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New area apparatus orders

from fire apparatus magazine

Fox Lake Fire Protection District – Alexis top-mount pumper with a Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis, 1,500-gpm pump, 1,000-gallon tank. Delivery in May 2019.
Mundelein Fire Department – Pierce Enforcer pumper 1,500-gpm pump, 750-gallon tank. Delivery in April 2019.
thanks Ron

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New engine for Round Lake

The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District has ordered a pumper from Custom Fab & Body with a Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis, a  1,250-gpm pump, and an 800-gallon water tank.  Delivery in June 2019.

thanks Ron

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Champaign Fire Department news

Excerpts from the

As the Champaign Fire Department gets ready to push-in its new ladder truck, Chief Gary Ludwig and Lt. Brian Ball provided a quick look at what firefighters now have at their disposal. At noon Saturday, the new truck will be wetted down, dried, and introduced to its new home at Station 4 on John Street.

The 107-foot 2018 Ferrara aerial ladder truck has a front bumper housing 100-foot hydraulic reels with hydraulic rescue tools to cut through a steering wheel, pop a door open, or split a car roof. And with four high-powered LED floodlights, a midnight interstate wreck can be illuminated as in broad daylight.

From the very beginning, Ludwig said firefighters should be the ones designing it for their needs. A committee of Champaign firefighters worked over a year with Holden, La.-based Ferrara Fire Apparatus to build a truck that matched the department’s needs. It was the committee that recommended adding the LED floodlights.

The $1.1 million truck has a pump and a 300-gallon booster tank. 

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New quint for Leyden Township

This from Matt Tessler:

Leyden new 78ft quint on order.
Drawing of an E-ONE HP78 quint for the Leyden Township FPD

E-ONE HP78 quint for the Leyden Township FPD

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New apparatus orders

  • Urbana FD – Spartan 100′ mid-mount quint platform
  • Normal FD – 2 Spartan Star series pumpers
  • Waukegan FD – Seagrave marauder II pumper

drawing of new Seagrave Marauder II fire engine for Waukegan IL

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New engine for Roberts Park

From the SST Emergency Products Facebook page:

Congratulations to the Roberts Park FPD IL on your order of a new Seagrave.

thanks Martin

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New ambulance for Chicago Heights

From the Fire Service Inc. Facebook page:

Thanks to Chief Jeffery Springer and the Chicago Heights Fire Department on the new order of a 2018 Wheeled Coach F-450 ambulance. This is Chicago Heights’ third Wheeled Coach and is another excellent addition to their busy EMS fleet. The new unit comes equipped with Whelen LED emergency and interior dome lighting, Liquid Spring Suspension System, custom interior cabinet configuration, LED compartment strip lighting, power cab and module door locks, OptiCom emitter, Federal EQ2B siren, Vanner inverter, custom SCBA/gear compartment and extended conversion warranties. We congratulate the CHFD and appreciate their continued business with Fire Service Inc. and Wheeled Coach. Delivery in approx 90 days. We will post additional pics once the unit arrives. 

drawing of Wheeled Coach ambulance

Chicago Heights FD ambulances

 interior of new ambulance

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Area apparatus deliveries

This from Ron Wolkoff:

from fire apparatus magazine:

Rockford – (3) Pierce Enforcer 107 Ascendant 1500/500

Countryside FPD – Pierce Enforcer 2000/1000/30 foam

Wilmette – Pierce Dash CF PUC 1500/750/30 foam

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New ambulance for Merrionette Park

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr:

Merrionette Park just purchased a used 2009 Ford F-450/Horton (X-Lombard, Illinois) to replace a 2004 Ford E-350/McCoy Miller. The  old ambulance was 2672 and the newer one will be 2682.


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Wheaton Fire Department news

Excerpts from source unknown:

Based upon the feedback from the city council after the July 2017 presentation, the fire department began researching available stock units within the fire apparatus industry. Manufacturers were requested to provide information on available units that had base capabilities like our existing vehicle (i.e. 300-gallon water tank, 2000 gpm pump, 100 ft. tower ladder, minimum ground ladder storage of 198 ft., 10 kW generator, and compartments configured closely to the existing vehicle to accommodate current equipment).

Six manufacturers that commonly sell aerial tower ladders were contacted and only two manufacturers responded with available vehicles. Several manufacturers made no effort to respond after multiple inquiries on our behalf and others indicated that they had no stock units available. The two responding companies with available units that meet or exceed our base needs were Pierce and E-One. The following are the vehicles that were quoted:

E-One provided two vehicles (Vehicle #1 – Sales price: $1,096,064.00 and Vehicle #2 – Sales price: $1,022,282.00) with a quoted trade-in value for our current vehicle of $225,000.00.

Pierce provided one vehicle (Sales price: $1,190,100.00) with a quoted trade-in value for our current vehicle of $400,000.00.

Based upon the information jointly reviewed by fire department administration and Fleet Maintenance Superintendent Sam Webb, it is recommended that the City of Wheaton purchase the stock tower ladder quoted by Pierce for $1,190,100.00 and trade-in the existing vehicle for $400,000.00 which would result in a net sales price of $790,100.00. The quoted vehicle is closely matched in design to our current vehicle and it will directly meet our operational needs. The delivery date is 60-90 days from execution of the agreement. 

thanks Ron

Per the memo they are ordering a Pierce Velocity 100′ tower ladder with 2000/300 as of Mar 2018

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