Archive for July 10th, 2010

Countryside receives new tanker

The new tanker from US Tank has been delivered to the Countryside Fire Protection District. It’ll be some time yet before the unit goes into service, but HERE is a link to the delivery photos. It is a Heritage Model from US Tanker with a 1,000 GPM ¬†Hale pump and a 2,000 gallon water tank on an IHC chassis.

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Hinsdale is now on the site

Another addition to Division 10 is the Hinsdale Fire Department. They are a single station department with 26 career personnel serving the town of Hinsdale which covers roughly 4.64 square miles in DuPage County. They run two ambulances, three engines, and a tower ladder. Hinsdale has always had a rather unique color scheme shared in this area by only Carol Stream which is also in DuPage County. They both had bright yellow apparatus with black roofs. While Carol Stream changed to black over red several years ago, Hinsdale still maintained their entire fleet of suppression vehicles in the black over yellow colors until recently. In 2008, they received their newest unit, a Spartan/Rosenbauer/Metz Raptor tower ladder which was painted black over red. There is one other department locally with this unique aerial device, and that’s the Countryside Fire Protection District in Division 4 (Lake County). While both of these towers are on short, single axle chassis, the Countryside unit is on an HME chassis and has a white roof.

Hinsdale FD Spartan 3D engine

This color scheme is unique to the area but does not appear to be around for too much longer.

Hinsdale Fire Department Spartan Rosenbauer Metz Raptor

The newest unit arrived with a traditional 'Chicago-style' paint scheme.

Thanks to Karl Klotz for providing all of the Hinsdale images.

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