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Orland Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

About 7:22 p.m.Friday, two dozen customers reported feeling sick and having headaches while dining at the Red Robin restaurant, located at 15502 S. LaGrange Rd.

Fire officials were called to the restaurant and tested the atmosphere, which showed high levels of carbon monoxide with readings of 400 ppm. Customers and employees were evacuated. Four people were taken to local hospitals and another 20 were treated by paramedics on scene. Firefighters monitored the HVAC units causing the problem while the restaurant was ventilated and inspected by the Village of Orland Park Building Department.

The restaurant was closed Friday night and was cleared by authorities late Saturday to re-open.

thanks Martin

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New truck for Orland FPD

From a reader:

It appears that a E-ONE is building an aerial for the Orland FPD so 141741

Fire truck being built at E-ONE for the Orland FPD so 141741

E-ONE photo

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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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Orland Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from the cookcountyrecord.com:

A federal judge has ruled the Orland Fire Protection District didn’t violate the rights of a company that installs and monitors commercial fire alarms by first lobbying the villages of Orland Park and Orland Hills to require the installation of a certain kind of fire alarm system, and then inking a contract with a competing company to provide the equipment needed for those alarm systems, effectively closing off their district to competitors.

On Aug. 2, U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin sided with the fire district and fire alarm vendor Tyco Integrated Security LLC in their years-long dispute with alarm company Alarm Detection Systems Inc. over the district’s commercial fire alarm program.

The action underlying the case stretches back to 2006, when the Orland FPD enacted rules requiring businesses in the district to install alarms compatible with the district’s desired system, which directly connected the alarms to the fire protection district’s central hub. According to court documents, the Orland FPD said such a direct connect system was safer and more efficient.

However, as other communities also took that step, a federal appeals court in Chicago struck against similar arrangements, questioning the authority of fire protection districts to engage in the business of fire alarm monitoring and transmission.

Tyco urged the Orland FPD to rescind its ordinance. Instead, Orland FPD officials lobbied the village boards of Orland Park and Orland Hills – whose territory amounts to 98 percent of the geography covered by the Orland FPD – to enact ordinances mandating a direct connect system for fire alarms in the villages. With those ordinances in place, the Orland FPD then contracted with Tyco to serve as its vendor for the direct connect alarm program.

While the program doesn’t directly exclude ADS and other competitors from the Orland FPD, the judge noted the program would require companies to purchase equipment from Tyco to operate their alarms, and then rely on Tyco to transmit alarm signals to the Orland FPD 911 dispatch center. ADS filed suit in 2014 to challenge the arrangement saying that it made them unable to compete for business in the Orland FPD and established a monopoly for Tyco, violating federal antitrust laws and the rights of competitors like ADS to equal protection under the 14th Amendment.

In this case, Orland FPD is not forcing its residents to pay fees for alarm services. Rather, the district has instead contracted with a vendor  to provide desired services for the district, to the exclusion of other possible competitors.

“…Both the Villages and Orland FPD have statutory authority to require a direct connect fire alarm monitoring,” Judge Durkin wrote. “Further, Orland FPD’s power to contract under the District Act necessarily implies the authority to enter into exclusive contracts. Moreover, although a governmental entity’s decision to enter into an exclusive contract ‘inherently involves a kind of discrimination,’ it does not violate the Equal Protection Clause when government actors merely exercise their discretion.

“Thus, the mere fact that Orland FPD entered into an agreement with one fire alarm services company rather than another does not demonstrate a violation of the Equal Protection Clause.”

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New area apparatus orders

This from Ron Wolkoff:

From fire service inc:

Calumet City  – pumper

Orland – 100′ aerial

Beach Park – pumper

Sorry no further details

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As seen around … Orland Park

From Dennis McGuire, Jr.

Orland FPD Truck 7

Orland FPD Truck 7. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Orland Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Orland Park police said a juvenile was charged with aggravated arson after allegedly starting a fire shortly after 5:30 p.m. Sunday inside the Old Navy store at Orland Park Place shopping center. About 50 customers and 13 store employees were evacuated without injury after the fire began on a merchandise display wall near the rear of the store.

Security camera video showed someone lighting the display on fire and an Orland Park police officer recalled seeing someone fitting the description standing outside the store watching. The suspect was apprehended a few blocks away.

thanks Keith

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New ambulance for Robbins

Excerpts from the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association Facebook page:

On Tuesday, Shaun McCabe from my 17th District office joined Chief Michael Schofield of the Orland Fire Protection District as his department dedicated a recently retired ambulance to the Village of Robbins Fire Department.

Once again, this kind of intergovernmental cooperation is what’s needed throughout our area. The ability for one fire department to provide assistance by dedicating vehicles and equipment to another fire department with lesser financial resources is a program that can and should be modeled by others.

Orland FPD donates a retired ambulance to the Robbins Fire Department.

Orland FPD donates a retired ambulance to the Robbins Fire Department.

Orland FPD donates a retired ambulance to the Robbins Fire Department.

Orland FPD donates a retired ambulance to the Robbins Fire Department.

Orland FPD donates a retired ambulance to the Robbins Fire Department.

Orland FPD donates a retired ambulance to the Robbins Fire Department.

thanks Dennis

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4-Alarm fire in Calumet Park, 12-8-17

This from Eric Haak:

I arrived at this incident in Calumet Park just short of an hour and a half after the first in engine. The rear of the building was brought under control about 10 minutes after I arrived and after that, there was not much firefighting left to shoot other than rigs. 

Alsip fire engine at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

huge flames during apartment building fire

Eric Haak photo

huge flames during apartment building fire

Eric Haak photo

Riverdale fire engine at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

elevated master streams battle fire

Eric Haak photo

Merrionette Park fire truck at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

Orland Fire District ladder truck at work

Eric Haak photo

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Former Orland FPD Snorkel for sale

Found at Fentonfire.com:

1987 Spartan Darley Snorkel 55′ 1500/0 (Q0926)

Really nice 1987 Spartan Snorkel for sale!
6 cylinder Cummins
Allison automatic
Front tires 315/80R22.5 in good condition, rear tires 12R22.5 in good condition
10-man Spartan cab
(2) SCBA seats
No booster tank
Q2 siren
Electronic siren
55-ft Snorkel (will have new certification) Excellent condition,

679 Engine Hours

55' Snorkel for sale

1987 Spartan Darley 55′ Snorkel. Fenton Fire photo

55' Snorkel for sale

1987 Spartan Darley 55′ Snorkel. Fenton Fire photo

55' Snorkel for sale

1987 Spartan Darley 55′ Snorkel. Fenton Fire photo

55' Snorkel for sale

1987 Spartan Darley 55′ Snorkel. Fenton Fire photo

55' Snorkel for sale

1987 Spartan Darley 55′ Snorkel. Fenton Fire photo

thanks Al

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