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New engine for Lake Forest (more)

From the Marion Body Works Facebook page:

The final inspection is coming up for this awesome pumper headed to Lake Forest, Il. #marion #customizedtodrivegreatness

Lake Forest FD fire engine

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thanks Ron

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New 137-foot aerial ladder for Chicago (more)

New 137′ aerial for Chicago … as seen around …

Chicago FD 137' E-ONE aerial

thanks Ray

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New ambulance for Roselle (more)

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

Brand new custom Horton conversion  on a Ford F550 gas chassis
Roselle FD Medic 64

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New ambulance for Westmont FD (more)

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

Brand new custom Horton conversion on a Ford F550 chassis

Horton Type I ambulance on Ford F550 chassis

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Horton Type I ambulance on Ford F550 chassis

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Horton Type I ambulance on Ford F550 chassis

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chevron striping on back of new ambulance

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interior of new ambulance

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Sun Prairie Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from wkow.com:

A bill was signed on Thursday renaming the Sun Prairie post office after Sun Prairie FD Captain Cory Barr who was killed in a natural gas explosion in downtown Sun Prairie in July 2018.

Workers installing fiber-optic cable triggered the explosion when they mistakenly struck an underground gas line. Barr was among a group of firefighters who evacuated more than 100 people from the area ahead of the blast. Six buildings were destroyed but no one else was killed.

The bill was introduced in April, the Senate passed it in July, and the House passed it Oct. 16.

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Commercial fire and haz mat incident in Park Ridge, 7-17-19 (more)

Excerpts from the journal-topics.com:

While the Park Ridge Fire Department was planning to replace its tower ladder in the next year or so, the fire in July at the former Marathon gas station at Oakton and Northwest Highway has radically moved up the priorities for ordering.

Fire Chief Jeff Sorensen reported Monday night (Oct. 28) at the Committee of the Whole meeting that two of the ladder’s three sections had been damaged and no longer can be used.

United Laboratories (UL) inspected it and condemned the ladder, which failed its strength test.

The department was told that trying to repair the ladder would cost a quarter of a million dollars, and it still would not be safe to use because the new parts would not fit together well enough. Exposure to a corrosive material during the fire also degraded metal fittings and connections.

The trade-in value the 2001 aerial truck might have brought before the July fire is much reduced.

Currently they are using it as a service truck with equipment, ground ladders and provide a fire pump.

To make the tour ladder last as long as possible and reduce unnecessary mileage, the department recently outfitted Rescue 36, a smaller vehicle, to run EMS calls in place of the truck.

With mileage that now tops 79,000 miles, the department knew the truck would need to be replaced soon, but it had not scheduled ordering another until Fiscal Year 2021, which starts next May.

A new truck is estimated at $1.4 million. Advancing the delivery date by six months would be an important step forward.

After contacting companies which manufacture fire trucks to price specific features they need, the department learned that prices for all manufacturers are expected to go up after the end of the year. There are not many companies, and the sales people prefer to take orders for several at a time. It takes about a year to fill an order.

Pre-budget discussions will begin in November during capital improvement and levy consideration.

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New quint for Leyden Township (more)

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

The Leyden Fire Protection District at 2600 Manheim Road in Franklin Park hosted an open house on October 19 to showcase the acquisition of a new Quint and a Wheeled Coach Type III ambulance to their fleet. The purchase of this equipment was made possible by a 1.5 million bond issue voted for on the March 20 primary ballot. The referendum received an overwhelming 80% support. The ten-year bond takes effect now and will increase fire district residents’ tax bill by approximately $30 per year. The new equipment replaces a 1996 truck and a 2013 ambulance, both of which have outlived their life expectancy according to Chief Kory Ryan.

The Quint gets its name from the Latin quinque, meaning five, and refers to the five functions the unit provides: a 1,500 gallon per minute pump, a 500-gallon water tank, 1200 feet of attack and supply hose, a master aerial device, and 85 feet of ground ladders. The Quint was designed to specifications set by the firefighters that include replacing roll-up doors with hinged doors, the ability to bed hose from the ground, and a 78-foot aerial ladder. The firefighters flew to Ocala, Florida to work with E-One, the leading emergency response vehicle manufacturer.

The Leyden Fire Protection District is part of MABAS Division 20 covering unincorporated Leyden, and through a mutual aid agreement with surrounding towns they also cover unincorporated Melrose Park, Franklin Park, parts of Bensenville and Northlake. The firehouse runs three 24-hour shifts with four full-time firefighters and two paramedics per shift.

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New engine for Ford Heights (more)

Production photos of the New engine for Ford Heights so 142186

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New pumper for Troy FPD (more)

Production photos of a pumper being built by Ferrara for the Troy FPD so H-6535

Ferrara Cinder fire engine being built

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Ferrara Cinder fire engine being built

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Ferrara Cinder fire engine being built

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Ferrara Cinder fire engine being built

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New engine for Chicago (more)

From Chicago Alderman Andrew Napolitano’s Facebook page:

I am excited to announce that yesterday the Chicago Fire Department delivered a brand new fire engine to Engine Company 11 house on Cumberland. This brand new state of the art rig will give our firefighters a more modern approach towards fire suppression on the Northwest side of Chicago. Thank you for all you do CFD Engine 11, Truck 9 and Ambulance 2

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