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South Elgin and Countryside Fire Protection District news (more)

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Here are photos of the new South Elgin FPD Stations 21 and 23

South Elgin & Countryside FPD Fire Station 21

Tyler Tobolt photo

new South Elgin & Countryside FPD Fire Station 23

Tyler Tobolt photo

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Box Alarm fire in Wheeling, 7-10-20 (more

Brief video from Larry Shapiro of the Box Alarm fire in Wheeling, 7-10-20

 

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New engine for Mount Prospect (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

I happened across Mount Prospect Engine 14 at the grocery store and the guys were kind enough to let me grab a shot

2019 Pierce Dash CF PUC pumper

Larry Shapiro photo 

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New tower ladder for Naperville (more)

From Naperville Professional Firefighters Facebook page:

Today (7/6/20) is an exciting day for the Naperville Fire Department! Truck 10 officially goes into service, replacing Engine 10 as the front line fire supression vehicle for station 10.

At the same time, this change will move Truck 5 into “reserve” status and station 5 will switch into Engine 5.

Naperville FD Truck 10

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Naperville FD Truck 10

Naperville FD photo

Naperville FD Truck 10

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Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District news (more)

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District is making a second try at building a new station that officials say is needed to improve service to the district’s east side. The proposal for a roughly 5-acre site at 1004 S. Hough St. is part of the district’s longtime desire for a third station that would benefit residents in Inverness and nearby areas. The land is in unincorporated Cook County just outside Barrington.

Before construction can occur, the fire district must go through a county approval process, starting with a zoning board of appeals online public hearing at 10 a.m. July 8. The district needs a special-use permit for the firehouse because the Hough Street land is zoned for single-family homes. The district’s tentative plan to buy the 5 acres hinges on whether the county grants the permit. The entire project could cost $3 million to $5 million.

In March 2019, the county rejected the district’s request for a special-use permit and zoning variances needed to build a new station at 36 E. Dundee Road. That plan called for converting a vacant house into a station on an acre between Barrington Middle School-Prairie Campus and an early learning center. Barrington Area Unit District 220 lodged a formal objection with Cook County, citing traffic concerns and the potential for reduced property values. The fire district called the county’s rejection a setback for regional public safety. District 220 later bought the site from the fire district for $500,000.

Under the new plan, the fire district would build a 10,000-square-foot station with two bays. A flashing warning light would be installed to warn Hough Street drivers about exiting fire trucks or ambulances.

Barrington Countryside currently has two firehouses to cover its 48-square-mile territory. The district provides fire and emergency medical service to residents in portions of Barrington Hills, South Barrington, Lake Barrington and Inverness, as well as sections of unincorporated Cook, Lake and McHenry counties.

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New engine for Lansing (more)

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Congratulations Village of Lansing Fire Department on the delivery of their new 2020 E-ONE fire trucks pumper! 

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to provide your community with it’s FIRST E-One apparatus! 

Specs: 2020 E-One Typhoon chassis, Cummins L9 380HP // Allison 3000 transmission, low hosebed stainless steel body, 1500-GPM Waterous pump, 530 gallons of water, & Hi-ViZ scene lights.

2020 E-One Typhoon pumper

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2020 E-One Typhoon pumper

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chevron striping on back of fire engine

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New tower ladder for Buffalo Grove (more)

Updated production photos from E-ONE of the new tower ladder for Buffalo Grove so #142765

new Buffalo Grove fire truck

E-ONE photo

new Buffalo Grove fire truck

E-ONE photo

new Buffalo Grove fire truck

E-ONE photo

new Buffalo Grove fire truck

E-ONE photo

new Buffalo Grove fire truck

E-ONE photo

new Buffalo Grove fire truck

E-ONE photo

thanks Andy and Danny

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New Chicago Fire Department replica models (more)

Fire Replica die-cast fire truck models Fire Replica die-cast fire truck models

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New rescue engine for Sandwich FPD (more)

This from Tony Carlini:

Sandwich Fire Protection District Heavy Duty Rescue Pumper from MARION BODY WORK

Spartan ELFD chassis 20” raised roof with a 26’ walk-around heavy rescue body – Features include Waterous 2000-gpm pump, 600-galloon water tank, 30-gGallon foam tank,  LED light mast, coffin compartments, extrication front bumper, technical rescue storage throughout the vehicle including fin forms and long lumber in the back. Air bag storage, strut storage for both auto and TRT responses as well as a full compliment of ladders.  The vehicle replaced three units in the fleet at Sandwich. A TRT lumber truck, a squad, and an engine. This vehicle is dedicated to Chief” Big Jake” Pruski who passed away suddenly while the building process was started. This was his dream vehicle for the department. Multi-purpose and reducing the aging fleet.

2020 Spartan/Marion Body Works rescue engine

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New tower ladder for Buffalo Grove (more)

Updated production photos from E-ONE of the new tower ladder for Buffalo Grove so #142765

new Buffalo Grove fire truck

E-ONE photo

new Buffalo Grove fire truck

E-ONE photo

new Buffalo Grove fire truck

E-ONE photo

new Buffalo Grove fire truck

E-ONE photo

new Buffalo Grove fire truck

E-ONE photo

new Buffalo Grove fire truck

E-ONE photo

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