Archive for July 8th, 2014

Chicago FD paramedic attacked by patient

The Chicago Tribune has an article about yet another Chicago paramedic assaulted by the patient being treated.

A suburban Glenview man was ordered held on $75,000 bail Sunday after prosecutors said he attacked a paramedic who was trying to help him Friday night.

Henry N. Taylor, 23, of the 600 block of Raleigh Road, is charged with felony aggravated battery in the incident, which took place near the corner of North Dearborn and West Erie streets in Chicago’s Near North area, according to court records. Paramedics found Taylor lying in the street, “face down, apparently intoxicated” Friday night, according to court records.

While waiting for an ambulance, Taylor jumped up and attacked the 31-year-old male paramedic, who was treated and released for bruises he sustained in the incident, according to Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Hain and court records.

Police responded and found the paramedic and a witness restraining Taylor.

“(Expletive) you,” Taylor said, adding a few racial epithets as well, according to Hain. “I have money. I’m a millionaire.”

thanks Dan

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Garden Homes FPD Update

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.

Garden Homes Fire Protection District in Alsip, Illinois has put their 1982/91 Seagrave/Pierce out of service and replaced it with a used engine from Firetec Fire Apparatus. Here is a photo from FireTec’s web site of the ” new” engine. The engine will not be in service for a few weeks waiting on final touch up’s.
Pierce fire engine

Used fire engine purchased by the Garden Homes FPD. Firetec photo

To: Alsip , IL 
From: Agawam, MA ( 2014 )

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River Forest apparatus photos

From Josh Boyajian:

River Forest fire truck

River Forest Truck 219. J2013 Smeal 105′ RM 2000/400. Josh Boyajian photo

River Forest fire engine

River Forest Engine 226 1993 Spartan Gladiator/Darley 1500/750. Josh Boyajian photo

River Forest fire engine

River Forest Engine 222 2002 Spartan Gladiator/Darley 1500/750 . Josh Boyajian photo

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