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Loves Park Fire Department news

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According to Loves Park Fire Chief, James Hart, an older section of Forest Hills Village, a private mobile home community currently has a lack of working fire hydrants that are not supplying proper water pressure due to inadequate water main sizes and aging water system.

Forest Hills informed an engineering firm which is also used by the city, on the issue and later reached out to the city on possible solutions. Right now, an approved plan by both the City Loves Park Fire Department and the village water department is in place to bring 19 working fire hydrants to those areas of concern.

The next step is to survey the area of where improvements along with more testing before they hit the ground running, not impact any of the working hydrants on the east side of the village.

“After testing we are going to take that data back into an engineer drawing to lay out the position of the water mains, valves, water placement all of that stuff once all of that is done and all conflicts are resolved with that, they will then put together a bid package.”



Loves Park FD surplus SUV

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2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Command SUV 4-DR

$5,600.00 USD (25 Bids)
Closes: 8d21h(Jan 23, 2024 11:00 AM CST)

$50.00 USD Bid Increment

Sales/Lot Type:

Online Auction — Subject To Seller Confirmation

Location: Loves Park, Illinois, USA

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Command SUV 4-DR

5.3L V8 OHV 16V FFV.

Taken out of service 12/31/23.

Vehicle has been well maintained.

Battery tender is recommended (not included) due to electronics installed.

Everything in the pictures stays with the vehicle.

This unit is ready for continued service as a fire command vehicle. VHF radios will need to be re-programmed.

*If private party purchases vehicle, they are responsible for removal of emergency lights and siren.

Third row seats will come with the vehicle. They were removed for the command box.

All items are sold as-is.; #forsale; #Chevy; #Tahoe; #SUV; #LovesParkFD;

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Loves Park Fire Department news

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On June 23rd, the Winnebago County Sheriff’s office and Loves Park Fire Department (LPFD) announced an agreement for 911 dispatching services and this past Monday, the tele-communicators at the Winnebago County 911 Center started to dispatch emergency calls for the Loves Park Fire Department. LFPD will also gain access to the county’s Computer Aided Dispatch software (CAD) giving them all the  dispatch information right at their fingertips.

Previously, when a Loves Park resident called 911, the operator would then contact Mercyhealth, who would then call the agency that was needed, creating a time delay of anywhere from 30 seconds to one minute.

The county tele-communicators are responsible for receiving all 911 calls representing both emergency and non-emergency requests outside the City of Rockford, and for dispatching all law enforcement agencies outside the City of Rockford.

The Loves  Park Fire Department is the first fire agency to be dispatched by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office. 

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Loves Park FD squad truck for sale

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1995 Chevrolet P30 FORWARD CONTROL, 5.7L V8 OHV 16V.

“AS IS” Dive Van. Mileage is our best guess based on maintenance records. Brakes need to be replaced. Needs new battery. Runs and drives, but currently needs to be jumped each time and the brakes are soft. This may need to be towed or trailered to the buyers location due to brakes needing work. Carbureted engine. Tires and rims are in good condition. The body has some minor defects and corrosion at some seams. Overall this rig looks pretty good for it’s age. This unit has been stored indoors for several years.

Some notable items included… -E-Q2B Federal Signal Siren -All emergency lights (most are LED) -Passenger side roll out awning -Built in storage in back

We are removing the Motorola radio prior to sale and all graphics that identify this unit as Loves Park Fire Dept.

Buyer is responsible for removing the van from Loves Park and transporting the van to its end destination.; #forsale; #divevan; #FireTruck; #LovesParkFD;

Loves Park FD photo; #forsale; #divevan; #FireTruck; #LovesParkFD;

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Loves Park FD photo

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Loves Park Fire Department news

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At Tuesday’s Loves Park City Council meeting, James Hart will be sworn in as the next Chief of the Loves Park Fire Department.

Hart is a deputy chief serving the Loves Park Fire department since 2018. Hart has also served as a paramedic in Rockford and in Colorado.

Hart succeeds Jerry Wiltfang, who has served as Loves Park fire chief since 2018.

At the Dec. 19 meeting, city council members approved a resolution for Wiltfang to serve as a part-time assistant to the Loves Park mayor, taking the new role of Director of Emergency Operations.

Officials credit Wiltfang as a major part of expanding the role of the Loves Park Fire Department, growing from a volunteer department to having 24/7 response teams.

Under Wiltfang, the department has also gotten newer equipment and opened a new fire station to allow for better response times for more people in the city.

The city council will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Loves Park City Hall. The full agenda for Tuesday’s meeting can be found here.

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Loves Park Fire Department news

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Loves Park Fire Department officials announced the opening of a new fire station on Wednesday at 5180 Rock Valley Parkway on the east side of the city. The station is in a former auto body shop that was remodeled to fit the needs of the fire department and will house an ambulance and a quint. A building dedication and open house will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 9 a.m. for the public with cake and coffee until 11 a.m.

Back in February, the Loves Park City Council approved the $1.5 million project. All funding was through the federal American Rescue Plan Act.

The City of Loves Park will continue to operate the station on Windsor Rd. The Grand Ave. station, the original city hall built in 1947, will close as a fire station and be used by the city’s public works department.

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Loves Park Fire Department news

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In 2021, the Loves Park Fire Department responded to 1,211 calls in one area of the city alone without a fire station. On Monday night, the city board approved a $1.5 million deal for a third fire station on Rock Valley Parkway on Loves Park’s east side to significantly decrease the response time to calls in that area. The third station will house an ambulance and engine.

The district’s first station, which has been in Loves Park since 1947, is located at 400 Grand Ave. Their second station is at 1527 Windsor Rd. Once the third station opens, the station on Grand Ave. will be turned into public works storage because of the census count in this part of the city, and the fact that the building can’t hold the current emergency vehicles.

According to the Insurance Services Office, a new station could lead to a decrease in premium costs, such as a few $100 dollars for residents.

The new station should be closed on within the next month, followed by another month of moving equipment and vehicles into the new space. The third station should be open by May 2022.

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New ambulance for Loves Park FD

From the Foster Coach Sales website:

Ford Type 3 Horton ambulance

Foster Coach Sales photosFoster C

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New engine for Loves Park

From the MacQueen Emergency Group Facebook page:

Final inspection time!

Here’s a preview of the Loves Park, Illinois Impel® PUC™ Pumper. This will be the department’s second Pierce Mfg apparatus (they purchased a 107? Ascendant aerial last year).

We’re so glad these essential workers are getting their new apparatus—arriving this spring!

Pierce Impel PUC fire engine

MacQueen Emergency Group photo

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New ambulance for Loves Park

Former Downers Grove ambulance now owned by Loves Park.

former Downers Grove FD ambulance

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