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Ambulance remount for Huntley FPD (more)

This from Deputy Chief Albert W Schlick III:

The ambulance is nearing completion and should be ready to be picked up next week. The only thing left to complete is the stripping.

Huntley FPD ambulance remount

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Huntley FPD ambulance remount

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Huntley FPD ambulance remount

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Ambulance remount for Huntley FPD (more)

updated photos of the ambulance remount for Huntley FPD:

Huntley FPD ambulance remount

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Huntley FPD ambulance remount

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Huntley FPD ambulance remount

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Ambulance remount for Huntley FPD

From Arrow Ambulances:

Here are a few pictures.  One right after we got the box lifted off of the chassis and the next couple are steps for paint prep- light removal, door disassembly etc.

Huntley FPD ambulance remount and refurb

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Huntley FPD ambulance remount and refurb

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Huntley FPD ambulance remount and refurb

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Huntley Fire Protection District news (more)

Excerpts from the NWherald.com:

Neither project required a referendum to move forward. Huntley Fire Chief Scott Ravagnie said about $14 million has been saved in the past eight years for various expansion projects to compensate for projected growth.

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As seen around … Huntley

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Here is a photo of the new battalion chief vehicles for Huntley FPD Battalion 930. 

Tyler Tobolt 
Huntley FPD Battalion 930

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As seen around … Huntley

Huntley FPD Engine 944

Huntley FPD Engine 944

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MVA with entrapment in Lake in the Hills, 3-9-19

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire District firefighters responded to a crash Saturday afternoon (3/9/19) in the intersection of Algonquin Road and Harvest Gate Road. Companies found two cars with heavy damage. Two occupants of one car and one from the second car required transportation to the hospital. Firefighters removed two doors from one for the cars to access the driver. Two Algonquin ambulances and one from Huntley transported the patients. Other occupants of the second car were uninjured.

 

Firefighters using Hurst eDraulic rescue tools at crash scene

Larry Shapiro photo

panoramic view of crash scene with fire trucks and ambulances

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Huntley FPD news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

When it comes to the skills needed to fight fires and rescue victims, preparedness is second only to the physical ability to get the job done. Both attributes are what teams of firefighters all over the world are preparing to showcase at this year’s Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge (SFCC), which was developed as a way to encourage firefighter fitness, and to demonstrate to the public the physical challenges associated with the job.

Firefighters form an elite core of public servants and some of them work tirelessly to develop on the job skills and physical dexterity to compete for national titles.

Among those top competitors is the 2018 Grand National Champion team from Huntley who is gearing up for the 2019 competitive season. Firefighters Josh Roddy, Scott Sundquist, Eric Rose, and Eric Blaser form a local team called Huntley Fire. They are the first Illinois team in history to win the Grand National title at the SFCC, dubbed by ESPN as the toughest two minutes in sports. All of the members of the Huntley team have completed the challenge in less than 100 seconds, which places each of them in the Lion’s Den, an elite category of the SFCC and the highest recognized achievement for individuals in the SFCC.

The sport entails competing against other teams in a series of seven events that represent tasks firefighters routinely face while on the job. These include climbing a 5-story tower wearing full gear, breathing apparatus, and a 42 lb. hose pack; hoisting a 42 lb. roll of hose up the five-story tower; descending the tower hitting every step; the Keiser sled in which competitors force a 165 lb. steel beam a distance of five feet using a 9 lb. shot mallet; running a slalom through cones in full gear; carrying a 200-lb charged hose 75 feet through saloon doors to spray a target; and finally carrying a 6-foot tall, 175 lb. mannequin 106 feet to the finish line.

A very family-focused sport, the SFCC offers a Kids Firefighter Challenge at many of the regional events, where kids of all ages are outfitted with size-appropriate helmets and turn out coats and compete in challenges designed to mimic the SFCC events.

The sport is open to any firefighter. Firefighters can compete as individuals or as teams of three to five people. There are also opportunities for relay teams and tandem teams at each event.  For firefighters interested in trying their hand at competition, registration is underway for the season kick-off during the FDIC in Indianapolis, IN, on April 11-13. Firefighters can register online at www.firefighterchallenge.com.

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Huntley Fire Protection District news (more)

rendering of Huntley FPD headquarters station

Excerpts from the nwherald.com:

Plans for a new Huntley Fire Protection District station and an 8,700-square-foot expansion and renovations to its administrative building will be discussed at Thursday’s village board meeting at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 10987 Main St. Trustees heard about the expansion plans during a joint meeting with the fire protection district board in November.

The new 10,239-square-foot station would be at the southeast corner of Jim Dhamer Drive and Hennig Road, adjacent to the southwest corner. Data from a station location study requested by the district indicate that an additional fire station south of Sun City would have taken on about 600 of the district’s more than 5,000 calls from 2017.

The district’s building at 11118 Main St. serves as its administrative offices and maintenance facility, but by building a 8,700-square-foot addition, it would serve as the new headquarters. Should this occur, the district’s existing Station 1 and headquarters at 11808 Coral St. would be vacated and sold upon completion of the Main Street remodeling. The addition would include offices on the first floor, living quarters on the second floor and training facilities in the basement.

Huntley Deputy Fire Chief Al Schlick said frugal budgeting in the past 10 years will allow both projects to move forward without the need for a tax-based funding mechanism.

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New engine for Huntley FPD

drawing of a Spartan/Toyne fire engine for the Huntley FPD

New Spartan/Toyne fire engine for the Huntley FPD

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