Ford/Medtec reserve ambulance. The current Ambulance 51, a 2012 Ford/Medtec, will then be placed in reserve as Ambulance 53. The Department expects delivery of the new ambulance in 6-10 months.

Drawing of 2020 Ford 550/Horton Ambulance for the East joliet FPD

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East Joliet Fire Chief Robert Scholtes Funeral 12/30/2019

From Tim Olk:

East Joliet Fire Chief Robert Scholtes funeral 12/30/2019

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fire engine with bunting at funeral

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fire department funeral

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Chicago FD training academy truck

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East Joliet Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from the East Joliet Fire Protection District Facebook page:

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Fire Chief Robert F Scholtes Thursday morning. The department would like to express our gratitude for all the support we have received during this difficult time. Please continue to keep the Scholtes family in your thoughts and prayers. Arrangements to follow.

passing of East Joliet Fire Protection District Fire Chief Robert Scholtes
passing of East Joliet Fire Protection District Fire Chief Robert Scholtes

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East Joliet FPD seeking Paid on Call/Candidates

The East Joliet Fire Protection District will be taking applications for the position of Paid on Call/Candidate. 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. Applications will be available starting Monday October 8th, 2018. There will be a nonrefundable application fee of $25.00 (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-5:00pm). Complete applications must be returned no later than 5:00pm on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018. Incomplete applications or applications turned in after 5:00pm on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 will not be accepted. ONLY 30 APPLICATIONS WILL BE HANDED OUT BETWEEN OCTOBER 8th, 2018 and October 12th, 2018. Further questions can be directed to FF Matt Gawlak mgawlak.ejfpd@gmail.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 (at time of application)
– U.S Citizen
– Must be between the ages of 18 and 50
– High School Diploma or G.E.D
– Must be certified EMT-Basic (Current enrollment in EMT-B course will be accepted.)
– Valid State of Illinois Divers License
– No past Felony Convictions
– Clean driving record.

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East Joliet FPD Open House

East Joliet FPD open house

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New engine for the East Joliet Fire Protection District (more)

Excerpts from mysuburbanlife.com:

The East Joliet Fire Protection District showed off its newest piece of equipment Sunday, a Ferrara Cinder MVP Rescue Pumper. This unit functions with the combined capabilities of a squad for specialized rescue jobs and an engine.  The rescue/pumper cost about $685,000, which Fire Chief Robert Scholtes said was a little more than what would have been the cost for the two separate vehicles, but it will ultimately help firefighters have everything they need when they respond to emergency situations.

The East Joliet Fire Protection District began in 1940 as a volunteer department to cover the unincorporated areas of Joliet Township.

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FDIC 2018

A few images from the FDIC in Indianapolis showing units and members from area fire departments.

East Joliet FPD members receive gift at FDIC

Members of the East Joliet FPD at the 2018 FDIC. Larry Shapiro photo

East Joliet FPD members receive gift at FDIC

Members of the East Joliet FPD at the 2018 FDIC. Larry Shapiro photo

Franklin Park FD Truck 1

Franklin Park FD Truck 2. Larry Shapiro photo

Gary Fire Department fire engine

New Pierce engine for Gary. Josh Boyajian photo

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New engine for the East Joliet Fire Protection District (more)

From the East Joliet FPD Facebook page:

After more then two years of planning, hours of decision making, and three trips to Holden, Louisiana. Our new Ferrara MVP Cinder Rescue Engine is complete. We would like to thank everyone involved in this long process. The Apparatus Committee and Fire Chief have signed off on the final changes and our new rig is complete. We would like to thank A.E.C Fire & Safety, especially Mark Nixon, and all of the wonderful people at Ferrara Fire Apparatus for their amazing work.

 

New fire engine for the East Joliet FPD

East Joliet FPD photo

New fire engine for the East Joliet FPD

East Joliet FPD photo

New fire engine for the East Joliet FPD

East Joliet FPD photo

New fire engine for the East Joliet FPD

East Joliet FPD photo

New fire engine for the East Joliet FPD

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