Posts Tagged Larry Shapiro

New home for Cicero FD tower ladder

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr:

Found on Facebook 

X-Cicero, Illinois 
former Cicero IL FD tower ladder

Patrick Shoop photo

2006 E-ONE Cyclone 95' tower ladder

Larry Shapiro photo

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-143-20

Chicago firefighters battled a 2-11 Alarm fire on Sunday at 4501 W. Addison Street at a commercial laundry.

From CFD Media on Twitter:

2-11 alarm 4502 W Addison CDD starting defensive operations. No injuries

fire scene in Chicago

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fire scene in Chicago

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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And some late photos from Larry Shapiro:

Chicago FD Squad 2A

Larry Shapiro photo

Seagrave ladder truck in Chicago

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters venting a roof

Larry Shapiro photo

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9/11 Anniversary

This from Larry Shapiro:

#9/11memorial

Larry Shapiro photo

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Wood Dale Fire Protection District history

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr:

Found this on Facebook. X-WoodDale, Illinois 

New Market VFD Tele-Squrt

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1991 Pierce Lance 50' Tele-Squrt

Larry Shapiro photo

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Box Alarm fire in Winnetka, 9-2-20 (final)

a few more images from the Box Alarm fire in Winnetka, 9-2-20 (more)

attic fire through the roof

Larry Shapiro photo

Spartan Gladiator classic

Larry Shapiro photo

E-ONE Typhoon fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

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New home for New Lenox Snorkel

Excerpts from Haixusa.com:

No matter where it is, this old snorkel fire truck is always a big attraction. The U.S. truck drove numerous missions for the New Lenox Fire Protection District, southwest of Chicago, for 45 years.

US Snorkel is part of collection in Germany

Haix USA photo

In 2016, former HAIX® CEO Ewald Haimerl purchased the New Lenox Snorkel and it had quite the journey from the U.S. to Germany. First, the it traveled 1200 miles from Illinois to the Port of Charleston, South Carolina. Due to its size and low gas mileage, the 31-gallon engine had to make multiple stops for fuel during the trip through the Appalachian Mountains. There were also several police checks along the way and not just because it was traveling slower than normal traffic, but also because of the sheer magnitude of the truck. Once it reached Charleston, the truck was transported by ship across the Atlantic to Bremerhaven, Germany where it was stuck in customs for a week before it made the 7-hour trek to its final home at the HAIX® headquarters in Mainburg. Extensive restoration work was done on the vehicle to make it fully functional today.

The most eye-catching model in his collection is a GMC pumper, built in 1942, and originally commissioned on a U.S. airbase in Sweden. The vehicle is the oldest in the HAIX® Oldtimer Fleet. The pumper was in use on a U.S. Air Base in the north of Sweden for over 30 years. After a long break at a used car dealer, HAIX® breathed new life into this convertible truck. With the top open, it is the star of photo shoots at trade shows and other HAIX® events.

The Ford TK, which was built in 1949, has been part of the HAIX Oldtimer Fleet since the end of 2018. Before that, it was used as a promotional vehicle for an insurance company in Georgia. However, most of the passengers are carried by the Opel Blitz, built in 1965. There is space for eleven people in the small light fire engine LLF, including the driver.

In addition to the four fire engines, the HAIX old-timer fleet also includes two police vehicles which are considered “Young Timers” due to when they were manufactured. These include a Chevrolet Impala 300 SS police car from 1995 and a 1993 Harley Davidson police motorcycle, which also had an impressive journey to Germany.

Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) originally took possession of the Chevrolet and initially used it as a backup patrol car before it was taken out of service. It was then chauffeured to the Swiss honorary consul in Zurich. Later, it came to the U.S. consulate in Munich under private ownership, until it finally found its way to HAIX® in Mainburg. The comfort of the old vehicle and the sirens are always a big hit at area events.

HAIX® continues to preserve the history of vintage and classic fire trucks and police vehicles and hopes to add to this fleet in the future!

Former New Lenox FPD Snorkel

from Chicagoareafire.com

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Box Alarm fire in Mundelein, 9-2-20 (more)

More photos and audio from the Box Alarm fire in Mundelein, 9-2-20

Pierce Impel quint at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

aftermath of a fire in a strip mall

Larry Shapiro photo

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Box Alarm fire in Winnetka, 9-2-20 (more)

brief video from Tom Whittaker from behind the house on Pine Street

More photos from the Box Alarm fire in Winnetka, 9-2-20

Winnetka Firefighter and fire truck

Larry Shapiro photo

flames burn through roof of a house on fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighter pulls additional hose line at house fire

Larry Shapiro photo

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Box Alarm fire in Winnetka, 9-2-20

Winnetka police officers and firefighters were dispatched for a reported house fire before 1PM on Wednesday (9/2/20) at 614 Pine Lane. Battalion 28 was first on the scene to the small, dead-end street, and reported flames showing from the C-Sector. The alarm was upgraded to a working fire for additional resources. The narrow, one lane street did not allow much space for apparatus. Glencoe Engine 30 stretched 400′ of 5″ to a hydrant on the cross street and then supplied Winnetka Engine 28 through another 400′ that they dropped. Several lines were stretched into the house as companies attacked heavy fire in the attic. Additional lines were positioned around the exterior of the building as well.

The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm at roughly the 20-minute mark. The fire vented through the roof in at least three areas. In addition to the interior lines, a cellar nozzle was inserted from the roof into one of the openings and then reapplied into a second area. The fire was brought under control without extending much beyond the attic spaces. Two additional engines were requested later for additional manpower.

Companies at the scene included engines from Winnetka, Glencoe, Wilmette, Northfield, Evanston, Highland Park, Lincolnwood, Deerfield, and Wheeling. Trucks responded from Winnetka, Glenview, and Skokie. Additional units were Morton Grove Squad 4, Northbrook Ambulance 11, and Wilmette Ambulance 27. One firefighter on the scene was evaluated by Ambulance 11’s crew. Chief officers from Winnetka, Wilmette, Northbrook, and Northfield were at the fire.

Housed on the property is the Indonesian Consulate General’s residence.

 

smoke pours from vent hole cut in roof

Larry Shapiro photo

smoke pours from vent hole cut in roof

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters pull hose to battle a house fire

Larry Shapiro photo

chief fire officer in front of a house on fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters on the roof of a house use a cellar nozzle to douse flames in the atti

Larry Shapiro photo

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Working fire in Buffalo Grove, 8-29-20

Buffalo Grove firefighters made quick work of a fire on a third floor balcony at 1541 Johnson Drive Saturday (8/29/20). Firefighters found the fire on the front edge of the balcony farthest from the building. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for additional resources to assist with smoke and searches of the twelve-unit, three-story building.

Companies at the scene included Buffalo Grove Quint 25, Engine 26, Engine 27, Ambulance 26, Battalion 4, and chief officers, plus Long Grove Squad 55, Prospect Heights Engine 39, Wheeling Truck 24, Northbrook Tower 12, Deerfield-Bannockburn Engine 20, Arlington Heights Engine 4, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Battalion 51 and Squad 51, plus ambulances from Barrington and Hoffman Estates.

E-ONE ladder at building fire

Larry Shapiro photo

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