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New ambulance in Gary, IN

From Excellance Inc Flickr:

 A-223. 2022 Ford F450/Excellance 

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Ambulance remount for the Gary Fire Department

From Crossroads ambulance Facebook page

Gary Fire Department | Medwerks Ambulance Remount | RAM 5500 – Type I
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Ambulance remount for the Gary Fire Department

From Crossroads Ambulance Sales and Service LLC on Facebook:

Gary Fire Department module is all mounted up to its new RAM Type I chassis! This Medwerks Ambulance Remount is in the electrical hookup stage while interior upgrades are going in simultaneously.

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As seen around … Gary

This from Larry Shapiro:

Gary Engine 7, one of five 2018 Pierce Saber 2000/500 pumpers

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As seen around … Gary, IN

From Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Here are some shots from some old Gary, IN fire trucks sitting in their graveyard. 

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Multiple fires in Gary, 5-1-21

Excerpts from ab7chicago.com:

There were 15 to 18 suspicious fires Saturday night in Gary, forcing them to call at least a dozen different fire departments for assistance. All of the structures were vacant and no injuries were reported.

Arson was suspected in previous fires. Gary fire officials have not provided additional information about whether the incidents were related.

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Commercial building fire in Gary, IN 11-11-20

From Tim Olk

massive black smoke from building fire

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Gary Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

An in-house firefighting crew is set to begin serving the Gary/Chicago International Airport Sept. 1. The transition from city firefighters to the private airport-based firefighters was expected to begin in June. That deadline wasn’t met, so the airport authority approved an extension of an agreement with the city to provide airport rescue and firefighting services through Aug. 31.

About six to eight Gary firefighters are based at the airport daily. They’ll be replaced by new personnel who will be trained and certified. The change will be a cost-saver. Personnel still need to be hired and the Gary Fire Department is vetting applicants. The new hires will be cross-trained as not only firefighters, but as operations workers, as well and will staff the airport 24 hours a day and be considered AvPORTS’ employees. Revenue from a compact agreement with the city of Chicago will be used to support the fire and rescue staffing. 

On Aug. 16-18, the airport will again serve as the staging site for the Chicago Air and Water Show.

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HUD to fund new fire station in Gary (more)

Excerpts from the nwitimes.com:

City leaders expect a modern new fire station to rise this coming year in the Glen Park neighborhood, despite doubts about the future of the fire department as a whole. Officials broke ground near 49th and Pennsylvania Street for construction of $2.8 million facility. About a dozen young firefighters were on hand for the ceremony.

It will replace Station 5, which has been closed since 2012. Its crew has been housed in a section of the Calumet Township Multipurpose Center, 1900 W. 41st Ave., a homeless center.

The fire department’s staff of 163 firefighters and 13 paramedics must cover the city’s 52 square miles and beyond. They have responded to more than 5,200 fire calls and more than 13,000 requests for emergency medical services service calls since Nov. 30.

The department’s website lists 14 fire stations, but a 2009 Gary financial assessment report stated too many stations were obsolete, in disrepair and in need of significant  renovation.

Gary FD  Captain John Leslie Jr., president of the firefighters union, recently complained publicly about firefighters being overworked at scenes due to lack of manpower that could get worse in the coming years as more veterans retire and the city struggles to retain new hires who leave for better pay in other communities.

The mayor is proposing budget cuts for most departments in 2019 — including public safety — as part of a long-term plan to put city government on more stable, financial footing.

The new station will be built on the site of the old Pittman Elementary School. It is being financed with a loan from the U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development.

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FDIC 2018

A few images from the FDIC in Indianapolis showing units and members from area fire departments.

East Joliet FPD members receive gift at FDIC

Members of the East Joliet FPD at the 2018 FDIC. Larry Shapiro photo

East Joliet FPD members receive gift at FDIC

Members of the East Joliet FPD at the 2018 FDIC. Larry Shapiro photo

Franklin Park FD Truck 1

Franklin Park FD Truck 2. Larry Shapiro photo

Gary Fire Department fire engine

New Pierce engine for Gary. Josh Boyajian photo

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