Posts Tagged Frankfort Fire Protection District

Frankfort FPD news (more)

Updated photos of the Frankfort FPD ambulance being worked on at Alexis

interior of Frankfort FPD ambulance reburb

Alexis Fire photo

rear chevron striping on Frankfort FPD ambulance reburb

Alexis Fire photo

Frankfort FPD ambulance reburb

Alexis Fire photo

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Frankfort FPD news (more)

Updated photos of the Frankfort FPD ambulance being worked on at Alexis

Frankfort FPD ambulance being rebuilt

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

Frankfort FPD ambulance being rebuilt

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

Frankfort FPD ambulance being rebuilt

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

Frankfort FPD ambulance being rebuilt

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

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Frankfort FPD news (more)

Updated photos of the Frankfort FPD ambulance being worked on at Alexis

Frankfort FPD ambulance being rebuilt

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

Frankfort FPD ambulance being rebuilt

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

Frankfort FPD ambulance being rebuilt

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

Frankfort FPD ambulance being rebuilt

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

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Frankfort FPD news

This from Martin Nowak:

Frankfort also has two ambulances on the way. Brand new ambulance (no word of what or from who) another is a rechassis from Alexis. Which will be on a Ford F650/F750) 
ambulance body refurbished for new chassis

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

ambulance body refurbished for new chassis

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

ambulance body refurbished for new chassis

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

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Robbins Fire Department history

Something different today for #throwbackthursday, a look at several rigs acquired in the past by the Robbins Fire Department that previously served other area departments

Robbins FD Engine 2943 formerly used in York Center FPD

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Robbins FD Snorkel 2904 formerly used in Frankfort and Geneva IL

Bill Friedrich photo

Robbins FD Squad 2905 formerly used in Barrington

Bill Friedrich photo

Robbins FD Engine 2913

Bill Friedrich photo

Robbins FD Squad 2915 formerly used in McCook

Bill Friedrich photo

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Box Alarm fire in Frankfort, 2-15-18

This from Tim Olk:

Frankfort IL Box Alarm House Fire – Heavy Fog And No Hydrants Plus A Box Alarm Fire In Next Town Over, 2 1/2 Story Frame Heavy Fire From First Floor,Defensive Operations

house fire scene in Frankfort IL 2/15/18

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house fire scene in Frankfort IL 2/15/18

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house fire scene in Frankfort IL 2/15/18

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house fire scene in Frankfort IL 2/15/18

Tim Olk photo

house fire scene in Frankfort IL 2/15/18

Tim Olk photo

house fire scene in Frankfort IL 2/15/18

Tim Olk photo

house fire scene in Frankfort IL 2/15/18

Tim Olk photo

house fire scene in Frankfort IL 2/15/18

Tim Olk photo

house fire scene in Frankfort IL 2/15/18

Tim Olk photo

house fire scene in Frankfort IL 2/15/18

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Frankfort FPD news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

The State Fire Marshall was on the scene of a house fire Thursday afternoon with Frankfort fire officials as they tried to determine the cause of a blaze that left a gaping hole in the roof of a single story home in the 8600 block of W. Lincoln Highway.

The owner smelled smoke and called the fire department at about 3 pm Thursday.

Emergency responders Police closed U.S. 30 between 84th and 88th Avenue, sending a long line of cars through the nearby Windy Farm subdivision.

Several fire departments responded to the blaze, including New Lenox, Mokena, Manhattan, Matteson, Orland, Crete, and University Park.

At the same time, Frankfort firefighters also were on the scene of another house fire in the 7400 block of Quail Circle.

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As seen around … Frankfort

From Josh Boyajian:

Frankfort Engine 74

Frankfort Engine 74 – 2014 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/1000/25. Josh Boyajian photo

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New pumper/tanker for Frankfort

From the Pierce Flickr page:

Pierce Frankfort FPD, IL 30586 – for Engine 73

Frankfort FPD Engine 73

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Fund to assist Frankfort lieutenant and his family

Excerpts from the Heraldnews.com:

Many parents know this scenario: a child bumps his head, a lump appears. In the case of 9-year-old Brandon Otte of Shorewood, the lump didn’t disappear. A CT scan revealed an abnormality, a tumor above his left eye.

Brandon’s father is Jeff Otte a lieutenant/paramedic with the Frankfort Fire Protection District.

Brandon has Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), a rare cancer that causes an excess of white blood cells to accumulate in the body and form tumors, also known as lesions. He is the oldest of seven children.

The lump appeared in December 2015. Surgery to remove the lesion was scheduled for the end of January 2016. Since shortly before the surgery, Jeff has been caring for all seven children under age 10 on his own.

The children are Brandon, 9; Julie, 7; Natalie, 6; Emilie, 4; Callie, 3; and Noah, who has autism and is nonverbal, 2; and Benjamin, 16 months. Jeff said he doesn’t have much extended family except for his sister, Cindy McDorman of Galesburg.

After surgery, Brandon began 52 weeks of chemotherapy, which he will complete in early 2017. His spirits are great and his prognosis is good.

In April, the family faced another health scare. Cindy was diagnosed with a rare breast cancer. In May, she had a double mastectomy. But Cindy is now in remission and staying at the Otte home about one week each month.

Jeff said various groups have arranged Christmas presents and holiday activities to keep the season festive for the children. On Dec. 26, the family leaves for Disneyland in California, courtesy of the Make a Wish Foundation.

Jeff listed the rest of his support system: neighbors, staff at Troy School District 30-C, the Joliet Park District (where some of his children attend after-school activities) and even The Village Christian Church in Minooka – which Jeff said he and his family joined in September.

In August, Jeff created a GoFundMe page with a goal of $10,000. As of Thursday, the amount was raised was just $3,395.

Jeff said his main financial need is not money for medical bills but to pay his full-time and part-time nannies, so Jeff can continue working his job and keep the insurance for his kids.

A firefighter since 1998 in Crestwood, Jeff came to Frankfort in 2005.

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