Archive for May 17th, 2013

New apparatus for Aurora FD

Larry Shapiro went to Aurora and photographed the three new recent deliveries.

  • Engine 1 – 2012 E-ONE Cyclone II MFD 1500/750/30B top-mount engine so#137594 Aurora id 33-855

 

Aurora Fire Department Engine 1

Aurora Engine 1 received a new unit. Larry Shapiro photo

Aurora Fire Department Engine 1

Rear and officer’s side. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Aurora Fire Department Engine 1

Previously Engine 1 was assigned this 1992 E-ONE Protector TC 1500/750/50. Larry Shapiro photo

Aurora Fire Department Engine 1

At one point, Engine 1 ran with this 1975 Hendrickson 1871S/Pierce 1250/750. Larry Shapiro photo

 

  • Engine 10 – 2012 E-ONE Cyclone II MFD 1500/750/30B top-mount engine so#137595 Aurora id 33-845

 

Aurora Fire Department

Aurora Engine 10 also received a new unit. Larry Shapiro photo

The previous unit assigned to Engine 10 (Aurora id 33-877) was featured in a previous post

Aurora Fire Department Engine 10

An earlier unit for Aurora Engine 10 was this 1996 E-ONE Protector TC 1500/750/50. Larry Shapiro photo

  • Truck 6 – 2012 E-ONE Cyclone II MFD 0/0 HP95 RM tower ladder so#137593 Aurora id 33-827

 

new tower ladder for Aurora FD

New unit for Aurora Truck 6. Larry Shapiro photo

new tower ladder for Aurora FD

Rear view of the new Truck 6. Larry Shapiro photo

This was previously shown HERE and HERE.

Aurora Fire Department Truck 6

The previous unit assigned to Truck 6 was this 1998 tower ladder on a Hurricane chassis. Larry Shapiro photo

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Some fire truck history … Jeeps (more)

As a follow up to the previous post on local forward control Jeeps, Martin Nowak found some more information:

Here’s some more info on the Jeep from Waukegan (found HERE)

“Boyer also built three FC-170 Forward Control fire engines for Wonder Lake, Palatine and Waukegan, all in Illinois. The Waukegan truck is seen here with backpack tanks on board for brushfire fighting. The front-mounted winch suggests that brushfire duty was seen as part of its function when it was originally outfitted.¬†“

Waukegan Fire Department Jeep FC170DRW

Rodger Birchfield collection

Palatine Rural FPD Jeep FC170DRW

Rodger Birchfield collection

 

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