Posts Tagged Friedrich

NIPAS Heavy Rescue

As mentioned in an earlier post HERE, the NIPAS EST is awaiting the arrival of their new Pierce Velocity heavy rescue unit. Bill Friedrich has forwarded several images of the new unit.

NIPAS EST Pierce Velocity rescue

Driver's side view of the new heavy rescue for the NIPAS EST.

NIPAS EST Pierce Velocity rescue

The officer's side view of the new NIPAS EST rescue

NIPAS EST Pierce Velocity rescue

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Site updates

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

Troy Fire Protection District patch

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Hebron-Alden-Greenwood FPD is on the site

In McHenry County Division 5, the two stations of the Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District have been added to the site although two apparatus images are missing. They run with four commercial engines utilizing Ford and Freightliner chassis. They have two brush rigs and a 3,500-gallon tanker which formerly saw service in Woodstock. According to their website, the district completed their first year of Advanced Life Support service in February of this year. They have two Type III Medtec ambulances.

Thanks to Bill Friedrich for supplying the images.

Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District IHC 4-Guys tanker

Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District Medtec ambulance

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Naperville reassignments …. requires a scorecard

Several months ago we posted the Naperville Fire Department to the site. Several photographers visited the department on separate occasions to document the new equipment and the placement of companies in each station. Several of the rigs had been moved and reassigned since they were photographed a year or so ago but everything was brought up-to-date for the posting with the help of Naperville Lt. Andy Hilk.

Well, we had received information that the Naperville FD was not yet done moving companies and that changes were coming. Bill Friedrich submitted the following information regarding reassignments throughout the stations.

  • Medic 9 is out of service
  • Medic 1 is now using the 2007 IHC/Medtec that was previously Medic 9
  • Squad 1 (1997 E-ONE) has moved back to Station 8 and is now Squad 8 … again
  • Engine 8’s 2008 Crimson rig is back at Station 1 as Engine 1
  • The 2009 Crimson quint from Truck 10 is now running as Truck 5
  • The 2005 E-ONE tower ladder which was Truck 5 is now a spare
  • The 1994 E-ONE tower ladder without a pump that was in reserve has now been decommissioned and will likely be sold
  • Engine 10 is now using a 2005 E-ONE Typhoon
  • The TRT trailer is moving to Station 10
Naperville Squad 8

Squad 8 when it was moved to Station 1 ... prior to being renumbered.

Naperville Engine 1

Engine 1 photographed when it was assigned to Station 1 ... before we had a photograph of it labeled as Engine 8

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New tower in Tri-State FPD

The Tri-State FPD which services areas in Darien, Burr-Ridge and Clarendon Heights recently took delivery of a new Tower Ladder. As soon as the training and equipment mounting is complete, the new Truck 529 will be going into service. The unit was built in 2010 on a Smeal Sirius chassis (made by Spartan) with a 2,000-GPM pump and a 300-gallon water tank. The tower ladder is a 100′ rear mount. The old Truck 529 has been sold to a department in Pennsylvania.

Tri-State FPD Smeal TL

Tri-State's new Spartan/Smeal Sirius 2000/300 100' RM Tower Ladder. Photo by Bill Friedrich

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Roberts Park has been added to the site

Roberts Park Fire Protection District patchAnother department has been added to Division 21. Thanks to Bill Friedrich and Karl Klotz for images representing the Roberts Park Fire Protection District which serves Hickory Hills and Justice. They run out of two stations with 17 career personnel and 60 part-time personnel. Most of the fire suppression apparatus is Pierce with one engine built by Crimson. Of interest is Ladder 31, a 2008 Pierce Arrow XT 100′ rear mount aerial with no pump and no water tank. This is one of the units that has been featured as the apparatus on the TV show “Rescue Me.”

Roberts Park Fire Protection District Pierce Arrow XT ladder 'Rescue Me'

Although both stations are located in Justice, Station 32 on Archer Avenue used to house the Justice Fire Department.

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Three McHenry County departments posting soon

Several contributors travelled to Division 5 (McHenry County) yesterday and photographed the apparatus and four fire stations of the McHenry Township FPD as well as Richmond and the three stations in Woodstock. As this represents eight stations and just under 50 pieces of apparatus, it will take a few days before the departments are posted to the site. Thanks are in order to Hank Sajovic, Karl Klotz, Bill Friedrich, Larry Shapiro and George Reichardt for braving the heat. Most of all though our thanks go out to the personnel at all three departments for being so helpful, outgoing, and patient to accommodate the group so that everything could be documented.

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Gardner is on the site

In Division 15 out in Grundy County, the Gardner Fire Department has been added to the site with images by Karl Klotz and data supplied by Bill Friedrich. Gardner is a volunteer department with a station full of rigs built by Pierce, Alexis and their newest is from Sutphen.

Gardner Fire Department Sutphen pumper

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updates coming soon!

It’s been several days since there has been a new posting to the site, but travel and other duties have grabbed all of the available time. Within the next few days though, several updates will be completed. Contributors have been busy photographing apparatus and it takes a bit of time to collate everything and place all the images into the proper spots. ¬†Here though is some of what is coming:

  • Jack Connors has submitted several CFD updates as well as the Mundelein Fire Department apparatus
Mundelein FD Pierce Saber engine

Pierce Saber engine in Mundelein. Photo by Jack Connors

  • Karl Klotz has sent some updated CFD apparatus images plus he has updated photos of several CFD houses
Chicago Fire Department engine 45 station

Engine 45's house with current red doors. Photo by Karl Klotz

  • Hank, Karl, Bill and Larry (along with George Reichardt and Jeff Schielke) visited all 10 Naperville stations last week and the entire department will be updated and completed by the end of this week
Naperville FD Spartan Crimson aerial

One of two 2009 Spartan Crimson 103' rear mount quints in Naperville. Photo by Larry Shapiro

  • Larry has several Palatine and Rolling Meadows apparatus shots that are missing from the site. These were taken on-scene at a large commercial fire last Friday
Palatine FD Squad 85R Ford Excellance

Palatine Fire Department reserve squad 85 is a 1999 Ford Excellance. Larry Shapiro photo

Palatine FD EONE Engine 82 at Wings Resale Shop fire

Engine 82 is a 2000 EONE 1500 GPM pumper. Larry Shapiro photo

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Cicero photo updates

Images of apparatus assigned to Cicero Station 3 on 34th Street have been updated. A recent trip to the area by several photographers on a sunny day provided the means for nicer photos of the tower ladder, engine 3 and the spare truck. The group consisted of Bill Friedrich, George Reichart, Don Feipel, Jeff Schielkie, Steve Redick, Hank Sajovic, and Larry Shapiro.

Cicero fire Department EONE E-ONE Cyclone II Tower Ladder

Cicero IL EONE E-ONE Cyclone II HP100 TDA Super Tiller Truck 2

2009 EONE HP100 Tillered Aerial as Cicero Truck 2. Photo by Steve Redick

Illinois Fire Photographers Hank Sajovic, Larry Shapiro, Bil Friedrich, Steve Redick

The fire-buff photographers with Stickney Truck 1204. From left to right are: Hank Sajovic, Larry Shapiro, Don Feipel, Bill Friedrich, Jeff Schielkie, George Reichart, and Steve Redick. Photo by Chief Larry Meyer

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