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Funeral for Evanston FD Captain Ron Shulga

Funeral services were held Friday (5/19/17) for Evanston FD Captain Ron Shulga. Photos by Tim Olk

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Interdivisional Box Alarm and Haz Mat in Park Forest, 5-16-17

An Interdivisional Box plus a Haz Mat Box on Monday (5/16/17) at Star Disposal Service, 20 South Street in Park Forest. Photos by Tim Olk.

HME fire truck at fire sene

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Matteson FD tower ladder

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Park Forest FD Engine 56

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end loader clearing debris after a fire

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Park Forest FD Engine 56 on scene

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firefighters with hose line mopping up after a fire

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front end loader destroyed by fire

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firefighters with hose line mopping up after a fire

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front end loader at salvage yard fire

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Evanston Fire Department news

On Thursday, May 11, 2017, the Evanston Fire Department lost 29-year veteran Captain Ron Shulga to a long battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Captain Shulga was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2000, which was linked to a transformer fire containing PCBs at the Varsity Theater in downtown Evanston. The Illinois Fire Chiefs Association (IFCA) and Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois (AFFI) has ruled this a job-related/non-traumatic line of duty death, which will entitle Captain Shulga to full department honors.

“Captain Shulga was a beloved member of the department who always went above and beyond to make things a little better for the next guy,” said Fire Chief Brian Scott. “He was always willing to help move the department forward. His presence will truly be missed by all.”

Captain Shulga was instrumental in maintaining the department’s self-contained breathing apparatus and radio communications, keeping others safe and connected.

Arrangements for Captain Shulga are as follows:

Wake: Thursday, May 18, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Donnellan Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd., Skokie

Visitation Services: Friday, May 19, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., at Donnellan Funeral Home

To Church Procession: Friday, May 19, departing at 10:10 a.m. from Donnellan Funeral Home to St. John Brebeuf Catholic Church, 8307 N. Harlem Ave., in Niles. The procession will travel east into Evanston on Central Street to Fire Station 5, 2830 Central St., before traveling south on Green Bay Road and Asbury Avenue and west on Emerson Street to Fire Station 1, 1332 Emerson St. The procession will then continue on to the church. View procession map.

Funeral Mass: Friday, May 19, 11 a.m., St. John Brebeuf Catholic Church

Donations: In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to, Evanston Firefighters Local 742 Benevolent Fund. C/O Captain Shulga, P.O. Box 1275, Evanston IL. 60204

For more information, contact Division Chief Paul Polep at ppolep@cityofevanston.org

This found at Mike Cklamovski on Twitter

O’Hare coworkers pay respect to 29-year Evanston Fire Department Captain Ron Shulga with a CFD water cannon salute. 

 
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firefighters honor fallen brother arriving by plane

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firefighters honor fallen brother arriving by plane

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firefighters honor fallen brother arriving by plane

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McHenry Township Fire Protection District Live Fire Training

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 McHenry Township Fire Protection District live-fire training

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McHenry Township FPD tower ladder at barn fire

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McHenry Township FPD engine drafting at barn fire

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McHenry Township FPD tender at barn fire

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McHenry Township FPD tower ladder at barn fire

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Fatal Box Alarm in Berwyn, 5-5-17 (part 2)

More photos from the Fatal Box Alarm in Berwyn, 5-5-17

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-15-17 (more)

More photos from Tim Olk of the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-15-17

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-15-17 (more)

Additional photos from Tim Olk of the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago at 9650 S Ewing, 4-15-17

Chicago FD Engine 46

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Chicago FD Engine 46

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heavy smoke from roof of building on fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at work

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Chicago FD Engine 46

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As seen around … Chicago

Chicago FD Engine 13

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Chicago MVA with Haz Mat Level 1, 3-26-17

This from Steve Redick:

Took in an unusual response yesterday on the outbound JFK Expressway at Kimball. A semi truck struck the retaining wall and went over the side on an elevated portion of the roadway. The cab detached from the frame (which remained dangling over the lower roadway) and fell to the street below. The driver was reported as being pinned with both portions of the wreckage on fire.

The driver had been removed and was enroute to the hospital when I arrived. Reportedly he was not pinned, but as you might imagine seriously injured. I observed some of the recovery operations utilizing the large IDOT wrecker as well as a bit of the Lin-Mar wrecker operations. A haz mat response was also utilized due to leaking fuel and fluids on both the upper and lower portions of the incident.

semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi tractor separated from chassis during crash

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi tractor separated from chassis during crash

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semi tractor hanging over expressway wass

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IDOT Minute Man heavy wrecker at work

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semi tractor hanging over expressway wass

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IDOT Minute Man heavy wrecker at work

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IDOT Minute Man heavy wrecker at work

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Chicago firefighters at semi crash

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker

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firefighter applies foam after crash on highway

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker at work

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Chicago FD Engine 106

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker at work

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semi tractor separated from chassis during crash

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker at work

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker at work

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Funeral for West Burlington, IA firefighter

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West Burlington Iowa Fire Department Line Of Duty Death Firefighter Jim ” Franco ” Franciskovich

Excerpts from wqad.com:

West Burlington Fire Department Firefighter James Franciskovich, 52, and two others were headed to the State Fire School in Ames, Iowa on Friday evening, Feb. 24, when they were involved in a car crash near Pella.

Chief Ryan told authorities that the car they were in hit a patch of ice around 6:30 p.m. The Iowa State Patrol reported that the car rolled on its top. Franciskovich died of his injuries. The two others were treated at a hospital and then released.

Franciskovich was a member of the West Burlington Fire Department for more than 15 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, one stepdaughter and one stepson.

funeral for West Burlington Fire Department Firefighter Jim Franciskovich

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