Posts Tagged Beecher Fire District

New ambulance for Beecher Fire District

From the Beecher Fire District:

Please see the attached photos of our Type 1 Super Warrior on a Ford F550 4X4 in production at Osage Ambulance. This rig will run as Ambulance 44, Job # J2716.

Vendor: North Central Emergency Vehicles

Thank you!!

Joseph M. Falaschetti Jr.

Fire Chief

Type 1 Super Warrior on a Ford F550 4X4 in production at Osage Ambulance

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Type 1 Super Warrior on a Ford F550 4X4 in production at Osage Ambulance

Beecher FD photo

Type 1 Super Warrior on a Ford F550 4X4 in production at Osage Ambulance

Beecher FD photo

Type 1 Super Warrior on a Ford F550 4X4 in production at Osage Ambulance

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As seen around … Beecher

From Josh Boyajian:

Pierce Arrow XT fire engine

Beecher FD Engine 404. 2012 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/1000. Josh Boyajian photo

Pierce Arrow XT pumper tanker

Beecher Tanker 406. Pierce Arrow XT 1250/2500. Josh Boyajian photo

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Grant Park FPD update

This from Karl Klotz:

Last year, Grant Park FPD (MABAS Division 7) started running this former Beecher FPD 1996 Pierce Saber 1250/750 (Engine 404).
Engine Co. 110 replaces the 1982 Ford C8000/E-ONE 1000/1000.
Beecher Fire Department

Beecher FPD Engine 404 which is now in service with the Grant Park FPD. Karl Klotz photo

Grant Park Fire Protection District

Grant Park Engine 110 is a 1996 Pierce Saber 1250/750 that is X-Beecher Fire Protection District. Karl Klotz photo

Grant Park Fire Protection District

This is a photo of Grant Park FPD X-Engine 110, a 1992 Ford C-8000/E-ONE 1000/1000 that has been replaced. Karl Klotz photo

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Box Alarm Fire in Frankfort 4-4-13

This from Dylan Konchan:

Frankfort | Box Alarm | S La Grange Rd & W Stuenkel Rd | First companies got on scene reporting multiple buildings were on fire. Fire started from a large brush fire. Command first called for a full still; tenders only, then went to a box alarm right after. Orland, Mokena, Homer, Peotone, Monee, University Park, Beecher, Palos Heights, Tinley Park, New Lenox, and Manteno FD were all on scene.

 

building fire in Frankfort IL

Dylan Konchan photo

 

building fire in Frankfort IL

Dylan Konchan photo

 

New Lenox Fire District Crash Truck

New Lenox FPD ARFF. Dylan Konchan photo

 

Manteno & Community FPD brush truck

Manteno & Community FPD brush unit. Dylan Konchan photo

 

Beecher FPD Pierce pumper/tanker tender

Beecher pumper/tanker. Dylan Konchan photo

 

building fire in Frankfort IL

Dylan Konchan photo

 

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Website department updates

Several long overdue updates to various department pages have been completed as follows:

thanks Karl, Hank, Jim, Nick, Larry, Drew, and Jeff

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New area Pierce engines

Several readers have brought to our attention that two area fire departments are newly represented on the Pierce Flickr site.

Pierce Impel PUC for Norwood Park Fire Department

Pierce Arrow XT PUC for Beecher Fire Protection District

The new engine for Beecher was featured at the end of April HERE with a photo by Karl Klotz at the department.

thanks Al, Bill, Josh, and Keith

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Random Apparatus Updates

Karl Klotz submitted two images

Crete Fire Department Brush 704 2011 Ford F350 250-250

Crete Brush 704 is a 2011 Ford F350 with a 250-GPM pump and 250 gallons of water. Karl Klotz photo

Beecher FPD Engine Co 404 2012 Pierce Arrow XT PUC 1500/1000

Beecher Fire Protection District Engine 404 is a 2012 Pierce Arrow XT PUC with a 1,500-GPM pump and 1,000 gallons of water. Karl Klotz photo

Also, according to Karl:

Beecher’s former Engine 404 (Pierce Saber) went to the Grant Park FPD and will be in service after some paint work.

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Beecher works at Lowell Indiana extra alarm 8-10-11

The Beecher Fire Protection District in MABAS Division 27 responded mutual aid to an extra alarm fire last week in Lowell, Indiana. According to Beecher Fire Chief Dave Lagesse, Beecher Truck 405, a 2006 Pierce Enforcer with a 75′ aluminum ladder, flowed in excess of 640,000 gallons of water over a period of 10 hours on the scene. The fire occurred a week ago Thursday, on August 10th, at the former Rieter Automotive building, 101 W. Oakley Avenue, and according to The Northwest Indiana Times,

A construction company working inside … is believed to have accidentally sparked a spectacular fire at the abandoned plant shortly before noon Wednesday.  Jimmy Harper, a project manager for BRT Indiana LLC, a recycling and sales company, said crews were moving equipment and cutting beams when an unidentified material caught fire. Harper, who was working inside the building with 11 other employees, said sprinklers in the building were shut off and crews could not control the flames with fire extinguishers.

The complete article can be found HERE. A Youtube video is HERE, and additional coverage is HERE.

Chief Lagesse submitted several dramatic images showing Truck 405 working. He was unable to tell us who the photographer was. We would like to acknowledge the photographer if someone can supply us with that information.

Lowell Indiana 4th alarm fire 8-10-11 Rieter Automotive Beecher FD Truck 405

Two elevated master streams work at the Rieter Automotive property in Lowell, Indiana on August 10, 2011. photographer unknown

Lowell Indiana 4th alarm fire 8-10-11 Rieter Automotive Beecher FD Truck 405

A firefighter from Beecher, IL rests at the tip of Beecher Truck 405's ladder directing water on the massive fire. photographer unknown

 

Lowell Indiana 4th alarm fire 8-10-11 Rieter Automotive Beecher FD Truck 405

Another shot showing Beecher and Lowell Fire Department aerials working. photographer unknown

 

Lowell Indiana 4th alarm fire 8-10-11 Rieter Automotive Beecher FD Truck 405

A fire ball appears to erupt directly beneath the Beecher firefighter working the master stream, although there is quite a bit of space between them. photographer unknown

 

Lowell Indiana 4th alarm fire 8-10-11 Rieter Automotive Beecher FD Truck 405

As the dynamics of the fire change, the firefighter redirects the master stream. photographer unknown

Lowell Indiana 4th alarm fire 8-10-11 Rieter Automotive Beecher FD Truck 405

Heavy fire burns through the roof of what was the Rieter Automotive facility in Lowell, Indiana on August 10, 2011. photographer unknown

Lowell Indiana 4th alarm fire 8-10-11 Rieter Automotive Beecher FD Truck 405

Beecher Truck 405 was flowing water for 10 hours at the scene in Lowell, Indiana. photographer unknown

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