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New engine for West Chicago FPD

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Ferrara fire engine drawing

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Working house fire in Wayne, IL – 6-15-19 (more)

brief video from John Tulipano of the Working house fire in Wayne, IL – 6-15-19

 

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Working house fire in Wayne, IL – 6-15-19

This from John Tulipano:

At approximately 06:20am (6/15/19), the West Chicago FPD was dispatched to a house fire at 31w311 Prairie in Village of Wayne. As companies went en-route they were advised by DuComm that a Wayne Police Officer found the fire and heavy smoke and flames were visible. 

This area in non-hydranted and a tender operation was established on Smith road north of the fire building. 
 
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fire destroyed a home in the Village of Wayne IL

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fire destroyed a home in the Village of Wayne IL

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fire destroyed a home in the Village of Wayne IL

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fire destroyed a home in the Village of Wayne IL

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fire destroyed a home in the Village of Wayne IL

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fire destroyed a home in the Village of Wayne IL

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fire destroyed a home in the Village of Wayne IL

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fire destroyed a home in the Village of Wayne IL

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fire destroyed a home in the Village of Wayne IL

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Fatal 2-Alarm fire in West Chicago, 4-17-19

Excerpts from ABC7Chicago.com:

A man died and another was transported to a hospital after a house fire in West Chicago Wednesday night.

Three people were in a three-story house in the 100-block of West Grand Lake Boulevard in West Chicago when a fire broke out at about 10 p.m. Wednesday night. Fire officials believe the fire began in the front of the home and was made worse by the wind and open windows. The porch collapsed and the rest of the home was destroyed.

Firefighters were able to get a 92-year-old man from a second floor bedroom to safety. He was taken to a local hospital. His ex-daughter-in-law who lives with him got out on her own. The woman’s 53-year-old boyfriend died in an upstairs bedroom. Someone driving by the house saw it on fire and started banging on the doors, but by that time the flames had a head start.

The DuPage County Fire Investigation Task Force is listing the cause of the fire as undetermined because at this point they cannot rule out an electrical cause. They do not believe it is suspicious.

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2-Alarm fire 2130 hours 4/17/19 at 141 west grand lake blvd in West Chicago

2-Alarm fire West Chicago

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2-Alarm fire West Chicago

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2-Alarm fire West Chicago

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2-Alarm fire West Chicago

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2-Alarm fire West Chicago

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2-Alarm fire West Chicago

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2-Alarm fire West Chicago

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2-Alarm fire West Chicago

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2-Alarm fire West Chicago

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2-Alarm fire West Chicago

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2-Alarm fire West Chicago

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West Chicago Fire Protection District news

This from Dave Weaver, Radioman911.com:

Cessna 340 twin-engine aircraft with a nose gear failure

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9/5/18 WEST CHICAGO – Airplane Nose Gear Failure Emergency Landing at DuPage Airport – Video by Dave Weaver
DETAILS: At 11 a.m. the West Chicago Fire District responded to an emergency standby for a Cessna 340 twin-engine aircraft with a nose gear failure. The pilot and one passenger flew around for approximately 1 1/2 hours to burn off fuel before landing the aircraft at 12:20 p.m. The pilot chose to land on the older runway, Runway 20L, instead of the newer runway, 20R. Neither of the aircraft’s occupants appeared to be injured. Heavy machinery was used to tow the aircraft to a hanger.


 

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West Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from Chicago.cbslocal.com:

Firefighters were training when they discovered a smoldering body laying in the grass. The drill turned into a death investigation in the 1300 block of Joliet Street in West Chicago. Investigators were on the scene almost ten hours after the body was found burning in a field. There were a number of boarded up homes on the abandoned property.

Firefighters say they were scheduled to burn the abandoned houses in a controlled burn exercise when they made the gruesome discovery. West Chicago Police say the body was of an adult male. His identity is being withheld until an autopsy is performed and the family is notified.

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West Chicago Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from westchicago.org:

The West Chicago Fire Protection District is proud to announce receiving an Insurance Services Office (ISO) Class 2 rating. This new rating has the potential to decrease homeowners’ insurance costs beginning July 1st. ISO measures and grades city services on a five-year cycle. It is an international organization  which insurance companies use when determining homeowners’ insurance rates.

Fire departments/districts are measured on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best rating and 10 being the lowest. Previously the West Chicago Fire Protection District’s received an ISO Class 3 rating in 2011.

West Chicago is one of 1,393 fire departments/districts out of 44,672 fire departments/districts across the country to receive an ISO Class 2 rating, which puts them in the top 3.1 percent of the Nation. The ISO analyzes a community’s fire suppression measures like its 911 call center, water supply, fire apparatus and equipment, fire prevention, community risk reduction, personnel, training, response times, and operations. Statistical data on insurance losses bears out the relationship between excellent fire protection — as measured by the Public Protection Classification (PPC program) — and low fire losses. PPC helps communities prepare to fight fires effectively. The purpose of an ISO public protection survey is to gather information to determine a Public Protection Classification (PPC™), which insurers use for underwriting and to calculate premiums for fire insurance. The Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS).

The West Chicago Fire Protection District is a career department consisting of 41 full-time personnel, and 12 contract firefighter/paramedics. The fire district’s current staff consists of 57 members that include support staff, career, and fire prevention personnel.

The fire district is currently reviewing and implementing changes to improve the current rating hoping to achieve an ISO Class 1 rating on the next review. Some noteworthy changes have already begun including the addition of a training facility and multi-story burn tower, better documentation of training to not only record completed training but to record time spent on each training subject as well, and pre-plans of all businesses in the district. Further changes will happen over the course of the next five years to help the district realize a higher ISO rating.

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Box Alarm in West Chicago, 3-10-18 (more)

More photos of the Box Alarm in West Chicago, 3-10-18 from Steve Redick

Carol Stream Fire District Squad 27

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Carol Stream Fire District Truck 28

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Carol Stream Fire District Truck 28

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West Chicago FDP Tanker 5

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Firefighters at house fire

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Carol Stream Fire District Truck 28

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St Charles Fire Department tanker

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Carol Stream Fire District Squad 27

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West Chicago FPD tower ladder

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Warrenville Fire Protection District tower ladder

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York Center FPD tanker

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Carol Stream Fire District Engine 29

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Box Alarm in West Chicago, 3-10-18

Firefighters in West Chicago struck a Box Alarm for a house fire at 29W221 Oak Knoll Road 3/10/18. Video and photos by John Tulipano

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Firefighters battle house fire with flames

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Firefighters battle house fire with flames

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Firefighters battle house fire with flames

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Firefighters battle house fire with flames

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Firefighters battle house fire with flames

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Firefighters with hose line at house fire

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As seen around … West Chicago

This from Michael Maida:

Here is a photo of West Chicago Engine 5.

West Chicago FPD Engine 5

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