Archive for July 14th, 2010

Frankfort updates

Frankfort FPD Brush 4

Karl Klotz has provided two updated photos representing Frankfort FPD Battalion 7 and Brush 4. Both are new rigs. The battalion runs out of station one and as you might guess, the brush unit is in station 4. Frankfort is in Division 19.

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New US Tanker for Countryside

Countryside FPD US Tanker

The new US Tanker in Countryside has a short, single axle, IHC 4400 chassis and carries 2,000 gallons of water. The body is stainless steel. Larry Shapiro photo

The new unit for the Countryside Fire Protection District has been added to the site. Although it is not yet in service, the new Tanker 411 will replace a 1988 Pierce Dash unit with a top mounted pump, open jump seats, a 1,250-GPM pump and a 2,500-gallon water tank. The old unit is going to be housed in Libertyville where it will be available for Libertyville to use or as a backup for Countryside.

The new unit utilizes an IHC 4400 2-door cab on a short chassis with a single rear axle. The pump is 1,000-GPM, the water tank holds 2,000 gallons of water and there is a 30-gallon foam tank with Class-A foam. The 1,000 foot capacity hose bed will have 700 feet of 5″ and roughly 600 feet of 2-1/2″ hose. There will be a 200-foot 1-3/4″ crosslay and somewhere between 200-300′ of 3″ hose as well.

Countryside FPD US Tanker

This rear platform is for safe loading of hose. The non-skid surface is open to allow water to drain through it. Underneath the arrow stick is a backup camera. Larry Shapiro photo

Countryside FPD US Tanker

Remote controlled chutes are on both sides and the rear. THe side chutes extend out from the body. Larry Shapiro photo

Countryside FPD US Tanker

The rear has a ladder to reach the hose loading platform, an arrow stick, backup camera and NFPA chevron striping. Larry Shapiro photo

Countryside FPD US Tanker

Tanker 411 has a 30-gallon foam tank and a 1,000-GPM pump. Larry Shapiro photo

Countryside is expecting a new GMC/Horton ambulance and an IHC/Rosenbauer Timberwolf interface engine in August.

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