Posts Tagged Hometown Fire Department

Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from wgntv.com:

A firefighter was found dead inside his far South Side home Thursday afternoon. Chicago firefighters responded to a blaze in the  11000 block of  S. St. Louis in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood around 3:30 p.m

While searching the home and battling the fire, they discovered the body of Lt Rob Spoon in the basement. He was rushed to a waiting ambulance but it became clear he had taken his own life.

Lt Spoon was a full-time paramedic for the Chicago Fire Department and a part-time firefighter/paramedic with the Hometown Fire Department. In 2015, the Hometown Fire Department named Spoon firefighter of the year for his work coordinating its EMS department.

Lt Spoon was close friends with Lt Ryan Elwood, also a Hometown firefighter, who also took his own life on September 8th, 2015. 

thanks Dan

Excerpts from dnainfo.com:

Chicago firefighters found a man shot in the basement of a burning house Thursday afternoon in Mount Greenwood.

The gunshot victim was later identified as 28-year-old Robert Spoon. He worked as a Chicago Fire Department paramedic for 2½ years and with the fire department in south suburban Hometown for 10 years.

Spoon was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Hospital where he later died.

 

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Box Alarm fire in Burbank, 7-28-16 (more)

Photos from Josh Boyajian of the Box Alarm fire in Burbank, 7-28-16

Burbank FD aerial ladder truck

Josh Boyajian photo

Bedford Park FD ambulance

Josh Boyajian photo

Burbank FD squad

Josh Boyajian photo

house fire scene

Josh Boyajian photo

Hometown FD fire engine

Josh Boyajian photo

house fire scene

Josh Boyajian photo

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Hometown FD updates

From a reader:

HERE ARE SOME UPDATED HOMETOWN PICS, NEW 466 FINISHED

Ford Explorer police interceptor

Hometown 4700

E-ONE Typhoon fire engine

Hometown Engine 466

E-ONE Typhoon fire engine

Hometown Engine 468

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Fire calendar features local photographers

Three local photographers are among the contributors to the Fire Trucks in Action 2016 calendar. Eric Haak, John  Tulipano, and Larry Shapiro have images in the new calendar representing local shots showing Chicago, Winnetka, Schiller Park, Hometown, and Northbrook fire scenes plus Detroit.

Fire Trucks in Action 2016 Calendar

Fire Trucks in Action 2016 Calendar

Fire Trucks in Action 2016 Calendar

Fire Trucks in Action 2016 Calendar

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John C. Hojek Jr. named Illinois Fire Chief of the Year

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Hometown Fire Protection District Fire Chief John C. Hojek Jr. recently was named the Illinois Fire Chief of the Year by the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association.

Hojek was selected by the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association based on his accomplishments, including life safety advancement, innovative and entrepreneurial efforts and accomplishments, education and scholastic achievements, public service performance and more.

Since becoming fire chief in 2009, Hojek has transformed the fire district from one using volunteers to one using paid and part-time personnel that provides 24/7 coverage year-round.

“The guys are really the driving force behind our fire department,” Hojek said. “We really have a great, dedicated group of firemen. We have a lot of things in the department I take pride in. The advanced life support system we have implemented is incredible.”

Hometown has about 5,000 residents.

 

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New area apparatus orders

From the Fire Service, Inc. FaceBook page:

Congratulations and Thank You to North Palos Fire Protection District in Palos Hills, IL for the purchase of a E-ONE Cyclone 2 pumper. Delivery in 280 days.

Congratulations and Thank You to Hometown Fire Protection District in Hometown, IL for the purchase of a E-ONE Typhoon pumper. Delivery in 280 days.

thanks Martin

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Suburban website updates

Matt Schumann has submitted several updated images for the website:

Mokena Fire Protection District
Evergreen Park Fire Department

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Hometown gets new ambulance

The Hometown Fire Department received a new Type I ambulance from Wheeled Coach.

Hometown Fire Department Wheeled Coach ambulance

Hometown Ambulance 471 is a 2011 Ford F350 built by Wheeled Coach. Fire Service Inc., photo

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