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FDIC 2013 wrap up

More image submissions of the Chicago area units that were on display at the 2013 FDIC in Indianapolis.

From Dylan Konchan:

Here are pictures from the FDIC of Alsip’s new light bar and Berwyn’s new ambulance

 

Wheeled Coach ambulance

Dylan Konchan photo

Wheeled Coach ambulance

Dylan Konchan photo

2013 FDIC display

Dylan Konchan photo

2013 FDIC display

Dylan Konchan photo

From Tyler Tobolt:

Berwyn’s new Wheeled Coach ambulance, Ambulance 906. Also Marseilles’ new Alexis Engine 531 , here are the specs for the engine¬†http://www.alexisfire.com/FireEquipment/NewDeliveries/Marseilles2162/index.html

and a few pictures of the engine

 

2013 FDIC exhibits

Tyler Tobolt photo

2013 FDIC exhibits

Tyler Tobolt photo

2013 FDIC exhibits

Tyler Tobolt photo

2013 FDIC exhibits

Tyler Tobolt photo

2013 FDIC exhibits

Tyler Tobolt photo

2013 FDIC exhibits

Tyler Tobolt photo

 

From Larry Shapiro:

view of the exhibits in the stadium

 

FDIC 2013 Lukas Oil stadium

2013 FDIC Stadium exhibits. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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Local apparatus at FDIC 2012

There were four area units on display this year in the FDIC Exhibits. New engines for Carol Stream, Fermilab, and Northlake were shown in separate booths and the MABAS 10 MVU was also in the exhibit hall.

Carol Stream Fire District Alexis Engine 29

A new engine for Carol Stream was shown in the Alexis booth. Larry Shapiro photo

Carol Stream Fire District Alexis Engine 29

Looking strikingly similar to a CFD engine, Carol Stream Engine 29 is on a Spartan chassis. Larry Shapiro photo

Fermilab Fire Department Engine 702 Spartan UST US Tank

Fermilab Engine 702 was in the UST Fire Apparatus booth (formerly US Tank, previously US Tanker). Larry Shapiro photo

Fermilab Fire Department engine 702 UST

A view of the rear chevron on Engine 702. Larry Shapiro photo

Fermilab Fire Department Engine 702 Spartan UST US Tank

The officer's side of Fermilab Engine 702 with painted roll-up doors. Larry Shapiro Photo

Northlake Fire Department Marion Spartan Engine 806

In the Marion booth a new engine for Northlake on a Spartan Metro Star chassis with the Evolution Series trim was on display. Larry Shapiro photo

Northlake Fire Department Marion Spartan Engine 806

The driver's side of Northlake Engine 806. Larry Shapiro photo

MABAS Division 10 MVU Mobile Ventilation Unit

The MABAS Division 10 MVU Mobile Ventilation Unit, housed in Lyons was also on display at the show. Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2012 Lukas Oil Dome Convention Center Exhibit Hall

The exhibits were in two separate building; the convention center and the sports arena. All but a select few fire apparatus manufacturers moved into the convention center as seen in this image of the sports arena. Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2011 Lukas Oil Dome Convention Center Exhibit Hall

This image of the sports arena from FDIC 2011 shows more fire apparatus in this venue. Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2010 Lukas Oil Dome Convention Center Exhibit Hall

In 2010, construction on the new convention center had not been completed, and there were many more fire trucks on display in the sports arena. Larry Shapiro photo

 

A bit of “retro” in the Pierce booth.

Most have probably seen the newest Pierce cab and chassis that was unveiled last year – the Dash CF. It featured a grille that matched the Velocity, the Impel, and the Arrow XT.

Pierce Dash CF at FDIC 2012

The Pierce Dash CF with a grille that matches the Velocity, Impel, and the Arrow XT. Larry Shapiro photo

As it turns out, the engine sits in the back of the cab and the grille is for aesthetics only. This year, Pierce displayed a 105′ rear-mount, PUC, quint on the Dash CF chassis without a grille. If one looks beyond the one-piece windshield and the cab-tilt cutouts, the unit has the appearance of an early Pierce Arrow or a Javelin.

Pierce Dash CF aerial at FDIC 2012

A 105' aerial mounted on a Dash CF chassis without the grille. The cab face has the appearance of an early Pierce Arrow and the short lived Javelin. Larry Shapiro phoo

 

 

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