Posts Tagged Division 21

Roberts Park has been added to the site

Roberts Park Fire Protection District patchAnother department has been added to Division 21. Thanks to Bill Friedrich and Karl Klotz for images representing the Roberts Park Fire Protection District which serves Hickory Hills and Justice. They run out of two stations with 17 career personnel and 60 part-time personnel. Most of the fire suppression apparatus is Pierce with one engine built by Crimson. Of interest is Ladder 31, a 2008 Pierce Arrow XT 100′ rear mount aerial with no pump and no water tank. This is one of the units that has been featured as the apparatus on the TV show “Rescue Me.”

Roberts Park Fire Protection District Pierce Arrow XT ladder 'Rescue Me'

Although both stations are located in Justice, Station 32 on Archer Avenue used to house the Justice Fire Department.

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Bedford Park updates

All three Bedford Park fire station photos have been updated as well as images of Engine 710 and Truck 705 which are both at Station 2.

Bedford Park Fire Station 1

Bedford Park Fire Station 1 on Archer Avenue. Larry Shapiro photo

Bedford Park Engine 710 2010 Pierce Impel

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Bedford Park is on the site

The Bedford Park Fire Department in Division 21 has three stations. They have a Pierce department with three engines including a brand new 2010 Impel. They also have a tower ladder and a Snorkel. Bedford Park was home to one of the first Pittman Snorkel units on a GMC chassis for the fire service. The first Snorkel was in Chicago, retrofitted by the shops on a truck that was bought by and built for the streets department and then ‘obtained’ by the fire department. Bedford Park’s original Snorkel is stored in town and evidently in need of restoration. They have since had several Snorkel aerials including the most recent which was built by Pierce in 1997. All three Bedford Park Snorkels can be seen in the header of the department website HERE. They have a well written and very informative history on their site that’s worth a read. Bedford Park also has the regional Haz Mat Unit which uses a 1991 Pierce Lance with the early series Lance cab. Thanks to Karl Klotz for supplying the images.

Bedford Park Fire Department Pierce Impel pumper

Bedford Park Fire Department Pierce Snorkel

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Hometown Fire Department posted in Division 21

The volunteer fire department in Hometown has been added with photos from Karl Klotz. Hometown is in Division 21 and has one station. They have two Road Rescue ambulances, one Pierce engine, one E-ONE engine, and a buggy. They have a small district which is just 0.5 square miles.

Hometown E-ONE Typhoon engine

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