Archive for August 9th, 2021

Car vs Train in Norwood Park, 8-6-21

Excerpts from

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said Saturday a 33-year-old man died after a Metra Union Pacific Northwest train hit a car Friday afternoon in Norwood Park. 

Friends said a teenage boy had just gotten in a rideshare vehicle from his home in Norwood Park headed to Evanston for a graduation party before the crash. The sedan had driven around the downed crossing gates, Metra officials said, and the train couldn’t avoid it. The mangled car was torn apart and left nearly in pieces on the side of the Metra tracks.

Firefighters transported both the teenage passenger and the driver to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

A source said John O’Malley was the teen in the car. He’s reportedly a recent graduate of Notre Dame College Prep and in critical condition.

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Clarendon Hills Fire Department news

FromScott Pilafas:

Long time Clarendon Hills Firefighter /Paramedic Bobbie Bowen is retiring. Roberta has worked for several west suburban fire departments, eventually finding a home with Clarendon Hills and working as a patrol officer for the Chicago Police Department. In honor of Roberta, we affixed checkerboard reflective stickers on the front bumper of Medic 86.  Anyone who knows Roberta that I haven’t reach out to, please join us in celebrating her retirement. 
Clarendon Hills Firefighter Bobbie Bowen's retirement
ambulance decal in honor of Clarendon Hills Firefighter Bobbie Bowen's retirement

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Carpentersville tower ladder for sale

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Auction Ends.   8/25/21 1:20 PM ET

Remaining.    16 Days 1 Hr

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Buyer’s Premium. 12.50%

Starting Bid$1.00

Bids 17

High Bidders*********5

Current Bid.  $4,000.00

Bid Increment.  $50.00

Minimum Bid.  $4,050.00

2000 PIERCE DASH 4P1CT02S0YA000302 33,238 No Title Restriction
2000 Pierce Dash Tower; VIN# 4P1CT02SOYA000302; 2000 Dash Aerial Platform; Aluminum Body; 100’ Ladder; 1500 GPM Waterous Pump; Engine: Detroit 60 Series 500 HP; Transmission: Allison HD-4060PR; Miles 33,238; Aerial 1,541; Engine Hours 5,364; Pump Hours 167; Generator Hours 129; Front Axle 21,500 lbs; Rear Axle 58,000 lbs; Was taken out of service due to corrosion and hole in Torque Box near frame rail; New Amps 15KW Hydraulic Generator replaced on 4/14/15; New Hot Shift PTO Assembly; Ladder Extension Cylinders rebuilt 3/15/18; Runs Good; Sold As-Is.
2000 Pierce Dash 100' PAP for sale

Carpentersville FD photo

2000 Pierce Dash 100' PAP for sale

Carpentersville FD photo

thanks Martin

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Former Monee FD ambulance for sale

From the Foster Coach Sales website:

2012 Ford F450 4×4 Medtec Type 1 ambulance for sale

2012 Ford F450 4x4 Medtec Type 1 ambulance for sale

Foster Coach Sales photo

thanks Martin

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