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New TRT squad for Division 20 (more)

Martin Nowak found this link on the Marion website to a full set of photos of the new TRT for MABAS Division 20.

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Marion Fire Apparatus photo

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Marion Fire Apparatus photo

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New engine for Cicero (more)

This from Cicero Assist Fire Chief Rick Moravecek.  

Took delivery of a Pierce PUC engine and it should be in service some time in May.

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Cicero Assist Fire Chief Rick Moravecek photo

Pierce Dash CF PUC fire engine

New Pierce Dash CF PUC engine for Cicero. Cicero Assist Fire Chief Rick Moravecek photo

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Cicero Assist Fire Chief Rick Moravecek photo

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New engine for North Maine FPD

This from Norm Johnson:

Here’s 2 photos of a new SpartanERV pumper for the North Maine FPD.

I’ll have more after it’s lettered.

Thanks

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New Spartan ERV demo pumper being purchased by the North Maine FPD. Spartan ERV photo

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New engine for Elmwood Park

This from Josh Boyajian:

Here is a shot I took today of Elmwood Park’s new Pierce PUC engine!
Thanks
Josh
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New engine for Elmwood Park. Josh Boyajian photo

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River Forest FD apparatus update

This from Dan McInerney:

River Forest Truck 219 was put back in service on 4/1/14. Repairs to the cab were made and a new ladder installed. Other additions include a reverse camera and a slim line LED lightbar across the center of the grill.

 

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Smeal quint for the River Forest Fire Department. Dan McInerney photo

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River Forest Truck 219. Dan McInerney photo

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As seen around … Chicago

This from Steve Redick:

They had a … show at work the other day … got to see the new academy truck (finally) and this CPD command center … probably something I’ll never get close enough to see again. Thought you might find these interesting.

Steve

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Chicago Police Department mobile command post. Steve Redick photo

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Steve Redick photo

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A reflection on 34 years as a firefighter (part 1)

This from John Tobin:

How does the song go … “reflections of my life.” Well the pictures here are a reflection of time and how it’s moved on. Throughout that time, it was quite a ride and after 34 years I can’t believe it’s over! I made many friends, some enemies, and pretty much did what I set out to do in 1979 when I was hired by the EFD. (Elgin Fire Department)

I said more than once … “one day I rolled under a rig that needed fixing and when I rolled out my first wife had left me, the kids were grown, and I was an old man” … there is a lesson there. Some have changed their colors so many times over the years they become someone completely different. I never thought I was anything special, but I had a special job and I was very fortunate to have it!

There is a saying “don’t confuse me with the facts.” When that became a reality, rather than just a joke … I knew my end was near. So if you will, glance at the pictures and see if any of them will take you on a journey. Time for the next chapter in my life and the EFD will do just fine without me.

As the French say … C’est la vie

Reflections of 34 years as a firefighter.

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Reflections of 34 years as a firefighter.

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Reflections of 34 years as a firefighter.

John Tobin collection

Reflections of 34 years as a firefighter.

John Tobin collection

Reflections of 34 years as a firefighter.

John Tobin collection

Reflections of 34 years as a firefighter.

John Tobin collection

Reflections of 34 years as a firefighter.

John Tobin collection

Reflections of 34 years as a firefighter.

John Tobin collection

Reflections of 34 years as a firefighter.

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Reflections of 34 years as a firefighter.

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As seen around … Glenview

This from John Tulipano:

On April 9th I was able to attend some afternoon drills at NIPSTA with companies from MABAS Division 3 running a simulated building explosion and collapse with several autos on fire and a civil disturbance!

THANKS HANK!

John
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firemen fighting a car fire in training

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New TRT squad for Division 20

Images from Don Tessler of the new IHC 7400/Marion squad for MABAS Division 20 that will be housed at Bensenville Station 18

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2014 IHC 7400/Marion TRT squad for MABAS Division 20. Don Tessler photo

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Rear of the new Division 20 TRT squad. Don Tessler photo

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2014 IHC 7400/Marion TRT squad for MABAS Division 20. Don Tessler photo

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As seen around … Chicago

This from Josh Boyajian:

Here is a shot of Truck Co. 11 and Battalion 21. Thought id pass them along.
Truck 11′s shop number is FD-E347
Battalion 21′s new shop number is FD-B572
Spartan aerial ladder for the Chicago FD

Chicago Truck 11. Josh Boyajian photo

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2014 Ford Explorer for Battalion 21. Josh Boyajian photo

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