Posts Tagged Hanover Park Fire Department

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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Area apparatus orders

New area apparatus orders:

  • Hanover Park Fire Department; a Pierce PUC pumper with an Enforcer cab and chassis; 1,500/750. Delivery in June 2016.
  • New Lenox Fire Department; a Pierce pumper with an Enforcer cab and chassis; 1,500/750/30F. Delivery in June 2016.
  • Newark Fire Protection District; an Alexis pumper with a Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis; 1,500/1,000/20F. Delivery in August 2016.
  • Schaumburg Fire Department; a Pierce 100-foot aerial platform with a Velocity cab and chassis. Delivery in September 2016.
  • Lisbon-Seward Fire Protection District, Yorkville; an Alexis tanker with a Freightliner M2 cab and chassis; 750/3,000. Delivery in August 2016.
thanks Ron

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Hanover Park Volunteer FD to have historic plaque

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Hanover Township will dedicate a heritage marker Oct. 20 to honor the first volunteer fire department organized in Hanover Park. The marker will include a plaque that describes the location’s significance and a brief history of department.

The original volunteer department was at 2064 West Lake St., currently home to Suburban Tire Auto Repair Center.

The dedication begins at 6 p.m., and Hanover Township Supervisor Brian McGuire, Hanover Park Village President Rod Craig and Hanover Park Fire Chief Craig Haigh will be in attendance.

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New buggy for Hanover Park Battalion 306

This from Tyler Tobolt:

I stopped by Hanover Park open house Saturday afternoon and got a great photo of the new Battalion 306.
Thanks Tyler Tobolt
fire departmetn Chevy Suburban

New Chevy Suburban for Hanover Park Battalion 306. Tyler Tobolt photo

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New squad for Sycamore FD (X-Hanover Park)

This from Art Zern:

Thought you might be interested in seeing the transformation.  We purchased this E-One Squad from Hanover Park earlier this year.  It went in service as Sycamore Squad 2 on Friday.

Art

 

Spartan Gladiator E-ONE heavy rescue squad

Hanover Park squad. Art Zern photo

Spartan Gladiator E-ONE heavy rescue squad

Sycamore Squad 4 is former Hanover Park Squad 370. Art Zern photo

and … here’s a old shot of the squad when it was delivered to Hanover Park

Spartan Gladiator E-ONE heavy rescue squad

Larry Shapiro photo

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Hanover Park FD open house

This from Tyler Tobolt:

I stopped by the Hanover Park open house yesterday morning. Here are some photos of Engine 361, Engine 362, Medic 381, Medic 382, Truck 371, Battalion 306 and new Squad 370.
Thanks Tyler Tobolt
E-ONE fire engine

Tyler Tobolt photo

International fire truck

Tyler Tobolt photo

fire department haz mat truck

Tyler Tobolt photo

fire department ambulance

Tyler Tobolt photo

fire station

Tyler Tobolt photo

fire department chevy suburban

Tyler Tobolt photo

E-ONE fire engine

Tyler Tobolt photo

fire department ambulance

Tyler Tobolt photo

Hanover Park FD E-ONE tower ladder

Tyler Tobolt photo

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