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New engine for the East Joliet Fire Protection District (more)

Excerpts from mysuburbanlife.com:

The East Joliet Fire Protection District showed off its newest piece of equipment Sunday, a Ferrara Cinder MVP Rescue Pumper. This unit functions with the combined capabilities of a squad for specialized rescue jobs and an engine.  The rescue/pumper cost about $685,000, which Fire Chief Robert Scholtes said was a little more than what would have been the cost for the two separate vehicles, but it will ultimately help firefighters have everything they need when they respond to emergency situations.

The East Joliet Fire Protection District began in 1940 as a volunteer department to cover the unincorporated areas of Joliet Township.

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FDIC 2018

A few images from the FDIC in Indianapolis showing units and members from area fire departments.

East Joliet FPD members receive gift at FDIC

Members of the East Joliet FPD at the 2018 FDIC. Larry Shapiro photo

East Joliet FPD members receive gift at FDIC

Members of the East Joliet FPD at the 2018 FDIC. Larry Shapiro photo

Franklin Park FD Truck 1

Franklin Park FD Truck 2. Larry Shapiro photo

Gary Fire Department fire engine

New Pierce engine for Gary. Josh Boyajian photo

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New engine for the East Joliet Fire Protection District (more)

From the East Joliet FPD Facebook page:

After more then two years of planning, hours of decision making, and three trips to Holden, Louisiana. Our new Ferrara MVP Cinder Rescue Engine is complete. We would like to thank everyone involved in this long process. The Apparatus Committee and Fire Chief have signed off on the final changes and our new rig is complete. We would like to thank A.E.C Fire & Safety, especially Mark Nixon, and all of the wonderful people at Ferrara Fire Apparatus for their amazing work.

 

New fire engine for the East Joliet FPD

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New fire engine for the East Joliet FPD

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New fire engine for the East Joliet FPD

East Joliet FPD photo

New fire engine for the East Joliet FPD

East Joliet FPD photo

New fire engine for the East Joliet FPD

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New engine for the East Joliet Fire Protection District (more)

Updated production photos of the new engine for the East Joliet FPD being built by Ferrara

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New engine for the East Joliet Fire Protection District (more)

Updated production photos of the new engine for the East Joliet FPD being built by Ferrara

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new fire engine for the East joliet FPD

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new fire engine for the East joliet FPD

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new fire engine for the East joliet FPD

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new fire engine for the East joliet FPD

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New engine for the East Joliet Fire Protection District (more)

Updated production photos of the new engine for the East Joliet FPD being built by Ferrara

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fire engine being built for the East Joliet FPD

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fire engine being built for the East Joliet FPD

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fire engine being built for the East Joliet FPD

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New engine for the East Joliet Fire Protection District (more)

Updated production photos of the new engine for the East Joliet FPD being built by Ferrara

Fire engine being built for the East Joliet FPD

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Fire engine being built for the East Joliet FPD

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Fire engine being built for the East Joliet FPD

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Fire engine being built for the East Joliet FPD

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Fire engine being built for the East Joliet FPD

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Fire engine being built for the East Joliet FPD

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

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New engine for the East Joliet Fire Protection District (more)

This from Scott Matthews:

Here are the January 29th production pictures from Ferrara Fire Apparatus. The body has been mounted on the chassis. 

Fire engine being built by Ferrara Fire Apparatus

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Fire engine being built by Ferrara Fire Apparatus

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Fire engine being built by Ferrara Fire Apparatus

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Fire engine being built by Ferrara Fire Apparatus

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Fire engine being built by Ferrara Fire Apparatus

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Fire engine being built by Ferrara Fire Apparatus

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Fire service loses a good friend, George Reichhardt

George ReichardtGeorge C. Reichhardt,

It is with great sadness that we mention the loss of a friend. George Reichhardt served with the East Joliet Fire Protection District, retired as a captain with the Fermilab Fire Department, and was a lifelong fire service enthusiast. George spent many years documenting new and old apparatus from area fire departments with other photographers.

George C. Reichhardt 77, of Joliet, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Glendale Heights. George was born in Joliet to the late Charles F. and Catherine M. (nee Briski) Reichhardt. Survived by his daughter Julie K. Reichhardt; a brother Donald J. (Barbara) Reichhardt and a sister Katherine Sheck; he is also survived by step-children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many beloved friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter Christina A. Bourg. George was a founding member of Fire Buffs of Illinois, he was a member of HOIFEC (Heart of Illinois Fire Enthusiasts and Collectors), SPAAMFAA (Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America), International Fire Photographers Association, Reichhardt Raiders, and Blitz Brothers. He was employed as a firefighter at the Army Ammunition Plant, East Joliet Fire Protection District, Fermilab, and Rockdale Fire Protection District. He was also a FAE Instructor and MABAS 15 Fire Photographer. His hobbies included photographing fire trucks, fires, trains, towboats, collecting fire memorabilia, and he really enjoyed riding Chicago Squad 3 in the early days. His publications include: Fire Apparatus Photo Album of the Ford Tilt Cabs – The Visiting Fireman, 1985 (Editor) and Darley Fire Apparatus – The Visiting Fireman, 1987 (Editor). George also received numerous awards and certificates throughout his career. The family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel 102 E. Frances Rd, New Lenox on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 2:00pm until time of services at 8:00pm. A fire department walk through will begin at 7PM.

 

Funeral arrangements for George Reichhardt

George Reichhardt Bell Ceremony

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New engine for the East Joliet Fire Protection District (more)

updated production photos of an engine being built for the East Joliet FPD by Ferrara:

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Fire engine being built

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Fire engine being built

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