Archive for December 21st, 2023

Chicago Fire Department history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 11-23-06; #TBT; #larryshapiro;;; #firescene; #ChicagoFD; #HME; #CentralStates; #Snorkel;

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Elk Grove Village Fire Department news

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A person was walking by when they saw smoke pouring out of a house near Kendall Road and Lancaster Avenue Wednesday afternoon. When Elk Grove Village firefighters got there, flames had engulfed the kitchen and family room, and they found an unresponsive woman in a back bedroom.

She was given advanced life-saving care before being transported to the hospital. 

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New engine for the Illinois Fire Service Institute

From Sentinel Emergency Solutions on Facebook:

The Illinois Fire Service Institute in Champaign, Illinois has recently ordered this Rosenbauer Group commercial pumper! The Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI), is the statutory State Fire Academy for Illinois. It serves as the oldest continuous fire training institution in the Untied States. Each year, IFSI reaches approximately 60,000 students through the delivery of over 1,600 courses. This will be their FIRST Rosenbauer! Thank you Director Jim Keiken, and the Board of Directors for choosing Sentinel Emergency Solutions and Rosenbauer to build your next fire apparatus!
Features include:
FX 1/8? Body
Rosenbauer NPHP PTO 1250 GPM
Freightliner M2 106 2 Door Chassis
500 Gallons of Water
For more info click here 
Apparatus Specialist: Bill Schreiber Sentinel Emergency Solutions- Chicagoland; #rosenbaueramerica; #IFSI; #FireTruck;

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thanks Bill

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Matteson Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This was the Matteson Fire Dept.’s Engine #4, a 1970’s ish Seagrave.  Sorry, no stats on this.  Please feel free to inform us if you know.  So, enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa; #Seagrave; #TBT; #FireTruck; #MattesonFD;

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