Archive for April, 2022

As seen at the FDIC 2022;; #larryshapiro; #FDIC2022

Larry Shapiro photo; #larryshapiro; #GrayslakeFD; #ambulance; #FDIC2022;

Larry Shapiro photo

From Danny Nelms:

Local apparatus at the FDIC 2022 from Jeff’s Photography LLC on FB; #FDIC2022; #WheatonFD; #ambulance

photo by Jeff’s Photography; #FDIC2022; #GrayslakeFD; #ambulance

photo by Jeff’s Photography

photo by Jeff’s Photography

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New engine for Melrose Park (more)


Melrose Park FD – Job: #37116 | Illinois | Enforcer Pumper; #firetruck; #MelroseParkFD; #Pierce

Macqueen Emergency photo

thanks Danny

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Ambulance remount for the Gary Fire Department

From Crossroads Ambulance Sales and Service LLC on Facebook:

Gary Fire Department module is all mounted up to its new RAM Type I chassis! This Medwerks Ambulance Remount is in the electrical hookup stage while interior upgrades are going in simultaneously.; #GaryFD; #ambulance; #GaryFD; #ambulance; #GaryFD; #ambulance


thanks Martin 

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Ambulance remount for the Hazel Crest Fire Department

Hazel Crest Fire & Rescue | Alexis Fire Equipment Company | Medwerks Ambulance Remount | Ford F550 4×4 – Type I; #HazelCrestFD; #ambulance; #HazelCrestFD; #ambulance; #HazelCrestFD; #ambulance
thanks Martin 

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Used ladder for McHenry County College

Sold to: McHenry County College Fire Academy – IL
Illinois; #Pierce; #firetruck; #Pierce; #firetruck

thanks Martin 

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Former Chicago fire truck for sale (more)

From Martin Nowak:

Former Chicago fire truck still up for sale.; #CFD; #firetruck; #Seagrave

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New engine for Tinley Park (more)

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Tinley Park board members voted to chip in 80 percent of the cost for a new fire engine for Tinley Park Fire Department at last week’s village board meeting.

The new engine costs $830,000 total of which the village will pay $637,989 and $159,497 will be paid for by the Tinley Park Fire Department Association. Officials did not immediately respond to questions on who will pay the remaining $32,514.

According to trustees, the engine runs a high price due to the newness of the machine and the special design. The fire association formed a committee of firefighters to determine which features they would need most on a new engine before purchasing.

The average cost of a new fire engine ranges from $600,000 to $1 million, officials said.

The engine is being bought through the Houston Galveston Area Council Purchasing Cooperation, an inter-governmental sales program. The resolution approving the purchase noted the purchasing cooperation’s prices were subject to a competitive bidding process.

thanks Rob

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Chicago Fire Department news

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New technology will help the Chicago Fire Department give a drowning victim a better chance of survival.

Firefighters showed off the AutoPulse Tuesday morning at Burnham Harbor.  It automatically sizes to the patient’s chest, then performs CPR, squeezing to keep the blood flowing. This means firefighters can work on airway issues. 

Assistant Deputy Commissioner of EMS Juan Hernandez said  that someone who is a drowning victim has been deprived of oxygen to brain and heart. Once they are out of the water and on a boat,  firefighters will start effective CPR. This device  then begins effective CPR and this gives patients the best chance for survivability.

The AutoPulse is also helpful in small spaces like a boat and will keep providing CPR while a patient is being moved on a boat, down stairs or into an ambulance.

A grant paid for the units, which will be on fire rescue boats at the start of the season.

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Harvard FPD news

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Harvard Fire Protection District Chief Lawrence Kane resigned during a closed meeting Tuesday. He was hired in early 2020. He said his contract was up and when board members met with him in closed session to talk about the contract, he told them he was resigning instead of signing on for a third year.

In the resignation letter, he said he is thankful for the opportunities and experiences during his last two years as chief.

In a statement issued Thursday afternoon, Harvard fire officials said they were in the process of finding a new chief. Lt. Mike Veronese will serve as the district’s point person to ensure continued operations of the district until a new chief is hired.

Board President Roger Hugg also resigned as president of the board effective immediately. He will serve out the remainder of his term as a trustee until May 2022 when the newly elected trustees take office. The board will elect a new president at a special meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

Kane said he decided to resign because he had a full-time job as a firefighter in Glenview and two part-time jobs, one as an adjunct faculty at McHenry County Community College and fire chief in Harvard. One of the part-time jobs had to go and he decided it was the Harvard position. He said as a group working together in Harvard, they streamlined emergency services and turned the budget around.

The Harvard Fire Protection District was roiled in controversy just four years ago when the previous fire chief, Steve Harter, and Deputy Fire Chief Don Davidson were slapped with suspensions, stemming from a letter that called the conduct of trustee and board secretary Joe Clarke unprofessional and hostile.

thanks Rob

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Lombard Fire Department news

This from Tim Right:

Saw this on next week agenda.


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