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Glenview Fire Department news

Excerpts from the Journal-Topics.com:

A Glenview firefighter is challenging members of the majority incumbent Unite Glenview Slate for a seat on the village board in the April 4 election.

Vincent Spalo has lived in the village for six years, has worked as a Glenview firefighter for the last 10 years, and sits on the executive board for the Glenview Firefighters Association Union Local 4186. He has three children aged 4, 6, and 8-years-old.

Spalo faces members of the Unite Glenview Slate of incumbent village trustees Debby Karton and John Hinkamp along with newcomer Karim Khoja. Also on the Unite slate is Village President Jim Patterson who is running unopposed for the village’s top elected post.

Although state conflict of interest laws prohibit municipal employees from running for boards which oversee those positions, a specific exemption exists for firefighters.

Illinois compiled statutes, 50 ILCS 135/12, the Local Governmental Employees Political Rights Act, allows firefighters to run for and hold office as a village trustee or city alderman in the municipality they serve, so long as political campaign activities do not take place while the candidate is on duty or in uniform.

A photo on a Spalo campaign mailer shows Spalo in a Glenview firehouse, in front of a fire engine, crouched down behind one of his young children. That child is wearing oversized protective firefighter pants. Spalo said the photo was taken several years ago when he was visiting a station while off duty with his son.

If elected, Spalo said he would remain a firefighter, recuse himself from any village board discussion on fire department related issues and would step down from his executive board position with the firefighters’ union.

Spalo said watching top Glenview managers and directors being awarded $1 million bonuses over the last four years, while reducing overall service levels, was a key factor motivating him to run for office.

He said the village’s practice of outsourcing services has also become excessive and should be reduced. He said fewer police and firefighters are on the street now than in past years.

One service which saw reductions several years ago was when village officials reduced overnight ambulances from three to two — something firefighters union officials took exception to.

Former Village Manager Todd Hileman was one of the highest paid village managers in Illinois before he left the village to take a position as Denton, TX city manager. Spalo said he is concerned village trustees could overcompensate whoever is hired to replace Hileman.

A post on Spalo’s candidate Facebook page points out Hileman made more than Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel along with several other big city mayors.

He is also concerned about the recent purchase a long vacant former hardware store property on Glenview Road just east of Harlem Avenue. He said the village should not be involved in the real estate business.

On affordable housing, he wants to ensure the village is meeting its Cook County-mandated 10% levels, but said he was unsure whether the village should mandate individual residential developments to set aside minimum numbers of affordable units.

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New area apparatus orders

  • Glenview FD: Pierce Arrow XT pumper; 1,500-gpm pump; 500-gallon water tank; 10-gallon and 40-gallon foam cells.  Delivery in April 2017.
  • Frankfort FPD: Pierce Enforcer pumper-tanker; 1,500-gpm pump; 2,500-gallon water tank; 20-gallon foam cell. Delivery in April 2017.
  • Minooka FPD: Pierce pumper, Arrow XT Cab and chsssis, 1,500-gpm pump; 750-gallon water tank; 40-galln foam cell. Delivery in May 2017.
  • Northbrook FD: Pierce Impel PUC pumper; 1,500-gpm pump; 500-gallon water tank; 30-gallon foam cell. Delivery in June 2017.
  • Wheaton FD: Pierce Impel PUC pumper; 1,500-gpm pump; 750-gallon water tank. Delivery in May 2017.

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New ambulance for Glenview

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

New Horton conversion on a Freightliner chassis

Glenview FD Ambulance 6

New Freightliner/Horton Type I for Glenview Ambulance 6. Foster Coach Sales photo

interior of an ambulance

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interior of an ambulance

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Glenview FD Ambulance 6

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House fire in Glenview, 7-10-16

Glenview companies responded to a house fire Sunday morning (7/10/16) that originated in the attached garage with some  communication to the house.

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firefighters overhaul fire scene

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firefighters overhaul fire scene

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aftermath of house fire

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firefighter after battling a house fire

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aftermath of house fire

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aftermath of house fire

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firefighters overhaul fire scene

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firefighters overhaul fire scene

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House fire in Glenview, 5-30-16

Glenview firefighters were called to 526 Woodland Drive on Monday afternoon (5/30/16) for a house with heavy black smoke filling the structure. The header was visible as companies responded to the scene and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire. Northfield, Wilmette, Morton Grove, and Skokie units were due on the alarm. The fire was contained quickly to a bedroom and portion of the attic though the home’s interior sustained heavy smoke damage throughout.

E-ONE e-MAX fire engine

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Glenview FD Pierce Arrow XT fire engines

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House fire in Northfield, 3-26-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

Northfield firefighters were called to 2050 Norfolk Road this afternoon (3/26/16) for a reported brush fire that was encroaching on a house. First arriving companies found smoke from the attic and requested a full Code 3 response before upgrading to a working fire Code 4 with visible fire in the attic. Automatic and mutual aid units included engines from Northbrook, Winnetka, and Glencoe, trucks from Glenview, Wilmete, and Northbrook, plus Highland Park Squad 33. The rear of the house was damaged along with the attic above the garage. The fire was out within 20 minutes of the initial call for service.

house fire aftermath with holes in the roof

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E-ONE e-MAX fire engine at fire scene

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North brook fire truck staged at fire scene

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E-ONE e-MAX fire engine at fire scene

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firefighters overhaul fire scene

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Glenview firefighter at fire scene

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firefighters overhaul fire scene

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Highland Park FD Spartan ERV fire engine

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aerial fire trucks at fire scene

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As seen around … Glenview

This from Josh Boyajian:

Had the opportunity to shoot Glenview Truck 14 the other day while I was up at Nipsta.
It’s a 2013 Pierce Arrow XT 105′ RM ladder with 1500-GPM pump, 450-gallon water tank, and a 40-gallon foam cell.
Glenview FD Truck 14

Glenview Truck 14. Josh Boyajian photo

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MVA with trapped occupants in Glenview, 6-3-15

Glenview firefighters extricated two elderly occupants from a car that crashed and rolled over at the intersection of Willow Road and Old Willow Road on Wednesday (6/3/15),

two trapped from car crash in Glenview 6/3/15

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two trapped from car crash in Glenview 6/3/15

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two trapped from car crash in Glenview 6/3/15

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two trapped from car crash in Glenview 6/3/15

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two trapped from car crash in Glenview 6/3/15

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two trapped from car crash in Glenview 6/3/15

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two trapped from car crash in Glenview 6/3/15

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two trapped from car crash in Glenview 6/3/15

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two trapped from car crash in Glenview 6/3/15

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two trapped from car crash in Glenview 6/3/15

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two trapped from car crash in Glenview 6/3/15

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two trapped from car crash in Glenview 6/3/15

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two trapped from car crash in Glenview 6/3/15

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two trapped from car crash in Glenview 6/3/15

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Code 4 fire in Wilmette, 5-28-15

This from Larry Shapiro:

Wilmette firefighters were called to 506 5th Street Friday afternoon (5/28/15) by a resident that had smoke in their 2nd floor apartment. Companies arrived and found a small fire in the basement that was traveling up the pipe chase to the fourth floor.

The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire bringing units from Skokie, Winnetka, Glenview, Glencoe, Northbrook, and Evanston as they opened walls on all floors to get at the fire.

E-ONE Cyclone II e-Max fire engine

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E-ONE Cyclone II e-Max fire engine

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E-ONE Cyclone II tower ladder

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panoramic image of fire scene

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courtyard building fire scene

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Northbrook FD Lieutenant

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Pierce Enforcer fire engine

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Area apparatus for sale

Kevin Griffin found the following area apparatus for sale on the web:

Gurnee E-ONE engine:

E-ONE fire engine for sale

Gurnee FD engine for sale. 1995 E-ONE Cyclone Brindlee Mountain photo

Long Grove FPD engine:

E-ONE engine for sale

Long Grove FPD E-ONE engine for sale. BP Apparatus photo

Wheaton FD engine:

Seagrave engine for sale

Wheaton FD Seagrave engine for sale. Command Fire Apparatus photo

Roberts Park FPD ambulance:

ambulance for sale

Roberts Park FPD 2010 Ford 2002 Medtec ambulance for sale. BP Apparatus photo

Glenview FD ambulance:

Medic ambulance for sale

Glenview FD Medtec ambulance for sale. BP Apparatus photo

 

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