Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from Fox32chicago.com:

The men and women of the Chicago Fire Department remember the fallen each year on Memorial Day. 

The 89th Annual Memorial Day Parade and Mass began with a march to the Church of the Holy Family in Little Italy. The fire department’s pipe and drum corps set the tone, as uniformed members walked to church, entering under the American flag, held by fire truck ladders.

Two firefighters who died in the line of duty in the last year were honored: 59-year-old Lt. Kevin Ward and 39-year-old Andrew Price. Two other firefighters died in the line of duty last April. Four deaths and four funerals in one year. One of the most tragic for the department.

They also honored eight active members and 125 retirees who passed.

Fire Commissioner Annette Nance Holt said the department’s ceremonial practices are meant to display duty, to let families know that their lost loved ones are never forgotten.

Some firefighters are also veterans, and their service to the city and country was highlighted this Memorial Day.

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Algonquin – Lake in the Hills FPD apparatus

Part 2 of Algonquin – Lake in the Hills FPD apparatus from Tyler Tobolt

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Algonquin – Lake in the Hills FPD apparatus (more)

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Garage fire in Plainfield, 5-26-24

This from Chris Skrabel:

Here are a few pictures of Plainfield district 4’s detached garage fire from Sunday morning. 
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Algonquin – Lake in the Hills FPD apparatus

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Here is the complete list of all the current frontline and reserve apparatus of the Algonquin – Lake in the Hills FPD – The new Truck 181 has arrived and won’t be in service for a couple of weeks.

Station 1:
Battalion 1 – 2024 Ford F-150 Pickup
Ambulance 151 – 2012 Freightliner M2106/Horton Type I
Truck 181 – 2015 Pierce Arrow XT 2000/500/105′ – Sold to Green Twp FD in Kingston, Ohio and is currently officially OOS. 
Engine 141 – 2007 KME Predator 1750/1000 – Reserve Engine (Currently running frontline till the new truck goes into service) 
Dive 190 – 2010 Freightliner M2106/MedTec
Squad 120 – 1988 International S1900/Marion
Battalion 130 – 2020 Ford Expedition

Station 2:
Ambulance 152 – 2019 Freightliner M2106/Horton Type I
Engine 142 – 2022 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/750
Brush 162 – 2008 Ford F-250
Engine 144 – 2007 KME Predator 1750/1000 – Reserve Engine

Station 3:
Ambulance 153 – 2021 Freightliner M2106/Horton Type I
Engine 143 – 2019 Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500/1000
Ambulance 154 – 2009 Freightliner M2106/MedTec Type I- Reserve Ambulance 

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New engine for the Glencoe Public Safety Department

From Fire Service, Inc. on Facebook:

New Order for Glencoe Public Safety Department
E-ONE eMAX pumper
E-ONE extruded Cyclone 74” CA cab with 4\16” raised vista roof
Cummins X10 450HP engine
Allison Model EVS 4000 automatic yransmission
USSC Valor SCBA seats
E-ONE stainless steel customized rescue body
780-gallon water tank
Enclosed ground ladder storage tunnel
Hale QMAX-XS 2000-GPM single-stage pump
Whelen LED emergency warning light package
FireTech HiViz LED scene lights
Night Scan light tower
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Loves Park Fire Department news

From the Loves Park Fire Department on Facebook:

#chicagoareafire.com; #LovesParkFD; #PhilFoley;We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Fire Chief Phil Foley. Chief Foley dedicated over 50 years of his life to the Loves Park Fire Department. He joined in 1965, serving as part-time chief in 1981 before being appointed as the full-time chief in 1999. Chief Foley’s service continued until August 2018.
 
His commitment to our community was unwavering, and his legacy of serving and protecting will forever be remembered. 
 
We extend our heartfelt gratitude for his service, and our thoughts are with Chief Foley’s family and loved ones during this difficult time. Rest in Peace, Chief Foley. 

A visitation is planned for 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Sunset Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, 8800 North Alpine Road in Machesney Park.

The visitation will continue 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Monday, June 3, at the funeral home, with a funeral service to immediately follow.

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Boone County Fire Protection District #2 in the news

Excerpts from wrex.com:

From May 19th to May 25th in 2024, National EMS Week is celebrated to honor EMTs and paramedics who respond to emergencies and perform life saving measure to members of the community. This is the 50th year that the U.S. is recognizing EMS Week. 

Boone County Dist. #2 officially launched their ambulance service in August of 2023 after a referendum tax was passed, allowing them to bring on two ambulance units. To service their ambulances, they expanded and remodeled the EMS side of their building. 

Right now, the department is staffed with 12 firefighters who are also cross trained to provide emergency medical services.  

Along with the calls that are difficult, there are rewarding calls as well. They had three full CPR saves since August 2023. 

Boone County Fire Protection District #2 is ready to continue to serve the community with their new ambulance service, along with potentially expanding their fleet in the near future. 

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North Riverside Fire Department news

Excerpts from Fox32chicago.com:

The food court at North Riverside Park Mall will remain closed Thursday after a small fire broke out at 11:15 a.m. in one of the eateries.

Multiple agencies responded and the flames were quickly contained, leaving behind minimal damages. 

No injuries were reported. The mall was temporarily closed as crews worked the scene. 

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A request from overseas …

Can anyone assist Karl?

#chicagoareafire.com; #Retired Austrian Firefighter Karl-Heinz Bitzer;Dear Sir, 

We are planning a trip to Chicago with a group of firefighters from Austria in spring 2025, and of course, they like to visit the CFD on this tour. 
So, I like to ask you, if a visit of the Fire Academy and stations is basically possible and if we could see a fire boat also? 

I am a retired Captain of a large Vol. Fire Dept. in the County of Munich, Germany and had 44 years of active duty there. 
The group are also volunteer and professional firefighters from an area around Vienna and along the river Danube. 

We have already made a tour to New York City and the FDNY in 2023 togehter. 

Thank you for any information in advance, I am looking forward to hearing from you, 

yours sincerely,

Karl-Heinz Bitzer
85540 Haar
Tel: 089/464956
Mobil: 0176/26406302

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