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New mobile command center for Naperville

From ldv.com:

We recently completed this mobile command center for the City of Naperville in Illinois. The vehicle features a Freightliner M2 106 conventional single rear axle chassis with a 33,000 GVWR, Cummins L9 360HP diesel engine and an Allison 3000 EVS automatic transmission. The all aluminum body of the command center features two in-house fabricated flat floor slide-outs and our Intel-I-Touch™ vehicle automation system. We added an exterior charging station, exterior workstation and our Extreme Duty body storage compartments to the vehicle as well. A non locking rear pneumatic mast was added with perimeter surveillance camera equipment. To stabilize the command center on scene, a vehicle leveling system is installed. A TriMark keyless entry system has also been installed with remote radio frequency (RF) transmitter fob. Whelen emergency and scene lighting has also been installed to the exterior. A custom pull out aluminum stair cassette has been added for entry into the vehicle.

Inside, the command center has a front work area with two sets of café-style seating. The seats are fixed and made in house for staff. We added magnetic surface dry erase white boards to the side walls. We wall mounted a 55? high resolution display monitor to the front wall. Two additional 32? monitors have been added to the front area as well. The center of the vehicle has a large electronics rack and a closet with adjustable shelving. Magnetic soft close pocket doors are utilized for privacy.

The rear conference room has a center table with six spider base task chairs. Two additional workstations are included in the curbside rear slide out. A large 65? high resolution display monitor is wall mounted to the streetside wall. A 55? Vibe smartboard with conferencing camera is wall mounted to the rear wall.

The HVAC system consists of three ducted low profile rooftop A/C units with wall thermostat and two direct discharge diesel-fired furnaces. A poweful 20kW liquid cooled diesel generator supplies plenty of electric power to the command center. A full vehicle surge suppression system has been installed to protect all of the installed electronics. A Will-Burt Night Scan LED telescoping light tower is also installed. Four perimeter IP cameras are installed for surveillance. An Extron 4K 16×8 video matrix switcher handles all of the video sources.

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Vehicle Details

  • Freightliner M2 106 conventional single axle chassis
  • Cummins L9 diesel engine
  • Allison 3000EVS automatic transmission
  • (2) In-house fabricated flat floor slide outs
  • Weatherproof exterior workstation
  • Electronics charging station
  • Vehicle leveling system
  • Intel-I-Touch™ vehicle automation system
  • Extreme Duty body storage compartments
  • Non-locking rear pneumatic mast with perimeter surveillance cameras (2)
  • (4) Perimeter IP surveillance cameras on the body
  • 16×8 Extron video matrix switcher
  • TriMark keyless entry system
  • (8) Spider base task chairs
  • Fixed bench seating
  • Vibe collaboration monitor with conferencing camera
  • Pull out aluminum stair cassette at entry door
  • Café-style workstations in front room
  • Large electronics rack
  • Magnetic soft close pocket doors
  • Magnetic surface dry erase white boards
  • LED scene lighting
  • Complete emergency lighting and siren package
  • Prewired for communications radios

thanks Keith

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New ambulance for Carpentersville

Martin Nowak spotted a new ambulance on a Freightliner Business Class chassis for Carpentersville on the Foster Coach website.

Carpentersville Fire Department ambulance

Foster Coach photo

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McCook apparatus photos

Steve Redick joined several other photographers recently taking pictures of south side CFD houses and several suburban departments. He has submitted images illustrating the  McCook Fire Department.

McCook Fire Department fire trucks

McCook 1480. Steve Redick photo

McCook Fire Department fire apparatus

McCook Ambulance 1414. Steve Redick photo

McCook Fire Department fire apparatus

McCook Engine 1416. Steve Redick photo

McCook Fire Department fire apparatus

McCook Engine 1411. Steve Redick photo

McCook Fire Department fire apparatus

McCook Squad 1418. Steve Redick photo

 

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Area departments purchasing new ambulances

We have more information about new ambulance orders:

One of our readers tells us that:

  • Downers Grove just ordered a 2012 Freightliner/Medtec to replace the 2006 Ford/Medtec at station #2

Additionally:

  • Arlington Heights has ordered (2) new Type I Medtec ambulances on IHC 4300 chassis similar to their squads. Previously, all of their ambulances were Type III styles on E-Series chassis from Ford.

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Wauconda awaits new ambulance

The Wauconda Fire District in MABAS Division 4 has ordered a new ambulance from Medtec. The new Type I on a Freightliner Business Class chassis is expected in October.

With the arrival of the new unit, two older ambulances will be taken out of service. The 1991 IHC 4700/Road Rescue will be disposed of. The body of the 1997 IHC 4700/Road Rescue will be removed and scrapped but the chassis will become the base for a new joint hose tender with Countryside, and will replace Tender 411 which is a 1978 Peterbilt 1978/1989 Pierce. The body for the hose tender has yet to be finalized.

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Roselle is added to the site

Roselle Fire Department station

Roselle's fire station is at 100 N. Maple Avenue. Larry Shapiro photo

The Roselle Fire Department in MABAS Division 12 has been added to the site. Roselle runs out of one station packed full of apparatus, most of which was built by E-ONE. They have two engines, a tower ladder, and a wetside tanker in addition to a Darley heavy rescue, two medic units, and a 1927 Pirsch which has been restored for parade use.

This is a combination department with 13 full-time personnel, 33 part-time, and six contract medics. They cover the town of Roselle as well as unincorporated areas of Roselle, Itasca, Medinah, and Schaumburg. Some of their district is in Cook County although the majority  is located in Dupage County.

Roselle Fire Department tanker 561 E-ONE wetside

Roselle Fire Department Engine 521

Roselle Fire Department 1927 Pirsch Type S

Roselle Fire Department 1927 Pirsch Type S pumper

Roselle Fire Department 1980 GMC S7000 E-ONE medium duty rescue

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Crete Township FPD has been added to the site

Crete Township Fire Protection District Station

The newest station for Crete Township is at 26730 S. Stony Island Avenue. Bill Friedrich photo

The Crete Township Fire Protection in MABAS Division 27has three stations. They have a variety of engines made my Pierce, E-ONE, Luverne, and Alexis. The ambulances are from Medtec and they also have three tankers (tenders), the newest of which was completed in 2011 by Alexis on a Freightliner M2 chassis.

In 1995, Crete Township was one of several south suburban fire departments to order an engine from Luverne on an HME 1871 chassis. Two of these had the largest extended and raised cabs that were offered; one went to Alsip and the other is still on the roster for Crete Township with a fully enclosed pump operator panel.

Crete Township Fire Protection District patch

The newest unit in the Crete Township fleet is a 3,000-gallon tender built by Alexis on a Freightliner chassis. There is a graphic on the porta-tank cover which illustrates a steamer that was refurbished by Gene Morris of Alexis Fire Equipment.

Crete Township FPD steamer graphics

The graphic represents a steamer which resides at Alexis Fire Equipment. Bill Friedrich photo

 

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New tender for Crete Township

The Crete Township Fire Protection District in MABAS Division 27 has taken delivery of a new 3,000-gallon tender. The unit built by Alexis is on a tandem axle Freightliner M2-106 chassis. The tanker has a 500-GPM-PTO pump and a large flag graphic on the portable tank cover.

Crete Township FPD Alexis-Freightliner tanker

Tender 157 carries 3,000 gallons of water and was built on a Freightliner chassis by Alexis. Bill Friedrich photo

 

Crete Township FPD Alexis-Freightliner tanker

The officer's side shows the portable tank storage with the attractive flag graphics. Bill Friedrich photo

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Algonquin-Lake in the Hills is added to the site

Algonquin-Lake In The Hills Fire Protection District

Algonquin-Lake In The Hills Fire Protection District headquarters station 1. Larry Shapiro photo

The Algonquin-Lake In The Hills Fire Protection District is in both MABAS Division 2 and MABAS Division 5. The district operates out of three stations with the headquarters residing in Lake In The Hills on Algonquin Road. They recently took delivery of two units from Ferrara; an MVP pumper on the Igniter chassis, and a rear-mount tower ladder on an Inferno chassis. They also have two new ambulances by Medtec on Freightliner M2106 Business Class chassis. The other two frontline engines are a pair of twin KME Predator rescue pumpers. The listings are not yet complete, but the balance of the images should be posting soon.

Algonquin-Lake In The Hills Fire Protection District Ferrara Igniter MVP

Algonquin-Lake In The Hills Fire Protection District

Ambulance 151 is the older of two recent purchases from Medtec on Freightliner chassis. Larry Shapiro photo

Algonquin-Lake In The Hills Fire Protection District

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Winnetka updates their apparatus

Winnetka Fire Department decal

The Winnetka Fire Department in MABAS Division 3 has placed their new quint into service which ushers in a new look for the department. The 2010 Smeal was delivered with a black roof and the department designed a new door seal. The design is a maltese cross in gold and black which incorporates both the Winnetka and Kenilworth names. Engine 28, the 2000 Pierce Saber received a black top, the new decal, and new striping. Ambulance 28 also has the new decal and striping. As of now, Engine 28R and Ambulance 28R both have the original look and the previous door decal.

 

Winnetka Fire Department Truck 28 2010 Smeal Sirius quint

Winnetka Fire Department Truck 28

Winnetka recently disposed of this 1990 Pierce Arrow 75' quint. Larry Shapiro photo

This is how Truck 28 looked when it was retired. It had their most recent door seal and two-tone striping.

Winnetka Fire Department Truck 28 Pierce Arrow

Winnetka Truck 28 had a 1,250-GPM pump and carried 300 gallons of water. Larry Shapiro photo

When Winnetka received Truck 28 in 1990, the original graphics were much simpler and the door seal featured the sun rising on at the lake.

Winnetka Fire Department American LaFrance mid-mount aerial

Winnetka ran this American LaFrance 900-Series mid-mount aerial prior to receiving the Pierce in 1990. Larry Shapiro photo

Before Winnetka changed their numbering to Station 28 as part of MABAS Division 3, their rigs carried unit numbers in the ’70s’. Truck 70, shown here, preceded Truck 28 as one of Winnetka’s two aerial devices. They also had a 55-foot Snorkel in the house.

Winnetka Fire Department Engine 28 Pierce Saber

Winnetka Engine 28 now sports a black roof plus a triple stripe with the new door seal.

Winnetka Fire Department Engine 28 Pierce Saber

Engine 28 formerly had a white roof and blue door seal. Larry Shapiro photo

The previous design for Engine 28 had lettering on the rear door listing both Winnetka and Kenilworth. These names were included in the new door seal leaving more room for a nice graphic showing the unit number.

Winnetka Fire Department Engine 28 Pierce Saber

Engine 28 as it was delivered from Pierce in 2000. Larry Shapiro photo

When Engine 28 was purchased, it had the rising sun door decal matching the truck shown above.

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