Posts Tagged Bedford Park

New rigs respond to help Central Stickney

Last night the Central Stickney Fire Protection District responded to a structure fire at Frankie and Johnnie’s Roadhouse located at 5009 S. Central Avenue. First arriving companies were met with heavy fire at the rear of the building and requested a box alarm for additional companies. A successful attack kept the bulk of the fire at the rear of the building and prevented it from extending to an exposure less than fifteen feet away.

Among the departments that responded were Roberts Park with their new Pierce Arrow XT aluminum ladder and Bedford Park with their new Pierce Impel pumper. Other units on the scene included engines from Summit, McCook, Lyons, and Bridgeview; squads from Burbank and Oak Lawn; trucks from Bedford Park and Stickney; medic units from Bedford Park and Summit.

Roberts Park Pierce Arrow XT aerial from Rescue Me

The 2008 Pierce Arrow XT rear mount aerial recently purchased by Roberts Park that was one of the units featured in the "Rescue Me" tv show. Larry Shapiro photo

Bedford Park Pierce Impel pumper

Bedford Park's 2010 Pierce Impel pumper on the scene at the Central Stickney box alarm on Central Avenue last night. Larry Shapiro photo

There is a small gallery with images from the scene including the apparatus HERE.

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Bedford Park updates

All three Bedford Park fire station photos have been updated as well as images of Engine 710 and Truck 705 which are both at Station 2.

Bedford Park Fire Station 1

Bedford Park Fire Station 1 on Archer Avenue. Larry Shapiro photo

Bedford Park Engine 710 2010 Pierce Impel

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Bedford Park is on the site

The Bedford Park Fire Department in Division 21 has three stations. They have a Pierce department with three engines including a brand new 2010 Impel. They also have a tower ladder and a Snorkel. Bedford Park was home to one of the first Pittman Snorkel units on a GMC chassis for the fire service. The first Snorkel was in Chicago, retrofitted by the shops on a truck that was bought by and built for the streets department and then ‘obtained’ by the fire department. Bedford Park’s original Snorkel is stored in town and evidently in need of restoration. They have since had several Snorkel aerials including the most recent which was built by Pierce in 1997. All three Bedford Park Snorkels can be seen in the header of the department website HERE. They have a well written and very informative history on their site that’s worth a read. Bedford Park also has the regional Haz Mat Unit which uses a 1991 Pierce Lance with the early series Lance cab. Thanks to Karl Klotz for supplying the images.

Bedford Park Fire Department Pierce Impel pumper

Bedford Park Fire Department Pierce Snorkel

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