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South Holland Fire Department news (more)

By orders of AFFI President Chuck Sullivan, the AFFI Honor Guard has been  activated for the line of duty death of South Holland Local #4109  Firefighter/Paramedic Dylan Cunningham. Brother Cunningham passed on  Wednesday, September 30, 2020 after suffering a medical emergency during  a training exercise.  Brother Cunningham was a member of the AFFI Honor  Guard, having been inducted in 2019.
 
Please bring local flags, pikes, and axes for use at the services. As  previously directed, all Honor Guard members should wear a plain black  mask at all times.  Additional precautions for each facility will be  discussed prior to the services.
 
Arrangements for Dylan Cunningham are as follow:
 
Visitation:  Tuesday October 6 from 1pm – 8pm at Smits Funeral Home located at 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane in Dyer, IN 46311
Firefighter Walk-Thru:  Line up at 6:00pm, walk thru at 7pm
Funeral Service: Wednesday, October 7 at 11:00am at Smits Funeral Home. Honor Guard members should assemble no later than 10:00am.
Procession to South Holland Station 43 then to St. John Catholic Church in Glenwood.
 
Jay Coburn, State Commander
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois Honor Guard

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South Holland Fire Department news (more)

Found on gofundme.com:

South Holland FD Firefighter Dylan CunninghamAs many of you may know Dylan Cunningham left this world yesterday during a dive training exercise. I think it’s only fitting to help raise some funds for his family, fiancé and his soon to be son, to help lessen the stress during this time. Many of us were honored to have had the privilege of knowing Dylan and having him be apart of our lives. Those who didn’t get the chance should know that he would have welcomed you with open arms. He was a genuine person who cared for every person he met and could put a smile on anyone’s face. Coworkers, friends, and family, let’s do what we do best and give back to the man who gave his all each and everyday. These funds will be given to Laura as a beneficiary and be used by them for whatever is needed. Here is the link for the Baby Registry as well .

GoFundMe campaign for the family of fallen South Holland Firefighter Dylan Cunningham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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South Holland Fire Department news

From the South Holland Fire Department Facebook page:

From J. Wynsma, Village Administrator for the Village of South Holland:

The Village of South Holland is deeply saddened to report the tragic loss of Firefighter Dylan Cunningham following an underwater dive on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

Dylan has been a member of the South Holland Fire Department since 2011. He started as a part-time firefighter and began serving full time in 2018. Dylan also served in the Illinois Army National Guard since 2012.

We know you have many questions, and so do we. Our efforts will bring conclusions that we will share with you in the coming days.

In the days ahead we will be doing everything we can to support the Cunningham family. We ask that you keep Dylan’s family and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.

South Holland FD Firefighter Dylan Cunningham

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South Holland Fire Department news

Excerpts from Chicago.cbslocal.com:

One firefighter suffered minor injuries Thursday evening trying to contain a fire at a home at 16754 S. Paxton Ave. in South Holland. At one point, fire officials were forced to call in a mayday, when the flames were out of control.

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Area fire department receive grants

Excerpts from the journalreview.com:

Calumet City, Flossmoor, Crete Township, and South Holland fire departments have received a combined total of $610,000 in grant money to improve their stations and get equipment that will increase firefighter safety.

The Calumet City Fire Department was awarded a $142,000 grant, which will go toward updating two of its fire station’s ventilation systems to air out toxic vehicle exhaust fumes. The department will also use the funds to buy 15 sets of turnout gear and 38 helmets.

They previously had been awarded multiple grants through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, which provided the department with a mobile training simulator, specialized training props, personal protective equipment and a special response vehicle.

In 2018, the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program made $315 million directly available to fire department, state fire training academies, and emergency medical service organizations to buy equipment, emergency vehicles and fund training.

The Flossmoor Fire Department received $222,345 and will buy emergency breathing equipment, replacing equipment that was nearly 20 years old.

The Crete Township Fire Protection District was awarded $52,380 and plans to install fire station vehicle exhaust systems. South Holland Fire Department was given $193,409 to buy new air packs.

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Box Alarm fire in Harvey, 12-26-18

The Harvey FD struck a MABAS Box Alarm for fire in a vacant apartment at 147th Street and Vail Avenue Wednesday morning. They had another fire there earlier in the week.

fire tears through a vacant motel

Tim Olk photo

fire tears through a vacant motel

Tim Olk photo

 South Holland FD tower ladder at a fire scene

Tim Olk photo

 South Holland FD tower ladder at a fire scene

Tim Olk photo

fire tears through a vacant motel

Tim Olk photo

tower ladders at work battling a fire

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fire destroyed a vacant motel

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 South Holland FD tower ladder at a fire scene

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Fire calendar features local photographers

Quarto Publishing has released their 2018 calendar Fire Trucks in Action which once again features area fire scenes from local photographers mixed in with shots from throughout the country. Chicago, Cicero, Long Grove, South Holland, Dolton, Wheeling, and Glenwood are included. Photos included this year are by Eric Haak, Gordon J. Nord, Jr., and Larry Shapiro.

Fire Trucks in Action 2018 calendar

Fire Trucks in Action 2018 calendar

Fire Trucks in Action 2018 calendar

Fire Trucks in Action 2018 calendar

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Ambulance remount for South Holland

From the Osage Ambulance Facebook page posted May 24;

South Holland Fire Department picked up thier 2017 Ford E450 Type III remount today. It was sold by Bob Baxa with North Central Emergency Vehicles.

old ambulance body mounted on new chassis

Osage Ambulance photo

old ambulance body mounted on new chassis

Osage Ambulance photo

old ambulance body mounted on new chassis

Osage Ambulance photo

ambulance interior

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3-Alarm fire in Harvey, 5-5-16 (more)

This from Josh Boyajian:

I arrived about an hour into this fire that consumed a large building that took up the whole Southeast corner of 154th and Broadway. Chicago sent their foam unit along with Engine 26 and 5-1-5 but they weren’t used.  Here are some of my shots with the whole gallery on my site @ Harvey 3-11 Alarm @ 154th & Broadway
fire chief at building fire

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commercial building fire in Harvey IL

Josh Boyajian photo

commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

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Sutphen tower ladder at fire scene

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commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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commercial building fire in Harvey IL

Josh Boyajian photo

commercial building fire in Harvey IL

Josh Boyajian photo

commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

Josh Boyajian photo

fire chiefs at building fire

Josh Boyajian photo

fire chiefs at building fire

Josh Boyajian photo

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3-Alarm fire in Harvey, 5-5-16 (more)

Photos from Gordon Nord of the 3-Alarm fire in Harvey (5/5/16)

commercial building fire in Harvey IL

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Thornton Fire Department Tele-Squrt

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Pierce fire engine at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

commercial building fire in Harvey IL

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

commercial building fire in Harvey IL

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago Fire Department foam unit 6-3-1

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

fire chief at building fire

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

fire chiefs silhouetted by fire

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

commercial building fire in Harvey IL

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

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