Posts Tagged Berwyn Fire Department

House fire in Berwyn, 9-1-21

From Joel Gonzalez:

Berwyn Full Still 9/1/21 @ 3448 s Gunderson

 

Firefighters battle house fire in Berwyn IL

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Firefighters battle house fire in Berwyn IL

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Firefighters battle house fire in Berwyn IL

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Firefighters battle house fire in Berwyn IL

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Area apparatus orders

Here is a list compiled by Josh Boyajian of current area apparatus on order:

Alsip – Seagrave Engine

Berwyn – E-One Metro 100 Low Profile Ladder

Blue Island – Sutphen 100’ MM Ladder

Bolingbrook – (2) E-One Engines

Buffalo Grove – E-One Engine

Carol Stream – E-One RM Tower Ladder

Cicero – Pierce Impel Engine

Crestwood – (2) Seagrave Engines

Geneva – Pierce Ascendant Ladder

Hampshire – Pierce Enforcer PUC Engine

Joliet – E-One RM Tower Ladder

Lisle Woodridge – Pierce Ascendant MM Tower

Lockport – Seagrave Apollo Tower Ladder

Lombard – Pierce Enforcer Engine

Melrose Park – Pierce Impel Engine

Morton Grove – E-One EMAX Engine

Oak Brook – Pierce Ascendant Ladder

Oak Brook – Pierce Enforcer Engine

Norwood Park – Pierce Ascendant MM Tower

River Grove – Ford E-450 Wheeled Coach Ambo

Skokie – Pierce Enforcer Engine

Stickney – Ford F550 Horton Type 1 Ambo

Sugar Grove – Sutphen Engine

Thornton – Sutphen 75’ MM Ladder

Tri State FPD – Pierce Enforcer Ascendant Ladder

Western Springs – Pierce Saber Engine

Westmont – Pierce Impel Engine

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New aerial ladder for Berwyn

From Fire Service, Inc.

Congratulations to Fire Chief Thomas Hayes and the members of the Berwyn Fire Department for the recent order of a new E-One low travel height 100’ custom aerial ladder.
In addition to the travel height of only 10’10”, this unit will be equipped with the following custom features:

• Cummins X12 Series 500 HP engine /Allison EVS Series 4500 transmission
• Rear body corner access ladders
• Custom storage throughout
• 135’ of ground ladders/Alco-Lite ladder package
• Painted ROM roll up doors
• Severe duty interior
• Whelen LED lighting package
• Pioneer scene lighting package

This unit will be a welcome addition to this busy department. 

drawing of E-ONE LTH 100' aerial ladder for the Berwyn Fire Department

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drawing of E-ONE LTH 100' aerial ladder for the Berwyn Fire Department

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drawing of E-ONE LTH 100' aerial ladder for the Berwyn Fire Department

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House fire in Berwyn, 1-18-21

This from Steve Redick:

1224 S Clinton  Full still

 

Seagrave aerial ladder at house fire

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Working fire in Berwyn, 10-26-20

From Chi-Town Fire Photos:

smoke from Chicago bungalow style house

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smoke from Chicago bungalow style house

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smoke from Chicago bungalow style house

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smoke from Chicago bungalow style house

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Berwyn Fire Department news

From the Berwyn Firefighters Local 506 Facebook page:

In an earlier post this month, we mentioned that we had some big news to announce. Well, here it is! All of our front line engines are upgrading to Advanced Life Support (ALS) capabilities starting January 1st, 2020.

So, what does this mean for you, the citizens of Berwyn? Pictured below is our Zoll cardiac monitor that has been placed on all of our engines. It can identify heart attacks, called STEMIs, which paramedics can help treat in the field. It can identify fatal heart rhythms, and can potentially shock the heart back into a normal, stable rhythm. Additionally, it can obtain sets of vitals & help us monitor a patient’s well being. Along with this equipment, we will now be carrying life saving medications to treat these conditions.

With our engines adding ALS equipment, we can now provide advanced emergency care for our patients prior to the arrival of an incoming ambulance.

Berwyn FD adding A:S engines

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Berwyn Fire Department news

Excerpts from mysuburbanlife.com:

After 33 years and eight months working for the Berwyn Fire Department – the past 11 years as chief – 58-year-old Denis O’Halloran’s last day on duty was April 2.

After a few years as an EMT, he became a Berwyn firefighter in August 1985. He was later promoted to lieutenant and then to deputy chief/shift commander. After nine years in that role, he was named fire chief in March 2008.

O’Halloran has seen the number of calls nearly double from 4,000 to 5,000 a year to around 8,000. Most of those are medical. About 250 are structure fires each year.

The department is more involved in the community under the leadership of O’Halloran, who made sure firefighters attended block parties and read to students at schools. Before he became chief, he started a Citizens Fire Academy, which teaches residents about the training firefighters go through, from setting splints to climbing fire ladders to using the jaws of life in a staged car accident. It meets each autumn.

Many memories will stay with him forever. In 1976, while in high school, he skipped church to watch the impressive fire at the Berwyn Lumber Yard. The biggest fire he worked was the one at the World’s Largest Laundromat on Cermak Road. Other memorable fires were at a RE/MAX office and the Seneca Restaurant, both on Cermak.

He and other Berwyn firefighters went to New Orleans to help with the cleanup after Hurricane Katrina.

O’Halloran is glad his career was spent working in his hometown. In 1974, he graduated from St. Leonard Grammar School. In 1978, he graduated from Morton West High School, where he played football. He attended the 40th reunion on crutches in September after his softball injury.

The fire department has a new chief. Thomas A. Hayes’ first day was April 3. Kris Coniglio is the department’s new assistant chief.

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New ambulance for Berwyn

As seen on the street – new Berwyn FD Ambulance 905

Berwyn FD Ambulance 905

Berwyn FD Ambulance 905

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New ambulance for Berwyn

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Congratulations and a huge Thank You to the City of Berwyn IL Fire Department on the delivery of your newest Wheeled Coach Type III ambulance. With the patented Cool Bar HVAC system, Whelen LED interior and warning lights,CN 10 cabinetry Berwyn realizes the safety and value Wheeled Coach and Fire Service, Inc. provides. As one of our longest supporters, we thank you again for your business. When the busiest EMS agencies choose Fire Service, Inc to service their needs, repeatedly, there is value in that decision. Contact your Fire Service, Inc. sales team for more info on this unit, as well as all of our apparatus lines and fleet maintenance opportunities for your agency.

Wheeled Coach Type III ambulance

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Berwyn FD Ambulance 905

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chevron striping on rear of ambulance

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Berwyn FD Ambulance 905

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new ambulance interior

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Berwyn Fire Department news

Excerpts from mysuburbanlife.com:

The Berwyn Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a fire in the 1500 block of Home Avenue at 8:15 p.m. the evening of April 15. When units arrived, they saw light smoke coming from the front door, which the residents had opened. Heavy fire was discovered coming from the basement area in the back of the home. The fire caused extensive damage in the basement and spread to the kitchen area damaging the first floor as well.

There were three occupants in the home at the time of the fire, and they each escaped without injury. While the exact cause of the fire has not been determined, it was related to a dryer in the basement that was in use at the time. Homes are required to have smoke detectors on every level. Firefighters could not locate a detector in the basement, and the first-floor alarm did not activate.

Berwyn firefighters were assisted on the scene by the North Riverside Fire Department.

thanks Josh

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