Posts Tagged firefighter memorial

Willow Springs Fire Department

This from Martin Nowak:

July 29th, I decided to stop at the Willow Springs fire house and take some pictures. My main goal was to take pictures of an SUV in FD colors that are similar to the PD’s. I believe they had this Ford Explorer (2002-2005) in all black for years then adding these decals recently. I’ve seen a newer 2008-2012 Ford Escape twice, but not sure where it is and what it is used for. Wish I could get pictures of it, it has the same decals as the Explorer. I believe it replaced an old Jeep Grand Cherokee (1999-2004.) Here are some pictures I took.

 

Willow springs FIre Department

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Willow springs FIre Department

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Willow springs FIre Department

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Willow springs FIre Department

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Willow springs FIre Department

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Willow springs FIre Department

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Willow springs FIre Department

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Palatine 9/11 Patriot Day Ceremony

 

Palatine Fire Department

Palatine Fire Department

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Palatine Fire Department

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Palatine Fire Department

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Palatine Firefighter Memorial Service

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Palatine Firefighter Memorial Service

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9/11 Memorial in Algonquin

Tyler Tobolt submitted several images of the new firefighter memorial in Algonquin. which previously was mentioned HERE and HERE.

Algonquin Fire District Firefighter Memorial with 9/11 artifact

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Algonquin Fire District Firefighter Memorial with 9/11 artifact

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Algonquin Fire District Firefighter Memorial with 9/11 artifact

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Algonquin Fire District Firefighter Memorial with 9/11 artifact

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Algonquin Fire District Firefighter Memorial with 9/11 artifact

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Algonquin Fire District Firefighter Memorial with 9/11 artifact
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9/11 Memorial in Algonquin Features Trade Center Steel

The Daily Herald has an article describing a firefighter memorial being built by the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Firefighters Association:

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Firefighters Association is building the memorial on the north end of Riverfront Park. The location is particularly significant because the old firehouse used to be across the street until about eight years ago, firefighter/paramedic Dan Teson said.

Construction started last week, right after agreements were approved by the village of Algonquin and the fire protection district, and is on track to be finished in time for a Sept. 11 dedication, Teson said.

The memorial will consist of a brick paver circle 40 feet in diameter with the World Trade Center steel beam in the middle, and landscaping all around it, Teson said.

The firefighters association got the beam, which weighs more than 5,000 pounds, as a donation from The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Teson said. He and two other firefighters flew to New York City in November to accept the donation, and were met there by one of the firefighters’ father, who drove his truck, Teson said. The foursome picked up the beam at a hangar outside LaGuardia Airport, and father and son drove it back to Illinois.

“It absolutely does have an effect on you, when you sit there and physically touch a piece of something that was a major part of our history, probably one of the worst days that we’ve ever had in the U.S. To be able to be part of something like that in a positive manner, and pay tribute to all the people who died that day, it’s very meaningful,” he said.

The complete article can be found HERE.

thanks Chris

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Algonquin to build firefighter memorial

The Daily Herald has an article about the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Firefighters Association preparing to create a firefighter’s memorial

The memorial would be in honor of fallen firefighters within the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District and the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Lt. Matt Berg said during a committee of the whole meeting Tuesday night. The memorial would be built on a 60 foot by 60 foot area on the north end of Riverfront Park, east of Harrison Street where it meets Edward Street, and across from where the old firehouse — now demolished — was located until about eight years ago.

Two Algonquin-Lake in the Hills firefighters have died in the line of duty since the department was first formed in 1895: Edwin Benson, who died in 1967, and G.D. “Mac” McIntyre, who died in 1976, firefighter/paramedic Dan Teson said.

The association began working on the plan about four years ago, when the original idea was to build a 9-foot bronze statue that would have cost $50,000. “That was our initial plan, but that changed with the economic climate,” Teson said.

The complete article can be found HERE.

thanks Dennis

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Memorial for CFD Firefighters

Dennis McGuire, Jr. found an article HERE about a memorial which is nearing completion to honor the memory of Patrick King and Anthony Lockhart who died in a fire at the Beverly tire shop on 106th and Western.

Monday marked the 140th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire. At the same time, work crews are getting close to completing a memorial to two fallen firefighters who died fighting a fire back in 1998.

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Chicago to build fireman’s memorial park

The following new release from the City of Chicago website was posted on November 17, 2010.

TIF approved for firemen’s memorial, community center

Mayor Richard M. Daley’s plan to use Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to build a fireman’s memorial park in Beverly and a community recreational facility on the Near North Side were approved today by the Chicago City Council.

“TIF is the City’s most versatile and effective economic development tool,” said Mayor Richard M. Daley. “It is important that we continue to invest in our park infrastructure as these facilities play a significant role in the quality of life in our neighborhoods.”

The memorial park will honor Chicago firefighters Anthony Lockhart and Patrick King, who were killed 12 years ago while extinguishing a blaze at a former car repair facility at 10611 S. Western Ave. The TIF assistance will pay for landscaping, fencing and a memorial for the fallen firefighters on the .6 acre site, which has remained vacant since the fire. Funds for the $675,000 acre project will be allocated from the Western Avenue/Rock Island TIF district. Preliminary designs include trees, grass, lighting, benches and walking paths surrounding a fireman-themed sculpture.

The community center will rise on the site of a former Chicago Housing Authority highrise at 410 W. Chicago Ave. To include a gymnasium, locker rooms, computer labs and a community meeting area, the $15 million facility will be operated by the Chicago Park District. The Near North TIF district will provide $5 million toward the construction cost with the remainder to be paid by the Jesse White Foundation, which would use the facility as a permanent home for the Jesse White Tumblers.

In a separate plan, Wilson Park, at 4630 N. Milwaukee Ave., will be allocated $500,000 from the Jefferson Park TIF District for assorted playground improvements, including a new play surface and climbing equipment.

TIF is a City of Chicago funding tool that’s used to promote infrastructure and other improvements as well as create jobs in designated districts across the city.

Thanks to Hank Sajovic for  submitting this.

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Coal City Station 2

The Coal City Fire Department, in MABAS Division 15, opened Station 2 in December of 2010. Although the department has not yet been added to this website, Steve Redick submitted several images of the new station.  Last July, Karl Klotz submitted a shot of the station under construction which can be seen HERE.

Coal City Fire Department Station 2

Coal City Fire Station 2 at 1455 S. Berta Road opened in December of 2010. Steve Redick photo

Steve created two panoramic images of the station’s interior showing the apparatus bays and vehicles.

Coal City Fire Department station 2

Interior of Coal City Fire Station 2 as seen from the back of the apparatus bays. Steve Redick photo

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This photo shows the apparatus lined up in each bay. An engine, brush rig, two ambulances, a boat and the MABAS Division 15 haz mat unit. Steve Redick photo

The Herald-News (Sun Times) has an article from January 13th which can be seen HERE that describes the new facility and the memorial in front which includes two pieces of steel from the World Trade Center after the buildings were destroyed on 9/11.

Coal City Fire Department Station 2 9/11 steel beams World Trade Center stel

A memorial located in front of Coal City Fire Station 2 features I-beam sections from the World Trade Center on 9/11. Steve Redick photo

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