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Box Alarm fire in Harvard, 3-15-23

The Harvard FPD responded to a house fire Wednesday night (3-15-23) at 106 W. Thompson Street.

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La Grange Park fire engine for sale

From the La Grange Park Fire Department:

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Decatur Fire Department news

Excerpts from wandtv.com:

The Decatur Fire Department responded to a record-breaking 13,108 calls in 2022.

EMS calls made up about three-quarters of all alarms in 2022. The chief is working with the 911 dispatch center on a system to triage medical calls, with the goal of only having firefighters respond to the most serious incidents.

Ten years ago, there were about 121 firefighters serving the city. Today they’re down to 105.

The fire union, Local 505, is also calling for more prevention efforts, which used to be done by city fire inspectors. The union is currently in negotiations with the city over its contract, and is now in its third year of working without one.

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Chicago Fire Department news

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La Grange Fire Department ambulance for sale

Found at govdeals.com:

2009 Ford F-650

Auction Ends.   3/24/23 1:00 PM ET

Remaining.    9 Days 15 Hrs

This item is subject to Seller Approval.

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Reserve Not Met

Buyer’s Premium.  12.50%

Starting Bid      $6,000.00

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Current Bid       $6,000.00

Bid Increment     $100.00

Minimum Bid     $6,100.00

2009 Ford F-650 INCOMPLETE CHASSIS, 5.9L L6 DIESEL. MedTec Ambulance. Cummins engine, Allison Transmission. Mileage is 78,086 and hours are 4,514. Vehicle starts and runs, has A/C, heat, and power windows and locks.. Vehicle also has air suspension system for patient loading. Has minor oil and coolant leaks, needs 4 new rear tires, some rust on underside, several lights inoperable, tears in seat fabric. Vehicle has all manuals including MedTec manual. Vehicle is available to be viewed upon request. This truck is sold as is, and there are no expressed or implied warranties. For additional inquiries via email, contact jbehland@lagrangeil.gov.

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CFD sells surplus squad

I noticed 5-1-3 for sale within the scrap sale

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CFD sells surplus engine

Found at publicsurplus.com:

Current Price $1,600.00 (Reserve not met yet) Help window
Time Left 5 days 4 hours
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Auction Started Mar 10, 2023 4:00:25 PM MST
Auction Ends Mar 17, 2023 2:30:00 PM MDT

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Year:  1992  
Make:  EMERGENCY ONE  
Model:  PUMPER-TeleBoom  
Mileage:  73,276 | HOURS 29,592  
VIN:  4ENDAAA85N1009836  
Running Condition:  UNKNOWN  
Engine:  DIESEL  
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NOTE: NO KEY; NEEDS REPLACEMENT TIRES, LEFT REAR CAB AND REAR COMPARTMENT DOOR LATCH, LEFT STEP, REAR HANDLES, OIL PAN AND GASKET, FRONT BUMPER, EXHAUST SYSTEM, REAR BOX TO FRAME TIE DOWN AND HANDLES, FRONT LEAF SPRINGS, REAR BRAKE HOSES,  UPHOLSTERY, FRONT AND REAR BUMPER FRAME MOUNTS; DRIVER SIDE REAR DOOR JAMMED(May be missing unidentified parts; Other items pictured are not included in auction; operating condition not known; other unidentified issues may be present).
Condition:  POOR
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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from fox32chicago.com:

An Illinois Senate bill could help Chicago firefighters get promotions more easily and frequently by standardizing the process.

Unlike other departments statewide, Chicago’s force is exempted from the Fire Department Promotion Act, which oversees the process to ensure that is fair and free of bias.

The Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 is in support of the bill and says the promotional exam is held irregularly, and sometimes happens only once a decade. This means some members may only get one chance at a promotion during a 20-year career.

Senate Bill 1707 passed the Senate Labor Committee Wednesday and now heads to the full Senate for consideration.

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Multiple fatal fire in Chicago, 3-7-23 (more)

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

A house fire has claimed the lives of all four family members of Chicago Firefighter Walter Stewart. The fire broke out just after 9 p.m. in the 2500-block of North Rutherford Avenue on Tuesday night. Everyone inside the home suffered severe smoke inhalation.

The blaze claimed the lives of Stewart’s wife, 36-year-old Summer Day-Stewart, who died on Friday, as well as the couple’s 7-year-old son, Ezra Stewart, who died on Wednesday. The two remaining children, a 2-year-old boy and 9-year-old girl — who have been hospitalized since the fire — passed away Friday night.

Ignite the Spirit, a Chicago Fire Department charity, has established a fund to support the family.

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Chicago Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

A Chicago firefighter’s wife has died from her injuries days after her son was killed in a Northwest Side fire.

She has been identified as 36-year-old Summer Day-Stewart. Her 7-year-old son, Ezra Stewart, also died after the Montclare house fire on Tuesday night. Ezra died at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

Two other children were critically injured in the fire, which broke out just after 9 p.m. in the 2500-block of North Rutherford Avenue. Everyone inside the home suffered severe smoke inhalation.

A deceased pet was also seen being removed from the home Wednesday morning.

Chicago fire officials passed out smoke alarms and fire prevention materials near where the fire occurred, as they always do after a deadly blaze. It’s a reminder to check devices and change batteries in the detectors, especially as we approach the time change weekend.

The home involved in the fire did have detectors.

Ignite the Spirit, a Chicago Fire Department charity, has established a fund to support the family.

Fire inspectors are working on determining the cause of the fire. Investigators wouldn’t say whether or not the fire was intentional as the cause remains under investigation.

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