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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago with a Mayday alert, 2-4-23


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Long Grove Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from the minutes of the Long Grove FPD October board meeting where the purchase of the new vehicles was approved.

New Business

Discussion included the fleet replacement needs of the LGFPD and included the dramatic price increases for new apparatus and the extensive delivery times after order is placed.  It was estimated that a tanker would be delivered in 15 to 19 months, a fire engine in 21-22 months and a minimum of 24 months for delivery of a new ambulance.  Discussion included staff was requesting authorization to purchase through the Sourcewell Consortium and include a 10% contingency availability to cover any unseen upgrades or changes. 

Motion by President Linnenburger, seconded by Trustee Streiff, to waive the bidding process and utilize the Sourcewell Consortium pricing to enter into an agreement with MacQueen Emergency for the purchase of 1 Pierce Saber Pumper Tanker in the amount of $828,000 with a 10% contingency; waive the bidding process and utilize the Sourcewell Consortium pricing to enter into an agreement with MacQueen Emergency for the purchase of 1 Pierce Enforcer Pumper in the amount of $789,000 with a 10% contingency; and waive the bidding process and utilize the Sourcewell Consortium pricing to enter into an agreement with Foster Coach Sales for the purchase of 1 RAM Horton Ambulance in the amount of $358,164 with a 10% contingency.   Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote. 

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New truck for Thornton FD (more)

From Sutphen Corporation on Facebook:

Truck Co. 45
Located outside of Chicago, the Thornton (IL) Fire Department is ready to go to work with their new #Sutphen SL 75 aerial ladder.
Thank you, Thornton (IL) Fire Department, for your trust in Sutphen and your local dealer, Legacy Fire Apparatus- Midwest.
For more info about this mid-mount aerial, click HERE; #FireTruck; #Sutphen; #ThorntonFD; #SL75;

Sutphen photo; #FireTruck; #Sutphen; #ThorntonFD; #SL75; #drawing;

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Joliet Fire Department news

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An iconic venue in Joliet was damaged by a fire on Wednesday afternoon, with an investigation currently underway after the blaze.

According to officials, the fire at the Patrick Haley Mansion, located in the first block of South Center, broke out Wednesday afternoon while staff were preparing for an event.

The fire was brought under control within 40 minutes, and firefighters remained on scene for several hours putting out hot spots.

The mansion, built in the 1890’s, is a popular venue for weddings and other events, and Joliet residents say it is an important part of their city’s history.

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New engine for Wheeling (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Wheeling’s new Engine 23 on scene a few nights ago; #FireTruck; #Pierce; #larryshapiro;; #WheelingFD; #Enforcer;

Larry Shapiro photo

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Waukegan Fire Department news

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A video on TikTok shows flames shooting above an aisle inside a Waukegan Walmart on Sunday and the investigation into the fire now includes a search for an arsonist.

There was no visible damage when looking at the outside of the store.

The Illinois Fire Marshal is investigating the fire. 

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Chicago Fire Department news

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Amid warnings that Chicago Fire Department paramedics are literally taking a beating at the hands of their patients, the Committee on Public Safety unanimously approved an ordinance at the behest of the Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2.

It would create a special category of crime for assaulting CFD paramedics, private ambulance workers, American Red Cross, or any other emergency medical services and disaster response personnel in Chicago. If convicted, an offender would face up to 180 days in jail and fines as high as $1,000.

A 10-1 for a police incident goes out on the radio band heard by every police officer in Chicago – but a 10-1 involving a paramedic or firefighter is handled very differently. A single police car responds.

With 1,700 police vacancies in the Chicago Police Department, paramedics increasingly find themselves on the scene without any backup during overnight hours.

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Waukegan Fire Department news

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Waukegan firefighters fought flames at an apartment complex at 520 North Genesee Street in Waukegan in the early morning hours of 1/31/23.

They encountered two frozen hydrants. Three people were taken to the hospital. Their conditions are not known.

Officials said the four-story building has approximately 50 units, with about four of the units damaged.

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CFD sells surplus tower ladder

This from Martin Nowak:

Recently sold at auction for $8,500 on January 27th. 
Auction #3193351 – 1996 PIERCE AERIAL LADDER FIRE TRUCK; #firetruck; #ChicagoFD; #Pierce;Final Price $8,500.00
(Reserve has been met)

Time Left Closed
Auction Extended

High Bidder
# of Bids 29 
First Offer $1,600.00

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New tower ladder for the Geneseo FPD (more)

Found at


Body/Material EXT
Chassis Commander
Engine/HP Cummins / 500
Rear Axles Tandem
Pump Manufacturer Waterous
Pump Model/GPM CSUC20
Pump Control Panel Mid
Tank Capacity 535
Electrical System IC
Warning Lights Whelen LED; #KingCobra; #RosenbauerAmerica; #Commander; #GeneseoFPD; #firetruck;

Rosenbaue photo; #KingCobra; #RosenbauerAmerica; #Commander; #GeneseoFPD; #firetruck;

Rosenbauer photo

thanks Martin

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