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New tanker for Northwest Homer Fire Protection District (more)

From Bill Schreiber:

Northwest Homer FPD final inspection on their Freightliner 114SD Rosenbauer 750-GPM 3000-gallon tender

Freightliner 114SD Rosenbauer 750-GPM 3000-gallon tender

Rosenbauer photo

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Chicago Fire Department news

From CFD Media on Twitter:

Acting Fire Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt joined Engine Co. 127, other CFD members, and the Singleton family in ringing the bell to honor fallen Firefighter/EMT Edward Singleton. One year ago on April 14th, COVID-19 took Edward from us but he will never be forgotten.

Thank you Edward Singleton for your service and dedication. Rest in peace.

Thank you Edward Singleton for your service and dedication. Rest in peace.

CFD Media photo

Thank you Edward Singleton for your service and dedication. Rest in peace.

CFD Media photo

Thank you Edward Singleton for your service and dedication. Rest in peace.

CFD Media photo

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Working fire in Waukegan, 4-14-21

Excerpts from Chicago.cbslocal.com:

Two dogs were killed and seven people left homeless after flames destroyed a two unit house in the 500 block of McAlister Avenue in Waukegan overnight Wednesday.

Firefighters arrived to find fast-spreading flames that took hours to put out. Two firefighters received minor injuries.

The people who were living in the home are being assisted by the Red Cross.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

house fire in Waukegan

Max Weingardt photo

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New pumper tanker for Sycamore FPD (more)

From Bill Schreiber:

Rosenbauer Commander cab and chassis for the Sycamore FPD

Rosenbauer photo

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New home for Illinois apparatus (part 3) – Indiana

More from Luke Whalen

Indiana 
Onward (Cass County) X-Granville, IL Tanker 2516
Kirklin (Clinton County) X-Channahon, IL Engine 
Madison Township, Mulberry (Clinton County) X-Bristol Kendall Ambulance 
Perry Township, Colfax (Clinton County) X-Savoy, IL Truck 87 
Wheatfield Township (Jasper County) X-Elburn and Countryside, IL Tanker 309 
Shelby (Lake County) X-Mattoon, IL Truck 
Kingsbury (LaPorte County) X-Evanston, IL Ambulance 
Morocco (Newton County) X-Yorkfield FPD, Elhurst, IL Engine 703 
Morocco (Newton County) X-Manteno, IL Tanker 73 
Burns Harbor (Porter County) X-Unknown, IL 
Winmac (Pulaski County) X-Manteno, IL Engine 76
Idaville (White County) X-Brimfield, IL Engine 
Wolcott (White) X-Boone County, IL Engine 341 
Concord Township (DeKalb County) X-Bedford Park, IL Ambulance 714 
Pierceton (Kosciusko County) X-Palatine, IL Truck and X-Salem, IL Truck 24
Avon (Hendricks County) X-Streamwood, IL Truck 31
Gregg Township (Morgan County) X-East Joliet, IL Ambulance 
Poe (Allen County) X-Coal City, IL Engine 45
Black Diamond (Vermillion County) X-Northbrook, IL Truck 11
Black Diamond (Vermillion County) X-Eastern Prairie FPD, Champaign, IL Engine 74

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New tower ladder for Chicago at O’Hare Airport

Tower Ladder 63 – AVF127

New tower ladder for Chicago at O'Hare Airport

found on Facebook

New tower ladder for Chicago at O'Hare Airport

found on Facebook

thanks Danny

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New engine for Matteson (more)

This from Bill Schreiber:

Rosenbauer Commander fire engine being built for the Matteson FD

Rosenbauer photo

 

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Elk Grove Township FPD news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

The tiny Elk Grove Rural Fire Protection District would be dissolved and its responsibilities taken over by the Mount Prospect, Elk Grove Village, and Des Plaines fire departments, under a proposal the three municipalities are considering.

The plan calls for a shared services partnership between the three communities and a November 2022 referendum to formally authorize the fire district’s dissolution. Mount Prospect, Elk Grove, and Des Plaines would create a taxing district known as special service area to provide $1 million in initial funding. The money would be divided by the three communities based on expected call volumes to be handled by each.

After approval of the special service area, the fire protection district would stop levying a property tax and liquidate its assets. Under the proposal, the district’s fire station and tanker would be deeded to Mount Prospect.

Mount Prospect village trustees will discuss the proposal Tuesday and the fire district’s board is scheduled to vote on it Thursday. Des Plaines council members and Elk Grove trustees have not voted on the plan.

The fire district has been shrinking over the years as unincorporated areas in its jurisdiction have been annexed by surrounding municipalities. The district now covers only about one square mile, including three manufactured home communities, the Roppolo subdivision northeast of Elk Grove, and several manufacturing areas.

According to a Mount Prospect financial analysis, the fire district is underfunded and will run out of operating cash next year. The fire district recently extended its contract with American Fire and Rescue to provide fire and EMS services through June and then, on a monthly basis, through December.

thanks Keith

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Bensenville fire engine for sale

Found at Firetruckmall.com:

2006 Pierce Enforcer custom pumper

Truck Type Used Pumpers and Engines
Manufacturer Pierce
Year Built 2006
Mileage 106,142
Location USA – Midwest
Stock # 14661
Price $45,000  
  • Stock#: 14661
  • 2006
  • Pierce
  • Enforcer Pierce Chassis
  • GVWR: 43,500
  • Mileage: 106,142
  • Cummins ISL 400 HP Diesel Engine
  • Allison 3000 EVSP Automatic Transmission
  • Additional equipment not included with purchase unless otherwise listed.
  • Waterous CSUYDX 1500 GPM Side-Mount Pump
  • 750 Gallon Polypropylene Tank

Bensenville Fire District fire engine for sale

Bensenville Fire District fire engine for sale

Bensenville Fire District fire engine for sale

thanks Rob

 

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New engine for Mokena FPD

From the Pierce Flickr page:

Pierce, Mokena Fire Protection District, IL, 35506-1

2021 Pierce Enforcer pumper

Pierce composite

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