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New area ambulance deliveries

This from Ron Wolkoff:

new ambulance deliveries from Lifeline ambulance website

new ambulance for Braidwood IL

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new ambulance for Braidwood IL

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new ambulance for Coal City IL

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new ambulance for Coal City IL

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new ambulance for the Frankfort FPD

Type I Superliner 171″ 72″HR – 2015 F550 4WD Liquid Spring. Life Line Ambulance photo

new ambulance for the Frankfort FPD

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Custer Park Fire Department closing down

This from Karl Klotz:

I rec’d limited information today in MABAS Division 15, the Custer Park Fire Dept will cease to exist.
Effective today, the Braidwood Volunteer Fire Department has “officially” assumed total responsibility for the Custer Park Fire Protection District. Braidwood will answer all calls within the Custer Park Fire District.
Karl

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Braceville Fire Department history added

Bill Friedrich has submitted 17 images of apparatus which document much of the history of the Braceville Fire Department in MABAS Division 15. These images are assembled with those previously submitted by Karl Klotz to produce a gallery with 21 images dating back to 1959.

Many of the rigs that Braceville has used saw previous service with other departments including Braidwood, Argonne Labs, Flossmoor, Lyondell Chemical (Quantum Chemicals), Homer Township, Northbrook, and the Oneida Wataga FPD. Apparatus manufacturers represented include Alexis, John Bean, Road Rescue, Horton, Pierce, Darley, Welch, and Pirsch.

Braceville Fire Department historic photo

This 1959 Chevy/Alexis engine carried 500 gallons of water and had a 500-GPM front mounted pump. Bill Friedrich photo

Braceville Fire Department historic photo Northbrook Fire Department

This 1989 Road Rescue ambulance saw previous service in Northbrook. Bill Friedrich photo

Braceville Fire Department historic photo

This beautiful 1965 Pirsch was rehabbed in 1980 by Pierce. It originally saw service with Argonne Labs. Bill Friedrich photo

Argonne Labs Fire Department 1965 Pirsch squad

The 1965 Pirsch squad as it originally looked when it was in service for the Argonne National Laboratory Fire Department as Engine 2. Bill Friedrich photo

Quantum Chemical Company 1979 Seagrave/Pierce 54' Squrt

This unit, shown here in service for the Quantum Chemical Company was acquired by the Braceville Fire Department several years ago. It has now been retired from Braceville and is on the roster in Dana, IL. Bill Friedich photo

Flossmoor Fire Department 1973 Ford Darley engine

Braceville purchased this engine from the Flossmoor Fire Department and has since retired it. The unit can be seen decorated for Braceville in the historic gallery. Bill Friedrich photo

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Braceville puts new engine into service

Braceville FPD Engine 3212

Braceville Engine 3212, a 2010 Spartan Metro Star/Darley 1750/1000. Karl Klotz photo

Braceville FPD Engine 3212

The officer's side of Braceville's newest engine. Karl Klotz photo

Karl Klotz visited the Braceville Fire Department in MABAS Division 15 and photographed their newest unit. Engine 3212 was previously featured HERE just after it was delivered. It has been lettered and placed into service replacing two other units. The new engine is a 2010 Spartan Metro Star/Darley 1750/1000 top mount unit. Gone now is the previous Engine 3212, a 1982 Hendrickson 1871-C/Alexis 1250/1000 top mount that was purchased from Braidwood, IL. Also gone is Truck 3219, a 1979 Seagrave/Pierce 1000/500/500 with a 54-foot Squrt. This unit previously was from the Lyondell/Equistar facility in Morris.

Both units went to the Dana Fire Department in Dana, IL, which is in LaSalle County, approximately 50 miles southeast of Braceville.

 

Braceville FPD Engine 3212

Braceville FPD T3219

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