Posts Tagged Andy Russell

2-Alarm fire in Dekalb, 9-16-17

This from Andy Russell:

I took in a fire Saturday night in Dekalb.  The fire was at 201 N 6th Street.  It’s a 2-story commercial building that had a deli/bakery on the first floor where the fire was located.  There was a lot of smoke and the crews did a great job of getting in and getting it knocked down quickly.  It was upgraded to a 2nd alarm, but only the box alarm companies were used.  
Andy 
Dekalb fire scene

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Dekalb fire scene

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Dekalb fire scene

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Dekalb fire scene

Andy Russell photo

Dekalb fire scene

Andy Russell photo

Dekalb fire scene

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Dekalb fire scene

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Dekalb fire scene

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New engine for Buffalo Grove (more)

This from Andy Russell:

Had to run down to Fire Service yesterday to drop some stuff off for the new rigs. I was able to get a few shots of the engine. They just got lettered.

Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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Buffalo Grove FD orders new apparatus (more)

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A few pictures from the final inspections this week. (new apparatus)

new fire truck for Buffalo Grove

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new fire engine for Buffalo Grove

Buffalo Grove FD photo

new fire engine for Buffalo Grove

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From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Buffalo Grove Fire Department Final Inspection at E-ONE.

firefighters inspect new quint

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firefighters inspect new quint

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Buffalo Grove FD orders new apparatus

This from Andy Russell:

The Buffalo Grove Fire Department has placed an order with E-One for a new engine (to replace 213/E28 the 1996 E-One) and a 78’ quint that will replace 236 (the 1996 E-One tower) and will run front line at Station 27. The 2003 KME 237 (Q27) will be placed in reserve at Station 25 as Q25 and will be the reserve truck. These are both production vehicles that were going to be demos before we bought them. Delivery is expected this fall/early winter.

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New tanker for Peotone (more)

This from Andy Russell:

A few pics of Peotone’s new tanker.  Expected delivery next week.

Smeal Sirius UST pumper tanker

Peotone Engine 14 – 2016 Smeal Sirius/UST pumper/tanker. Bill Schreiber photo

chevron striping on rear of tanker

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Smeal Sirius UST pumper tanker

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New ambulance for Buffalo Grove

This from Andy Russell:

I got a chance to grab a few pictures of the new BGFD ambulance that was delivered last week. It’s a 2015 Horton on a Freightliner chassis sold by Foster Coach Sales.  It’s currently being stocked and having some final touches taken care of plus training. It is slated to go in service as A25 by the end of the year.

Buffalo Grove FD ambulance

New ambulance for the Buffalo Grove Fire Department. Andy Russell photo

Freightliner ambulance

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Buffalo Grove FD ambulance

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chevron striping on ambulance doors

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Lombard adopts DuComm numbering

This from Andy Russell:

Lombard has officially switched over to the DuComm/Dupage County numbering system.  This leaves only Elmhurst left on The DuComm Fire East Channel that hasn’t switched yet.

Station 45 (Station 1) 50 E St. Charles Rd

(Districts 45X)

E45 Engine

M45 Medic

M47 Medic (3rd Medic when staffed)

C45 Chief

A45 Assistant Chief

B45 Battalion Chief

B46 Battalion Chief

B47 Battalion Chief

E47 Engine (reserve)

T47 Tower (reserve)

W45 Boat

U45 Car

U47 Car

Station 44 (Station 2) 2020 S Highland Ave

(Districts 44X)

E44 Engine

T44 Tower Ladder

M44 Medic

B44 Duty Battalion Chief

M46 Medic (reserve)

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