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Excerpts from WSILTV.com:

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced Tuesday it is making naloxone more readily available to reverse the effect of opioid overdoses impacting people across the state with opioid use disorder. 

IDHS is investing nearly $13m aimed at fighting the opioid epidemic through expanding access to this lifesaving medication.

Naloxone is an opioid antagonist used for the treatment of overdose from opioids, such as heroin and fentanyl. In the U.S., the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lists naloxone as a prescription drug.

In 2020, there were 2,944 opioid overdose deaths in Illinois, a 33% increase from 2019.  

These funds will support the work of providers across the state, especially organizations doing community outreach work to connect with persons who are at risk of an overdose, their friends, and loved ones. Funds will also augment the work of hospitals treating patients experiencing opioid overdose as they link patients with treatment programs in their communities.

This funding will also support first responders and other community partners in their efforts to widen the availability of the overdose reversal medication naloxone, commonly referred to as Narcan.  The project will allow Illinois to increase its capacity to identify and report timely, comprehensive syndromic surveillance data on fatal and nonfatal opioid overdoses.

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New engine for the Manhattan FPD (more)

From Bill Schreiber:

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New engines for the Bartlett FPD (more)

From Bill Schreiber:

Bartlett FPD Engine 1 update

Rosenbauer America fire engine being built

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Rosenbauer America fire engine being built

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Rosenbauer America fire engine being built

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Rosenbauer America fire engine being built

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Bartlett FPD Engine 2 update

Rosenbauer America fire engine being built

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Rosenbauer America fire engine being built

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Interdivisional Box Alarms for the industrial fire in Rockton, 6-14-21 (more)

Excerpts from rrstar.com:

If you have been affected physically or mentally by the June 14 Chemtool fire in Rockton, the Winnebago County Health Department wants to know about it. County Health Department Administrator Sandra Martell is asking residents to complete a health impact survey in response to the fire. Individual information collected from the survey will be kept confidential, and nothing will be published that can identify individuals. 

The survey questions were developed and vetted by toxicologists, epidemiologists, and environmental scientists based on previous chemical fires as well as the Chemtool fire. Survey participants are asked where they were during the fire and how they may have been exposed, such as coming in contact with debris, the air or the water. The survey also asks if participants are experiencing any new or worsening physical or mental health symptoms, and, if so, if they received medical treatment.

The intent of the survey is to better understand the symptoms that people may have or still be experiencing. Data from the survey will be analyzed and aggregated to get a complete picture of what the impacts were to our community.

The survey, open to the public until July 15, takes about 15 minutes to complete and is being done in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

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Northbrook Fire Department news

Excerpts from nbcchicago.com:

A 4-year-old boy died in an apparent drowning after being pulled out of a retention pond in Northbrook Monday evening after First responders police and firefighters were called to the pond in the 1700 block of Provenance Way at approximately 7 p.m. According to neighbors, a nurse who lives on the street performed CPR before firefighters arrived at the scene.

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Excerpts from wevv.com:

In Illinois, fire departments impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are now eligible to receive $1 million in funding.

Governor JB Pritzker and the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal say the grant is meant to help volunteer/combination departments make up for lost revenues due to the lack of fundraising events during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In order to be eligible for the assistance grant the applying fire department must:

  • Be an Illinois combination or volunteer fire department;
  • Operate within a jurisdiction with a population at or less than 7,500 people;
  • Have an approved annual budget at or less than $150,000;
  • Have an OSFM Fire Department Identification Number (FDID); and
  • Be current with their National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) reports at the time of application.

You can find an application for the grant and more information on illinois.gov

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Interdivisional Box Alarms for the industrial fire in Rockton, 6-14-21 (more)

Excerpts from nbcchicago.com:

An industrial team hired by Lubrizol Inc., parent company of Chemtool, used foam containing PFAS compounds June 15 before switching to another foam without them on orders of the Rockton fire chief. State and federal regulators had raised concerns with the company about the PFAS-containing foam. It is legal in most of the U.S. but generally used only for highly flammable or combustible fires involving gas tankers and oil refineries, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The foam was used “in the early stages of firefighting efforts for a limited time given the heightened risk of letting the fire burn and spread,” Lubrizol said in a statement Wednesday. “Fluorinated foam is twice as effective as non-fluorinated foam in suppressing a fire like the one we experienced and offered the best chance to control the fire in the shortest amount of time. ”

The company said the foam was sprayed on one portion of the site. Before it was applied, Lubrizol and the contractor, U.S. Fire Pumps, dug trenches around the property. The foam and water in which it was diluted were vacuumed up and stored in tanks for appropriate disposal, the statement said.

“We continue to run tests of the soil and water to further validate the effectiveness of the containment measures,” Lubrizol said.

PFAS chemicals belong to a group known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which are used in a wide variety of industrial and household products. They have been linked to numerous health problems including cancer and damage to organs including the liver, kidneys and thyroid gland. They are described as forever chemicals because they don’t degrade in the environment or the human body.

Louisiana-based U.S. Fire Pump used about 3,200 gallons of the PFAS-containing foam mixed with 71,000 gallons of water, according to the Illinois EPA.

State officials did not respond to messages seeking comment Wednesday. The U.S. EPA said it stood by its earlier statement of concern about use of the foam.

Lubrizol said experts were continuing to monitor air quality in the area of the plant, which manufactured lubricants, grease products, and other fluids. No negative effects have been detected aside from”“the short-term irritation one would normally experience in the presence of smoke,” the company said.

Debris is being removed and properties cleaned, Lubrizol said. The debris will be sent to an EPA- approved facility for disposal.

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As seen around … Wood Dale

This from Michael Maida:

   I had an opportunity to stop by Wood Dale Station 68.  Does anyone have any idea how old the antique engine is?

Wood Dale Fire Department antique fire engine

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Interdivisional Box Alarms for the industrial fire in Rockton, 6-14-21 (more)

Found at RED Center on Facebook:

As the dispatch center for MABAS-IL Statewide deployments, it has been a busy 48 hours providing support to the Rockton incident! As this incident continues to evolve, initial response estimates are as follows: at least 26 MABAS Divisions, 167 Fire Departments and 350+ personnel have been deployed for on-scene and local support.
A sincere thanks goes out to each dispatch center, department, and individual who have worked round the clock to assist us in this mission!

RED is proud to play a critical role in the Illinois Mutual Aid Box Alarm System. From the initial reports of the incident, RED personnel was monitoring the situation and preparing to send necessary support from all over the state. When the request was made, we were ready. This is what we train for!

An important piece of the MABAS response to Rockton was the Task Forces deployed to cover the local area while Rockton FD handled the Chemtool incident. MABAS Division 3, 13, and 12 each sent 2 engines, 1 ladder truck, 1 squad/heavy rescue company, 3 ambulances, and a chief to serve as the local FD for 12-hour rotations because the day to day emergencies don’t stop during large incidents.

thanks Keith

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Interdivisional Box Alarms for the industrial fire in Rockton, 6-14-21 (more)

From Tyler Tobolt:

I made a rundown for the Rockton incident

This is all I have as of 3pm today (6/16/21). I’m sure I’m missing some and more will respond, which the list will be updating on my page “Tri-State Fire Alerts” whenever I get new information. 

Rockton Chief 1490, Rockton Chief 1491, Rockton Chief 1492, Rockford District 2, Harlem Roscoe Chief 791, South Beloit Chief, North Park Chief, Cherry Valley Chief, New Milford Chief, New Glarus Chief, Woodstock Chief 403, Algonquin LITH Chief 103, Marengo Chief, Cary Chief 204, McHenry Chief, Crystal Lake Chief 304, Aurora Chief, Malta Chief 1, Batavia Chief, Newport Chief, Highland Park Chief, Winnetka Chief, Countryside Chief 4100, Streamwood Chief 900, South Elgin Chief, Westmont Chief 183, Pleasantview Chief, Silvis Chief, West Chicago Chief 6, Rolling Meadows Chief 151, Lee Chief 2401, Beach Park Chief, Cortland Chief 3, Mount Morris Chief, Frankfort Battalion 71, New Lenox Battalion 63, Wheeling Battalion 24, Grayslake Chief 2701, Libertyville Chief 4600, Oak Brook Chief 94

Rockton Ambulance, Lifeline Ambulance, North Park Medic 8, St Charles Medic, Metro Ambulance, Superior Ambulance, Advance Ambulance, Aurora Medic, Aurora Medic, Huntley Ambulance 951, DeKalb Medic 2, Park Ridge Ambulance 35, Evanston Reserve Ambulance 315, Skokie Ambulance 17R, Sycamore Medic 4, Libertyville Ambulance 461, Mundelein Ambulance 431, Mount Prospect Reserve Ambulance 527, Arlington Heights Reserve Ambulance 124, Elk Grove Village Ambulance 7, Moline Ambulance 12, Rock Island Arsenal Ambulance 42, Capron Ambulance David 19, Bolingbrook Medic, Rutland Dundee Ambulance 51, East Dundee Ambulance 42, Fox River & Countryside Ambulance, Bloomingdale Medic 20, Lombard Medic 46, Addison Medic 74 

Rockton Engine 1401, Rockton Engine 1402, Harlem Roscoe Engine 703, Win Bur Sew Engine, Cherry Valley Engine 501, Loves Park Engine 1801, North Park Engine 805, Boone District 3 Engine 2101, Beloit Engine, Belvidere Engine 101, Byron Engine 403, South Beloit Engine 3, Kirkland Engine 2, Beloit Engine 113, Northwest Engine 1201, Monroe Center Engine, Milton Engine, German Valley Engine, Harvard Engine 741, Clinton Engine 412, Janesville Engine 813, Delevan Engine 5, Shirland Engine, Town of Turtle Engine, Pecatonica Engine, Davis Engine, Blackhawk Engine, Stillman Valley Engine, Dakota Engine, Rockford Engine 7, Woodstock Engine 442, Genoa Kingston Engine 16, Maple Park Engine 1101, Shabbona Engine 2518, Malta Engine 6, Cortland Engine 10, Evansville Engine, St Charles Engine 103, North Aurora Engine 501, Glenview Engine 14, Des Plaines Engine 63, Wilmette Engine 27, Skokie Engine 17, Antioch Engine 211, Lake Zurich Engine 321, Wauconda Engine 343, Round Lake Engine 261, Waukegan Engine 1, Westmont Engine 183, Tri State Engine 123, Pleasantview Engine 152, Riverside Engine 1621, La Grange Park Engine 1211, Elburn Engine 301, Malden Engine 55, Ladd Engine 1511, South Elgin Engine 21, Pingree Grove Engine 1213, Glenside Engine 59, Wood Dale Engine 69, Roselle Engine 64 

Rockton Truck 1451, Boone District 2 Truck 357, Cherry Valley Truck 551, Leaf River Truck 2456, Janesville Tower 831, South Beloit Quint 4032, Loves Park Truck, Crystal Lake Tower 381, Harlem Roscoe Truck 751, Bartlett Truck 3, Hampshire Truck 1431, Elgin Truck 7, South Elgin Tower 23, Batavia Truck 1, Skokie Truck 18, Mount Morris Truck 5759, Oregon Truck 5351, Hoffman Estates Reserve Tower 22, Arlington Heights Reserve Tower 132, Elk Grove Village Quint 8, Rolling Meadows Truck 15, Palatine Tower 85, Oak Brook Ladder 94, West Chicago Tower 6, Glen Ellyn Tower 62, Roselle Tower 64, Itasca Tower 66, Silvis Truck 4657, Princeton Truck 871, West Dundee Truck 31, Evanston Reserve Truck 311, Hanover Park Tower 15

Edgerton Tender 761, Davis Tender 3675, Town of Beloit Tender 261, Footville Tender 1661, Orfordville Tender 1461, Sharon Tender 4030, Polo Tender 5874, New Milford Tender 971, Mount Morris Tender 5776, Town of Turtle Tender 562, Freeport Rural Tender 3172, Cedarville Tender 3271, Dixon Rural Tender 1, Northwest Tender 1277, Lynn Scott Rock Tender 5071, Stockton Tender 423, Clinton Tender 461, Rock City Tender 3573, Winslow Tender 4073, Boone District 1 Tender 2270, Davis Tender 3675, Boone District 2 Tender 371, Forreston Tender 5978, Stillman Valley Tender 1771, Union Tender 1575, Marengo Tender 1170, Fox River Grove Tender 670, Long Grove Tender 55, Newport Tender 141, Lake Villa Tender 243, Waterman Tender 3, Pearl City Tender 3871, Wenona Tender 16, Peru Tender 316, Tonica Tender 1716, Wallace Tender 941, Utica Tender 1235, Marseilles Tender, Tender 423, Shirland Tender 1676, Oswego Tender 1, Little Rock Fox Tender 361, Sandwich Tender 461, Lisbon Seward Tender 265, Bristol Kendall Tender 161, Geneseo Tender, Coal Valley Tender, Hilsdale Tender, Orion Tender, Silvis Tender, Milledgeville Tender 531, Chadwick Tender 832, Savanna Tender 131, Mt Carroll Tender 223, Shannon Tender, Scales Mound-Galena Territory Tender 922, Apple River Tender, Prophetstown Tender 10, Lee Tender 2483, Fulton Tender 2, Serena Tender, Morris Tender 2327, Tampico Tender 5

South Beloit Squad 2044, Northbrook Squad 11, Tishilwa Squad

Wildland 4, Win Bur Sew Utility 1985 with Foam Trailer, Lake Forest Utility 421, Lincolnshire Riverwoods Utility 51, Newport Utility, Westmont Utility, Rockton Brush 1466, Fox Lake Brush 222, Broadhead Brush 8, Evansville Brush 672, Monticello Brush, Juda Brush, New Glarus Brush, Browntown Brush, Countryside Brush Truck 411, Edgerton Brush 771, Dakota Brush 3462, Footville Brush 1671, Gurnee Utility 1351 with ATV, Long Grove Brush 55 with ATV, Beach Park Utility with ATV, Boone District 2 UTV 1, Division 8 Light Tower, Division 2 Light Tower, Division 27 Light Tower, Division 57 Light Tower, Division 31 Light Tower, Division 17 Light Tower, Division 39 Light Tower, Division 29 ATV, Lanark ATV, Beach Park UTV, MSU North (Division 305), Town of Beloit R-252, Rockford HazMat Trailer 7, Williams Fire Control (US Fire Pump), MABAS 8 Decon, MD-1, Division 2 TRT Trailer, Rockford ARFF, Boone County EMA Air Truck

Bettendorf FD, East Moline FD sent unknown apparatus 

 

Tyler Tobolt

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