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New engine for Matteson (more)

Another drawing of the new engine for Matteson from Sentinel Emergency Solutions

drawing of new Rosenbauer fire engine for the Matteson FIre Department

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New ambulance for Matteson FD

drawing of Horton ambulance for the Matteson FD

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New engine for Matteson

Matteson has ordered a new engine from Rosenbauer.  Delivery in 14 months.
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new fire engine for the Matteson FD

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New ambulance for Matteson

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

Brand new custom Horton conversion on a Ford F550 chassis

Matteson Fire Department Ambulance 2

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Matteson Fire Department Ambulance 2

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new ambulance interior

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Box Alarm fire in Matteson, 2-13-16 (more)

From MABAS21:

At around noon Matteson FD was dispatched for a possible basement fire on Shannon Drive. On arrival crews reported heavy smoke showing and a working fire response was requested. While crews tried to knock the fire in the basement, it was determined that the fire load was too great and unreachable. A hole was cut into the main level floor to pour water into the basement. A 1st alarm was requested. If you listen around the 2 minute mark, you can hear a second alarm in Glenwood being toned out. Nobody was injured at the scene of the fire.

 

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Box Alarm fire in Matteson, 2-13-16

This from Kevin Griffin:

On my way home from the Glenwood 2-11 I heard Matteson had a working fire so I got some shots

house fire in Matteson IL 2-13-16

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house fire in Matteson IL 2-13-16

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house fire in Matteson IL 2-13-16

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house fire in Matteson IL 2-13-16

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house fire in Matteson IL 2-13-16

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house fire in Matteson IL 2-13-16

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house fire in Matteson IL 2-13-16

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house fire in Matteson IL 2-13-16

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house fire in Matteson IL 2-13-16

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house fire in Matteson IL 2-13-16

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Box alarm fire in Chicago Heights, 2-6-16

This from Eric Haak:

The Chicago Heights Fire Department had a MABAS Box on Saturday morning (2/6) for a fire in a Walmart that is under construction at 21000 S. Western Avenue.  As far as I could tell, it was probably construction materials on the interior and did not involve the structure.  There were two aerials up and ready but no water was used on the roof.  I was not allowed to get any closer than the construction fence so the images you see here were taken from a distance.  Was able to at least shoot a few rigs.

Flossmoor Sutpehn tower ladder at fire scene

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mates fire truck at fire scene

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Chicago Heights FD fire truck

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Chicago Heights FD fire truck

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Matteson LODD

From the 100 Club of Chicago

Our Condolences to the Family of Matteson Firefighter Mark Zielinski

Mark Zielinski, 49, was rendering emergency medical aid to a shopper who needed CPR at the Walmart at 21410 S. Cicero Ave. in Matteson when he died, according to Matteson Fire Chief Chris Schwalbe and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Firefighter Zielinski had served with the Matteson Fire Department for 13 years and the Harvey Fire Department before then. He is survived by his wife and children.

Our thoughts and prayers continue for the Zielinski family and the Matteson Fire Department.

CEO Joe Ahern and Director of Program Services Caitlyn Brennan visited the family on Saturday evening to share our deepest condolences and gratitude and to present the family with the first installment of a $50,000 gift to help with the family’s expenses.

In solidarity,

Joe Ahern, Chief Executive Officer
Ralph Mandell, President

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Matteson LODD

Excerpts from CBS.Chicago.com:

 

A Matteson firefighter died Friday afternoon while performing CPR on a shopper at a Walmart in south suburban Matteson.

Mark Zielinski, 49, was “rendering emergency medical aid” to a shopper who needed CPR at the Walmart at 21410 S. Cicero Ave. in Matteson when he died, according to Matteson Fire Chief Chris Schwalbe and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He had been with the fire department for thirteen years after spending many years at the Harvey Fire Department, Schwalbe said.

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Matteson votes against police and fire layoffs

Excerpts from the Chicago SunTimes:

Facing strong public opposition to sharp cuts in its police and fire departments, trustees in south suburban Matteson voted 4-2 Monday night against the downsizing.

Village President Andre B. Ashmore said he spoke out against the layoffs because he was “concerned for the community and public safety . . . making sure it’s well-protected.” “We’re not going to be able to cut our way out of this. We’re going to have to look for alternative sources of revenue,” Ashmore said. One possibility, he said, would be “selling a major asset, like the water system.”

With a looming budget deficit of nearly $8 million, the village had been considering trimming 13 police officers and eight firefighters — about 40 percent of the police department and a third of the fire department.

Veloid Cotton Sr., was one of the two trustees who backed layoffs, saying he saw nowhere else to cut back. “I haven’t seen anything to make up the difference,” he said Monday night. “Come 2017, we’re not going to be able to pay the bills.”

Starting in 2017, Matteson is facing a tab for bond payments on a community center voters had rejected twice in advisory referendums. Village officials built it anyway, going into debt on the $25 million facility that opened in 2010.

A few days before Monday night’s packed meeting at village hall, the chief of the fire union lambasted municipal fiscal decisions. “They mortgaged the safety of the community for a community center,” firefighter Scott Gilliam told the Better Government Association.

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