Archive for April 7th, 2010

North Maine FPD updates

Karl Klotz has sent in the following information about the North Maine FPD in Division 3 who has some apparatus changes in the works. They have put a 2010 Ford/Horton MICU into service as Ambulance 1 and reassigned the 2004 IHC/Road Rescue as Ambulance 1R.  The 1992 IHC/Road Rescue that was Ambulance 1R is now Utility 1 which will serve the TRT, Haz Mat and Dive Teams in addition to the investigators.

Engine 1R the 1992 Pierce Arrow pumper will be going to Alexis to be refurbished. This will return as Engine 1 reportedly with a black roof. The 2003 American LaFrance pumper will then be reassigned as Engine 1R.

North Maine FPD Ambulance 1 Ford Horotn

Ambulance 1 is running a new 2010 Ford/Horton MICU. Photo by Karl Klotz.

North Maine FPD Utility 1 IHC Road Rescue

Formerly Ambulance 1R, this is now Utility 1 servicing the investigators and special team responses. Photo by Karl Klotz

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Construction update – Frankfort Station 4

Frankfort FPD Station 4

A recent photo of Frankfort Sta 4 getting the finishing touches prior to opening. Photo by Karl Klotz.

The Frankfort Fire Protection District is set to open Station 4 very soon. Located at Steger Road and 80th Avenue in Frankfort, the station is the same design as Frankfort Station 5.

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Recent area deliveries from Crimson

Crimson has delivered several rigs to the Chicago area in the past several months. Here is a sampling:

Naperville engine

Naperville ladder

Sauk Village mid-mount tower

Sauk Village engine

Pingree Grove pumper/tanker

Burbank ladder

Berwyn engine

Stickney rescue pumper

Chicago engines

Chicago engines

South Elgin mid-mount tower

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Local trucks in progress at the manufacturer.

Buffalo Grove has a tower ladder and rescue pumper on order from Ferrara. Both units are due to be completed next month and are expected to be displayed in the Ferrara booth at the FDIC in Indianapolis the April 22-24. The tower progress can be viewed here and the pumper can be seen here.

Highland Park has a rescue pumper on order from Crimson on a Spartan chassis. Production update photos can be seen here.

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New Pierce in Bedford Park

Bedford Park also received a new engine from Pierce. Engine 710 is on an Impel chassis with a 1500GPM pump and a 750 gallon water tank.

Bedford Park Pierce Impel engine

Pierce Impel pumper for Bedford Park. Photo by Pierce Mfg.

New Pierce in Glencoe

The Glencoe Public Safety Department is taking delivery of a new Pierce Saber 1500/500 rescue pumper. This will be assigned as Squad 30 replacing a 1993 Pierce Lance.

Glencoe Fire Department Pierce Saber

Glencoe's new Pierce Saber. Pierce Mfg photo.

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