Posts Tagged aerial ladder

New Crimson aerial for CFD Truck 31

Steve Redick happened upon the new Spartan Gladiator/Crimson aerial lettered for Truck 31 today at the Quinn Fire Academy and sent this image. Truck 31 is quartered with Engine 64, an ALS engine company. In a previous post HERE, this unit was shown without a company number, but it was labeled as a paramedic equipped truck, and now that designation has been removed.

Chicago Fire Department Truck 31 Spartan Crimson

The new unit for Truck Company 31 is this 2010 Spartan Gladiator/Crimson 103' aerial ladder carrying CFD shop #E338. Steve Redick photo

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New Pierce in St. Charles

Another new Pierce has been delivered, this time into St. Charles.  Job #23187 is a 100′ rear mount aluminum aerial ladder on an Arrow XT chassis. Truck 101 has a 2,000-GPM pump and carries 500 gallons of water. This is the first Pierce into what has been an all Seagrave department for many years.

St. Charles Fire Department Pierce Arrow XT aerial

One of the first aluminum aerial ladders by Pierce in the Metropolitan Chicago area. Pierce photo

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Crimson updates CFD units in progress

Our thanks go out to Chris, one of our readers, for informing us that Crimson has updated the production photos of the first CFD Spartan/Crimson aerial ladder shown HERE. Crimson has mounted the aerial to a chassis with a finished cab.  It appears that Crimson will have something to display later this month at the Fire Rescue International trade show in Chicago. It will be interesting to see the status of the body, since there have been no updated photos on the site for several weeks showing the progress. They’re obviously working very hard to make a good showing in Chicago.

There are also updated shots of an engine shown HERE with the pump module and body mounted to the chassis. perhaps this one will also be at the show.

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