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Roberts Park Fire Protection District news (more)

Excerpts from Fox32chicago.com:

Roberts Park FPD Lieutenant Clint Sanders returned home after being critically hurt on the job after Christmas.

He just got out of the Loyola Medical Center burn unit. Investigators are trying to figure out how a small house fire in Justice quickly escalated and overtook him. He suffered burns to his hands and face, plus smoke inhalation.

There’s still a long recovery ahead and Clint’s wife has quit her job as a nurse to take care of him. His firefighter family has stepped up to help pay the bills. A GoFundMe page they started has raised more than $50k. The Roberts Park Fire Protection District is also taking donations at its station for the family.

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Roberts Park Fire Protection District news (more)

Excerpts from wgntv.com:

A southwest suburban community is banding together to support a firefighter and his family after he was seriously injured battling a blaze in the area a couple of weeks ago.

Robert’s Park FPD Lt. Clint Sanders was injured while fighting a house fire in Justice just a couple of days after Christmas, and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. While he suffered third-degree burns on his hands, and first- and 2nd-degree burns on his face, doctors told his family it could’ve been much worse had it not been for his signature sideburns.

Now those iconic sideburns are a cause for celebration, recreated on T-shirts worn by his friends and family to a packed fundraiser in Hickory Hills held in his honor Sunday.

There’s no word on when Sanders will be out of the hospital, but he’s expected to make a full recovery in time. And when he’s ready, the nearly 30-year veteran of the department will be welcomed back to the district.

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Roberts Park Fire Protection District news (more)

A gofundme page has been created to assist the family of Roberts Park FPD Lieutenant Clint Sanders

We take care of our own. Make no mistake about it the Sanders family is our own. Members of our community that have literally made careers out of helping others now need our help. Clint and Sheila Sanders: a firefighter and a nurse- dedicate themselves each day to protecting, serving, helping, healing…things we might take for granted until we need them. You call and they come.They show up prepared for anything; anything except one of them not riding back to the station with them when the call is over. It’s probably your worst day if you need them. December 27, 2017 was their worst day. The day that one of them didn’t get to go home after shift and hug his wife and kids a little tighter because of what he’s seen “just doing his job”. Lt. Clinton Sanders of RPFPD was gravely injured in the line of duty and is being treated in the burn unit of Loyola Medical Center. He has a long road of recovery ahead. His wife Sheila, his son Ryne and his daughter Sophia are staying by his side around the clock along with his fellow firefighters. It is with heavy hearts and minds that we ask for your continued support through this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are appreciated but we can do more. We can join together in gathering donations to offset the financial burden this family faces. Even the smallest of contributions can add up to help offset lost wages and allow Lt. Sanders’ wife to remain at his side and do what she does best: nurse him back to health. The fire service family stretches nationwide and every one of us carries this weight with the Sanders family. We live each day knowing that this could happen and praying that it doesn’t. It’s the pride, the commitment, the tradition and knowing that the person standing next to you has your back that keeps you going. We can all stand with Lt. Sanders and his family now to keep them going. Whether you know them personally, are a member of their local community, their church and school community, places of employment; or even if you have always just been quietly grateful for their service we ask that you follow the link for the fund and offer all the support you can.

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Roberts Park Fire Protection District news

From firefighterclosecalls.com:

A firefighter with the Roberts Park Fire Protection District was in critical condition in the burn unit at Loyola University Medical Center following a fire Wednesday in Justice.

A spokeswoman for the hospital confirmed the firefighter is being treated in the intensive care unit there.

Firefighters with the district were reportedly at the scene at about 10:45 a.m. battling fire in Justice.

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Roberts Park FPD news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

The Roberts Park Fire Protection District, which now includes the Village of Justice, has been awarded $569,674 through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The grant will help with hiring expenses. The Village of Justice became part of the Roberts Park Fire Protection District this past April.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program provides needed federal funds to fire departments and emergency medical service organizations in order to improve their response capabilities and the safety of our communities.

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Working fire in Justice, 1-18-16 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

I took in a job in an area I seldom get to. A full-still response for fire in a double-wide mobile home inside a large trailer park, in the town of Justice, now served by the Roberts Park Fire Protection District. Extreme cold conditions coupled with severe water problems made this an extended job. They used booster tank water from two engines and finally were able to find a working hydrant several hundred feet away. Eventually the tower was set up and used as the collapsed roof area was preventing penetration of ground based exterior streams. All in all a tough job on a miserable day.

All of the images can be seen here:

Steve Redick

firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

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firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

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firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

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firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

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firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

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firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

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firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

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firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

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firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

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firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

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firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

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firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

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Working fire in Justice, 1-18-16 (more)

This from Josh Boyajian:

Robert’s Park FPD was dispatched for a trailer fire today at 775 Maple Lane. While enroute, the First engine reported a header of smoke and upgraded to a working fire response. Companies were faced with very cold temperatures, heavy fire conditions, and bad fire hydrants. Here are some shots from the scene.
firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

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firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

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Bedford Park FD Tower Ladder 709

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Bedford Park FD Tower Ladder 709

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firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

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firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

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firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

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firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

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firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

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More photos are here
A video from Steve Redick

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Working fire in Justice, 1-18-16

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images of a working fire in an occupied mobile home in the Sterling Estates Mobile Home Park in Justice on Monday (1/18).  Fire came in just before 1300 hrs.  After an initial interior attack, companies went defensive.
firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

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firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

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firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

Eric Haak photo

firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

Eric Haak photo

firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

Eric Haak photo

firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

Eric Haak photo

firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

Eric Haak photo

firefighters battle fire in a mobile home

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Summit may consolidate with Bedford Park FD

Excerpts from the desplainesvalleynews.com:

Summit is considering consolidating its fire and emergency services with the Village of Bedford Park, a move that village officials said would improve service and save taxpayers up to $200,000 per year while maintaining the same level of service.

The move is scheduled to be discussed at the Summit Village Board meeting on Monday, said Mayor Sergio Rodriguez. It will take place at 7 p.m. at the village board meeting room at the Summit Police Department at 5810 S. Archer Road.

Rodriguez praised the 40 part-time firefighters who work for the Summit Fire Department, but he said the cost of maintaining the aging fleet of emergency response vehicles and fire trucks was high. He said  they are  facing a major equipment expense of more than $740,000 to purchase a new truck, firefighting gear and equipment including air packs.

“Our fire engines are approximately 19 to 29 years old and the maintenance costs for these engines total around $50,000 a year. While facing these difficult decisions one must consider balancing consolidation against the oppressive taxation required to maintain the services in our community, especially when we expect fire and emergency response to continue at the highest level of service,” he said. “The cost of new equipment, a fire truck, and ambulance would be the responsibility of Bedford Park. These savings would be used to address the village’s aging infrastructure, encourage economic development and bolster the village’s cash reserves”.

Rodriguez added that government consolidation has proved effective in dozens of communities facing mounting costs but has resulted in improved and enhanced services. The overall cost savings would be $200,000 the first year in personnel and operational costs.

Willow Springs in the fall of 2013 disbanded its part-time fire department and joined the Tri-State Fire Protection District, which immediately took over the Willow Springs Fire Station. Justice did something similar a few years ago when it joined the Roberts Park Fire Protection District.

“Residents will not see one difference in the emergency response to fire calls and emergencies,” Rodriguez said. “In fact, I expect that consolidating will not only save money for taxpayers, but maintain the level of service that the residents have come to expect.”

Rodriguez said the Bedford Fire Department has a fire rating of 2 compared to the Summit Fire Department’s rating of 6. The lower the rating the better.

He said the village had done its part in the past several years to cut costs by going to a part-time chief that saved more than $100,000 annually, but even with that the cost of running the department has continue to increase.

“The Village of Bedford Park would supply Summit with all up-to-date fire equipment, fire engines and highly trained personnel at a substantial amount of savings, with no need to buy any expensive vehicles or equipment.

“There would still be full-time paramedics housed at all times at the Summit Fire Station, and they will have the full support of the Bedford Park Fire Department. This combining of resources will also benefit Bedford Park, as they will be adding an additional ambulance to the fleet and would be available to serve their community as well.”

Rodriguez said combining fire services would have minimal effect on the majority of the firefighters who have other full-time jobs.

Bedford Park said its fire department would hire six new firefighter/paramedics if the deal was approved.

The Bedford Park Fire Station closest to Summit is at Roberts Road and Archer Avenue.

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Area apparatus for sale

Kevin Griffin found the following area apparatus for sale on the web:

Gurnee E-ONE engine:

E-ONE fire engine for sale

Gurnee FD engine for sale. 1995 E-ONE Cyclone Brindlee Mountain photo

Long Grove FPD engine:

E-ONE engine for sale

Long Grove FPD E-ONE engine for sale. BP Apparatus photo

Wheaton FD engine:

Seagrave engine for sale

Wheaton FD Seagrave engine for sale. Command Fire Apparatus photo

Roberts Park FPD ambulance:

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Roberts Park FPD 2010 Ford 2002 Medtec ambulance for sale. BP Apparatus photo

Glenview FD ambulance:

Medic ambulance for sale

Glenview FD Medtec ambulance for sale. BP Apparatus photo

 

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