Archive for May 8th, 2011

Skokie Tower 16 update

In a follow-up to the posting and discussions of Skokie Tower 16, Jeff Rudolph photographed the truck and submitted photos. Jeff reiterates that Tower 16 is not inservice yet.

Skokie Fire Department Tower Ladder 16

Skokie Tower 16, 1995/2011 Pierce Lance 1500/250 100' tower ladder. Jeff Rudolph photo

Skokie Tower Ladder 16

New decal at the pedestal of Tower 16. Jeff Rudolph photo

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Darien-Woodridge moves to DuComm

Darien-Woodridge Lt. Jim Skrabel notified us that as of 10:00 AM on Wednesday, May 4th, dispatch for their fire department moved to DuComm South. They are the 600-series apparatus sharing the frequency with Lisle-Woodridge and Warrenville. The frequency is 151.385.

Since 1995, Darien-Woodridge had been dispatched from a shared communication center with Pleasantview out of Pleasantview Station 1.


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MABAS Division 31 aids tornado victims

Dennis McGuire, Jr. found this article detailing a mission for two Galesburg firefighters and the MABAS Division 31 Decon Unit to assist downstate residents that were affected by the tornados last week. The article is from last Tuesday.

Two Galesburg firefighters are on their way to the southern Illinois city of Marion to help victims of recent tornados in that part of the state. John Seitz and Brock Schmitt are taking the Galesburg Fire Department De-Con, or decontamination, truck to help provide a place for showers to others helping tornado victims.

Battalion Chief Brad Stevenson said this morning the Mutual Aid Box System request came in Monday. MABAS is a partnership with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to help in times of disasters. Stevenson said the firefighters are expected to arrive in Marion at about 1 p.m. today.

MABAS Division 31 DECON Unit

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