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New engine for Romeoville FD (more)

From the Seagrave Facebook page:

Romeoville Fire Department of Romeoville, Illinois has placed in service this 2019 Seagrave Marauder stainless steel pumper.

“Again, I can’t thank you enough for everything you and Seagrave have done and hope this is the first in many new Seagraves to come to Romeoville.”
(Lieutenant EJ Deslauriers)

Romeoville FD Engine 21

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Romeoville FD Engine 21

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2019 Seagrave Marauder stainless steel pumper

Romeoville FD photo

Romeoville FD Engine 21

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McHenry Township FPD live-fire trainig

McHenry Township FPD live-fire trainig

thanks Max

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New ARFF for Waukegan

Drawing of the Rosenbauer Panther 6×6 for the Waukegan Airport

Rosenbauer AARFF for the Waukegan FD

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New engine for St Charles FD (more)

Excerpts from the kcchronicle.com:

The St. Charles Fire Department will hold a traditional push-in ceremony and dedication for its new fire engine.

All are welcome to come to the ceremony and dedication at 9 a.m. Saturday at Fire Station #1, 112 N. Riverside Ave. in downtown St. Charles. After brief remarks, the old Engine 101 will be retired and the new Engine 101 will be pushed into the station. Following this, Tri-Com will sound a still alarm.

The push-in ceremony honors a longstanding fire service tradition dating back to the1800s when fire departments used hand-drawn pumpers and horse-drawn equipment, according to a news release from the St. Charles Fire Department. Upon returning to the station after a fire call, the horses could not easily back the equipment into the station, the release stated.

So they were disconnected from the fire equipment and firefighters would push the equipment back into the bays themselves, according to the release. Today, the ceremony signifies retiring an old engine and putting a new engine into service.

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New engine for Waukegan

Here are some photos of Waukegan’s Seagrave engine during the final inspection. The engine was due to be delivered in Waukegan yesterday, 11/14. Specs for Engine 5: Marauder cab, Cummins L9 motor, 750-gallon tank, 1500-GPM pump.

Seagrave Marauder pumper

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Seagrave Marauder pumper

Waukegan FD photo

Seagrave Marauder pumper

Waukegan FD photo

Seagrave Marauder pumper

Waukegan FD photo

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New truck for Waukegan

Seagrave Aerialscope 95

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Fatal fire in Bensenville

Excerpts thedailyherald.com:

A man in his mid-80s was killed in a Tuesday morning house fire near Bensenville.

The man’s wife reported the blaze in the basement of the tri-level house on the 4N500 block of Church Road near White Pines Golf Club. Dispatchers received a 911 call at 8:23 a.m. Firefighters arrived at 8:30 a.m., met the wife outside the house and began battling the blaze which was quickly extinguished.

The man likely died from his injuries before firefighters were called, Bensenville Fire Protection District Chief Michael Spain said. The man had been confined to his bed for about 20 years, and fire officials had been to his house numerous times for medical emergencies. The fire was contained to that room, but there was smoke damage throughout the house. The structure was left uninhabitable.

The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the blaze.

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New engine for New Lenox

From the Pierce Flickr page:

Pierce, New Lenox, 33254-1

Pierce Enforcer fire engine

Pierce composite

thanks Ron

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Waukegan Fire Department news

The Waukegan Fire Department currently has three new units on order. They are expecting a Seagrave Marauder engine any day now. Seagrave is also building an Aerialscope for them and Rosenbauer is building an ARFF for the Waukegan Airport.

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Joliet Fire Department news

Excerpts from wjol.com:

The Joliet Fire Department is receiving $200,000 from the state loan program for new equipment.

The Ambulance Revolving Loan is designed to assist departments or cities in purchasing emergency equipment they may not be able to otherwise afford. It is administered by the Illinois State Fire Marshal and Illinois Finance Authority. Under the ARLP program, units of local government like municipalities, townships, fire departments, fire protection districts and certain categories of not-for-profit organizations can apply for no-interest or low-interest loans of up to $200,000 to spend on equipment. These loans must be repaid in 10 years.

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