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New tower ladder for Gurnee (more)

updated production photos by E-ONE of the new tower ladder for Gurnee

Fire truck being built

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New tower ladder for Gurnee

E-ONE has begun production on the new tower ladder ordered by Gurnee. It carries shop order #140562

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Box Alarm brush fire in Gurnee, 9-6-16

This from Jeff Rudolph:

09/06/16 Gurnee,IL

MABAS Wildland box for the brush fire along the Bittersweet Golf Course

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brush fire in Gurnee

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brush fire

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former Forest Service brush engine in Lake County IL

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Newport Township FPS tracked ATV for brush fires

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Barrington Countryside FPD Humvee

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Gurnee Fire Department open house

This from Niko Stefani:

Here are a few pictures from the open house the Gurnee Fire Department had in August. Enjoy!

Gurnee Fire Department open house

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Gurnee Fire Department open house

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Gurnee Fire Department open house

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Gurnee Fire Department apparatus

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Gurnee Fire Department apparatus

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7-Alarm fire in Gurnee, 7-28-16 (more)

Video by Larry Shapiro of the 7-Alarm fire in Gurnee, 7-28-16

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7-Alarm fire in Gurnee, 7-28-16 (more)

More photos from the 7-Alarm fire in Gurnee, 7-28-16

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

A fiveseven-alarm fire at a propane-storage facility in Gurnee Thursday afternoon produced explosions.

The Gurnee Fire Department reportedly received a call just before noon at 3895 Clearview Court, which is listed as the Pinnacle Propane Express.

smoke header visible for miles

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Pierce fire engine with lots of charged hose at fire scene

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elevated master streams at fire scene

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elevated master streams at fire scene

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deluge gun master stream at fire

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Great Lakes Naval Training Center Fire Department

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engine dropping supply line at fire

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Lake Forest Fire Department fire truck at fire scene

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engine dropping supply line at fire

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Long Grove FPD Ambulance 55

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fire department monitor deluge gun at fire scene

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sprinkler system working during commercial fire

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Beach Park Fire Department Seagrave  fire engine at fire scene

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propane tank storage yard

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aftermath of fire at propane tank service company with charred propane tanks

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Gurnee Fire Department fire engine at fire scene

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aftermath of fire at propane tank service company with charred propane tanks

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aftermath of fire at propane tank service company with charred propane tanks

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firefighters in foam after fire

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aftermath of fire at propane tank service company

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Oshkosh ARFF at fire scene

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Gurnee Fire Department orders apparatus

The Gurnee Fire Department has placed an order for a new tower ladder and heavy rescue from E-ONE. The rear mount tower ladder will be feature a Cyclone II cab and chassis, and the heavy rescue was reported to be ordered with a Typhoon cab and chassis. Delivery is scheduled for 2017.

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Mass casualty drill in Gurnee

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Gurnee police and fire departments collaborated in a mass casualty training exercise Saturday (5/2/15) at Woodland Intermediate School, with the hope of being able to provide faster emergency medical treatment in crisis situations.

Police normally ensure an area in a conflict is secure before calling in emergency medical services, which increases the time someone injured waits for help. This training exercise trialed a new approach where police officers sweep a room but don’t fully secure it, then paramedics come in and do an initial triage and bandaging if necessary. This would allow vital treatments for wounded people in hostage situations to arrive sooner, increasing their chances of survival.

Gurnee police do similar drills twice a year at locations like Six Flags, Gurnee Mills, and all the local schools. These exercises ensure that police have a working knowledge of the land should a situation ever develop there.

The U.S. Navy also participated in the exercise playing characters within the scenario. Personnel from the Grayslake, Waukegan and Zion fire departments participated and teachers were also involved.

The simulation started with the fire department responding to a rescue call for a broken leg at the school. While there, they heard shots fired and the police were notified. From this point, the simulation could go any number of directions, based on how the police and fire department reacted to the situations they encountered.

William Meyer, administrative commander for Gurnee police, said the scenario is designed to be as close to real-life scenario as possible, with moulage used to create realistic effects such as burns and jutted bones in the wake of a bomb.

Terrorists weren’t differentiated from students in the exercise, as police aren’t always sure who the terrorists are.

Gurnee isn’t the first to try this new approach. A similar exercise was held in Bristol, Wis., roughly one month ago.

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Area apparatus on order

From Ron Wolkoff:

  • Wheaton Fire Department, ordered a Pierce pumper; Impel FR PUC cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; 1,500-gpm single-stage pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon tank; Harrison 6-kW generator. Delivery in May 2015
  • Northbrook Fire Department, ordered a Pierce pumper; Impel cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 400-hp engine; 1,500-gpm single-stage pump; UPF Poly 500-gallon tank; Will-Burt Chief light tower; Harrison 6-kW generator. Delivery in May 2015
  • Mount Prospect Fire Department, ordered a Pierce pumper; Quantum cab and chassis; Detroit DD13 450-hp engine; Waterous CSU 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon tank. Delivery in January 2015
  • Evanston Fire Department, ordered a Pierce, 100-foot tractor drawn aerial; Arrow XT cab and chassis; Detroit DD13 500-hp engine; Harrison 8-kW generator. Delivery in August 2015
  • East Dundee and Countryside Fire Protection District, ordered an Alexis pumper; Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Waterous CX 1,500-gpm pump; Pro Poly 500-gallon polypropylene tank; Smart Power Liberator 10-kW electrical/5-kW hydraulic generator/rescue power system for rescue tools. Delivery in May 2015
  • Rockford Fire Department, ordered two Pierce pumpers; Saber PUC cabs and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engines; PUC 1,500-gpm single-stage pumps; UPF Poly 750-gallon tanks. 30-gallon foam cells; Akron eductor 3096-95 Class A foam systems. Delivery in January 2015
  • Itasca Fire Protection District, ordered a Pierce pumper; Velocity cab and chassis; Detroit DD13 500-hp engine; Waterous S100 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon tank; Harrison 10-kW generator. Delivery in February 2015
  • Chicago Ridge Fire Department, ordered an E-ONE 78’Quint; chassis
  • Huntley Fire Protection District, ordered a Pierce pumper; Enforcer cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 380-hp engine; Waterous CSU 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon tank. Delivery in July 2015

From Josh Boyajian:

  • Geneva Fire Department – Pierce Enforcer pumper, 1500/750/30. Delivery in May
  • Glencoe Fire Department – E-One Typhoon pumper, 2000/530. Delivery in September
  • Hometown FPD – E-ONE Typhoon pumper, 1500/530. Delivery in September
  • North Palos FPD – E-ONE Cyclone II pumper, 1500/530. Delivery in September
  • Palos FPD – Pierce Saber pumper, 1500/750. Delivery in June
  • Stickney Fire Department – Horton Type I ambulance on a Ford F-450 chassis . Delivery in March
  • Homer FPD – Road Rescue Type I ambulance on a Ford F-450 chassis
  • Aurora Fire Department – Wheeled Coach Type I Ambulance on a Ford F-450 chassis
  • Melrose Park Fire Department – Wheeled Coach Type III ambulance on a Ford E-450 chassis
  • Gurnee Fire Department – Road Rescue Type I Ultramedic ambulance. Delivery this summer.
  • Bloomingdale FPD – E-ONE 95′ RM tower ladder on a Cyclone II chassis

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Gurnee orders ambulance

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Thank you and congratulations to the Gurnee Fire Department on their order for a new 2015 Ford Type I Road Rescue Ultramedic Ambulance! We look forward to delivering their third Road Rescue early next summer!

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