Archive for May 6th, 2021

Elmhurst Fire Department news

From the City of Elmhurst:

Elmhurst Fire Chief Tom Freeman has retired effective April 30, 2021. He assumed the role of fire chief on October 10, 2016 coming to Elmhurst after serving as the fire chief for the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District for 22 years. He also served as a firefighter for the Village of Evergreen Park where he was promoted to several positions, eventually becoming assistant fire chief.

During his time with the City of Elmhurst, Chief Freeman had many accomplishments, most significantly his instrumental role in improving the Elmhurst Fire Department to an ISO Class 1 rating. He was also vital in the implementation and success of Rescue One, the department’s rapid response vehicle. 

He has numerous state and national certifications and memberships including the International Association of Fire Chiefs Chief Fire Officer designation.

During his career, he was president of MABAS Division 16, a member of MABAS Division 12, the Illinois Terrorism Task Force Committee on Training, appointed to the FEMA Region V Regional Advisory Council, and was a member of the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Crisis Management Team. Chief Freeman serves as an appointee of the governor on the State of Illinois Medal of Honor Committee. As an instructor for the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute and the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association, he teaches throughout the state in the areas of strategy and tactics, incident management, unified command, and officer development and leadership.

Deputy Fire Chief Bill Anaszewicz has been appointed to serve as acting fire chief as the process moves forward.

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Niles fire engine for sale

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2001 Pierce Saber
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2001 Pierce Saber tilt-cab chassis FIRE TRUCK, 8.7L L6 DIESEL. 40 Series Detroit Diesel. 1500 gallon per minute Waterous CS series pump. The last pump test was 8/2018 and passed.

The frame is severely rust-jacketed, particularly in the right front of the frame.

The motor is in need of a frame-in rebuild. Currently produces a very large amount of blow-by.

All equipment is in working condition.

Lights and sirens can stay on the vehicle if you are an authorized emergency service but will be removed if not. Decals will be removed before sale. Generator will not be included

This engine was taken out of service in September 2019 and placed as an emergency reserve unit.

Starts and runs.

This vehicle is considered POOR Condition

253 pump hours is CORRECT

2,776 engine hours is INCORRECT


2001 Pierce saber fire engine for sale

thanks Martin

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New pumper tanker for Sycamore FPD (more)

From Bill Schreiber:

Sycamore FD Rosenbauer pumper tender update

fire truck body mounted onto chassis

Rosenbauer photo

Rosenbauer Commander pumper/tanker being built for the Sycamore FPD in Illinois

Rosenbauer photo

fire truck body mounted onto chassis

Rosenbauer photo

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Illinois Fire Service news

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Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly and Statewide 911 Administrator Cindy Barbera-Brelle announced Wednesday the state’s intent to move forward with a new 911 system known as Next Generation 911 network.

The announcement of an intent to award a contract to AT&T is expected to lead to a system that will allow for video sharing and text messages to be sent to 911 tele-communicators. The ability to share video could help first responders emergency personnel better prepare for what they’re about to encounter when responding to a 911 call.

Another key upgrade will be the ability of bordering counties to quickly share information with each other.

State officials believe the upgrade will result in greater accuracy, reduced response times, and will be more reliable. The initial cost is expected to be $109 million over 10 years. Work on the project is expected to begin at the end of the 2021 fiscal year.

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