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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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New engine for Hometown

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

fire engine being built

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fire engine being built

Fire Service, Inc. photo

fire engine being built

Fire Service, Inc. photo

fire engine being built

Fire Service, Inc. photo

fire engine being built

Fire Service, Inc. photo

fire engine being built

Fire Service, Inc. photo

fire engine being built

Fire Service, Inc. photo

Previous photos are HERE

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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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As seen around … the E-ONE factory

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

North Palos FPD Engine in cab weld.

fire truck being built

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fire truck being built

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Glencoe Department of Public Safety Engine Body in Welding Area:

fire truck being built

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Hometown Cab in Welding Area

fire truck being built

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fire truck being built

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Bloomingdale FPD HP100 RM cab weld and body weld

fire truck being built

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fire truck being built

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Area apparatus on order

From Ron Wolkoff:

  • Wheaton Fire Department, ordered a Pierce pumper; Impel FR PUC cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; 1,500-gpm single-stage pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon tank; Harrison 6-kW generator. Delivery in May 2015
  • Northbrook Fire Department, ordered a Pierce pumper; Impel cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 400-hp engine; 1,500-gpm single-stage pump; UPF Poly 500-gallon tank; Will-Burt Chief light tower; Harrison 6-kW generator. Delivery in May 2015
  • Mount Prospect Fire Department, ordered a Pierce pumper; Quantum cab and chassis; Detroit DD13 450-hp engine; Waterous CSU 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon tank. Delivery in January 2015
  • Evanston Fire Department, ordered a Pierce, 100-foot tractor drawn aerial; Arrow XT cab and chassis; Detroit DD13 500-hp engine; Harrison 8-kW generator. Delivery in August 2015
  • East Dundee and Countryside Fire Protection District, ordered an Alexis pumper; Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Waterous CX 1,500-gpm pump; Pro Poly 500-gallon polypropylene tank; Smart Power Liberator 10-kW electrical/5-kW hydraulic generator/rescue power system for rescue tools. Delivery in May 2015
  • Rockford Fire Department, ordered two Pierce pumpers; Saber PUC cabs and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engines; PUC 1,500-gpm single-stage pumps; UPF Poly 750-gallon tanks. 30-gallon foam cells; Akron eductor 3096-95 Class A foam systems. Delivery in January 2015
  • Itasca Fire Protection District, ordered a Pierce pumper; Velocity cab and chassis; Detroit DD13 500-hp engine; Waterous S100 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon tank; Harrison 10-kW generator. Delivery in February 2015
  • Chicago Ridge Fire Department, ordered an E-ONE 78’Quint; chassis
  • Huntley Fire Protection District, ordered a Pierce pumper; Enforcer cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 380-hp engine; Waterous CSU 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon tank. Delivery in July 2015

From Josh Boyajian:

  • Geneva Fire Department – Pierce Enforcer pumper, 1500/750/30. Delivery in May
  • Glencoe Fire Department – E-One Typhoon pumper, 2000/530. Delivery in September
  • Hometown FPD – E-ONE Typhoon pumper, 1500/530. Delivery in September
  • North Palos FPD – E-ONE Cyclone II pumper, 1500/530. Delivery in September
  • Palos FPD – Pierce Saber pumper, 1500/750. Delivery in June
  • Stickney Fire Department – Horton Type I ambulance on a Ford F-450 chassis . Delivery in March
  • Homer FPD – Road Rescue Type I ambulance on a Ford F-450 chassis
  • Aurora Fire Department – Wheeled Coach Type I Ambulance on a Ford F-450 chassis
  • Melrose Park Fire Department – Wheeled Coach Type III ambulance on a Ford E-450 chassis
  • Gurnee Fire Department – Road Rescue Type I Ultramedic ambulance. Delivery this summer.
  • Bloomingdale FPD – E-ONE 95′ RM tower ladder on a Cyclone II chassis

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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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Hometown Fire Protection District to offer ALS services

This update from the Hometown Fire Protection District:

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Hometown Fire Protection District has been given approval by Advocate Christ Medical Center to begin providing Advanced Life Support Service to the residents of Hometown at 1300 hrs this date.

Larry Nevels, Trustee

John C. Hojek, Jr. Fire Chief

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Hometown Fire Protection District 63rd Anniversary

This from Larry Nevels:

Just a note of information you might want to share, the Hometown Fire Protection District was created on October 3, 1950. A referendum was held by the residents of Hometown to create the Fire District. The vote was 139 in favor and 1 against. Cook County Judge Edmund K. Jarecki certified the election and signed the order creating the Hometown Fire Protection District on this date in 1950.

The Fire District was served by volunteers until 2009. The station is now staffed with a crew of 4 firefighters 24/7. We just received approval from Advocate Christ Medical Center to offer ALS service January 1,2014. 63 years of service to the City of Hometown and still going strong!

Larry Nevels, Trustee

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