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Park Ridge Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Five Park Ridge FD paramedics were recognized recently by the fire department and the city’s elected officials for their efforts in saving the life of a former Rosemont elementary school teacher last spring.

“My wife was a very sick woman the morning of May 11,” Park Ridge resident Tony Saracco said during the Oct. 16 recognition at City Hall. 

Firefighter/paramedics Paul Harris, Jeff Laube, Geoffrey Mleko, and Greg Woodford, and Lt. John Ortlund, each received an Outstanding Job Performance commendation for the advanced life support they provided Saracco’s wife, Bonnie, before taking her to the hospital, said Fire Chief Jeff Sorensen.

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New engine for Park Ridge (more)

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

One year after announcing it was the recipient of a federal grant to purchase a new fire engine, the Park Ridge Fire Department debuted the new engine during a Sept. 11 commemoration ceremony at city hall.

The engine was purchased with a $500,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, with a $50,000 match from the city, the department said last year.

It replaces a truck that was 22 years old. Last year, Fire Chief Jeff Sorensen said the aging vehicle frequently required repairs and maintenance and, because many parts were not immediately available due to its age, it was out of service for extended periods.

The new engine has better safety features, including a rear back-up camera; less diesel emissions than the older vehicle; and it is capable of pumping almost twice as much water. It is assigned to the city’s south side station at Devon and Cumberland avenues. 

Terms of the FEMA grant that allowed the department to buy the truck dictate that the 22-year-old truck cannot be sold to another fire department or emergency services agency.

Purchase bids for the truck will be sought, Sorensen added. On Sept. 18, the City Council approved an ordinance authorizing the sale or disposal of the vehicle.

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New ambulance for Park Ridge

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

2017 Horton conversion on a Ford F-550 chassis
Park Ridge FD ambulance

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Park Ridge FD ambulance

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Park Ridge FD ambulance

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Park Ridge FD ambulance

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Park Ridge FD ambulance

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new ambulance interior

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From Bill Smaha:
Because the other two ambulances are less than 2 years old, this ambulance did not have any vehicle designation assigned. This will come at a later date. 

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New engine for Park Ridge (more)

From the Pierce Flickr page:

New engine for Park Ridge

Park Ridge FD Engine 35

Park Ridge FD Engine 35. Pierce composite

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New engine for Park Ridge (more)

Photos of the new Park Ridge Engine 35 from Bill Smaha:

Pierce Enforcer with 500-gallon tank. 2,000-gpm single-stage Hale pump. 
 
1995 Pierce Dash will leave the fleet. 
 
As of now the 1996 Dash will stay as Engine 36 (unmanned) and the 2005 E-One will go into reserve as E35R. 
Park Ridge FD Engine 35

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Park Ridge FD Engine 35

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Park Ridge FD Engine 35

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Park Ridge FD Engine 35

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New engine for Park Ridge

Production photos of a new engine being built for Park Ridge by Pierce so #30894

fire engine being built

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fire engine being built

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fire engine being built

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fire engine being built

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fire engine being built

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thanks Paul

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Apartment fire in Park Ridge, 5-16-17

Park Ridge firefighters made quick work of fire in a first floor apartment at 2300 Windsor Mall on Tuesday (5/16/17). Units arrived to find residents evacuating and reporting fire in one unit. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire but the additional companies were released shortly after arriving.

fire engine with hose off the rear

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Park Ridge Firefighters at fire scene

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Norwood Park FPD Engine 101

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open windows after apartment fire

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fire department hose lines going into building

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Park Ridge FD Ambulance 36

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more photos at Shapirophotography.net

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New area apparatus orders

Mundelein Fire Department, Pierce Enforcer pumper, 1,500-gpm pump, 750-gallon tank. Delivery in August.

Park Ridge Fire Department, Pierce Enforcer pumper, 2,000-gpm pump, 500-gallon tank. Delivery in June.

Schaumburg Fire Department, Pierce Velocity heavy-duty rescue, 1,500-gpm pump, 500-gallon tank, 25.5-foot walk-around rescue body. Delivery in December.

Schaumburg Fire Department, Pierce Impel pumper, 1,500-gpm pump, 500-gallon tank. Delivery in August.

thanks Josh

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MVA involving CFD Ambulance 39, 1-6-17

Park Ridge firefighters were called to the scene of a crash Friday morning (1/6/17) involving Chicago FD Ambulance 39 at Belle Plaine and Cumberland. The ambulance was transporting a patient at the time of the accident.

Chicago FD ambulance involved in crash

Park Ridge FD at t he scene of a crash involving CFD Ambulance 39 1/6/17.

Excerpts from theChicagotribune.com:

 No injuries were reported in a crash that involved a Chicago Fire Department ambulance and a sport utility vehicle Friday morning in Park Ridge.

The ambulance, which was transporting a patient, was headed north on Cumberland Avenue around 8:30 a.m. when it hit the SUV at Belle Plaine Avenue, said Park Ridge Deputy Police Chief Lou Jogmen.

The SUV was headed east on Belle Plaine and it ended up on the lawn of a home at the northeast corner of the intersection, which is four-way stop for traffic.

Jogmen said he was told the ambulance had its lights and sirens activated at the time of the crash. Park Ridge paramedics responded to the scene and completed the transport of the ambulance’s patient.

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Park Ridge Fire Department news

Media Release 08-30-16 AFG Grant for Engine.doc

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