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New engine for Forest Park (more)

This from Jeff Braun Jr:

Here are a few photos of the new Forest Park Engine 401 in full service at the HOBO Grand Opening. Thanks. (9/12/17) -Jeff Braun Jr (COUNTY-WIDE FIRE PHOTOGRPAHY)

Forest Park FD Engine 401

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Forest Park FD Engine 401

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Forest Park FD Engine 401

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Forest Park FD Engine 401

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Forest Park FD Engine 401

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New engine for Forest Park (more)

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Fire Service, Inc would like to congratulate the Forest Park, IL Fire Department on the delivery of their new E- One pumper! This rescue body, 530-gallon tank, low hose bed, and top mount pump panel design provides Forest Park with mission critical capabilites in their highy urban environment. This will be the first out apparatus which beyond suppression capabilites, includes a large interior EMS cabinet for their ALS gear, and body storage for thier cache of tool and equipment. Thank you Chief McDermott, and Deputy Chief Chiappetta for your support of FSI and E-One. Welcome to the family!

Forest Park FD Engine 401

Forest Park FD Engine 401. Fire Service, Inc. photo

Forest Park FD Engine 401

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Forest Park FD Engine 401

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New engine for Forest Park (more)

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Forest Park FD conducting final inspection of their new E -One pumper. These are very satisfied customers!!!!!!!

new fire engine for the Forest Park FD Engine 401

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new fire engine for the Forest Park FD Engine 401

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new fire engine for the Forest Park FD Engine 401

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new fire engine for the Forest Park FD Engine 401

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new fire engine for the Forest Park FD Engine 401

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new fire engine for the Forest Park FD Engine 401

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new fire engine for the Forest Park FD Engine 401

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new fire engine for the Forest Park FD Engine 401

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new fire engine for the Forest Park FD Engine 401

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New engine for Forest Park

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Forest Park low hose bed Typhoon pumper near the finish line!

fire truck being built at E-ONE

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fire truck being built at E-ONE

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fire truck being built at E-ONE

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fire truck being built at E-ONE

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Apartment fire in Berwyn, 4-12-17

This from Jeff Braun, Jr:

Here are some shots of the Full Still Wednesday night in at 6615 W. Cermak Road in Berwyn. The initial fire call came in at approximately 19:00 Hours, and command quickly requested a Full Still. I arrived on scene just as overhaul was in progress. North Riverside Truck 806 and Forest Park Engine 401 were due to the scene along with Berwyn Chief 900, Quint 901, Engine 902, Engine 903, Truck 904, Ambulance 905, Chief 908, Chief 909, and Chief 916 with Stickney Engine 1203 due for the Change of Quarters.

Thanks -Jeff Braun Jr. COUNTY-WIDE FIRE PHOTOGRAPHY

Forest park fire engine

Jeff Braun Jr. COUNTY-WIDE FIRE PHOTOGRAPHY photo

Berwyn fire truck

Jeff Braun Jr. COUNTY-WIDE FIRE PHOTOGRAPHY photo

ladders to windows after fire

Jeff Braun Jr. COUNTY-WIDE FIRE PHOTOGRAPHY photo

North Riverside FD tower ladder

Jeff Braun Jr. COUNTY-WIDE FIRE PHOTOGRAPHY photo

firefighters replace ladder on fire truck

Jeff Braun Jr. COUNTY-WIDE FIRE PHOTOGRAPHY photo

fire truck at fire scene

Jeff Braun Jr. COUNTY-WIDE FIRE PHOTOGRAPHY photo

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Forest Park Fire Department news

Excerpts from the forestparkreview.com:

Forest Park officials took action at Monday’s village council meeting that they hope will enhance the operations of the West Suburban Consolidated Dispatch Center (WESCOM) when the village joins next summer.

By a 5-0 vote, the council approved entering into a memorandum of understanding with Oak Park, River Forest, Elmwood Park, and WESCOM to apply for a $419,000 federal grant to upgrade fire dispatch equipment for all the agencies.

Forest Park officials voted in September to join WESCOM, acceding to a state of Illinois requirement that smaller municipalities combine municipal dispatch operations. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the consolidated dispatch law on June 29, 2015, after it was passed by the Illinois General Assembly earlier that year. The law requires municipalities throughout the state with populations of less than 25,000 to consolidate their dispatch operations by mid-2017 to reach that population number. With some communities — primarily downstate, without 911 centers — the law is seen as a first step toward universal 911 service statewide.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 2016-17 Regional Assistance to Firefighters grant would allow WESCOM to purchase state-of-the-art fire dispatch equipment. Forest Park has been working with the other agencies on the grant application since before the village officially joined in anticipation of eventually becoming a member.

According to the memo of understanding, Oak Park will be the lead agency, agreeing to administer the grant. Oak Park’s responsibilities will include asset accountability and reporting requirements.

Under terms of the application process, each agency will provide a cash match of 15 percent of the total cost of equipment to be purchased with grant funds. Of the total $493,572.02, all but $74,035.80 would be funded by the grant, the rest by the participating agencies.

Officials at the agencies determined the equipment they would need, leading to a different total for each. Forest Park’s total is $58,648, of which the 15 percent share would be $8,797.20 and the grant allocation would be $49,850.80. For the other agencies, Oak Park would pay $33,075.50 and receive $187,427.81; Elmwood Park would pay $18,314.03 and receive $103,779.51; River Forest would pay $7,317.42 and receive $41,465.41; and WESCOM would pay $6,531.65 and receive $37,012.69.

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

A federal fire assistance grant that Elmwood Park and other neighboring suburbs are seeking would improve response times and lead to a more efficient system, said an official with the West Suburban Consolidated Dispatch Center.

The center, based in River Forest, is the 911 center primarily responsible for dispatching police, fire and emergency calls for the communities of Elmwood Park, Oak Park and River Forest. The communities have joined together on a request for an Assistance to Firefighters grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which, if received, would be used to digitize the current system used by the dispatch center.

Computer-aided dispatch is a technology that has become more widespread in dispatch centers. Used in the west suburban center’s system, it would help to automate some of the dispatch, which would allow for quicker response times. Currently, dispatchers take 911 calls over the phone, and while taking down information, they  sometimes have to switch over to the radio, arranging for dispatch.

Digital technology would allow the dispatcher to send automated dispatch messages to fire stations, while continuing to talk to the caller and taking down information.

The Elmwood Park Village Board voted at its Nov. 21 meeting to back a resolution in support of an application to FEMA, the recommending agency on the fire assistance grants.

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New engine for Forest Park

Drawings of the new E-ONE Typhoon TM engine that was ordered by the Forest Park FD

Drawing of E-ONE Typhoon engine

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Drawing of E-ONE Typhoon engine

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New ambulance for Forest Park

This from the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Congratulations to the Village of Forest Park, Forest Park, IL on their recent delivery of a 2016 Road Rescue Type III ambulance. Thank you and we look forward to working with you again.

Road Rescue Type III ambulance

2016 Ford/Road Rescue Type III ambulance for Forest Park. Fire Service, Inc. photo

Road Rescue Type III ambulance

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Road Rescue Type III ambulance

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rear chevron striping on ambulance

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Forest Park Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ForestParkReview.com:

The Forest Park Fire Department will purchase of a new fire engine and an ambulance thanks to a grant from the federal government and action taken by the village council.

The fire engine will cost $450,000, with $428,572, or 95 percent covered by a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Program grant. The village will pay the remaining 5 percent, $21,428.00. This will replace a 1993 engine used as a reserve.

To facilitate purchase of the engine, the village also entered into an inter-local for cooperative purchasing contract with the Houston-Galveston Area Council. Gillian explained the contract fulfills terms of the agreement for the grant, which he said village officials have been pursuing for years.

Officials are still working on specifications and manufacturers but hope to place the order for the engine by the end of September. They will purchase the engine from a company that produces all components rather than the chassis from one company and the body from another.

The ambulance, a Road Rescue demonstrator, is $154,000 and will replace a 2005 model that will be traded in.  Funding for a new ambulance has been budgeted in each of the previous four years, but the money was needed elsewhere.The fire department hopes to accept delivery in early October.

The new vehicles join a 2003 truck and a 2007 engine in the department’s fleet.

To help finance the purchases, the village council voted Monday to establish a 10-year $750,000 line of credit with Forest Park National Bank. Gillian explained the line of credit will be used to finance the initial equipment and vehicle purchases. After the final purchases are made, the village will refinance with loans, 10-year loans for what he called the “big-ticket items” and five-year loans for the lower-cost purchases.

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