Archive for June 25th, 2021

New engine and tower ladder for the Lockport FPD (more)

From Seagrave on Facebook:

The Lockport Township Fire Protection District currently has in production a new Seagrave Marauder engine for the town of Lockport, Illinois. Congratulations to Lockport Township and thank you for your trust in Seagrave Fire Apparatus.

Some features of this apparatus include
* Seagrave 141″ Marauder Stainless Steel Cab
* Cummins L9 450 HP
* 37 Inch Cab Access Compartments
* Waterous CSU 2000 GPM Pump
* Stainless Steel Pump Plumbing
* 750 Gallon Water Tank
* 146 Inch Stainless Steel Body
* Whelen LED Warning Light Package
* Whelen LED 12V Scene Light Package
* 184″ Wheelbase
* 32′ Overall Length

drawing of new Seagrave Marauder fire engine for the Lockport FPD in Illinois

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New Chicago Fire Department replica model

From Fire Replicas:

New Release: Chicago Truck 3 – 2002 Pierce 100’ Ladder

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  • Scale: 1:50
  • Production Quantity: 50
  • Multi-materials including High Def Resin, stainless steel photo etch metal, wire, rubber and other composites.
  • Mounted inside high quality, custom display case featuring etched stainless steel I.D. nameplate.
  • Model Dimensions: 9.25″L x 2.5″W x 2.75″T
  • Display Case Dimensions: 12″L x 6″W x 5.25″T

Producing a replica of this beautiful rig that is small enough to take home, is a painstaking process. Over 18 months, each of the hundreds of intricately detailed parts are designed, cast or fabricated, painted, decorated, and trimmed…then organized in small bins, ready for assembly. There is no substitute for the laborious tasks that each of the 35 skilled men and women perform. It is a sight to see as each team member patiently adheres each part to another, consistently analyzing the end result. 

This Chicago Truck 3 scale model is a museum grade replica of the 2002 Pierce 100′ Ladder. Like all Fire Replicas models, every detail is modeled to perfection and with razor sharp precision. The replica features the specific department configuration and graphics, leaving no detail overlooked. The display case is custom manufactured with high quality acrylic and resin. The stainless steel etched plate features the department and truck name, and department seal. This replica is a treasure to be displayed and admired and is in no way a toy.

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Interdivisional Box Alarms for the industrial fire in Rockton, 6-14-21 (more)

Excerpts from

An industrial team hired by Lubrizol Inc., parent company of Chemtool, used foam containing PFAS compounds June 15 before switching to another foam without them on orders of the Rockton fire chief. State and federal regulators had raised concerns with the company about the PFAS-containing foam. It is legal in most of the U.S. but generally used only for highly flammable or combustible fires involving gas tankers and oil refineries, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The foam was used “in the early stages of firefighting efforts for a limited time given the heightened risk of letting the fire burn and spread,” Lubrizol said in a statement Wednesday. “Fluorinated foam is twice as effective as non-fluorinated foam in suppressing a fire like the one we experienced and offered the best chance to control the fire in the shortest amount of time. ”

The company said the foam was sprayed on one portion of the site. Before it was applied, Lubrizol and the contractor, U.S. Fire Pumps, dug trenches around the property. The foam and water in which it was diluted were vacuumed up and stored in tanks for appropriate disposal, the statement said.

“We continue to run tests of the soil and water to further validate the effectiveness of the containment measures,” Lubrizol said.

PFAS chemicals belong to a group known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which are used in a wide variety of industrial and household products. They have been linked to numerous health problems including cancer and damage to organs including the liver, kidneys and thyroid gland. They are described as forever chemicals because they don’t degrade in the environment or the human body.

Louisiana-based U.S. Fire Pump used about 3,200 gallons of the PFAS-containing foam mixed with 71,000 gallons of water, according to the Illinois EPA.

State officials did not respond to messages seeking comment Wednesday. The U.S. EPA said it stood by its earlier statement of concern about use of the foam.

Lubrizol said experts were continuing to monitor air quality in the area of the plant, which manufactured lubricants, grease products, and other fluids. No negative effects have been detected aside from”“the short-term irritation one would normally experience in the presence of smoke,” the company said.

Debris is being removed and properties cleaned, Lubrizol said. The debris will be sent to an EPA- approved facility for disposal.

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