Posts Tagged Pleasantview Fire Protection District

New quint for the Pleasantview FPD

From the Pierce Flickr page:

Pierce Pleasantview Fire Protection Dist, IL 32398

Pleasantview FPD Ladder 153

Pierce composite

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Area apparatus orders

  • Carol Stream Fire Protection District; Alexis pumper with a Spartan Gladiator cab and chassis 1,500/750. Delivery in November.
  • Elk Grove Village Fire Department; Pierce Enforcer 107-foot Ascendant aerial ladder quint 2,000/500/30. Delivery inDecember.
  • Pleasantview Fire Protection District; Pierce Impel 107-foot Ascendant aerial ladder quint 1,500/500-gallon. Delivery in November.
  • Rolling Meadows; Pierce Velocity 107-foot Ascendant aerial ladder quint 1,500-gpm pump. Delivery in November.

thanks Ron

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New ambulance for Pleasantview FPD

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

Brand new custom Horton conversion on a Ford E450 chassis

Pleasantview FPD Medic 153

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Pleasantview FPD Medic 153

Foster Coach Sales photo

Pleasantview FPD Medic 153

Foster Coach Sales photo

chevron striping on rear of ambulance

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Pleasantview FPD Medic 153

Foster Coach Sales photo

new ambulance interior

Foster Coach Sales photo

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Pleasantview Fire Protection District LODD anniversary

Incident Summary

On October 26, 1981, Firefighters Jerome Srejma and Gary Michalek of the Pleasantview Fire Protection District died in the line of duty while fighting a fire at the Key West Restaurant in Countryside, Illinois. Srejma, a six year veteran firefighter, and Michalek, who had been with the department for less than one year, were paid-on-call volunteers on duty when the alarm came in, and were among the first firefighters to arrive on-scene.

Srejma and Michalek entered the restaurant wearing SCBA masks shortly before 5 AM in an effort to locate and extinguish the fire, which was mainly burning behind the walls and above the ceilings. They became disoriented in the dense smoke and were unable to find their way out of the restaurant before running out of air. Even after they were reported missing, it took fellow firefighters nearly thirty minutes to locate their bodies in the thick smoke. The collapse of the restaurant’s roof further complicated rescue efforts and sent two other firefighters to the hospital with injuries. Srejma and Michalek were rushed to Community Memorial General Hospital in LaGrange, where they were pronounced dead.

In the end, it took firefighters from nearly ten different communities more than three hours to extinguish the 3-11 alarm fire. Four days after the fire, Srejma and Michalek were remembered during separate funeral services that were attended by hundreds of firefighters from throughout the Chicagoland area.

information from the Illinois Fire Service Institute

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Pleasantview Fire District news (more)

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New ambulance for Pleasantview FPD

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

Brand new Horton conversion on a Ford E450 chassis

Pleasantview FPD ambulance

New ambulance for the Pleasantview FPD. Foster Coach Sales photo

Pleasantview FPD ambulance

Foster Coach Sales photo

rear of new ambulance with chevron striping

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new ambulance interior

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new ambulance interior

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3-Alarm fire in Willow Springs, 10-28-16 (more)

Photos and video from Keith Grzadziel of the 3-Alarm fire in Willow Springs, 10-28-16

 

 

3-Alarm restaurant fire in Willow Springs

Keith Grzadziel photo

3-Alarm restaurant fire in Willow Springs

Keith Grzadziel photo

3-Alarm restaurant fire in Willow Springs

Keith Grzadziel photo

3-Alarm restaurant fire in Willow Springs

Keith Grzadziel photo

3-Alarm restaurant fire in Willow Springs

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3-Alarm restaurant fire in Willow Springs

Keith Grzadziel photo

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3-Alarm fire in Willow Springs, 10-28-16 (more)

more photos from the 3-Alarm fire in Willow Springs, 10-28-16

3-Alarm restaurant fire in Willow Springs

Tim Olk photo

3-Alarm restaurant fire in Willow Springs

Tim Olk photo

3-Alarm restaurant fire in Willow Springs

Tim Olk photo

3-Alarm restaurant fire in Willow Springs

Tim Olk photo

3-Alarm restaurant fire in Willow Springs

Tim Olk photo

3-Alarm restaurant fire in Willow Springs

Tim Olk photo

3-Alarm restaurant fire in Willow Springs

Tim Olk photo

3-Alarm restaurant fire in Willow Springs

Tim Olk photo

3-Alarm restaurant fire in Willow Springs

Tim Olk photo

3-Alarm restaurant fire in Willow Springs

Tim Olk photo

3-Alarm restaurant fire in Willow Springs

Tim Olk photo

3-Alarm restaurant fire in Willow Springs

Tim Olk photo

3-Alarm restaurant fire in Willow Springs

Tim Olk photo

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Pleasantview FPD apparatus

From Josh Boyajian:

New buggy for Pleasantview 1502 and a shot of Truck 1519.

Pleasantview FPD 1502

Pleasantview FPD 1502 – 2016 Chevy Suburban. Josh Boyajian photo

Pleasantview FPD Truck 1519

Pleasantview Truck 1519. Josh Boyajian photo

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Interim fire chief named for Orland FPD, chief is on leave of absence

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Orland Fire Protection District Chief Ken Brucki has been placed on a paid leave of absence, with an interim chief having been appointed, a district spokesman confirmed Thursday. Brucki, the district’s chief since June 2012, asked for and was given a leave for an indefinite time for personal reasons, spokesman Ray Hanania said in an email.

The leave took effect Tuesday. He was selected from three finalists for the chief’s job following the retirement in 2011 of Bryant Krizik, who had been on administrative leave.

Prior to being hired by the Orland fire district, Brucki worked since 1994 for the Pleasantview Fire Protection District, which serves Countryside, Hodgkins, Indian Head Park and portions of Burr Ridge.

He began his career as a volunteer firefighter in Merrionette Park in 1988 and later was a part-time firefighter in Darien-Woodridge before taking a full-time position at Pleasantview.

Excerpts from a previous ChicagoTribune.com article:

Orland Fire Protection District Chief Ken Brucki is the focus of a wide-ranging administrative review into areas such as job performance and financial matters, according to an attorney for the district.

Brucki, chief since June 2012, took a paid personal leave of absence in late August, and the district did not explain the reason for the leave. A district spokesman at the time said only that the leave was for an indefinite time period.

The fire district is conducting “kind of an audit” of the chief, looking at Brucki’s “overall performance, conduct” and finances, attorney Burt Odelson said. His firm handles labor relations for the district and isn’t involved in the chief’s review, Odelson said .

“We (the district) are looking into different records,” he said. “For now, he’s on personal leave, and we are doing an audit.”

The revelation of the review comes after the Daily Southtown, under Illinois’ freedom of information law, requested financial records pertaining to Brucki as well as emails and other correspondence related to his leave. In turning down the request for certain records, Odelson’s office said releasing the information would obstruct “active administrative enforcement proceedings” being conducted by the district.

Battalion Chief Michael Schofield is serving as interim fire chief during Brucki’s absence. Schofield has been with the Orland district since 1978.

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