Archive for September 12th, 2010

New Pierce in St. Charles

Another new Pierce has been delivered, this time into St. Charles.  Job #23187 is a 100′ rear mount aluminum aerial ladder on an Arrow XT chassis. Truck 101 has a 2,000-GPM pump and carries 500 gallons of water. This is the first Pierce into what has been an all Seagrave department for many years.

St. Charles Fire Department Pierce Arrow XT aerial

One of the first aluminum aerial ladders by Pierce in the Metropolitan Chicago area. Pierce photo

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New Pierce in Evanston

As reported earlier, Evanston has received their new Pierce Arrow XT engine for Station 23. This has a 1,500-GPM pump and a 500-gallon water tank.  It features an extended cab with a raised roof and non-painted roll-up compartment doors similar to Engine 21. The cab features short barrier style doors which is a first for Evanston. It carries Pierce job #23324. As pictured here, it does not yet appear to have been adorned with the Northwestern University Wildcat emblem as was speculated since the university provided funding for this unit.

Evanston Fire Department Pierce Arrow XT engine

Evanston's new Pierce Arrow XT for Engine 23. Pierce photo

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