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Orland Fire District news

From Orland Professional Firefighters Local 2754

The Orland Professional Firefighters are excited to share the huge success of the Utility trial program created by Local 2754. As shown in the graph, Utility 1 vehicle has quickly become the busiest non transport vehicle in the history of our district. Thank you to our trustees for recognizing and approving our request to address the rapidly increasing emergency call volume.
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Former Orland FPD tower ladder for sale

Found at

1988 Spartan / LTI 100′ Tower Ladder

$5,000.00 USD
Reserve Not Met

$50.00 USD Bid Increment

Online Auction — Subject To Seller Confirmation

Location: Gillett, Wisconsin, USA

1988 Spartan Gladiator chassis

100-Foot LTI Ladder Platform

Detroit Diesel Allison HT 7000 series Model 8V92JWAC MUI

Allison HT 740 Automatic Transmission 4 Speed

On Board Diesel generator

4 SCBA Seats

LED Upgrades on Truck

All items are sold as-is.; #OrlandFPD; #forsale; #Spartan; #LTI; #FireTruck;

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House fire in Orland Park, 11-7-22

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The Orland Fire District responded to a 911 fire call on the 9800 block of Avenida Del Este at 10:41 PM Monday evening. 
Multiple 911 calls were received for an unknown type fire in the area, that is suspected to have begun from a shed adjacent to the home. Battalion 6 arrived on the scene and found heavy smoke and fire coming out of the a shed which was located adjacent to a tri-level home.  The fire had already extended and was spreading into the second floor attic. Fire companies made a blitz attack with two pre-connected hose lines to the front and rear of the home. The fire was quickly brought under control and prevented further fire spread. 
The homeowner, who met fire companies in the driveway and advised that everyone was out of the house, was alerted by an unknown person that saw flames and kept banging on the door until the resident answered. A full still alarm was called  to provide additional manpower and equipment to the scene and to back fill Orland stations. Multiple crews from the Orland Fire District on scene were assisted with fire control, search and rescue, and overhaul.
Orland Park police assisted by alerting neighbors in another adjacent home and relocating them to safety. The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time. The Orland Fire District is being assisted with the investigation by the MABAS 19 investigators as well as the Orland Fire District Origin and Cause Team. Departments providing manpower included Palos fire, Tinley Park fire, Homer fire, Lemont fire, and the North Palos Fire District as well as change companies from other neighboring departments.; #housefire; #OrlandFD;

Orland Fire Protection District photo

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Orland Fire Protection District news

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The Orland Fire Protection District Board of Trustees denounced the adoption of the Illinois Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today Act (SAFE-T ACT) stating that it reduces punishments and accountability for criminals and undermines the authority of police.

The new law that goes into effect Jan. 1, 2023, gets rid of cash bail entirely. It also limits who can be arrested and held in jail based on the crime they are alleged to have committed. Many members of the law enforcement community are working to have the current law amended.

Those who are in support of the law say it’s wrong to keep people in jail simply because they can’t afford bail.

The Orland Fire Protection District Board will vote to approve a resolution during a Sept. 27 board meeting — urging the legislature to repeal the law.

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Orland Fire District news

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The Orland Fire Protection District dedicated the “Robert M. Buhs Education & Leadership Development Center” on July 15, 2022 in honor of a former fire chief who officials said was the district’s chief architect.

The Orland Fire Protection District (OFPD) Board of Trustees created the rank of “Fire Chief Emeritus” in recognition of the contributions Buhs made during his 27 years of service.

In ceremony filled with emotion, Buhs was presented with the newly created rank to reflect his role in building the Orland Fire Protection District. A naming plaque was unveiled at the “Buhs Education & Leadership Development Center” located at 10728 W. 163rd Place.

Buhs started his full time career in Orland in 1977. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1981, to deputy chief in 1986, and was first appointed Chief/Administrator in 1988. One of Buhs’ earliest visions was to build a regional training facility. He was one of the first to start training officers and command functions knowing the importance of the unified command. He retired in 2003.

Chief Buhs also served as Executive Director of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association from 1988 until 1999 but continued as a consultant and mentor to many chiefs that have served since that time.

Today, the Orland Fire Protection District is recognized as having a 65 percent save rate for individuals who suffer heart attacks. The national save rate is only 10 to 15 percent. The OFPD is Certified with ISO-1 rating and as an Internationally Accredited Fire Department, one of only 100 in the United States and Canada.

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