Posts Tagged Aurora Fire Department

New ambulance for Aurora FD

From Fire Service, Inc. @FireServiceIncStJohn:

Fire Service, Inc. would like to thank Fire Chief Gary Krienitz, Assistant Chief Mark Matkovich, and the City of Aurora Fire Department for their recent purchase of another Wheeled Coach Type 1 Ford F550 gas ambulance. Aurora has exclusively used Fire Service, Inc. and Wheeled Coach as their ambulance vendor of choice since 2010! This ambulance is customized to meet the operational requirements of the department, including a curbside forward entry and ergonomically located ALS cabinet, full aluminum interior cabinetry, patented Cool Bar HVAC system, Whelen emergency warning systems, and the Stryker Power Load System. With the IMMI controlled deceleration restraints, and the Safeguard Box Frame, Aurora will have the safest and strongest ambulances available. Innovations such as the AntiCor Protection System, with the ToughCoat Paint process, provide a revolutionary high-tech primer with adhesion and anti-corrosive properties never before achieved for a super tough, and long lasting finish. We are proud to partner with the City of Aurora Fire Department and thank them for their continued support.

drawing of 2022 Ford F550 Wheeled Coach Type 1 ambulance for the Aurora Fire Department

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drawing of 2022 Ford F550 Wheeled Coach Type 1 ambulance for the Aurora Fire Department

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drawing of 2022 Ford F550 Wheeled Coach Type 1 ambulance for the Aurora Fire Department

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drawing of 2022 Ford F550 Wheeled Coach Type 1 ambulance for the Aurora Fire Department

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drawing of 2022 Ford F550 Wheeled Coach Type 1 ambulance for the Aurora Fire Department

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drawing of 2022 Ford F550 Wheeled Coach Type 1 ambulance for the Aurora Fire Department

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New aerial ladder truck for Aurora (more)

From Fire Service, Inc. @FireServiceIncStJohn:

Congratulations to Chief Gary Krienitz and the members of the Aurora Fire Department in Aurora, Illinois on the recent delivery of their new E-ONE HR100 aerial. As always, we appreciate the business and the support from this excellent department. 

2021 E-ONE Typhoon HR100 aerial ladder

2021 E-ONE Typhoon HR100 aerial ladder

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New aerial ladder truck for Aurora (more)

This from Lucas:

Thought you may want to share AFD’s newest truck, Truck 2.  Currently it’s at the garage being fitted for tools and radios and hopefully will be in service by the end of the year.
new E-ONE aerial for Aurora FD Truck 2

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New aerial ladder truck for Aurora

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Aurora Fire Department Truck 2 in production at E-ONE.

thanks Danny

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Aurora Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Aurora aldermen are likely to approve the one-year agreement with the Aurora Fire Officers Association at the regular city council meeting Tuesday night. The agreement would continue a contract between the city and the fire officers that expired Dec. 31, 2020. It would run until Dec. 31, 2021. According to the city’s human relations director, both sides decided on the rollover because of uncertainties caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The city would likely be in a more stable position later in 2021. The union approved the rollover Feb. 25.

The fire officers would get a 2% wage increase for the year, and in return agreed to up their employee insurance contribution to 16.5%. They also agreed to a higher deductible for the health care plan. The rollover agreement also lowers the amount of time a fire officer commits to a special team when joining. The commitment will go from five years to four years. Special teams include: the Hazmat Team; the Scuba Team; the TRT Team; a team that focuses on juvenile fire setters; the Arson Team; car seat installers; and the TEMS team.

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3-Alarm fire in Aurora, 3-2-21

From Aurora -IL Fire Department Facebook:

Release Date: March 2, 2021
NEWS RELEASE

Structure Fire

On March 2, 2021, at 06:58 a.m., Aurora Central Dispatch received multiple calls from bystanders stating that smoke was coming from a house in the 200 block of West Downer Place. A Box Alarm structure fire was dispatched that consisted of two engine companies, one truck company, two battalion chiefs, and a paramedic unit. Additional chief fire officers responded and, while en route, could see a large column of smoke in the distance and requested a 2nd Alarm.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a 3 ½-story, wood frame, multi-unit dwelling with heavy fire and smoke showing. Firefighters initially received a report that there was a person trapped on the upper floor. Firefighters from the engine company quickly deployed hose lines to attack the fire while the truck company’s fire crew made entry to search for victims.

The alarm was upgraded to a 3rd Alarm due to the structure’s size and heavy fire conditions. As other fire companies arrived on the scene, more hose lines were deployed to all building levels. While conducting a primary search for victims, they encountered high heat conditions and fire on all floors. During the search, no victims were found, and later it was confirmed by the homeowner that the building was vacant and is for sale.

Firefighters remained on the scene for 2 ½ hours fighting the fire. The fire was challenging to extinguish due to the building’s construction (balloon-frame). The fire easily traveled through the inside of the walls and quickly spread to all levels. Two separate times, interior fire crews were evacuated, and a defensive exterior fire attack began. Due to below freezing temperatures, icy conditions around the building caused a few firefighters to slip and fall. The fire was very labor-intensive due to the amount of overhaul needed to search for and extinguish the fire within the walls and ceilings.

A total of 40 firefighters responded to the incident. The building was deemed uninhabitable, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters.

large house on fire in Aurora IL

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New ambulance for Aurora

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Thank You to the City of Aurora Fire Department for their loyalty to Fire Service, Inc. and Wheeled Coach, on the order of their latest ambulance. Since 2013 we have been extremely proud to partner with the second largest fire and EMS agency in Illinois.

2022 Ford F550 7.3L gas Wheeled Coach Type I ambulance.

Full aluminum interior, highly sought after curbside forward design. With the Cool Bar HVAC system, Per4Max controlled decelerator restraints, extended module, Stryker Power Load and Whelen LED lighting and warning systems the safety and comfort of the occupants are realized. Compounded with the patented Anti Cor and Tough Coat Paint processes and True Form and Safeguard construction, this, like all Wheeled Coach ambulances, are “Trusted by the Toughest”.

Drawing of 2021 Ford F550 Wheeled Coach Type I ambulance

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Fatal fire in Aurora, 1-25-21

Excerpts from nbcchicago.com:

After a passerby called 911 about 3:45 a.m. on Monday, Aurora firefighters arrived outside a two-story home in the 500 block of Spruce Street and found three young children who said their mother was still inside.

One firefighter was hurt as they moved the mother out a window of a second-floor bedroom, which suddenly caught fire. The 51-year-old captain was treated for burns to his upper back, neck, and ear. The 39-year-old mother was taken by paramedics to Mercy Medical Center in Aurora, where she was pronounced dead. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The home was deemed uninhabitable, and there was no working smoke detector. The estimated loss was $85,000.

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New engines for Aurora (more)

From the Fire service, Inc. Facebook page:

Congratulations Aurora -IL Fire Department on the delivery of their new TWIN 2020 E-ONE engines! With 9 stations equipped with ALL E-One apparatus, we appreciate your loyalty. It is a pleasuring serving you & your community!

Specs: Typhoon chassis, Cummins L9 330 HP engine, Hale QMAX pump 1500-GPM, Allison transmission, 730 gallons water /50-gallon foam tank, overhead ladder rack, storage for high-rise packs on pull-out trays for easy deployment.

E-ONE Typhoon fire engines

Aurora FD photo

E-ONE Typhoon fire engines

Aurora FD photo

booster reel on back of new fire engine

Aurora FD photo

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New ambulance for Aurora

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Congratulations to Aurora -IL Fire Department Illinois on the order of their 2020 Wheeled Coach Type 1 Ambulance!

We are eager to begin the process of building an emergency vehicle your community can depend on! Thank you for your continued loyalty!

Specs: curbside forward design, squad bench action tower, IMMI retractable 4 point harnesses for occupant safety, Patented Cool Bar HVAC system, Stryker Power Load and Power Cot system and Whelen M series warning lights.

new ambulance for the Aurora FD

new ambulance for the Aurora FD

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