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Orland Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from fox32chicago.com:

The Orland Fire Protection District Board of Trustees denounced the adoption of the Illinois Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today Act (SAFE-T ACT) stating that it reduces punishments and accountability for criminals and undermines the authority of police.

The new law that goes into effect Jan. 1, 2023, gets rid of cash bail entirely. It also limits who can be arrested and held in jail based on the crime they are alleged to have committed. Many members of the law enforcement community are working to have the current law amended.

Those who are in support of the law say it’s wrong to keep people in jail simply because they can’t afford bail.

The Orland Fire Protection District Board will vote to approve a resolution during a Sept. 27 board meeting — urging the legislature to repeal the law.

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Orland Fire District news

Excerpts from suburbanchicagoland.com:

The Orland Fire Protection District dedicated the “Robert M. Buhs Education & Leadership Development Center” on July 15, 2022 in honor of a former fire chief who officials said was the district’s chief architect.

The Orland Fire Protection District (OFPD) Board of Trustees created the rank of “Fire Chief Emeritus” in recognition of the contributions Buhs made during his 27 years of service.

In ceremony filled with emotion, Buhs was presented with the newly created rank to reflect his role in building the Orland Fire Protection District. A naming plaque was unveiled at the “Buhs Education & Leadership Development Center” located at 10728 W. 163rd Place.

Buhs started his full time career in Orland in 1977. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1981, to deputy chief in 1986, and was first appointed Chief/Administrator in 1988. One of Buhs’ earliest visions was to build a regional training facility. He was one of the first to start training officers and command functions knowing the importance of the unified command. He retired in 2003.

Chief Buhs also served as Executive Director of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association from 1988 until 1999 but continued as a consultant and mentor to many chiefs that have served since that time.

Today, the Orland Fire Protection District is recognized as having a 65 percent save rate for individuals who suffer heart attacks. The national save rate is only 10 to 15 percent. The OFPD is Certified with ISO-1 rating and as an Internationally Accredited Fire Department, one of only 100 in the United States and Canada.

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Oak Forest Fire Department news

Excerpts from patch.com:

Oak Forest officials have signed an intergovernmental agreement with the Orland Fire Protection District to have the south suburb’s fleet repaired at OFPD’s new maintenance facility, Fire Chief Gary Kasper said at a city council meeting.

The department first submitted a request for proposals to source local companies who would be able to repair the aging fleet within the department’s budget. While two companies responded to the proposal, neither was cost effective enough for the department.

Throughout the process, Kasper met with OFPD officials and finally decided the cost of utilizing the district’s maintenance workers and center would be best for the budget and equipment.

Oak Forest vehicles will only be brought to the new facility for preventative maintenance and occasional repairs. The agreement does not mean either department will share or exchange equipment.

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New ambulance for the Orland Fire District

From the Foster Coach Sales website:

#chicagoareafire.com; #FosterCoachSales; #OrlandFPD; #ambulance

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#chicagoareafire.com; #FosterCoachSales; #OrlandFPD; #ambulance

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Orland FPD history

Found this on Orland’s Facebook page 

orland FPD history

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New tower ladder for Orland FPD (more)

One more photo of the New tower ladder for Orland FPD  from the Pierce Flickr site

new Pierce tower ladder for the Orland FPD in Illinois

Pierce composite

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New tower ladder for Orland FPD (more)

From macqueenemergency Instagram

 Officially on Illinois soil: Orland Fire Protection District’s NEW Tower 1.
New Pierce tower ladder for the Orland FPD in Illinois

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New tower ladder for Orland FPD

This from Michael Linus:

Hey guys can you post this pic of Orland’s new tower ladder.
 
Thanks,
Mike
Pierce Velocity tower ladder

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As seen around … Orland Park

From Chicagoland_fire_photos on instagram:

An Orland Park FPD engine, most likely Engine 5 on a call with Ambo 5 

Spare engines are numbered 7&8
spare Orland FPD fire engine

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New ambulance for Orland FPD

From the Foster Coach Sales website:

Ford E / Horton Type 3 ambulance

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Ford E / Horton Type 3 ambulance

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