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New truck for Glenview FD (more)

From the macqueen website:

Glenview FD – Job: #37840 |Illinois|Enforcer HD 107 RM; #Pierce; #Enforcer; #FireTruck; #Beingbuilt; #GlenviewFD;

Macqueen Emergency photo; #Pierce; #Enforcer; #FireTruck; #Beingbuilt; #GlenviewFD;

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New engine and truck for Glenview (more)

From the macqueenemergency Facebook page:

llinois Sales Rep, Dan Rudnicki and Glenview Fire Department are on their last day of a 3 day marathon to design a Pierce pumper and aerial.; #GlenviewFD; #Pierce; #FireTruck;; #GlenviewFD; #Pierce;

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2-Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-5-23

This from Larry Shapiro:

After being dispatched to a working fire at an unknown address because of the volume of 911 calls into RED Center, firefighters from the North Maine FPD followed a header and travelled less than 1/2 mile to 9320 Noel Street in unincorporated Maine Township. They pulled up to heavy fire blowing out what was left of one unit of a four-unit, two-story apartment building. The entire front of the second unit from the street had been blown out. The alarm was upgraded to a Working Fire and then a MABAS Box Alarm, followed within minutes by an upgrade to the 2nd Alarm bringing units from as far away as Glencoe and Lincolnshire.

Multiple hand lines and three elevated master streams were used to battle the fire, the majority of which had been knocked down prior to my arrival.; #larryshapiro;; #NorthMaineFPD; #firescene;

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Larry Shapiro photo; #larryshapiro;; #NorthMaineFPD; #firescene;

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A brief video from Steve Redick


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House fire in Glenview, 7-27-22

Glenview firefighters were dispatched to 1701 Annapolis Drive in The Glen on Wednesday afternoon (7/27/22) at 3:30PM for a reported house fire. Companies arrived and had flames through the roof of a two-story, single-family house. A primary search of the premises was negative and a defensive attack was initiated that included several handlines in addition to elevated master streams from Glenview Truck 14 and Northbrook Tower 12 in the alley.

Heavy storms passed through the area roughly an hour before this fire was seen and there is the possibility of a lighting strike as the cause. The house had a cedar shake roof.

Companies assisting Glenview at the scene included Northbrook Tower 12, Winnetka Engine 28, Morton Grove Squad 4, Northfield Ambulance 29, and chief officers from the North Maine FPD and Morton Grove.; #GlenviewFD; #firefighters; #larryshapiro;

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Larry Shapiro photo; #GlenviewFD; #Pierce; #larryshapiro; ; #FireTruck; #hoselines

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Larry Shapiro photo; #NorthbrookFD; #firefighters; #larryshapiro; #FireTruck

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As seen around … Glenview

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

2021 Pierce Arrow XT with a 1500 GPM pump, 500 GWT and 50 GAL Class B foam cell carrying Pierce job #35501.; #FireTruck; #GlenviewFD; #Chi-TownFirePhotos; #Pierce; #ArrowXT;

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Chi-Town Fire Photos

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New engine and truck for Glenview

From Macqueen Emergency FB

Thank you to the Glenview Fire Department for their recent order! Here are the drawings of their new Pierce Mfg Enforcer™ pumper and Enforcer™ Ascendant® 107′ heavy-duty aerial ladder. Special thanks to Deputy Fire Chief Mike Rutkowski and Firefighter Chris Blaksley for trusting us with your purchase!

drawing of Pierce Enforcer pumper for the Glenview Fire Department

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drawing of Pierce Enforcer Ascendant aerial ladder for the Glenview Fire Department

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thanks Danny

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Glenview Fire Department news

From Glenview Prof. Firefighters Assoc. IAFF Local 4186 @GlenviewFirefightersLocal4186:

Ambulance Service Restored! As of Sunday morning, our members are now staffing 3 ALS ambulances at all times. This positive change represents a restoration of a service that had been reduced since 2011. Our organization is thankful that Trustees and Management Team of the Village of Glenview chose to make this investment in order to improve public safety for our residents, visitors and businesses.

Glenview FD Ambulance 8

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New engine for Glenview

Corrected post

This from Joe Faehndrick:

Attached are pictures of the new Glenview Engine 7. The current E7 (2010) will go to E13. Either the 2005 Enforcer (reserve engine) or 2006 Enforcer (current E13) will be sold. The specs are as follows. The unit will be delivered in the next couple weeks.

  • 2021 Pierce Arrow XT
  • Tak 4 front suspension
  • Air ride rear suspension
  • Stainless steel body
  • 1500-GPM Waterous pump
  • 500-gallon water tank
  • 50-gallon foam tank
  • Husky 3 Class B foam system
  • Galvanized frame, tank cradle, and body supports
Pierce Arrow XT fire engine for Glenview Illinois

Glenview FD photo

Pierce Arrow XT fire engine for Glenview Illinois

Glenview FD photo

Pierce Arrow XT fire engine for Glenview Illinois

Glenview FD photo

Pierce Arrow XT fire engine for Glenview Illinois

Glenview FD photo 

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Glenview Fire Department news (more)

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Glenview Fire Station 13 will remain in operation after village trustees directed the fire chief and village manager to change course and operate the fire department with a five-station footprint at a special village board meeting Monday.

The change came after a crowd of about 300 rallied in front of the fire station last Saturday, yard signs saying “Save Fire Station 13” began cropping up all over town, and more than 50 people called into Monday’s Zoom-based village board meeting.

Residents, mostly from the east side, and firefighters not only from Glenview but other communities, called into the meeting, many with heartfelt personal stories of calling 911 and having firefighters respond to medical emergencies and even house fires. Several residents living near Station 13 pleading for the station to remain open recounted how they called 911 and could hear the sirens blaring as crews left the station before they got off the phone.

After the public comment period, village trustees agreed to move forward with a five-station plan. Several trustees then supported the use of jump companies village-wide. 

On the expanded use of jump companies, Glenview Professional Firefighters Association Local 4186 Union President Jesse Gallagher said he had concerns. Most Glenview firefighters are also certified paramedics, but he said how fire crews gear up to respond to a fire or medical call are different. 

“The challenge is the next call,” Gallagher said. “What we leave with is what we have. We often go straight from one call to another.” He said when a first call is a medical call and the second is a structure fire, that can create difficulties. He said paramedics would bring fire turnout gear with them on an ambulance run, but would not return to the station to swap vehicles.

Many callers were critical of what they said was a lack of transparency in making such an important decision. 

Village President Jim Patterson said the decision made on closing Station 13 at the Tuesday, Feb. 2 meeting could be made without village board approval as it was an operational decision, but said the issue was posted on that board meeting’s agenda. The issue was posted as a discussion of a consultant’s report on fire department operations. Trustees acknowledged shortcomings in the area of transparency and communication on the issue.  

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Glenview Fire Department news (more)

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A large crowd rallied outside Glenview Fire Station 13 Saturday in a last-ditch effort to keep it open. Neighbors said closing the fire station at 831 E. Lake Ave. in Glenview will jeopardize community safety. Firefighters and residents think they will have to wait longer when they pick up the phone to call 911 for a fire truck or an ambulance.

Glenview Village President Jim Patterson said a study found Fire Station 13 and its single engine are active about 30 minutes during a 24-hour shift – one of the slower stations in town. Firefighters there will be moved to other stations. That study also found that closing Station 13 comes with a savings of $1.25 million for the village. Patterson said he does not believe it will be that high.

The president of the Glenview Firefighters Association said the village has called for a special Board of Trustees meeting on Monday night to discuss the fate of the firehouse. If the closure is approved, it could happen as early as next month.

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