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Bartlett FPD confirms new fire chief

The Bartlett Fire Protection District has appointed Michael W. Falese as their new fire chief. Chief Falese has been the interim chief since Chief Kevin Heine retired in March. The Daily Herald has the following article in today’s paper.

Bartlett Fire Chief Michael W. Falese

Daily Herald photo

Bartlett’s interim fire chief becomes permanent

Bartlett officials have removed the “interim” from Interim Fire Chief Michael W. Falese’s title, naming the 27-year fire veteran and Elgin’s onetime chief to the department’s top post.

Falese, who had been interim chief since March 31, will be sworn in during a formal ceremony June 16 at the Bartlett Fire Protection District’s Station 3, in Bartlett. He replaces former chief Kevin Heine, who stepped down in March after 30 years with the district, including the last five as chief.

Falese, an Elgin resident, joined the department in September 2007 as assistant chief of operations.

Before that, he spent 24 years with the Elgin Fire Department, climbing the ranks from firefighter to chief, a job he held for about four years. He resigned as Elgin chief to take the Bartlett job.

Falese earned a Masters of Public Administration degree from Northern Illinois University in 2001 and his Bachelor of Science in Fire Science Management in 1997 from Southern Illinois University.

He currently is a director for the Illinois Fire Chief’s Association and is in the final steps of applying for his Chief Fire Officer designation through the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

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Wheeled Coach ambulance deliveries within the past year

While trolling through ambulance company websites to find recent deliveries in the Chicago area, the following Wheeled Coach deliveries were listed.

Bartlett FPD Wheeled Coach ambulance

Ford E-Series Wheeled Coach ambulance in Bartlett. Wheeled Coach photo

Berwyn FD Wheeled Coach ambulance

Ford E-Series ambulance in Berwyn. Wheeled Coach photo

Elgin Fire Department Wheeled Coach ambulances

A pair of Ford F-Series ambulances for Elgin. Wheeled Coach photo

McCook FD Wheeled Coach ambulance

Freightliner Business Class M2 series ambulance for McCook. Wheeled Coach photo

North Riverside FD Wheeled Coach ambulance

Ford E-Series ambulance in North Riverside. Wheeled Coach photo

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Recent area deliveries from Pierce

Several area fire departments have received new apparatus from Pierce in recent months which have not been shown here previously and they include the following:

Lansing IL Pierce tower ladder

New Pierce Velocity 100' Tower Ladder for Lansing, IL. Assigned to Truck 107 it has a 2000 GPM pump and carries 300 gallons of water with Pierce production #22824.Pierce photo

Oswego FPD Pierce Arrow XT 100' aluminum tower ladder

As seen at the FDIC, Oswego FPD's Pierce Arrow XT 100' aluminum tower ladder. Pierce photo

Lombard IL Pierce Impel pumper

Lombard's Engine 44 is a Pierce Impel 1500/750 pumper carrying production #22756. Pierce photo

Schiller Pakr Pierce Impel pumper

New Pierce Impel pumper in Schiller Park. Pierce photo

Morris IL Pierce Arrow XT pumper

Morris received this Pierce Arrow XT pmper. Pierce photo

Winfield FPD Pirece Impel PUC pumper tanker

As seen at the FDIC last week, the new Impel PUC pumper tanker for Winfield. Believed to be the first PUC pumper/tanker, it has a 1500 GPM pumper with a 2,500 gallon water tank. Pierce photo

Bartlett FPD Pierce Velocity pumper

In January, Pierce delivered this Velocity 1500/750 pumper to the Bartlett FPD for Engine 2. It is identical to Engine 1 that was delivered in 2008. Pierce photo

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