Posts Tagged Division 12

Carol Stream is on the site

Carol Stream Fire District patch

In Dupage County (Division 12), the Carol Stream Fire District has three stations. They staff one engine company, one two-piece squad company, one tower ladder, three ambulances, plus a battalion chief. Their apparatus consists of two E-ONE engines, an E-ONE tower ladder, an Alexis engine, plus an Alexis heavy rescue. All of the ambulances are from Life Line on various IHC chassis.

The headquarters station has four drive-through bays, the administrative offices, and a complete training facility which includes a burn tower. This station staffs a battalion car, an ambulance, and a tower ladder quint. It is home to a spare ambulance, an OEM Mobile Command Unit, a spare engine, and two antiques in addition to FPB and other staff vehicles.

Carol Stream Fire District headquarters station and training facility

Carol Stream Station 1 at 35 N. Kuhn Road, has the administrative offices and an extensive training facility complete with a burn tower. Larry Shapiro photo

Keeneyville Fire Protection District 1947 Ford Darley antique pumper

The Carol Stream Fire District web site has a nice history of the department which tells the story of the Keeneyville Fire Protection District and the Carol Stream Company. The fire apparatus for many years was painted black over yellow until 1996 when the yellow was changed to red.

At Station 3 which is located at 1045 Lies Road, Carol Stream runs a two-piece squad company. These units always respond together. The first piece of the company is the squad 235, a 2006 Spartan Gladiator Classic/Alexis 1500/750 pumper squad. The second piece is rescue 235, their brand new 2010 Spartan Metro Star Alexis HDR. The ‘squad’ has a complete complement of hydraulic rescue tools and the ‘rescue’ has supplemental equipment, and air cascade system, and is more of a specialty unit with extensive TRT materials and supplies.

Carol Stream Fire District 2010 Spartan Metro Star Alexis technical rescue unit

Rescue 235 is the 2nd piece of the squad company. It was built by Alexis on a Spartan chassis with a stubby, 2-dr, Metro Star cab. Larry SHapiro photo

Carol Stream Fire District 2010 Spartan Metro Star Alexis technical rescue unit

Both sides of the rescue are packed solid with technical rescue equipment. The hydraulic rescue tools for auto extrications are located on Squad 235 which is the 1st piece of this company. Larry Shapiro photo

Carol Stream Fire District 2010 Spartan Metro Star Alexis technical rescue unit

The rear door of the rescue is designed like a rear ramp on a trailer to permit access to the large lumber stored down the center of the unit. Roof access to reach the top storage compartments is via the folding ladder at the rear. Larry Shapiro photo

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Addison is added to the site

Addison Fire District Station 2

Addison Fire District Station 2

Addison Fire District patchIn Division 12, the Addison Fire District No. 1 runs out of three stations. They staff one truck, three engines, three ambulances (medic units) and a battalion chief covering 13 square miles. There are a bunch of missing photos though in this listing as Larry Shapiro visited the department Monday with limited time and was not able to complete the photography. A few of the apparatus photos represent the units on-scene at fires over the past year or so. The images will be updated with more flattering shots when new photos are submitted. Addison runs Medtec Type I ambulances and E-ONE engines; two of which are on Cyclone chassis and the newest unit has a Spartan Gladiator chassis. They have a Pierce ¬†100′ tower ladder as their frontline piece with an E-ONE tower in reserve.

Interestingly, their E-ONE tower ladder is unique to this area. By far, the best selling tower ladder for E-ONE for many years has been the 95′ rear mount tower. Addison was one of the few departments in the US that took advantage of a newer EONE model in 1993 when they introduced a longer tower ladder with a reach of 105′. The 105′ model in the E-ONE product line was replaced by the HP100 (100′) tower ladder over 10 years later.

Addison Fire District engine

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New ambulance in Addision

The Addison Fire Department in Division 12 (Dupage County) recently put a new ambulance into service. They purchased a 2007 IHC 4300/Medtec Type I demonstrator which is currently in service as Medic 130 out of Station 3. An interesting note though for apparatus followers is that Addison rotates their apparatus between stations. The unit number for responses corresponds to the station where it is housed, not a particular unit. So, as this new unit is currently Medic 130, it might be assigned to Station 2 in the future where it will run (and be labeled) as Medic 120. Addison uses numbers on rigid signs which slide in and out of a frame on either side of the apparatus to depict the current assignment. This applies to the engines and trucks as well.

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website updates

As mentioned in a previous post, several apparatus shots have been updated on the site to complete listings which had images labeled as ‘coming soon.’

Division 1

Division 12

  • Itasca: Ambulance 831 and Ambulance 834

Division 20

  • Bensenville photos have been updated: Ambulance 78, Ambulance 79, Battalion 17, Battalion 17R, Tower 90, Engine 88

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Glen Ellyn is on the site

Glen Ellyn FC 1926 Seagrave pumper

The Glen Ellyn Fire Company becomes only the second department posted to date representing Division 12. They are a volunteer department with a paid chief and contract medics who staff one ambulance in each station. Glen Ellyn has a reputation for purchasing interesting apparatus that are not the ‘norm’ for the area. Unique to them, they order engines in pairs so that they can place identical units in each station. They have two pair of engines that were purchased like this; one pair from 1983 built by 3D on Spartan Silent Knight (rear engine) chassis and the other pair was purchased in 1993 that are on Spartan Gladiator chassis with Saulsbury bodies.

Glen Ellyn has a truck in each station and various squad units. For many years now one of their trucks has been a Snorkel. Currently they have a 2000 Spartan Gladiator/Marion 75′ Snorkel in the downtown house and a 102′ Grumman AerialCat in the Taft Avenue station.

Glen Ellyn Spartan/Marion/Snorkel

They have a beautiful statue outside their headquarters building, the money for which was donated to the department by an individual in recognition of the fire company celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2007.

Firefighter bronze statue Glen Ellyn

The money for this statue which resides at Glen Ellyn Station 1 was donated by an individual in recognition of the Glen Ellyn Fire Company Centennial in 2007. Larry Shairo photo

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Itasca Fire Department has been added to Division 1 and Division 12

Itasca is in Dupage County which is represented by several divisions although their neighbors are in Division 12. Since the fire district borders and includes some of Cook County in the Northwest suburbs, they also belong to Division 1. They have been added to the site (minus 2 ambulances) and are accessible either through Division 1 or Division 12.

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Wood Dale Fire Department added to Division 12

The 2 stations of the Wood Dale Fire Department have been added via Division 12. All of the current apparatus is displayed. Wood Dale has been listed as a member of Division 1 and Division 12 but they have recently withdrawn from Division 1 and will maintain their membership in Division 12. Their listing on this site in Division 1 has been removed.

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new pumper received by Itasca Fire

The Itasca Fire Protection District which is in both Division 1 and Division 12 is getting engine 823 ready to go into service. The new engine was built by Marion Body Works of Marion, WI on a Spartan Gladiator  chassis with an Evolution style cab. It is a top mount pumper with a 1250 GPM pump and 750 gallons of water carrying sn 70680. The rig is black over red with painted roll-up doors. Photos of this unit as well as a page for the Itasca FPD will be posted soon as photography was updated today. have been added to the site.

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