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Hampshire FPD fire engine for sale

This from Martin Nowak:

Hampshire Engine that was involved in wreck up for sale on copart

11,211 mi (ACTUAL)
$800,000.00 USD
Rear-wheel drive
NO; #firetruck; #Pierce; #Enforcer; #forsale; #HampshireFPD; #wreck

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Hampshire Fire Protection District news; #HampshireFPD; #crash; #FireTruck;; #FireTruck; #crash; #rollover; #Pierce; #DaveWeaver; #HampshireFPD;

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Hampshire Fire Protection District news

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Hampshire fire officials said they were called to a home in the 800 block of Elm Street Monday just after 4 p.m. for a grill on fire. As firefighters responded, they could see a large header from several blocks away. When they arrived they found a large fire in the back of the 2-story home on both floors and in the attic.

Firefighters were told that someone was trapped in the home. They began searching under heavy smoke, and determined the two residents had already managed to escape before going separate ways, unable to find each other.

One resident was taken to Elgin Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. The second resident refused treatment at the scene, and a Hampshire police officer was also transported for smoke inhalation.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control around 4:45 p.m. A propane grill on the back deck caught fire, which then spread rapidly up the side of the house and into the attic. The home was badly damaged by the fire.

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New engine for Hampshire FPD

From Tyler Tobolt:

New Hampshire Engine 1411 – 2022 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/1000; #firetruck; #Pierce; #Enforcer; #TylerTobolt; #HampshireFPD

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Area apparatus orders

Here is a list compiled by Josh Boyajian of current area apparatus on order:

Alsip – Seagrave Engine

Berwyn – E-One Metro 100 Low Profile Ladder

Blue Island – Sutphen 100’ MM Ladder

Bolingbrook – (2) E-One Engines

Buffalo Grove – E-One Engine

Carol Stream – E-One RM Tower Ladder

Cicero – Pierce Impel Engine

Crestwood – (2) Seagrave Engines

Geneva – Pierce Ascendant Ladder

Hampshire – Pierce Enforcer PUC Engine

Joliet – E-One RM Tower Ladder

Lisle Woodridge – Pierce Ascendant MM Tower

Lockport – Seagrave Apollo Tower Ladder

Lombard – Pierce Enforcer Engine

Melrose Park – Pierce Impel Engine

Morton Grove – E-One EMAX Engine

Oak Brook – Pierce Ascendant Ladder

Oak Brook – Pierce Enforcer Engine

Norwood Park – Pierce Ascendant MM Tower

River Grove – Ford E-450 Wheeled Coach Ambo

Skokie – Pierce Enforcer Engine

Stickney – Ford F550 Horton Type 1 Ambo

Sugar Grove – Sutphen Engine

Thornton – Sutphen 75’ MM Ladder

Tri State FPD – Pierce Enforcer Ascendant Ladder

Western Springs – Pierce Saber Engine

Westmont – Pierce Impel Engine

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New rescue pumper for the Hampshire FPD

From the Hampshire Fire Protection District Facebook page:


Hampshire Fire Protection District (Illinois) has a new pumper in the works!

new engine on order for the Hampshire FPD

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thanks Keith

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Hampshire Fire Protection District news (more)

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With the approval of a referendum to set a tax rate that would add $236,000 to the Hampshire Fire Protection District’s budget, officials are looking to add staff and replace outdated vehicles.

Deputy Fire Chief Trevor Herrmann said the district has taken more than 1,200 calls this year, about 200 of which occurred when the crew was handling multiple calls at once. With the referendum’s passage, the district will increase its personnel levels from four firefighter/paramedics to five every shift starting June 1.

The district will be looking to add between three and five new crew members.

Any revenue left over will go toward the replacement of one of the district’s ambulances and fire engines. The district’s secondary ambulance is 11 years old, while its secondary fire engine is 21 years old.

These investments will not come without a cost to taxpayers. For the owner of a $200,000 home, the new tax rate would amount to an estimated $67 increase in the fire district’s portion of his or her property tax bill. The referendum narrowly advanced in the primary election, winning by a margin of only three votes, 552-549. It then received about 52 percent of the vote in the Nov. 6 election.

Leading up to the election, School District 300 put its support behind the referendum because of its strong partnership with the fire protection district and the reliability it has shown to students and staff.


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New tanker for Hampshire (more)

New Tanker 1421 for the Hampshire FPD

Hampshire FPD Tanker 1421

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Hampshire FPD Tanker 1421

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Hampshire FPD Tanker 1421

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Hampshire FPD Tanker 1421

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Hampshire FPD Tanker 1421

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Crash with entrapment in Hampshire, 11-2-18

From the Hampshire FPD:

We responded to a vehicle accident vs tree with heavy damage on Harmony north of Kelley Road earlier this afternoon (11/2/18). One patient was extricated and transported to an Elgin hospital with serious injuries. We received mutual aid from Burlington and Pingree Grove Fire Protection Districts as we had multiple calls in progress.


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Hampshire Fire Protection District news (more)

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After two failed attempts, the Hampshire Fire Protection District will try again this fall for a property tax increase.

If approved by voters, a binding referendum question on the Nov. 6 ballot would allow the fire district to levy a 0.1 percent tax to create an emergency and rescue fund. The new tax would generate an additional $236,000 to go toward replacing aging equipment and increasing staffing levels, Deputy Chief Trevor Herrmann said.

The owner of a $200,000 home would pay an additional $67 per year in property taxes.

The sole fire station at 202 Washington Ave. is staffed with five people about 25 percent of the time, while all other shifts are covered by four people. To handle a rising number of calls, the district wants to increase its personnel levels to five or six for every shift. That would mean hiring about five additional part-time firefighters. The district currently has six full-time employees and 34 part-timers.

Adding on-duty firefighters around the clock is helpful if crews are called to two or more incidents at once, as was the case nearly 200 times last year. They respond to more than 1,200 calls annually.

Additionally, some revenue generated by the new tax would be used to purchase new apparatus — including a $600,000 fire engine and a $200,000 ambulance — in the next few years. Officials also are seeking grants to help offset new equipment costs.

Similar proposals for a tax increase were shot down by voters in the past two elections. This time around, the district is using social media, community meetings and a citizen committee to help spread the word.

During the district’s first tax hike attempt in 2017, officials also failed to pass a second referendum question seeking a 0.15 percent tax. That extra revenue would have been used to open a second fire station in a rented space near Route 20 and Interstate 90 — an area experiencing economic growth. They now are working on a plan to build a second station on the north side of the district without having to ask taxpayers for more money.

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