Posts Tagged Frankfort

Site updates

A few updates have been made to departments posted on the site already:

Troy Fire Protection District patch

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More site updates

The following images have been added to the site to replace ‘coming soon’ placeholders:

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Several departments coming to the site

As time permits, photographs from the following new departments will be added to the site;

  • Joliet (images from Dennis McGuire, Karl Klotz, and George Reichardt)
  • Crestwood (images from Dennis McGuire and Karl Klotz)
  • Dolton (images from Dennis McGuire and Karl Klotz)
  • Alsip (images from Dennis McGuire and Karl Klotz)
  • CFD Special Operations (images from Hank Sajovic)

The following departments will be updated to include images that are missing:

  • Frankfort (images from Karl Klotz)
  • Tinley Park (images from Karl Klotz and Dennis McGuire)
  • Itasca (images from Larry Shapiro)
  • Rolling Meadows (images from Larry Shapiro)
  • Elk Grove Village (images from Larry Shapiro)

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Frankfort updates

Frankfort FPD Brush 4

Karl Klotz has provided two updated photos representing Frankfort FPD Battalion 7 and Brush 4. Both are new rigs. The battalion runs out of station one and as you might guess, the brush unit is in station 4. Frankfort is in Division 19.

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Frankfort opens station 4

Karl Klotz has sent word that Frankfort has officially opened Station 4. They are running and engine and ambulance out of that house. Although the current KME engine is ‘Engine 2’, the real KME Engine 4 will be back soon from having some work done on it.

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updated photo of new Frankfort FPD station

Karl Klotz has provided a recent shot of the now completed new Station #4 in Frankfort. The station is not yet open but is expected to be in service early this summer. The corrected address is 7980 Steger Road.

Frankfort FPD Station 4

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Division 19 updates

In Frankfort,

Karl Klotz has supplied the following updates – Frankfort has acquired a 2010 Ford/Horton Type I MICU which will run out of Station 4 when it opens … tentatively in June. Frankfort has also ordered a new brush rig for Station 4 and a they are refurbishing the brush rig from Station 3. Lastly, Frankfort has ordered a new buggy for the Battalion Chief.

The Frankfort station pages on the site have been updated with the individual company logos.

Frankfort FPD Ambulance 4

Ambulance 4 is a 2010 Ford F450/Horton which will run out of the new Station #4. Photo by Karl Klotz

Frankfort FPD Company 3 decal

The decal for Frankfort Company 3. Photo by Karl Klotz

In East Joliet,

Karl has provided a photo of the new Engine 531. Running out of Station 3, it’s a 2009 Pierce Saber 1500/1000/30 which is painted white over red. Engine 531 has a Wil-Burt light tower on the cab roof. (this should be standard issue for all engines … fire buffs need the nighttime scene lighting to assist with fire photography) The old Engine 531 is currently being stored at Station 1.

East Joliet FPD Engine 531

Photo by Karl Klotz

In New Lenox,

A new Sutphen Engine has been assigned as 1631. This was a demo unit which served at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet last year.

New Lenox FPD Sutphen Engine 1631

2009 Sutphen Shield 1500/750/30. Photo by Karl Klotz.

Joliet Speedway Sutphen engine

Sutphen Shield demo pumper when it was working at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet. Photo by Karl Klotz

In Orland Park,

Three Spartan Gladiator/Darley engines have been put into service as Engines 2, 3 & 6. These CAFS pumpers feature bodies by Plastisol … made from a glass-fiber reinforced polyester resin … and have 1500 GPM pumps, with 750 gallon water tanks plus 30 gallons of Type A foam.

Orland Park Spartan Darley Engine 2

One of three 2009 Spartan/Darley engines serving in Orland Park. Photo by Karl Klotz

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site updates

The following updates have been added to previous posts:

Phoenix fire station (Karl Klotz)

Frankfort Museum rigs with details (Bill Friedrich)

Countryside Sta 1 – HT411 & E411 (Jack Connors)

CFD: Eng 13 and Eng 98 (Dennis McGuire, Jr.)

CFD: 2-7-4 & 6-3-2 (Karl Klotz)

CFD: Eng 69, Eng 86, 9-1-3 & 6-3-1 (Larry Shapiro)

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Frankfort has been added to Division 19.

The Frankfort FPD in Will County (Division 19) has been added. They currently operate out of four stations (#s 1,2,3,& 5). Their 5th station, #4, is currently on schedule to open in the spring of 2010. They have an engine ready to go for the new house and are awaiting delivery of a 2010 Ford F450/Horton Type I MICU that will will go in service as Ambulance 745 in the new station as well. An additional posting has been made depicting their old firehouse which is their museum as well. Thanks to Karl Klotz for all of the photos and to Deputy Chief Wilson for providing the rig specs.

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New apparatus deliveries

Karl Klotz provided theses updates:

in Division 19:

  • Frankfort has two new engines: Engine 711 & Engine 751 are both Pierce Arrow XT’s.
  • East Joliet Engine 531 has a new Pierce Saber.
  • Manhattan’s Squad 1216 is a heavy rescue built by SVI (Super Vac) on a Spartan chassis.
  • Peotone placed a Sutphen rescue/pumper in service as Squad 14.
  • The Orland FPD has placed 3 new engines in service that were built by Darley on Spartan chassis. ¬†They have been assigned to Engines 2, 3 & 6.

in Division 24:

  • Hazel Crest Engine 1228 has a new Seagrave engine

in Division 15:

  • The Troy FPD has a new Pierce Arrow XT assigned to Engine 2211

in Division 3:

  • Deerfield has a new Pierce Arrow XT for Engine 20
  • Glenview also has a Pierce Arrow XT for Engine 8 (1500/500)
  • Niles has a new ambulance to replace Ambulance 2

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