Archive for July 26th, 2012

Oshkosh to shutdown Medtec Ambulance (more)

We mentioned HERE that the Medtec Ambulance line is being closed. The following letter was sent to Medtec dealers:

Pierce withdraws Medtec line from the market


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Calumet City engine hits sink hole

There is an article on the NBC Chicago website with images of a Calumet City Fire Department engine that fell into a sinkhole on

The truck was returning from responding to a wire down at 465 Sibley Blvd. in Calumet City, according to Assistant Chief Donte Zorzi.

No wires were found down and the truck turned at Buffalo Avenue when the two rear tires fell into the sink hole, Zorzi said.

Calumet City Engine 306 hits sinkhole

NBC Chicago photo

The entre article can be found HERE.

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Oshkosh to shutdown Medtec Ambulance

The Medtec Ambulance production was moved from Goshen, IN to Bradenton, FL last year.

Today, news comes that the Medtec Ambulance operation will be shutdown.

Oshkosh Corporation to close Medtec Ambulance


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Grant money for Joliet & Waukegan

The Northwest Herald published the following:

Fire departments in Joliet and Waukegan will share more than $3.5 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency grant money to hire more firefighters.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced the funding on Wednesday.

The money comes from a Department of Homeland Security program that is meant to help pay for maintaining 24-hour staffing at fire departments. The Joliet Fire Department will receive about $2 million and the Waukegan Fire Department will receive more than $1.5 million.

The federal program, called SAFER, will award about $380 million in funding for the fiscal year 2011

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CFD Haz Mat Support Unit

The site listing for Chicago Engine 22’s house has been missing an image of 5-1-11. Hank Sajovic submitted an image of this unit.

Chicago Fire Department Hazardous Incident Team Haz Mat Unit

CFD unit 5-1-11 is attached to the Hazardous Incident Team (HIT). It is quartered with Engine 22 and 5-1-1. This unit carries Shop Id#G-569 and is a 2007 Ford F-650 with a Supreme Truck Body. Hank Sajovic photo



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