Posts Tagged Beecher Fire Protection District

Flossmoor Fire Department news


new Flossmoor FD Fire Chief Robert Kopec FLOSSMOOR, Ill. – March 12, 2021 – At Monday’s village board meeting, Mayor Paul Braun appointed Robert Kopec to the position of fire chief of the Flossmoor Fire Department effective April 5, lifting the responsibilities from Interim Fire Chief Greg Berk. Kopec was selected from a competitive pool of candidates following a recruitment process by the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association.

In Flossmoor, the position of fire chief is a mayoral appointment with a confirming vote by the village board of trustees. The position reports on a day-to-day basis to the village manager. The board of trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Kopec, who joins the Flossmoor Fire Department after serving as deputy fire chief and fire chief for seven years at the City of Country Club Hills Fire Department.

Prior to serving as fire chief for the Country Club Hills Fire Department, Chief Kopec held a number of roles including deputy chief and captain with the Beecher Fire Protection District, as well as experience with the Markham Fire Department, Harvey Fire Department, and the Thornton Fire Department.

Chief Kopec also holds a Chief Fire Officer certification from the Illinois State Fire Marshal Office, an associate’s degree in fire science from Columbia Southern University, an emergency medical technician license from South Suburban College, a Firefighter III certification, HazMat training, Fire Service Instructor, and a number of others.

As a career fire service member, Chief Kopec has served in a number of different department settings, but one thing he looks forward to in joining the Flossmoor Fire Department is the balance of volunteer firefighters, part-time firefighters, and full-time firefighters in the department. 

With the appointment of Chief Kopec, the village would also like to extend a sincere thank you to Interim Fire Chief Greg Berk, who came out of retirement to serve the Village of Flossmoor.

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Grain Bin Fire in Beecher, 8-11-20

This from Mike Lopina:

Tuesday, August 11th, Beecher FPD and auto aid companies responded to the 900 block of E Delite Inn Rd (Delite Inn Rd and Cottage Grove Av) for a reported grain bin fire. Deputy Chief 45 arrived with nothing showing but quickly determined there was a smouldering fire in the middle bin. Truck 44 led out up the main with an 1.75″ line to attack the fire. Tender 44 supplied initial water and was nurse fed from Grant Park Engine 110 and a Crete Township tender. Beecher was assisted by Grant Park, Monee, and Peotone engines; Manteno and Crete Twp tenders, and chiefs from Peotone and Crete Twp. Auto aid companies were quickly released and Beecher companies remained to make sure the fire was extinguished. 

aerial ladder stretches to grain bin

Mike Lopina photo

aerial ladder stretches to grain bin

Mike Lopina photo

Beecher FPD firefighters on the scene of a grain bin fire

Mike Lopina photo

fire tender nursing an engine

Mike Lopina photo

aerial ladder stretches to grain bin

Mike Lopina photo

aerial ladder stretches to grain bin

Mike Lopina photo

aerial ladder stretches to grain bin

Mike Lopina photo

fire tender nursing an engine

Mike Lopina photo

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House fire in the Beecher Fire Protection District 12-19-18

Beecher Fire District press release

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Beecher Fire Protection District news

Beecher Fire Protection District press release for house fire

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As seen around … Beecher

From Josh Boyajian:

Pierce Arrow XT fire engine

Beecher FD Engine 404. 2012 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/1000. Josh Boyajian photo

Pierce Arrow XT pumper tanker

Beecher Tanker 406. Pierce Arrow XT 1250/2500. Josh Boyajian photo

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New area ambulance updates

From Fire Service, Inc.:

  • The Westchester Fire Department ordered a new Wheeled Coach medium duty ambulance. This new unit will be on a 2014 Freightliner chassis.
  • Leyden Fire Protection District took delivery of a new Wheeled Coach Type III ambulance.
Leyden Township FPD ambulance

New Leyden Township FPD ambulance. Fire Service, Inc. photo

  • The North Aurora Fire Protection District ordered a new Wheeled Coach Type I ambulance on a Ford F450 4×4 chassis. Delivery in November.
  • The Bensenville Fire Protection District took delivery of a 2011 Wheeled Coach Type I ambulance that was a Fire Service demo.
  • The Chicago Ridge Fire Department ordered a 2014 Road Rescue medium duty ambulance on a TerraStarcChassis.
  • The Beecher Fire Protection District ordered new Road Rescue Type 3 ambulance.
  • The Schererville Fire Department took delivery of a new Road Rescue ambulance.


Schererville Fire Department ambulance

New ambulance for Schererville Fire Department. Fire Service, Inc. photo

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