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Loves Park Fire Department news

Excerpts from wrex.com:

Loves Park Fire Department officials announced the opening of a new fire station on Wednesday at 5180 Rock Valley Parkway on the east side of the city. The station is in a former auto body shop that was remodeled to fit the needs of the fire department and will house an ambulance and a quint. A building dedication and open house will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 9 a.m. for the public with cake and coffee until 11 a.m.

Back in February, the Loves Park City Council approved the $1.5 million project. All funding was through the federal American Rescue Plan Act.

The City of Loves Park will continue to operate the station on Windsor Rd. The Grand Ave. station, the original city hall built in 1947, will close as a fire station and be used by the city’s public works department.

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Loves Park Fire Department news

Excerpts from wifr.com:

In 2021, the Loves Park Fire Department responded to 1,211 calls in one area of the city alone without a fire station. On Monday night, the city board approved a $1.5 million deal for a third fire station on Rock Valley Parkway on Loves Park’s east side to significantly decrease the response time to calls in that area. The third station will house an ambulance and engine.

The district’s first station, which has been in Loves Park since 1947, is located at 400 Grand Ave. Their second station is at 1527 Windsor Rd. Once the third station opens, the station on Grand Ave. will be turned into public works storage because of the census count in this part of the city, and the fact that the building can’t hold the current emergency vehicles.

According to the Insurance Services Office, a new station could lead to a decrease in premium costs, such as a few $100 dollars for residents.

The new station should be closed on within the next month, followed by another month of moving equipment and vehicles into the new space. The third station should be open by May 2022.

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New ambulance for Loves Park FD

From the Foster Coach Sales website:

Ford Type 3 Horton ambulance

Foster Coach Sales photosFoster C

thanks Martin

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New engine for Loves Park

From the MacQueen Emergency Group Facebook page:

Final inspection time!

Here’s a preview of the Loves Park, Illinois Impel® PUC™ Pumper. This will be the department’s second Pierce Mfg apparatus (they purchased a 107? Ascendant aerial last year).

We’re so glad these essential workers are getting their new apparatus—arriving this spring!

Pierce Impel PUC fire engine

MacQueen Emergency Group photo

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New ambulance for Loves Park

Former Downers Grove ambulance now owned by Loves Park.

former Downers Grove FD ambulance

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New truck for Loves Park FD (more)

From the Pierce Flickr page:

Pierce City of Loves Park, IL 30626

Loves Park FD Quint 1854

Pierce composite

thanks Al

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New truck for Loves Park FD

From the Global Emergency Products Facebook page:

Welcome City of Loves Park Fire Department to the Pierce family! Inspection of their first Pierce, an Impel PUC 107′ (Job #30626). Hope you enjoyed your time and thank you for letting Pierce Mfg and Global Emergency Products assist you with your fire apparatus needs.

new fire truck for the Loves Park FD

Global Emergency Products photo

new fire truck for the Loves Park FD

Global Emergency Products photo

new fire truck for the Loves Park FD

Global Emergency Products photo

new fire truck for the Loves Park FD

Global Emergency Products photo

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Loves Park Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from wifr.com:

With less than two years in the role, Loves Park Fire Chief Jerry Wiltfang is proud of the progress his team has made. In just 14 months, this formerly all-volunteer crew now has a full-time staff to better serve their community in a fraction of the time. To address the rapid growth, the Loves Park City Council approved a resolution that provides funding for two new engines and updated equipment.

“Our response times were getting close to 20 minutes before we were here, before we had our full time crew, and now we’re looking to average around 6 minutes, by the time the tone goes off, until we’re at a person’s house is about 6 minutes. It’s just going to bring more safety to the public and hopefully all around Loves Park,” said Captain Adam Kuehl.

thanks Dennis

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Loves Park Fire Department news

Excerpts from mystateline.com:

The Loves Park Fire Department hosted a ribbon cutting event Tuesday to celebrate the arrival of its first advanced life support ambulance. For the last 50 years, the department has relied on neighboring departments for medical calls.

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Loves Park Fire Department news

Excerpts from mystateline.com:

In the City of Loves Park, there’s a new fire chief. Jerry Wiltfang, who was sworn in last month, spent almost his entire life fighting fires for the Rockford Fire Department, but he’s faced with a new challenge at a different department — he wants to reduce response times in Loves Park when a caller dials 911.

“The goal is to reduce our response time from the current 15 minutes to somewhere around 6 minutes,” Wiltfang said.

He’s been working to hire full-time firefighters since the department only has volunteers. Plans are in the works to build a third fire station on the far east side of the city, which will cost roughly $5 million. Right now, it can take firefighters up to 20 minutes to respond to that part of the city. The city’s full time fire fighters start this week.

Chief Wiltfang also served as the emergency operations director for the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office for several years.

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