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Chief Sanders "Sam" Hicks
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Captain Ron Shulga
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Captain George Strom
April 4, 2017

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March 30, 2017

Firefighter/Paramedic Gary Hilbert
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November 24, 2014

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May 13, 2014

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February 27, 2013

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August 16, 2012

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November 30, 2011

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June 24, 2011

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November 12, 2010

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July 29, 2010

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May 28, 2010

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April 1, 2010

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January 18, 2010

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June 13, 2008

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May 29, 2008

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April 13, 2008

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January 2, 2008

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December 27, 2007

Firefighter Bob Godemann
April 3, 2007

Chief John Wilkinson
November 29, 2006

Captain Joseph Burton
August 31, 2006

Captain LeRoy O. Dullin
March 19, 2006 (Past Union President)

Captain Ernest W. Bongratz
February 9, 2006

Captain Harold E. Cowell
January 24, 2006

Captain Peter Hanchar
January 6, 2006


Firefighter/Paramedic Chris Dwyer
May 18, 2005

Captain William Best
February 15, 2003

Captain William C. Currie
May 24, 1997

Firefighter/Paramedic
Marty Leoni
July 22, 1985

Firefighters Craig and Stiles
December 13, 1905
 

 
 

Press Release 1

 

 

Evanston Fire Department Places New Dive Vehicle In Service

August 30, 2017


 

Dive vehicle

EVANSTON, ILLINOIS - The Evanston Fire Department is proud to announce Dive Rescue 21 as a new addition to the fleet. Dive Rescue 21 is a converted Evanston ambulance that has been brought out of retirement and placed back in the starting lineup. With the cooperation of City Council, CFO Marty Lyons, Fleet Manager Rickey Voss, Fire Chief Brian Scott, and the Evanston Foreign Fire Tax Board, the vehicle conversion has been completed and it will be put in service August 30, 2017.

"The goal was to design and build a vehicle, which would give divers the ability to get in the water faster and more efficiently. We accomplished our goal by using an old ambulance, which gives us a larger amount of space within the rear compartment and allows each of the nine divers to have their equipment in a constant state of readiness. When it comes to water emergencies, time is critical, and every second counts," said Fire Captain David Smrha. 

"The collective effort of multiple departments within the City of Evanston has produced something truly special. Dive Rescue 21 will undoubtedly be beneficial to the firefighters and the community it serves. Most importantly, it will dramatically aid in rescues of civilians. A great job by all involved," said Fire Chief Brian Scott.

 

 

 

 

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