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New engine for Villa Park (more)

From the Pierce Flickr page:

PIerce Villa Park FD, IL 32752

Villa Park FD Engine 82

Pierce composite

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New engine for Villa Park

This from Ron Wolkoff:

found this on facebook illinois fire apparatus from michael tenerlli post
 
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Villa Park FD Engine 82

Villa Park FD Engine 82. michael tenerlli photo

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Fatal fire in Villa Park, 12-15-18

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com;

Villa Park police officers were first to respond to a fire at a single-family home in the 300 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 6:25 a.m. Saturday after neighbors said the elderly man who lived in the house was seen running up and down the block crying for help.

Villa Park Deputy Police Chief William Lyons said the call initially came in as a request for assistance, but soon afterward neighbors alerted 911 that a fire had broken out at the home. That’s why police were first on the scene. The first arriving officers tried to make entry in the back of the house, but were overcome by smoke. They were treated and released from an area hospital for smoke inhalation.

A woman was found dead inside. The man who lived in the house suffered minor injuries and was treated at an area hospital. His condition is unknown, but the injuries are not considered life threatening.

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Villa Park Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Brandon Santiago, a former Villa Park firefighter has filed a federal lawsuit against the village alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The suit was filed on behalf of himself and other similarly situated firefighters in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Santiago claims the village failed to include holiday pay and sick leave buyback pay in his regular rate of pay. He also claims the village did not include longevity pay and acting out-of-rank pay in other firefighters’ regular rate of pay, which led him and others to not receive the full benefit of their time and one-half overtime rate. He is seeking the last three years of owed back wages, liquidated damages, and attorney fees for himself and similarly situated firefighters who also may deserve damages.

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New engine for Villa Park

From the March 12 board meeting – Villa Park orders new engine to replace Engine 82

16.Resolution of the Village of Villa Park, DuPage County, Illinois, authorizing the purchase of a fire engine from Global Emergency Products for a total net price in the amount of $571,661. The fire department currently has three fire engines (pumpers) in its fleet. Two are frontline engines and the third is a reserve. Reserve Engine E80 is a 24-year-old Emergency One (E-One) with 88,000 miles and over 11,000 hours of engine time. The engine has reached its in-service life with the Villa Park Fire Department. The village has been saving to fund the purchase of this engine for five years. To avoid the 2018 price increase, the engine would be ordered prior to the end of the current fiscal year; however the cost of the engine would be paid out of SY18 funds. Funds are available in the SY18 Equipment Replacement Fund account number 65.502.02.401 for this purchase. It is estimated that the shipment date will be in March of 2019. 

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2-Alarm fire in Elmhurst, 1-26-17 (part 3)

Photos from Larry Shapiro of the 2-Alarm commercial fire at 351 N. York Road in Elmhurst (1/26/17)

fire engine enveloped in smoke at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

dramatic photo of Firefighter with hose

Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce quint fire truck at fire with heavy smoke

Larry Shapiro photo

fire chiefs observing building fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters pour water into burning store front

Larry Shapiro photo

dramatic photo of Firefighter with hose

Larry Shapiro photo

heavy black smoke and flames from storefront fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce Velocity fire engine with heavy smoke at fire

Larry Shapiro photo

E-ONE tower ladder at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

E-ONE tower ladder at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce tower ladder working with huge flames

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E-ONE tower ladder at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

E-ONE tower ladder at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

Addison Fire District Pierce quint fire truck at fire with heavy smoke

Larry Shapiro photo

a huge gallery of photos can be viewed at Shapirophotography.net

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Villa Park Fire Department news

From the inVillaPark.com:

Villa Park Fire Department Awarded FEMA Grant to Replace Breathing Apparatus

The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) recently awarded the Villa Park Fire Department a grant through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant to purchase 26 self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

The grant will cover $189,564 or 90 percent of the purchase cost to replace 14-year-old SCBAs. Each new air pack comes with two air bottles, wearing harness, and a mask. In addition, the grant will be used to purchase one new integrated air compressor/fill station for the new bottles.

The new equipment will improve the safety and effectiveness of the firefighters during fire suppression operations as well as other incidents that would require the use of an SCBA. The new SCBAs will improve standardization with neighboring fire departments/districts, as many of them have similar models where the air bottles, masks, etc. are interchangeable.

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New ambulance for Villa Park

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

Brand new Horton ambulance on a Ford F450 chassis

new Villa Park FD ambulance

Brand new Horton ambulance on a Ford F450 chassis for the Villa Park Fire Department. Foster Coach Sales photo

new Villa Park FD ambulance

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rear of new ambulance

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new ambulance interior

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new ambulance interior

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New engine in Villa Park

This from Josh Boyajian:

Here is a shot of Villa Park’s new Engine Co. 81. It’s a 2015 Pierce Impel with a 1,500-GPM pump and a 750-gallon water tank. Carries Pierce so# 28460.

Pierce Impel fire engine

Villa Park Engine 81. 2015 Pierce Impel 1500/750. Josh Boyajian photo

Previous posts are HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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Villa Park adds two firefighters

From VillaPark.com:

Villa Park Welcomes Newest Firefighter/Paramedics

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The Villa Park Board of Trustees welcomed the two newest firefighter/paramedics to the Villa Park Fire Department on Sept. 14, 2015 during the board meeting. Villa Park Fire Chief Ron Rakosnik recognized Jeff Brown and Steve Lyons for completing their one-year probationary period with the department and achieving permanent assignment in Villa Park. Both received Office of the State Fire Marshal certification in Vehicle Machinery Operations and Fire Apparatus Engineer this year and together have completed over 1,300 hours of probationary training.

Firefighter/Paramedic Jeff Brown, a Downers Grove South High School graduate, attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Brown also worked as a part-time firefighter at the Pleasant View Fire Protection District and graduated from the Romeoville Fire Academy in March 2014.

Firefighter/Paramedic Steve Lyons, a St. Charles High School graduate, also graduated from the College of DuPage paramedic program with high honors. Lyons worked as a part-time firefighter at the Hampshire Fire Department and graduated from the Pingree Grove Fire Academy in February 2014.

“We are very lucky to have Jeff and Steve as full-time members of the Villa Park Fire Department to serve and protect the residents of Villa Park,” Chief Rakosnik said.

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