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New tower ladder for Oak Brook FD (more)

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Here is a photo of Oak Brook FD Tower 94 on the scene of a structure fire in Villa Park on 7/9/22.

2022 110′ Pierce Enforcer 1500/500 

Tower 94 went in service either on the 4th or 5th of July.; #TylerTobolt; #FireTruck; #OakBrookFD;

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As seen around … Oak Brook

This from Larry Shapiro

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New tower ladder for Oak Brook FD (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

I had an opportunity to photograph the new Oak Brook FD Tower 94. It should go into service mid-February.

#larryshapiro;;; #OakBrookFD; #Pierce; #PUC; #Ascendant; #FireTruck;

Larry Shapiro photo

Oak Brook FD Tower 94 production - law tag

Larry Shapiro photo

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New tower ladder for Oak Brook FD (more)

From the Pierce Facebook page:

This #Enforcer 110’ #AscendantPlatform will store extrication equipment in the front bumper and ALS equipment inside the cab compartment. The exterior compartments will store air bags and cribbing. The bottom of the platform is colored green and reflects light in the dark to create better visibility. #AerialPlatform #OakBrookIL?
Overall height: 12’ 6”
Overall length: 42’
Pump: Pierce #PUCPump, 1500 gpm 
Tank: 500-gallon
Job Number: 36171

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New tower ladder for Oak Brook FD (more)

New tower ladder for Oak Brook 

Found this on Village of Oak Brook Fire Department @OakBrookFire

Oak Brook FD Tower 94

Oak Brook FD Faebook

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New tower ladder for Oak Brook FD

Oak Brook FD Tower Ladder 94

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MVA with extrication on I294, 4-28-21

From the Associated Firefighters of Oak Brook IAFF Local 4646 Facebook page:

This evening Oak Brook Firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident that involved a prolonged extrication. Due to recent cuts in manpower, Oak Brook only had 2 firefighters available to man our squad and 1 firefighter available in a suv to handle this technical extrication. This incident required assistance from Berkley, Hillside, Oakbrook Terrace and York Center. The patient was extricated and transported to Loyola Hospital via helicopter.

Oak Brook Firefighters are currently working a vehicle accident with extrication on SB I294 in the area of 22nd St. Please use caution in the area.

serious damage to truck hitting another truck

Oak Brook Fire Department photo

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Oak Brook Fire Department news (more)

From Associated Firefighters of Oak Brook IAFF Local 4646:

At 7:30 this morning fire department staffing has been reduced by 27% a day. These decisions were made based on the agenda of a few of the current Oak Brook Trustees and certainly not with the safety of the residents and visitors of Oak Brook in mind. As always, we will do everything we can to respond to and handle your emergencies. We just want to make everyone aware that we are no longer able to staff the same amount of ambulances and fire equipment today that we could staff yesterday. With this change you may be waiting a little longer for us to respond to your emergencies. As a matter of fact, it might not even be us responding at all. You might be waiting for an ambulance or fire engine from a completely different town!

Oak Brook Fire Department reduction in staffing

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Oak Brook Fire Department news

From Associated Firefighters of Oak Brook IAFF Local 4646:

On April 1st the Village will be terminating its contract with Paramedic Services of Illinois (PSI) and eliminating 9 paramedics from the fire department. There have been multiple elected officials and now candidates for Oak Brook trustee that have stated there will be no reduction of service.

We know that seconds matter when it comes to all the different types of emergencies we respond to and reducing daily minimum staffing by 27% will certainly affect those response times.

But, you don’t have to just take our word for it. Take a listen to the clip below where Dr. Gopal Lalmalani, prior to being elected to Village President, urges the Board of Trustees not to eliminate 6 paramedics. April 1st, his board is eliminating 9 paramedics.

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Oak Brook Fire Department news

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Oak Brook’s police and fire chiefs explained Tuesday that the village’s daytime population doesn’t directly impact their determinations of staffing needs, comments that came after a preliminary report from a village committee questioned the number that has been used for several years. The report, from Oak Brook’s Long-Term Strategic Planning Advisory Committee, contends that village staffing levels may be based on a mistaken daytime population that has been greatly overstated.

Oak Brook staff and officials have often referenced a daytime population, with many business and corporate offices in the village, of about 100,000 in a town with about 8,000 residents. But the committee’s research indicates the current daytime population to be considerably lower — 40,000 to 42,000. The committee also stated that Oak Brook’s daytime population is a key determinate of the size and scope of the village’s overall staff size, particularly with the police and fire departments.

But Police Chief James Kruger and Fire Chief Barry Liss said other factors should be considered. Kruger did say that factors such as call load and activity rate are impacted by the daytime population, which includes those working at any of the many corporate offices and retail businesses in the village and that staffing is based on a daytime population of about 30,000.

A board member said that while he respects Kruger and Liss, he found it disingenuous to hear them say the daytime population figure hasn’t been a significant factor in determining staff needs because the 100,000 number has been brought up in staffing reports and  contract negotiations over the past nine years, 

A resident and member of the Long-Term Strategic Planning Advisory Committee suggested that staffing for Oak Brook’s fire department should be compared to other communities, and that many in Illinois use an extensive number of all volunteer or paid on-call firefighters, which Oak Brook does not do and that the preliminary report from the committee includes information that neighboring Westmont, which uses some paid on-call firefighters, spends considerably less per fire call than does Oak Brook.


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