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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 ambulance for Northwest Homer FPD

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

Brand new custom Horton conversion on a Ford F350 Chassis

Northwest Homer FPD ambulance

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Northwest Homer FPD ambulance

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rear of new ambulance without chevron

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Northwest Homer FPD ambulance

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Gas explosion destroys home in Homer Glen, 12-15-16

Excerpts from theHeraldnews.com:

A gas leak caused a home to explode Thursday afternoon in the 14100 block of Parker Road, left two injured and affected the residents of about 12 to 16 homes.

The people hurt in the explosion were taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox and then airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood to be treated for burns, which authorities do not believe are life-threatening, Will County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said.

The Homer Glen Village Hall was filled with evacuated residents Thursday evening. At that time, crews were working to isolate the gas flow and stop the leak. But Nicor issued a statement at 3:31 a.m. Friday saying that the leak had been located and stopped. About 23 customers remained without gas service at the time.

Officials first learned something might be wrong at about 1:30 p.m., when firefighters received a call about a gas problem at 143rd Street and Parker Road, said Todd Fonfara, deputy chief of the Northwest Homer Fire and Ambulance Protection District.

Nicor was called to the area at about 2 p.m., and authorities had already begun evacuations when the home exploded at 4:12 p.m. Fonfara said the home was a total loss.

A GoFundMe campaign has been started for the family at the home where the explosion occurred at www.gofundme.com/homerglenhomeexplosion.

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As seen around …

This from Martin Nowak:

Northwest Homer FPD Ambulance 1714 – 2014 Ford F-350/Horton.

Hazel Crest  – Ambulance 1230 – 2014 Mercedes Sprinter/Medix Specialty
North Palos Ambulance 822 – 2014 Chevy Express 4500/2003 Osage.
Type I ambulance

Northwest Homer FPD ambulance. Martin Nowak photo

Sprinter ambulance

Hazel Crest ambulance. Martin Nowak photo

Type III ambulance

North Palos ambulance. Martin Nowak photo

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New ambulance for Northwest Homer FPD

This from Martin Nowak:

Ambulance 1714 – 2014 Ford F-350/Horton. More photos here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.447398765402852.1073741960.263644870444910&type=3&uploaded=18 

 
Photos by Kevin and I. 
Horton Type I ambulance

New ambulance for the Northwest Homer FPD. Martin Nowak photo

Horton ambulance

Martin Nowak photo

Horton Type I ambulance

Kevin Griffin photo

Horton Type I ambulance

Northwest Homer Ambulance 1714. Kevin Griffin photo

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New area apparatus

This from Josh Boyajian:

Bedford Park new ambulance

Aurora new ambulance

Evergreen Parks new truck and engine

From Fire Service Inc.

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New ambulance for the Bedford Park. Fire Service, Inc. photo

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New ambulance for Aurora Medic 1. Fire Service, Inc. photo

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Ladder truck being built for Evergreen Park. Fire Service Inc. photo

fire truck being built

Ladder truck being built for Evergreen Park. Fire Service Inc. photo

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Engine being built for Evergreen Park. Fire Service Inc. photo

Found these on Foster Coach Facebook page Northwest Homer and Wheaton Ambulances.

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New ambulance for the Homer Township FPD. Foster Coach photo

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New ambulance for the Wheaton FD. Foster Coach photo

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