Archive for September 4th, 2011

FDNY Rescue 4 in Des Plaines – update

Karl Klotz visited Denny G’s Automotive Repair in Des Plaines and took several shots showing the current state of X-FDNY Rescue 4. Evidently, they are working around the clock to meet deadlines to show the rig next week on 9/11/11. Previous posts about this rig can be found HERE,¬†HERE, and HERE¬†which includes a photo showing what the rescue looked like a week ago.

FDNY Rescue 4 9/11 memorial

X-FDNY Rescue 4 (Queens) was assigned to Rescue 3 (Bronx) after 9/11/01. The decals on the body depict Rescue 4 and the faint outline of a number '3' can be seen as well. Karl Klotz photo

FDNY Rescue 4 9/11 memorial

The door to the body enclosure lists names of several members who lost their lives on 9/11/01. Karl Klotz photo

FDNY Rescue 4 9/11 memorial

Names of the deceased were also placed on the cab below the windshield. Karl Klotz photo

FDNY Rescue 4 9/11 memorial

The stripes and decals were covered with primer prior to releasing the unit. The primer has been removed and the decals and stripes are all clearly visible now. Karl Klotz photo

 

more photos of the work being done can be seen HERE.

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Lyons hazmat 9-3-11

The Chicago Tribune reports that:

A U.S. Postal worker at the Lyons post office made a shocking discovery Saturday morning.

In a broken envelope, Mark Thompson could see what looked like a half-stick of dynamite, a bullet and white powder under a stack of packages and other mail.

Lyons Fire officials said the suspicious package was found at the west suburban post office, 7836 W. Ogden Ave., about 8:11 a.m. and officials activated a hazardous materials response.

The post office was evacuated as officials from the Cook County Bomb Squad responded along with several fire departments, according to Lyons police officials.

Tim Olk went to the scene and submitted several images.

Lyons Fire Department Haz-Mat Alarm at the Lyons Post Office 9-3-11

Hazmat technicians from MABAS Division 10 assemble near the hazmat squad to get the necessary equipment for entering the building. Tim Olk photo

Lyons Fire Department Haz-Mat Alarm at the Lyons Post Office 9-3-11

A briefing is conducted to discuss how the hazmat technicians will enter the building to examine and retrieve the package. Tim Olk photo

Lyons Fire Department Haz-Mat Alarm at the Lyons Post Office 9-3-11

Tow hazmat technicians exit the building. They are fully encapsulated in protective suits due to the unknown nature of the substance inside the building. Tim Olk photo

Lyons Fire Department Haz-Mat Alarm at the Lyons Post Office 9-3-11

Two firefighters from Bedford Park in basic protective gear stand outside the 'hot zone' to assist the entry team members. Tim Olk photo

Lyons Fire Department Haz-Mat Alarm at the Lyons Post Office 9-3-11

Lyons Squad 1312 is on a hydrant supplying water for companies working the scene. Tim Olk photo

Lyons Fire Department Haz-Mat Alarm at the Lyons Post Office 9-3-11

The Pleasantview rehab unit responded to the scene to assist firefighters. Tim Olk photo

Read the entire Tribune article HERE.

Tim has a large gallery with additional images HERE.

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Fermilab orders US Tanker

Bill Friedrich found the following from US Tanker:

US Tanker Fire Apparatus

US Tanker has just been awarded a contract to build a custom pumper for the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, IL. The Fermi Laboratory is part of the US Department of Energy and is one of the most important scientific laboratories in the world. This is a great honor for UST and we are very excited to build this new custom attack pumper. The chassis is a Spartan Metro Star with a 1500-GPM Waterous pump.

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