Archive for August 29th, 2019

Springfield Fire Department news

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Police and firefighters from around the world traveled to China to compete in the World Police and Fire Games. Central Illinois was represented by three firefighters from Springfield.

Springfield Fire Department Captain Kainan Rinaberger has previously competed in the games in Belfast in 2013, Fairfax County, San Diego, and now China.

Springfield Firefighter Chris Szorc said this was an experience like no other. The firefighters said the long travel time made the competitions a little more difficult.  Despite the fatigue and time change, the men managed to bring home some medals.

In the 500m indoor rowing, individual, Szorc got silver and earned a silver in the team 1,000m with Captain Rinaberger.

Even though they didn’t place, the department’s members combined to finish twelfth in the Ultimate Firefighter Challenge.

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Peotone Fire Protection District history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This is the Peotone FPD’s Squad 2726, a 1970’s Mack MB/unknown body.
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vintage Mack MB fire truck

Mike Summa photo

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Chicago Fire Department at O’Hare history

This from Drew Smith for #TBT:

It’s years old but I’ve never seen it before.


Air Rescue Fire Station No. 2

Client: Care Plus O’Hare
Architect: Ghafari Associates
Location: O’Hare Airport Chicago, IL
Year: 2009
O’Hare’s ARFF Station No. 2 is designed to maximize user performance by means of optimized spatial organization. Composed as a series of zones, the spaces are strategically layered in modes of extracurricular activity, sleeping-quarters, and rescue dispatch. These defined zones respond to one another by shifting to create privacy, sound barriers, and daylight opportunities.
O'Hare Airport Fire Rescue Station #2
O'Hare Airport Fire Rescue Station #2
O'Hare Airport Fire Rescue Station #2
O'Hare Airport Fire Rescue Station #2
O'Hare Airport Fire Rescue Station #2
O'Hare Airport Fire Rescue Station #2

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MABAS Division 27 Snorkel history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

Mabas Division 27 departments operated a few Snorkels over the years. The South Chicago Heights rig is the X- Louisville Kentucky Truck Co.2.

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classic Chicago Heights FD 85' Snorkel

Wayne Stuart photo

75' Snorkel fire truck

Wayne Stuart photo

Ward LaFrance H-Ranger Snorkel

Wayne Stuart photo

vintage 85' Snorkel from Matteson IL

Wayne Stuart photo

classic FWD 55' Snorkel from the Steger FD

Wayne Stuart photo

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