Posts Tagged Glenside Fire Protection District

3-Alarm fatal fire in Glendale Heights, 8-24-20 (more)

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Hearing the sound of an explosion and windows shattering, and seeing thick, black smoke billowing out of a condominium building, Glendale Heights police officers Bradley Lautner, Grzegorz Kapusciak, and Robin Lambert they ran into the Waters Edge condo complex concerned with getting the occupants out safely.

A father and 4-year-old son suffered gunshot wounds to their heads and were found dead inside the condo after the Aug. 24 fire, which authorities say is suspicious and under investigation. But the three officers prevented further tragedy by saving the life of a 6-year-old boy and successfully evacuating the burning building.

Kapusciak was the first to arrive at the scene for a well-being check on a woman crying outside her residence. He had been talking her for about five minutes when the other officers pulled up and they heard the explosion. The woman said her children were inside.

It was hard to see anything through the smoke, but as officer Lautner walked a few feet in the door of the second-floor unit, a child suddenly appeared at his side. He picked up the boy and handed him to officer Kapusciak, who carried him out of the building. Unable to re-enter the unit, the officers yelled out multiple times to see if anyone else was inside but got no response. The fire was becoming more intense, the heat was becoming unbearable, and they struggled to breathe. They helped other residents escape the three-story building, working their way down from the top floor.

Firefighters responded about 10 a.m. and extinguished the blaze in 20 to 30 minutes, though crews remained on the scene for hours to put out hot spots. Three firefighters were taken to the hospital with symptoms of heat exhaustion, and one suffered a shoulder injury.

The DuPage County coroner said gunshots are the provisional causes of death for the father and son whose bodies were recovered after the fire. Preliminary autopsy results determined they would not have been saved by further heroic efforts.

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3-Alarm fatal fire in Glendale Heights, 8-24-20 (more)

Excerpts from chicago.CBSlocal.com:

Two people were found dead, and a child was injured, in a condo fire Monday morning in Glendale Heights. Three firefighters and a police officer also were injured. Numerous residents were displaced.

Police said, shortly after 10 a.m., officers and firefighters responded to the Waters Edge Condominiums complex on the 100 block of Dunteman Drive, where they saw fire in one of the condo buildings. The fire started in one condo before spreading to others.

As firefighters worked diligently to knock down the fire, neighbors said before crews arrived, they heard loud noises – possibly an explosion from the unit.

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3-Alarm fire in Glendale Heights, 8-24-20 (more)

More photos of the 3-Alarm fire in Glendale Heights, 8-24-20 from John Tulipano

Firefighters with hand lines battle fire

John Tulipano photo

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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.

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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

Josh Boyajian photo

house fire aftermath

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Carol Stream Fire District Deputy Chief Bob Hoff

Josh Boyajian photo

Bloomingdales Fire District tower ladder at work

Josh Boyajian photo

Carol Stream Fire District Engine 28

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Glenside Fire District fire engine

Josh Boyajian photo

Hanover Park Fire District battalion chief

Josh Boyajian photo

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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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