Posts Tagged Hanover Park Fire Department

Fatal fire in Hanover Park, 10-30-22

Excerpts from nbcchicago.com:

Sunday, a fire was reported at approximately 3:52 p.m. in a residence in the 7300 block of Thornwood Street in Hanover Park. Two children were inside the home at the time of the fire and managed to escape.

When firefighters arrived, they found flames pushing from the back bedroom and smoke coming from the roof. Once crews were able to extinguish the fire, they entered the home and found a woman, who was pronounced dead.

The woman who died was identified as Jovenica Valencia, 83, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The two firefighters sustained minor injuries and were expected to fully recover.

While the fire is believed to be accidental, an investigation remains ongoing.

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New engine for Hanover Park FD (more)

From MacQueen Emergency:

Hanover Park FPD

Job: #36602 | Illinois | Enforcer Pumper
#chicagoareafire.com; #Pierce; #HanoverParkFD; #FireTruck;

MacQueen Emergency photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #Pierce; #HanoverParkFD; #FireTruck;

MacQueen Emergency photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #Pierce; #HanoverParkFD; #FireTruck;

MacQueen Emergency photo

#chicagoareafire.com; #Pierce; #HanoverParkFD; #FireTruck;

MacQueen Emergency photo

thanks Danny
 

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New engine for Hanover Park FD (more)

From the Pierce Flickr site:

Pierce, Village of Hanover Park 36602-1

#chicagoareafire.com; #Pierce; #Enforcer; #FireTruck; #HanoverParkFD;

New Pierce Enforcer pumper for Hanover Park FD Engine 16. Pierce composite

thanks Martin

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New engine for Hanover Park FD (more)

From Macqueen.com:

Hanover Park FPD

Job: #36602 | Illinois | Enforcer Pumper

#Chicagoareafire.com; #Pierce; #macqueenemergency; #firetruck; #HanoverParkFD

Macqueen Emergency photo

thanks Danny

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New engine for Hanover Park FD

From Macqueen.com:

Hanover Park FPD

Job: #36602 | Illinois | Enforcer pumper
Pierce Enforcer fire engine cab being built

Macqueen Emergency photo

Pierce Enforcer fire engine cab being built

Macqueen Emergency photo

Pierce Enforcer fire engine cab being built

Macqueen Emergency photo

Pierce Enforcer fire engine cab being built

Macqueen Emergency photo

Pierce Enforcer fire engine cab being built

Macqueen Emergency photo

thanks Danny

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New tower ladder for Hanover Park

This from John Tulipano:

New Hanover Park TL 15. November 2017 (2018) Pierce Arrow XT 1500/300 100′ Pierce #30809

John Tulipano

Hanover Park FD Tower Ladder 15

Hanover Park TL 15. November 2017 (2018) Pierce Arrow XT 1500/300 100′ Pierce #30809. John Tulipano photo

Hanover Park FD Tower Ladder 15

Hanover Park TL 15. November 2017 (2018) Pierce Arrow XT 1500/300 100′ Pierce #30809. John Tulipano photo

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New tower ladder for Hanover Park

This from Michael Maida:

I happened to see the new Tower 15 sitting in front of Hanover Park Station 15 on Friday.

Mike Maida

Hanover Park FD Tower Ladder 15

Michael Maida photo

Hanover Park FD Tower Ladder 15

Michael Maida photo

Hanover Park FD Tower Ladder 15

Michael Maida photo

From the Pierce Flickr page:

Hanover Park FD Tower Ladder 15

Pierce Village of Hanover Park, IL so#30809

The current truck will go into reserve and they are selling 2 reserve engines.

thanks Ron

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As seen around … Hanover Park

This from Michael Maida:

I was passing by Hanover Park Station 15 and their apparatus was on the apron.   I was able to photograph Squad 15, Ambulance 15, Rehab 15, and Hazmat 15. Here are some photos.  

Sincerely

Mike Maida

Hanover Park FD fire trucks

Michale Maida photo

Hanover Park FD rehab unit

Michale Maida photo

Hanover Park FD fire trucks

Michale Maida photo

Hanover Park FD engine

Michale Maida photo

Hanover Park FD haz mat unit

Michale Maida photo

Hanover Park FD haz mat unit

Michale Maida photo

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Hanover Park Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

More than half of firefighters’ line-of-duty deaths are caused not by external dangers such as flames or building collapses, but from cardiovascular reactions to the physical stress of the job, experts say.

Hanover Park Fire Chief Craig Haigh believes his department can help bring down those numbers as the main test subjects of a 21-month national research project.

It’s aim is to improve know-how and equipment to better handle internal pressures on the heart, lungs, brain, and core body temperature during emergency calls that now result in 50 percent to 60 percent of firefighters’ line-of-duty deaths, according to statistics compiled by the U.S. Fire Administration.

Since January, and continuing through September 2018, all 52 active Hanover Park firefighter-paramedics have agreed to wear a monitor that measures their physiological responses during each 24-hour shift.

Most people don’t understand what firefighters are really enduring when they’re at a fire or similar emergency, said the study’s lead investigator, Professor Denise Smith of Skidmore College in New York. She’s sampled enough firefighting gear to recognize there’s no comparison between traditional athletic endeavors and the total physical exhaustion firefighters face. The gear firefighters wear typically weighs 30 to 50 pounds, while the equipment they may carry at any given time can add 25 more pounds.

Haigh said several factors contributed to his department’s having a unique role in the research … the Hanover Park Fire Department has just the right characteristics for the project. The department is large enough to provide a sufficient number and variety of calls for the study, yet small enough to secure 100 percent compliance among employees.

That reflects the excellent labor relations Hanover Park enjoys with its firefighter-paramedics. Many unions would balk at the intensive monitoring and sharing of personal medical information the research requires.

SMARTER stands for Science, Medicine, Research, Technology for Emergency Responders. The project, funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security, continues the research Smith has been engaged in for 21 years.

Among the breakthroughs it’s already discovered is recognition that firefighters need rehab while on a call. That means making sure firefighters emerging from a burning structure take time to rest, rehydrate, lower their body temperature, and take nourishment.

The study also shows firefighters are getting much too hot wearing heavy structure-fire gear for conditions that probably warrant a different type of protection.

A long-running goal of equipment manufacturers has been to make firefighting gear lighter, more breathable and less restrictive, while providing all the protection required. Smith hopes her research helps achieve that goal.

The SMARTER Project also aims to improve the portability of devices used to measure the presence and concentration of toxic particulates in the air, so firefighters know better when to use their breathing gear even in the absence of visible smoke.

Agencies and organizations supporting the SMARTER Project include the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute, the University of California at Los Angeles, the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, the Fire Protection Research Foundation, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Globe Manufacturing Co., Zephyr Medtronic, and the International Association of Firefighters.

thanks Dan

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New engine for Hanover Park FD

This from John Tulipano:

New engine just delivered (6/28/16) to Hanover Park – Engine 362 is a June 2016 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/750 Job #29475

new fire engine for the Hanover Park FD

New engine just delivered (6/28/16) to Hanover Park – Engine 362 is a June 2016 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/750 Job #29475.
John Tulipano photo

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