Archive for May 7th, 2015

Interim fire chief named in Mundelein

Excerpts from the Village of Mundelein web site:

Board of Trustees Names Interim Fire Chief

With the announcement of Chief Tim Sashko’s acceptance of the executive director position for the Illinois Fire Chiefs, the Board of Trustees appointed Deputy Chief Timothy A. Leidig, MBA, EFO, CFO, MIFireE, as the interim fire chief, effective May 1, 2015.

Chief Leidig, joined the fire service in 1991 and worked his way through the ranks of the Elmhurst Fire Department, and the York Center Fire Protection District. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Management with a specialty in Strategic Planning from National Louis University.

Leidig holds many certifications nationally including the Executive Fire Officer certification from the National Fire Academy, Chief Fire Officer designation from the Commission on Professional Credentialing, and from the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal’s Chief Officer designation and Training Program Manager. He has taught firefighter fire ground safety, May-Day for incident commanders, training standards and mandates. He was awarded the 2010 Illinois Instructor of the Year.

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Area apparatus on order

This from Josh Boyajian:

Bloomingdale FPD – 2015 E-One 100′ aerial platform quint. Cyclone ll cab and chassis, 2,000-gpm/300-gallon.
Chicago – (3) 2015 E-One 100′ RM aerial platform trucks. Cyclone ll cab and chassis, 0/0.
Genoa-Kingston – 2015 Pierce Arrow XT pumper, 1,500-gpm/1,000-gallon/30 foam.
Lockport Township – (2) 2015 Pierce Enforcer engines, 1,500-gpm/750-gallon/30 foam.
Peoria – 2015 Pierce Velocity 100′ aerial platform, 0/0.
Springfield – 2015 Pierce Arrow XT pumper, 1,500-gpm/750-gallon/20 foam.
Utica – 2015 Piece Impel pumper, 1,500-gpm/750-gallon/30 foam.
East Chicago, Indiana – 2015 Pierce Saber pumper, 1,500-gpm/750-gallon.

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Employee borrows ambulance after drinking

Excerpts from the

A Homer Glen man and his friend are facing misdemeanor charges after taking an ambulance for a joyride April 26.

The vice president of Vandenberg Ambulance called police April 27 after a mechanic notified him that a sideview mirror on an ambulance was broken. He watched video surveillance showing two men stealing the ambulance, then returning it to the garage, [recognizing] one of the men as an employee, Weston Fabian.

Police questioned Fabian, who admitted taking the ambulance [for three minutes] after he and a friend, Mark Fletcher, watched the Blackhawks game at a bar and then visited two other bars.

Fabian told police that he asked Fletcher if he’d like to see an ambulance, and they went to the Vandenberg garage, where they took the ambulance and drove it around the block. But they struck the building, breaking the passenger side mirror, when backing it back into the garage.

Because Fabian immediately confessed, the owner of the ambulance company opted to show leniency and only pursue a misdemeanor charge, police said.

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