Archive for January 10th, 2021

New rescue for the Crestwood Fire Department

New rescue for the Crestwood Fire Department

drawing of Maintainer Custom Body light rescue unit for the Crestwood Fire Department

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Fatal fire in River Grove, 1-8-21 (more)

From Steve Redick Fatal fire in River Grove, 1-8-21



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Of interest … Firefighter owner/operator

Firefighter themed Mack Bulldog ornament

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A 19-year-old owner/operator, Dylan Mercier is waiting to get his unique Mack Vision tractor and accompanying grain trailer out on the road. He is a firefighter in  St. Anne, IL and purchased a 2005 truck with his dad a little over a year ago. 

“I purchased a firefighter costume for the Mack bulldog on the hood, and after that, I knew what needed to be done,” Mercier said.

The rig has numerous aftermarket accessories and the truck and grain trailer are wrapped in a vinyl visual that pays tribute to fallen firefighters.

“As a firefighter, I drive this truck with pride and joy,” Mercier said. “The insurance for hauling with for-hire authority was too high for us to make any money because I’m under 21,” Mercier said. “For now, the truck is a show/parade truck until I can get reasonable insurance.”

Dylan Mercier owner/operator with Firefighter themed truck and trailer

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