Archive for March 29th, 2013

New squad for Batavia

Here are full specs on the new squad that the Batavia FD received in December.


new fire engine for Batavia FD

Alexis photo

new fire engine for Batavia FD

Alexis photo

Technical Specs
• Ford F-550 XL 4-Door DRW 4×4 Chassis
• Power Stroke 6.7L V-8, 300-HP Diesel Engine
• TorqShift 6-speed Automatic Transmission
• Heavy Duty 3/16” Aluminum Body with Amdor brand Roll Up Doors
• Luverne stainless steel running boards
• Two (2) rear SCBA back bucket seats
• EMS compartment with shelf between rear seats
• Ramsey Grill Guard with 12,000-lb Winch
• One (1) Reese type trailer hitch with electrical connections, rear
• One (1) Single bottle Air bottle compartment, right side wheel well area
• One (1) Dual bottle Air bottle compartment, right side wheel well area
• Attic ladder/Pike Pole storage with rear access, upper raised area
• Turtle tile on floors and /or shelves and trays of compartments
• Stokes basket/backboard storage, front transverse compartment
• One (1) Air bag rack, left side
• Fire Extinguisher Rack, right side
• One (1) Hinged Pegboard tool board, right side
• Two (2) Vertical Pull out tool boards, right side
• Floor mounted console for emergency switches with map/binder storage, cab
• Class 1 Total system manager for electrical load management
• Progressive Dynamics on-board battery charger
• Kussmaul Super Auto Eject 120-volt shoreline
• Code 3 Electronic Siren with 100-watt Federal speaker
• Two (2) Air horns, front bumper
• One (1) Optronics hand held spotlight, cab
• Four (4) Extenda-Lite 12-volt LED telescopic lights
• Smart Power Hydraulically driven 5500-watt Generator with 120-volt system
• Two (2) Akron Electric cord reels with 100-ft of 12/3 cord and junction box
• Whelen LED Warning Light Package
• Chevron pattern striping, rear
• 7’ 11” Overall height
• 26’ 2” Overall length
• 200.2 ” Wheelbase
• 84” Cab to Axle
• 7,000 FAWR
• 14,700 RAWR
• 19,500 GVWR

Download Spec Sheet »

thanks Martin

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X-Frankfort engine up for sale

Kevin Griffin found this posting of an X-Frankfort FPD engine

Frankfort FPD sells old engine

Fenton FIre Equipment photo

Frankfort FPD Engine 741

Matt Schumann photo



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Northbrook FD looking for Inspector


Northbrook Fire Department

The Village of Northbrook has an immediate opening for a full time Fire Inspector to serve in the Village’s Fire Prevention Bureau. This position will promote public safety and prevent property loss through the inspection of new and existing buildings for fire code violations. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to – building inspections for adequate fire protection, correction of fire hazards and code violations, communicating with property owners to resolve compliance problems, review of building plans, presenting public educational information, and assisting in fire scene investigations.

Candidates must possess five years of related inspection or fire experience and must be knowledgeable in systems related to fire prevention, building, electrical, mechanical, and fire codes.Candidates must be knowledgeable of inspection techniques on these systems.  Possession of Fire Prevention Officer and FEMA – National Incident Management System (NIMS) ICS Certifications 100, 200, 700, 800 required within six months from date of hire.  OSFM Certified Fire Investigator preferred.  The Village of Northbrook offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package.

The position will be open until filled, however submittal by April 15, 2013 is encouraged. The application form can be found at  Qualified individuals interested in being considered for the position should send a cover letter, resume and application form to: Village of Northbrook, Human Resources Manager, 1225 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, Il 60062 or email at with Fire Inspector in the subject field.

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Illinois State Trooper Killed on I-294 3-28-13

An Illinois State Tropper was killed last night after a tractor-trailer combination slammed into his stationary car along the inside shoulder of the southbound Tri-State (I294) Tollway roughly half a mile south of Willow Road. The Glenview Fire Department received the dispatch after 11PM. Updated calls reported a truck on top of a police car with fire and a trapped occupant. The response was upgraded to include units from Northbrook. Upon arrival, the Glenview companies found heavy fire involving the truck’s tractor and the car. A request was made to get Prospect Heights Tanker 9 to the scene for additional water. Other Glenview units entered the Allstate property along the west side of the highway. They cut through the fence and stretched a line across the highway to a hydrant.

The truck’s driver was transported to Lutheran General Hospital with burns to his hands, reportedly from attempts at rescuing the trooper, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The patrol car was transported to the Cook County Morgue, where Chicago firefighters worked to separate the remains from the car as Illinois State Police and Chicago Police officers stood by.

Glenview Fire Department Engine 8

Glenview Engine 8 was the first unit on the scene. Tim Olk photo

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CFD Working Fire 3-28-13

This from Josh Boyajian:

Chicago companies had a working fire @ 3224 s May yesterday. Engine 29 found a 3-sty multi-family with fire in the attic. Engines 28 & 29 each had lines lead out. Trucks 33 & 8 had their mains to the roof with members chopping holes for ventilation. Here are some of my pictures.


firefighter with axe on the roof

Josh Boyajian photo

aerial ladder truck to roof of apartment building

Josh Boyajian photo

fire hose spray through window

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago Engine 29 at fire scene

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago FD Truck 33

Josh Boyajian photo

firefighter silhouette on ladder

Josh Boyajian photo

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