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Funeral Services For Bloomingdale Deputy Chief Walter Beahan


Funeral Services For Bloomingdale Deputy Chief Walter Beahan

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New Chief in Bloomingdale

 Chris Dryer informs us of the following: 
Bloomingdale Fire Chief Dave Christensen retired and Mike Macnamara has been named the new fire chief
From an article in the Daily Herald, 
Fire Chief David Christensen retired from his post Wednesday.
Deputy Chief Michael McNamara is slated to be installed as chief during a ceremony Thursday. Like Christensen, McNamara worked his way up in the district, joining as a firefighter-paramedic in 1986. He was promoted to battalion chief in 2004 and deputy chief in 2008.
The complete article is HERE.

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New pumper/tanker in Bloomingdale

The Bloomingdale Fire Protection District has taken delivery of their 2011 Pierce Velocity pumper tanker for Engine 5.

Bloomingdale Fire District Pierce Impel pumper tanker

Bloomingdale is going to put this pumper/tanker into service as Engine 3. It is a 2011 Pierce on an Impel chassis with a 1,500-GPM pump, 2,000 gallons of water and 50 gallons of foam. Bill Friedrich photo

Bloomingdale Fire District Pierce Impel pumper tanker

Pierce delivery composite of the new pumper/tanker for Bloomingdale. Pierce photo and artwork

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New pumper/tanker in Bloomingdale

Scott Peterson reports that the Bloomingdlae Fire District has received their new custom Pierce 2,000-gallon pumper/tanker for Engine 3. The unit was just delivered and won’t be in service for a while yet.

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Bloomingdale has been added to the site

Bloomingdale Fire Protection District No. 1 headquarters fire station 1

Bloomingdale Fire Station 1 on Bloomingdale Road houses the fire department headquarters and the emergency dispatch center. Larry Shapiro photo

The Bloomingdale Fire Protection District No 1 in MABAS Division 12 has been added to the site. Bloomingdale has three stations though one is strictly used for storage. Station 2 at 6N480 Keeney Road (which has a Roselle address) was originally part of the Keeneyville Fire District. This station has two spare engines and an out-of-service ambulance which may be converted to a dive unit.

Bloomingdale Fire Department ambulance

This out-of-service ambulance might be converted into a newer dive unit to replace Dive 9 which is assigned a 1997 Freightliner FL50/Medtec. Larry Shapiro photo

Bloomingdale has their own dispatch center in the basement of Station 1 which serves Bloomingdale in addition to the Elk Grove Township Fire Protection District and theItasca Fire Protection District.

Bloomingdale runs a fleet of Pierce apparatus which includes a tower ladder and three engines on a Lance chassis, one engine on an Enforcer chassis, and an engine on a Quantum chassis. They have on order a 2,000-gallon pumper/tanker on a Velocity chassis which is due this year. The two in-service ambulances as well as the Dive Squad all feature boxes built by Horton.

Bloomingdale Fire Protection District Engine 1 Pierce Quantum

The newest engine in Bloomingdale is this 2005 Pierce Quantum assigned to Engine 1. John Tulipano photo

Prior to becoming a Pierce customer, Bloomingdale was exclusively a Pirsch customer for many years. In 1981, they received the last engine on a custom Pirsch chassis that matched two engines and a 1972 85′ mid-ship quint.

Bloomingdale Fire Protection District 1981 Pirsch custom pumper

In 1981, Bloomingdale Engine 2 featured the last custom cab built by hand at the Pirsch factory in Kenosha. From this point forward, Pirsch purchased stock cabs from Truck Cab Manufacturers (TCM) and applied a trim package to make their appearance unique to Pirsch products. Larry Shapiro collection

Bloomingdale Fire Protection District custom Pirsch mid-mount quint

Bloomingdale Truck 4 was built in 1972 to match one Pirsch engine already in the Bloomingdale fleet complete with the edge warning lights. They would later have a total of four matching custom Pirsch units. Larry Shapiro collection

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