Archive for October 18th, 2017

Buffalo Grove Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

The Buffalo Grove village board approved a new three-year deal with its firefighters Monday that will give the union members a 2 percent raise next year retroactive to May 1. Salary hikes in the last two years of the deal will be negotiated separately.

Fire Chief Mike Baker called the deal a status quo renewal of the village’s contract with International Association of Firefighters, Local 3177 that expired at the end of April. The number of available health plans dropped from three to two, one an HMO and another a PPO.

The minimum and starting annual salary is $61,674. After seven years of employment, firefighters can earn more than $100,500.

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New Chicago Fire Department replica models (more)

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37 replica model

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37 replica model. Fire Replicas photo

From the Fire Replicas Facebook page:

Over 800 hand-crafted and assembled pieces make up each CFD Tower Ladder. Check it out! Coming in early November….only Tower 37 still available. https://www.firereplicas.com/chicago-fire-department-e-one‚Ķ/

assembling a scale model of a Chicago fire truck

Chicago FD tower ladder model being built. Fire Replicas photo

assembling a scale model of a Chicago fire truck

Fire Replicas photo

assembling a scale model of a Chicago fire truck

Fire Replicas photo

assembling a scale model of a Chicago fire truck

Fire Replicas photo

assembling a scale model of a Chicago fire truck

Fire Replicas photo

assembling a scale model of a Chicago fire truck

Fire Replicas photo

 

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New engines for Chicago (more)

A third engine has shown up in production for Chicago at E-ONE. This one has so#141468

fire engine being built

Cab production for an new Chicago engine at E-ONE with so #141468. E-ONE photo

fire engine being built

E-ONE photo

fire engine being built

E-ONE photo

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Lisle-Woodridge FPD news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Investigators from the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District are probing the cause of a Saturday blaze that sent one firefighter to the hospital and left a house uninhabitable on the 2000 block of Pebble Creek Drive in Lisle.

Authorities said a passer-by reported the fire at 1:37 p.m. Saturday and the first firefighters arrived about four minutes later to find heavy fire in the roof and attic area. No family members were home at the time.

Firefighters brought the blaze under control in about 35 minutes, but crews remained on the scene for several hours to perform salvage and overhaul of the burned areas in the structure.

One firefighter was treated and released from a hospital for unspecified injuries.

Lisle-Woodridge units were assisted on the scene by firefighters from Downers Grove, Darien-Woodridge, Lombard, Naperville, Warrenville and Wheaton.

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