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New engine for the Summit FD

From the Global Emergency Products Facebook page:

We want to thank the Summit Fire Department for the recent order of a Pierce Saber pumper! Thank you for choosing Pierce Mfgand Global Emergency Products!

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New ambulance for Summit

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Congratulations to Chief Wayne Hanson and the Village of Summit IL Fire Department on the delivery of their new 2018 Wheeled Coach F550 Type 1 ambulance! Equipped with Whelen M series warning lights and interior LEDs, the Stryker Power Load system, Liquid Spring Suspension and an ergonomically and safety designed interior, the Summit FD will have continue to provide their community with out in front medical care and transportation. This is the second Wheeled Coach Type 1 ambulance in Summit, and we are grateful for their continued business. Thank You!

Summit FD Ambulance 937

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Summit FD Ambulance 937

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Summit FD Ambulance 937

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chevron striping on back of new ambulance

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interior of new ambulance

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New engine for Summit FD

The Summit FD has acquired a former Tinley Park engine which is now assigned as Engine 953.

Summit FD Engine 953

Summit FD Engine 953 (X-Tinley Park) on scene at a recent fire. Chi-Town Fire Photos

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Tinley Park Fire Department news

From the Tinley Park Fire Department Firefighter’s Association Facebook:

After 18 years of serving the Village of Tinley Park and surrounding communities, this week, we bid farewell to Engine (Shop ID) 0020. This engine was purchased as one of three “triplets” in 2000. The other two of the three triplets are still in service with the TPFD. This engine served as E201 out of station 1, then was moved and served as E202 out of station 2 where it was renumbered to E47 with the MABAS 24 numbering change. Most recently, it was moved back to station 1 as E46 once station 46 began running a dedicated engine company out of it along with the truck company. It will continue to serve now with the Summit Fire Department who purchased it from us.

 

Tinley Park Fire Department Firefighter's Association

Tinley Park Fire Department Firefighter’s Association

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Summit Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Summit firefighters were called to the 7600 block of West 61st Place about 2:30 a.m. Saturday and found heavy smoke and fire coming from an apartment building.

All 12 occupants of the three-unit structure escaped, but one needed to be treated for smoke inhalation, and a  firefighter was treated for exhaustion.

The Red Cross provided housing assistance to the residents. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Several other fire departments provided mutual aid, including Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park, and North Palos.

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Summit Fire Department news

Excerpts from the desplainesvalleynews.com:

Summit is considering consolidating its fire and emergency services with the Village of Bedford Park, a move that 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. 

Mayor Sergio Rodriguez praised the 40 part-time firefighters who work for the Summit Fire Department, but said the cost of maintaining the aging fleet costs taxpayers more than $50,000 each year in maintenance and repairs. Summit is facing a major equipment expense of more than $740,000 to purchase a new truck, gear, and air packs.

Rodriguez added that government consolidation has proved effective in dozens of communities facing mounting costs but has resulted in improved and enhanced services. 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 when it joined the Roberts Park Fire Protection District.

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 continued to increase.

“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 said.

“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 would hire six new firefighter/paramedics if the deal is approved. The village said it would see a net profit of about $200,000 per year from the deal. The Bedford Park Fire Station closest to Summit is at Roberts Road and Archer Avenue.

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at the village board meeting room at the Summit Police Department at 5810 S. Archer Road.

thanks Dennis

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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.

thanks Martin

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As seen around … Summit

fire department ambulance

Summit Ambulance 956 – 2011 Ford F450/Wheeled Coach. Drew Gresik photo

Pierce fire engine

Summit Squad 954 – 1997 Pierce Dash 1500/750. Josh Boyajian photo

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Roberts Park Box Alarm 5-12-13 in Hickory Hills

This from Eric Haak:

At 0423 hrs on Sunday morning, the Roberts Park Fire Department was toned out for the report of a structure fire at the Camelot Banquet Hall, 8624 W. 95th Street in Hickory Hills.  Hickory Hills Police reported smoke and flames coming from the roof which was confirmed by Roberts Park Battalion 3 who elevated the alarm to a MABAS Division 21 full still off Box 31 at 0427 hrs.  This was followed by the MABAS 21 Box Alarm at 0437 hrs.  Engines operating at the scene were Roberts Park Engine 32 (hydrant off 86th Court to the north of the fire building, Oak Lawn Engine 2 (on 95th Street just east of the fire building), Summit Engine 952 (on 95th Street directly across from the fire building, North Palos Engine 813 (in the parking lot of the fire building), Hometown Engine 468 (long leadout down 95th street to the west of the fire building).  Aerials operating included Roberts Park Ladder 31 (in the north half of the fire building’s parking lot), Chicago Ridge Tower 6504 (middle of the fire building’s parking lot), and North Palos Truck 814 (on 95th street directly in front of the fire building).  The Box was struck out at approx 0727hrs.  All photos copyrighted to Eric Haak.

 

Roberts Park FD fire engine

Roberts Park Engine 32 on a hydrant. Photo by Eric Haak

Chicago Ridge FD tower ladder

Two master streams working. Eric Haak photo

North Palos FPD aerial ladder truck

North Palos FPD aerial ladder working. Eric Haak photo

Hometown FD fire engine working

Hometown engine on a hydrant down the block. Eric Haak photo

Summit Fire Department engine pumping

Summit engine with lines off. Eric Haak photo

Chicago Ridge FD tower ladder

Chicago Ridge tower ladder with master stream. Eric Haak photo

Oak Lawn fire engine at fire scene

Oak Lawn engine on a hydrant. Eric Haak photo

 

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Box alarm in Brookfield 11-4-12

This from Drew Gresik:

Hello,
I took in the Box Alarm in Brookfield last night on Woodside Road. By the time I arrived the fire was pretty much knocked and the crews were beginning to overhaul. I did see one female patient being taken on a stretcher to the Oak Brook ambulance, but I do not know if she was transported. There were two lines stretched by Brookfield Engine 421. Here are some images of Pleasantview 1539, an E-One 75′ RM Quint, McCook 1411 Spartan Gladiator Luverne Engine, 956 Summit’s 2011 Ford F-450/Wheeled Coach Ambulance and 2 photos of the scene and fire building.
My photos are posted HERE
Thanks. Keep up the great work with the site!
Drew Gresik
Brookfield house fire 11-4-12

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Brookfield house fire 11-4-12

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Brookfield house fire 11-4-12

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Brookfield house fire 11-4-12

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Brookfield house fire 11-4-12

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