Archive for October 14th, 2020

Limestone Township Fire Protection District news

From the Limestone Township Fire Protection District Facebook page:



To our community,

As many in our community are aware, The Limestone Township Fire Protection District has struggled over the last several years to maintain an adequate number of qualified staff due to financial constraints. LTFPD has made several attempts to improve our fiscal situation, including the liquidation of a brush/rescue truck, a utility vehicle, a fire engine, reductions and eliminations in tuition reimbursement for essential classes, a reduction in minimum staffing from three personnel to two, a suspension of all salary raises, and a referendum attempt in March which failed. These attempts, however, have fallen short and have left the Fire District unable to continue to provide emergency services at the level we have done in the past. Therefore, it is with deep disappointment that the Limestone Township Fire Protection District formally announces that the community’s one fire station, located at 4948 W. Rt. 17, will be closed and unstaffed every Saturday and Sunday beginning November 7th, 2020, should the referendum attempt on November 3rd, 2020 fail. This closing will allow the District to maintain our already decreased level of staffing during the weekdays, however, additional closed days may be required in the future to meet the ever-growing financial burden placed on the District by unfunded State mandates and the State’s unprecedented new minimum wage requirements.

We ask that our community be understanding to the fact that this closing will dramatically increase response times for calls that occur on the weekends. The District will do its best to respond to these calls in a timely fashion so long as volunteer members are able to respond from home. In the event that sufficient volunteer members do not respond, residents will be forced to wait for units from other jurisdictions to respond if available.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please contact Chief Whalen or Deputy Chief Bruno at (815) 932-4664.


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thanks Dennis

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New aerials for Chicago (more)

From Danny Nelms:

New Truck 2 and Truck 17 from official CFD photo photos 

Truck 2  is FDE-369
new E-ONE ladder truck for Chicago

Chicago FD photo

new E-ONE ladder truck for Chicago

Chicago FD photo


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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 10-13-20

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Just before midnight, E76 landed on scene with heavy fire in the rear of a 3-story apartment building @ 1306-08 N Kildare Ave. BN18 boxed the fire as he and his members encountered heavy fire in the rear wood porches and several apartments on the second and third floors. SQ2’s Snorkel worked an elevated master stream as the fire reportedly burned through the roof. Companies made quick work of a seemingly large amount of fire. 

Chi-Town Fire Photos
Chicago fire scene at night

Chi-Town Fire Photos

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New engine for the Homer Township FPD

From the Pierce Flickr site:

Pierce, Homer Township Fire Protection District, IL, 34772-1

Pierce fire engine

Pierce composite

thanks Al, Drew & Keith