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New rescue for Homer FPD

Alexis is building a small rescue unit for the Homer FPD

Alexis Fire Equipment building a rescue truck for the Homer FP

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Alexis Fire Equipment building a rescue truck for the Homer FP

Alexis Fire photo

Alexis Fire Equipment building a rescue truck for the Homer FP

Alexis Fire photo

Alexis Fire Equipment building a rescue truck for the Homer FP

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New home for Wilmette tower ladder

Former Wilmette Tower Ladder 27 is now Tower Ladder 23 with the Stuart Fire Department in Stuart, IA. 

Wilmette FD Tower Ladder 27

Wilmette FD Tower Ladder 27

Stuart (IA) firefighters buy used fire truck

Members of the Stuart Fire Department (IA) with members of the Wilmette Fire Department

Stuart FD Tower Ladder 23

Former Wilmette FD Tower Ladder 27 is now Stuart FD Tower Ladder 23 in Iowa.

Wilmette FD Tower Ladder 27

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Wilmette Fire Department open house

The Wilmette FD had an open house Saturday morning (5/18/19). This included several antique apparatus and an opportunity to showcase new Engine 27 for residents followed by ceremoniously pushing it into the station.

Engine 27 is a 2019 Pierce Dash CF PUC so 32569. It has a 1500-GPM pump, 750 gallons of water, and a foam cell which has either a 20 or 30-gallon capacity. This engine was outfitted with a 35-foot ground ladder and will run as Engine 26 if the tower ladder is out of service. It will go into service at Station 27, and the 2017 2013 E-ONE engine will become a reserve piece.

Wilmette FD Fire Chief Ben Wozney

Larry Shapiro photo

Wilmette FD Engine 27 2019 Pierce Dash CF PUC

; Wilmette FD Engine 27; Pierce Dash CF PUC

active and retired firefighters push new fire engine into the station

Larry Shapiro photo

active and retired firefighters pose with new fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

Wilmette sold the reserve tower ladder and has an engine currently for sale.

 

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Alsip Fire Department news

From the Village View Newspaper:

A fire department ladder replacement for the ladder truck was approved with Seagrave Manufacturing at a cost not to exceed $158,00.00.

thanks Mike

2002 Seagrave Marauder 100' RM Force aerial

Alsip Truck 2014, a 2002 Seagrave 100′ rear mount truck. Mike Summa photo

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New ambulances for Schaumburg

From Facebook:

Twin freightliner ambulances with horton  bodies
 
Matt diamond photos 

thank Danny

Freightliner M2102 ambulance

Matt Diamond photo

decal for Schaumburg FD Ambulance 51

Matt Diamond photo

new ambulances for the Schaumburg Fire Department

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Kankakee Fire Department news

Excerpts from the daily-journal.com:

Kankakee Fire Chief Damon Schuldt was set to acquire a new ambulance for the fire department last week, however at least several members of the 14-member Kankakee City Council had no idea this purchase was about to take place since it was not brought to any committee to OK the expense.

At last week’s council meeting, Schuldt went over the process of seeking demonstration ambulances, which could be purchased at a lesser cost. He was recommending the purchase of a $167,379 ambulance from Alexis Fire Equipment Co.

The council members were not disputing the need for a new ambulance, but noted such a costly purchase needs to travel through the appropriate committees so aldermen are aware of what is taking place and what financial commitments are being made. Schuldt had discussed the need for a new ambulance at the committee level on at least a few occasions, but not the specifics of the Alexis ambulance. The matter was pulled back, and Schuldt said he would bring the information to the two committees for approval. The matter could come back to the council for vote in June.

Schuldt explained he did not send out bids because he was seeking demo models that would allow for a less expensive vehicle as opposed to bidding out specific requirements for a Kankakee ambulance. He received five proposals from ambulance providers. The costs ranged from the $167,379 vehicle up to the most expensive at about $245,000.

The new ambulance would replace an 11-year-old vehicle that is no longer reliable.  The department also operates with a 2017 ambulance. The newer ambulance will be paid off this year.

thanks Dennis

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New engine for Fox Lake FPD

Production photos from Alexis Fire Equipment of an engine being built for the Fox Lake FPD

Spartan/Alexis fire engine being built for the Fox Lake FPD

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Spartan/Alexis fire engine being built for the Fox Lake FPD

Alexis Fire photo

Spartan/Alexis fire engine being built for the Fox Lake FPD

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Elgin Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Elgin Fire Barn No. 5 Museum officials unveiled designs Saturday for a new memorial plaza and launched an effort to raise the $170,000 needed for the project, a vision that’s coming together after decades of planning.

When former Fire Chief John Henrici started thinking about the memorial, he had a grand vision to construct something similar to Springfield’s firefighter monument that could be a focal point for the annual service and would serve to honor firefighters. There have been various artist renderings and thoughts of what should be placed in the George Van deVoorde Firefighter Memorial Park. The park is located on the museum grounds.

The plans call for expanding an area to include three flag poles, a seating area and a water feature. The names of Elgin and other area firefighters killed in the line of duty would be listed as would firefighters who die each year.

Museum officials hope plans for the plaza will be finalized by October, however construction won’t start until the funding is in place.

The Firefighters’ Memorial Service is filled with traditions including a reading of the Fireman’s Prayer, the last alarm and a benediction. New this year was an honor guard presenting the flag of every department attending including Algonquin, East Dundee, Hampshire, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, and Streamwood.

 

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New quint for Leyden Township (more)

Production photos of a quint being built by E-ONE for the Leyden Township FPD so #142568

E-ONE fire truck being built for the Leyden Township FPD so 142568

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E-ONE fire truck being built for the Leyden Township FPD so 142568

E-ONE photo

E-ONE fire truck being built for the Leyden Township FPD so 142568

E-ONE photo

E-ONE fire truck being built for the Leyden Township FPD so 142568

E-ONE photo

E-ONE fire truck being built for the Leyden Township FPD so 142568

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New buggy for Prospect Heights FPD

From the SAFX Graphics Facebook page

New unit for Prospect Heights Fire District Battalion 9

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