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Brookfield has been added to the site

Brookfield Fire Department headquarters

Brookfield Fire Department headquarters. Larry Shapiro photo

The Brookfield Fire department in MABAS Division 10 has been added to the site. 24 career firefighters cover 3 square miles from two stations. Their suppression fleet is all E-ONE and they have two ambulances from LifeLine.

Brookfield Fire Department ambulance Brookfield Fire Department ladder truck

One interesting note is Reserve Engine 412 was built in 1986 by E-ONE on a chassis by Kovatch (KME) who had recently purchased the Hendrickson fire chassis. The cab is an 1871-W from the Hendrickson line before Kovatch began building their own.

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Down memory lane …

Another submission from Steve Redick:

This time we will have a suburban installment…

This was a box or 2nd alarm in the old Battalion 7 (Now division 20) … Maywood or Bellwood … not sure which. Some action photos … maybe someone will recognize some of the members in the photos. I always enjoyed the rigs, and always liked the ALF water chiefs, but I think they had lots of problems with the waterways.

Also a coupla shots from a fire in Glenview … a vacant supermarket. The Snorkel is the Glenbrook Snorkel before the rebuild.

Both sets were taken in the 80’s …

Maywood fire department history

Maywood firefighters in the 80’s work a house fire. Steve Redick photo

Maywood fire department history

Maywood firefighters in the 80’s work a house fire. Steve Redick photo

Maywood fire department history

Old modular ambulance from Maywood. Steve Redick photo

Maywood fire department history

Hendrickson/E-ONE engine from Maywood. Steve Redick photo

Glenbrook Rural Fire Protection District history

Vintage fire photo of Glenbrook’s Snorkel working at the extra alarm fire. Steve Redick photo

Glenbrook Rural Fire Protection District history

Glenbrook FPD Pierce Arrow engine pumping during a fire at a vacant supermarket. Steve Redick photo

Broadview Fire Department history

Broadview’s American LaFrance Water Chief Quint. Steve Redick photo

Maywood fire department history

Another view of the Hendrickson/E-ONE engine from Maywood. Steve Redick photo

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Chicago Fire Department: Truck Companies over the years. Part 2

More from Martin Nowak:

More on the Truck companies over the years at CFD. Thanks to Squad546 for allowing me to post these.

Former Truck 1’s old Hendrickson/Pierce/Morita 135′, after having the “elevator” removed.
Former Truck 5 – 1972 Mack/Pirsch.
Former Truck 12 – 1982 Hendrickson/E-One 100′
Former Truck 16’s 1978 Seagrave 100′
Former Truck 19 – 1988 E-One/Federal 110′
Former Truck 24’s 1970 Seagrave, refurbished in 1990
Former Truck 42 1982 E-One/Hendrickson
Chicago Truck 1 Hendrickson Pierce Morita

Former Truck 1’s old Hendrickson/Pierce/Morita 135′, after having the “elevator” removed. photo by Squad546

Chicago Truck 5 Mack CF Pirsch

Former Truck 5 – 1972 Mack/Pirsch. photo by Squad546

Chicago FD Truck 12 Hendrickson E-ONE

Former Truck 12 – 1982 Hendrickson/E-One 100′. photo by Squad546

Chicago Truck 16 Seagrave rear-mount aerial

Former Truck 16’s 1978 Seagrave 100′. photo by Squad546

Chicago Truck 19 E-ONE aerial

Former Truck 19 – 1988 E-One/Federal 110′. photo by Squad546

Chicago Truck 24 Seagrave rear-mount aerial

Former Truck 24’s 1970 Seagrave, refurbished in 1990. photo by Squad546

Chicago FD Truck 42 Hendrickson E-ONE

Former Truck 42 1982 E-One/Hendrickson. photo by Squad546

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The color of fire trucks (part 10) Division 10

Departments in MABAS Division 10 are featured in this next installment of The Color of Fire Trucks series.

Clarendon Hills Fire Department Mack Pierce TeleSqurt

Clarendon Hills ran this 1986 50′ TeleSqurt built by Pierce on a Mack CF chassis. Engine 349 had a 1,500-GPM pump and carried 500 gallons of water. Larry Shapiro photo

The Clarendon Hills Fire Department runs with apparatus that is painted white over a bright yellow. They currently have a fleet of four units with these colors.

Darien-Woodridge Fire Protection District engine

One of several E-ONE units purchased by the Darien-Woodridge FPD was this 1990 top-mount Hurricane engine with 1,000 gallons of water and a 1,500-GPM pump. It ran as Engine 371. Larry Shapiro photo

The Darien-Woodridge Fire Protection District currently runs with red and white apparatus. Their newest unit is solid red, and with this purchase they will retire one of the last of their lime-green apparatus which dominated their fleet for many years.

Riverside Fire Department green fire engine

Riverside Engine 306 ran with this 1978 Ford C-8000/Seagrave. It had a 1,250-GPM pump and 750 gallons of water. Bill Friedrich photo

The Riverside FD had this Seagrave engine and they also purchased another lime green rig. The second unit was a Chevy/E-ONE (DOT) light rescue, like the one shown below from Forest View.
Forest View Fire Department EONE small rescue

Forest View ran with one of the popular small DOT spec rescue squads like many other area departments. Squad 816 was built by E-ONE in 1980 on a GMC chassis. Bill Friedrich photo

The Forest View FD purchased this (DOT) light rescue. It was the only non-red rig in the fleet.
Hinsdale Fire Department EONE engine painted black and yellow

One of many units that has been purchased over the years for service in Hinsdale was this 1982 E-ONE Protector IV engine. Running as Engine 343, it was built on a Hendrickson chassis with an 1871-W cab, and carried 500 gallons of water with a 1,250-GPM pump. Larry Shapiro photo

Until 2008, all of the apparatus in the Hinsdale Fire Department was delivered black over yellow, and with the exception of their 2008 Spartan/Rosenbauer/Metz tower ladder, everything still maintains these colors.
Westmont Fire Department Pemfab Wedge engine by FTI

The Westmont Fire Department purchased this white and lime engine from FTI in 1978. It featured a 1,250-GPM pump with 500 gallons of water. It was built on a Pemfab chassis with their ‘wedge’ (Model 932-T) cab. Bill Friedrich photo

Westmont’s Fire Department had only this one non-red rig in the fleet.
Willow Springs Fire Department black E-ONE tower ladder

Willow Springs purchased this unusual 95′ tower ladder from E-ONE in 2001. Painted black, tower 600 had a 1,500-GPM pump with 300 gallons of water on a Cyclone chassis. Bill Friedrich photo

Willow Springs had this unique E-ONE tower ladder that was black. Reportedly, a developer was to build a large project in Willow Springs and was required to purchase an aerial unit for the fire department. The developer insisted on the tower being painted black.
Argonne national Laboratory Fire Department

The Argonne Labs Fire Department put together this brush rig with a 1975 IHC pickup. Brush 75 had a 70-GPM pump and a 250-gallon water tank. Bill Friedrich photo

Argonne Laboratory FD built their own brush truck. It was the only non-red in the fleet.
Western Springs Fire Department Pierce Arrow engine white fire truck

One of the many units that saw service in Western Springs when their apparatus was painted white was this 1981 Pierce Arrow engine. It was one of the early Pierce Arrow models with a chassis that was made by Oshkosh. Engine 437 had a 1,500-GPM pump with 750 gallons of water. The top-mount control station featured a hand-rail due to the large and spacious area.At this point in time, Pierce was building the cab and body. It wasn’t until later that they began to assemble the entire chassis. Larry Shapiro photo

The current Western Springs Fire Department apparatus is red and white although previously their units were all white with blue and gold trim.
Romeoville Fire Department white rescue squad

The only unit that the Romeoville Fire Department has run with that was not red was this 1979 E-ONE (DOT) light-duty rescue on a Ford F-350 chassis. Perhaps what is most unusual about this is that these were normally delivered lime green. Bill Friedrich photo

Romeoville had a white light-duty rescue by E-ONE. Most of these units were delivered lime green as per the DOT spec.

McCook Fire Department yellow Seagrave engine

This was one of two Seagrave engines that was purchased by the McCook Fire Department and was painted yellow. Engine 379, built in 1979, had 500 gallons of water with a 1,250-GPM pump. Bill Friedrich photo

Many years ago, the McCook Fire Department had red apparatus, then they switched to bright yellow for several years before the fleet was changed again to red and white.

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