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Tinley Park Fire Department news

This from Mike Summa:

I read in one of the local papers that the Village of Tinley Park has authorized the purchase of  a tower ladder truck for $1,304,508.00 and the purchase of an engine for $584,482.00.  No manufacturer was mentioned.
Mike Summa

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Tinley Park Fire Department news (more)

This from Kevin Griffin:

I got more shots of the new numbers at the Tinley Park 5k on Sunday. The only vehicles that I didn’t have a chance to see was battalion 46 and engine 49

Tinley Park FD Deputy Chief car

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Tinley Park FD Engine 46

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Tinley Park FD Engine 47

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Tinley Park FD Tower 48

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Tinley Park FD Assistant Chief car

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Tinley Park FD Tower 49

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Tinley Park Fire Department news

This from Kevin Griffin:

The Tinley Park Fire Department has changed to the new Mabas 24 numbering system. The chiefs are 4600-4605. Station 1 is 46 station 2 is 47 station 3 is 48 and station 4 is 49.

Tinley Park FD Trucl 24

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Tinley Park Fire Department news

Excerpts from tinleypark.org:

The Village of Tinley Park has selected Forest F. Reeder Jr. as the new chief of the Tinley Park Fire Department. Reeder will be appointed at the March 21 Village Board meeting and will start April 10.

Reeder, of Palos Heights, has been in fire service for 38 years and is currently division chief for the Des Plaines Fire Department. He also served as the director of training for the Southwest United Fire Districts, a battalion chief for the Pleasantview Fire Protection District, and as a captain/shift commander for the Palos Fire Protection District.

Reeder has an associate’s degree in fire science technology from Moraine Valley community College, a bachelor’s degree in fire science management from Southern Illinois University, and a master’s degree in public safety administration from Lewis University.

Reeder won the George D. Post Instructor of the Year award by the International Society of Fire Service Instructors, as well as another Instructor of the Year award by the Illinois Society of Fire Service Instructors. He also is a lecturer and consultant throughout North America on fire service training, safety and educational programs, and co-authored and was supervising editor of a fire service textbook.

Reeder will take on the job formerly held by longtime Fire Chief Kenneth Dunn, who retired last June. Steve Klotz and Dan Riordan have each served as interim fire chief while the village searched for Dunn’s replacement.

thanks Dan & Tim

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Tinley Park Annual Firefighter’s Benefit Dance

Join the Tinley Park Firefighter Association, January 21, 2017 at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive (183rd/Harlem) in the South Ballroom for a night of entertainment, dancing, raffles, giveaways, and silent auctions. Mingle with your neighbors and fellow firefighters for our 115th annual Firefighters Dance & Fundraiser

Doors open at 8pm. Chicago’s own Maggie Speaks Band will be providing the entertainment playing all of your favorite songs to dance the night away to. Full cash bar.

Advance ticket purchases through www.eventbrite.com are $13.00, saving you 15%. Tickets the night of the event will be $15.00.

We hope to see our friends, family, fellow community members, and fire department neighbors this year at the Tinley Park Firefighters Association 115th annual Firefighters Benefit Dance!

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Tinley Park Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

James M. Patton, 69, a former firefighter and assistant fire chief in Tinley Park, was killed when his plane crashed into a field Saturday at the Chicago Glider Club in Minooka, according to Will County Sheriff Deputy Chief Tom Budde.

Witnesses at the club, told investigators they saw one of the wings of Patton’s plane dip after the glider detached from the tow plane. The glider then stalled and nose-dived into the field shortly after.

Patton’s wife Gwen, said her husband has held a pilot’s license for his Cessna plane for at least 25 years. He began flying the glider plane about 10 years ago.

He was a 25-year veteran of the Tinley Park Fire Department. He started out as a firefighter in 1967 and rose through the ranks to eventually be named assistant fire chief in 1976. He held that post until he retired in 1992.

He was involved in setting up MABAS. He also played a key role in helping computerize the fire department, Deputy Fire Chief Steve Klotz said.

Patton is survived by Gwen, his wife of 48 years; two daughters, Lisa (John) Ouradnik and Chris, and two granddaughters, Molly and Carter.

thanks Dan

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Tinley Park Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Tinley Park has hired an executive search firm to find a replacement for former Fire Chief Ken Dunn, who retired at the end of June.

Trustees approved paying a firm $20,500 to conduct the search, which will include candidates from both within and outside the fire department.

Giving what is almost a guarantee to the village, the company said that if the chief selected as a result of the firm’s search were to leave the village for whatever reason during the first two years of his or her employment, the company would conduct a new search for the village and not charge a fee for the work, other than seeking reimbursement for expenses.

Mayor Dave Seaman said the village does not have a real set time frame for selecting a chief, and that speed isn’t a factor, so much as getting the right person in there. He expects the company would ultimately identify perhaps three or four top candidates for village officials to consider.

Daniel Riordan, the department’s deputy chief of fire prevention, was named interim fire chief last month, and although his term runs through the end of September, it could be extended by the village board if needed.

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Tinley Park FD history

This Mike Summa:

Hello,
This is Tinley Park’s 1971 IHC CO-8190/Darley 1000/500 with the then-popular Cincinnati cab.
Thank you,
Mike Summa
Tinley Park FD history

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Tinley Park Fire Department news (more)

This from Tim Olk:

Tinley Park Fire Chief Kenneth Dunn retires after 45 years

Tinley Park Fire Chief Kenneth Dunn with firefighters

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Tinley Park fire trucks

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Tinley Park fire truck

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Tinley Park Fire Chief Kenneth Dunn retires

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Tinley Park Fire Chief Kenneth Dunn retires

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Tinley Park Fire Chief Kenneth Dunn with Chicago Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago

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Tinley Park Fire Chief Kenneth Dunn with Chicago Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago and Steve Klotz

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Tinley Park Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Tinley Park trustees have approved naming Daniel Riordan interim fire chief once Chief Ken Dunn retires at the end of this month.

Riordan, 58, is deputy chief of fire prevention with the department, where he has served for 35 years. His term as interim chief begins July 1 and runs through Sept. 30.

Dunn, who has been the department’s chief since 1996, announced his retirement in March.

The department was founded in 1901 and currently has 121 part-time firefighters, with the department operating four stations and a fire training tower next to the village’s police station, according to the village’s website.

During the interim period, the village plans to use a search firm to find a replacement for Dunn, although a firm has not yet been hired. The search will consider candidates from within as well as outside the department.

Riordan, who is senior inspector in the department’s fire prevention bureau, said he had not yet decided whether to apply for the position.

thanks Dennis

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