Archive for August 31st, 2018

Lockport Township FPD and Burbank FD news

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The Lockport Township Fire Protection District has been awarded a $329,000 grant to purchase new protective breathing apparatus units and the Burbank Fire Department received $125,000 to help pay for Source Capture Exhaust Systems for both of the city’s fire stations through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program

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Carpentersville Fire Department news

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Carpentersville firefighters responded to a house fire in the 1500 block of Amarillo Drive about 3:40 p.m. Tuesday afternoon to find flames and smoke billowing out the west side of the home, Fire Chief John-Paul Schilling said. They extinguished the fire in about 10 minutes.  

The couple that lives in the house wasn’t home at the time of the fire, but a neighbor told firefighters that two dogs were inside. While searching the home, firefighters found that one of the dogs died in the fire, but they rescued a 3-year-old female pit bull. The pit bull was unresponsive but breathing, so firefighters administered oxygen through a mask at the scene for about 20 minutes before taking her to Dundee Animal Hospital. By the time the dog was receiving treatment at the animal hospital, she was more responsive and had her eyes open.

The cause and total damage of the fire remains under investigation.

Firefighter gives oxygen to a dog rescued from a house fire

Carpentersville FD photo

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Greater Milwaukee Fire & Police Expo

This from Crabby Milton:

Good Morning. Just in case some of the people aren’t aware of this yet.It promises to be another great one. Crabby Milton

2018 Milwaukee Area Fire and Police Expo

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Evanston Fire Department news

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Evanston Fire Department Division Chief Dwight Hohl joined the fire department in 1992 as a firefigher/paramedic and recently  announced he is retiring after nearly three decades of service.

Over the years, Hohl took on challenging roles within the department. He mentored new paramedics in the field, served on the dive team and other committees. In October 2010, he became a captain and then division chief.

As the division chief of emergency medical services, Hohl implemented such programs as community CPR and electronic patient care reporting.

His final position with the fire department has been as division chief of EMA and the Fire Prevention Bureau, where he revised the city’s emergency management plan and provided training to city employees and residents.

thanks Dan

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