Archive for September 28th, 2023

Wilmington Fire Protection District news

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The Wilmington Fire Protection District is reporting the death of Firefighter Paramedic David Pollack.

He was involved in a motor vehicle accident Friday, September 22nd while off duty and sustained unsurvivable injuries.

Pollack became a member of the fire district in January of 2018 as a Firefighter Paramedic and was currently assigned as a Shift Leader at Station 2. He was a member of the MABAS Division 15 Technical Rescue Team and also a part time member with the Coal City Fire Protection District.

According to the Facebook post by Wilmington Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Todd Friddle, “David will be an organ and tissue donor where, as he did in life through his profession, will continue to save many lives. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with David, his wife Julissa, David’s parents and family during this very difficult time.

Visitation for David Vincent Pollack will be held at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington Rd.), Joliet, IL, on Monday, October 2, 2023, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. and will continue Tuesday morning, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Celebration of Life at 11:30 a.m.  Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, IL.

To read the full obituary click here.

Donations for David’s family can be directed HERE.


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Fatal fire in Stickney, 9-27-23

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One person is dead and two others are injured following a fire at the Gas-N-Wash gas station in the 3800 block of South Cicero in Stickney around 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

“One of the victims was out of the RV in front of the store. The other one was close to the car wash at that point. After interviewing him, we heard there was a third victim and that he did not make it out,” said Stickney Fire Chief Jeff Boyajian.

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Calumet Park Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-The Calumet Park Fire Dept.’s Truck 2204, HME/Alfco 100′ midship.  Sorry, I do not know year or specs.  Please feel free to respond.  Enjoy and comment.

Mike Summa; #TBT; #FireTruck; #HME; #AmericanLaFrance; #CalumetParkFD; #MikeSumma;

Mike Summa photo

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