Posts Tagged Decatur Fire Department

Decatur FD tower ladder for sale

Found at govdeals.com:

1998 Pierce Arrow 100 ft Platform Fire Truck

Auction Ends.   1/11/23 7:00 PM ET

Remaining.   18 Days 19 Hrs

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Admin Fee:    7.50%

Starting Bid     $100.00

Bids 6

High Bidder.    n***6

Current Bid.   $2,750.00

Bid Increment.   $25.00

Minimum Bid     $2,775.00

Truck is in working condition. Passed both the Pump and Aerial yearly testing. 100′ platform with dual monitors, 2000 GPM pump

Truck comes with an assortment of ground ladders

Detroit Series 60 engine

Conditions of all items are “As is, Where is”.

Miles: 71,401

Only item described herein is included in sale regardless of what else is pictured.

Under no circumstances will Decatur, IL assume responsibility for packing, loading or shipping.

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Decatur FD photo

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Decatur FD photo

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New Engine for Decatur

From the Pierce Flickr site:

Pierce, Decatur Fire Department, IL, 37338-1

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Pierce composite

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Decatur Special Operations Rescue for sale

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1998 INTERNATIONAL 4900 WITH HACKNEY RESCUE BODY
Auction Ends 11/17/22 8:10 PM ET
Remaining 5 Days 21 Hrs
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Starting Bid $100.00
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High Bidder t*******7
Current Bid $4,050.00
Bid Increment $50.00
Minimum Bid $4,100.00

1998 International 4900 Rescue Vehicle with Hackney Rescue Body

Used 4 door rescue vehicle with Hackney rescue body.

Engine was rebuilt in 2021. DT466E engine, 6 cylinder. Power steering and brakes. A/C, stereo, tilt steering, cruise control. Vinyl floors, combination vinyl/cloth seats.

Out of service date is 8/31/2022

Miles 80,229

Vehicle is listed as Good condition

Conditions of all items are “As is, Where is”.

Only item described herein is included in sale regardless of what else is pictured.

Under no circumstances will Decatur, IL assume responsibility for packing, loading or shipping.

NOTE: BUYER AGREES BY BIDDING TO PAY THE SELLING FEE OF 7.5%. THIS IS ADDED TO THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF PURCHASE. (Actual sold amount + 7.5%). PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 7.5% SELLING FEE WILL SHOW ON YOUR BUYER’S CERTIFICATE AND BILL OF SALE.

Please contact Jim Ohl at (217) 424-2811 to ask questions or schedule an inspection.

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Decatur FD photo

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Decatur FD photo

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Decatur Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from the herald-review.com:

On Saturday, community members were invited to walk through Decatur’s Fire Station 3 one last time during an open house organized by History of the Heartland, a sponsor of community events highlighting historic preservation and stories of Macon County structures and people.

Several current firefighters stopped by the open house to reminisce. The amount of work and the size of the building were what made the station a popular house for the firefighters. Mark Allen, a retired firefighter that worked at the station in the past, displayed several pieces of fire memorabilia during Saturday’s event including equipment and uniforms that dated back nearly 60 years.

The station was one of the older and smaller fire houses in Decatur before the city began building larger facilities a few years ago. Firefighters moved to their new location around the corner on Fairview Plaza a year ago.

A local businessman is in the process of purchasing the nearly 100-year-old building. Although the location and aesthetics of the station were enticing, he will be changing several details. The lower level will be expanded 45 feet into the lot west of the building. Other buildings he owns are being used for construction materials and business-related items, so he plans to store several of his vehicles in the old fire station. Plans for the upper level will include three executive-level apartments. 

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Decatur Fire Department news

From Decatur Fire Department Facebook:

Old Boston Rescue 1 up and running for the DFD. It carries Technical Rescue/Haz-Mat and SCUBA equipment. Our firefighters did a great job cleaning it and installing the lettering and graphics. Total investment was less than $50,000. Should serve Decatur for the next 10 years.
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Decatur Fire Department photo

Here’s a photo of the unit when it was in service with Boston Rescue 1

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Larry Shapiro photo

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Decatur Fire Department news

This from Mitch Hartman:

I know this isn’t Chicago Fire Dept news but Decatur FD took delivery of Boston’s Rescue 1 former Pierce Quantum heavy rescue for use as their special ops rig to replace the old IH/ Hackney hazmat truck and special ops trailer. Hopefully they keep the twin Mars 888’s. Here is the link to their FB post.

Our new (used) Special Operations vehicle arrived last night from Boston, Massachusetts. This will replace our old squad and our haz mat trailer. The vehicle was previously Rescue 1 for the Boston Fire Department. Our special operations members will spend a couple of weeks mounting equipment before it is ready for service in Decatur.

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Decatur FD photo

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Decatur Fire Department news

Excerpts from wandtv.com:

Members of Decatur Firefighters Local 505 shopped with local kids for the annual Shop with a Fireman effort. The firefighter’s union shopped with 19 Decatur kids at Walmart North on Wednesday night.

Last year, members weren’t able to shop with kids because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers said they were happy to be able to shop with the kids once again.

The money used to shop for the kids comes from Local 505 members.

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Decatur Fire Department news

Excerpts from the Herald-Review.com:

On Monday, the doors of Fire Station 3, the oldest working station in Decatur, were closed as firefighters and their equipment were moved around the corner to the new Fire Station 6 in Fairview Plaza.

The building is nearly 100 years old, with additions being made throughout the years. The station was built in 1927, originally labeled Station 6. It was a mirror-image of another station on the corner of Clay and 22nd streets, which closed years ago. The day room, kitchen and training room were in one small room on the main level with a dorm room for sleeping located in the upstairs area.

The new station has modern facilities, with individual rooms for firefighters and more space for equipment and living areas.

For Deputy Chief Jim Ohl, the move is bittersweet. He spent more than 18 years of his career at the old station working with the same group of firefighters for nearly 10 years. 

Plans for another new building, Station 7, are in the works at Chestnut and 36th streets. The fate of the old Station 3 is unknown at this time.

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Decatur tower ladder for sale

Found at Govdeals.com:

1994 Pierce Lance platform aerial 

Auction Ends 6/10/21 8:00 PM ET
Remaining 9 Days 9 Hrs
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Reserve Not Met
Admin Fee: 7.50%
Starting Bid $100.00
Bids 7
High Bidder a********1
Current Bid $3,600.00
Bid Increment $50.00
Minimum Bid $3,650.00

Ladder was inspected and passed in August of 2020. 8933 hours on engine and 1715 hours on the aerial. Vehicle is in Fair condition. All books and manuals are in the truck.

**Hose, ground ladders and equipment are not included**

Inspected and serviced every 400 hours.

1994 Pierce Lance tower ladder for sale

Decatur FD photo

Pierce Lance tower ladder for sale

Decatur FD photo

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Decatur Fire Department news (more)

From the Decatur Fire Department Facebook page:

A big Thank You to the Bloomington Fire Department, and the City of Bloomington, for loaning us a ladder truck to use while ours is out-of-service following the traffic accident last Sunday. Don’t be alarmed when you see the Bloomington ladder truck responding to calls in Decatur the next couple of months.

Pierce Arrow Pierce Aerial Platform
thanks Dennis

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