Archive for November 8th, 2019

Area fire departments receive loans for apparatus

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A total of 23 communities in Illinois will receive funding for new fire trucks, and 11 communities will get funds for new ambulances. Illinois State Fire Marshal Matt Perez and Illinois Finance Authority Executive Director Christopher Meister issued over $9.3 million in no interest or low interest loans to emergency responders across the state. The loans are made available through the Fire Truck Revolving Loan Program (FTRL) and Ambulance Revolving Loan Program (ARLP).

Under the FTRL program, fire departments and fire protection districts can apply for up to $350,000 in low interest or no interest loans for purchase of a fire truck or brush trucks. The loans have to be repaid within 20 years. Under the ARLP program, local governments and not-for-profit ambulance service providers can apply for no interest or low interest loans of up to $200,000. These loans must be paid back in 10 years.

Area recipients of the Fire Truck Revolving Loan:

• Evergreen Park Fire Department                           $350,000.00

• Harvard Fire Protection District                              $350,000.000

• North Park Fire Protection District                          $350,000.00

• Oak Forest Fire Department                                   $350,000.00

• Orland Fire Protection District                                $350,000.00

• Schiller Park Fire Department, Village of               $350,000.00

• Woodstock Fire/Rescue District                            $350,000.00

Area recipients of Ambulance Revolving Loan:

• Cortland Community Fire Protection District          $200,000.00

• Franklin Park Fire Department                               $157,991.00

• Joliet Fire Department                                            $200,000.00

• Limestone Township Fire Protection District          $200,000.00

• Nunda Rural Fire Protection District                       $200,000.00

• Palos Heights Fire Protection District                     $185,000.00

• Princeton Fire Department                                     $200,000.00

• Woodstock Fire/Rescue District                             $200,000.00

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Of local interest … Global Emergency Products

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New Chicago Fire Department replica models (more)

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Still & Box Alarm Fire in Chicago, 11/7/19

This from Drew Gresik:

Here are a few images from an early morning Still & Box at 728 N Lotus Ave in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. Fire through the roof of a vacant 2.5 story frame. Four total lines were led out, E96 utilized their deck gun, and TL23 employed an aerial master stream. Photography was greatly hampered by a mix of sleet and thick brush on the property. I included a combination of natural light as well as flash photos so viewers can see the effect of a camera-mounted flash in rain/sleet/snow. 

Interesting to note this fire came in as many companies (including TL14) were still committed at a 2-11, 1644 N Spaulding Ave. 
A full gallery with more images will be live on Friday on our site
house engulfed in flames

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house engulfed in fire

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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fire engine at night fire scene

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night fire scene photo

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