Posts Tagged Lake Forest Fire Department

New engine for Lake Forest (more)

From the Marion Body Works Fire & Emergency Facebook page:

City of Lake Forest Fire Department is in Marion for their in-process inspection.

Lake Forest FD personal inspecting new fire engin

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House fire in Lake Forest, 5-31-19

This from Max Weingardt:

Friday morning’s Code 4 in Lake Forest at 182 Linden Ave

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51 at night

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aftermath of house fire

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Lake Forest fire engine at night

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Lake Forest FD command post

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HME/Metz tower ladder

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Lake Forest FD fire engines at night

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Area apparatus orders

From Fire Apparatus Magazine:

Illinois Fire Service Institute, Champaign – Pierce Enforcer pumper 1,500/500.  Delivery in September.

Geneva Fire Department – Pierce Enforcer PUC pumper 1,500/750. Delivery in September.

Lake Forest Fire Department  – Spartan Gladiator/Marion pumper 1,500/850/30. Delivery in November.

Lake Zurich Fire Department – Pierce Saber pumper 1,500/750. Delivery in September.

Mount Prospect Fire Department Pierce Dash CF PUC pumper 1,500/750-gallon tank. Delivery in September.

St. Charles Fire Department – Pierce Dash CF PUC pumper 1,500/750. Delivery in September.

Springfield Fire Department  – Two Pierce Enforcer pumpers 1,500/750. Delivery in September.

thanks Ron

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New home for Knollwood FD engine

Former Knollwood FD Engine 44 along with Truck 44 went to the Lake Forest Fire Department after Knollwood was shut down.

Engine 44 is now a Lake Forest engine going into service this month with new graphics.

Lake Forest FD Engine 422

Larry Shapiro photo

Knollwood FD Engine 44

Larry Shapiro photo

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New engine for Lake Forest

engineering drawing of a new fire engine for the Lake Forest Fire Department to be built by Marion Body Works

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Knollwood Fire Department news (more)

From the cityoflakeforest.com:

On December 7, 2017, the City of Lake Forest and the Village of Libertyville presented a joint draft proposal for Fire, Emergency Medical and Fire Prevention Services to the Rockland Fire Protection District (RFPD) that will be considered by the Libertyville Village Board at its December 12, 2017 meeting.  Lake Forest and Libertyville believe the proposal is a comprehensive and cost-effective partnership, providing residents of the RFPD with the long-term benefits of full-time services from two professional fire departments, more efficient initial emergency response forces and more effective back-up support. 

The proposal includes the employment opportunity for existing volunteer personnel to continue to service the community and to train with other members of the Lake Forest Fire Department, as well as possibly using, repurposing or selling existing fire apparatus, equipment and facilities, all benefiting RFPD taxpayers.

Lake Forest and Libertyville firefighters and paramedics have worked side by side with the dedicated volunteers of the RFPD for many years.  The City of Lake Forest and the Village of Libertyville have provided or are now providing emergency services to the District. 

The communities initiated discussions in 2012 on improving efficiencies and the economic benefits associated with joining forces.   Conversations have continued, and earlier this year, the RFPD Board requested a proposal from both Libertyville and Lake Forest.  After thoughtful consideration, both municipalities concluded that by working together, a plan could be developed that focuses on high-quality, full-time services from their two professional fire departments providing: 1) enhanced emergency and fire response and 2) improved cost-effectiveness to all residents of the District.

The City of Lake Forest and the Village of Libertyville believe this proposal meets the important goals of enhancing services, reducing costs and respecting the values and traditions of the RFPD. 

 

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Lake Forest Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

At least 10 people were rescued from submerged vehicles Saturday in Lake Forest after heavy rain caused flooding. No one was reported injured, but flood conditions prompted rescues on Illinois Route 41 near Deerpath Road and on Washington Circle. Some of those rescued were brought to the fire station to dry off and warm up. A few homes in the area were also reported flooded. 

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Lake Forest Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoSuntimes.com:

A firefighter was injured while battling an attic fire Saturday evening in north suburban Lake Forest.

Crews responded to the home near Everett and Waukegan roads about 5 p.m. and found a moderate amount of smoke coming from the attic, according to Lake Forest Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Gallo.

They were able to prevent the fire from spreading, and the blaze was extinguished within about 45 minutes.

One firefighter suffered a minor injury. No other injuries were reported and damages were estimated at about $50,000. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Lake Forest Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

After almost eight months as acting fire chief, the Lake Forest City Council appointed Pete Siebert fire chief on April 17.

Siebert joined the Lake Forest Fire Department in May 1996.¬†Becoming chief wasn’t something he had originally thought about.

“I put my hat in the ring and here I am,” he said.

The city council appointed him interim deputy chief in November 2015 and permanent deputy chief in May 2016. When Fire Chief Jeff Howell left in September 2016, the city council appointed Siebert as acting fire chief.

The city has been having conversations with other communities about sharing fire services.

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Chicagoareafire.com website update (more)

The following departments have been added to the new site.

  • Lake Forest
  • Knollwood
  • Lake Bluff
  • Newport Township
  • Long Grove
  • Lincolnshire-Riverwoods
  • Winthrop Harbor

There have been some updates of newer or current apparatus, but most likely they are not completely accurate. Any assistance would be appreciated with regards to missing photos and fact checking department specs etc.

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