Posts Tagged Prospect Heights

Schaumburg/Prospect Heights Benefit is Tomorrow!

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Fund Raiser to Help a Firefighter Battle Cancer

This message comes from Tim Jones, Deputy Chief of the Prospect Heights Fire Department:

We write this note in the hopes that you can help us support one of our brothers. One of our firefighters has recently been diagnosed with cancer, something that is a challenge for any family. What makes this situation more serious, is that his son also has a serious ongoing medical condition that has advanced in the last month causing him to lose the vision in his left eye. His son’s condition has meant visits to MAYO clinic, specialists and countless doctors, all while he battles his own cancer.

Can you please post this flyer in as many places as possible? We hope to get the word out as we support our brother through this challenge.

Firefighter fundraiser

The flyer is downloadable for those who can post it it their department.

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Prospect Heights Fire District Open House

The Prospect Heights Fire District will hold their annual Open House Saturday October 9 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Station 9 which is located at 10 E. Camp McDonald Road in Prospect Heights. Among items featured will be:

  • Hot Dogs
  • New Dive Boat
  • Pole Slide
  • Demonstrations
  • Equipment Displays

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Medtec deliveries in 2009

The year-to-date 2010 Medtec deliveries were posted previously, and as promised here are the 2009 deliveries.

Bensenville Medtec ambulance

Ford F-Series Medtec unit in Bensenville. Medtec photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department Medtec ambulance

Ford E-Series Medtec ambulance in Buffalo Grove. Medtec photo

Crystal Lake FD Medtec ambulance

Ford E-Series Medtec ambulance in Crystal Lake. Medtec photo

Crystal Lake Fire Department Medtec ambulance

Another Ford E-Series Medtec ambulance in Crystal Lake. Medtec photo

Downers Grove Fire Department Medtec ambulances

A pair of Medtec ambulances in Downers Grove on Navistar chassis. Medtec photo

Medtec ambulance Fox Lake Fire Department

Ford F-Series Medtec ambulance for Fox Lake. Medtec photo

Glen Ellyn VFD Medtec ambulance

Two Ford E-Series Medtec ambulances for Glen Ellyn. Medtec photo

Glenside FPD Medtec ambulance

Glenside FD Medtec ambulance on a Navistar chassis. Medtec photo

Hazel Crest FD Medtec ambulance

Hazel Crest FD Medtec ambulance on a GMC Ford F-650 chassis. Medtec photo

Naperville Medec ambulance

Napervile Medic 6 on a Navistar chassis. Medtec photo

Niles FD Medtec ambulance

Niles ambulance 2 on a Navistar chsssis. Medtec photo

Prospect Heights FD Medtec ambulance

Ford E-Series Medtec ambulance in Prospect Heights. Medtec photo

Sugar Grove Medtec ambulance

Medtec ambulance for Sugar Grove on a Navistar chassis. Medtec photo

Waukegan FD Medtec ambulance

Waukegan FD Medtec ambulance on a Navistar chassis. Medtec photo

Wood Dale Medtec ambulance

Ford E-Series Medtec ambulance in Wood Dale. Medtec photo

Woodstock FD Medtec ambulance

Ford E-Series Medtec ambulance in Woodstock. Medtec photo

York Center FPD Medtec ambulance

York Center FPD’s Medtec ambulance on a Navistar chassis. Medtec photo

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Prospect Heights Engine 39 refurb

Deputy Chief Drew Smith from The Prospect Heights FPD submitted the folowing information.

Prospect Heights’ Engine 39 has been delivered to the refurb shop at Alexis Fire Equipment.  Alexis, the original builder of Engine 39, will perform the following work:

  • Repair all body damage and corrosion. Replace lower rub rail. Repaint required areas.
  • Remove all worn interior plastic finishes and replace with brushed aluminum. Also reupholster all seats and cover motor dog house with brushed aluminum.
  • Install 6500-watt generator and two 750-watt telescoping lights (these will replace 2 12-V telescoping lights)
  • Install a Federal 2QB siren that was originally on the former 1984 E-ONE Squad 9. The existing electronic 2QB will remain.
  • Reconfigure the rear of the apparatus to install a hose tray for 2 ½” hose bed. This will locate the main lead-out bed to be accessible at chest height when standing on the ground. Both Engine 9 and Squad 9 have this feature. The main upper hose bed will only store LDH.
  • Perform assorted repairs to the pump and valves.

It is expected that Engine 39 will return for service by July 4th.

Prospect Heights Engine 39

Engine 39 being refurbished at Alexis Fire Equipment. Prospect Heights photo

Prospect Heights Engine 39

Work being performed at the rear of Engine 39. Prospect Heights photo

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updated rig photos

Karl Klotz has been vigilant in keeping an eye out for rig shots that are missing from this site.  He recently submitted the following photos:

Northbrook ambulance 12R

Des Plaines engine 64R

Mount Prospect tower 13

Skokie engine 16R

Prospect Heights engine 9

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New ambulance for Prospect Heights

Ambulance 9 Photo by Larry Shapiro

Ambulance 9 Photo by Larry Shapiro

The Prospect Heights Fire Department in Division 3 recently took delivery of a 2009 Ford F450SD/Medtec Type III ambulance (#8421) which will enter service soon as Ambulance 9.

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Prospect Heights and Buffalo Grove have been added

Two fire departments have been added to the site, although neither is yet complete. Prospect Heights in Division 3 has 2 stations.  Station 39 has been completed and Station 9 currently has 1 of 7 rigs posted.  The other rigs will follow this week.

In addition, Buffalo Grove in Division 4, has 3 stations.  Posting of the rigs for these stations is not yet complete and some of the data has to be updated for accuracy as well.

Today, our thanks go to Karl Klotz who submitted the bulk of Division 19 for processing and uploading. This will take several days, as Division 19 does not yet even have a MABAS page on the site. Again, there will initially be gaps in the departments. These will be updated when time permits.

Hank Sajovic graciously submitted 115 images of CFD firehouses.  This too will take several days of preparation before all are posted. He commented that roughly 10-15 of these need updating from when they were originally photographed, but he anticipates taking care of this before the summer ends. While we’re on the subject of Hank’s firehouse collection from Chicago, he is planning an upcoming book … to be released in the future.

As visitors to this site, please keep in mind that as we are getting up and running (which will take a minimum of 6 months), we will post the images that are available to us, with the intent that some images will be updated/replaced when we have shots that depict the subject more favorably.  Rigs for example, might be featured showing the officer’s side (which is not the ‘standard’) or on-scene at an incident. Apparatus or stations might have been photographed in less than ideal weather,  or may for some other reason be an image that the photographer would like to improve upon. We have elected to post the images that we have available so that the departments are featured to the best of our ability. When time permits or other photographers submit an image that shows the subject in better light or at a preferable angle, an update will occur and it will be noted here.

The majority of the stations in Division 3 have also been freshly photographed and should be added to the site this week (as time permits) as well.

Readers are encouraged to send comments or emails about apparatus that is on order or that has been recently received so that we can stay on top of the game.

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