Posts Tagged Lockport Township FPD

New ambulances for Lockport FPD

From the Foster Coach Sales website:

New ambulances for the Lockport Township FPD

New ambulances for the Lockport Township FPD. Foster Coach Sales photo

thanks Hunter

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Lockport Township FPD wants new fire station

Excerpts from the

Lockport Township Fire Protection District officials are trying to convince residents that it’s time to replace a 57-year-old fire station near the city’s downtown.

“We are limited in height and cannot place many of our vehicles into this station,” wrote Fire Chief David Skoryi in a letter last month to surrounding residents. “… Fire department operations have changed significantly since 1960.”

He estimates costs to be about $3.5 million for a new building at 828 E. Ninth St., the site of the aging station.

A local activist said: “There are quite a few residents that are fed up with the spending of the fire district.” He and a group of other residents in the past have publicly objected to other building and spending projects in the township.

Some residents are even looking to disconnect from the district because its property taxes are second only to the school district.

Skoryi contends in his letter that the public expects firefighters and paramedics to respond to an increasingly broader array of emergencies … and that fire engines today are larger and carry much more equipment than they did in the 1960s so firefighters can respond to more than just fires.

The current building was built during a time when firefighters were volunteers and ambulance service was provided by the local funeral home, and has become inadequate for current firefighting operations. The district employs about 90 people and serves a population of 77,000 people.

The old Station 1 building, one of six stations in the district, is centrally located in Lockport and does not include separate private spaces for female firefighters. The district currently employs four female firefighters. It also contains asbestos as insulation which have to be carefully removed as part of the project because it can cause health problems.

The project will be presented at the Lockport Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the downtown City Hall.

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Area apparatus on order

This from Josh Boyajian:

Bloomingdale FPD – 2015 E-One 100′ aerial platform quint. Cyclone ll cab and chassis, 2,000-gpm/300-gallon.
Chicago – (3) 2015 E-One 100′ RM aerial platform trucks. Cyclone ll cab and chassis, 0/0.
Genoa-Kingston – 2015 Pierce Arrow XT pumper, 1,500-gpm/1,000-gallon/30 foam.
Lockport Township – (2) 2015 Pierce Enforcer engines, 1,500-gpm/750-gallon/30 foam.
Peoria – 2015 Pierce Velocity 100′ aerial platform, 0/0.
Springfield – 2015 Pierce Arrow XT pumper, 1,500-gpm/750-gallon/20 foam.
Utica – 2015 Piece Impel pumper, 1,500-gpm/750-gallon/30 foam.
East Chicago, Indiana – 2015 Pierce Saber pumper, 1,500-gpm/750-gallon.

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2-Alarm Brush Fire for Homer Township FPD, 3-30-15

This from Josh Boyajian:

Here are a few shots from the 2nd Alarm Brush Box Monday (3/30/15) in Homer Township. The staging for this incident was at Cedar Road & Bruce Rd in the Forest Preserve. I also included a picture of their newer E-One engine.

firemen fight a grass fire

East Joliet FPD brush unit. Josh Boyajian photo

firemen fight a grass fire

Josh Boyajian photo

firemen fight a grass fire

Josh Boyajian photo

E-ONE Typhoon fire engine

Homer Township FPD Engine 32. Josh Boyajian photo

This from Code Photography:

Here are some photos of the 2nd Alarm Brush fire in Homer Glenn on Monday (3/30/15). I made it about 10 minutes after the 2nd alarm and by then they had it under control, but it looked like they had a couple acres going at one point.

More photos can be found here:

-Code Photography

firemen extinguish a grass fire in a field

Code Photography

Lockport firefighters fight a brush fire

Lockport township FPD brush unit. Code Photography

firemen fight a grass fire

Code Photography

Frankfort FPD firefighters extinguish a grass fire

Frankfort FPD brush unit. Code Photography

grass fire scorches several acres

Code Photography

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Web site updates

The following updates have made to the site:

Division 12:

Freightliner ambulance

Division 19:

IHC Terra Star ambulance

Pierce Velocity aerial ladder truck

E-ONE fire engine

Division 1:

Arlington Heights ambulance

Division 22:

  • Crestwood – added Ambulance 2342 and Car 2311

Division 10:

  • Hinsdale – added new Engine 1012 which replaced the Spartan/3D engine
Pierce Saber fire engine for Hinsdale IL

Hinsdale Engine 1012 is a 2014 Pierce Saber 1500/750. Drew Gresik photo

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New ambulances for Lockport

This from Lt. John Matthews, Lockport Fire District;

The Lockport Fire District has taken delivery of two new 2014 Horton Ambulances. They will be placed in service the week of 7/7/2014. One will replace the current Ambulance #2 (2007 IHC Horton MICU) and the other will replace Ambulance #3 (2005 IHC Horton MICU). The Ambulances were purchased from Foster Coach out of Sterling, IL.

new ambulances for the Lockport Township FPD

Both new Lockport FPD Horton ambulances in front of the entrance to Station #6 on Renwick Road. John Matthews photo

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New fire boat for Lockport

This from Mike Lopina:

Lockport FPD has taken delivery of a 2012 Metalcraft Marine Firestorm 32 fire 
boat. The boat has a 1750 gpm pump. 

Mike Lopina 
Lockport Fire Protection District

New fireboat for Lockport FPD. Dan Lopina photo

Lockport Fire Protection District

This is a Metalcraft Marine Firestorm 32 with a 1,750-GPM pump. Dan Lopina photo

Lockport Fire Protection District

Dan Lopina photo

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New battalion car for Lockport

Lockport Lt. John Matthews updated the site with a photo of the new Ford Expedition for the Lockport Township Battalion Chief running out of Lockport Station 6. It replaces a 2005 GMC Yukon with 120,000 miles.

Lockport Fire Protection District battalion chief

Lockport Fire Protection District battalion chief

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Lockport 2-11 11/1/10

The Lockport Township Fire Protection District requested a 2nd Alarm MABAS Box today for a structure fire at a shopping center on Theodore street near Plainfield Road. The fire was in the end unit of a center that is undergoing remodeling. An Eagle Super Market was previously located in this center.

Darien-Woodridge FPD Lt. Jim Skrabel was nearby and submitted a few photos from the scene.

Lockport Township FPD 2-11 fire 11/1/10

Lockport Tower 6 is seen here with the basket to the roof of the shopping center. Jim Skrabel photo

Lockport Township FPD 2-11 fire Rapid Intervention Team

Lockport firefighters assigned as the Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) stand by in front of the building in case firefighters inside become trapped or disoriented and need to be rescued. Jim Skrabel photo

Lockport Township FPD 2-11 fire 11/1/10

Lockport Engine 2, a 2007 Pierce Enforcer, supplies water to the interior attack companies and Tower 6 at the 2nd alarm fire on Monday, the 1st of November. Jim Skrabel photo

Lockport Township FPD firefighters 2-11 alarm 11/1/10

No flames are visible as thick black smoke escapes from the end unit at the shopping center on Theodore Street today. Jim Skrabel photo

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