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Lake Forest Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Shortly after his election to the Lake Forest City Council last year, Ald. Ara Goshgarian noticed the Lake Forest Fire Department’s small patrol boat. He was concerned about its usefulness during a water emergency. Soon, an ad hoc committee was formed including representatives of The Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Foundation and city officials. The group studied both the type of boat needed and how to raise the requisite funds privately. That goal was reached and last month the council voted unanimously to accept a 2020 Boston Whaler 280 rescue boat valued at roughly $200,000 as a donation from the Foundation.

Over the past five years, the Lake Forest Fire Department has responded to 95 incidents in the water, including a run away jet ski, a missing kayaker and even the discovery of an alligator in Waukegan Harbor, according to Fire Chief Peter Siebert.

The new boat spans 28 feet and is believed to be unsinkable. It features modern equipment designed to handle inclement weather, with a flat surface that can be used to administer aid after a person is rescued. Other features include lights, sirens, and scuba tank storage. The boat will be stationed at the Lake Forest boat basin and may also be used for Foundation programming.

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New engine for Lake Forest (more)

From the Lake Forest Fire Department Facebook page:

We are excited to announce that we recently took delivery of our new custom engine built by Marion Body Works – Fire & Emergency. Stay tuned for more pictures and announcements as we continue to prep for Engine 421 (214) to be put into service. 

Spartan/marion Body Works fire engine

Marion Body Works photo

Spartan fire engine at fire station

Lake Forest FD photo

Firefighters examine new fire truck

Lake Forest FD photo

Spartan fire truck chassis

Lake Forest FD photo

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New engine for Lake Forest (more)

From the Marion Body Works Facebook page:

Final Inspection for Lake Forest Fire Department

Spartan/Marion Body Works fire engine

Marion Body Works photo

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Lake Forest tower ladder sold

Found at govdeals.ca:

Auction Closed

1991 Pierce Lance 100′ Aerial Platform

Sold Amount: $32,500.00

Buyer’s Premium (12.50%): $4,062.50

Total Price: $36,562.50

“Sale Price is Subject to City Council Approval on 11/4/19” 1991 Pierce Lance 100′ Aerial Platform with 34,551 miles, 4253 engine hours, 1376 aerial hours and 484 pump hours. Detroit 8V92TA diesel motor with Allison HT740 transmission (2008). Truck runs well and has been maintained by our fleet department on a maintenance schedule for both engine and pump. Truck is equipped with a Onan 7.5 RV Diesel Generator, 1500 GPM 2 stage Waterous Pump, 200 gallon water tank. It can accommodate 2 crosslays and 500 feet of 4 inch supply hose. Can carry two 16′ roof ladders, a 24′ and 35′ extension ladders. Has seating for six with five SCBA seats. Vehicle specs 47’ Long, 11’-8”’ High, 72,000 lbs,

1991 Pierce Lance tower ladder for sale

Lake Forest FD photo

 

thanks Ron

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New engine for Lake Forest (more)

From the Marion Body Works Facebook page:

The final inspection is coming up for this awesome pumper headed to Lake Forest, Il. #marion #customizedtodrivegreatness

Lake Forest FD fire engine

Marion Body Works photo

thanks Ron

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New engine for Lake Forest (more)

From the Marion Body Works Fire & Emergency Facebook page:

City of Lake Forest Fire Department is in Marion for their in-process inspection.

Lake Forest FD personal inspecting new fire engin

Marion Body Works photo

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House fire in Lake Forest, 5-31-19

This from Max Weingardt:

Friday morning’s Code 4 in Lake Forest at 182 Linden Ave

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51 at night

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aftermath of house fire

Max Weingardt photo

Lake Forest fire engine at night

Max Weingardt photo

Lake Forest FD command post

Max Weingardt photo

HME/Metz tower ladder

Max Weingardt photo

Lake Forest FD fire engines at night

Max Weingardt photo

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Area apparatus orders

From Fire Apparatus Magazine:

Illinois Fire Service Institute, Champaign – Pierce Enforcer pumper 1,500/500.  Delivery in September.

Geneva Fire Department – Pierce Enforcer PUC pumper 1,500/750. Delivery in September.

Lake Forest Fire Department  – Spartan Gladiator/Marion pumper 1,500/850/30. Delivery in November.

Lake Zurich Fire Department – Pierce Saber pumper 1,500/750. Delivery in September.

Mount Prospect Fire Department Pierce Dash CF PUC pumper 1,500/750-gallon tank. Delivery in September.

St. Charles Fire Department – Pierce Dash CF PUC pumper 1,500/750. Delivery in September.

Springfield Fire Department  – Two Pierce Enforcer pumpers 1,500/750. Delivery in September.

thanks Ron

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New home for Knollwood FD engine

Former Knollwood FD Engine 44 along with Truck 44 went to the Lake Forest Fire Department after Knollwood was shut down.

Engine 44 is now a Lake Forest engine going into service this month with new graphics.

Lake Forest FD Engine 422

Larry Shapiro photo

Knollwood FD Engine 44

Larry Shapiro photo

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New engine for Lake Forest

engineering drawing of a new fire engine for the Lake Forest Fire Department to be built by Marion Body Works

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