This from Josh Boyajian:

River Forest in Division 11 will be purchasing a new quint this coming summer. The manufacturer is unknown at this time. has an article about the Village of River Forest authorizing the purchase of a new quint.


The River Forest village board has elected to spend $650,000 to buy a new fire truck — the largest priced item in its Capital Improvement Program for the next four fiscal years.

The fire department recommended purchasing the fire apparatus, called a quint because it has five functions, so that the village would no longer have to rely on the ladder truck that they’ve been sharing with Oak Park’s fire department since 1998. Under an intergovernmental agreement that year between the two villages, each one paid half the cost for the truck that is housed in Oak Park, according to a presentation at the Jan. 22 meeting by Village Administrator Eric Palm.

River Forest continues to pay half of the annual maintenance costs, which are approximately $16,000. But the shared truck only comes to River Forest about five percent of the time it’s in use. So the board agreed to follow a recommendation to opt out of the agreement in the 2014 fiscal year, which begins May 1, and buy its own truck. Either village can opt out if they give 18 months notice to the other. Once that happens, the truck is either sold and the proceeds are equally shared, or the village keeping the truck pays the other village half of the truck’s value.

The article is HERE.