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Glenside FPD news (more)

Excerpts from wgntv.com:

It’s been nearly three weeks since eight teens were burned at a weekend bonfire in Lombard. Four of them suffered severe burns and had to be hospitalized. Two remain at the hospital.

Alyssa Wolff, 15,  is many things: A varsity cheerleader, a friend, a school leader and now, three weeks after the accident, she’s also a motivator, hero and fighter.

“It was just like a huge explosion and the first instinct was to help my friends,” she said.

One of the boys attending the gathering poured gasoline on the dwindling flames. All of a sudden, he was on fire. She said she remembered what she learned in kindergarten. She stopped, dropped and rolled. Then she realized her friends were injured more than she was.

She burned her wrist trying to help one, who was in shock.

Firefighters and paramedics arrived quickly and all four of the friends were taken to the hospital and eventually they were taken to Loyola Medical Center’s burn unit, where two are still going through painful procedures.

She is home now and her street lined with red ribbons. And her recovery is going well. Her swollen burned face is healing beautifully. She said she knows how lucky she is. She said the experience has been life changing and has charted the course for her future. She wants to be a nurse and work in the burn unit at Loyola.

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Glenside FPD news

Excerpts from wgntv.com:

At least 8 teenagers were injured when a gas can exploded during a backyard bonfire Saturday night. A parent of one of the teens said perhaps 10 students were sitting around the fire when a gas can left too close to the flames exploded injuring teens ranging in age from 14 to 17 years old. One boy was burned over much of his body, two girls will need facial reconstruction surgery, and one is in a coma with a breathing tube.

The father of one of the victims said no parents were home when the explosion happened. Neighbors heard several pops and a big boom around 10 p.m. Saturday night, followed by emergency workers flooding the neighborhood.

The bonfire was attended by students from Glenbard East High School. Several of the victims were taken to Loyola University Medical Center’s burn unit. The Glenside FPD and Glendale Heights Police are investigating.

thanks Scott

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Glenside Fire Protection District news

The Glenside Fire Protection District, that protects the majority of Glendale Heights and Glen Ellyn Countryside in DuPage County in Illinois, is seeking a deputy fire chief. The district is located 25 miles west of Chicago and is predominately composed of residential areas with some commercial development. The district serves approximately 34,000 residents in a four-square mile area operating out of one fire station responding to fire, emergency medical services (EMS), and specialized rescue calls, totaling 2,349 in 2015. The district operates with 18 full-time personnel, 20 paid on call personnel, two chief officers and four administrative support personnel.

The FPD is seeking an energetic and experienced fire service leader with strong communication and interpersonal skills. A commitment to high professional standards is required and experience with both fire and EMS is important. The ideal candidate must have an inclusive managerial style and experience working in a union environment. The deputy fire chief, which is an appointed position by the Board of Trustees of the Glenside Fire Protection District, is an administrative and supervisory position encompassing planning, organizing, and directing the programs of the xistrict under the directions of the fire chief. The deputy chief is Chief of Operations responsible for assisting in the administration and coordination of department operations and the general direction of fire suppression, rescue, and EMS activities. Duties also include the general administrative responsibility of budgeting, fire prevention, training, records management, and other duties as assigned.

The deputy chief position is an FLSA salary exempt position.

Minimum Qualifications

The ideal Candidate will have a strong fire ground command experience, which exhibits supervisory and command understanding, comprehensive knowledge of modern methods and skills of fire department operations, and administration, excellent oral and written communications skills, excellent leadership skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public. Further requirements are excellent judgment skills, considerable skill in the application of administrative and management methods and procedures to departmental activities, and comprehensive knowledge of labor/management relations and the collective bargaining process.

Education Requirements

  • Candidates shall meet the following prerequisites at the time of application, or shall meet them within a time period established by the board of trustees
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science is required and a Master’s Degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal Certified as a Fire Officer III and Hazardous Materials Incident Command.
  • Valid Illinois driver’s license.
  • Reside within 10 miles of the fire station within one-year of appointment.
  • Five years’ experience in fire district policies, rules, regulations and laws preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary range: $91,045 – $101,766 negotiable depending on qualifications and experience. The district also provides an excellent benefit package and retirement program.

To Apply

The application closing date is November 1, 2016. Successful candidates will participate in an assessment center process on a date to be announced later. Interested and qualified candidates should apply at once, with resume and salary history, together with a letter summarizing your qualifications, education, professional accomplishments, a description of the size of the departments and populations where you have gained experience with three chief officer references in confidence to the Fire District’s Executive Search Consultant below:

Submit Resumes and Support Documentation to:

Executive Search Consultant

Illinois Fire Chiefs Association P.O. Box 7 Skokie, IL 60076-0007

The Glenside Fire Protection District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

www.glensidefire.org

Questions can be directed to: Chief T.E. Sashko, Executive Director

tsashko@illinoisfirechiefs.org

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As seen around … Glenside FPD

This from Josh Boyajian:

Here is a shot of Glenside Fire District’s newest engine. Engine 58 is a 2014 Ferrara Inferno 1500/1000
Ferrara Inferno fire engine

Glenside Fire District Engine 58 – 2014 Ferrara Inferno 1500/1000. Josh Boyajian photo

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House fire in Glendale Heights, 4-24-6

This from Josh Boyajian:

Sunday (4/24/16), I was out in Dupage county when Glenside pulled a box for a house fire @ 17 Hale Ct. They had heavy fire on arrival on the D side of house. I arrived well after the fire was out but grabbed some shots.

house fire aftermath

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house fire aftermath

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Carol Stream Fire District Deputy Chief Bob Hoff

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Bloomingdales Fire District tower ladder at work

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Carol Stream Fire District Engine 28

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Glenside Fire District fire engine

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Hanover Park Fire District battalion chief

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As seen around … Glendale Heights

Images from Steve Redick of Glenside FPD apparatus

Glenside FPD apparatus

Steve Redick photo

Glenside FPD apparatus

Steve Redick photo

Glenside FPD apparatus

Steve Redick photo

Glenside FPD apparatus

Steve Redick photo

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Chicagoland Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

This from Jim Larsen:

Good afternoon everybody,

Our available golf foursomes are over halfway sold out. If you would like to join us once again for this worthy charitable golf tournament to benefit the families of firefighters killed in the line of duty, I strongly encourage you to get registered as soon as possible. I have included our flyer for your convenience. Please remember to “like us” on Facebook J https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chicagoland-Memorial-Golf-Tournament/458308140972277 Thank you for your continuing support!

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Glenside FPD working fire 4-18-14

This from John Tulipano::

For once I was in the right place at the right time, but it turned out to be a small fire. At Approximately 08:50 on 4-18-14 Glenside FPD was dispatched to a reported dryer fire at 644 Burdette in Glendale Heights (I was at North Ave and Glen Ellyn Road 2 blocks away!). As I headed down the street looking for the address, DuComm reported all persons out of the house and flames coming from the dryer. I passed the house and saw the homeowner and kids out front as I parked the car. Glendale Heights police were pulling up behind me. Engine 58 and Medic 59 arrived about 2 minutes later and stretched a 1-3/4 attack line and quickly knocked down the fire as the additional companies arrived. In my haste to get set up I forgot to check my ISO and shot all the pictures at 2500 (slightly over exposed thank God for RAW and Lightroom!)

Enjoy
John
fireman pulling hose

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fireman prepares to make entry

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fireman with wye adaptor

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house fire scene

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Ferrara fire engine at fire scene

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more photos at http://tulipano-firephotos.smugmug.com/FIRES/4-18-14-GLENSIDE-SPECIAL-ALARM/

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Chicagoland Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Here is the information for our 6th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The tournament is co-hosted this year by the Addison and Glenside Fire Protection Districts and is sponsored by the Addison Professional Firefighters (IAFF Local 4727), the Glenside Professional Firefighters (IAFF Local 3277) and the Hanover Park Professional Firefighters (IAFF Local 3452). We hope you can come and join us for a fun day of golf to benefit the families of those firefighters killed in the line of duty.

Jim Larsen

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download the sponsorship commitment form

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New engine being built for the Glenside FPD

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.

Found these on the Ferrara website
Specs:
Igniter Chassis
2000 GPM / 1000 Tank
Serial# H-5287
Glenside Fire Protection District

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Glenside Fire Protection District

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Glenside Fire Protection District

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