Warren-Waukegan Fire Protection District Board Donates Advanced Life Support Ambulance and Paramedic Rescue Pumper to the Gurnee Fire Department

For Release: 
Sep 17, 2012



GURNEE, IL – On Thursday, September 27th, 2012, Warren-Waukegan Fire Protection District President Phillip DeRuntz will formally present the keys of a new ambulance and a new paramedic rescue pumper to Mayor Kristina M. Kovarik for the use of the Gurnee Fire Department.
The donated ambulance is a 2012 Road Rescue model purchased from Fire Service, Inc.  Included with the ambulance will be a Stryker power-load cot fastener system, which will improve firefighter and patient safety by supporting the cot throughout the loading and unloading process.  The new rescue pumper unit will have the latest in fire suppression and emergency rescue technology including a hydro/foam extinguishing system that will require the use of less water, a hydraulic generator and new extrication equipment including hydraulic reels enabling rescue personnel to use two cutting tools at the same time.  Both units were customized for the Gurnee Fire Department.
“This is a milestone achievement, and we are proud to stand alongside the Gurnee Fire Department to boost its already quality services,” stated President DeRuntz. 
“The donation of these units validates the Fire Protection District’s long commitment to work in unison with the Gurnee Fire / Rescue Organization to uphold the high standards we are known for.  The actions of Warren-Waukegan Fire Protection Board will lead to a direct improvement in our operational efforts.  Our entire organization is very appreciative and excited about these new apparatus,” said Fire Chief Fred N. Friedl.
A formal dedication will be held at Gurnee Fire Station No. 2 (6581 Dada Drive) on Thursday, September 27th, 2012 at 10 a.m.  Both units will be available for photographs, and staff will be available for any questions regarding their use.
Questions regarding these vehicles or dedication ceremony may be directed to Chief Friedl at (847) 599-6600
For more information about the Gurnee Fire Department, please visit: http://www.gurnee.il.us/fire/index.html



Date:               September 17, 2012
Contact:          Chief Fred N. Friedl III
Phone:             (847) 599-6600
Fax:                 (847) 244-8693
Email:             FireChief@fire.gurnee.il.us