Archive for July 14th, 2014

Oak Lawn FD gets grant

The SouthtownStar has an article about the Oak Lawn Fire Department receiving a federal grant:

Firefighter/paramedics in Oak Lawn, along with patients getting CPR, should be safer thanks to a federal grant received Friday.

A $206,428 grant from the Department of Homeland Security will be used to buy four hydraulic lifts to move gurneys in and out of ambulances, and one automated CPR machine, Fire Chief George Sheets said.

Sheets said the lifts should help prevent firefighter/paramedics getting leg and back injuries while moving patients on gurneys in and out of ambulances. The lifts will be installed on the village’s three front-line ambulances and one of two backup ambulances.

The automated CPR machine will compress a patient’s chest, much like a firefighter/paramedic does with his or her hands, in efforts to get the heart beating again, Sheets said. Using the machine will free up firefighter/paramedics to conduct other tests and monitor patients en route to a hospital.

Oak Lawn Fire Deptartment Bureau Chief Gary Bettenhausen said the automated CPR machine “is more efficient and safer for the guys.”

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Web site updates

The following updates have made to the site:

Division 12:

Freightliner ambulance

Division 19:

IHC Terra Star ambulance

Pierce Velocity aerial ladder truck

E-ONE fire engine

Division 1:

Arlington Heights ambulance

Division 22:

  • Crestwood – added Ambulance 2342 and Car 2311

Division 10:

  • Hinsdale – added new Engine 1012 which replaced the Spartan/3D engine
Pierce Saber fire engine for Hinsdale IL

Hinsdale Engine 1012 is a 2014 Pierce Saber 1500/750. Drew Gresik photo

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New ambulance for Schaumburg (52)

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Here are photos of the new Schaumburg ambulance 52.
Thanks Tyler Tobolt.
Freightliner ambulance

Tyler Tobolt photo

Freightliner ambulance

New Ambulance 52 in Schaumburg is a Type I Horton on a Freightliner chassis. Tyler Tobolt photo

Freightliner ambulance

Tyler Tobolt photo

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