Posts Tagged E-ONE E-Max fire engine

House fire in Wilmette, 8-22-16

As mutual aid companies were picking up and being released from a house fire in Wilmette Wednesday afternoon around 3:30PM (8/22/16), RED Center began grabbing companies to respond to 1220 Chestnut Avenue in Wilmette for another reported house fire. Morton Grove Engine 4 and Highland Park Ambulance 32 on a change of quarters from Wilmette stations, Northfield Truck 29, Winnetka Engine 28,  and Glenview Engine 13 that were on the road back to their quarters, plus Glenview Truck 14, Northfield Squad 29, in addition to Wilmette Engine 26R,  Engine 27, Battalion 26, and Ambulance 26 were all sent on the second reported fire.

The homeowner reported hearing a smoke detector on the second floor, and while going to investigate encountered smoke on the second floor and called 9-1-1. Northfield Truck 29 had light smoke showing on arrival and they found a small fire in a second floor bathroom that was in the wall. The fire was out within 10 minutes and companies began to pickup.

firefighters grab tools from engine at scene

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water shoots from bad valve on fire truck

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firefighters carry ground ladder at scene

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firefighter takes a line through the front door

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firefighter pulls LDH at scene

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firefighter carries hose load over his shoulder

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firefighter in PPE covered with insulation

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two E-ONE e-Max pumpers at fire scene

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Pierce quint with lines of at fire scene

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Pierce quint with lines of at fire scene

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House fire in Wilmette, 8-22-16

Wilmette firefighters were called to their first fire of the day Monday afternoon just before 2PM (8/22/16) at 1336 Ashland Avenue where workers were apparently on the roof. The initial report was a possible attic fire. The house was located within blocks of Station 26 and units arrived quickly and reported smoke from the attic and some visible fire. The alarm was upgraded to the Code 4 working fire which brought mutual aid companies from Evanston, Winnetka, Northfield, Glenview, and Skokie.

The fire was knocked down within 20 minutes though companies remained on the scene for over an hour doing overhaul, venting, and chasing hot spots. Most mutual aid companies were released before 3:30PM when RED Center dispatched another house fire in Wilmette. This will be covered in a separate post.

E-ONE tower ladder at fire scene

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E-ONE tower ladder at fire scene

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firefighter at E-ONE pump panel controls

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vent holes in roof after fire

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Evanston firefighters on roof at house fire

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firefighters exit house after battling fire

Wilmette IL fire scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Wilmette E-ONE Cyclone tower ladder at fire scene with jacks deployed

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E-ONE Cyclone II e-Max fire engine at Willamette fire scene

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Winnetka FD Engine 28 Spartan Smeal

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House fire in Wilmette, 7-30-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

Wilmette firefighters were called to 1826 Elmwood Avenue Saturday afternoon for a reported house fire. Police officers arrived first and advised that there was smoke showing. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire before fire companies arrived on scene. The first engine reported that the residents had exited the building and took a line to the second floor where they found drapes burning and a small fire though the entire house was charged with smoke. Winnetka firefighters rescued a cat that was in distress. The cat was given oxygen and taken to a local vet by Wilmette police officers.

One of the elderly residents suffered a burn to the hand and both were transported to Skokie Hospital. The fire was out quickly and before long some mutual aid companies were returned.

Units at the scene included Wilmette Battalion 26, Tower 26, Engine 27, plus Ambulances 26 and 27. Winnetka Engine 28, Glenview Engine 13, Skokie Squad 18, Northfield Truck 29, Evanston Truck 23, and Glencoe Ambulance 30 were the auto and mutual aid companies.

smoke from house on fire

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firefighter crawls into house on fire with smoke

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smoke from house on fire

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Wilmette FD Engine 27 E-ONE e-MAX

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firefighter paramedic aids elderly fire victim

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firefighter revives cat after fire

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firefighter rescues cat from house fire

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Winnetka RD Engine 28

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Skokie FD Squad 18 Pierce Dash

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Glenview FD Engine 13 Pierce Enforcer

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House fire in Glenview, 5-30-16

Glenview firefighters were called to 526 Woodland Drive on Monday afternoon (5/30/16) for a house with heavy black smoke filling the structure. The header was visible as companies responded to the scene and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire. Northfield, Wilmette, Morton Grove, and Skokie units were due on the alarm. The fire was contained quickly to a bedroom and portion of the attic though the home’s interior sustained heavy smoke damage throughout.

E-ONE e-MAX fire engine

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Glenview FD Pierce Arrow XT fire engines

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firemen repack hose after a fire

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house in Glenview IL

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House fire in Northfield, 3-26-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

Northfield firefighters were called to 2050 Norfolk Road this afternoon (3/26/16) for a reported brush fire that was encroaching on a house. First arriving companies found smoke from the attic and requested a full Code 3 response before upgrading to a working fire Code 4 with visible fire in the attic. Automatic and mutual aid units included engines from Northbrook, Winnetka, and Glencoe, trucks from Glenview, Wilmete, and Northbrook, plus Highland Park Squad 33. The rear of the house was damaged along with the attic above the garage. The fire was out within 20 minutes of the initial call for service.

house fire aftermath with holes in the roof

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E-ONE e-MAX fire engine at fire scene

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North brook fire truck staged at fire scene

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E-ONE e-MAX fire engine at fire scene

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firefighters overhaul fire scene

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Glenview firefighter at fire scene

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firefighters overhaul fire scene

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Highland Park FD Spartan ERV fire engine

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aerial fire trucks at fire scene

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A tale of two cities …

This from Larry Shapiro:

or … we’ll have it our way …

Two neighboring departments, Northfield and Wilmette, recently took delivery of new E-ONE e-Max engines. Although they were both built on the same chassis with the same cab shell, they a have many differences in their specifications and overall  designs.

Some differences include the emergency and scene lighting, the bumper, the side cab window/storage, and the water capacity.

E-ONE e-Max rescue pumper

Northfield Squad 29. 2013 E-ONE Cyclone II MFDR e-Max 1500/750/10/20 so 138036. Larry Shapiro photo

E-ONE e-Max rescue pumper

Wilmette Engine 27 – 2013 E-ONE Cyclone II MFDR e-Max 1500/500 so 137987. Larry Shapiro photo

Views from the rear show more differences including the compartment and hose bed configurations, the striping, lighting, and the access ladder.

chevron striping on fire engine

A rear angle from Wilmette Engine 27. Larry Shapiro photo

chevron striping on fire engine

Rear of Northfield Squad 29. Larry Shapiro

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New Engine for Wilmette

This from Bob Altwasser:

I have attached a picture of Wilmette Engine 27 that went into service a couple weeks ago.

E-ONE fire engine

E-ONE Cyclone II e-Max pumper for Wilmette Engine 27. Bob Altwasser photo

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New pumper/squad for Northfield (more)

More images of Northfield Squad 29 which was placed into service recently

E-ONE e-Max fire engine

Northfield Squad 29. 2013 E-ONE Cyclone II E-Max 1500/750/10/20. Larry Shapiro photo

E-ONE e-Max fire engine

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E-ONE e-Max fire engine

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E-ONE e-Max fire engine

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E-ONE e-Max fire engine

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