Posts Tagged Flossmoor Fire Department

New tower ladder for Flossmoor (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Another shot of the new tower ladder for Flossmoor

2020 Rosenbauer Commander 75' mid-mount Cobra platform aerial

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New tower ladder for Flossmoor (more)

From the Sentinel Emergency Solutions Facebook page:

NEW DELIVERY
This Rosenbauer 75′ mid-mount Cobra platform went in service recentlyt at the Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department. This is the department’s FIRST Rosenbauer. THANK YOU Chief Greg Berk and the Flossmore Fire Department for your business!

Features include:
Rosenbauer SMART aerial controls
Rosenbauer Commander chassis
Rosenbauer FX aluminum body
300 gallons of water

For more pictures and information visit our website:

Apparatus Specialist: Bill Schreiber (Northern Illinois)
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Rosenbauer Commander 75' mid-mount Cobra platform aerial

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New tower ladder for Flossmoor (more)

This from Bill Schreiber:

Training at the Flossmoor Fire Department on their Rosenbauer Commander 75Ft. Cobra mid-mount platform
Flossmoor FD Truck 19

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Rosenbauer Commander 75-ft Cobra mid-mount platform aerial

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New tower ladder for Flossmoor (more)

Updated production photos of the Rosenbauer mid-mount Cobra tower ladder being built for Flossmoor

new fire truck for the Flossmoor FD

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new fire truck for the Flossmoor FD

Flossmoor FD photo

Rosenbauer Cobra mid-mount being built

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New tower ladder for Flossmoor

From the Interstate Emergency Vehicles Facebook page:

Flossmoor Illinois Rosenbauer America Mid-Mount 75’ Aerial Platform #7575

Thank’s to the Village of Flossmoor, Flossmoor, IL for your fire apparatus purchase. Fire Chief Chris Sewell and Asst. Chief Keith Damm in Fremont, NE at the aerial campus. Rosenbauer chassis inspection and a good day inspecting the aerial platform seeing it set in place and operational today. Many thanks to the staff at Rosenbauer Aerials for a job well done.

Getting ready to pin the aerial to the turn table within the hour. Stay tuned !

Rosenbauer America fire truck being built

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Rosenbauer America fire truck being built

Interstate Emergency Vehicles photo

Rosenbauer America fire truck being built

Interstate Emergency Vehicles photo

Rosenbauer America fire truck being built

Interstate Emergency Vehicles photo

Rosenbauer America fire truck being built

Interstate Emergency Vehicles photo

Rosenbauer America fire truck being built

Interstate Emergency Vehicles photo

Rosenbauer America fire truck being built

Interstate Emergency Vehicles photo

Rosenbauer America fire truck being built

Interstate Emergency Vehicles photo

Rosenbauer America fire truck being built

Interstate Emergency Vehicles photo

Rosenbauer America fire truck being built

Interstate Emergency Vehicles photo

thanks Andy

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Area fire department receive grants

Excerpts from the journalreview.com:

Calumet City, Flossmoor, Crete Township, and South Holland fire departments have received a combined total of $610,000 in grant money to improve their stations and get equipment that will increase firefighter safety.

The Calumet City Fire Department was awarded a $142,000 grant, which will go toward updating two of its fire station’s ventilation systems to air out toxic vehicle exhaust fumes. The department will also use the funds to buy 15 sets of turnout gear and 38 helmets.

They previously had been awarded multiple grants through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, which provided the department with a mobile training simulator, specialized training props, personal protective equipment and a special response vehicle.

In 2018, the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program made $315 million directly available to fire department, state fire training academies, and emergency medical service organizations to buy equipment, emergency vehicles and fund training.

The Flossmoor Fire Department received $222,345 and will buy emergency breathing equipment, replacing equipment that was nearly 20 years old.

The Crete Township Fire Protection District was awarded $52,380 and plans to install fire station vehicle exhaust systems. South Holland Fire Department was given $193,409 to buy new air packs.

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Three dead after recent area fires

Excerpts from abc7Chicago.com:

About 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday (2/28/18), firefighters responded to a residential fire in the 2000 block of Collett Lane in Flossmoor. After putting out the fire and searching the home, firefighters found a deceased male in the lower level. The age and identity of the victim were not released. No one else was injured in the fire which is being investigated by the State Fire Marshal’s office and the Flossmoor police and fire departments.

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

A 58-year-old woman, identified as Therese Chenault, was found in a third-floor apartment in 7600 block of South Essex Avenue after firefighters were called a little after 8 p.m.  Wednesday 2/28/18. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:39 p.m.

The fire may have been related to the woman using an oxygen tank in the apartment and appeared to have been accidental, but fire officials were still investigating. The fire was contained to the woman’s apartment. Smoke detectors were working in the building.

Excerpts from abc7Chicago.com:

Chicago firefighters said a residential building in the 5200-block of West Chicago Avenue was fully engulfed in flames on the first and second floors when they arrived Friday morning.  The fire may have started on the first floor in the back of the building.

As firefighters were working to see if everyone got out, they found one man unconscious. He was taken the hospital and is now in critical condition. Firefighters also found a woman on the second floor and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have not released her identity.A firefighter also suffered a back injury, but is expected to be ok. 

It took firefighters nearly an hour to put the fire out and later a small flareup spread to the building next door. There were no working smoke detectors inside. Firefighters will return to the scene to hand out smoke detectors Friday.

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2-Alarm fire in Flossmoor, 1-1-18

Flossmoor firefighters had a 2-Alarm fire at 1809 Oak Lane Road in the mid morning hours of New Year’s Day.

firefighter climbs aerial ladder with ice

Tim Olk photo

heavy smoke from house on fire

Tim Olk photo

firefighter covered with ice

Tim Olk photo

firefighter overhauls after winter house fire

Tim Olk photo

garage destroyed by fire in the winter

Tim Olk photo

firefighter covered with ice

Tim Olk photo

firefighters overhaul after winter house fire

Tim Olk photo

firefighters in Sutphen tower ladder at fire

Tim Olk photo

house destroyed by fire in the winter

Tim Olk photo

firefighters in Sutphen tower ladder at fire

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Flossmoor Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

This is the Flossmoor Fire Dept.’s 1969 Chevy brush truck.  Sorry, no specs available.  This was photographed some 20 years later and it still looks good.  Enjoy.
Mike Summa
vintage Flossmoor Fire Department truck

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Flossmoor Fire Department news

Excerpts from the hfchronicle.com:

Flossmoor village board members agreed this month to a partnership with Park Forest that allows the fire departments in both communities to share a pumper that has been moved to reserve status.

Fire Chief Chris Sewell said the partnership, over time, will permit Flossmoor to reduce its vehicle replacement schedules by one fire truck. That would reduce replacement costs by one-third and save the village about $1 million in the next 30 years. The cost of a new fire engine is now in excess of $500,000, he said.

Flossmoor currently has three engines, each with a 20-year service life. Under the plan, the fire department will move to two trucks – that means the vehicles will be replaced once every 10 years and Park Forest will move to a similar replacement plan.

When one of the villages replaces an engine, the old one will be rotated to reserve status for five years.  Both communities will always have two front-line engines for daily response purposes. The engine that is moved to reserve status can be used by either department when a front-line engine is down for routine maintenance or repairs.

By implementing the partnership, both communities will be in full compliance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, which call for 20 years of service from front-line vehicles and an additional five years for trucks in reserve status.

Both communities have a 3,500 gallon per minute pump requirement set by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) and maintain the three engines to meet that number.

Sewell said Flossmoor and Park Forest have similarities that make the agreement possible. Both towns have similar street designs and functional needs in regard to fire apparatus. Park Forest is the only nearby community with a Capital Replacement Fund similar to Flossmoor’s account for the long-range replacement of vehicles and other major equipment used by municipal departments.

Also, both towns participate in the Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency (IRMA), an insurance pool for municipalities and other governmental agencies in Northeastern Illinois. If either community terminates its IRMA membership, it could lead to the end of the agreement, Sewell said.

Flossmoor currently has a shared ambulance agreement with both Homewood and Hazel Crest.

thanks Dennis

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