Posts Tagged Grayslake Fire Protection District

New engine for Grayslake FPD (more)

This from Jeff Rudolph:

08/17/18

Grayslake,IL FPD held a wet down and push-in  ceremony today at Station 1 , to welcome their new Rosenbauer engine. Engine 271 will replace their Seagrave that will move to Sta. 3

wetdown for new Grayslake FPD fire engine

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wetdown for new Grayslake FPD fire engine

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wetdown for new Grayslake FPD fire engine

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wetdown for new Grayslake FPD fire engine

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New engine for Grayslake FPD

From the Grayslake FPD Facebook page:

Grayslake Engine 2727 arrived 7-19-2018 and will be located at Fire Station #1. 2727 is a Rosenbauer Commander cab and chassis built with a Cummins engine, 750 gallon tank, 1500gpm Waterous Pump, Class A Foam System.

Grayslake FPD Engine 2727

Grayslake FPD Engine 2727. Grayslake FPD photo

Grayslake FPD Engine 2727

Grayslake FPD Engine 2727. Grayslake FPD photo

Grayslake FPD Engine 2727

Grayslake FPD Engine 2727. Grayslake FPD photo

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New home for Libertyville … Countryside FPD tanker

Grayslake is now the owner of a Pierce Dash 1250-GPM, 2500-gallon tanker that was in service with the Libertyville FD since 2010 when they acquired it from the Countryside FPD who purchased it new in 1988.

Countryside FPD Tanker 4 112

Countryside FPD Tanker 4 112 – 1988 Pierce Dash 1250/2500 tanker. Larry Shapiro photo

Countryside FPD Tanker 4 112

Countryside FPD Tanker 4 112 – 1988 Pierce Dash 1250/2500 tanker. Larry Shapiro photo

tender nursing an engine during a fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Libertyville FD Tender 461

Libertyville FD Tender 461. Larry Shapiro photo

Grayslake FPD tanker (tender)

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Grayslake FPD tanker

Grayslake FPD tender (X-Libertyville, X-Countryside) Larry Shapiro photo

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3-Alarm fire in Bristol, WI – 3-14-18

This from Jeff Rudolph:

Bristol,WI 03/14/18

Several Illinois departments responded to Bristol ,WI for MABAS Box 52-6 to the 3rd alarm for a house fire on 177th st.

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house destroyed by fire in Bristol WI

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Lake Villa FPD tender

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Grayslake FPD tanker (tender)

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Antioch First Fire District water tender

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Bristol FD fire engine drafting from a portable tank

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Gurnee Fire Department tower ladder

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New area apparatus orders

  • Cherry Valley Fire Protection District – Pierce Enforcer PUC pumper, Cummins L9 450-hp engine; 1,500-gpm single-stage pump; 750-gallon water tank; 30-gallon foam cell; Husky 3 Class A foam system. 
  • East Joliet Fire Department – Ferrara Cinder rescue-pumper, Cummins L9 450-hp engine; 1,750-gpm pump; 750-gallon tank. 
  • Galena Fire Department – Rosenbauer Commander, T-Rex 115-foot articulating aerial platform quint, Cummins ISX15 600-hp engine; 2,000-gpm pump; 300-gallon tank. 
  • Grayslake Fire Protection District – Rosenbauer Commander top-mount pumper, Cummins L9 450-hp engine; 1,500-gpm pump; 750-gallon tank. 
  • Central Stickney Fire Protection District – Pierce Enforcer PUC 107-foot Ascendant aerial ladder, Cummins L9 450-hp engine; 1,500-gpm single-stage pump; 500-gallon tank; Harrison 8-kW generator. 

thanks Josh 

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Of Interest … College of Lake County

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

The  College of Lake County is the only community college in Illinois to offer an associate degree in firefighter basic operations that includes an internship with a local fire department. And since the internship program began in August 2016, the practical, real-world experience has proven to be invaluable, say CLC’s fire science technology students.

Of 10 CLC students who have completed a two-semester, unpaid internship with the Grayslake Fire Protection District, three have been hired by the department as part-time firefighters. Another four have landed part-time firefighting positions with other local departments, and one is a wildland firefighter in Oregon.

A major strength of CLC’s program is that graduates not only earn an A.A.S. degree, they are eligible for certification at the Fire Basic Operations level by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal. Additionally, they receive licensure as emergency medical technicians by the Illinois Department of Public Health. 

The internship program was created under an inter-governmental agreement between CLC and Grayslake fire officials. Both CLC instructors and Grayslake fire administrators collaborate on areas ranging from interviewing candidates to evaluating student performance.

Grayslake Fire Protection District Chief John Christian said, “CLC students are well-prepared for their roles as interns. They know our equipment, procedures and policies. We’re excited to have a strong partnership with CLC.” The Grayslake district serves 37,000 residents and answers 4,000 calls per year.

For those interested in applying to CLC’s program, the process has several steps and requirements. All prospective students must complete the Introduction to Fire Science class as a prerequisite. Students also must agree to earn the degree within two years.

For more details on the application process, contact Justus at rjustus@clcillinois.edu or (847) 543-2928. Learn more about the college’s fire science technology program at www.clcillinois.edu/programs/fst.

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Grayslake Fire Protection District news (more)

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

The teenage boy who had been shot in the head before his rescue from a Grayslake house fire last week has died.

Police said the 17-year-old died Saturday at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. An autopsy on the teen was performed Sunday at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, but his cause of death was not determined.

Authorities initially cited strange circumstances surrounding last Tuesday’s early morning house fire on the 400 block of Normandy Lane where three Grayslake police officers and a neighbor rescued the teen.

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Grayslake Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from nbcchicago.com:

A teenager is in critical condition and three police officers were hospitalized Tuesday morning following a fire in  Grayslake, but an investigation into the fire has led to questions on its cause. 

The fire broke out just after midnight in the 300 block of Normandy Lane. The flames sparked at the rear of the home with heavy smoke filling the inside as a young boy became trapped.

Others inside the home made it out safely, but told officers at the scene a third person was still inside. A neighbor and three police officers rushed into the burning building to rescue the 17-year-old.

“The cops showed up and we tried getting in there with them and one of them finally just took a deep breath and went in,” said neighbor Brad Mohlman. “I kind of went in with them and stayed at the bottom of the stairs, he pulled [the boy] down from the top of the stairs. [The boy] was in rough shape, he wasn’t breathing right, he was gasping – it wasn’t good.”

Police said the boy was taken in critical condition to Advocate Condell Medical Center and was being transported to Loyola University Medical Center.

The officers who went inside the home were hospitalized for smoke inhalation but two were released Tuesday morning. The third officer was being held for observation but is expected to be OK. 

The fire had not been ruled a crime scene as of Tuesday morning, but some circumstances inside were not ordinary.

Excerpts from theChicagoTribune.com:

Authorities investigating a Grayslake house fire this week announced two stunning developments Friday: that the teenage boy who was rescued from the blaze had been shot in the head, and that his grandmother took her life after police questioned her.

Police also said that the grandmother, who was the guardian of the boy, had directed another minor in her care to consume a bottle of prescription medication before the woman committed suicide.

Just hours after speaking with investigators Thursday afternoon, the teen’s grandmother, Deborah St. Antoine-Browne, jumped to her death from a parking garage outside Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where her grandson was being treated.

Before her death, St. Antoine-Browne gave the boy’s relative a bottle of prescription medication with instructions to take it all, Grayslake Police Chief Philip Perlini said, adding that police learned of the allegation from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. The relative had ingested some of the medication, but sought emergency medical help at the hospital.

After the fire, an investigation immediately ensued, and a .38-caliber pistol was recovered from the home. Perlini did not identify the shooter, but said there were no suspects from outside the home.

At the time of her death, St. Antoine-Browne also was being investigated in connection to an unrelated forgery case, though she had not been arrested in that case, and the prosecutor didn’t know if she had been aware of the investigation. 

St. Antoine-Browne was guardian to two minors in the home at the time of the fire, and they are now under DCFS care.

A combination of information led investigators to further interview the victim’s grandmother. Grayslake investigators spoke to her at about 2:15 p.m. Thursday at the hospital, took her statements, gathered her fingerprints, and DNA samples.

At 4:50 p.m., the Grayslake Police Department was notified by the Cook County Sheriff’s Department that St. Antoine-Browne had committed suicide at the Loyola Hospital parking garage.

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As seen around … Grayslake

Grayslake FPD Truck with a new black roof

Grayslake Truck 2737

Grayslake FPD Truck 2737 – 1999 Pierce Dash 2000/500 105′ RM so 10182 (ED182). Larry Shapiro photo

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Grayslake Fire Protection District news

This from Steve Redick:

training fires and final burndown June 6, 2017 at the Claremont School property 

 

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