Images from the files of Steve Redick:
… and some trivia:
What is wrong with this photo … and where was it taken?
This from Keith Grzadziel:
This is a sneak peak of the new engine recently purchased by Bridgeview. It is a 2014 E-One Typhoon demo with a stainless steel body. It is currently being lettered and will be delivered within a week. It will replace the current Engine 416, a 1997 HME/Luverne.
This from Dylan Konchan:
Engine 74 is a 2014 Pierce Arrow XT. It is acting as Engine 72 for the time being, so Truck 72 could get repaired. When it goes to Station 4, a hard suction will be put on the front bumper of the engine to make it a drafting engine in rural tender ops.
A reader found these former area rigs for sale:
The Kankakee Township FPD has been added to the site. Located in MABAS Division 7 in Kankakee County, they cover 18 square miles out of two stations. 18 paid-on-call firefighters have three engines, a tender, a brush truck, and a utility used as an EMS chase car.
This from Josh Boyajian:
I shot new truck 24 the other day. Its a 2014 Spartan ERV 103′ RM ladder. It carries shop # FD-E350.Enjoy
Also on a side note, there are four new ambulances waiting to be placed into service at the shops for Ambos 7, 36, 58, and 86.
This from Steve Redick
Niles had a TRT (technical rescue) box alarm last night in the 8500 Block of N Olcott. From what I could gather they had one worker trapped in a hole collapse from construction project in front of a house. The Niles aerial was raised with some kind of block or hoist mechanism attached, but not in use when I was there. I could make out some shoring in place, and a “sewer sucker” in use. The victim was extricated apparently in good condition about 90 minutes into the incident. Was able to get some nice rig shots as well.
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The Oak Brook Fire Department in MABAS Division 12 has been added to the site. They have two stations which are #93 and #94 as a result of the Dupage County renumbering. The suppression fleet has been all E-ONE until recently when they took delivery of a 2014 Pierce Arrow XT PUC quint for Ladder 94.
32 career personnel cover just over 8 square miles, and they currently house Decon 12, formerly located at Carol Stream Station 27.
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