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3-11 in Schiller Park 1-27-11

The Schiller Park Fire Department responded to a fire at the Horse Shoe Inn at 9639 Irving Park road before 4:00 this morning. The tavern is located a half block west of the fire station and arriving companies were met by thick smoke blowing across the street. Little fire was visible initially, but within minutes of the fire department’s arrival, flames were coming out of the front door. The fire was upgraded to a 2-11 bringing mutual aid from several neighboring departments in MABAS Division 20 including Franklin Park, Norwood Park, Leyden Township, Northlake, River Grove, Elmwood Park, Rosemont, and Stone Park.. Firefighters reportedly pulled a victim from the building with a gunshot wound to the head who was transported to the hospital by medics. The stubborn fire travelled through the older building requiring extensive overhaul and the alarm was elevated to a 3-11 shortly after 5AM bringing companies from Des Plaines, Melrose Park, Bensenville, and Park Ridge.

While this fire was active, the Maywood Fire Department, also in MABAS Division 20, requested a box alarm for a house fire in their town that occupied additional Division 20 companies.

A brief article can be found HERE and HERE.

Firegeezer.com has a thorough article on the fire HERE.

Steve Redick and Larry Shapiro both took in the fire and will have images to add later today.

Schiller Park Fire Department 3-11 at 9639 Irving Park Road Jan 27, 2011

Firefighters prepare to hit fire that is burning off the second floor of the Horse Shoe Inn at 9639 Irving Park Road in Schiller Park. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery of images by Larry Shapiro can be seen HERE.

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Schiller Park fire scene

Steve Redick submitted several images from a fire in Schiller Park which occurred at 25th and Lawrence during the last week of October.

Schiller Park Fire Pierce Impel

Schiller Park's newest engine is this Pierce Impel unit that was built in 2007. Steve Redick photo

Schiller Park Fire Pierce tower ladder

Schiller Park's Pierce tower ladder is at work in sector one. Steve Redick photo

Schiller Park Fire Franklin Park Seagrave truck

Franklin Park's Seagrave truck was also in sector one. This truck was designed with a booster reel and a 300-gallon booster tank, similar to the design of trucks for the Detroit Fire Department. Steve Redick photo

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Recent deliveries

Bill Friedrich has submitted photos of four recent deliveries to departments in Divisions 12, 13, and 19. It’s interesting to note that the first three of these new units are all painted black over red. Wheaton has had this color scheme for many years. St. Charles’ apparatus used to be white over lime green and they changed to black over red several years ago. Oak Brook Terrace has been white over red for many years, changing to black over red with this new engine.

Wheaton Fire Department Pierce Impel pumper PCU

Wheaton took delivery of this 2010 Pierce Impel PUC (sn 23210). Engine 431 has a 1,500-GPM pump and carries 750 gallons of water. Bill Friedrich photo

Oak Brook Terrace FPD Spartan Marion engine

The new engine in Oak Brook Terrace was built by Marion on a Spartan chassis with a Gladiator Classic MFDR cab. This has a 1,500-GPM pump with a 1,000-gallon water tank. It is the first rig in Oak Brook Terrace with a black cab roof, breaking tradition with the white roofs that they've had for many years. Bill Friedrich photo

More detail about the Spartan/Marion in Oak Brook Terrace

Oak Brook Terrace FPD Spartan Marion engine

The engineer's compartment is nicely designed for easy access to each item. Larry Shapiro photo

Oak Brook Terrace FPD Spartan Marion engine

The rear of Engine 311 shows a low hose bed design with NFPA mandated secure webbing. Larry Shapiro photo

Oak Brook Terrace FPD Spartan Marion engine

Another view of Engine 311 showing the rear and the officer's side with the hydraulic ladder rack. Larry Shapiro photo

Oak Brook Terrace FPD Spartan Marion engine

The curbside includes hydraulic tools for vehicle extrications. Larry Shapiro photo

St Charles Fire Department Pierce Arrow XT 100' quint

Truck 101 in St. Charles is running with this 2010 Pierce Arrow quint. It has a 1,500-GPM pump and a 500-gallon water tank. The 100' aerial is made of aluminum. Bill Friedrich photo

Manhattan FPD Spartan Gladiator Alexis engine

This is the new engine in Manhattan. It was built by Alexis on a Spartan chassis with a Gladiator Classic cab. Engine 1221 has a 1,500-GPM pump and a 750-gallon water tank. Bill Freidrich photo

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New rigs respond to help Central Stickney

Last night the Central Stickney Fire Protection District responded to a structure fire at Frankie and Johnnie’s Roadhouse located at 5009 S. Central Avenue. First arriving companies were met with heavy fire at the rear of the building and requested a box alarm for additional companies. A successful attack kept the bulk of the fire at the rear of the building and prevented it from extending to an exposure less than fifteen feet away.

Among the departments that responded were Roberts Park with their new Pierce Arrow XT aluminum ladder and Bedford Park with their new Pierce Impel pumper. Other units on the scene included engines from Summit, McCook, Lyons, and Bridgeview; squads from Burbank and Oak Lawn; trucks from Bedford Park and Stickney; medic units from Bedford Park and Summit.

Roberts Park Pierce Arrow XT aerial from Rescue Me

The 2008 Pierce Arrow XT rear mount aerial recently purchased by Roberts Park that was one of the units featured in the "Rescue Me" tv show. Larry Shapiro photo

Bedford Park Pierce Impel pumper

Bedford Park's 2010 Pierce Impel pumper on the scene at the Central Stickney box alarm on Central Avenue last night. Larry Shapiro photo

There is a small gallery with images from the scene including the apparatus HERE.

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Northwest Homer FPD is on the site

Karl Klotz provided images for the Northwest Homer FPD. They have two stations filled with Pierce apparatus, the newest of which was delivered this month.

Northwest Homer FPD Pierce Impel pumper

Northwest Homer moved from MABAS Division 19 to Division 15 at the beginning of the year. Their rigs rotate running positions and between the two stations which is why they do not have numbers on the doors. This department is made up of a combination of paid, contract, and part-time personnel.

Northwest Homer FPD Horton

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IAFC Fire Rescue International Trade Show Final Installment!

Chicago Fire Department Spartan Crimson aerial ladder

The first Spartan/Gladiator Crimson 103' rear mount aerial ladder. The assignment for this piece has not yet been released. Larry Shapiro

There have been several previous postings which referenced the IAFC Fire Rescue International Trade Show in Chicago several weeks ago. A gallery is available by scrolling to the bottom of the page HERE which fittingly shows many of the trucks as they were leaving McCormick Place and lining up to receive a few gallons of fuel so that they could make their way to a gas station. As with any trade show, the fuel is siphoned out of the tanks before they enter the convention center as a safety measure to reduce the hazards of fires and leaks.

Although the units featured in the gallery are a hodgepodge sampling of the display pieces, there are images of several local units which are better shots than what was available inside the convention center. These images include the Freightliner/Medtec MICU from Algonquin-Lake in the Hills, the Pierce Impel quint from the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in North Chicago, the Spartan/Super Vac (SVI) HDR from Cherry Valley, the Pierce Velocity PUC tower ladder from South Holland, the custom Sutphen SP112 industrial tower ladder for the Exxon Mobile Joliet Refinery and the Spartan/Crimson rear mount aerial ladder for Chicago.

South Holland Fire Department Pierce Velocity PUC tower ladder

South Holland's Pierce Velocity PUC tower ladder. Larry Shapiro photo

Exxon Mobil Joliet Refinery Sutphen tower ladder

The Sutphen SP112 tower ladder for the Exxon Mobil Refinery in Joliet. Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce Impel quint Great Lakes Naval Training Center

The Pierce Impel quint going to the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in North Chicago. Larry Shapiro photo

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New Pierce Delivery

The Northwest Homer Fire Protection District has taken delivery of a new Pierce Impel pumper. Carrying Pierce job #23201, the engine has a 1,500-GPM pump with a 750-gallon water tank.

Northwest Homer FPD Pierce Impel pumper

The new Pierce Impel pumper for Northwest Homer with new graphics. Pierce photo

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Many new area rigs at Fire Rescue International

There are many new pieces of apparatus for our area currently on display at the Fire Rescue International 2010 trade show at McCormick Place. Among them are:

  • Pierce – South Holland Velocity PUC 100′ PAP rear mount tower ladder; Great Lakes NTC Impel 75′ RM quint
  • Medtec – Algonquin Lake-in-the-Hills Type I Freightliner
  • Crimson – CFD Spartan pumper; CFD Spartan 103′ RM aerial ladder; Naperville Spartan pumper
  • Horton – Minooka Ford Type III MICU
  • US Tank – Pingree Grove FPD Kenworth tanker
  • Federal Signal – CFD Ford Expedition battalion chief unt
  • Ferrara – Algonquin Lake-in-the-Hills Inferno engine and RM Tower ladder
  • Sutphen – Exxon Mobil Joliet Refinery industrial mid-mount tower ladder quint
  • Super Vac (SVI Trucks) – Cherry Valley Spartan HDR
Chicago Fire Department Crimson ladder

The first Spartan Gladiator Crimson 103′ rear mount aerial ladder built for Chicago was displayed at the Fire Rescue International (FRI) 2010 trade show. Larry Shapiro photo

Algonquin Lake-in-the-Hills Medtec ambulance

This Freightliner/Medtec Type I ambulance for the Algonquin lake-in-the-Hills Fire Department was on display in the Pierce booth. There were a total of three units on the trade show floor for this department. Larry Shapiro photo

Algonquin Lake-in-the-Hills Ferrara engine

The smaller than normal pump enclosure and built-in cross lays on the new Ferrara engine for the Algonquin Lake-in-the-Hills Fire Department resembles a trend in apparatus design which was first introduced several years ago by Pierce. Larry Shapiro photo

Cherry Valley Fire Department Spartan SVI Super Vac heavy rescue

A Spartan Super Vac (SVI) heavy rescue for Cherry Valley with walk-around body, light tower, front bumper hydraulic rescue tools, air cascade system and an abundance of slide-out shelving and trays. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery showing several of these units can be seen on Larry Shapiro’s site HERE.

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New Schiller Park engine

Schiller Park (Division 20) received a new Impel engine from Pierce in March. From a distance, the Impel and the Velocity appear identical since they use the same cab, but the available features and trim are among items that represent the differences in cost between the two.

Schiller Park Pierce Impel engine

The new Pierce Impel 1,500/500/30A engine in Schiller Park. Larry Shapiro photo

Schiller Park Pierce Impel pumper low hosebed

Engine 455 features a low hose bed design which has become popular in recent years. This is similar to a design which has been used for many years in New York Cty. Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce pump panel

The pump panel for Engine 455 shows a foam system and color coded gauges. Larry Shapiro photo

Engine 455 spent time yesterday in Bensenville/Chicago while Schiller Park firefighters trained with Chicago and Bensenville firefighters in the buildings being torn down as part of the O’Hare Modernization Project. A large photo gallery plus a video segment of the training evolutions and the apparatus on-hand can be seen HERE.

Schiller Park Pierce Impel engine

The engine supplied hand lines for the training evolution. This was built in 2007 and used as a demonstrator for Pierce which explains the absence of chevron striping on the rear. Schiller Park received the unit in March of this year. Larry Shapiro photo

Schiller Park Pierce Impel engine

Schiller Park Engine 455 is a 2007 Pierce Impel, shown here training with firefighters from Chicago and Bensenville. Larry Shapiro photo

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New Pierce in Wheaton

Pierce has delivered an Impel PUC pumper to Wheaton. This is their second new rig in as many years. More detailed information will follow when it becomes available.

Wheaton FD Impel PUC pumper Pierce

The new Pierce Impel PUC pumper for Wheaton carries Pierce job #23210. Pierce photo

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