Archive for September 6th, 2015

Berwyn FD Deputy Chief to retire

Excerpts from

Berwyn Deputy Fire Chief Paul Gardner Jr. has worked at the Berwyn Fire Department for 34 years. He is one of four deputy fire chiefs in the department and is set to retire on Sept. 7.

“He was truly a fireman’s fireman,” Fire Chief Denis O’Halloran said. “He isn’t afraid to get dirty, go in there and get the job done. He will be missed.”

Gardner started his career as a paid on-call firefighter/EMT with the Stickney Fire Department. In 1980, he began working full-time with the Berwyn Fire Department as an EMT. In 1981, he took his fire test and was hired as a Berwyn firefighter.

Gardner was promoted to engineer, lieutenant and finally as deputy chief. His father, Paul Gardner Sr., served as a captain on the Berwyn Fire Department. Combined, they have more than 70 years of fire service with the city of Berwyn.

As Gardner retires, this leaves an opening that must be filled. According to city ordinance, a deputy chief’s position must be filled by one of the department’s 12 lieutenants. Once Gardner’s replacement is selected, the vacant spot in the lieutenants ranks will need to be filled.

thanks Dan

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Where are they now … North Palos

This from Matt Schumann:

Spotted at the Champaign 150th Anniversary
IFSI S-1 – 1984 Spartan Gladiator/Frontline heavy rescue xNorth Palos FPD
original Spartan Gladiator super command cab rescue

Former North Palos FPD Spartan Gladiator/Frontline heavy rescue squad at the Illinois Fire Service Institute. Matt Schumann photo

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As seen around … Carol Stream

From Josh Boyajian and Steve Redick

Here are shots of Carol Stream Medic & Engine 29 and Tower 28.
Medic 29  – 2011 Freightliner M2106/Medtec Type I ambulance
Engine 29 – 2012 Spartan Gladiator/Alexis 1500/750 Engine
Carol Stream Fire District Engine 29

Carol Stream Fire District Engine 29 -02012 Spartan Gladiator Classic/Alexis 1500/750. Josh Boyajian photo

Carol Stream Fire District Medic 2

Carol Stream Fire District Medic 2 – 2011 Freightliner M2106/Medtec Type I. Josh Boyajian photo

Carol Stream Fire District Tower 28

Steve Redick photo

Carol Stream Fire District Engine 29

Steve Redick photo

fire department decal

Steve Redick photo

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