Archive for May 18th, 2019

New home for Wilmette tower ladder

Former Wilmette Tower Ladder 27 is now Tower Ladder 23 with the Stuart Fire Department in Stuart, IA. 

Wilmette FD Tower Ladder 27

Wilmette FD Tower Ladder 27

Stuart (IA) firefighters buy used fire truck

Members of the Stuart Fire Department (IA) with members of the Wilmette Fire Department

Stuart FD Tower Ladder 23

Former Wilmette FD Tower Ladder 27 is now Stuart FD Tower Ladder 23 in Iowa.

Wilmette FD Tower Ladder 27

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Wilmette Fire Department open house

The Wilmette FD had an open house Saturday morning (5/18/19). This included several antique apparatus and an opportunity to showcase new Engine 27 for residents followed by ceremoniously pushing it into the station.

Engine 27 is a 2019 Pierce Dash CF PUC so 32569. It has a 1500-GPM pump, 750 gallons of water, and a foam cell which has either a 20 or 30-gallon capacity. This engine was outfitted with a 35-foot ground ladder and will run as Engine 26 if the tower ladder is out of service. It will go into service at Station 27, and the 2017 2013 E-ONE engine will become a reserve piece.

Wilmette FD Fire Chief Ben Wozney

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Wilmette FD Engine 27 2019 Pierce Dash CF PUC

; Wilmette FD Engine 27; Pierce Dash CF PUC

active and retired firefighters push new fire engine into the station

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active and retired firefighters pose with new fire engine

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[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”155″ display=”basic_thumbnail”]Wilmette sold the reserve tower ladder and has an engine currently for sale.

 

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