Area apparatus orders

From Fire Apparatus Magazine:

Illinois Fire Service Institute, Champaign – Pierce Enforcer pumper 1,500/500.  Delivery in September.

Geneva Fire Department – Pierce Enforcer PUC pumper 1,500/750. Delivery in September.

Lake Forest Fire Department  – Spartan Gladiator/Marion pumper 1,500/850/30. Delivery in November.

Lake Zurich Fire Department – Pierce Saber pumper 1,500/750. Delivery in September.

Mount Prospect Fire Department Pierce Dash CF PUC pumper 1,500/750-gallon tank. Delivery in September.

St. Charles Fire Department – Pierce Dash CF PUC pumper 1,500/750. Delivery in September.

Springfield Fire Department  – Two Pierce Enforcer pumpers 1,500/750. Delivery in September.

thanks Ron

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Loves Park Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from

With less than two years in the role, Loves Park Fire Chief Jerry Wiltfang is proud of the progress his team has made. In just 14 months, this formerly all-volunteer crew now has a full-time staff to better serve their community in a fraction of the time. To address the rapid growth, the Loves Park City Council approved a resolution that provides funding for two new engines and updated equipment.

“Our response times were getting close to 20 minutes before we were here, before we had our full time crew, and now we’re looking to average around 6 minutes, by the time the tone goes off, until we’re at a person’s house is about 6 minutes. It’s just going to bring more safety to the public and hopefully all around Loves Park,” said Captain Adam Kuehl.

thanks Dennis

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North Chicago FD apparatus part 1

This from Larry Shapiro:

I had the opportunity to photograph the current apparatus in North Chicago. Here are the ambulances and buggy.

Thanks to everyone in North Chicago for your help.

Larry Shapiro

North Chicago FD Battalion 15

Battalion 15 – 2016 Ford Explorer. Larry Shapiro photo

North Chicago FD Ambulance 6

Ambulance 6 – 2017 Ford F450/AEV. Larry Shapiro photo

North Chicago FD Ambulance 7

Ambulance 7 – 2014 Ford F450/AEV. Larry Shapiro photo

North Chicago FD Ambulance 8

Ambulance 8 – 2015 Ford F450/AEV Larry Shapiro photo

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New engine for Lyons

Final inspection photo from Fire Chief Gordon Nord, Jr of the new Pierce engine for Lyons

Lyons FD Engine 1311

Gordon Nord, Jr. photo

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

This is the American LaFrance brochure for the first 900 Series rear-mount ladder that was  produced. It was purchased by the GFD at the FDIC in Memphis in 1968. It carried ALF Serial # 12-1-1132.

collection of wayne stuart

American LaFrance Ladder Chief brochure cover

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New Chicago Fire Department replica models (more)

This from Fire Replicas:

Just a reminder that we will begin accepting orders for Chicago E-One Hurricane Truck 21 tomorrow, and Truck 39 on May 30th. You can order in the COMING SOON section of our online store.
We have about 55 units remaining of the 75 unit production.
Our offices will be closed tomorrow through Monday, but if you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to reply to this email. 
Thank you!
Chicago FD 1985 E-ONE tower ladder replica model of Tower Ladder 21

Chicago FD 1985 E-ONE tower ladder replica model of Tower Ladder 21

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Chicago Fire Department news

Organization of (3) Swift Water Rescue Trailer Units

Chicago FD Administrative Order A-10-19

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department news

Retired and active Buffalo Grove firefighters, friends, and family members gathered this morning (5/22/19) at Station 25 to congratulate Lieutenant Mark Anderson on 28 years of service to the village as he completed his final shift.

Buffalo Grover FD Chief Mike Baker and Lieutenant Mark Anderson

Larry Shapiro photo

retired Firefighter receives American flag

Larry Shapiro photo

retired Firefighter receives honorary street sign

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters line up to honor retiring Firefighter

Larry Shapiro photo

Retirement of Buffalo Grove FD Lieutenant Mark Anderson 5-22-19

Larry Shapiro photo

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As seen around … Huntley

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Here is a photo of the new battalion chief vehicles for Huntley FPD Battalion 930. 

Tyler Tobolt 
Huntley FPD Battalion 930

Tyler Tobolt photo

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Des Plaines Fire Department news

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Des Plaines firefighters were called at 11:13 a.m. to an activated fire alarm at a six-story condo building on the 1300 block of Brown Street. The fire was well-advanced within a top-floor unit and smoke was spreading down the hallway. 

Crews launched an attack on the blaze, extinguishing it within 20 minutes. Sprinklers helped keep the fire under control and limited the damage to other units.

Residents safely evacuated the building and no injuries were reported. Most residents were able to return to their condos in the afternoon. Beyond the unit where the fire started, some other units experienced water and smoke damage. The cause is still under investigation.

From a reader:
It was a good fire, 1 line was stretched, 1 unit was totaled with fire and smoke damage. Five units sustained water damage below the fire unit. 

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