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New apparatus on order at Marion

Bill Friedrich submitted the following information about several new units that have been ordered from Marion in Wisconsin.

– For MABAS, a 26-foot’ walk-in Special Service Squad to be used as a combination EMS support unit, mobile morgue, and supply truck. It will be mounted on an IHC 7400 chassis with an extended cab.

– For MABAS Division 11, a Haz Mat unit on a Ford F- 550 four-door chassis with a 12-foot, walk-around box, and a 24-foot trailer.

Elk Grove Township FPD has ordered an engine on a 2011 Spartan Metro Star chassis expected to be delivered early in 2012. It will have a 1,500-GPM pump, a 750-gallon water tank, and a 50-gallon foam tank.


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Schaumburg Box Alarm 3-13-11

Schaumburg Fire Department house fire Holyoke Court 3-13-11

Schaumburg Engine 53 and Truck 52 are deployed in the 'A Sector' in front of 808 Holyoke Court. Larry Shapiro photo

The Schaumburg Fire Department received a call reporting a house fire around 4:30AM. The homeowner reportedly left something unattended on the stove which ignited. The fire spread quickly and one resident fleeing the house had to wake a neighbor in order to notify the fire department. Upon arrival, first units were met by heavy smoke escaping from the front door of the split level house at 808 Holyoke Court. The smoke stayed low in the cul-de-sac and enveloped the engine in front of the house. Fire involved the entire first floor as the first line was advanced and the shift commander upgraded the alarm to a MABAS Box Alarm within minutes. The rear of the house was fully involved and fire travelled to the second floor and into the attic.

Schaumburg Fire Department house fire Holyoke Court 3-13-11

An overview shows the location of the house in the cul-de-sac with limited access for apparatus. Larry Shapiro photo

Schaumburg Fire Department house fire Holyoke Court 3-13-11

Fire vents through the attic as companies work on the second floor to pull ceilings and hit the fire. A RIT stands by in the foreground. Larry Shapiro photo

Access was hampered for companies as the stairway burned through which required the deployment of almost a dozen ground ladders around the house. Companies were initially ordered to work off the ladders to pull ceiling for access to the attic fire until they were able to enter the second floor and work from inside the house. Multiple hand lines were deployed from all sides of the house.


Schaumburg Fire Department house fire Holyoke Court 3-13-11

Ground ladders were placed at all second floor windows and at opposite corners of the roof for access and egress. Larry Shapiro photo

Both occupants escaped safely but a dog perished in the fire. The temperature at the time of the fire was in the mid 20s causing water on the ground to freeze.

Larry Shapiro made it to the scene roughly 30 minutes into the alarm and submitted several photos and a video. A complete photo gallery is available HERE.

Schaumburg Engine 53, a 2000 E-ONE Hurricane was the first engine on the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

A firefighter from Schaumburg Engine 51 exits the house. Larry Shapiro photo

A view after the fire was knocked down shows the extent of the fire damage throughout the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Schaumburg Fire Department house fire Holyoke Court 3-13-11

Elk Grove Truck 7 was one of the mutual aid companies on the Box Alarm. Larry Shapiro photo

Mutual aid companies to the scene included trucks from Hoffman Estates and Elk Grove Village, engines from Streamwood and Hanover Park, ambulances from Elk Grove Township, Palatine Rural, and Prospects Heights, and chief officers from Itasca and Hoffman Estates.

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New area apparatus orders

Several fire departments in the area have placed orders for new apparatus.

From Marion:

  • Elk Grove Township – rescue pumper; Spartan Metro Star chassis with a 10-inch raised roof, extrication reels in the front bumper, a 1,500-GPM pump, 750 gallons of water and 50 gallons of foam (due February 2012)

From Pierce:

  • Bristol-Kendal FPD – Contender engine on a Saber chassis
  • Chicago Ridge – Saber engine
  • Evanston –  Arrow XT 100′ TDA
  • Homewood – Arrow XT 105′ rear mount aerial ladder
  • Lincolnshire Riverwoods FPD – Arrow XT 105′ rear mount aerial ladder quint
  • Lincolnwood – Arrow XT 100′ rear mount platform aerial
  • West Chicago FPD – Impel engine

Thanks to Bill Friedrich for updating this information.

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