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Vintage fire engine for sale (more)

This from Dave Weaver:

The eBay auction for Engine 87 ends tonight at 9 PM.

1960 B-Model Mack fire engine, Chicago FD Engine 87 replica for sale

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New Engine for University Park (more)

This is from the University Park Professional Firefighters Local 3661 Facebook page

University Park fire engine

University Park Professional Firefighters Local 3661

University Park fire trucks - apparatus

University Park Professional Firefighters Local 3661

University Park fire engine

University Park Professional Firefighters Local 3661

University Park Fire Station

University Park Professional Firefighters Local 3661

Production photos of the new engine

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Fox River and Countryside Fire Rescue District news (more)

Excerpts from the kanecountychronicle.com:

Officials from the Fox River and Countryside Fire Protection District are hopeful that voters will approve a tax increase referendum in the April 4 consolidated election.

The district is seeking an increase to nearly 53 cents up from 27 cents per $100 of equalized assessed value. The new rate would boost its levy to nearly $5 million.

The money will help replace its aging fleet and equipment, provide for adequate staffing and reduce its debt.

Based on feedback, fire board President Bob Handley said things are looking brighter for the referendum to pass, as opposed to a similar request in 2015, which voters rejected.

The district covers 38 square miles and serves about 25,000 residents in Campton Hills, Wayne and St. Charles townships in Kane and DuPage counties.

If the referendum fails this time, the district risks being dissolved, and the area it serves would be divided among other fire districts. The Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District, for example, has a rate of .749 – or nearly 75 cents – per $100 EAV.

One district resident, Michael Schulz of Wayne, who voted no in 2015, said he will vote no again and welcomes paying more taxes to be in another district.

“I agree that taxes would likely go up,” Schulz said. “That would put me in a fire district that is well established, well managed, has a good operational history and is not staffed by transient employees … .”

Schulz said the high rate of turnover in the Fox River district is because career firefighter/paramedics see it as a stepping stone to more established fire districts that pay more.

“I don’t have any faith in the board,” Schulz said. “You get what you pay for. I am wiling to pay whatever it takes to get a good, solid, stable district for my house.”

Schulz said the higher tax rates of other districts would be lowered by the impact of adding more properties into their districts.

Campton Township resident Dick Johansen said he voted no last time but plans to vote yes this time.

“The reason I’m in favor of this now is the question is quite clearly stated on the ballot, not like last time,” Johansen said. “Other surrounding fire districts are higher by a huge amount. It’s a case of paying a little bit now or a huge amount later.”

The potential change represents a property tax increase of $86 a year for a house with a fair market value of $100,000; $172 for a house valued at $200,000; or $258 for a house valued at $300,000.

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CFD Logistics Order 16-005 (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

I stopped by Engine 42’s house and saw that Truck 3 was running with a spare. The doors had placards with the number 3 pursuant to the logistics order that was issued last year.

temporaty unit numbers on fire truck

Larry Shapiro photo

temporaty unit numbers on fire truck

CFD Truck 3 with TIPs on their spare apparatus. Larry Shapiro photo

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New command van for Chicago FD (more)

The new mobile command post for Chicago 2-7-2 is scheduled to go into service on Monday, 3/27/17. The chassis is a 2013 Ford F53, the body was built by Utilimaster in 2015, and the buildout was by LDV in 2016. Utilimaster is owned by Spartan.

Chicago FD Comm Van 272

Chicago Fire Department Comm Van 272 carries Shop ID#G-610. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Comm Van 272 interior

Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Comm Van 272 interior

Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Comm Van 272 interior

Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Comm Van 272 interior

Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Comm Van 272

Larry Shapiro photo

Ford F53 law tag

Ford F53 Chassis tag

Utilimaster law tag

Utilimaster body tag

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Markham Fire Department history (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Following up on the post from Mike Summa showing a later version the Markahm FD Dodge/Seagrave squad, here’s an early photo of it as Squad 55 in the original yellow.

vintage photo of Markham Fire Department (IL) Squad 55 in the original color built by Seagrave on a Dodge chassis

Markham FD Squad 55. Larry Shapiro photo

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New engine for Downers Grove (more)

From the Ferrara Fire Apparatus website:

Thank you Chief James Jackson and the Downers Grove Fire Department

H-6042 Downers Grove, IL

Type: MVP Rescue Pumper
Chassis: Igniter custom chassis
Body: Extruded Aluminum
Pump: Waterous CSU 1250-2000 GPM
Tank: 500 gallon water

Downers Grove FD receives new fire engine

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Ferrara fire truck pump panel

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Downers Grove FD receives new fire engine

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Downers Grove FD receives new fire engine

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Downers Grove FD receives new fire engine

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Downers Grove FD receives new fire engine

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

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Champaign Fire Department news

Excerpts from foxillinois.com:

The Champaign Fire Department is now one of the best departments in the nation. This week they [received a] Class One rating, the highest of ten, by the Insurance Services Office or ISO and they are representing the rating with an ISO emblem on their trucks.

They rank in the top 200 departments of 48,000 nationwide.

“That’s why we exist,” Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig said. “We are here to take care of the citizens of Champaign. We’re very excited about that, we’re going to go for an ISO 1. We are up again for reevaluation in the next three or four years. We can get an even better score.”

The score is based on things like training, operations, water flow and communications.

This is the first time the Champaign Fire Department ranked Class One since its inception nearly 150 years ago.

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New Engine for Darien-Woodridge (more)

This from Kevin Griffin:

Darien Woodridge new engine – 2016 Pierce Impel top mount pumper
Darien-Woodridge FPD Engine 90

Kevin Griffin photo

Darien-Woodridge FPD Engine 90

Kevin Griffin photo

Darien-Woodridge FPD Engine 90

Kevin Griffin photo

Darien-Woodridge FPD Engine 90

Kevin Griffin photo

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Phoenix Fire Department news (more)

This from Brad Steinweg:

The Phoenix Fire Department recently took possession of former North Palos engine 803. I submitted a post previously, but had no picture. It is a 1988 Spartan Gladiator. Photo credit goes to Tom Burns.
Phoenix FD (IL) Engine 1715

Tom Burns photo

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