Posts Tagged Naperville Fire Department

New truck for Naperville

This from Daniel Hynd:

Naperville has awarded the bid for a new ladder truck to replace Truck 9 to Global Emergency Products.
File #: 19-424    Version: 1    
Type: Award of bid, rfp, etc. Status: Passed
File created: 4/26/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/4/2019 Final action: 6/4/2019
Title: Approve the award of Cooperative Procurement 19-156, Unit 322 Ladder Truck Replacement, to Global Emergency Products for an amount not to exceed $1,350,000

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New engine for Naperville (more)

This from Daniel Hynd:

The new engine for Naperville Engine 7 is nearing completion and should be delivered within a few weeks.

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Naperville Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

The recent retirements and turnover in the Naperville Police and Fire Departments are a ripple effect from the building boom three and four decades ago when the city hired additional police officers and firefighters to match the growing population.

Since 2016, the police department has hired 79 new officers as a result of retirements or resignations. The department is authorized for 169 sworn officers. In the last five years, the fire department has hired 50 to 70 new firefighters. The department has 193 full-time firefighter positions.

In the fire department, the turnover of fire retirees should be finished in three to five years. Once that happens, staffing levels should remain stable for another 20 years until the retirement cycle begins again. In the meantime, the department expects to hire 15 to 20 personnel over the next two years. About 30 firefighters have enough service time to retire or have reached the age to retire. The department has filled the vacated retiree positions, and is currently only short one person.

Before being considered by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, an applicant must take a written exam, provide a valid paramedic license and show proof of a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test, or CPAT, card with ladder certification.

Because Naperville is recognized as a high-caliber and destination department, the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners does not have trouble maintaining a list of candidates.

A $1.3 million federal grant is helping pay for the city’s fire recruitment efforts.

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New engine for Naperville (more)

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New ambulance for Naperville

Approve the award of Cooperative Procurement 18-277, Fire Department Ambulance
Replacement, to Foster Coach Sales for an amount not to exceed $265,392.00
Council approved.
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New engine for Naperville

Approve the Award of Cooperative Procurement 17-178, Fire Engine Purchase to Fire
Service, Inc. for an amount not to exceed $623,875.

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2-Alarm fire in Naperville, 1-19-19

This from Dave Weaver/Radioman911.com:

1/19/19 NAPERVILLE – 2-Alarm High-Rise Apartment Fire 799 Royal Saint George Dr. – Video by Dave Weaver
 
DETAILS: Around 7:45 AM Naperville firefighters responded to a fire in a 7-story apartment building. According to a Naperville FD battalion chief on scene, the fire originated in the basement garbage chute and traveled up to the 7th floor inside a void space between the chute and the wall. Residents were evacuated as crews attacked the fire from both the basement and 7th floor. A MABAS 2nd Alarm was requested. Firefighters managed to shoot water down across the fire’s path from an access point on the 7th floor to bring the fire under control. There were no injuries reported and no residents were displaced.
 

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Naperville Fire Department news

Excerpts from fox32chicago.com:

An 11-year-old boy was rescued by Naperville firefighters and police officers after he fell through the ice of an artificial lake Sunday afternoon. At 4:49 p.m., dispatchers got a call from someone who saw a child slipping into the water of a frozen retention pond near an apartment complex in the 1300 block of McDowell Road. The 11-year-old was in the center of the mostly ice-covered pond and told rescuers that his feet were trapped in the mud at the bottom.

Surface Ice Rescue Incident – 1300 Block of McDowell Road, Naperville, Illinois. Naperville Fire and Police Department Personnel responded to the report of an 11-year-old child who had fallen through the ice on a local retention pond. Fire and Police personnel  worked together to successfully rescue the child from the ice as seen in the video.

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Naperville donates ambulance

Excerpts from the dupagepolicyjournal.com:

 REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:

1. 18-861 Approve the donation of Unit 9333, a 2004 International Medtec Ambulance, to the Cancun, Mexico Fire Department

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Naperville Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Four firefighter/paramedics in Naperville started working eight-hour shifts this week as part of a staffing plan designed to get more people on duty when they’re needed most.

The typical firefighter’s schedule is 24 hours on the job and 48 hours off. That’s not changing at the Naperville department, which operates 10 stations with a daily minimum of 42 firefighter/paramedics.

But now four members are working 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in what Chief Mark Puknaitis calls a power shifting program. The shift transfers personnel into the daytime, when Naperville’s population spikes with workers the department fields 54 percent of its 14,600 annual calls.

With more than half of all calls coming during one eight-hour span, Puknaitis said it makes sense to increase the staff, while still keeping the union-negotiated minimum of 42 on hand during the other 16 hours of each day.

On Monday, the first day three senior firefighters and one new hire worked from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., the department fielded an unusually busy 50 calls. The new staffing allowed the department to run two additional ambulances.

On the first day the power shift was in place, Puknaitis said he got three voicemails from other departments looking to learn about the approach. Especially because he was named president of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association, Puknaitis thinks the idea will have legs.

John Sergeant of the Naperville Professional Firefighters Local 4302 said members may want the 40-hour workweek to attend more kids’ events or family holidays, or to take a break from the bodily demands of working 24 hours straight.

Those accepting the eight-hour shifts will make a one-year commitment. Those with most seniority will be given priority each year during a union bidding process for who will fill the spots. The new staffing plan is not designed to cut costs but to keep them stable. The four firefighters switching to the shifted hours will continue to be paid their regular salaries.

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