Archive for December 17th, 2011

Elk Grove Township FPD update

Bill Friedrich photographed Elk Grove Township Squad 11 which was missing from the site. This unit was recreated by members of the fire department. Now a technical rescue and haz mat squad, the unit previously had a 600-GPM pump and carried 300 gallons of water with 20 gallons of foam.

Elk Grove Township Fire District Squad 11

Squad 11 is a 1999 Ford F-550 with a Fibre Body that was installed and painted by members of the department. Bill Friedrich photo

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Western Springs department updates

The following changes in numbering and current station assignments for the Western Springs Fire Department was supplied by Lucas Knudsen, a member of the Western Springs Fire Department MRC/Emergency Management and FIre Explorer post

1711 is now 1722 (old 1711 1982 Pierce Arrow)
1712 is now 1711 ( 1712 2002 Spartan Gladiator) 
1713 is now 1721 (1713 2006 Spartan Advantage)   

1714 and 1715 along with 1719 have not changed 

Station one has: 
Engine 1711 
Truck 1719 
Ambulance 1714 
Ambulance 1715 
Car 1781 (department duty officer/ MABAS team member car)

In addition our 2nd station has opened and has the following units:
Engine 1721 
Engine 1722 
Car 1783 (2nd Duty/MABAS team member car)

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