Posts Tagged Midlothian Fire Department

2-Alarm fire in Blue Island, 9-7-23

This from Daniel Hynd:

I took in the 2-11 in Blue Island at 13039 Western Ave on 9-7-23. I arrived well after the fire was knocked, but got some pretty good apparatus photos.; #DanielHynd; #firefighters;

Daniel Hynd photo; #DanielHynd; #BlueIslandFD; #FireTruck; #HME;

Daniel Hynd photo; #DanielHynd; #BlueIslandFD; #FireTruck; #Pierce; #PosenFD;

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New utility for the Midlothian Fire Department

Photos from Public Safety Direct Facebook page; #MidlothianFD;

Public Safety Direct photo; #MidlothianFD;

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thanks Martin

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Fire service news – Coronavirus COVID-19

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Captain John Kucharski of the Midlothian Fire Department says firefighter-paramedics were in desperate need of N-95 masks to protect themselves when going into homes of potential COVID-19 patients 

“We do have masks now,” he said. “What are we going to do if we run out?”

Then he saw a story about firefighters in Billings, Montana making their own surgical masks using a 3-D printer. They’re called Montana Masks.  However, where do you get a 3-D printer as soon as possible?

Both Bremen High School and Oak Forest High School sent the 3-D printers used to teach engineering students to the Midlothian Fire Department, where they’ve been making a new mask every three hours.

While the masks are not FDA approved, tests show they’re remarkably effective and a whole lot better than a cheap paper mask or a bandanna.

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House fire in Midlothian, 3-16-18

video by Sean Paller from Facebook of a fire in Midlothian at 15016 Kenton Avenue 3/16/18

if only we could get people to understand that video should never be shot in the vertical format.

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New ambulance for Midlothian

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Here are a few preliminary pictures of Midlothian FD’s new Wheeled Coach Ambulance. These were taken at their recent Final Inspection at the factory. We look forward to getting this unit completed. We will post delivery pics as soon as lettering, striping, chevron, and radios are installed. Stay Tuned !!!

Midlothian FD ambulance

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Midlothian FD ambulance

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Midlothian FD ambulance

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Midlothian FD ambulance

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Midlothian FD ambulance

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Midlothian Fire Department news

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Investigators are working to figure out what sparked a fire that heavily damaged several family-owned businesses in south suburban Midlothian Saturday night.

Firefighters said they got the call around 11 p.m. When crews got to the scene, the building at 147th Street and Pulaski Avenue was engulfed in fire. The stubborn blaze took nearly four hours to completely put out. Fire departments from several surrounding communities assisted Midlothian firefighters. No one was injured.

Two businesses, Midwest Meat Market and Lisa’s Diner, suffered major damage.

“In the back of the building there are two apartments. Police kicked the door in. Removed them. Got them out safety,” said Midlothian Fire Chief Stephen Hotwagner.

The building is a complete loss. For the business owners, their livelihoods have been put in jeopardy, but that is not what any one of them were thinking of Saturday.

Friends have created a GoFundMe page for the Kenealy family.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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New home for Midlothian FD squad

This from Mike Summa:

Goodbye and Thank You for 25 years of faithful service- Midlothian Squad 2707.
Good luck in your new home, in Purdy, Missouri.  These 3 photos were posted on the Midlothian Fire Department Facebook Page.  They are not my photos, but I thought that others would enjoy them.  Thank you,
Mike S.
Thank you Squad 2707 for 20 years of service! I hope you enjoy your new home in Purdy, Missouri! Congratulations Chief Mercer and the members of Purdy Fire Department with your new apparatus! We hope you enjoy it as much as we have!
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Midlothian FD Squad 2707

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Midlothian FD Squad 2707

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Midlothian fire truck for sale


Pierce squad for sale

Midlothian Fire Department squad for sale. Firetec photo

1997 Pierce Saber

1997 Pierce Saber, Detroit turbo diesel, Allison automatic, air brakes, 25kw PTO generator, light tower w/(4) 500w, (2) telescoping lights, (4) vehicle mounted lights, Eagle auto fill cascade, (6) 6000 psi bottles, 12000# front bumper winch, custom slide out tool boards, roll out trays, drop down trays, a/c & heat in box, 16′ extension & 10′ attic ladder. 11,161 miles. Asking $92,000

Other Information relating to this Vehicle:
Federal AeroDynic lightbar, Code 3 warning lights, Code 3 siren.
This rescue is in excellent condition – the department is changing operations.

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New engine for the Midlothian FD

From the Pierce Flickr site:

New Pierce engine for the Midlothian FD – SO 29543

New Pierce engine for the Midlothian FD

Pierce composite

thanks Al

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Area apparatus orders

Crete Township – Alexis pumper with a Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis; 1,500/1,000/30. Delivery in August.

Lombard – Pierce Impel pumper; 1,500/750. Delivery in August.

Midlothian – Pierce Enforcer pumper; 1,500/750. Delivery in June.

Morris – Pierce Velocity 100′ tower ladder. Delivery in November.

St Charles – Pierce Dash CF PUC pumper; 1,500/750. Delivery in October.

Wonder Lake – Pierce Enforcer pumper; 1,250/1,000. Delivery in May.

East Chicago, IN – Pierce Arrow XT 100′ tower ladder; 2,000/300. Delivery in December.

East Chicago, IN – Pierce Saber pumper; 1,500/750. Delivery in July.

Downers Grove, IL – Ferrara Igniter MVP pumper; 1,500/500. Delivery in February.

thanks Josh

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