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Working fire in Joliet, 9-25-22

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A fire was reported at 4:02 p.m. Sunday at 69 North Chicago St. in Joliet. When firefighters arrived, flames were coming from the third floor of the vacant building, and there was also fire on the second floor.

Access to the third floor was closed off, so firefighters had to cut through the second floor ceiling. The roof was ventilated and both floors were checked for extension.

Joliet firefighters were on the fire scene for at about 90 minutes. The cause of the remains unknown.

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Joliet Fire Department news

From The Joliet FIre Department

On June 6, 2022, at 1206pm, the Joliet Fire Department, with crews from stations 6 and 7, responded to a report of a single semi-truck accident on I-80 with the cab hanging over Houbolt Rd.  Upon arrival, crews found the driver was still in the cab and only the weight of the trailer was keeping the cab from falling onto Houbolt Rd.  Tower 6 was placed over the top of the cab and assisted the driver from the cab and into the basket.  The driver suffered very minor injuries and was transported to Ascension St. Joes in good condition.  The Illinois State Police are investigating the incident.; #JolietFD; #tractor-trailercrash;

Joliet Fire Department photo

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Joliet Fire Department news

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Joliet now has a three city coins. One has the city seal depicting Joliet as the crossroads of Mid-America. Another has the police department seal and the third has the fire department seal – to be used for recognition of police officers and firefighters.

They are for achievements and excellence as opposed to a certificate or a piece of paper.

#JolietFD; #challengecoin;;

he three Joliet commemorative coins include one for the police department and one for the fire department. (Bob Okon)

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Area apparatus orders

Here is a list compiled by Josh Boyajian of current area apparatus on order:

Alsip – Seagrave Engine

Berwyn – E-One Metro 100 Low Profile Ladder

Blue Island – Sutphen 100’ MM Ladder

Bolingbrook – (2) E-One Engines

Buffalo Grove – E-One Engine

Carol Stream – E-One RM Tower Ladder

Cicero – Pierce Impel Engine

Crestwood – (2) Seagrave Engines

Geneva – Pierce Ascendant Ladder

Hampshire – Pierce Enforcer PUC Engine

Joliet – E-One RM Tower Ladder

Lisle Woodridge – Pierce Ascendant MM Tower

Lockport – Seagrave Apollo Tower Ladder

Lombard – Pierce Enforcer Engine

Melrose Park – Pierce Impel Engine

Morton Grove – E-One EMAX Engine

Oak Brook – Pierce Ascendant Ladder

Oak Brook – Pierce Enforcer Engine

Norwood Park – Pierce Ascendant MM Tower

River Grove – Ford E-450 Wheeled Coach Ambo

Skokie – Pierce Enforcer Engine

Stickney – Ford F550 Horton Type 1 Ambo

Sugar Grove – Sutphen Engine

Thornton – Sutphen 75’ MM Ladder

Tri State FPD – Pierce Enforcer Ascendant Ladder

Western Springs – Pierce Saber Engine

Westmont – Pierce Impel Engine

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As seen around … Joliet

From Jim Skrabel:

Here are a few pictures of Joliet’s new Quint 9 on the city’s west side. It was placed in service about three weeks ago.  I took the pictures this morning during the daily operational check. It is a 2021 Emergency One HR100 on Typhoon chassis with a 1500gpm pump and 500 gallon tank.
new E-ONE quint in Joliet IL

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New aerial for Joliet Fire Department (more)

In process images of the new E-ONE aerial for Joliet Fire Department

E-ONE Cyclone HP100 so 143469 being built

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Joliet fire engine for sale

Found at

1992 Emergency One Fire engine for sale

1992 Emergency One Fire engine for sale

1992 Emergency One Fire Truck FIRE TRUCK, 12.7L L6 DIESEL. Removed from front line service Feb. 2020 . all functions still operational currently in reserve status . 750 gal. tank cap. 1500 GPM Hale pump, Engine Detroit DDC 6V-92TA 350 HP.

Starting Bid $400.00
Bids 12
Current Bid $1,525.00
Bid Increment $25.00
Minimum Bid $1,550.00

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Joliet Fire Department news

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The Joliet Fire Department on Jan. 1 will begin charging fees for services provided at fires, car accidents, and hazardous material incidents. The city council approved a contract with Fire Recovery USA, which will collect the money that is expected to total between $100,000 and $150,000 a year. Insurance companies will be billed for the services, and Joliet residents will not be required to pay any amounts not covered by insurance. There is an exception for incidents caused by reckless behavior. Out-of-towners, however, will be billed for any amounts not covered by insurance. The fees range from $594 for a Level One response to a car accident, which includes hazardous materials assessment and scene stabilization, to more than $6,700 for a top-level response to a hazardous material incident. Fires will be billed at $455 an hour per engine on the scene and $568 an hour per truck on the scene.  


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House fire in Joliet, 6-7-20

This from Jim Skrabel:

Here are a few pictures from a fire on Joliet’s west side this morning (6/7/20). The fire was in the 2100 block of Wesmere Lakes Drive. It appears the fire was in the attached garage and spread to the attic. Engine 9 (using spare 19) Truck 9 (using spare 19 staffed again?) were first due. A total of three lines were used and the roof was opened. Also on scene were Engine 8, Engine 7, Engine 10, Battalion 2, and a few ambulances. Crews did a great job with a quick knock of the fire.

house fire scene in Joliet IL

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heavy smoke from house fire in Joliet

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house fire in Joliet IL

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aftermath of a house fire in Joliet IL

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New aerial for Joliet Fire Department

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Congratulations Joliet Fire Department of Illinois on their purchase of a 2020 E-ONE HR100 aerial quint!

We are proud to provide your department with yet another E-One product your community can depend on!

drawing of E-ONE HR100 quint for the Joliet Fire Department

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drawing of E-ONE HR100 quint for the Joliet Fire Department

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