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Elmwood Park Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

The Elmwood Park Fire Department announced recently that Lt. Fred Blaskey is leaving the department after 31 years of service.

Firefighter Frank Casella has been promoted to lieutenant. He has served with the fire department for 10 years, and is a fire investigator for the village as well as for MABAS Division 20.

thanks Dan

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House fire in Elmwood Park, 4-3-16 (more)

Photos from Steve Redick of a house fire at 2513 73rd Avenue in Elmwood Park on 4-3-16.

smoke from house on fire

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smoke from house on fire

Steve Redick photo

firefighters overhaul after house fire

Steve Redick photo

Elmwood Park fire truck

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Elmwood Park fire engine

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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Norwood Park fire truck

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House fire in Elmwood Park, 4-3-16

Some short video clips from Steve Redick as Elmood Park firefighters are at the scene of a house fire at 2513 73rd Avenue Sunday afternoon.

 

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Elmwood Park open house

Open House/Safety Fair
The Elmwood Park Fire Department will be holding an Open House Safety Fair on Saturday, September 5th from 10 AM until 2 PM at the Fire Department (7 Conti Parkway). The fair is open to the public, and aims to inform residents about how the department operates on a day to day basis.

The open house will feature:

  • EMS Q & A
  • live-fire & rescue demos
  • utilities safety
  • daily operation Q & A
  • MABAS Division 20 Specialty Teams; HAZMAT, Investigators, Technical Rescue & Smoke Ejector
  • home safety product displays
  • Heartland Blood Drive
  • children’s activities

For more information, visit the Village website and watch the informational video.

thanks Carl

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Elmwood Park FD promotions

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Three firefighters were promoted to lieutenant at the Elmwood Park Village Board meeting Monday.

The room was filled with family, friends and supporters watching Matthew Doro, Michael Terzo and Matthew Conversa go through the swearing-in process at the July 20 board meeting.

New Elmwood Park Fire Chief Kevin Miller said they needed the positions filled and is happy with the three new lieutenants.

“They are the top three candidates and I’m very proud of them,” Miller said. “They tested well and I’m sure they’ll serve the residents with pride.”

 

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Elmwood Park fire chief retires

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

On June 12, Elmwood Park Fire Chief Michael Ventura is leaving behind his hometown fire department.

For 33 years, he’s worked in the Elmwood Park Fire Department, three as chief. Now 57, Ventura is retiring his post as leader of Elmwood Park’s 26 firefighters and six paramedics.

His official letter of resignation was read and accepted at the June 1 Elmwood Park Village Board meeting. At the meeting, he received a plaque from the Village Board, along with a watch as a token of thanks for his years of service to the village.

Ventura got his start at the fire department in 1982, working part-time for three years before becoming full-time in 1985. He quickly rose up the department’s ranks, being promoted to deputy chief in 2009.

He takes satisfaction in the fact that the department is in a better state during his time as chief, but leaving will still be bittersweet.

Elmwood Park firefighter Mike Terzo said Ventura will be missed by him and his fellow firefighters.

Ventura said when he retires, he’ll focus on staying active. He believes it’s time for new blood at the chief’s position.

 

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2-Alarm fire in Elmwood Park, 2-6-15

Elmwod Park had a 2-Alarm fire in a commercial structure at 35 Conti Parkway in their downtown area.

Several contributors were at the scene.

Video from Dan Shevlin:

Images from Josh Boyajian:

Here are some shots from the fire today. I have some more shots on my site with a short video. I believe it was Schiller Park’s engine that was three blocks away on a hydrant.

Pierce Dash CF PUC fire engine at a fire scene

Josh Boyajian photo

fire through the roof of a business

Josh Boyajian photo

fire through the roof of a business

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fire through the roof of a business

Josh Boyajian photo

fire hose down two blocks

Josh Boyajian photo

more photos at: Elmwood Park 2-11 Alarm @ 35 Conti – CHI-TOWN FIRE PHOTOS

Images from Tim Olk:

firemen in tower ladder bucket fight fire with huge smoke

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firemen make entry with hose line

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E-ONE quint at fire scene

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firemen at fire scene

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firemen in tower ladder bucket fight fire with huge smoke

Tim Olk photo

fire in a business district

Tim Olk photo

firemen in tower ladder bucket fight fire with huge smoke

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Elmwood Park – Car into Gas Station 6-4-14

These images are from Martin Nowak:

car crashes into gas station

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car crashes into gas station

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fire department trucks at scene

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New engine for Elmwood Park

This from Josh Boyajian:

Here is a shot I took today of Elmwood Park’s new Pierce PUC engine!
Thanks
Josh
Pierce Dash CF PUC fire engine

New engine for Elmwood Park. Josh Boyajian photo

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New engine for Elmwood Park

Al Schlick found this new engine for Elmwood Park on the Pierce Flickr page

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New Pierce Dash CF PUC for Elmwood Park, Pierce composite

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