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Highland Park Fire Department history (more)

More from Larry Shapiro about the Highland Park Fire Department history of their truck company

Sutphen mid-mount aerial ladder truck

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Highland Park Fire Department history

From Larry Shapiro for #TBT

Highland Park Fire Department history

Highland Park Fire Department history

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Highland Park Fire Department history

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New home for former Elmhurst squad

From the Boone County Sheriff’s office:

On Thursday, November 18th, 2020, at 11:00 am, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office unveiled its new Emergency Management Agency’s ir Truck. The purchase was made possible when all fire departments in Boone County partnered with the Sheriff’s Office to share with the costs. These fire departments include Boone County Fire District #1 (Capron), Boone County Fire District #2 (Southern Boone County), North Boone Fire District #3 and the Belvidere Fire Department. All fire departments donated $15,000.00 in money and/or equipment for the new truck. General Mills, located in Belvidere, also graciously donated $5,000.00 toward the project.

The EMA Air Truck, an E-One heavy rescue truck, was purchased used and will be used  primarily to fill firefighter’s air tanks at fire scenes and air tanks at water rescues. The truck is staffed by EMA volunteers and will be used not only in Boone County, but wherever it is needed throughout the region. This replaces an aged air truck that had to be retired.

former Elmhurst fire truck now serving as the Boone County Sheriff's Office new Emergency Management Agency’s Air Truck

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E-ONE Sentry heavy rescue squad

Larry Shapiro photo

thanks Danny

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Working fire in Arlington Heights, 11-4-20

This from Larry Shapiro:

Arlington Heights firefighters responded to smoke in the building on Wednesday (11/4/20) at 2415 Kennicott DR. Units arrived and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4. They had fire in one, second floor unit that was extinguished in short order. There was some significant smoke throughout. Buffalo Grove firefighters went to the roof and made several ventilation holes. In addition to all Arlington Heights companies, mutual aid units included Buffalo Grove Quint 25, Rolling Meadows Quint 82, and Prospect Heights Battalion 9.

aftermath of small apartment fire

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As seen around … Ocala, FL

This from Larry Shapiro:

Here’s a unique truck for #TBT – an E-ONE Hurricane/Bronto Skylift F174 demo unit with dual front axles. I don’t know the disposition of this truck. I photographed it in 2005 at the E-ONE factory.

E-ONE Hurricane fire truck with dual front axles

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Working fire in Buffalo Grove, 10-31-20

This from Larry Shapiro:

Buffalo Grove police and firefighters were sent to 667 Bernard Drive Saturday afternoon (10/31/20) for a reported dryer fire. Arriving units had heavy smoke and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 Working Fire. The fire apparently originated in the dryer and extended outside of the appliance charging the entire split-level house with smoke. Buffalo Grove units on the scene were Engine 26, Engine 27, Quint 25, Squad 25, Ambulance 25, Ambulance 26, and Battalion 4. They were assisted by Long Grove Tanker 55 and Battalion 55; Arlington Heights Engine 4, Ambulance 4, and Battalion 1; Prospect Heights Engine 39; Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51; Palatine Engine 82; and the Buffalo Grove EMA Mobile Com Unit.

Decon procedures and COVID safety measures were abundant at the scene for firefighters and family members.

Firefighter on ground ladder vents window with smoke #EONE Strength

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Crestwood Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

For TBT- Crestwood Squad 2305, a 1982 Mack(MS) Mid-liner /1985 Phoenix 500/500 pumper/squad.  This one was to be built by Pierreville before they went under.
Mike Summa
Crestwood Fire Department history

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and a few more photos from our archives

Mack Midliner MS fire engine

Karl Klotz photo

Mack MS fire engine

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New tower ladder for Flossmoor (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Another shot of the new tower ladder for Flossmoor

2020 Rosenbauer Commander 75' mid-mount Cobra platform aerial

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As seen around … Surgoinsville, TN

From Danny Nelms:

Evan Wesley Davis photo

Former Wheaton FD Engine 404 has been running with the Surgoinsville, Tennessee FD as Engine 2102

 Evan Wesley Davis photo

former Wheaton FD fire engine in Tennessee

Evan Wesley Davis photo

former Wheaton FD fire engine

Andrew Messer Photo

Engine 2102 – 1992 Pierce Dash 1500/750/30A Job # E-7184
Formerly served Wheaton, IL as “Engine 401”

Andrew Messer Photo

1992 Pierce Dahs fire engine

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As seen around … Grissom Air Force Base in Peru, Indiana

old IHC Gerstenslager rescue squad

from Rich Rehner

thanks Danny

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