Posts Tagged Bellwood receives FEMA grant for new tower ladder

Mundelein apparatus updates

This from Mark J. Gaunky, Deputy Fire Marshal, Mundelein Fire Department:

The former Sugar Grove tower was delivered last week. We hope to have it in-service within a month as we are expecting our new engine about that same time. We do have a few offers on the 1995 aerial, unsure where that will be going at this time.


fire truck on lowboy flatbed

Tower ladder being delivered to the Mundelein Fire Department. Mark J. Gaunky photo

former Sugar Grove tower ladder moves to Miundelein

Mark J. Gaunky photo

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Bellwood looking for a non-FD home for their old tower

This from Tom Podraza

This was posted to a Police car group I belong to also..
Doug, who works at an auto salvage yard in Aurora was contacted by Bellwood FD about disposing of the truck.
“We got a call at the yard today – Bellwood FD is looking to sell / scrap one of their trucks. Too big for us to process but I got the info in hopes someone would want to save it. This is a fully operational unit; they just received a grant for a new one. It needs to be gone in 3-4 weeks, but they may be able to work short term storage with a buyer.1986 Grumman ladder truck with a 102 foot ladder and 1500 gpm pump.
They’ve been quoted $6K-$8k scrap value, but can’t find anyone who can take it.

I was told it can go to anyone, but not back into fire service. Not sure why. May be a condition of the grant?”


Capt. Larry Kaufman – CFM
Bellwood Fire Department
3200 Washington Blvd
Bellwood, IL 60104
fax: 708-547-9552
Cell – 708-287-0012
mailto:lkaufman (at)

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Bellwood orders new tower ladder

From Ryan Wyckoff:

Bellwood recieved a FEMA Grant and will use it for a new truck. They are purchasing a stock 95' E-One Tower Ladder. Expected delivery is May after some very minor compartment and graphics modifications.
Here is a listing of Illinois departments that have received FEMA Grant Awards for apparatus.
FEMA grants for fire apparatus acquisitions in Illinois 2012

Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) - Award Year 2011

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