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Garden Homes FPD receives ISO Class 3 rating

From the Garden Homes FPD Facebook page:

Over the weekend the Garden Homes Fire Protection District (GHFPD) received our results from the Insurance Service Office (ISO) concerning our Public Protection Classification (PPC) otherwise know as our ISO Rating.

We are proud to announce that our ISO Rating has improved from Class 5 to Class 3. This places the GHFPD in the top 11% of all fire departments in the United States and should produce insurance savings for the Garden Homes community we serve.

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Garden Homes FPD history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
Here are some old pictures of Garden Homes Fire Department units.  They are from the 1970s.  One is a Dodge ambulance and the other is a 1970s Ford (X-Alsip squad truck) of unknown specifications.  Question– in the 1970s, Dodge ambulances were everywhere.  Now they are a rarity.  What happened?
Enjoy,
Mike S.
vintage Dodge ambulance

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Garden Homes VFD history

Mike Summa photo

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Garden Homes VFD history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
This is Garden Homes 1954 FWD.  It’s a 750/750 X Merrionette Park.  Hope that you enjoy,
Mike S.
conventional FWD fire engine

Garden Homes 1954 FWD engine. It’s a 750/750 X Merrionette Park. Make Summa photo

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Garden Homes VFD history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
I have a picture of Garden Homes’ former rescue truck.  It was a 1955 IHC Metro.  It was a unique model.  Just wanted to share.
Thank you,
Mike s.
Garden Homes Volunteer FD history

Garden Homes VFD squad. Mike Summa photo

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As seen around … Garden Homes

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.

Here is the new Garden Homes FPD engine. It replaced the Seagrave/Pierce X-Bedford Park  which is now in the Andy Leider Collection. This Pierce came from East Longmeadow, Mass.
Dennis
East Longmeadow, Mass

GHFPD Engine 2553 – 1981 Pierce Arrow 1000-500 Serial# E-0949 X-East LongMeadow. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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As seen around … Robbins

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.:

Here is an out of service picture of the X-Calumet Park, IL. Amb. 2262 which was replaced by a 2002 Ford/Marque that I believe was X-Crystal Lake but can not confirm that yet.
Another note on the history of this ambo is that it originally was owned by the Garden Homes Fire Protection District in nearby Alsip, IL
The picture of it in Garden Homes is by Bill Friedrich
old Type II ambulance for sale

X-Calumet Park ambulance. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Calumet Park Type II ambulance

Former Calumet Park FD Ambulance 2262 – 1993 Ford Econoline/Wheeled Coach Type II was X-Garden Homes FPD. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Type II ambulance Garden Homes Fire Protection District

Garden Homes FPD Ambulance 2552 was this 1993 Ford Econoline Type II from Wheeled Coach prior to going in service for the Garden Homes FPD. Bill Friedrich photo

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Garden Homes FPD Update

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.

Garden Homes Fire Protection District in Alsip, Illinois has put their 1982/91 Seagrave/Pierce out of service and replaced it with a used engine from Firetec Fire Apparatus. Here is a photo from FireTec’s web site of the ” new” engine. The engine will not be in service for a few weeks waiting on final touch up’s.
Dennis
Pierce fire engine

Used fire engine purchased by the Garden Homes FPD. Firetec photo

Delivered
To: Alsip , IL 
From: Agawam, MA ( 2014 )

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Robbins house fire 6-23-13 (rekindle)

This from Eric Haak:

The Robbins Fire Department was dispatched to the report of a structure fire at 3702 W. 139th Street Sunday afternoon.  Robbins units arrived on scene at 1308hrs and confirmed a working fire in an old 2-story frame at the back of a bar’s property.  Command requested a MABAS 22 Full Still on Box #2909.  Companies went defensive from the start due to the dilapidated condition of the building and a special call was put in for Crestwood’s Truck and a MABAS Canteen.  At approximately 1700hrs, companies were called back for a rekindle.  Units on scene were Robbins Tower Ladder 4, Robbins Engines 2913 and 2943 and Garden Homes Engine 2543.  Midlothian Engine 2723 was brought in to help clean up hot spots from the opposite side of Robbins’ Tower Ladder.
house fire in Robbins IL

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house fire in Robbins IL

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house fire in Robbins IL

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house fire in Robbins IL

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house fire in Robbins IL

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Fire departments train in vacant house

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.

The Alsip Fire Department along with the Garden Homes Fire Protection District and the Homewood Acres Fire Protection District had a burn down in Alsip, Illinois at 120th St. and Hamlin Ave.
All of the departments performed numerous small training evolutions in the house before having the final burn down. I arrived towards the end and was able to capture the final wrap up of a month long process.
suburban Chicago fire departments train with vacant house

A Garden Homes FPD captain oversees the garage burn. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

suburban Chicago fire departments train with vacant house

A Homewood Acres engine being used as the primary unit. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

suburban Chicago fire departments train with vacant house

Another shot of the Alsip truck covering the house. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

suburban Chicago fire departments train with vacant house

Alsip Truck 2014 was used for aerial water coverage.Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

suburban Chicago fire departments train with vacant house

House fully involved. Rocky Golomb photo

suburban Chicago fire departments train with vacant house

Homewood Acres firefighters along with an Alsip firefighter work to pull down the remaining walls. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

suburban Chicago fire departments train with vacant house

Homewood Acres firefighters are making an attack on the garage. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

suburban Chicago fire departments train with vacant house

Nothing is left of the house. The Homewood Acres engine can be seen in the background. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

suburban Chicago fire departments train with vacant house

Overall view of the site. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

suburban Chicago fire departments train with vacant house

The aftermath. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

suburban Chicago fire departments train with vacant house

The Homewood Acres FPD chief looks over the remains of the house and garage. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

suburban Chicago fire departments train with vacant house

The house collapsed into the basement. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Area fire departments receive federal funds

Fox32 Chicago reports that the Garden Homes Fire Protection District and the Blue Island Fire Department have been awarded federal funds:

CHICAGO (AP) – One Chicago-area fire department is receiving nearly $570,000 in federal money to beef up its first-responder capabilities.

The money for the Garden Homes Fire Protection District is the largest single chunk of money from $770,000 announced by U.S. officials on Wednesday.

The funding comes via a Department of Homeland Security program. Since 2001, it’s provided more than $5 billion in federal money for departments nationwide to pay for training, vehicles and other equipment.

Among others receiving some of the funds announced Wednesday is the Blue Island Fire Department. It will receive around $88,000. The Middletown Fire Protection District will get around $62,000.

Garden Homes also received FEMA money.

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