Posts Tagged Oak Park Fire Department

House fire in Oak Park, 12-22-21

This from Dan McInerney:

Oak Park companies were dispatched last night shortly before 10pm for a house fire at 604 N. Grove in Oak Park. Companies arrived to find fire on the 2nd and 3rd floor of a 2.5-story frame single-family house. Two lines were pulled off of Oak Park E602 to the 2nd and 3rd floor, while a 3rd line was used to hit hot spots on the exterior of the house. Companies worked for approximately 2 hours. All occupants, their dogs and cat made it out safely. 

Companies on scene: Oak Park E602, E603, T631, A611, A612, Bn3, Forest Park E401 and Cicero H&L 2. 
#OakParkFD; #firescene; #EONEStrength;

Randy Antos photo

#OakParkFD; #firescene; #EONEStrength;

Randy Antos photo

#OakParkFD; #firescene; #EONEStrength;

Randy Antos photo

#OakParkFD; #firescene; #EONEStrength;

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Oak Park Fire Department news

Excerpts from the Village of Oak Park:

Oak Park FD Fire Chief Ronald Kobyleski

Oak Park Fire Chief Ronald Kobyleski

Oak Park Fire Department veteran Ronald Kobyleski has been named the new fire chief.

Kobyleski, who assumed the chief’s role Friday (Nov. 19), had rotated Interim Fire Chief duties since April 2021 with Battalion Chief Kevin Fadden following the retirement of Chief Tom Ebsen, who served with the department for more than 40 years.

Fadden, a veteran of the Oak Park Fire Department since 1998, is expected to continue in the role of Interim Deputy Fire Chief until the position is filled permanently.

A veteran of the Oak Park Fire Department since 1985, Chief Kobyleski has held every rank available in the Oak Park Fire Department, including one year as deputy chief, 10 years as a battalion chief and seven years as the department’s training officer.

He has been a certified Fire Investigator, Hazardous-Materials Technician, Technical Rescue in building collapse, high rise rescue, trench rescue and confined space rescue. He also was the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) Division 11 Hazardous Materials and Technical Rescue Team leader for nine years.

Kobyleski is certified by the state Fire Marshal as Advance Fire Officer and Training Program Manager, and has studied architectural design and building construction. His notable professional activities and affiliations include the International Fire Chief’s Association, Illinois Fire Chiefs Association and National Fire Protection Association.

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2-Alarm fire in Oak Park, 11-23-21

2-Alarm fire in a commercial building in Oak Park

Charles Fox photo

2-Alarm fire in a commercial building in Oak Park

Charles Fox photo

2-Alarm fire in a commercial building in Oak Park

Charles Fox photo

2-Alarm fire in a commercial building in Oak Park

Charles Fox photo

2-Alarm fire in a commercial building in Oak Park

Charles Fox photo

2-Alarm fire in a commercial building in Oak Park

Charles Fox photo

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New engine for Oak Park (more)

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Oak Park Fire Department new Engine Co. 603 – 2020 Pierce Enforcer 1500/500 Job 33969-1

 2020 Pierce Enforcer fire engine

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Oak Park Fire Department news

From the Oak Park Fire Department Facebook page:

Best wishes to Deputy Chief Pete Pilafas, who is headed to Lake Havasu City, Arizona, where he will be the new fire chief. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 emergency, we had to forgo our typical sending-off celebrations, so we wanted to note it virtually. After 20 years with OPFD, we will miss Pete’s expertise and experience, but we wish him and his family all the best as they start their next (sunny and hot) adventure. Thank you for your service.

Oak Park FD Deputy Chief Pete Pilafas

Oak Park FD photo

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New engine for Oak Park (more)

Just arrived in Oak Park

Pierce Enforcer fire engine

Photo by BC Koby

Pierce Enforcer fire engine

Photo by BC Koby

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New engine for Oak Park (more)

From the Pierce Flickr site:

Pierce, Oak Park, IL, 33969-1

Pierce Enforcer fire engine

Pierce composite

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New engine for Oak Park (more)

This from Dan McInerney:

Here are pics and a drawing of our in-progress 2020 Pierce Enforcer engine. It will have a 1500-GPM pump, 500-gallon tank, and is expected to be delivered in the 6 weeks. We will be ordering a second apparatus that will be very close if not identical in the spring,and hopefully a third in early 2021. so# 33969

drawing of Pierce enforcer fire engine for the Oak Park FD so 33969

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fire engine cab after paint

Pierce photo

fire engine cab after paint

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fire engine chassis being assembled

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fire engine pump module after paint

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fire engine body after paint

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fire engine body after paint

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Oak Park Fire Department news

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

The Oak Park Fire Department said crews were headed to a call with lights and sirens on when they were hit by an SUV at around 12:30 a.m. at the intersection of Jackson and Oak Park boulevards. The impact pushed the SUV up against a home. The driver of the SUV was injured, but none of the firefighters were hurt. The front end of the fire truck was damaged.

 

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Oak Park Fire Department news

Executive Fire Officer Outstanding Research Award

Oak Park FD Deputy Chief Peter Pilafas receives Executive Fire Officer Outstanding Research Award

Oak Park FD Deputy Chief Peter Pilafas receives Executive Fire Officer Outstanding Research Award

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