Posts Tagged American LaFrance Century engine

Mabas Division 3 apparatus updates

Karl Klotz submitted images for Glencoe and Highland Park:

Glencoe Fire Department American LaFrance Century pumper

Glenoce Engine 30R is a 1980 American LaFrance Century Series with 500 gallons of water and a 1,500-GPM pump. Karl Klotz photo

The image of Glencoe Engine 30R has been missing from the site.

The Highland Park Fire Department has swapped Engine 33 with the Squad now at Station 34. Karl updated these photos and added the boat at Station 34, the reserve engine, and the ambulance that has been missing from Station 34 as well.

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Lemont FPD American LaFrance engine

This from Matt Schumann as an addition to the posting of the Lemont FPD:

For an historical perspective Рhere is a picture of the Lemont ALF pumper after the Pierce Refurb and shortly before it being sold by the department.  The guys loved this rig even in its last days where it was not able to pump well.

 

Lemont Fire District American LaFrance Century

Lemont FPD Engine prior to being decommissioned by the department. It was built in 1983 by American LaFrance on a Century chassis and refurbished in 1995 by Pierce. Matt Schumann photo

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Lemont FPD is added to the site

 

Lemont Fire Protection District Headquarters fire station

Lemont Fire Protection District Headquarters Station 1. Larry Shapiro photo

The Lemont Fire Protection District in MABAS Division 10 has been added to the site. Karl Klotz and Larry Shapiro recently photographed the entire fleet and the four fire stations. Lemont runs two Crimson engines, one Ferrara rescue engine, and a Pierce quint. Each of the four stations has a Type I style ambulance featuring two Fords, a Navistar, and a Freightliner chassis with boxes by Medtec and McCoy Miller.

Lemont Fire Protection District Truck 949

Lemont Fire Protection District Station 4

Lemont Fire Protection District Station 4. Larry Shapiro photo

Station 1, which is their headquarters, also has an air trailer and the MABAS Division 10 Water Rescue and Recovery trailer.

MABAS Division Water Rescue Unit

MABAS Division Water Rescue Unit. Larry Shapiro photo

Lemont Fire Protection District American LaFrance Century Engine

Lemont ran this 1982 American LaFrance Century Series engine with 500 gallons of water and a 1,500-GPM pump. Larry Shapiro photo

Lemont Fire Protection District American LaFrance Century Water Chief Quint

Lemont also had this 1983 American LaFrance Century Series 75′ Water Chief Quint (1500/500). Larry Shapiro photo

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CFD Swap Meet and Muster (update)

More images from the Fire Buffs of Illinois and 5-11 Club muster at the Quinn Fire Academy on June 16th.

 

Fire muster in Chicago 2012

Apparatus lined up for display outside the Quinn Fire Academy. Bill Friedrich photo

Fire muster in Chicago 2012 CFD Comm-Van 2-7-1

Command Van 2-7-1,a 2007 Ford F-650/Road Rescue (G-559) was on display at the muster. Bill Friedrich photo

Fire muster in Chicago 2012 Loudonville Century Series American LaFrance

This 1977 Century Series American LaFrance engine (1,500/500) which is owned by John Carter is X-Loudonville. Bill Friedrich photo

Fire muster in Chicago 2012 Sauk Fire District FWD engine

Owned by Gary Jensen, this 1961 FWD (750/750) engine from the Sauk Fire District in Wisconsin was on display. Bill Friedrich photo

Fire muster in Chicago 2012 Hillside Fire Department American LaFrance Eagle engine

Hillside brought Engine 402, a 2001 American LaFrance Eagle/3D (1,500/750). Bill Friedrich photo

Fire muster in Chicago 2012 Hillside Fire Department American LaFrance Century engine

X-Hillside Engine 405, a 1975 American LaFrance Century Series (1,500/750) which is privately owned was also at the muster. Bill Friedrich photo

Fire muster in Chicago 2012 Hillside Fire Department American LaFrance

Both Hillside engines sat side by side showing the different generations of American LaFrance engines. Bill Friedrich photo

Fire muster in Chicago 2012 Fire Museum of Greater Chicago Ahrens Fox engine

This Ahrens Fox from the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago was center stage. Bill Friedrich photo

Not shown in photos but also on display were the replica of LA County Squad 51 and a Chicago Ridge engine.

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CFD Swap Meet and Muster

The swap meet and fire muster was co-sponsored by the 5-11 Club and Fire Buffs of Illinois on Saturday, June 16th at the Quinn Fire Academy. Here are a few images from the event.

Chicago Fire Department Haz Mat Unit Hazardous Incident Team

Several CFD companies came by including 5-1-1. Larry Shapiro photo

antique Chicago Fire Department Battalion Chief Dodge Monaco

Radioman’s Dave Weaver brought his CFD Dodge Monaco for Division 7. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department MAB 8-8-12 Medical Ambulance Bus

The new CFD (8-8-12) was open and on display in the yard. Bill Friedrich photo

Ahrens Fox engine pumping water at a muster

An Ahrens Fox was pumping in the street. Carl Misek photo

Chicago Fire Department muster

Where there are fire trucks posed, there will be photographers snapping photos. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department Training Academy Crimson engine

The new engine for the training academy was positioned for photos. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department Training Academy Crimson engine

A view showing the rear of the new training academy engine. Larry Shapiro photo

Wadsworth Ohio Ward LaFrance Ambassador P80 engine belonging to Doug Reno

The Wadsworth Ohio Ward LaFrance Ambassador P80 engine belonging to Doug Reno (of Wadsworth, IL) was one of several on display. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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Hillside Fire Department update

The Hillside Fire Department in MABAS Division 20 was added to the site recently with images supplied by Bill Friedrich. The photo of the fire station which was posted did not accurately reflect the current building which had a second floor added some years ago. Ryan Wyckoff has updated the photo which has now been added to the site.

Hillside Fire Station

A current shot of the station shows the second floor largely hidden behind a very mature tree. The building has two bays in the front and another two on the side. Both ambulances use the side doors and the squad, the truck, and both engines use the front doors. Hillside's brand new Pierce Velocity quint can be seen in the station next to the 2008 Pierce Puc engine. Ryan Wyckoff photo

Hillside Fire Station

This shot was taken circa 1985, before the second floor addition, shows a small sapling of a tree that was recently planted in the parkway which has since become enormous. The station does not have the side bays and the apparatus visible includes a 1985 Grumman AerialCat and a 1975 American LaFrance pumper. Bill Friedrich collection

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