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Box Alarm fire in Sycamore, 9-17-20

This from Art Zern:

At 0353 on 9/17/20, Sycamore fire was dispatched to 126 E. State Street for a working structure fire that was “fully involved” fire per the PD.  E-1 and Chief 3 arrived to a two-story ordinary (75 X 125) with heavy smoke and fire in the first floor laundromat on the A/B corner.  C-3 pulled a Box and set staging at State (Rt 64) and Main (Rt 23).  The building contained the State Street Laundromat and World Famous Pizza on the first floor and Spider Tatooz and office space on the 2.

E-1 (with 4) pulled a 2 ½” to the B-side and a Mercury Monitor to the A-side and hit it with 800-900 GPM and secured their own water supply.  E-2 (with 4) backed in from Main St. hugging the north curb to keep the street open for Dekalb T-1. T-1 handled roof opening and the second truck (Hampshire) was set-up on the B-side and handled vent duties on that side.  After the bulk of the fire was knocked, E-1 and E-2 stretched a line to the second floor for searches and to check for extension with an assist by Elburn and Maple Park engines. Genoa Kingston’s engine backed down to T-1 and lead-out a supply line just in case.

Two engines and a truck were held in staging.  “Big Water” on arrival and solid efforts from all companies put an excellent stop on this well-involved commercial fire. 

There was heavy fire, smoke, and water damage in the laundromat, smoke and water in World Famous Pizza, and smoke on the second to Spiders Tatoozs and the other office space.  Spider is a great friend of the Sycamore FD, a city alderman and a retired Cortland captain.  Spider has been fighting hard against cancer and this is the last thing he needed, and if you know him, send your love and support his way!

Thanks to all of our Mutual Aid partners.

Art

Dekalb FD ladder truck at fire scene

Sycamore FD photo

Dekalb FD ladder truck at fire scene

Sycamore FD photo

Rosenbauer Commander fire engine at work

Sycamore FD photo

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Sycamore Fire Department updates (more)

This from Art Zern:

Gents,

See the attached photos of our 1923 Stutz.  Body is complete and our mechanics are starting re-wiring.  Looks great thanks to Marty and Sons in Sycamore. One shot is the Stutz with our new Engine 1.

Art

Sycamore Fire Department

Sycamore FD: 2016 Rosenbauer engine and 1923 Stutz antique. Art Zern photo

1923 Stutz fire engine

Sycamore FD 1923 Stutz antique. Art Zern photo

1923 Stutz fire engine

Art Zern photo

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New engine for Sycamore

This from Art Zern:

Gents,

The new Rosenbauer engine (Engine 1) was delivered a few weeks ago and should be in service by June 1.  The graphics were completed this week.  Still some work to do but getting close.

The 1923 Stutz is also close to completion (see attached)

Art

Sycamore FD fire engine

New Rosenbauer engine for the Sycamore Fire Department Art Zern photo

1923 Stutz fire engine restored for the Sycamore Fire Departmen

Art Zern photo

1923 Stutz fire engine restored for the Sycamore Fire Departmen

Art Zern photo

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Sycamore Fire Department updates

This from Art Zern:

Gents,

Our new Rosenbauer engine and our 1923 Stutz are both nearing completion.

link to the Sycamore Preservation Company for more info on the Stutz:

Best regards,

Art

Rosenbauer Commander fire engine

New Rosenbauer Commander pumper for Sycamore FD. Sycamore FD photo

Rosenbauer Commander fire engine

Sycamore FD photo

Sycamore FD 1923 Stutz pumper being restored

Sycamore FD 1923 Stutz pumper being restored. Sycamore Preservation Company photo

Sycamore FD 1923 Stutz pumper being restored

Sycamore FD 1923 Stutz pumper being restored. Sycamore Preservation Company photo

Sycamore FD 1923 Stutz pumper being restored

Sycamore FD 1923 Stutz pumper being restored. Sycamore Preservation Company photo

Sycamore FD 1923 Stutz pumper being restored

Sycamore FD 1923 Stutz pumper being restored. Sycamore Preservation Company photo

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House fire in Sycamore, 10-17-15

This from Art Zern:

Gents,

Box alarm for 2 1/2 story frame in Sycamore at 341 W. Exchange Street. Heavy smoke on arrival fire in walls and attic.

Art

house on fire

Art Zern photo

house on fire

Art Zern photo

house on fire

Art Zern photo

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New squad for Sycamore FD (X-Hanover Park)

This from Art Zern:

Thought you might be interested in seeing the transformation.  We purchased this E-One Squad from Hanover Park earlier this year.  It went in service as Sycamore Squad 2 on Friday.

Art

 

Spartan Gladiator E-ONE heavy rescue squad

Hanover Park squad. Art Zern photo

Spartan Gladiator E-ONE heavy rescue squad

Sycamore Squad 4 is former Hanover Park Squad 370. Art Zern photo

and … here’s a old shot of the squad when it was delivered to Hanover Park

Spartan Gladiator E-ONE heavy rescue squad

Larry Shapiro photo

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