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Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire, August 27, 2014 (part 4)

Images from Gordon J. Nord, Jr.

smokey Chicago fire scene with fire engine

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

smokey Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

smokey Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

smokey Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

smokey Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

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Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire, August 27, 2014 (part 2)

Images from Tim Olk of the 3-11 Alarm fire at 6308 S. Halsted (8-27-14).

smokey Chicago fire scene with fire engine

Tim Olk photo

firemen from Chicago Squad 5

Tim Olk photo

Chicago FD Snorkel working at a large fire scene

Tim Olk photo

Tim Olk photo

Tim Olk photo

firemen posing at a fire scene

Tim Olk photo

Chicago FD Snorkel working at a large fire scene

Tim Olk photo

Chicago FD Snorkel Squad 5working at a large fire scene

Tim Olk photo

smokey Chicago fire scene with fire engine

Tim Olk photo

smokey Chicago fire scene with fire engine

Tim Olk photo

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Orland apparatus photos

Scott Peterson visited the Orland Fire Protection District recently for some training and submitted photos of several rigs.

Orland Fire Protection District Engine 2 Spartan Darley

Orland Engine 2 is one of three 2008 Darley engines built with a Spartan Gladiator cab and chassis. Scott Peterson photo

Orland Fire Protection District Engine 8 Pierce Saber

Orland Engine 8 is a 1999 Pierce Saber out of Station 3 as a spare. This was formerly Engine 3. Scott Peterson photo

… and another area 55′ Snorkel!!!!!

Orland Fire Protection District Snorkel 6604 Spartan Darley

This 1988 55' Snorkel built by Darley on a Spartan Gladiator chassis is out of service. Scott Peterson photo

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Glenside added to the site

The Glenside Fire Protection District in Glendale Heights has been added to the site. Glenside is in MABAS Division 12 and runs out of a single station at the corner of Fullerton Avenue and Bloomingdale Road. The station was originally built in 1970 and underwent an extensive renovation which ended in 2004. They have two Medtec ambulances, a new 2010 Ferrara Inferno engine, two E-ONE HP75 quints, and a Pierce engine. Glenside also houses one of three MABAS Division 12 Haz Mat trailers.

Glenside Fire Protection District station

The Glenside Fire Protection District station at 1608 Bloomingdale Road. Larry Shapiro photo

The majority of Glenside apparatus is presently painted black over red. Prior to adding the black roofs, apparatus was white over red beginning in 1996. During the early years of the department, the apparatus was a bright yellow that was also reflected in their patch.

Glenside Fire Protection District Ferrara Inferno engine

Glenside Fire Protection District

 

Glenside Fire Protection District Pierce Lance

Glenside Engine 711 was formerly Engine 701 as delivered in 1989 by Pierce in what was the department's yellow. Larry Shapiro collection

 

Glenside Fire Protection District E-ONE Cyclone HP75

In 1996, Glenside switched from yellow apparatus to red with a white roof as seen in this delivery photo of Quint 705. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenside Fire Protection District Ford/Pierce/Snorkel

Prior to purchasing the first E-ONE quint in 1986, Glenside ran this 1972 Ford C/Pierce 55' Snorkel as Engine 5 with a 1,000-GPM pump and 500 gallons of water. Larry Shapiro collection

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Wilmette historic gallery is added

Wilmette Fire Department history

Apparatus photos dating back to 1958 representing the Wilmette Fire Department have been assembled into a gallery which is accessible through the ‘Historic Photos’ button on the pages depicting the Wilmette stations. Images to date are from Bill Friedrich, Karl Klotz, and Larry Shapiro plus several from the collection of Jeff Schielke.

Wilmette Fire Department E-ONE Cyclone engine

In years past the fleet consisted of Seagrave apparatus and then beginning in the 1980s the department started to move the fleet to include units built by E-ONE. Today, as in years past, Wilmette staffs two stations, though the manner in which they run apparatus has changed. The west station, Station 2 runs an engine plus an ambulance and is home to the spare engine. The headquarters station has a battalion chief, an ambulance, and a tower ladder. On any given day if they are at full manning, the squad will be put into service to chase the ambulance. In reserve at this station is another tower ladder which insures that they will always have a tower in service regardless of maintenance or other issues that require taking the frontline piece out of service.

Throughout the 70s and into the mid-80s Wilmette had two trucks on the roster like they do today. They ran a 1962 Seagrave mid-mount ladder truck and a 1975 Seagrave 55′ Snorkel.

Wilmette Fire Department history

Sadly, we don’t as of yet have images of the Cadillac ambulances.

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