Archive for May 26th, 2022

Fire service news

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Pierce Manufacturing’s lobby was filled last week with potential employees during the company’s second hiring event  in an effort to fill 200 new positions that’ll be created by an expansion of its plants in Neenah and Fox Crossing. Those jobs include welders, painters, electricians, assemblers, and material coordinators. 

Pierce announced in November it would start work on a 90,000-square-foot expansion of its Fox Crossing location and a 60,000-square-foot expansion of its Neenah facility. The company said the expansions, expected to be done in the fall, are needed to help it keep up with global demand for its trucks.

Job offers had been extended to more than 50 people within an hour of the start of last week’s hiring event. The company hired about 60 people at at a similar event in October. While the expansion isn’t expected to be completed until fall, new hires will not have to wait until it is completed to begin working at the factory. 

Although supply shortages are affecting manufacturers across the nation, Pierce’s productivity hasn’t seen any dramatic changes because of it. 

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New truck for Frankfort FPD (more)

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Body/Material EXT
Chassis Commander
Engine/HP Cummins / 500
Rear Axles Tandem
Pump Manufacturer Waterous
Pump Model/GPM CXV / 1500
Pump Control Panel Mid
Foam System 20
Tank Capacity 500
Electrical System Weldon
Warning Lights Whelen LED
Generator Greenstar 8KW; #rosenbaueramerica; #firetruck; #FrankfortFPD;

Rosenbauer photo; #rosenbaueramerica; #firetruck; #FrankfortFPD;

Rosenbauer photo

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Melrose Park Fire Department history

From Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT – This truck belonged to the Melrose Park Fire Dept.  I know this is a Hazmat Unit, as indicated on the trailer.  The trailer is pulled by an IHC Mini Pumper.  And that is all I know.  So any information on this would be greatly appreciated.
Mike Summa; #MikeSumma; #MelroseParkFD; #TBT; #firetruck;

Mike Summa photo

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