Another photo gallery has been posted detailing the MABAS 90-90 Response Drill from last Friday. The gallery by Larry Shapiro can be viewed by scrolling down on the page found HERE. Yesterday, Hank Sajovic posted a gallery of images which can be seen HERE.
Archive for August, 2010
During the International Association of Fire Chiefs Conference in Chicago last week was a ceremony recognizing achievements that were awarded by the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE). Among the awards were fire departments that became accredited agencies, Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Designees, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Designees and Fire Officer (FO) Designees.
Several local chief officers were recognized as CFO Designees; some for the first time, some received their second recognition and several were awarded their third or fourth term as CFO Designees.
Both the Lake Forest Fire Department and the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District received their accreditation for the first time.
There are many new pieces of apparatus for our area currently on display at the Fire Rescue International 2010 trade show at McCormick Place. Among them are:
- Pierce – South Holland Velocity PUC 100′ PAP rear mount tower ladder; Great Lakes NTC Impel 75′ RM quint
- Medtec – Algonquin Lake-in-the-Hills Type I Freightliner
- Crimson – CFD Spartan pumper; CFD Spartan 103′ RM aerial ladder; Naperville Spartan pumper
- Horton – Minooka Ford Type III MICU
- US Tank – Pinegree Grove FPD Kenworth tanker
- Federal Signal – CFD Ford Expedition battalion chief unt
- Ferrara – Algonquin Lake-in-the-Hills Inferno engine and RM Tower ladder
- Sutphen – Exxon Mobil Joliet Refinery industrial mid-mount tower ladder quint
- Super Vac (SVI Trucks) – Cherry Valley Spartan HDR
A gallery showing several of these units can be seen on Larry Shapiro’s site HERE.
For the second year in a row, E-ONE has enlisted the help of several industry partners to sponsor a contest to give a brand new fire truck away to a department which shows an overwhelming need for a new truck. After the field of entrants was narrowed to seven finalists, the winner was determined by on-line voting for the most deserving department. Today, E-ONE awarded the fire truck to the Owens Cross Road Volunteer Fire Department from northern Alabama.
The winner was announced after Peter Guile, E-One’s president, read one heart wrenching story after another to a large crowd on the trade show floor who had gathered at the E-ONE booth.
A gallery of images depicting the event can be seen HERE on Larry Shapiro’s site.
MABAS-IL in conjunction with the IAFC and DHS conducted a multi-state MABAS response drill. The purpose of the drill was to assemble a minimum of 90 companies in 90 minutes at each of three reception sites in the Chicago metro area. The three reception sites were NIPSTA in Glenview, the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates and the First Midwest Theater (Formerly Tweeter) in Tinley Park. Each MABAS Task Force consists of:
1 aid to the chief
3 ambulances (ALS or BLS, private or municipal)
The task forces deployed were:
North/NIPSTA: 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 20, 29, 101, 102, 107, 109
West/Sears: 1, 2, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 30, 104
South/Tinley: 7, 15, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 207, 3501, 38/25(two IL divisions combined)
The 100-series divisions are from Wisconsin
The 200-series divisions are from Indiana
3501 is from Michigan.
Maps showing division locations are available at:
The staging of Task Force 109 (City of Milwaukee) with Task Force 9 (City of Chicago) marked the first time since the Great Chicago Fire that both departments had apparatus “working together at the same incident”.
This synopsis was provided by Drew Smith, Deputy Chief, Prospect Heights FD.
The MABAS Press Release follows:
Today there was a multi-state MABAS drill to simulate the assembly of many companies in the event of a major disaster. Images and information about the event will be posted later this evening.
Another department has been added to Division 21. Thanks to Bill Friedrich and Karl Klotz for images representing the Roberts Park Fire Protection District which serves Hickory Hills and Justice. They run out of two stations with 17 career personnel and 60 part-time personnel. Most of the fire suppression apparatus is Pierce with one engine built by Crimson. Of interest is Ladder 31, a 2008 Pierce Arrow XT 100′ rear mount aerial with no pump and no water tank. This is one of the units that has been featured as the apparatus on the TV show “Rescue Me.”
Although both stations are located in Justice, Station 32 on Archer Avenue used to house the Justice Fire Department.
Ferrara has posted new images of the Glenside engine HERE showing that the body has been mounted.
At the same link, there are images of a new chassis which has been completed for the Nunda FPD in McHenry County on an Ember chassis. This engine will feature a 1,500-GPM pump and a 1,000-gallon water tank.
The two units for Algonquin no longer appear on the Ferrara website in the section showing trucks in production. The trucks are also not shown in the new deliveries section. Will we see these units being delivered at the show this week?
Crimson has not posted any recent images showing the status of the new aerial for Chicago. Everyone will just have to wait and see what shows up on the trade show floor this week.
The website does indicate that another four aerials are being built with photos of a truck body.