Posts Tagged Park Forest Fire Department

Interdivisional Box Alarm and Haz Mat in Park Forest, 5-16-17

An Interdivisional Box plus a Haz Mat Box on Monday (5/16/17) at Star Disposal Service, 20 South Street in Park Forest. Photos by Tim Olk.

HME fire truck at fire sene

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Matteson FD tower ladder

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Park Forest FD Engine 56

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end loader clearing debris after a fire

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Park Forest FD Engine 56 on scene

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firefighters with hose line mopping up after a fire

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front end loader destroyed by fire

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firefighters with hose line mopping up after a fire

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front end loader at salvage yard fire

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firefighter with hose hitting hot spots

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Flossmoor Fire Department news

Excerpts from the hfchronicle.com:

Flossmoor village board members agreed this month to a partnership with Park Forest that allows the fire departments in both communities to share a pumper that has been moved to reserve status.

Fire Chief Chris Sewell said the partnership, over time, will permit Flossmoor to reduce its vehicle replacement schedules by one fire truck. That would reduce replacement costs by one-third and save the village about $1 million in the next 30 years. The cost of a new fire engine is now in excess of $500,000, he said.

Flossmoor currently has three engines, each with a 20-year service life. Under the plan, the fire department will move to two trucks – that means the vehicles will be replaced once every 10 years and Park Forest will move to a similar replacement plan.

When one of the villages replaces an engine, the old one will be rotated to reserve status for five years.  Both communities will always have two front-line engines for daily response purposes. The engine that is moved to reserve status can be used by either department when a front-line engine is down for routine maintenance or repairs.

By implementing the partnership, both communities will be in full compliance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, which call for 20 years of service from front-line vehicles and an additional five years for trucks in reserve status.

Both communities have a 3,500 gallon per minute pump requirement set by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) and maintain the three engines to meet that number.

Sewell said Flossmoor and Park Forest have similarities that make the agreement possible. Both towns have similar street designs and functional needs in regard to fire apparatus. Park Forest is the only nearby community with a Capital Replacement Fund similar to Flossmoor’s account for the long-range replacement of vehicles and other major equipment used by municipal departments.

Also, both towns participate in the Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency (IRMA), an insurance pool for municipalities and other governmental agencies in Northeastern Illinois. If either community terminates its IRMA membership, it could lead to the end of the agreement, Sewell said.

Flossmoor currently has a shared ambulance agreement with both Homewood and Hazel Crest.

thanks Dennis

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New squad for Park Forest

This from Bill Fricker:

Here’s a couple of photos of the new Squad Co 56 rig for Park Forest, IL – 2016 Spartan / Alexis (2284 )  1500gpm / 500gbt / 25gal foam  Enjoy the photos!

Park Forest FD Squad 56

Park Forest Squad Co 56 – 2016 Spartan / Alexis (2284 ) 1500gpm / 500gbt / 25gal Foam. Bill Fricker photo

Park Forest FD decal

Bill Fricker photo

And photos from Gordon Nord from the Illinois State Fire Chief’s Convention in Peoria:

Park Forest FD Squad 56

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Park Forest FD Squad 56

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

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New engine for Park Forest

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
Found these two pictures on Park Forest’s Fire Department web-site.  Said that they were at Spartan Motors in Michigan.  Body builder unknown, this is their new pumper squad.  Feel free to share.  These are not my pictures–I just thought that people would enjoy looking at them.
fire truck being built

Park Forest FD photo

fire truck being built

Park Forest FD photo

fire truck being built

Park Forest FD photo

fire truck being built

Park Forest FD photo

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Area fire departments receive money from federal grants

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced today (July 2, 2014) that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has awarded $231,210 in grants to fire departments in the Chicagoland area. Today’s funding will support and improve the capability of each department to respond to fires and other types of emergencies. 

Under this announcement, the following fire departments will receive funding for operations and safety:

  • Streamwood Fire Department(Streamwood, Illinois): $211,410 in funding;
  • Park Forest Fire Department (Park Forest, Illinois): $19,800 in funding.

   Lake Bluff Fire Department (Lake Bluff, Illinois): $42,513 in funding

The funding is provided through the DHS’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program which seeks to strengthen the Nation’s overall level of preparedness and ability to respond to fire and fire related hazards. 

from durbin.senate.gov 

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House fire in Richton Park, 3-24-14

This from Dylan Konchan:

Call came in at 15:42hrs for a house fire, with people trapped on a balcony. Also one dog was still inside the house. Police got on scene reporting a fire in sector 3. Squad 32 got on scene and dropped a line, while Truck 35 made the rescue in the rear of the building. The fire was knocked quickly.

HME Alexis fire engine

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Spartan Smeal fire engine

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KME fire engine

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roof after fire

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Pierce fire engine

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house after fire

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house after fire

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Area fire departments receive new units

This from Martin Nowak:

Completion or Delivery Date: 2013-12-31

Series: Aerial Model:100′ Rearmount Platform Chassis: Spartan Gladiator

Specifications: 100′ Rear Mount Platform Harrison 10.0kw Generator Roll Up Doors Aluminum Body

new fire truck for the Palatine Fire Department

Spartan ERV photo

McHenry Township FPD gets new fire engine

New engine for McHenry Township FPD. Pierce composite

new ambulance for the Park Forest FD

New ambulance for Park Forest. Foster Coach photo

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Park Forest Box Alarm 10-10-13

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.

I was in the area when Park Forest, Illinois transmitted a Box Alarm for their working fire at 354 Winoa St. I arrived after the fire was knocked but was able to get a few pictures. The fire was in a single family 1 sty ordinary with reports of a trapped occupant. The first arriving crews which were Park Forest Engine 50 and Richton Park Truck 35 made an aggressive interior attack to rescue the victim but it turned out the person was already out and safe. Great job by all companies on the scene. As a side is a shot of the new squad company in Chicago Heights using the X-Tinley Park engine.  

 

house fire in Park Forest IL

354 Winoa in Park Forest. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

 

Chicago Heights FD fire engine

Chicago Heights Squad 652 is X-Tinley Park. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

 

house fire in Park Forest IL

Crews doing a wash down on side B. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

 

house fire in Park Forest IL

Crews doing overhaul. You can see they had heavy fire in Side A. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

 

Richton Park Fire Department truck

Richton Park Truck 35 was first truck on the scene. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

 

house fire in Park Forest IL

University Park Truck 85 was 2nd truck on the scene. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

 

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South Chicago Heights and Park Forest will share ambulances

Dennis McGuire, Jr. spotted an article HERE which

The South Chicago Heights Village Board approved a new ambulance sharing agreement with Park Forest Monday night.

The agreement with Park Forest was approved during the board’s regular business meeting. The village’s former agreement with Crete Township was withdrawn when the latter built a third station, said Fire Chief Larry Nardoni. Park Forest has had a sharing agreement with Matteson and other communities for about 10 years. It will cost South Chicago Heights $500 to buy into the arrangement for one year, he said.

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