Archive for August 20th, 2020

Bartlett Fire Protection District news

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The Bartlett Fire Protection District and Northwest Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield are partnering to make the services of a Mobile Stroke Unit available to local patients, ensuring them the benefits of the earliest possible intervention. The unit is the first of its kind in Illinois and is a specialized ambulance that will be sent along with Bartlett Fire District paramedics whenever a dispatcher determines that a patient may be suffering from a stroke.

While stroke is the leading cause of disability and fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., studies have determined that early intervention can improve patient outcomes. The equipment and personnel on the Mobile Stroke Unit allow the team to quickly diagnose a stroke on-site and coordinate with a Northwestern Medicine neurologist to immediately begin treatment. Among the equipment is a CT scanner to take detailed pictures of the brain. Based on its findings and the type of stroke diagnosed, the neurologist may prescribe either clot-busting medication or a clotting agent to be administered immediately rather than waiting until arrival at the hospital.

More information about the new service is available at

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New buggy for Chicago FD Battalion 20

From Aiden Hughes:

“Battalion 20’s brand new 2020 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor SUV is now in service! Battalion 23 also received a buggy like this one along with PFC 4-5-9. They look very sporty and they switched back to green lights.”

Chicago FD Ford Explorer

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Battalion 20 is shops # FDB-644
thanks Danny

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House fire in Lockport, 8-19-20

This from Mike Lopina:

Full Still for a working fire @ 1629 S Hamilton. 4th working fire in 4 days plus several smaller working fires handled by the still alarm companies. Eng 1 arrived to find a fire in the basement and BN 11 requested a full still. Homer, Lemont engines, East Joliet truck, and NW Homer ambo were mutual aid on the full still.

Mike Lopina 
fire scene in Lockport

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fire scene in Lockport

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fire scene in Lockport

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fire scene in Lockport

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