Posts Tagged Tinley Park Fire Department

Working fire in Tinley Park, 9-4-14

This from Karl Klotz:

9/4/14

Tinley Park Working fire on 174th Street.

Engine Co. 203 was the first arriving engine reporting a working fire in a single-family home.  The main fire was in the first floor and extended to the second floor.

Companies on scene:

TPFD: E201, E201, E203, T204, BC201, Orland T7, Mokena E93

 

heavy smoke engulfs house

Heavy smoke conditions on arrival. Karl Klotz photo

firemen entering house with hose line and heavy smoke

Crews making entry with the 2nd line. Karl Klotz photo

thick smoke engulfs firemen and fire truck

Tinley Park Truck Co 204 was the first arriving truck. Karl Klotz photo

firemen cut roof to ventilate fire

Orland truck company opening the roof. Karl Klotz photo

firemen enter house through thick smoke

Front of the house. Karl Klotz photo

fireman on roof with flames

Fire venting from the 2nd floor. Karl Klotz photo

fireman on roof with flames

Fire venting from the 2nd floor area. Karl Klotz photo

fireman cuts garage door with saw

Mokena Engine Co 93 opening up the garage door. Karl Klotz photo

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MVA in Tinley Park, 8-31-14

This from Kevin Griffin:

The Tinley park fire department responded to a rollover crash with extrication at the cvs at 167 and Harlem

 

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Tinley Park updates

This from Kevin Griffin:

Engine 211 was renumbered 213 and had a logo added

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TInley Park Engine 213

TInley Park Engine 213. Kevin Griffin photo

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Tinley Park vehicle vs pedestrian 8-15-14

Just wanted to share some photos I took of the vehicle vs pedestrian Thursday night in Tinley Park at Harlem Ave and 171st St. Harlem Ave was completely shut down for some time. One patient was transported. More photos can be found here: http://codephotography.smugmug.com/Fire-Vehicles/Tinley-Park-Fire-Department/

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FD shift commander at night scene

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Tinley Park Car Fire, 8-4-14

This from Kevin Griffin:

The Tinley Park Fire Department responding to a car fire this morning. Ambulance 201 was in the area and reported a fully-engulfed car fire.

header from car fire

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car fire scene

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fire truck and police car

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new Tinley Park ambulance

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firemen extinguish car fire

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firemen extinguish car fire

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Tinley Park changes EMS provider

An article in the TribLocal outlines a vote in Tinley Park to change providers for EMS.

Tinley Park trustees voted Tuesday night to drop the village’s longtime ambulance services provider in favor of a new company, a move village officials said would save the village about $800,000 over the life of the contract.

A new agreement, between Kurtz Ambulance Service and Tinley Park, is worth $3,758,531 and lasts four years from Aug. 1 through July 31, 2018. Kurtz will replace Tinley Park’s current provider, Trace Ambulance.

Under the agreement, Tinley Park will see an increase in ambulances dedicated to the village from four to five during peak service hours, Public Safety Chairman Brian Maher said. All ambulances servicing the village will also be required to be equipped with GPS systems.

“We’re getting a more sophisticated system with Kurtz in terms of tracking ambulances,” Maher said, noting that village officials will be able to pull up each ambulance’s location under the new agreement. That capability would not be there with Trace, Maher said.

More than 5,000 emergency calls for service come in to Tinley Park each year, Emergency Management Agency Director Pat Carr has said.

Kurtz Ambulance Service provides ambulance services to 26 different communities around the Chicagoland region, Kurtz COE Tom Vana said. Vana said his company would give hiring preference to paramedics currently working in the village and said it had already received over 40 resumes from locals waiting to see if Kurtz received the contract.

Through its family and management team, Trace has been the town’s ambulance provider since 1979 except for one brief interruption, Trace President Christopher Vandenberg told the village’s Public Safety Committee earlier this year. At that meeting, Vandenberg reminded village officials that the one time Tinley Park went with another company in the 1990s the vendor went bankrupt.

Trace Ambulance is based in Tinley Park.

One woman stood up to question the board’s commitment to local businesses in light of the ambulance contract situation.

“As a board, as a village, we preach shop Tinley Park,” the resident said. “We’re sitting with an ambulance company that has given us great service over the years yet we’re willing to throw that away?”

After the meeting, Maher said the village has a policy that it will select the local vendor in situations where there is a 5 percent difference between proposals. But that was not the case between Kurtz and Trace.

“I can’t justify paying 21 percent more just because the company is here in Tinley,” Maher said.

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Tinley Park working fire 6-4-14

This from Karl Klotz:

Tinley Park: Still Alarm 6/4/2014

Tinley Park, Oak Forest and Orland were dispatched for a reported house fire in the 16300 block of Parliment Dr.  The first arriving engine company reported smoke showing from a two-story single family house.  The fire was in the garage portion of the house and confined to that area.
Companies responding were:
TPFD-E201, E202, E203, TL204, Orland T4 and Oak Forest E12
smoke from house as firefighters arrive

Front of the house. Karl Klotz photo

firemen use a saw to cut a garage door

Orland Truck Co 4 working on door removal. Karl Klotz photo

fireman with hose and charred siding

Rear of the house. Karl Klotz photo

garage fire at split-level home

Quick removal of overhead garage door. Karl Klotz photo

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First arriving engine and truck. Karl Klotz photo

firemen sifting through debris after fire

Interior crews working. Karl Klotz photo

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Tinley Park updates

Tinley Park updates from Kevin Griffin:

Station 2 logo

Station 3 logo

New battalion 201

Brush 201

Engine 203

Engine 211 getting renumbered to 213

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Tinley Park FD Battalion 201. Kevin Griffin photo

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Tinley Park Brush 201. Kevin Griffin photo

Pierce Dash fire engine

Tinley Park Engine 203. Kevin Griffin photo

Pierce fire engine

Tinley Park Engine 211. Kevin Griffin photo

 

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Fatal house fire in Tinley Park, 4-12-14

This from Steve Redick:

We spent the day at Indy yesterday…and we were 90 minutes out of town when they had the big job so we missed it. We did catch this job in the far southern suburb of Tinley Park when we got back to town. It was just about done when we finally found it, and 1 victim was removed prior to our arrival and did not survive. Here are some rig shots and some overall scene shots. This is an area I never get to, so these are some new sights for me…

Steve

night fire scene photo

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Tinley Park fire engine at fire scene

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Tinley Park fire engine at fire scene

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Tinley Park fire engine at fire scene

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E-ONE tower ladder at night fire scene

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E-ONE tower ladder at night fire scene

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E-ONE tower ladder at night fire scene

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firemen on roof at night

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Orland FPD Pierce aerial ladder

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Oak Forest fire engine

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Country Club Hills tower ladder HME

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Tinley Park 5K run

 

‘Run for Your Life’ Safety 5K Run/Walk

The Tinley Park Fire Department and the nationally accredited Tinley Park Fire Prevention Bureau will host the second annual Run for Your Life Safety 5K at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, May 4 at the 80th Avenue Metra train station, 18001 S. 80th Ave., Tinley Park.

The event will again raise money for the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance’s Camp I Am Me, which is the first accredited burn camp in the United States for children ages 8 to 16 who are burn survivors. Last year, the event raised more than $13,000 for the camp through sponsorships and participation.

The run begins promptly at 8:30 a.m., and race-day registration begins at 7 a.m. Participants can park and register in the station’s south parking lot. Packets will be given prior to the start of the run.

Preregistration costs $20 and closes at 3 p.m. April 25. Registration after April 25 costs $25, and family registration costs $50. Completed registration forms must be submitted for each participant. T-shirts and a commemorative fire patch will be given to all preregistered participants.

To register, click here or download the registration form here and send it to:

Tinley Park Fire Prevention Bureau

Attn: Life Safety 5k Run/Walk

17355 S. 68th Court

Tinley Park, IL 60477

Participants also can drop off their registration forms in person from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the above address.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, click here.

For more information, call (708) 444-5200.

TPK

thanks Kevin

 

 

 

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