Archive for June 7th, 2013

Where are they now … Oak Forest

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.

I’m  pretty sure this is the X-Oak Forest, Illinois Snorkel that went to Riverdale, Illinois but was never put in service because they ended up using the X-Muster, Indiana Snorkel. This belongs to a company called Public Safety Direct at 14000 S. Kildare Ave. in Crestwood, Illinois.
If it is the Oak Forest Snorkel, then it would be a 1972 FWD/Pierce/Snorkel unknown pump and tank size, 85′ Snorkel.
Dennis McGuire Jr.
old FWD Pierce Snorkel

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Tri-State Fire Protection District

This from Campbell Holinger:

Hey.  Just saw this floating around the internet…here’s a photo of TriState’s old 529.  Photo credit goes to Pat Shoop.


Tri-State FPD tower ladder

Pat Shoop photo


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New area ambulances on order

Martin Nowak shares the following:

Some of the IL departments that have recently ordered from Horton:

  • Highland Park
  • Skokie
  • Bennet EMS Service
  • Northbrook
  • Durant
  • Deerfield-Bannocburn
  • Wheaton
  • Arlington Heights

Also Bridgeview is getting a new Battalion Chiefs car, word is a GMC SUV.

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