Archive for March 23rd, 2023

New engine for Park Ridge (more)

From the Pierce Flickr page:

Pierce, Park Ridge Fire Department, IL, 37726-1; #Pierce; #Enforcer; #FireTruck; #ParkRidgeFD;

Pierce composite

thanks Martin

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Long Grove Fire Protection District news


2023 Referendum Question and Answer Information

Why is the Fire District placing a bond referendum on the ballot?  

Demand for service and emergency response times in the Long Grove Fire District are increasing due to more people living in the district and increasing traffic congestion.  To better meet the demand and keep emergency response times from increasing beyond the point which there will be greater risks to residents and property, the existing fire station should be relocated so that there is better access to the road network servicing the district.  

thanks Bill

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Oak Lawn Fire Department history

This from Keith Grzadziel:

In the back row, far right, you can see the 1949 Oshkosh/Howe with its very distinctive thru the hood chrome exhaust stack. 

At the time of annexation from Grandview Park FPD, Oak Lawn FD took possession of their station and fleet. This became Oak Lawn Engine 3.

Photo courtesy of the Oak Lawn Public Library; #OakLawnFD; #historicphoto;

Photo from the Oak Park Public Library

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