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New engine for Peotone FPD

From Bill Schreiber:

Thank You To the Peotone Fire Protection District For the add on Manhattan Rosenbauer Commander EXT rescue pumper order. Rosenbauer and Sentinel very much appreciates your business. Hale QMAX 1500-pump, 750 tank, Rosenbauer Lo Pro 2.0 ladder rack, Command Light.

drawing of Rosenbauer Commander rescue pumper for the Peotone FPD in Illinois

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Chicago Fire Department news (more)

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A fourth person has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of retired Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Dwain Williams during an attempted carjacking on Dec. 3rd . The veteran firefighter sustained a gunshot wound and was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Jaylen Saulsberry, 19, of Chicago Heights, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and on three warrants.  He was placed into custody at approximately 5:15 p.m. Tuesday night after being extradited from Pennsylvania.

A 20-year-old man, an 18-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy have also been charged in the shooting.

As seen in surveillance video, the suspects jumped back in the vehicle they arrived in as a fourth individual drove the car away.

Police said that it was the past crimes of an alleged carjacking crew around the Chicago area that helped lead to the first arrest.

More can be found HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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Kankakee Fire Department news

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Officials with the Kankakee Fire Department say they are in dire need of a new pumper, but the department will have to wait a few months to purchase the new truck.

Efforts to approve the immediate purchase of a new pumper for $557,787 fell short of the necessary vote at the Kankakee City Council meeting on Tuesday. Normally, purchases of more than $20,000 need to go out for bid by city ordinance, but they can also be approved by a vote of two-thirds of the council members. After much debate among council members and a presentation by Fire Chief Damon Schuldt, the measure failed by an 8-6 vote, which is 57 percent.

The department was using a procurement service cooperative that helps to make government purchases more efficient. The chief said the coop does some of the legwork that a bidding process would do.

Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong said there are exceptions to the bidding process that are allowed with the two-thirds vote, and the fire department pumper truck purchase falls into that category.

Schuldt said the current truck is a 2005 model and has more than 140,000 miles. It required a $20,000 repair earlier this year, is in need of a radiator repair and is leaking oil.

Initially, the motion was for the purchase of the new pumper and also have the current truck sent back to the manufacturer to be refurbished for an additional $299,000. The refurbishment would take at least 18 months due to a backlog, and payment would be made at that time.

The motion was amended to just vote on the purchase of a new truck and consider the refurbishment at a later time. With the vote failing, the purchase of the new truck will now have to go out for bid. No time frame for that process was discussed.


New engine for Coal City FPD

From Seagrave Fire Apparatus Facebook:

The Coal City Fire Protection District of Coal City has on order and in production a Seagrave Marauder pumper. Thank you Coal City for your trust in Seagrave. 

* Seagrave Marauder stainless steel 131″ cab
* Cummins X12 500-HP
* 37″ cab access compartments
* 30″ rescue bumper
* Waterous CSU 2000-GPM pump
* Stainless steel pump plumbing
* 1000-gallon water tank
* TFT Monsoon Monitor
* Stainless steel 176″ body
* Whelen LED warning light package
* Command Light LED light tower w/ Spectra LEDS
* 199-inch wheelbase

SO 78K82

drawing of Seagrave Marauder fire engine for the Coal City Fire Protection District

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New engine for Lemont FPD (more)

From Bill Schreiber:

Lemont FPD Rosenbauer Commander cab update

fire engine being built for the Lemont FPD

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New quint for Elgin FD


Elgin FD Quint 1

Pierce Enforcer PUC Ascendent quint

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Pierce Enforcer PUC Ascendent quint

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  • Job Number: 35087
  • Chassis: Enforcer™
  • Body: Ascendant® 107’ Heavy-Duty Aerial Ladder
  • Engine: Cummins L9
  • Horsepower: 450 hp
  • Front Suspension: Leaf
  • Rear Suspension: Spring
  • Electrical System: Command Zone™
  • Pump: Pierce PUC™ Midship
  • Pump GPM: 1,500-GPM
  • Tank: Water
  • Tank Size: 500 gallons

thanks Zach


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New pumper tanker for Sycamore FPD (more)

From Bill Schreiber:

Sycamore FD Rosenbauer Commander chassis update

fire engine being built for the Sycamore FPD

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New engines for the Bartlett FPD (more)

From Bill Schreiber:

Bartlett FPD Rosenbauer Commander chassis for their twin rescue pumpers have started.
fire engine being built for the Bartlett FPD

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New engine for Westmont FD


Westmont FD purchases Pierce Impel pumper

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purchase order for Pierce Impel fir engine

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New engine for Evergreen Park (more)

Updated production photos of a new engine being built or Evergreen Park

E-ONE fire truck body being built

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