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Posen Fire Department pickup truck for sale

The Village of Posen is accepting sealed bids for the surplus pick up truck listed below.

2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 4×4

32,125 miles

Minimum Bid Required: $20,000

Lights and Siren will remain if purchased by a Fire Department
all Emergency equipment and graphics will be removed prior to sale.
Vehicle will be sold as is with no warranty

All bids must be submitted in writing in a sealed envelope to the Village Clerk’s Office prior to
5pm July 8th, 2024

Village of Posen
2440 Walter Zimny Drive
Posen, Illinois 60469

To view truck or for further details please contact Fire Chief Kevin Szewczyk at 708-293-2636 or email at kszewczyk@villageofposen.org

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Posen FD photo

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New engine for Arlington Heights

From RB:

Arlington Heights Engine 4

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McHenry Township Fire Protection District is hiring

 The MTFPD Board of Trustees has authorized hiring an additional 6 full-time firefighters.  This will increase the number of full-time personnel on shift from 45 to 51.  Our current eligibility list is exhausted, so 6 firefighters will be hired immediately off the new list.

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Apartment building fire in Rockford, 6-8-24

Excerpts from wifr.com:

A Saturday fire in the Luther Center, an apartment complex for seniors, on State Street caused an estimated half a million dollars in damages and forced 85 residents into emergency shelters.

Officials say the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, the Winnebago County Emergency Management Agency, and the Forest City Church helped find emergency shelter for the displaced residents. The city is working with property management to move displaced people from the Red Cross’ emergency shelter to hotels over the coming days.

The building is currently uninhabitable, and the residents who weren’t able to find housing may be displaced for several weeks. More than 100 other residents were able to find temporary housing with friends and family.

The fire started around 2:45 p.m. Saturday at 111 West State Street. Seven engines responded where a fire had been reported on the ninth floor of the 15-story building. Fire crews found the source of the fire in the electrical room and brought it under control in about 20 minutes.

The fire reportedly left major damage to the electrical system, meaning power couldn’t be restored for residents.

A minor injury to one firefighter was reported; no civilians were injured.

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New tender for Lemont FPD (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Here are images of Lemont FPD Tender 917 after the graphics were applied

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Larry Shapiro photo

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Ambulance re-mount for Villa Park

From Foster Coach Sales, Inc on Facebook:

Villa Park Remount, IL

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Foster Coach Sales photo

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Foster Coach Sales photo

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Foster Coach Sales photo

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Evanston FD ambulance for sale

Found at govdeals.com:

2013 International 4300 / Road Rescue ambulance

$4,050.00 USD (3 Bids)
Closes: 18d. 11h. (Jun 25, 2024 08:29 PM CDT)

$50.00 USD Bid Increment

2013 International 4300, 7.6L L6 DIESEL.
Decommissioned retired reserve ambulance
PM’s completed on regular schedule.
January 2023
EGRV replaced
IPR replaced
Valve Cover Assembly Replaced
2 seats are being sent with this auction. They will need repair/reupholstery.

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Evanston photo

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Evanston photo

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Evanston photo

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New ambulance for Joliet

From Foster Coach Sales on Facebook 

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Foster Coach Sales photo

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Foster Coach Sales photo

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Foster Coach Sales photo

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Dixon City Fire Department news

Excerpts from shawlocal.com:

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.
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Oswego FPD photo

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Oswego FPD photo

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Oswego FPD photo

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Oswego FPD photo

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