Archive for October 14th, 2011

Greensboro NC Captain William Caviness Returns Home

Greensboro Fire Department Captain William Caviness, who died last weekend just prior to completing the Chicago Marathon went home yesterday. His remains were escorted on a donated chartered jet by two Greensboro firefighters and they were met by many at the airport.

A Fox8 (NC) news crew covered the homecoming, and the video can be found HERE.


National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Weekend

The National Fallen Firefighters Association has multiple opportunities for firefighters, family members, and friends to participate in the remembrances of members of the fire service who have died in the line-of-duty. One of the initiatives is the Virtual Remembrance Banner which is available for anyone to pay tribute to a fallen firefighter or share a special memory of Memorial Weekend.

It’s a wonderful way for family, friends and others who can’t be in Emmitsburg to have a connection to the events.

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Antioch Fire is added to the site

The Antioch Fire Department and First Fire District is a volunteer department at the northern edge of Illinois in Lake County Quad 2. They have three stations with many pieces of apparatus and a new engine expected in January. Once an all Pirsch department, they still have two Pirsch units on the roster, one of which will be put up for auction when the new engine arrives. Each station houses a brush rig and an engine or tanker with at least 2,000 gallons of water.

Today the apparatus consists of US Tanker, Alexis, Pierce, and 3D. Station 1 houses the Quad 2 rehab unit, the Quad 2 air boat, and a new Quad 2 resource dubbed the Fast Attack Response Truck.

Antioch Fire Department Pirsch pumper/tanker


Antioch Fire Department Pirsch pumper

Antioch Fire Department Station 3

Antioch Station 3 is at 2475 West Grass Lake Road. Larry Shapiro photo


Antioch Fire Department Lake County Quad 2 rehab

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