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Hinsdale Fire Department news

Excerpts from wgntv.com:

Twenty seven-year-old Nicole Hladik was the only female firefighter at the Hinsdale Fire Department, and the third in the town’s history, died by suicide Tuesday.

Nicki was a bright rising star in the fire service, she was beloved by all of us of course and very happy early on,” Brian Kulaga, Hladik’s uncle, said. Then she traded shifts and suddenly just a lot of negativity and then leading up to today which was obviously a complete surprise to all of us,” he said.

The family said it doesn’t make sense. Our goal is, we just want someone to look into this, it’s not an accusation. It’s just the facts are, how could someone who was so happy and loved what she was doing go from one spectrum to the other end? It just doesn’t make any sense,” Joseph Hladik said.

The Village of Hinsdale released the following statement:

The Village of Hinsdale is heartbroken over the death of Firefighter/Paramedic Candidate Nicole Hladik, who took her life today. This is a devastating loss for her family and friends, the fire department, and the entire village.

We have been in contact with Nicole’s family; and, brought in grief counseling for our fire department. In the coming days, the village will seek an external evaluation to better understand what happened to one of our own.

We are grateful for having Nicole as a part of our village family. Her death is a loss for all of us, and we will keep everyone in our prayers. If you, or anyone you know, needs assistance, please call 800-273-TALK (8255).

DuPage County Coroner said autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday and no official ruling has been made on  the death.

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Hinsdale FD apparatus

Hinsdale FD Engine 84

Hinsdale Engine 84 – 2014 Pierce Saber 1500/750. Jeff Rudolph photo

Hinsdale FD Engine 85

Hinsdale Engine 85 – 2000 Pierce Dash 1250/750. Jeff Rudolph photo

Hinsdale FD Truck 84.

Hinsdale FD Truck 84 – 2008 Spartan Gladiator/Rosenbauer General/Metz 1250/300 105′ Raptor tower ladder. Jeff Rudolph photo

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New ambulance for Hinsdale

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new ambulance for the Hinsdale Fire Department

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3-Alarm fire in Hinsdale, 4-11-18

Hinsdale FD had a 3-alarm fire in a house at 329 E. 6th Street 4/11/18. Tim Olk photo

3-Alarm house fire in Hinsdale

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Pleasantview FPD truck at fire scene

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Pleasantview FPD truck at fire scene

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3-Alarm house fire in Hinsdale

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3-Alarm house fire in Hinsdale

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Oak Brook FD engine at fire scene

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3-Alarm house fire in Hinsdale

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3-Alarm house fire in Hinsdale

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Tri-State FPD fire engine

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Argonne Fire Department squad

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3-Alarm house fire in Hinsdale

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Oak Brook FD Squad93

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3-Alarm house fire in Hinsdale

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New home for Hinsdale fire truck

Clearwater Paper Mill Fire Department

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Hinsdale Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

When the Hinsdale Fire Department launched its first citizens fire academy this spring, it was designed as a fantasy camp for anyone whoever wondered what it’s like to be a firefighter/paramedic.

Over six weeks, the participants learned the skills firefighters and paramedics use, as well as got a behind the scenes look at life in the firehouse.

They practiced life-saving techniques, such as inserting an IV into dummies with arms., and had to put nuts and bolts together while wearing gloves to see how their dexterity was reduced.

On the final evening, firefighters filled the training tower with theatrical smoke and let the participants practice the way they enter a smoke-filled room. They could use a thermal imaging camera to find firefighters inside. Without the camera, the men were invisible through the smoke, although they were standing just a few feet away.

Participants used different extinguishers to put out fires that firefighters started for demonstration. They also learned and practiced cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Firefighters hope to run the citizens fire academy again, but another session has not been scheduled yet.

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2-Alarm fire in Elmhurst, 1-26-17 (part 7)

This from Steve Redick:

Thursday afternoon, an Elmhurst truck company returning from an alarm came upon this job at a bridal shop that was apparently closed at the time of the fire. I arrived after the 2nd alarm units. Three elevated master streams were used as well as a unique in-line operation between two quints supplying a multiversal. Conditions were overcast with frequent snow squalls and shifting winds caused a wide variation in the smoke conditions throughout the incident. The fire building was a total loss, with to my knowledge, little or no damage to any exposures.

fire trucks at commercial fire scene

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firefighters in street battle fire with which smoke

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Elmhurst fire truck at fire scene

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Elmhurst fire truck at fire scene

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firefighters in street battle fire with which smoke

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Bensenville fire truck at fire scene

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firefighters in street battle fire with which smoke

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firefighters in street battle fire with which smoke

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Addison fire truck at fire scene

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firefighters in street battle fire with which smoke

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Hinsdale FD tower ladder at a fire scene

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Oak Brook FD quint on a hydrant

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Oakbrook Terrace FPD fire engine on a hydrant

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Hinsdale Fire Department news

This from Daniel Hynd:

I found this in the DuComm call log … a send off for Hinsdale Fire Chief Ronovsky

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Hinsdale Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

The Hinsdale Village Board is expected to name Hinsdale Fire Capt. John Giannelli the next fire chief of the department, effective Nov. 26.

Fire Chief Richard “Rick” Ronovsky is retiring effective Nov. 25. A reception was scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Hall to recognize both Ronovsky and Giannelli.

Giannelli, who has been with the Hinsdale Fire Department for 25 years, is the department’s training officer and a shift commander. He was promoted to captain in 2012 and lieutenant in 2006. He has a bachelor’s degree in fire science management from Southern Illinois University.

Ronovsky  spent 30 years as a Hinsdale firefighter and has been fire chief since 2012. He also has worked part-time for the La Grange Park Fire Department.

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Hinsdale Fire Department news

Excerpts from the villageofhinsdale.org:

Hinsdale Fire Department Promotes Two New Officers

The Hinsdale Fire Department is proud to announce the promotion of two new officers: Lieutenant Jon Carlson to the rank of Captain and Firefighter/Paramedic Andy Ziemer to the rank of Lieutenant. Both officers were sworn into their new roles during the November 1 village board meeting.

Captain Jon Carlson joined the Hinsdale Fire Department in 1998 as a firefighter/paramedic. In 2008, he was promoted to lieutenant. He coordinates the fire department’s vehicle maintenance program, is involved in the fire prevention bureau, and is the department’s paramedic and EMS program coordinator. He has Fire Officer I and II certifications, served on the MABAS Division 10 Technical Rescue Team and is trained as a rapid intervention officer. In 2011, Carlson and his crew were recognized by the Good Samaritan Hospital with a Hartmann Award for successfully resuscitating a two month old. In 2015, Captain Carlson was a co- recipient the Employee of the Year award, which is given by members of the village administration for exemplary employee performance. Captain Carlson has a bachelor’s degree with a major in social work from Winona University.

Lieutenant Andy Ziemer joined the Hinsdale Fire Department in 2002 as a firefighter/paramedic. Over the past 14 years, Ziemer has earned several fire service certifications in- cluding Fire Officer I and II, Fire Service Inspector I and II, is involved in the fire prevention bureau, and he plays a critical role in running the department’s monthly training and interdivisional drills. He was a member of the MABAS Division 10 Technical Rescue Team for 10 years. In 2008, he received a unit citation for saving the life of a Hinsdale resident who was trapped in his basement during a flood. Lieutenant Ziemer earned an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science and obtained a bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting from MacMurray College.

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