Posts Tagged Lemont Fire Protection District

New ambulance for Lemont FPD

From lifelineambulances.com:

Reference #: 4532
Model: Superliner Type I
Dealer: Jefferson Fire & Safety
Module Size: 167″
Headroom: 74″
Chassis Make: Dodge
Chassis Type: 5500
Wheel: 4WD
Air Ride: Liquid Spring
Type I ambulance on RAM 5500 chassis

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Type I ambulance on RAM 5500 chassis

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Life Line ambulance interior

Life Line Emergency Vehicles photo

thanks Martin

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Lemont Fire Protection District news

From the Lemont FPD Facebook page:

Join us October 5th for a day of Family Fun at the firehouse, meet your local firefighters while celebrating National Fire Prevention Week.
Along with community partners, we will feature your own firefighter/paramedics throughout the day in exciting demonstrations of their lifesaving skills, including high performance CPR, vehicle extrication, water rescue dive team demos, forcible entry, and a side by side live burn.
Plus… apparatus displays, kids firefighter dress up, mini combat challenge, gator rides, ladder truck candy drop, Sparky the fire dog, face painting & more

Lemont FPD Open House

Lemont FPD Open House October 5, 2019

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Lemont Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from lemontfire.com:

Lemont Fire Protection District Chief George Rimbo has submitted a letter of retirement from the district effective August 30, 2019. The Board of Trustees accepted the letter with gratitude and appreciation for his time and dedication during a 31 year career with the district.

Chief Rimbo began with the Lemont Fire District on April 8, 1988 as a paid-on-call firefighter and was hired full-time on August 21, 1989. During this time, he continued his education and was promoted to lieutenant on November 1, 1994, battalion chief on October 5, 2009 and  fire chief on July 18, 2013. He has seen the district grow from one station and 1,000 calls a year with a paid-on-call response, to 4,100 calls from four stations with 54 full-time firefighter/paramedics plus a support staff of seventeen. As fire chief, working together with the present Board of Trustees and the district employees, the fire district has achieved financial stability, created new administrative positions, maintained positive labor management relations, and began the process of becoming an accredited agency with the Center for Public Safety Excellence. Chief Rimbo compliments the hard work and dedication of all district employees who together make up a team providing outstanding service to the public. 

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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

Jacob Metzger photo

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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.

Lemont FPD receives donationxac

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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

Kevin Griffin photo

Kevin Griffin photo

Kevin Griffin photo

Rosenbauer Commander grille with flag

Kevin Griffin photo

Rosenbauer Commander mid-mount Cobra tower ladder

Kevin Griffin photo

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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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