Posts Tagged Karl Klotz

New engine for the Momence FPD (more)

From the Momence Fire Protection District Facebook page:

Introducing the new Momence Engine 92!

The Momence Fire Protection District took delivery of the most recent addition to our fleet on March 5, 2019. After extensive driver and pump training over the course of the past month, we are proud to announce that Engine 92 will officially be placed in-service as of today.(3/30/19)

Built by Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Engine 92 includes some of the best features of our previous units along with a more modern design and increased safety features so that we can best serve the people of Momence and the surrounding communities. Among these key features are:

– 2,000-GPM Hale Q-max pump
-1,000-gallon tank
-Smart Power hydraulic generators with hydraulic rescue tool power unit
-Bumper mounting for our HURST extrication equipment
-Will-Burt Company light tower
-IMMI SmartDock SCBA brackets

In addition to all of this, the Momence Firefighter’s Association contributed $34,000 to the upgrade of this apparatus in order to furnish it with roll-out/tip-down cabinetry and Performance Advantage Company mounting equipment. This improvement increases the efficiency of our firefighters on scene, decreases the likelihood of workplace injuries resulting from unsafe mounting practices, and provides cabinet modularity for an apparatus that is likely to serve our residents for more than two decades. This functional upgrade brings our apparatus up to the industry standard of safety, and it wouldn’t have been possible without generous donations to the Momence Firefighter’s Association.

New Engine 92 will be replacing a 1995 E-One Sentry with a 1,250-GPM pump/1,000-gallon tank, and a 1989 GMC rescue apparatus that collectively served the residents of the Momence Fire Protection District for 54 years.

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Ferrara Cinder MVP rescue pumper for the Momence FPD

Momence FPD photo

Ferrara Cinder MVP rescue pumper for the Momence FPD

Momence FPD photo

Ferrara Cinder MVP rescue pumper for the Momence FPD

Momence FPD photo

Ferrara Cinder MVP rescue pumper for the Momence FPD

Momence FPD photo

Ferrara Cinder MVP rescue pumper for the Momence FPD

Momence FPD photo

1995 E-ONE Sentry fire engine

Karl Klotz photo

1989 GMC/E-ONE rescue squad

Karl Klotz photo

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Fire service loses a good friend, George Reichhardt

George ReichardtGeorge C. Reichhardt,

It is with great sadness that we mention the loss of a friend. George Reichhardt served with the East Joliet Fire Protection District, retired as a captain with the Fermilab Fire Department, and was a lifelong fire service enthusiast. George spent many years documenting new and old apparatus from area fire departments with other photographers.

George C. Reichhardt 77, of Joliet, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Glendale Heights. George was born in Joliet to the late Charles F. and Catherine M. (nee Briski) Reichhardt. Survived by his daughter Julie K. Reichhardt; a brother Donald J. (Barbara) Reichhardt and a sister Katherine Sheck; he is also survived by step-children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many beloved friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter Christina A. Bourg. George was a founding member of Fire Buffs of Illinois, he was a member of HOIFEC (Heart of Illinois Fire Enthusiasts and Collectors), SPAAMFAA (Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America), International Fire Photographers Association, Reichhardt Raiders, and Blitz Brothers. He was employed as a firefighter at the Army Ammunition Plant, East Joliet Fire Protection District, Fermilab, and Rockdale Fire Protection District. He was also a FAE Instructor and MABAS 15 Fire Photographer. His hobbies included photographing fire trucks, fires, trains, towboats, collecting fire memorabilia, and he really enjoyed riding Chicago Squad 3 in the early days. His publications include: Fire Apparatus Photo Album of the Ford Tilt Cabs – The Visiting Fireman, 1985 (Editor) and Darley Fire Apparatus – The Visiting Fireman, 1987 (Editor). George also received numerous awards and certificates throughout his career. The family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel 102 E. Frances Rd, New Lenox on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 2:00pm until time of services at 8:00pm. A fire department walk through will begin at 7PM.

 

Funeral arrangements for George Reichhardt

George Reichhardt Bell Ceremony

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As seen around … MABAS Division 19

This from Karl Klotz:

Here are a few MABAS Division 19 rigs I was able to shoot this past week.

Frankfort FPD, Squad Co. 71
Lockport FPD, Engine Co 1 & 5
Orland FPD, Engine Co. 5
Frankfort FPD Squad 71

Frankfort FPD Squad 71. Karl Klotz photo

Lockport FPD Engine 1

Lockport FPD Engine 1. Karl Klotz photo

Lockport FPD Engine 5

Lockport FPD Engine 5. Karl Klotz photo

Orland FPD Engine 5

Orland FPD Engine 5. Karl Klotz photo

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As seen around … Fire Service, Inc.

This from Karl Klotz:

Here are some (cell phone) photos from the Fire Service Inc. open house on a cloudy September 9th in St. John Indiana.

Homer Twp will be taking delivery soon of the new Engine 32. University Park will be taking delivery of the new E-ONE engine with a 2nd E-ONE engine still in production. There were a few other demo rigs on display as well as the old Lincolnwood Truck 15
Demo E-ONE fire truck

Karl Klotz photo

old Chicago Pierce ladder truck

Karl Klotz photo

Former Lincolnwood FD fire truck

Karl Klotz photo

New fire engine for the University Park FD

Karl Klotz photo

New fire engine for the University Park FD

Karl Klotz photo

used fire trucks

Karl Klotz photo

new fire engine for the Hoemr Twp FPD

Karl Klotz photo

new fire engine for the Hoemr Twp FPD

Karl Klotz photo

new fire engine for the Hoemr Twp FPD

Karl Klotz photo

Demo E-ONE fire truck

Karl Klotz photo

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New engine for Peotone

This from Karl Klotz:

Peotone put the new Engine 14 in service on 8-22-16.

It is a 2015 Smeal/UST 1,500-GPM and carries 2,500 gallons of water.  This engine replaces the 1995 Pierce Saber and the 1988 Mack/SPI tanker.
Peotone FPD Engine 14

Peotone FPD Engine 14, 2015 Spartan/Smeal/UST 1500/2500. Karl Klotz photo

Peotone FPD Engine 14

Former Peotone FPD Engine 14, a 1995 Pierce Saber. Karl Klotz photo

Peotone FD Tanker 14 1988 R-Model Mack/SPI

Peotone Tanker 14, a 1988 Mack R-Model/SPI has been replaced. Karl Klotz photo

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Northfield Fire Department update

This from Larry Shapiro:

I stopped by the Northfield fire station and saw that they’ve changed Engine 29 to match the new Squad 29, with a black roof and new graphics. I’ve included photos of the previous graphics and the original delivery graphics.

Northfield Fire Rescue Engine 29

Larry Shapiro

Northfield Fire Rescue Engine 29

Larry Shapiro

Northfield Fire Rescue Engine 29

Karl Klotz photo

Northfield Fire Rescue Engine 29

Larry Shapiro

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Oak Lawn Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
Here is a photo of an early Oak Lawn truck.  Again, I’m sorry that I have no specs on it.  I know that it’s on a Pierce Arrow chassis.  If anybody knows anything more about it, please feel free to advise.  Thank you, hope you enjoy.
Mike S.
Oak Lawn FD history

Oak Lawn Engine 24. Mike Summa photo

Here are a few more hosts from the chicagoareafire.com database … with differing specs

Oak Lawn FD history

Oak Lawn Engine 24 – 1988 Spartan Monarch/Pierce 1250/300 55′ quint. Larry Shapiro photo

Oak Lawn FD history

Oak Lawn Engine 24 – 1988 Spartan/Pierce 1250/400 75′ quint. Karl Klotz photo

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As seen around … Frankfort

This from Karl Klotz:

Here is Frankfort’s Engine Co. 74

Frankfort FPD Engine 74

FRANKFORT E74-2014 PIERCE ARROW XT 1500/1000/25F Karl Klotz photo

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Working fire in Tinley Park, 9-4-14

This from Karl Klotz:

9/4/14

Tinley Park Working fire on 174th Street.

Engine Co. 203 was the first arriving engine reporting a working fire in a single-family home.  The main fire was in the first floor and extended to the second floor.

Companies on scene:

TPFD: E201, E201, E203, T204, BC201, Orland T7, Mokena E93

 

heavy smoke engulfs house

Heavy smoke conditions on arrival. Karl Klotz photo

firemen entering house with hose line and heavy smoke

Crews making entry with the 2nd line. Karl Klotz photo

thick smoke engulfs firemen and fire truck

Tinley Park Truck Co 204 was the first arriving truck. Karl Klotz photo

firemen cut roof to ventilate fire

Orland truck company opening the roof. Karl Klotz photo

firemen enter house through thick smoke

Front of the house. Karl Klotz photo

fireman on roof with flames

Fire venting from the 2nd floor. Karl Klotz photo

fireman on roof with flames

Fire venting from the 2nd floor area. Karl Klotz photo

fireman cuts garage door with saw

Mokena Engine Co 93 opening up the garage door. Karl Klotz photo

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Highwood Fire Department apparatus updates

Updated images from Karl Klotz of the current Highwood Fire Department apparatus including new striping.

Smeal fire truck

Highwood Truck 37 with new striping after having some body work done. Karl Klotz photo

fire department decal

New decal for Truck 37.

Highwood Fire Department

Highwood Battalion 37 is a 1999 Chevy Tahoe (X-Northbrook FD). Karl Klotz photo

Highwood Fire Department Engine 37

Highwood Engine 37 is a 1987 Pierce Lance 1250/500 (X-Northfield Squad 29). Karl Klotz photo

Highwood FD ambulance

Highwood Ambulance 37 with new striping. Karl Klotz photo

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