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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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Tinley Park FD updates

This from Kevin Griffin:

Tinley Park switched around truck 204 and engine 203. Also have replaced some chief units

Chief 200 2015 Chevy Tahoe.. 1 of 3

Truck 203 2005 e-one X-204

Tinley Park FD Truck 203

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New car for the Tinley park FD chief

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Tinley Park FD decal

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Tinley Park Fire Chief to retire

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Ken Dunn has served as fire chief in Tinley Park since 1996 and will retire at the end of June.

He worked as the village’s fire inspector starting in 1972, and continued in that position until being named chief. It was during his tenure as fire inspector that the fire department started visiting schools to discuss fire safety with students.

Dunn served in the U.S. Army and spent 13 months in Korea and two years in Germany. Before joining the fire department, he worked in the village’s public works department.

The department was founded in 1901 and currently has 121 part-time firefighters, with the department operating four stations.

thanks Dan

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Tinley Park FD update

This from Kevin Griffin:

New Fire Prevention truck for Tinley Park – 2016 Ford F-150

New pickup truck for the Tinley Park FD

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New pickup truck for the Tinley Park FD

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New pickup truck for the Tinley Park FD

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Tinley Park Annual Firefighter’s Benefit Dance

From the Tinley Park Firefighters Association:

Join with Tinley Park firefighters Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Odyssey Country Club, 19110 S. Ridgeland Ave in Tinley Park for a night of entertainment, dancing, raffles, giveaways, and silent auctions alongside mingling with neighbors and fellow firefighters with all proceeds going for great causes!

Doors open at 7pm and Chicago’s own Maggie Speaks Band will be providing the entertainment from 8pm until midnight.

Proceeds go to the Tinley Park Firefighter’s Benefit fund, where 100% goes towards community events and association functions such as Tinley Wish, Burn Camp 5K, Breakfast with Santa, plus other great causes, fundraising, and research.

Advance ticket purchases available until Saturday, January 23 through Eventbrite Event are $7.00 saving you 30%.  Tickets the night of the event will be $10.00.

We hope our friends, family, community members, and fire department neighbors will join the Tinley Park Firefighters Association for the 114th annual Firefighters Benefit Dance! Follow this link:

Tinley Park Annual Firefighter’s Benefit Dance

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