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New engine for the Evanston FD (more)

Evanston FD Engine 22

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Evanston FD Engine 22

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2-Alarm high-rise fire in Evanston, 3-7-20

Excerpts from nbcchicago.com

Evanston firefighters were called at 7:15 p.m. Saturday for reports of a fire in the 1600 block of Chicago Avenue. The fire broke out in an 11th-floor unit, but the sprinkler system kept it from spreading. Firefighters put out the remaining flames when they arrived.

The unit where the fire started sustained significant smoke and water damage and multiple other apartments were damaged by water. Several residents were displaced.

No injuries were reported and the cause of remains under investigation.

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Box alarm fire in Evanston, 4-8-20

Excerpts from fox32chicago.com:

Evanston firefighters were called at 9:09 p.m. for a fire in a the single-family home in the 2200 block of Sherman Avenue Sunday night.

Firefighters arrived to find the south side of the house engulfed in flames with heavy smoke throughout. They removed a confused resident from the front doorway and rescued the family cat from inside the home.

The fire was extinguished within an hour. The resident was taken to a hospital in good condition. Two firefighters were also taken to hospitals with minor soft tissue injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Evanston fire truck

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New engine for the Evanston FD

From the Evanston FD Facebook page:

A preliminary drawing of what our new Engine Co. 22 is going to look like. The final specification is currently being worked on by Pierce and we should have the updated rendering shortly. A few minor modifications to this drawing but nothing major. We are looking to take delivery in October. A great THANK YOU to all of the citizens, city staff and city council for your continued support!

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Evanston Fire Department news

Excerpts from Evanstonnow.com:

Evanston Firefighters found smoke coming from the roof and windows of a residence at 1017 Mulford St. when they arrived on the scene about 4:25 p.m. Wednesday 11/20/19.

As the first crews arrived on scene, they determined that the fire was in the first floor kitchen and was already extending into the second floor through a void space. None of the residents were at home, but a dog perished due to smoke inhalation.

Evanston fire companies were assisted by neighboring communities in both handling the fire as well as providing fire and EMS coverage for the remainder of the city during the incident.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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Evanston Fire Department news

Excerpts from the dailynorthwestern.com:

The Evanston Fire Department (EFD) and public health officials urged residents to learn about the state’s new smoke detector law, which requires residents to install an alarm with a 10-year sealed battery by 2022.

The EFD worked with the Illinois General Assembly to pass the law because of the number of deaths that occur in Illinois homes without smoke detectors. In 2018, 70 percent of the residential fire deaths were in homes without smoke detectors.

Evanston Fire Chief Brian Scott said that though the number of people killed in fires has decreased in the past, people are more likely to die in a residential fire than they were years ago. The majority of deaths are caused by smoke inhalation, which can be prevented by people escaping faster.

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Evanston Fire Department news

From abc7chicago.com:

An ambulance and a car collided in Evanston Friday morning.

car and ambulance crash

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Evanston Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyNorthwestern.com:

A law, signed on August 23 by Governor J.B. Pritzker, amends the Illinois Municipal Code and the Fire Protection District Act. The change will now allow qualified candidates to receive hiring preference if they have had the 600 hours of work within a 12-month period as part of a certified apprenticeship program.

These applicants can receive up to 20 points added to their firefighter eligibility list score, thus increasing their chances of employment.

The bill was sponsored by state Rep. Robyn Gabel in collaboration with the Evanston Fire Department. The bill was also developed with the help of the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois as well as the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association.

The Evanston Fire Department is working with Oakton Community College to create a three-year apprenticeship program. The program would complement the Fire Explorer Program geared toward young adults.

The Fire Explorer Program currently helps men and women aged 14-20 learn the basic skills of firefighting and EMS. The program also offers ride-alongs and opportunities to assist with routine tasks around the fire department and in the community.

The three-year apprenticeship program is expected to launch in the fall of 2020.

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Apartment fire in Evanston, 8-20-19

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Two cats and two dogs were rescued from an apartment fire in Evanston Tuesday night after firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze which was confined to a rear, first-floor unit of a four-story, multi-family courtyard building in the 600 block of Sheridan Road. As firefighters conducted a secondary search of the premises, they discovered and removed four pets, three of which they had to resuscitate using pet oxygen masks. All four pets survived, and there were no other reported injuries.

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2-Alarm fire in Evanston, 6-20-19 (more)

more photos from the scene of the 2-Alarm fire in Evanston, 6-20-19

commercial building fire

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fire in a commercial strip mall

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Evanston fire trucks on scene

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Evanston FD Engine 25

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Evanston FD Truck 22

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Evanston FD Engine 23

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Evanston FD Engine 23

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Evanston FD Engine 23

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Evanston FD Station 24

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