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From the Summit FD Facebook page:

Blue Angels over Summit

Blue Angels over Summit

Summit FD Facebook page

Blue Angels over Summit

Summit FD Facebook page

Blue Angels over Summit

Summit FD Facebook page

Blue Angels over Summit

Summit FD Facebook page

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New engine for the Summit FD (more)

From the Summit FD Facebook page:

A dedication ceremony for our new engine will be held in the near future once the social distancing restrictions are no longer in place.

Summit Fire Trucks

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2019 Pierce Saber pumper

Summit FD photo

2019 Pierce Saber pumper

Summit FD photo

2019 Pierce Saber pumper

Summit FD photo

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New engine for the Summit FD (more)

Here are a few photos of Summit’s new Pierce Saber pumper. It is not in service yet. They are still mounting tools and equipment. It has a 1250-GPM pump, 750-gallon tank, and a 30 gallon foam tank.
 
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2019 Pierce Saber pumper

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2019 Pierce Saber fire engine

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Summit FD Engine 955

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New engine for the Summit FD (more)

From the Summit FD Facebook page:

Final photo update folks. The rig goes for testing and they will inform us when we can take delivery. Date T.B.A

Pierce fire engine being built for the Summit FD Job #34010

Summit FD fire engine

Piece photos

Summit FD fire engine

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Summit FD fire engine

Piece photos

Summit FD fire engine

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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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