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Fire service news

Excerpts from the herald-news.com:

Over $77,000 will be shared by 78 Illinois fire departments through Illinois American Water’s 2018 Firefighter Grant Program.

Since the program was created in 2010, more than 500 grants totaling over $493,000 have been awarded to fire and emergency organizations serving customers in Illinois American Water’s service area. American Water’s Firefighter Grant Program helps provide personal protective gear, communications equipment, firefighting tools, water handling equipment, training materials and classroom programs.

Illinois American Water is providing grants to the following local fire departments: Homer Township Fire Protection District, Lemont Fire Protection District, Northwest Homer Fire Protection District, Orland Fire Protection District, and Plainfield Fire Protection District.

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New tower ladder for Lemont (more)

This from Jacob Metzger:

Lemont’s new Rosenbauer midmount was spotted outside of Headquarters on Wednesday, believe it will replace Truck 949, which is a ’96 Pierce Lance listed for sale on B&P Fire Apparatus.

Lemont FPD Tower Ladder 949

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Lemont Fire Protection District news

From the Lemont FPD Facebook page:

A very big “Thank You” to David Hill and ExxonMobil Refining & Supply. On Friday, the District received a donation of $2000.00. The funds will support efforts to upgrade emergency response equipment and training opportunities for our firefighters. Thank You ExxonMobil, we appreciate your support.

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New tower ladder for Lemont (more)

This from Kevin Griffin:

I had a chance to take some shots of Lemont’s new tower before it was numbered and lettered. It’s a 2016 rosenbauer commander-100′ mid mount tower

Rosenbauer Commander mid-mount Cobra tower ladder

New Rosenbauer mid-mount tower ladder for Lemont. Kevin Griffin photo

Lemont FPD tower ladder

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Rosenbauer Commander grille with flag

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Rosenbauer Commander mid-mount Cobra tower ladder

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New tower ladder for Lemont

From the Lemont FPD Twitter page:

Final inspection on our new tower ladder for

Lemont FPD gets new fire truck

New mid-mount Rosenbauer Cobra tower ladder for the Lemont FPD. Lemont FPD photo

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Lemon Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

The Lemont Fire Protection District has been awarded a grant through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. Lemont will receive $36,364 to help purchase a sprinkler system for one of their fire stations.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program provides needed federal funds to fire departments and emergency medical service organizations in order to improve the response capabilities of our nation’s first responders firefighters and the safety of our communities.

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Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awards local grants

Excerpts from FirehouseSubs.com:

In 2005, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety FoundationFirehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was created with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment and educational opportunities to emergency personnel and public safety organizations. Many make do with older equipment and have limited or no access to needed resources, but the Foundation has given $13 million to hometown heroes in 43 states and Puerto Rico, benefiting more than 1,000 public safety organizations in communities across the nation. In the state of Illinois, more than $417,000 has been donated since 2012, and in almost all instances, the awarded tools would otherwise be unavailable.

Continuing its mission of supporting local heroes, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation [awarded] $190,000 worth of equipment to nine Chicago public safety organizations during a press conference on May 19, 2015 … at the Robert J. Quinn Fire Academy.

The following nine departments were awarded equipment.

•             Chicago Fire Department received two off-road ambulance vehicles worth more than $55,800.

•             Chicago Police Department 17th District received two automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) worth more than $2,000.

•             Chicago Police Memorial Foundation received 41 bulletproof vests worth more than $20,000.

•             Mokena Fire Protection District received an all-terrain vehicle worth more than $16,700.

•             Waukegan Fire Protection District received eight sets of firefighting turnout gear worth more than $19,600.

•             Lemont Fire Protection District received an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) worth more than $19,800.

•             Frankfort Fire Protection District received an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) worth more than $14,600.

•             Tri-State Fire Protection District received a water rescue boat worth more than $19,900.

•             Mount Prospect Fire Department received 27 automatic external defibrillator (AEDs) worth more than $21,000.

To raise money for the Foundation, Firehouse Subs restaurants participate in a number of fundraising efforts. Each restaurant recycles leftover, five-gallon pickle buckets and sells them to guests for $2. Donation canisters on register counters collect spare change, while the Round Up Program allows guests to “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar. Grant allocations are made possible thanks to the overwhelming support of Firehouse Subs restaurants and generous donors.

thanks Jay

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Lemont FPD receives grant for ATV

Excerpts from theChicagoTribune.com:

The Lemont Fire Protection District received a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the support of the Orland Park Firehouse Subs. The grant provided funding for a UTV, a 6-wheel by Polaris.

The Lemont Fire Protection District has over 15 miles of trails, and without the UTV, firefighters can not get back to some of those areas when conditions are wet and snowy. Trucks would get stuck. The UTV is multi-use as it can be fitted for snow as well as being able to be used with a backboard. Another beneficial use is the added 70-gallon water tank with a small hose to put out brush fires especially in those hard to reach areas for the larger trucks. In addition, the department has purchased a trailer to transport the UTV to other communities to assist and use all over the area.

“We appreciate the fact that this was made available for us,” said George Rimbo, Fire Chief of the Lemont Fire Protection District. He added, “Plus they’re awesome subs, I love ’em!”

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New ambulance for Lemont

Kevin Griffin found this new ambulance for Lemont on the LifeLine Emergency Vehicles site

Type I Superliner 167″ Mod 74″ HR –  Ford F450 2WD Kelderman Air Ride

 

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New ambulance for Lemont FPD. LifeLine Emergency Vehicles photo

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House fire in Lemont, 5-25-14

This from Eric Haak:

Companies were dispatched to the report of a house fire just before 1300 hrs Sunday afternoon on the 300 block of Division in Lemont, IL.  They had heavy fire in sector C on arrival and the incident was upgraded to a full still.  A large amount of clutter inside made getting to the seat of the fire difficult.  Lines were stretched interior as well as a line that was used in sector C from the exterior in order to access the second floor.

Eventually, the fire consumed the attic space in the 2-story and 1-story portions of the home.  Companies were ordered out of the building and into defensive mode.  Lemont Engine 921’s deck gun, Tri-State’s tower ladder and Lemont Truck 949 were put to work and the remaining fire in the attic was brought under control shortly after.  The home was occupied but the owner was out and returned home to find the residence a total loss.

 

deck gun on fire engine working at house fire

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firemen working on the roof at house fire with heavy smoke

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firemen with hose line at door of house

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fireman in gear on hose on a ladder working at house fire

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heavy smoke and fire through roof of house on fire

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elevated master stream used at house fire

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elevated master stream used at house fire

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engine with deck gun and master streams at smokey house fire scene

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heavy smoke from house on fire

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