Posts Tagged 3D Fire Apparatus

Where are they now … South Holland

Thanks to Evan Smith, now a police officer with the City of Memphis, here are  photos for today’s where are they now …
Camden FD, TN  1972 Kenworth – Security   x-South Holland FD
Camden TN Fire Department squad

The Camden Fire Department in Tennessee now owns this former South Holland rescue squad. Evan Smith photo

South Holland Fire Department squad

Former rescue squad from South Holland built in 1972 Kenworth chassis .Bill Friedrich photo

South Holland Fire Department Squad 669

South Holland Squad 669, shown here as it was originally delivered, was built by 3D out of Shawano, WI on this 1972 Kenworth chassis. Larry Shapiro photo

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Where are they now … Homewood

Dennis McGuire, Jr. informs us that Homewood Squad 546 was sold to the Auburn Fire Department in New York state.


Auburn Fire Department Heavy Rescue Squad

The Auburn Fire Department in New York state now owns this X-Homewood, IL 1989 Pemfab T-942/3D heavy rescue unit. Auburn Fire Department photo

Homewood Fire Department heavy rescue squad

Homewood Fire Department Pemfab squad

Homewood Squad 546 shown as it was originally painted when it was delivered in 1989. Larry Shapiro photo


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Antioch Fire is added to the site

The Antioch Fire Department and First Fire District is a volunteer department at the northern edge of Illinois in Lake County Quad 2. They have three stations with many pieces of apparatus and a new engine expected in January. Once an all Pirsch department, they still have two Pirsch units on the roster, one of which will be put up for auction when the new engine arrives. Each station houses a brush rig and an engine or tanker with at least 2,000 gallons of water.

Today the apparatus consists of US Tanker, Alexis, Pierce, and 3D. Station 1 houses the Quad 2 rehab unit, the Quad 2 air boat, and a new Quad 2 resource dubbed the Fast Attack Response Truck.

Antioch Fire Department Pirsch pumper/tanker


Antioch Fire Department Pirsch pumper

Antioch Fire Department Station 3

Antioch Station 3 is at 2475 West Grass Lake Road. Larry Shapiro photo


Antioch Fire Department Lake County Quad 2 rehab

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Zion has been added to the site

Lake County MABAS Division 4 is divided into four quadrants. The Zion Fire Department is located in Quad 1. A short distance from the Wisconsin border, Zion has two stations which cover just over eight square miles. Daily staffing is generally six between the two stations.

Zion Fire Department Fire Station 1

Zion's headquarters station is at 1303 27th Street. Larry Shapiro photo

They run a variety of apparatus including a 2007 Pierce Arrow XT engine with a 1992 Spartan/3D in reserve out of Station 1 which also houses a frontline and a reserve ambulance, an ATV, and a 1928 Pirsch pumper which the firefighters are in the process of restoring.

Zion Fire Department Pierce Arrow XT Engine 181

The jump company at Station 2 has an ambulance and a 105′ Pierce Dash quint that was built in 1999.

Zion Fire Department Quint 1832


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Rockdale is added to MABAS Division 15

We have added yet another department in MABAS Division 15. The Rockdale Fire Protection District has one station with a three square mile district. They have two engines, a tanker, a squad, a brush truck, and two support vehicles. The newest engine is a 2008 custom Sutphen top-mount which is backed up by a 1994 FMC Omega pumper on a Sentinel chassis. The cab and chassis were built by Spartan and basically represent the Spartan RS style (round-steel) but there was a custom set of trim packages and options that were unique to the FMC private label.

Rockdale IL FPD station

The Rockdale station has traditional red doors. Karl Klotz photo

Rockdale FPD tanker Empress Casino Fire

Rockdale Tanker 2017 was one of many that were called to assist the Joliet Fire Department on the 20th of March, 2009 in battling the Empress Casino Fire. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery of images from the Empress Casino Fire in Joliet on March 20, 2009 can be seen HERE.

Rockdale IL FPD FMC Sentinel Omega pumper

FMC Sentinel pumper Woodstock IL

An FMC Sentinel tear sheet showing the unit purchased by the Woodstock FPD with the standard Sentinel trim package.

FMC Sentinel brochure

The front cover of the introductory FMC Sentinel brochure.

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