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Wilmette Fire Department open house

The Wilmette FD had an open house Saturday morning (5/18/19). This included several antique apparatus and an opportunity to showcase new Engine 27 for residents followed by ceremoniously pushing it into the station.

Engine 27 is a 2019 Pierce Dash CF PUC so 32569. It has a 1500-GPM pump, 750 gallons of water, and a foam cell which has either a 20 or 30-gallon capacity. This engine was outfitted with a 35-foot ground ladder and will run as Engine 26 if the tower ladder is out of service. It will go into service at Station 27, and the 2017 2013 E-ONE engine will become a reserve piece.

Wilmette FD Fire Chief Ben Wozney

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Wilmette FD Engine 27 2019 Pierce Dash CF PUC

; Wilmette FD Engine 27; Pierce Dash CF PUC

active and retired firefighters push new fire engine into the station

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active and retired firefighters pose with new fire engine

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[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”155″ display=”basic_thumbnail”]Wilmette sold the reserve tower ladder and has an engine currently for sale.

 

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East Joliet FPD Open House

East Joliet FPD open house

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Palatine Fire Department Open House

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Elgin Fire Department’s 150th Anniversary

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

For Elgin Fire Assistant Fire Chief Robb Cagann, Saturday was a special way to celebrate the Elgin Fire Department’s 150th Anniversary. 

The Fire Barn No. 5 Museum’s open house Saturday showcased the department’s history as part of the celebration of the day it began exactly 150 years earlier.

Cagann credited the museum board with building the collection housed in the early 1900s fire barn. The volunteer museum board takes care of the fire engines and all the memorabilia, he said.

Elgin Fire Department was established on September 16, 1867, and the all-volunteer force worked out of a building at 9 N. Spring St., according to a brochure the department created. The city’s first company, the Elgin Hook and Ladder Company, had a hose wagon and two horses to serve 5,441 residents, it stated.

Fire Station No. 5 was built in 1903 to 1904 at 533 St. Charles Street. By 1904, the fire department had 5 fully staffed fire barns with three hose wagons, two combination hose/chemical engines and horse-drawn engines, according to the museum. It was decommissioned in 1991, later becoming a fire museum, officials said. It is on the National Register of Historic Places, the brochure states.

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Prospect Heights FPD Open House

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East Joliet FPD Open House

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Schaumburg Fire Department news

From the villageofschaumburg.com:

Fire Department 50th Anniversary Open House

The Schaumburg Fire Department invites the public to attend its Open House to celebrate the department’s 50th anniversary.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at Fire Station 51, 950 W. Schaumburg Road.

The itinerary includes Presentation of the Colors by the department’s Honor Guard followed by a welcome from Fire Chief Dave Schumann. Speakers will include Mayor Al Larson and retired Captain Jim Naatz, who will serve as the keynote speaker. Refreshments will be available following the brief program.

Fire protection in Schaumburg was provided by the Roselle Fire Protection District in the early days. The Schaumburg Fire Department was created by village ordinance on February 20, 1966, and appointed volunteer firefighters that officially began serving the Schaumburg Fire Department on June 1, 1967.

Today, the Schaumburg Fire Department provides suppression and emergency medical services to a day-time population of 150,000. Responding from five fire stations, 120 shift personnel respond to more than 9,100 calls a year. The fire department is responsible for providing emergency response services including fire, ambulance, hazardous materials, underwater rescue and recovery, high angle, trench and confined space rescue; and education/fire prevention programs including school presentations, station tours, high rise drills, and Explorer Scout Post 333. For more information about the Schaumburg Fire Department, visit the village’s website at http://bit.ly/2fmxe8t.

thanks Dan

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Winnetka Fire Department news

This from Niko Stefani:

Some photos from the Winnetka Fire Department’s Open House on 9/15/16. The new engine was on display and an extrication demo was done. Thanks.

Winnetka FD Engine 28

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firefighters demonstrate a vehicle extrication

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firefighters demonstrate a vehicle extrication

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firefighters demonstrate a vehicle extrication

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firefighters demonstrate a vehicle extrication

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firefighters demonstrate a vehicle extrication

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Winnetka FD Engine 28

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Stickney Fire Department open house

This from Josh Boyajian:

Today, we had our first open house in many years. Many of our members put a lot of hard work into putting this on. We had numerous booths that people could visit along with a complementary hot dog and chips. We also did an auto extrication demo, fire extinguisher demo, and lastly a side by side live burn demo. I attached numerous photos from the event.

firefighter shows tools to children

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firefighters demonstrate firefighting

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firefighters demonstrate firefighting

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firefighters demonstrate firefighting

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child learning to use a fire extinguisher

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firefighters demonstrate a vehicle extrication

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firefighters demonstrate a vehicle extrication

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firefighters demonstrate a vehicle extrication

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firefighters demonstrate a vehicle extrication

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Stickney Firefighter

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people at fire department open house

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fire department open house

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firefighter shows tools to children

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Northbrook Fire Department news

Fire Department Open House on Saturday, October 15, at the Shermer Road Fire Station

 In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, the Northbrook Fire Department will be hosting their 31st Annual Open House on Saturday, October 15.  All are invited to the open house at Fire Station #12, 1840 Shermer Road, from 9am to noon on Saturday, October 15. The fire engines, aerial ladder truck, squad truck, and ambulances will be on display. Firefighters and Fire Prevention Inspectors will be giving tours and answering questions.

Ample Parking across the street at Maurice Sporting Goods, 1825 Shermer Road.

Children will enjoy free give-a-ways, including fire helmets, stickers, and coloring books. Sparky the Fire Dog will be in attendance.

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