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Mount Prospect Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Mount Prospect FD Deputy Fire Chief John Dolan

Mount Prospect FD Deputy Fire Chief John Dolan

Mount Prospect has named Deputy Fire Chief John Dolan the acting fire chief effective  April 16. His predecessor, Brian Lambel, resigned to become fire chief in Wilmette.

Dolan is a 24-year veteran. He was introduced to the fire service through the paid-on-call program.

 

 

 

 

Excerpts from the Journal-topics.com:

Mount Prospect Fire Chief Brian Lambel

Mt Prospect Fire Chief Brian Lambel

After 21 years with the Mount Prospect Fire Dept. and the last five years at its helm, Fire Chief Brian Lambel is leaving the department at the end of April and will assume the chief’s position in Wilmette.

Lambel, 52, who grew up in Mount Prospect and plans to continue living in the village, said he was contemplating retiring in the next 1-2 years, but when Wilmette approached him about the position, he decided it would be a good fit to serve that community.

Lambel began his fire career in Lincolnshire-Riverwoods in 1990 and came to Mount Prospect in 2000. He took over as chief five years ago when former chief John Malcolm took the top position in Lake Zurich. 

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Working fire in Mount Prospect, 4-7-21

Mount Prospect went to the Code 4 for a working fire at 1817 Tano Lane on Wednesday, 4/7/21.

Pierce Dash CF PUC fire engine at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

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Historic fire: Goldblatt’s fire in Mt Prospect, 1977 (more)

More photos from the Historic fire: Goldblatt’s fire in Mt Prospect, 1977 (pt1)

Hi,
 
I just found your blog as I was searching for old photos of the Goldblatts fire. I grew up in Des Plaines in the Craig Manor subdivision at the corner of Wolf & Central Roads. We could see the fire from our house and quickly drove over there. I was 14 at the time and had a cheap old camera and took these photos myself. You may share them anywhere.
 
Please attribute them to: Carole (formerly of Des Plaines)
 
~Carole
massive Randhurst fire in 1977

Photo courtesy of Carole (formerly of Des Plaines)

massive Randhurst fire in 1977

Photo courtesy of Carole (formerly of Des Plaines)

massive Randhurst fire in 1977

Photo courtesy of Carole (formerly of Des Plaines)

More from this fire HERE and HERE

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Mount Prospect Fire Department news

Excerpts from the journal-topics.com:

Mount Prospect recently recognized three fire department employees celebrating their Quinquennial anniversaries with the village as they were honored in front of the board of trustees, their families, and fellow employees. 

James Miller, celebrating 25 years, started with the fire department in 1995 as an employee and a paid-on-call member. He later became a lieutenant and retired as a paid-on-call member after 20 years as a captain. Miller also serves the village as a fire prevention specialist, an educator, a certified fire investigator, and a certified juvenile fire center intervention specialist. 

Miller established and continues to manage the Mount Prospect Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). During the COVID pandemic, Miller played a crucial role in working with the village to aid with the PPE inventory. He currently serves as the village’s emergency management coordinator and oversees the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

Mike Mangiamele is celebrating 30 years of service as a paid-on-call firefighter with the village. His career started with an interest in a fire service cadet program during his high school years through District 214. He currently works for school District 59 and became a paid-on-call firefighter to better help his community. 

Fire Chief Brian Lambel was recognized by the village for his 20 years of service and recently graduated from the Public Administrator Master’s Degree Program at Northern Illinois University. Lambel has also accepted the Executive Chief Officer Designation from the International Fire Chiefs Association. He has served on many organization boards including as the Executive Committee Secretary and Board Director for the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy, Director of the Illinois Fire Chief Association, as a member of the diversity task force, a Career Advisory Board Member for Harper College, and President for the Mount Prospect Pension Board.

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Mount Prospect Fire Department news (more)

From Tyler Tobolt:

Mount Prospect Station 13

Mt Prospect FD Station. 13

Tyler Tobolt photo

 

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Mount Prospect Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from the journal-topics.com:

On Wednesday April 15, the Mount Prospect Fire Dept. officially moved into its new headquarters Station 13 at 111 E. Rand Rd. The village board approved the project in 2018 and construction began in 2019. The project involved adaptive reuse of an existing building, saving $3.7 million in overall costs versus the construction of a new building.

The total project budget of $10.37 million included the purchase of the land and existing building, design fees and soft costs, hard construction costs, project contingencies, plus furniture and fixture purchases. The project was funded through bond sales completed in 2018 and was structured to have zero effect on future tax levies, due to a financing strategy developed by staff and financial consultants, which included refinancing old debt and using village reserves and moderate use of capitalized interest in the debt service repayment plan.

The village recently announced a proposal to redevelop a portion of Block 56 in Mount Prospect’s downtown, which is the block bounded by Northwest Highway, Maple Street, Busse Avenue, and Emerson Street. The proposed development would include the site of the police and fire headquarters and the Chase Bank property at 111 E. Busse Ave.

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Mount Prospect Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from the journaltopics.com:

Mount Prospect’s new Fire Station 13 on Rand Road is expected to begin operations April 15, but with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it is unknown if that date will remain on track. The goal is for the current headquarters to close April 14 and open the next morning in its new home on Rand Road just south of Kensington Road. The department is already in the process of moving some larger items to the new headquarters.

Because of the ongoing coronavirus, some fire department staff is working from home, while other administrators are split between headquarters and the village’s Emergency Operations Center. Since the pandemic really took hold locally starting the week of March 9, the department’s call volume is down to an average of 3-5 calls per day — well below the average of approximately 20 daily.

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Mount Prospect ambulance for sale

Found at govdeals.com:

2009 Ford Econoline E-450 MEDTEC AMBULANCE

Mount Prospect FD ambulance for sale

2009 Ford Econoline E-450 MEDTEC AMBULANCE for sale

Mount Prospect FD ambulance for sale

2009 Ford Econoline E-450 MEDTEC AMBULANCE for sale

thanks Martin

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Mount Prospect Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from the journal-topics.com:

Mount Prospect residents can expect smooth sailing over the course of the next few months as construction continues on the two new headquarters for the police and fire departments.

The Mount Prospect Fire Department headquarters building, 111 E. Rand Road, is still in its early construction stages, but is already slightly under budget. Fire Chief Brian Lambel said that some of the original walls in the building were suspected to have had asbestos however the walls were tested and came back negative, which brought costs down slightly. Currently, the inside of the building has been torn out and steel studs are in place. The steel framing inside has been painted and the roof is complete.

The the fire department broke ground on April 4 and the station is on track to be completed and open by April 2020.

There is a feature on the village’s website for people to watch the progress of both of the buildings. Cameras surveying the site capture still photos every 15 minutes.

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House fire in Mt Prospect, 6-18-19 (more)

More photos and a video from the House fire in Mt Prospect, 6-18-19

 

Mount Prospect house fire at 1318 E Green lane

Larry Shapiro photo

Mount Prospect house fire at 1318 E Green lane

Larry Shapiro photo

Mount Prospect house fire at 1318 E Green lane

Larry Shapiro photo

master stream directed at roof of house fire

Larry Shapiro photo

dramatic photo of Firefighter after battling a fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Mount Prospect FD Engine 14

Larry Shapiro photo

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