Posts Tagged Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company

New tower ladder for Glen Ellyn (more)

From the Interstate Emergency Vehicles Facebook page:

Glen Ellyn VFC, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
In-service training for their new Rosenbauer 100′ mid-mount platform
Thank you to the Village of Glen Ellyn, Fire Chief Chris Clark and members for your business

Glen Ellyn FD tower ladder

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Glen Ellyn Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from Mysuburbanlife.com:

Longtime Glen Ellyn Fire Chief Stu Stone is being remembered for his love of Glen Ellyn. He died Feb. 4 after a prolonged illness. He was 74.

Stone also was the former publisher of the Glen Ellyn News, now the Glen Ellyn Suburban Life. He became publisher after the death of his father and continued in that role until the paper was sold in 1999.

In recognition of his many contributions to the village, Stone was named as the grand marshal of the 2016 Glen Ellyn Fourth of July Parade. Those contributions included playing Santa Claus every year as part of the annual Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce Holiday Walk.

Over the years, Stone received many honors, including being named the Glen Ellyn chamber’s Man of the Year and Glen Ellyn Jaycees’ Citizen of the Year and Fireman of the Year. The chamber gave Stone the Chamber Man of the Year Award in 1977 and made him a lifetime board director.

Stone joined the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company when he was 21 years old and served as chief from 1978 to 2001, following in the footsteps of his dad. He was a member of the fire company for 53 years.

Company Capt. Bill Miller, a 35-year veteran of the department, said he is thankful for Stone’s leadership. He also knew Stone through being an employee of the Glen Ellyn News for 22 years.

Stone also had a love for Glen Ellyn, he said. “That stood out working for him,” Miller said. “He belonged to so many different organizations. He also enjoyed cooking steaks for organizations. I was part of a group with him called Stu’s Crew.”

In lieu of flowers, donations are being requested to the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 460, Glen Ellyn, IL 60138 or to the Salvation Army, 1-800-SAL-ARMY, donatesalvationarmyusa.org.

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Glen Ellyn Fire Department news

 Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company former Fire Chief Stuart Stone

Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company former Fire Chief Stuart Stone. Glen Ellyn Fire Department photo

Excerpts from MySuburbanLife.com:

The Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company on Feb. 4 announced the death of former Chief Stu Stone after a prolonged illness.

He joined the fire company at the age of 21 on July 12, 1963, and served for more than 53 years until his death Feb. 4, according to a news release from the company.

Stone was elected chief of the fire company in April 1978, and he remained in that position until April 2001. Since then, he remained involved in all aspects of the fire company, offering the guidance and wisdom gained from his more than 50 years in the fire service.

Stone also was the former publisher of the Glen Ellyn News, now the Glen Ellyn Suburban Life.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9 and 3 to 9 p.m. Feb. 10 at Leonard Memorial Home, 565 Duane St., Glen Ellyn. Funeral service will be Feb. 11, time and place pending.

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Glen Ellyn VFD orders two engines (more)

From Rosenbaueramerica.com:

Rosenbauer Truck #:14163-64

Body: EXT
Pump Manufacturer: Hale
Engine: Cummins
Chassis: RBM Commander
Tank Capacity: 750
Pump Mount: Side
Horsepower: 400
Axles: Single
Pump Model: QMAX-xs175-23L
new fire engine for the Glen Ellyn VFD

Rosenbauer photo

new fire engine for the Glen Ellyn VFD

Rosenbauer photo

new fire engine for the Glen Ellyn VFD

Rosenbauer photo

new fire engine for the Glen Ellyn VFD

Rosenbauer photo

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Glen Ellyn VFD orders two engines (more)

From the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company Facebook page:

Our new Rosenbauer engines have arrived! In the next couple of weeks, we will be training with them and working to get them in service.

New Rosenbauer fire engine for the Glen Ellyn VFD

Glen Ellyn VFD photo

New Rosenbauer fire engine for the Glen Ellyn VFD

Glen Ellyn VFD photo

New Rosenbauer fire engine for the Glen Ellyn VFD

Glen Ellyn VFD photo

New Rosenbauer fire engine for the Glen Ellyn VFD

Glen Ellyn VFD photo

New Rosenbauer fire engine for the Glen Ellyn VFD

Glen Ellyn VFD photo

thanks John

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Glen Ellyn VFD orders two engines (more)

updates from the Glen Ellyn Facebook page on the new Rosenbauer engines being built for the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Department

 

new fire engines for the Glen Ellyn Fire Department

Glen Ellyn photo

thanks Jamie

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Glen Ellyn VFD orders two engines

From the Glen Ellyn  VFD Facebook page:

Arriving this fall, Glen Ellyn’s Volunteer Fire Company will receive two new fire engines. Currently being built in Minnesota, these two new engines will become the fire company’s frontline lead engines, replacing the current engines which are over 10 years old.

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New fire chief in Glen Ellyn

Excerpts from MySuburbanLife.com:

Chris Clark is the new chief of the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company. He was sworn in at the Glen Ellyn Village Board meeting April 25. Clark, who was first elected chief by his peers before being sworn in, is taking the reins from Jim Bodony, who had served as chief for the past three years.

“I thank you for your confidence and support,” Clark said, in addressing village officials. “But this day is not really about me. This day is about the volunteers … These are absolutely wonderful, dedicated people that want nothing more than to help their neighbors on their neighbors’ worst day.”

During the meeting, Bodony also was honored for his three years of service as fire chief. He first joined the company in 1972.

“Jim has been a great leader and has become a friend, and we’ve accomplished a lot of things over the last several years together,” Village President Alex Demos said. “It is with a bit of sadness, but also happiness – knowing that you get a bit of your time back, but you are going to stay on and continue to be a member of the volunteer department. I look forward to the continued relationship, and I wanted to express my personal gratitude and also the gratitude of this board for your service to the community.”

“The past village boards have been great in supporting the fire company and supporting our initiatives, and I think in the past three years we’ve made some great progress that benefits all of Glen Ellyn in the way that we’ve maintained the fire company and created a model so it can continue,” Bodony said.

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