Archive for September 7th, 2021

Working fire in Cicero, 9-6-21

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Here are some shots of a little job in Cicero Monday afternoon at 5030 w 14th Street. Engine 1 & Truck 2 made quick work of what looked to be a fire in the exterior wall of a 1 sty strip mall. 

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Niles Fire Department news

Excerpts from the

The Niles Fire Department will receive a $207,400 grant award for equipment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighter Grant award through FEMA and the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. 

The funds will purchase 45 self-contained breathing apparatus units, excluding the air tanks. The total cost to purchase the 45 units is $228,000. The grant funds 90% of that purchase. 

In the fall of 2019, the department received a $55,000 grant from FEMA and homeland security for an air compressor to fill the air tanks used with the breathing apparatus.

$1.3 million in federal grants has been awarded to seven fire departments in the 10th Congressional District, including Niles.

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Westmont Cruisin’ Nights & Street Fair of 2021

This from Asher Heimermann:

The annual Westmont Police Car Parade was held during the Westmont Cruisin’ Nights Police Squad Night in Westmont, Illinois on Thursday, September 2, 2021. Several suburban Chicago law enforcement agencies participated in the parade.

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