Posts Tagged Evanston Fire Department

New engine for Evanston FD

Excerpts from the City of Evanston:

We’re excited to announce that Northwestern University has provided an $800,000 donation to fund the purchase of a new fire engine! The university’s donation will cover the entire cost of a 2022 Pierce Enforcer pumper and the equipment to outfit the vehicle, including hose, tools, a cardiac monitor, self-contained breathing apparatus, and radios. On December 13, the Evanston City Council approved the purchase of the vehicle which is expected to be delivered in late 2022. 
In 2009, the University donated $550,000 to the city for the purchase of a new pumper which is still in service.

Tags: , , ,

As seen around … Evanston FD Station 25


a visit to Evanston fd station 5 

home to- 
engine 25 
reserve truck 311
(reserve engine 327 was standing in while it is in use at sta 22) 
reserve ambo 315  
also a fire safety trailer 
Evanston FD Station 5

Tags: , , , ,

As seen around … Evanston FD Station 23


a visit to Evanston fd station 3 

home to- 
engine 23 
truck 23 
ambo 23 
fire investigation unit 331
mabas division 3 boat trailer 
Evanston FD Fire Station 23

Tags: , , , ,

Apartment fire in Evanston, 11-15-21

Excerpts from

Evanston firefighters extinguished a fire in an apartment building at 2215 Central St. early Monday afternoon. First arriving companies found moderate smoke and flames visible from the street.

Several units in the apartment building suffered smoke and water damage but the fire was contained to the unit where it began.

There were no reported injuries, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.


Evanston Fire Department news

Excerpts from

The City of Evanston announced Tuesday that it has secured memoranda of understanding with its police and firefighter unions with regard to a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for city staff.

The policy, which goes into effect Monday, Nov. 15, requires all Evanston city employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or to submit negative test results weekly. 

The City of Evanston is still working with the FOP sergeants and the AFSCME union to reach memoranda of understanding on the vaccine mandate.

To the south, a fight over a COVID-19 vaccination mandate continues between the City of Chicago and some municipal employee unions – particularly Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police. City employees who have not been fully vaccinated have the option of being tested twice weekly for COVID-19 through the end of the year, but all city workers must be fully vaccinated by Dec. 31.

However, enforcement of that vaccination deadline for police officers has been put on hold by a Cook County judge.

Tags: ,

As seen around … Evanston

From Chicagoland_fire_photos on instagram:

a visit to evanston fd station 1 

home to- 
engine 21 
ambo 21 
battalion 21 (in spare batt 21) 
squad 21 
dive 21  
ambo 22 is stationed at 21 until 24’s construction is done 
Evanston FD Station 21

Chicagoland_fire_photos on instagram

Tags: , , , , ,

Apartment fire in Evanston, 8-16-21

This from Collin Ehrlich:

Evanston Fire Dept Box Alarm 1320 Dewey

fire scene in Evanston IL

Collin Ehrlich photo

Tags: , , ,

Evanston Fire Department news

From the City of Evanston:


Evanston Fire Department Deputy Chief William Muno

Evanston Fire Department Deputy Chief William Muno

EVANSTON, IL – Chief Muno has served the residents of Evanston with pride and distinction over the past 34 years. Battalion Chief Muno’s promotion to deputy chief will be effective May 10, 2021. 

Chief Muno’s leadership in the department has been extensive, having served as a captain for 16 years and battalion chief for the last 9 years.

Bill has proven to be a dedicated member of the department, working tirelessly to improve the department’s day-to-day operations. He has provided training opportunities for fire department staff through his participation in the training committee for nearly ten years, helped our members operate more safely through his involvement with the safety committee since 1996, and has shaped departmental guidelines by serving on the Standard Operating Guideline Committee since 2016. Bill served as a paramedic preceptor, a role proven vital to helping newer paramedics develop the skills necessary to be effective in the field. Additionally, Chief Muno served as an active member of the department’s hazardous materials team for five years.

Bill’s commitment to professional development is evident in the numerous training courses, certifications, and college credits completed. Chief Muno completed the Fire Officer I and II certifications, attended numerous command classes, and completed various special operations training. Chief Muno currently holds an Associate’s Degree from Oakton College. 

Deputy Chief Muno’s vision for the fire department is to “have every member trained to the degree necessary to effectively manage the challenges presented and to benefit from modern-day advancements in the field.” 

“Chief Muno is one of the most knowledgeable people I know in the fire service,” said Fire Chief Paul Polep. “Everyone in this organization will greatly benefit with Chief Muno in this senior leadership role.”

Tags: ,

Apartment fire in Evanston, 12-23-20

This video was shot by Jim McCall Back in December, first on scene


thanks Steve

Tags: , , , ,

Apartment fire in Evanston, 2-19-21

From Max Weingardt:

Evanston box alarm – apartment fire at 2137 W Howard St

Pierce ladder truck at fire scene

Max Weingardt photo

Tags: , , , ,