Archive for April 20th, 2012

Antioch FD moving to CenCom

Ron Wolkoff provided the following information:

The Antioch Fire Department is switching to CenCom (Round Lake Dispatch) for their dispatching.

The Daily Herald has an article which states that:

The Antioch 9-1-1 dispatch center will shut its doors in 21 days, eliminating the jobs of 12 employees and forcing other agencies to find new emergency dispatch services.

Antioch’s center provides emergency dispatch services for Antioch Fire Protection District and Lindenhurst Police.

Antioch (police) will join CenCom E911 Public Safety Communication Center in Round Lake Beach. CenCom currently dispatches for Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Hainesville, Lake County and many others.

The Antioch Fire Protection District will also join CenCom, fire chief John Nixon said.

The entire article an be found HERE.

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The color of fire trucks (part 3)

The third post in this series outlines the departments in Division 2 that have converted their apparatus over the years to red.

The Bartlett & Countryside Fire Protection District had several generations of engines that were painted bright yellow. These included two Hendickson-Howe engines, one Ford-Howe engine, one Ford-Grumman engine, two Seagrave engines, and a Chevy-Super Vac squad. They switched to black over red in 1986.

Bartlett & Countryside FPD Hendrickson Howe top-mount engine

This unit that was assigned as Engine 612 was delivered in 1973 by Howe. It featured a small top-mount pump console for the 1,000-GPM pump. It carried 800 gallons of water and was on an International chassis with a Hendrickson 1871S cab. Larry Shapiro collection

The Hanover Park & Ontarioville Fire Protection District had multiple units that were white over lime green before switching to black over red in 2001. They had three Hendrickson-Howe engines similar to the ones in Bartlett, a Hendrickson-American-LTI truck, a Spartan-EONE squad, a Spartan-EONE engine, and an EONE Cyclone engine, all of which were painted white/green.

Hanover Park FIre Department Hendrickson LTI fire truck

Hanover Park ran this 1977 American Fire Apparatus unit that had a 100' LTI rear-mount aerial and was built on a Hendrickson chassis with an 1871S cab. Larry Shapiro collection.

Previous posts in this series are HERE and HERE.

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