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Lemont FPD tanker for sale

From Lemont Fire Protection District Facebook page: 

You are hereby invited to submit a sealed bid proposal for the purchase of a surplus water tender. This 1998 International chassis was purchased new by the Lemont Fire Protection District. The stainless-steel water tank was from the previous 1986 water tender and remounted to the current chassis in 1998. It has been in service its entire life and is being replaced by a new water tender. This tender is in excellent condition with 29,950 miles and 3,520 engine hours. This water tender has been regularly maintained by an in-house mechanic. The fire pump was replaced in 2017. Graphics representing the Lemont Fire District will be removed prior to sale. Any equipment will be removed prior to sale. All service records will be given to the buyer.
 Highlighted Specifications:
• 2 person cab
• Motor: International 530E 300 hp motor
• Transmission: Allison Model 3060/4000
• Tank: 1986 3,200 gallon Walker stainless steel tank 
• Fire Pump: 300 gpm 18 hp gas powered Waterous
Bidding Instructions:
Bids will be received via regular mail or in person at:
Lemont Fire Protection District
15900 New Avenue
Lemont, IL 604391
• Bids will not be accepted via fax, email, phone or text.
• Bids will be accepted until 09:00 a.m. on Friday June 9, 2023 
• Sealed bids will be opened at 09:00 a.m. on Friday June 9, 2023, at: Lemont Fire Protection District, 15900 New Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439. 
• The water tender may be viewed by appointment only at the Lemont Fire Station, 15900 New Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439. Interested parties should contact Deputy Chief Matt Peksa at (708) 243-7652 or
• Minimum bids shall be no less than $30,000.
• The District will award the bid to the highest bidder.
• Bidders are required to contain an email address and phone number, as notice of award will be issued promptly. If the bidder does not have an email address, a contact phone number will be sufficient.
• Payment in full must be received no later than ten (10) business days from the date of Notice of Award or bid will be forfeited.
• Payment will be accepted only via ACH deposit, cash or certified check made payable to the Lemont Fire Protection District. 
• The water tender must be removed from the premises within five (5) business days from the date of payment. 
• Once payment is made, the sale is final, as, where is, and no refund or return will be allowed. 
The Lemont Fire Protection District reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to accept any bid that it may deem to be in the best interest of the district.; #Chi-TownFirePhotos; #FireTruck; #forsale; #LemontFPD;

Chi-Town Fire Photos

thanks Martin

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New truck for Palatine FD (more)

From RB:

Sneak peek on blue floor; #Pierce; #PalatineFD; #FireTruck;

Palatine FD Tower 85; #Pierce; #PalatineFD; #FireTruck;

Palatine FD Tower 85; #Pierce; #PalatineFD; #FireTruck;

Palatine FD Tower 85

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As seen around … Long Grove

Long Grove FPD had a large brush fire recently; #LongGroveFPD; #brushfire;

Jimmy Bolf photo; #LongGroveFPD; #brushfire;

Jimmy Bolf photo; #LongGroveFPD; #brushfire;

Jimmy Bolf photo

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Ward LaFrance fire truck history

Beautiful historic photos of the Ward LaFrance factory; #WardLaFrance; #history; #FireTruck; #factory;; #WardLaFrance; #history; #FireTruck; #factory;

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New engine for the East Hazel Crest FD (more)

From Village of East Hazel Crest Fire Department on Facebook:

Below you can see a production update with progress photos on our new engine which is currently being manufactured. This new engine is expected to be delivered in quarter 4 of this year.

Rosenbauer Warrior cab after paint

Rosenbauer photo; #rosenbaueramerica; #FireTruck; #EastHazelCrestFD;

Rosenbauer photo

thanks Martin

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Of interest … Chicago Fire Department

From Douglas Duncan; #ChicagoFD; #Douglas Duncan; #firetrucks; #firegihters; #firestation;

Douglas Duncan photo

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As seen around … Thornton

Thornton had a parade as well and showed off their-new to them- used engine. Courtesy of Tom Burns.

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South Holland Fire Department news

South Holland took delivery of their new engine and showcased it in theirs and Thorntons Parade. Courtesy of Tom Burns


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Bensenville Fire District history

Found on Facebook; #FireTruck; #BensenvilleFD; #BoardmanFD; #JuergenKiefer;

Juergen Kiefer photo

thanks Dennis

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New truck for Westmont FPD (more)

From the Pierce Flickr site:

Pierce, Westmont, IL, 38908-1; #Pierce; #FireTruck; #WestmontFD; #Ascendant;

Pierce composite

thanks Martin

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