Posts Tagged Darien-Woodridge FPD

Garage fire in Darien Woodridge, 9-5-17

This from Daniel Hynd:

On Tuesday, September 5th, Darien Woodridge along with Lisle Woodridge and Downers Grove companies were dispatched to a garage fire at 5512 Pershing Ave. 

Companies Due were: 
 
Darien-Woodridge Engine 90, Ladder 89, Medic 89, Battalion 89, Chief 89, Deputy 89.

Lisle-Woodridge Engine 52, Squad 53, Medic 52, Tower 51, Battalion 51

Downers Grove Squad 101

M90/I89 was later called in for investigation 
Darien Woodridge FPD fire investigation unit

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fire engine at night

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firefighter at fire scene

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fire truck t night

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2-Alarm apartment fire in Woodridge, 5-1-14

This from John Tulipano:

At approximately 11:15 today (5-1-14) DuComm dispatched Darien-Woodridge FPD to a possible apartment building fire at 7723 Woodward in Woodridge, IL. As companies went en-route DuComm reported several calls; one reporting a wire on the roof sparking, and another reporting flames. First arriving companies reported heavy smoke at 11:19. Battalion 89 requested a box alarm for heavy fire in the attic space of an apartment building at 11:26, and command requested a 2nd Alarm and reported heavy fire on the 3rd floor and in the attic space of a 3-story, 50X125, occupied apartment building. 

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Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

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Pierce aerial ladder at fire scene

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firemen pulling hose load

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firemen fighting a fire

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firemen fighting a fire

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firemen fighting a fire

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Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

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Darien Woodridge FPD switches numbering

This update from Jim Skrabel:

As of Thursday morning 8/22/13 at 10am the Darien-Woodridge Fire Protection District switched over to the DuComm CAD standardization numbering system for stations and apparatus.

Station 1 is now station 89

  • Chief 89
  • D/C 89
  • B/C 89
  • Ladder 89
  • Medic 89

Station 2 is now station 88

  • Engine 88

Station 3 is now station 90

  • Engine 90
  • Medic 90

Lt. Jim Skrabel

Darien-Woodridge FPD

 

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Riverside Box Alarm 6-20-13

This from Drew Gresik:

Here are a couple of photos from Riverside’s Box Alarm at 73 Northgate Road. Fire was in the basement upon arrival, with heavy smoke pushing from the chimney. Command had Engine 1621 lead a line into the home to knock the fire while Truck 1629 had the roof for ventilation. Fire was knocked in about 20 minutes. No shots of flames at this fire, but some cool shots of the smoke patterns before crews made entry. Attached are photos of several rigs and the structure. Forest View is currently using the Darien-Woodridge reserve engine that says “Southwest United Fire Districts” since both of their rigs are out of service with water damage to the electrical systems after that record flood a month or so ago. LaGrange has re-numbered their old Pierce and still runs it on M/A calls.

 

house fire in Riverside IL

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house fire in Riverside IL

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house fire in Riverside IL

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Lemont Fire Department

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Darien Woodridge FPD

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Summit Fire Department

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Lagrange Fire Department

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New ambulances for Darien Woodridge FPD

More on the new Darien-Woodridge ambulances from Bill Friedrich:

Darien Woodridge FPD have taken delivery of the two new Ford F450 – Medtec ambulances. Medic 89 and 90 are expected to go in service closer to Christmas.  They carry Pierce job # 25633 -01 and 02
new ambulances for the Darien-Woodridge FPD

Both new ambulances for the Darien-Woodridge FPD. Bill Friedrich photo

new ambulances for the Darien-Woodridge FPD

Rear view of the new ambulances for the Darien-Woodridge FPD. Bill Friedrich photo

new ambulance for the Darien-Woodridge FPD Medic 89

New Medic 89 for Darien-Woodridge. Bill Friedrich photo

new ambulance for the Darien-Woodridge FPD Medic 90

The new unit for Darien-Woodridge FPD Medic 90. Bill Friedrich photo

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Old Darien Woodridge FPD engine for sale

Kevin G found Darien Woodridge’s X-spare engine listed for sale HERE

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Fleet changes for Darien-Woodridge FPD

When the new aerial goes into service for the Darien-Woodridge FPD, it will culminate a large change in their fleet. Four units are or will be sold from the current roster. These include:

  • Truck 619 – 1992 Federal Motors Hurricane/EONE 1500/500 75′ quint
Darien-Woodridge FPD Truck 619

Darien-Woodridge Truck 619 as it looks today. Larry Shapiro photo

Darien-Woodridge FPD Truck 374

Darien-Woodridge Truck 374 as it looked shortly after delivery. Larry Shapiro photo

  • Squad 616 – 1984 Ford C8000/1985 EONE 250/250 MDR
Darien-Woodridge FPD EONE squad

Darien-Woodridge Squad 616 which is being sold. Karl Klotz photo

  • Engine 611 – 1990 EONE Cyclone 1500/1000
Darien-Woodridge Engine 611

Darien-Woodridge Engine 611 as it currently looks. Larry Shapiro photo

Darien-Woodridge FPD Engine 375

The 1990 EONE Cyclone engine when it was delivered as Engine 375. Larry Shapiro photo

Belmont Fire Protection District Oshkosh Howe engine

The Belmont Fire Protection District 1949 Oshkosh Howe engine. Bill Friedrich photo

Belmont Fire Protection District Oshkosh Howe engine

Another view of the Belmont Fire Protection District Oshkosh Howe engine. Bill Friedrich photo

Bill Friedrich provided this history on the How engine:

On Sunday 5/6/12, Belmont FPD Engine 388 was loaded onto a transport trailer for the final response to the Andy Leiderer fire truck museum in NY State. Grandma, as the engine was known, started its career in the Chicagoland area at the Oak Lawn FD in 1949. Later it was sold to the Argonne Labs FD in Darien. It is unknown when or how the Belmont FPD in Downers Grove acquired this vehicle. Even after the Darien-Woodridge FPD took over the Belmont station, Grandma still carried the Belmont lettering. Here is  a link to a video that shows the new home for Grandma.

 

Belmont Fire Protection District Oshkosh Howe engine

Belmont Engine 388 begins it's final journey. Bill Friedrich photo

Belmont Fire Protection District Oshkosh Howe engine

Engine 388 being secured to the lowboy trailer. Bill Friedrich photo

 

Belmont Fire Protection District Oshkosh Howe engine

The plaque on the engine. Bill Friedrich photo

Bill adds that:

The Pirsch that is also on the trailer is an x-Milwaukee FD pumper that a private collector in Hudson,WI sold to the museum.

Belmont Fire Protection District Oshkosh Howe engine

Belmont Engine 388 departing Darien-Woodridge Station 2 for the last time. Bill Friedrich photo

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New truck for Darien-Woodridge

Jim Skrabel from Darien-Woodridge forwarded this image from the Pierce plant of the new 105′ truck scheduled for delivery in early June.

Darien-Woodridge FPD Pierce Velocity Truck 619

The new "all red" 105' Velocity aerial for Darien-Woodridge. Photo by Darien-Woodridge FPD Lt. Rich Sanborn

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New buggy for Darien Woodridge

Darien-Woodridge has placed a new vehicle in service for the Battalion Chief 681.

Darien Woodridge FPD command car

A new Chevy Tahoe has been put into service for 681, the Darien Woodridge FPD Battalion Chief. Jim Skrabel photo

Thanks Jim

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