Archive for January 15th, 2017

New ambulance in East Peoria

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The East Peoria Fire Department purchased a refurbished ambulance. The vehicle was purchased from Arrow Ambulance, a company in Rock Rapids, Iowa, that specializes in refurbishing used ambulances.

“They strip it down to the walls, and rebuild it piece by piece,” Fire Chief Al Servis said recently. “You can’t even see the difference from a new ambulance.”

“The chassis is new, but the box on back is completely refurbished that looks like it is brand new, never used before,” Assistant Chief Richard Ward said Wednesday. “It’s a great way to save some money.”

The ambulance was delivered earlier this month, inspected by the state and pressed into service at the department’s Central House on West Washington Street.

Assistant Chief Ryan Beck picked out a box last year and Arrow has been working to refurbish and attach it to the new chassis. The total cost of the ambulance, to be paid off over two years, was $214,323, a price that includes $10,000 in radios that would have been paid whether the city bought a new or refurbished ambulance. The approximate savings was $40,000. The city budgeted $230,000 for a new ambulance.

The purchase of the used ambulance could be a precedent.

“It was a very wise decision that enabled us to not only benefit from a cost savings on this particular one but lays the groundwork to do the same over the next several in future years to come,” Commissioner John Kahl said. “The finished product is impressive and you would believe it to be brand new.”

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New ambulance for Crestwood

This from the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Congratulations and a big Thank You to Chief Jon Bruce and the Crestwood IL FD on their purchase of a new 2017 Wheeled Coach, Type I ambulance. This new unit will be on a 2017 Ford F450 4×2 chassis with a Liquid Spring Suspension System. This custom unit will also contain Wheeled Coaches “COOLBAR” HVAC system, all LED lighting and custom interior. This is Crestwood’s first Wheeled Coach unit. We appreciate your trust and want to welcome the Crestwood Fire Department to the Fire Service family. Delivery in approx 120 days. We will post addtional pictures as the unit progresses. Thank You.

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Long Grove Fire Department news

Long Grove Squad 55 is for sale

Long Grove FPD fire truck for sale

2005 KME Custom Pumper
KME Predator Chassis
Caterpillar 400 HP Diesel Engine
Allison Automatic Transmission
Hale QMAX 2000 GPM Side-Mount Pump
1000 Gallon Polypropylene Tank
Foam Pro Foam System 2001
60 Gallon Foam Cell
Driver’s Side Discharges: (2) 2 1/2″
Driver’s Side Suction: (1) 6″, (1) 2 1/2″
Officer’s Side Discharge: (1) 2 1/2″, (1) 4″
Officer’s Side Suction: (1) 6″
Front Suction: (1) 6″
Rear Discharges: (1) 2 1/2″
Piped for Deck Gun
Crosslays/Speedlays: Crosslays: (1) 1 3/4″, (1) 2 1/2″
Harrison 8KW PTO Hydraulic Generator
Electric Reels: 2
Ground Ladders: 10′, 14′, & 24′
3 Bottle High Pressure Cascade System and bottle fill containment unit
Engine Hours: 5,298
Telescoping Lights: 2
Mileage: 65,074

Additional equipment not included with purchase.

Length: 32′ 4″
Height: 9′ 2″
GVRW: 45,740
Wheelbase: 195″

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New squad for Gurnee

E-ONE has begun production of the new squad for Gurnee so#140715

fire truck being built

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fire truck being built

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fire truck being built

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