Archive for May 19th, 2021

Chicago Fire Department news (more)

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Family, friends, and colleagues are remembering Chicago Fire Department paramedic Robert Truevillian, who died of COVID-19 last year. A 20-year CFD veteran, Truevillian worked on Ambulance 71 in the South Deering neighborhood. He had been battling COVID-19 for about a month before he died last December.

Tuesday morning, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and fellow firefighters were on hand as Truevillian’s badge was added to the memorial wall at the Quinn Fire Academy.

Truevillian was 55 years old. He was the third active member of the Chicago Fire Department to die of COVID-19.

From CFD Media on Twitter:

Paramedic in Charge Robert Truevillian was honored and remembered during a badge ceremony today at the Quinn Fire Academy. “True” as he was known, was the third CFD member to have passed due to complications of COVID-19 in December.

Memorial for Chicago FD Paramedic in Charge Robert Truevillian

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New platform aerial for the Sterling Fire Department (more)

From the Shaker Road-Loudonville Fire Department Facebook page:

This weekend we said goodbye to our current Truck 9, a 2007 KME, as it started the journey to its new home with the City of Sterling FD in Illinois. Our new Truck 9 is currently on order and will be a Pierce Velocity aerial, which we expect to arrive later this year. #shakerroadfiredepartment #shakerroadfire #srlfddaily

2007 KME AerialCat tower ladder

Shaker Road-Loudonville Fire Department photo

2007 KME AerialCat tower ladder

Shaker Road-Loudonville Fire Department photo

thanks Keith

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Evanston aerial ladder truck for sale

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1990 Pierce Arrow 100' RM aerial ladder truck for sale

Job # E5636 – Reserve 1990 Pierce Arrow. Retired Reserve Truck – Taken out of service January 2021 Detroit Diesel Engine Allison Transmission

KNOWN ISSUES: Generator not working – Manual Only Door 5 damaged – will need replacing

NOTABLE REPAIRS PM’s completed 02/2020 (oil/brakes/trans) Aerial ladder inspection passed (2/2020) D/S front outrigger cylinder replaced 5/2020 Rear torsion bar replaced 8/2019

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