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MABAS Division 7 is added to the site

Just when we thought we had a large enough project to undertake … listing each department, each station and every piece of rolling stock in 19 MABAS Divisions … Karl Klotz begins submitting department profiles from a 20th Division, MABAS Division 7 in Kankakee County!

So, we welcome the departments of Division 7 and have posted three of them to get things started.

  • The Grant Park Fire Protection District covers 62 square miles from two stations with 32 paid-on-call firefighters and officers. They have three E-ONE rigs, an engine from American LaFrance, plus ambulances from Horton and Road Rescue. They recently opened a new headquarters station which we mentioned HERE.
Grant Park Fire Department American LaFrance Eagle engine

The Limestone Township Fire Protection District covers a mere 36 square miles from one station with 40 part-time firefighters and officers. They are running with Pierce, Quality, and Ferrara apparatus and Road Rescue ambulances. Their newest piece is a Ferrara Inferno pumper squad that was mentioned HERE.The Limestone Township Fire Protection District station houses two ambulances, two engines, a pumper squad, a tanker, a brush unit and a pickup. Karl Klotz photo

  • In Momence, the fire department covers a whopping 92 square miles with a roster of 35 paid-on-call personnel from one station. They have three engines, a brush rig, two tankers, and a rescue squad. The apparatus was built by E-ONE, Pierce, and 4-Guys, plus one tanker that was built in 1964 by W.S.Darley and re-chassisied in 1989 on a Ford C8000 by Quality Manufacturing. Quality was purchased in 2003 by Spartan and now (with what was Luverne Fire Apparatus) have become what is known as Crimson.
Momence Fire Department Ford Quality Darley tanker

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Coming updates

Karl Klotz has sumbitted the following departments that will be posted soon:

  • Grant Park
  • Limestone
  • Momence

Jack Connors has submitted several updated CFD apparatus images:

  • Ambulance 50, 85, 38, 29, 91
  • Truck 49, 51, 42, 24, 45
  • Engine 126, 8, 82, 120
  • Battalion 20, 17

Jeff Rudolph has submitted several updated images from Skokie.

These should be posted soon.

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Grant Park Fire District Opens New Station

The Grant Park Fire District in MABAS Division 7 has opened a new station at 12624 East Route 1 & 17 in Grant Park.

Grant Park Fire District Station 1

The new headquarters station for the Grant Park Fire District opened on the 7th of October. Photo by Karl Klotz

Grant Park Fire District Station Opening

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