Archive for June 8th, 2010

South Wilmington is added to the site

The volunteer fire department in South Wilmington has been added to the site. Also in Division 15, South Wilmington is in Grundy County, unlike Braidwood which is in Will County. South Wilmington has a small department with an ambulance, a brush truck and two engines working out of a single house. Once again we thank Karl Klotz for providing the images and information that make it possible to post another department.

South Wilmington VFD pumper tanker

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Braidwood is the first Division 15 department in the site

The Braidwood Fire Department in Will County has been added to the site under¬†Division 15. Braidwood has just one station but it’s packed with interesting apparatus. As a matter of fact, it requires two pages on this site to display all of the vehicles. ¬†They run two ambulances, one engine, one pumper tanker, a mid-mount tower ladder and three squads. Braidwood is home to one of Illinois’ nuclear power plants and their unique logo depicts the transition throughout the years from mining coal to nuclear power. All photos were provided by Karl Klotz.

Braidwood 'From coal to atoms' logo

The creative graphic used in Braidwood depicting a coal miner in days gone by to the current day representing nuclear energy. Karl Klotz photo

Braidwood FD Spartan Alexis engine

Most of Braidwood's modern fire apparatus are built on Spartan chassis. This pumper/tanker was built by Alexis.

Braidwood FD Spartan Smeal mid-mont tower ladder
Braidwood FD EONE E-ONE Cyclone heavy rescue

The only E-ONE unit in the fleet.

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North Maine engine refurb

The North Maine Fire Protection District in Division 3 has sent their 1992 Pierce Arrow engine to Alexis to be refurbished. When it is completed, it will replace the 2003 American LaFrance as the front line engine.

North Maine FPD Pierce Engine

The cab of engine 1R being worked on at Alexis. Alexis photo

North Maine FPD engine 1

Another view showing the status of Engine 1R at Alexis. Alexis photo

North Maine Engine 1R

Rear cabinetry being worked on by Alexis. Alexis photo

North Maine engine 1R

The tailboard of the 1992 Pierce engine in progress at Alexis. Alexis photo

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