Archive for June 7th, 2024

Dixon City Fire Department news

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During the Dixon City Council’s regular meeting Monday, June 4;

  • the council approved a memorandum of understanding between the city of Dixon and Dixon Firefighters Association Local 1943 to temporarily modify firefighters’ regular work hours. The agreement states that beginning July 22, 2024, Dixon City firefighters will work a schedule of 48 hours on followed by 96 hours off until July 22, 2025. Firefighters are currently on a schedule of 24 hours on followed by 48 hours off and are looking to see if this change in schedule would be beneficial to them because they would have a greater amount of consecutive time off to relax and spend time with their families, McCoy said while presenting the agenda item. In June 2025, the council will vote to make the 48/96 schedule permanent or return to the 24/48 schedule.

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New ambulance or the Oswego Fire Protection District

From the Oswego Fire Protection District on Facebook:

We’re thrilled to announce that thanks to your support in the last referendum, our department has placed into service a new ambulance! New Medic 1 replaces the previous 2015 model with 146,241 miles on it.
Thank you for believing in us and making this possible. Together, we’re ensuring a safer and healthier future for our community.; #ambulance; #OswegoFPD;

Oswego FPD photo; #ambulance; #OswegoFPD;

Oswego FPD photo; #ambulance; #OswegoFPD;

Oswego FPD photo; #ambulance; #OswegoFPD;

Oswego FPD photo

thanks Martin

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New engine for Burbank FD (more)

From Bill Schreiber:

The Burbank Squad 207 Rosenbauer Commander EXT rescue pumper body has started production; #BurbankFD; #rosenbaueramerica; #FireTruck; #beingbuilt; #Commander;

Rosenbauer photo; #BurbankFD; #rosenbaueramerica; #FireTruck; #beingbuilt;

Rosenbauer photo

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Of interest … Chicago Strong: The Real Women of Chicago Fire

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Retired Chicago Firefighter Cat Renar has spent the past eight years compiling “Chicago Strong: The Real Women of Chicago Fire,” a coffee table book that highlights the contributions and experiences of female firefighters and medics.

Renar served with the CFD for 20 years. “I was actually cross-trained as a firefighter/medic. I left — retired from the job as an engineer, as a driver.”

Her career took her across Chicago, starting on the West Side before moving to the South Side, and the North Side, eventually concluding near downtown at Engine 14.

“I started shooting portraits of women I admire and then an opportunity arose to do a calendar,” Renar explained. The project soon evolved into a coffee table book, funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised the necessary funds in just two days.

Priced at $65, “Chicago Strong” features graphic design and photography primarily by Renar, with technical support from her husband, also a photographer.

“Coordinating our schedules was the hardest part of the whole book,” Renar noted. She aimed to balance representation between EMS and fire, capturing a cross-section of veteran trailblazers and newer voices within the department.

The book’s launch and first signing event drew a significant turnout.

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