Archive for December 2nd, 2022

Box Alarm fire near Des Plaines, 12-2-22 (more)

brief cellphone video from the Box Alarm fire near Des Plaines, 12-2-22

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Box Alarm fire near Des Plaines, 12-2-22

The North Maine FPD along with firefighters from Des Plaines and Niles were sent to a somewhat remote location in unincorporated Des Plaines for a house fire Friday morning (12-2-22). The large house at 9609 Reding Circle sits on a small lake off of Golf Road and I-294. Reding Circle is a narrow, private road with minimal access. 

As smoke was reported on arrival, the alarm was upgraded to a working fire, and it wasn’t long before flames were venting through the roof of the vacant house. Companies made an interior attack and were pulled out to transition into a defensive attack with aerial operations. Three trucks were put to work with master streams; Des Plaines Tower 61, Niles Tower 2, and Glenview Truck 14. North Maine Engine 1, Niles Engine 3, and Prospect Heights Squad 9 were pumping. Truck 2 was on their own hydrant. 

The alarm was upgraded again to a MABAS Box Alarm, although most of those mutual aid companies were not put to work.; #TimOlk; #NorthMaineFPD; #DesPlainesFD; #FireTruck;

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New truck for Tri-State FPD

No shortage of New Trucks in Divison 10 Oakbrook, Tri-State, Westmont, Clarendon Hills, Pleasantview; #Tri-StateFPD;

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New engine for Boone County District #2

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The Boone County Fire Protection District No. 2 has taken delivery of a custom-built Toyne pumper, their fourth Toyne apparatus in active service.

Established in 1947, this fire department has been protecting the residents of Boone County (IL) for over 75 years. Today, the department covers a 144-square-mile territory, protecting nearly 750 farms and homes, and has 35-plus firefighters. 

This pumper has a welded stainless steel body along with stainless steel swing-out doors. Compartments feature tool mounting plates, roll-out storage trays, and more. It has a 3,000-gallon UPF tank, a 2,000-GPM Hale pump, a Hale Foam Logix 2.1A foam system, and 30-gallon foam cell. The apparatus is also equipped with an Akron 3418 monitor with a 12-inch electric riser.

Toyne mounted the body onto a Spartan Gladiator ELFD 6×4 chassis with a 500-horsepower Cummins ISX 12 engine and an Allison 4000 EVS transmission. The Gladiator cab has a 10-inch raised roof, seating for up to six firefighters, and an in-cab Firecom radio system.

For more information about the Boone Co. Fire Protection District #2, visit their website at

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