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Chicago orders new squads (more)

This from Niko Stefani:

Here is my video of the brand new Squad Co. 7 and 7A performing a quick demo with the snorkel. We then see all 4 rigs drive in a convoy to fleet where the old 7 and 7A will be spares. Enjoy!

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New tower ladder for the Morris FPD (more)

Excerpts from the MorrisHerald-news.com:

The Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District’s new ladder truck has the ability to save lives and property in a way no other truck on the fleet has before.

“The tower ladder truck was put in service less than a month ago and has already paid for itself in the property it has protected,” Chief Tracey Steffes said.

At a little more than $1 million, it replaces an old ladder truck which was nearly 20 years old. Morris responds to more than 6,000 calls a year.

“Every year, the ladder is tested and it’s never had a problem. … But for the past three or four years, we’ve had to look at whether we would replace it or refurbish it,” Steffes said. “We could sell it now to a station with fewer calls, where it could last them several years, and we could put that money towards the new truck.”

The minimum cost to restore the old ladder truck would have been $575,000 with only a one-year warranty. The fire department also could sell it for $150,000 and put that money toward the new purchase.

The Dwight Fire Protection District was able to buy the truck, which Steffes said should give them far more years out of it because of a smaller call volume.

The chief said that although the cost to the district may be substantial, the savings to the residents and business are large.

“We just had our (ISO) rating done and we went from a four to a three in town and from an eight to a five in rural areas. The ladder truck has a lot to do with that” Steffes said.

The tower ladder truck is being housed at station 1 because of its size. It also houses ground ladders and other supplies needed on calls.

thanks Dennis

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New engine for Sauk Village

New pumper/tanker for Sauk Village from US Tanker.com:

Spartan/US Tanker Heritage pumper 1500/2000

Sauk Village fire engine

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Sauk Village fire engine

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Sauk Village fire engine

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New quint for Buffalo Grove (more)

Photos from Larry Shapiro of the new E-ONE Cyclone II HP78 quint in Buffalo Grove

Buffalo Grove FD Quint 27

Buffalo Grove Quint 27 – 2016 E-ONE Cyclone II 2000/400 78′ HP78 so 140631. Larry Shapiro photo

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Chicago orders new squads (more)

This from Niko Stefani:

?2/14/17 Chicago (IL) Fire Department O’Hare International Airport Rescue Station 3. Squad Co. 7 transitions into new rigs. Special Ops Battalion Chief (5-1-5) was also at the house. Pictures of the new and old squad Co. 7 and 7A, Comm Van 273, and MVU 9-2-4. Enjoy!

Chicago FD Special Operations Battalion 5-1-5

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD MVU 9-2-4 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Comm Van 2-7-3 at O'Hare Airport

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New engine for Buffalo Grove (more)

Photos from Larry Shapiro of the new E-ONE Typhoon engine in Buffalo Grove

Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

Buffalo Grove Engine 26 – 2016 E-ONE Typhoon 2000/780 TM so 140643. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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Chicago orders new squads (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Here’s some updated information on the new squads for Chicago.

After receiving the finished units from Rosenbauer America, it was determined that the ‘A’ units with the aerials needed some minor alterations to maximize the maneuverability of boom. As designed, these units had two storage compartments accessible from the top on either side of the body. The rear compartments on each side constrained some of the boom movement. Subsequently, the units have been at Chicago Fleet Services undergoing modifications. The work has been completed on Squad 2A and Squad 7A. Both companies are scheduled to take possession of their new apparatus Tuesday, February 14th. The work is still in process for Squad 1A and Squad 5A.

The personnel at Chicago Fleet Services did a terrific job removing the existing material and fabricating a diamond plate cutout for the boom to swing.

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New tower ladder for Lemont (more)

This from Jacob Metzger:

Lemont’s new Rosenbauer midmount was spotted outside of Headquarters on Wednesday, believe it will replace Truck 949, which is a ’96 Pierce Lance listed for sale on B&P Fire Apparatus.

Lemont FPD Tower Ladder 949

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New engine for Antioch FD

The Antioch Fire Department recently took delivery of a new Freightliner M2106/Rosenbauer MP3 commercial pumper for Engine 3.

Antioch FD Engine 3

New unit for Antioch Engine 3. Freightliner/Rosenbauer. Tim Olk photo

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Buffalo Grove FD orders new apparatus (more)

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Congratulations to Buffalo Grove Fire Department. They purchased two new apparatus. The first is a 2016 HP78SS E-One aerial. The second is a 2016 E-One pumper. We thank you for your business and look forward to what the new year brings!

Buffalo Grove FD Quint 27 E-ONE Cyclone II HP78SS

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26 E-ONE Cyclone II

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E-ONE Cyclone II fire engine and quint

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Buffalo Grove FD Quint 27 E-ONE Cyclone II HP78SS

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26 E-ONE Cyclone II

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Buffalo Grove FD fire trucks

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