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Former Rutland Dundee FPD engine for sale by the West Dundee FD

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1994 Pierce Saber pumper

Auction Ends.  10/17/22 2:00 PM

ETRemaining.  29 Days 15 Hrs

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Buyer’s Premium 12.50%

Starting Bid. $500.00

Bids 4

High Bidder.   M******o

Current Bid.  $550.00

Bid Increment.  $25.00

Minimum Bid.  $575.00

8.7L L6 DIESEL Detroit series 40 300 HP with an Allison MD3060 trans.

176” WB. 

Waterous 1500-GPM 2-stage pump with 1,000-gal tank.

Truck removed from front line service in 2020. Placed in reserve status. Truck had routine maintenance while in service.

Runs and pumps well.

Has some body rust

TO SCHEDULE AN INSPECTION CALL Chief Mike Spiro at 847-551-3805. Potential bidders are encouraged to personally inspect each and every asset before bidding. Potential bidders should review all terms, images, and descriptions before bidding. All assets are being offered AS IS. All assets should be thoroughly inspected by a professional before use. The winning bidder is responsible for any taxes on the sale of assets. Assets may be picked up from 8 am until 3 pm on Monday through Thursday. AN APPOINTMENT MUST BE MADE BEFORE PICK UP. Individuals picking up assets MUST present the buyer’s certificate and a valid ID. We will not ship any assets. We will not pack assets for shipments picked up by third parties. We will not arrange or assist with shipping services.; #FireTruck; #PierceSaberpumperforsale;

West Dundee FD photo

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Box Alarm in the Rutland-Dundee Township FPD, 4-24-19

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A 911 call came in before noon Wednesday at a business at 37W507 Big Timber Road, just west of Randall Road. Firefighters found a lot of fire in the attic of the one-story business, and flames later spread to the main level. The fire was under control by 2:30 p.m. Twelve departments assisted the Rutland-Dundee Township FPD. The cause of the fire , was electrical in nature and accidental.  The loss is estimated at $1.5 million.

The 30-year-old, 9,000-square-foot building was destroyed, along with a skid-steer loader and a variety of construction tools. 

Employees first noticed sparks coming from electrical wires both outside and inside the building, and got the power shut off within 10 minutes. 

Michael Paige photoKellenberger Plumbing fire

Kellenberger Plumbing fire

Michael Paige photo

Kellenberger Plumbing fire

Michael Paige photo


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Fire departments to share resources

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The Carpentersville, East Dundee, Rutland, and West Dundee fire departments have agreed to share expenses for equipment that will be used for incidents involving hazardous materials, water, and technical rescues, and special investigations in all four areas.

Rutland’s decommissioned squad will carry needed equipment and be housed at one of the Carpentersville fire stations.

“Carpentersville is firmly committed to the implementation of interdepartmental cooperation with the possible goal that at a future date we will merge the departments to provide economies of scale through better use of equipment, better use of staff, shared leadership and creative new ideas,” said Carpentersville Village President Ed Ritter.

According to West Dundee Fire Chief Randy Freise, Carpentersville Fire Chief John-Paul Schilling has offered to send personnel as needed for the special-incident teams and will coordinate with all other fire departments.

A committee of representatives from the four departments has met. Their plans include that initial crews from each department will respond to incidents, with the special-teams vehicle used as an additional resource for large incidents when needed,” said Freise.

This is an excellent way to combine resources for the betterment of the community. According to the agreement, the four fire departments involved will be sharing expenses associated with equipping, maintaining, insuring and storing the squad. It will remain titled in the name of Rutland-Dundee.

With smaller communities in the Rutland Dundee Township Fire Protection District like Sleepy Hollow struggling to make ends meet, this agreement could be the start of continuing partnerships with larger municipalities to provide shared services.

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Aurora Fire Department news

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Aurora firefighter and paramedic James Kenneth Podbregar, 58, died after suddenly taking ill at his Sleepy Hollow home Wednesday afternoon, according to fire department officials. In a statement Thursday morning, fire officials called Podbregar’s death a sudden passing that had given the department and city a heavy heart and great sadness.

Podbregar had been doing yard work at home Wednesday when he started to feel ill, according to Aurora fire and Sleepy Hollow police officials.

A friend drove him to the Sleepy Hollow Police Station at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, said Police Chief James Linane. The friend came inside the police station to report that Podbregar was not feeling well and was unresponsive. Of the three officers involved in the effort to save Podbregar, Linane was the first to the car. When he saw Podbregar, the firefighter was indeed unresponsive and appeared to be unconscious.

Police started trying to revive Podbregar and called the Rutland Dundee Fire Department. When firefighters arrived, they assumed resuscitation efforts, to no effect. Firefighters then transported Podbregar to Sherman Hospital in Elgin, where he was pronounced dead.

Podbregar was in his 18th year working for the Aurora Fire Department and had most recently been assigned to Medic 4. He is survived by his wife, three daughters and a son, according to Aurora fire officials.

Podbregar is the second of the department’s firefighters who died suddenly at home this month. Firefighter/Paramedic Michael Adamovich died May 8 at his Yorkville home of an undisclosed health problem.

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