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Newport Township FPD Station 2

A photo to update the site of Newport FPD Station #2 at 43120 N. Highway 41, Zion, IL

Newport FPD Station #2 at 43120 N. Highway 41 Zion IL

Newport FPD Station #2 at 43120 N. Highway 41, Zion, IL Larry Shapiro photo

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Homewood Acres is added to the site

Homewood Acres Fire Department station

The Homewood Acres FD station at 3860 W. 183rd Street in Homewood. Bill Friedrich photo

Bill Friedrich submitted images of the Homewood Acres VFD in MABAS Division 24. This is a volunteer department with two used 1972 engines on Ford chassis. One engine is on it’s fourth life with Homewood Acres.

Homewood Acres FD ENgine 1932

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website updates

Several images have been added or updated on the site:

Roberts Park Fire Protection District Station 31

An updated photo of Roberts Park Station 31 showing the red doors with the company names painted on them. Martin Nowak photo

Roberts Park Fire Protection District Station 31

Roberts Park Station 31 after the doors were repainted, but prior to labeling the companies. Bill Friedrich photo

Roberts Park Fire Protection District Station 31

Originally, the bay doors were white at Roberts Park Station 31. Karl Klotz photo

 

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North Maine Engine 1 is a 1992 Pierce Arrow 1500/750 that was refurbished in 2010 by Alexis. Larry Shapiro photo

The Wauconda Fire District patch was added to the station listings

Wauconda Fire District patch

 

 

The Beach Park Fire District patch was added to the station listings

Beach Park Fire District patch

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Western Springs is added to the site

Western Springs Fire Department patchAnother department in MABAS Division 10 has been added to the site. The Western Springs Fire Department currently has one station at 4353 Wolf Road. Station 2 is under construction at 5501 Grand Avenue. The apparatus consists of two Medtec ambulances, three engines, a truck, and a command car. Staffing is a combination of full-time, contract, part-time, and POC personnel. Currently the apparatus is painted white over red although past vehicles, which will be displayed in the historic photo gallery, were all white. Images of the current fleet were supplied by Bill Friedrich.

Western Springs Fire Department

The Western Springs Fire station was photographed prior to the department replacing their white fleet with red and white apparatus. Bill Friedrich photo

Western Springs Fire Department

Western Springs Fire Department

This 1978 E-ONE pumper/squad on a Ford C-600 chassis depicts how earlier Western Springs apparatus looked. The two-tone blue shading behind the gold lettering dressed these units up. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Western Springs Fire Department

Larry here is some new news. The station faces West and has non drive thru apparatus bays. The station is scheduled to open in the Summer of 2011. I am sure there will be a engine and ambulance assigned to this house. They may also store the two antiques down here.  I will be scanning more of the historical Western Springs apparatus negatives.

Construction is well underway on Western Springs Fire Station #2. Bill Friedrich photo

Larry here is some new news. The station faces West and has non drive thru apparatus bays. The station is scheduled to open in the Summer of 2011. I am sure there will be a engine and ambulance assigned to this house. They may also store the two antiques down here.  I will be scanning more of the historical Western Springs apparatus negatives.

Another view of the new fire station which faces west. Bill Friedrich photo

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East Dundee FPD is added to the site

East Dundee Fire Protection District

The East Dundee fire station had an addition built in 2006. Bill Friedrich photo

In MABAS Division 2 which incorporates Kane County, The East Dundee Fire Protection District has been added to the site. Bill Friedrich submitted the images to create the page for the current department. Their fire suppression apparatus is all by Alexis and their ambulances are from Medtec. Two of their current suppression units are on HME 1871 series chassis and the pumper/squad was built on an American LaFrance Eagle chassis.

East Dundee Fire Protection District HME Alexis pumper tanker

In addition, Bill also submitted his images representing East Dundee’s past apparatus. These were combined with submissions from Larry Shapiro to build the East Dundee historic gallery that features several images including a 1934 antique.

East Dundee Fire Protection District antique brush truck

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CFD – new station construction update

Construction has begun for the new house at 53 E. Pershing Road that will be home to Engine 16, Ambulance 35, EMS Field Division South, and 5-1-1. The site has been cleared of the former warehouse and basement. Foundation work is underway with preparations for the footings.

Chicago Fire Department Engine 16 new firehouse

The sign at the construction site for Engine 16's new firehouse that is underway. Hank Sajovic photo

This house has several notable differences in design than most of the other recent houses, although it appears to match the new house for Engine 109 at 2343 S. Kedzie Avenue.

Chicago Fire Department Engine 109 new construction

The sign at the construction site for Engine 109's new house depicts the same rendering as for Engine 16. Hank Sajovic photo

Chicago Fire Department fire station artist rendering

An artist's rendering illustrating the new houses for Engine 16 and Engine 109.

The shape of these two new houses is squared off with lots of glass. The roof of the apparatus bays is flat where the others have an angled awning type roof. There is also different brick trim along the top of the brick walls and glass along the interior of the house instead of it being all brick. This house has a squared hose tower, and although several of the other stations lack one, the hose tower is rounded where they have been built. The new stations also have both horizontal and vertical windows as opposed to all The shape is squared off where others have an angled awning above the apparatus bays and different brick trim along the top of the brick walls. This house will have a hose tower though some of the others do not.windows previously.

Chicago Fire Department Engine 18's house

Engine 18's house at 1360 S. Blue Island Avenue has much less glass in the design than the newer stations. This building also features the angled awning-like roof over the apparatus bays. Hank Sajovic photo

Chicago Fire Department Engine 84 fire station

This house at 21 W. 59th Street is home to Engine 84, Truck 51, Ambulance 36, and Deputy District 5. This building has a rounded hose tower which differs from the square design for Engine 16 and Engine 109. Hank Sajovic photo

Chicago Fire Department fire house Engine 59 Engine 70

This house in the 9th Battalion is known as the 'Full House' since it is home to Engine 59, Engine 70, Truck 47, Ambulance 13 and Battalion 9. Located at 6030 N. Clark Street, it has no hose tower and a much smaller footprint on the 'front' end when compared to Engine 18's house. Hank Sajovic photo

The stations that have a hose tower also have a conventional door built into the overhead door in the apparatus bay closest to the street.

Chicago Fire Department fire station Engine 63

Engine 63's house at 1440 E. 67th Street has the rounded hose tower like Engine 84's house. This design also has more glass above the apparatus bays when compared to the stations without the hose towers. Hank Sajovic photo

Chicago Fire Department fire station Engine 38

The house at 3949 W. 16th Street which is home to Engine 38, Truck 48, and Deputy District 2 matches in style to the other buildings with the hose tower and the awning roof. Hank Sajovic photo

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Burnham is on the website

The Burnham Volunteer Fire Department in MABAS Division 24 has been added to the website. Burnham covers just under a 1.5 square miles with 30 volunteers. They have two engines and a brush rig.

Burnham Fire Department

Burnham Fire Department station at 1401 Hoxie Avenue. Jack Connors photo

Burnham Fire Department HME Ahrens Fox

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Chicago Engine 98 – Holiday Spirit

Dan McInerney photographed Engine 98’s house which is decorated beautifully for the holidays. The house is outlined with lights.

Chicago Fire Department Engine 98 fire station water tower

Engine 98's house is decorated for the holidays. On Chicago Avenue, this house is in the heart of the magnificent mile and all of the holiday shoppers. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department fire station Engine 98 water tower place

This photo shows the proximity to Michigan Avenue with Water Tower Place and the One Mag Mile Building in the background. Dan McInerney photo

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