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Geneva Fire Department news

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Firefighters in Geneva fought an industrial fire after an explosion was reported at Olon Industries in the 400-block of Union Street around 1:33 p.m. Tuesday. On arrival, they found a small fire and a white plume of smoke coming from a storage building.

It was later determined to be a chemical fire, prompting a hazardous materials response.  The damage was contained to the storage facility and did not impact the manufacturing side of the facility. Firefighters gained control of the fire by 4:25 p.m.

People were evacuated from Wheeler Park and the senior center as a precaution, and the evacuation order was lifted just before 5:30 p.m.

The cause of the explosion and fire remains under investigation. No injuries were reported.

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New tower ladder for Geneva (more)

From the Pierce Flickr page:

Pierce, Geneva, IL, 36597-1; #GenevaFD; #FireTruck; #Pierce; #Enforcer;

Pierce composite

thanks Martin

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New tower ladder for Geneva


Geneva FD

Job: #36597 | Illinois | Enforcer 110′ Platform; #Pierce; #GenevaFD; #FireTruck;

Macqueen Emergency photo

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Area apparatus orders

Here is a list compiled by Josh Boyajian of current area apparatus on order:

Alsip – Seagrave Engine

Berwyn – E-One Metro 100 Low Profile Ladder

Blue Island – Sutphen 100’ MM Ladder

Bolingbrook – (2) E-One Engines

Buffalo Grove – E-One Engine

Carol Stream – E-One RM Tower Ladder

Cicero – Pierce Impel Engine

Crestwood – (2) Seagrave Engines

Geneva – Pierce Ascendant Ladder

Hampshire – Pierce Enforcer PUC Engine

Joliet – E-One RM Tower Ladder

Lisle Woodridge – Pierce Ascendant MM Tower

Lockport – Seagrave Apollo Tower Ladder

Lombard – Pierce Enforcer Engine

Melrose Park – Pierce Impel Engine

Morton Grove – E-One EMAX Engine

Oak Brook – Pierce Ascendant Ladder

Oak Brook – Pierce Enforcer Engine

Norwood Park – Pierce Ascendant MM Tower

River Grove – Ford E-450 Wheeled Coach Ambo

Skokie – Pierce Enforcer Engine

Stickney – Ford F550 Horton Type 1 Ambo

Sugar Grove – Sutphen Engine

Thornton – Sutphen 75’ MM Ladder

Tri State FPD – Pierce Enforcer Ascendant Ladder

Western Springs – Pierce Saber Engine

Westmont – Pierce Impel Engine

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Geneva Fire Department news

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William “Bill” Rosenfelder Jr. loved two family traditions: running hardware stores and fighting fires. Rosenfelder, a former chief of the Geneva Fire Department, died last Wednesday at age 86.

He was a lifelong resident of Geneva, except for a stint in the Army, where he was trained as a medic. He pursued that passion as a volunteer emergency medical technician for the Geneva Fire Department, where his father had served. Rosenfelder joined the department in 1959 and retired in 1980.

He also joined the family’s hardware business. An uncle started it in 1917 and his father took it over. The store burned down in February 1953. It then reopened in a new space at 124 W. State St. and affiliated itself with the Ace Hardware corporation.

He was involved in many charitable causes and was a supporter of the Geneva History Museum, where he identified old firefighting equipment and information about big fires Geneva had when he was a firefighter. He served on the boards of the Kane County Fair and the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, and the Aurora University Citizens’ Advisory Board. He was a member of the Fox Valley Shrine Club, Geneva Masonic Lodge 139, and the Delnor-Community Hospital Men’s Foundation.

His wife, Mary, died in December. He is survived by sons Michael and Scott, and daughter Diane Riffell; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his sister, Marie.

A wake will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Geneva Lutheran Church, 301 S. Third St.

Memorial gifts may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or to the church.

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Area apparatus orders

From Fire Apparatus Magazine:

Illinois Fire Service Institute, Champaign – Pierce Enforcer pumper 1,500/500.  Delivery in September.

Geneva Fire Department – Pierce Enforcer PUC pumper 1,500/750. Delivery in September.

Lake Forest Fire Department  – Spartan Gladiator/Marion pumper 1,500/850/30. Delivery in November.

Lake Zurich Fire Department – Pierce Saber pumper 1,500/750. Delivery in September.

Mount Prospect Fire Department Pierce Dash CF PUC pumper 1,500/750-gallon tank. Delivery in September.

St. Charles Fire Department – Pierce Dash CF PUC pumper 1,500/750. Delivery in September.

Springfield Fire Department  – Two Pierce Enforcer pumpers 1,500/750. Delivery in September.

thanks Ron

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New engine for Geneva FD

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Aldermen recommended approval to buy a new fire engine for $618,423 at Committee of the Whole Dec. 10. The cost includes a prepayment discount of 2.8 percent.

The Pierce Enforcer will replace Engine 209, which is more than 28 years old and currently in reserve status. The new engine will go into front line service at Station No. 1 and the existing front line engine, Engine 205, which is 20 years old, will be placed in reserve status.

The city council will take final action on the purchase.

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New ambulance for Geneva

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

Brand new custom Horton conversion on a Ford F550 chassis.

New ambulance for the Geneva Fire Departmen

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New ambulance for the Geneva Fire Departmen

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New ambulance for the Geneva Fire Departmen

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new ambulance interior

Foster Coach Sales photo

chevron striping on back of ambulance

Foster Coach Sales 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

Bill Friedrich photo

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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Geneva Fire Department news

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Geneva firefighters are due to receive 25 new sets of  turnout gear at a cost of more than $50,000. Aldermen voted unanimously to approve the expenditure Jan. 16.

The new gear is replacing out-of-date and worn-out gear for 25 members of the department. Each set costs nearly $2,000, based on the lowest qualified bid from W.S. Darley. Gear includes helmets, gloves, coats, pants, hoods, and boots. Depending on use and wear, some gear has to be retired before the 10-year anniversary date.

The National Fire Protection Association recommends gear be retired after 10 years after the date of manufacture.

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