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Des Plaines updates

In December, Des Plaines received their third Pierce engine. Going into service at station 3, Engine 63 replaced a 1995 E-ONE Hurricane 1500/750 top-mount. The new engine is the

Des Plaines Fire Department Engine 63 Pierce Arrow XT

first Arrow XT in Des Plaines as Engine 61, Engine 62 and Truck 81 are all on Dash chassis. The E-ONE is now designated Engine 64R and the 1993 Spartan/Darley that was previously lettered as Engine 64R has now become Engine 65R. This unit will be stored at the public works facility and will primarily act as a reserve piece for the truck companies. Most of the hose has been removed and it will carry as much of the truck tools as it can. For the detail people who follow apparatus, it is interesting to note that the rig has a 1500-GPM pump but is listed on the Pierce website as having a 2000-GPM pump.

Squad 55, the 6×6 military surplus TRT unit is sporting a new canvas cover for the bed. The OD-green cover has been replaced with one with a camouflage design.

Des Plaines Fire Department squad 55 6x6 Kaiser Jeep

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Des Plaines updates

Des Plaines ambulance 71, 73 and 74 have been updated on the site as well as engine 63 and battalion 9R.



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updated rig photos

Karl Klotz has been vigilant in keeping an eye out for rig shots that are missing from this site.  He recently submitted the following photos:

Northbrook ambulance 12R

Des Plaines engine 64R

Mount Prospect tower 13

Skokie engine 16R

Prospect Heights engine 9

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Des Plaines has a new engine on order

The Des Plaines Fire Department (in both Divisions 1 and 3) is awaiting delivery of a replacement for Engine 63. The new rig, from Pierce, will have the same body design as Engines 61 and 62 but the chassis will be different. Engine 63 will feature an Arrow XT chassis while the older, twin engines, were built on Dash chassis.

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New images added to existing posts

The following new images have been added to the site from Karl Klotz:

Northbrook Sta 10 (Ambulance 10, Engine 10, Dive Rescue 10, Light Tower 10)

Morton Grove Sta 4 (Engine 4 and Ambulance 4)

Des Plaines Sta 1 (Battalion 9)

The following new images have been added to the site from Larry Shapiro:

Glenview Sta 13 (Squad 6)

Mount Prospect Sta 13 (Engine 13)

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4 more Division 3 departments have gone online!

The following departments have been added to Division 3:

Glenview with 5 stations

Morton Grove with 2 stations

Highland Park with 3 stations

Des Plaines with 3 stations

Des Plaines is also in Division 1, so both Divisions will link to their stations.

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