Archive for September 3rd, 2016

East St Louis Fire Department news

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East St. Louis firefighters are battling … how to protect the fire pension fund.

In East St. Louis some 100 firefighters and the families of deceased firefighters are in fear that the pension funds will soon dry up. That’s because the city has failed to pay into the fund this year and last year, skipping $2.5 million dollar that should have been paid.

Right now retired firefighters are getting paid from the firefighters reserve fund.

Late last year the firefighters filed a lawsuit against the financially strapped city asking a judge to force the city to pay into the firefighter’s pension fund. The board that runs the fund says the monthly payout is $280,000, and if the city doesn’t begin paying into the fund the reserve could be gone in 30 months.

A lawsuit against the city has also been filed by the police pension fund.

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Crash with extrication in Long Grove, IL 9-2-16 (more)

Video from the Crash with extrication in Long Grove, IL 9-2-16

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A 21-year-old Crystal Lake man slammed into the back of an 18-wheeler at 1:25 a.m. Friday and is being treated for life-threatening injuries. The driver of the tractor/trailer was heading west on Lake Cook Road, and stopped at a red light at Hicks Road. When the light turned green, the trucker accelerated, but the Crystal Lake man’s 2013 Volkwagen Golf came up from behind and wedged itself under the trailer.

The Long Grove Fire Protection District led the rescue that followed. The car was wedged under the rear trailer of a semi-tractor/trailer unit all the way up to the start of the rear passenger-seat door. The rescue took more than an hour, involving three hydraulic tools, airbags, a tow truck, and two requests for helicopters. At 2:38 a.m., firefighters loaded the driver into an ambulance, and transported him to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating whether the driver had been using drugs or alcohol, or driving while distracted.

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As seen around … Glenside FPD

This from Josh Boyajian:

Here is a shot of Glenside Fire District’s newest engine. Engine 58 is a 2014 Ferrara Inferno 1500/1000
Ferrara Inferno fire engine

Glenside Fire District Engine 58 – 2014 Ferrara Inferno 1500/1000. Josh Boyajian photo

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New engine for Rolling Meadows (more)

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Thanks Tyler Tobolt.
Rolling Meadows FD Engine 16

Rolling Meadows Engine 16. Tyler Tobolt photo

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