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New tower ladder for Buffalo Grove (more)

Updated production photos from E-ONE of the new tower ladder for Buffalo Grove so #142765

new Buffalo Grove fire truck

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new Buffalo Grove fire truck

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new Buffalo Grove fire truck

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new Buffalo Grove fire truck

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new Buffalo Grove fire truck

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thanks Andy and Danny

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New rescue engine for Sandwich FPD (more)

This from Tony Carlini:

Sandwich Fire Protection District Heavy Duty Rescue Pumper from MARION BODY WORK

Spartan ELFD chassis 20” raised roof with a 26’ walk-around heavy rescue body – Features include Waterous 2000-gpm pump, 600-galloon water tank, 30-gGallon foam tank,  LED light mast, coffin compartments, extrication front bumper, technical rescue storage throughout the vehicle including fin forms and long lumber in the back. Air bag storage, strut storage for both auto and TRT responses as well as a full compliment of ladders.  The vehicle replaced three units in the fleet at Sandwich. A TRT lumber truck, a squad, and an engine. This vehicle is dedicated to Chief” Big Jake” Pruski who passed away suddenly while the building process was started. This was his dream vehicle for the department. Multi-purpose and reducing the aging fleet.

2020 Spartan/Marion Body Works rescue engine

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Of interest… Chicago Engine 68 challenge coin

This from Danny Nelms:

Engine 68 has an upcoming challenge coin available for purchase through the Engine 68 Facebook page. The coin can be ordered by sending them a message directly to their Facebook account. 
 
The day is finally here! Engine 68 Challenge Coins are here! 
 
If you are interested please inbox us for more info. Coins are $12 each and shipping is $5 if needed. 
Chicago FD Engine Company 68 challenge coin
 
Chicago FD Engine Company 68 challenge coin

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Crash with entrapment in Buffalo Grove, 6-29-20

Buffalo Grove police officers and firefighters were sent to a motor vehicle accident today (6/29/20) in the east bound lanes of Lake-Cook Road just west of Raupp Boulevard in a construction zone. A car traveling westbound reportedly crossed into the eastbound lanes and collided with a large dump truck carrying asphalt. Firefighters extricated the driver of the car who was entrapped and later transported to a hospital in serious condition. The man, later identified as John Rodgers IV, 49, was pronounced dead at the hospital. The truck driver was unharmed. The roadway remained closed to allow an accident investigation team to reconstruct the incident.

Buffalo Grove Firefighters at crash scene

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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Buffalo Grove Firefighter Frank Doll

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severe damage to car after a crash

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Firefighters and paramedics and police officers at crash site

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Buffalo Grove FD Tower 25

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multiple air bag deployment from crash

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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New tower ladder for Buffalo Grove (more)

Updated production photos from E-ONE of the new tower ladder for Buffalo Grove so #142765

new Buffalo Grove fire truck

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new Buffalo Grove fire truck

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new Buffalo Grove fire truck

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new Buffalo Grove fire truck

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new Buffalo Grove fire truck

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new Buffalo Grove fire truck

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New engine for the Evanston FD (more)

Evanston FD Engine 22

From Facebook:

 

Evanston FD Engine 22

thanks Danny

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New engine for Warrenville FPD

From the Pierce Facebook page:

The Warrenville Fire Department is adding their first custom Pierce apparatus to their fleet. This #Enforcer pumper will be used as a paramedic unit and was built with EMS in mind. The slide-out compartment behind the cab is accessible from the inside and outside for easy access to gear and equipment. The 750-gallon water tank and pump panel heaters are new for the department and will help during the harsh winters in #WarrenvilleIL.

Job No: 34441

 

Warrenville FPD fire engine

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Warrenville FPD fire engine

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Warrenville FPD fire engine

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Warrenville FPD fire engine

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McHenry Township FPD news

McHenry Township FPD radio frequencies

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New aerials for Chicago (more)

This from Danny Nelms:

This part of the order arriving now is only 4 of the trucks on the order. 

Spy shot at fleet. Appears to have the number plate holder added to the door as of now.

Truck 52 FDE-362
new E-ONE ladder truck in Chicago

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New squad for Hoffman Estates (more)

more on the New squad for Hoffman Estates

From the Maintainer Custom Bodies Facebook page:

Congratulations to Hoffman Estates Fire Department on their new MCB paramedic squad unit, which recently headed to Illinois! This 12′ all-aluminum body is mounted on a Chevy MD Diesel 4×4 chassis. It is packed with custom storage! Federal Signal added some cool lighting & sirens, as we were hoping to show this unit off at FDIC. Since we now can’t meet in person, check out this brief video instead

This from Larry Shapiro:

I stopped by Hoffman Estates Station 22 and grabbed some photos of Squad 22. Additionally, I was told that their minimum staffing is 23 which includes five at the other three stations, each of which have an engine and ambulance. Station 22 has a BC, two on the truck, two on the squad, and three on the engine. If they’re at full staffing then the ambulance at 22 is staffed. Otherwise there are only staffed ambulances at the other three stations.

MCB fire truck in Hoffman Estates

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MCB emblem

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Maintainer Custom Bodies

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Duramax emblem

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General Motors truck law tag

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IHC GM515 law tag

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IHC GM515 law tag

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