Western Springs Fire Department patchAnother department in MABAS Division 10 has been added to the site. The Western Springs Fire Department currently has one station at 4353 Wolf Road. Station 2 is under construction at 5501 Grand Avenue. The apparatus consists of two Medtec ambulances, three engines, a truck, and a command car. Staffing is a combination of full-time, contract, part-time, and POC personnel. Currently the apparatus is painted white over red although past vehicles, which will be displayed in the historic photo gallery, were all white. Images of the current fleet were supplied by Bill Friedrich.

Western Springs Fire Department

The Western Springs Fire station was photographed prior to the department replacing their white fleet with red and white apparatus. Bill Friedrich photo

Western Springs Fire Department

Western Springs Fire Department

This 1978 E-ONE pumper/squad on a Ford C-600 chassis depicts how earlier Western Springs apparatus looked. The two-tone blue shading behind the gold lettering dressed these units up. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Western Springs Fire Department

Larry here is some new news. The station faces West and has non drive thru apparatus bays. The station is scheduled to open in the Summer of 2011. I am sure there will be a engine and ambulance assigned to this house. They may also store the two antiques down here.  I will be scanning more of the historical Western Springs apparatus negatives.

Construction is well underway on Western Springs Fire Station #2. Bill Friedrich photo

Larry here is some new news. The station faces West and has non drive thru apparatus bays. The station is scheduled to open in the Summer of 2011. I am sure there will be a engine and ambulance assigned to this house. They may also store the two antiques down here.  I will be scanning more of the historical Western Springs apparatus negatives.

Another view of the new fire station which faces west. Bill Friedrich photo