Posts Tagged Manhattan Fire Protection District

Manhattan FPD fire tender for sale

Manhattan, Illinois

2001 INTERNATIONAL PIERCE TANKER #716207

**Available September 2021**

31,657 miles

2 man cab

Air conditioning

Cummins ISM 400HP Engine

2,048 engine hours

Allison Transmission

1250 GPM Waterous Pump (current pump test)

5” Right discharge

3000 Gallon Poly tank with Stainless wrap

(1)  4” Tank fill

10” Swivel tank dump valve

Zico electric Porta-tank storage rack

New frame rails and brakes

2001 IHC/Pierce 3000 gallon tanker for sale

2001 IHC/Pierce 3000 gallon tanker for sale

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Manhattan FPD fire engine for sale

X-Manhattan, Illinois 
 

2010 Spartan/ALEXIS PUMPER RESCUE #716208

**Available September 2021**

79,290 miles

Spartan Gladiator LFD

4 man cab 3 SCBA seats

Air Conditioning

2 EMS cabinets on rear wall

Cummins ISL 425HP engine

Allison 3000 EVS transmission

Waterous 1500 GPM Pump (current pump test)

Akron deck gun

750 Gallon Poly tank

Hydraulic ladder storage rack

2010 Spartan Gladiator/Alexis Fire engine for sale

Manhattan FPD fire engine for sale

 
thanks Dennis

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As seen around … Manhattan

This from Eric Haak:

I took advantage of a slow Saturday (6/17) to go see some rigs that I do not normally get an opportunity to see. Far south suburban Manhattan Fire Protection District was training in a fairly large late-1800’s farm house which is currently owned by the park district. Once the training was over, the old house was burned to the ground. It was kind of an interesting setup as there was a historic round barn which needed to be protected so they had Peotone’s Truck 14 set up and ready just in case of an emergency.

old museum burns to the ground

Eric Haak photo

building fully engulfed in flames

Eric Haak photo

Peotone FPD fire truck

Eric Haak photo

Peotone FPD fire truck

Eric Haak photo

fire trucks at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

Frankfort FPD fire truck

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Manhattan FPD fire engine

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Manhattan FPD does not ask for donations by phone

The Southtown Star has an article warning about a false campaign for donations on behalf of the Manhattan FPD.

A possible scam artist soliciting donations to benefit Manhattan firefighters called the wrong person — a captain with that fire district. Now, fire officials want area residents to know they are not soliciting donations by telephone and people who get solicitation calls should be wary of the pitch.

A woman who identified herself as “Cindy” called Manhattan Fire Protection District Capt. Gerald Kinsella and asked him to donate to the Manhattan Firefighters Association. Knowing that the department was not doing any telemarketing for donations, Kinsella strung her along for more information.

She asked for a “red” $100 donation, “white” $50 donation or “blue” $35 donation, whatever he was “comfortable” with. When he asked her to send him information, she got crafty.

“She said she would send it but would really like a dollar amount since they’d be sending a receipt,” Kinsella wrote in an email to Chief Dan Forsythe explaining the call. “Due to the fact that it is ‘tax deductible’ they cannot ‘legally’ send it without an amount.”

By dialing any number with the local 478 prefix, a caller could possibly reach someone served by the fire district who might be duped into contributing.

The fire district’s public education coordinator, Dawn Cupples, said the district never solicits money by phone. It mails out an annual fundraiser letter, which will be going out next month with tickets for a summer bash scheduled for July 19. Residents who buy tickets are asked to mail checks to the fire station. No one ever calls on the phone to collect, Cupples said.

“We are trying to let residents know what we actually do, vs. these people who are using our name,” she said.

The woman who identified herself as “Cindy” told Kinsella she actually was collecting for the firefighters through a Joliet-based fundraising organization. But the vice president of the organization that “Cindy” named told the SouthtownStar it works primarily with churches and schools, does not do phone solicitations and is not calling anyone asking for donations for Manhattan firefighters.

Cupples said residents should never give money to anyone soliciting donations by phone for the Manhattan Firefighters Association.

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Manhattan to add on to firehouse

The Southtown Star has an article about a planned addition to the fire station in Manhattan:

The Manhattan Village Board has approved a site plan for a $2.4 million addition to Fire Station 1 that will not be financed with public money, Fire Chief Dan Forsythe said. Forsythe told the board this past week that the Manhattan Fire Protection District has accumulated $1 million since 1996 from building impact fees and another $500,000 from ambulance fees. The remaining $900,000 will come from a 10-year loan at about 3.5 percent interest that will have a payment of about $120,000 a year, he said.

The fire district considered other options, including renting space or buying land and building a new station.  Forsythe said the addition is the best option at a reasonable cost.

The site plan includes a brick facade, a new monument sign and extending and paving the parking lot. The village board’s approval is subject to final engineering approval. Forsythe said he expects construction to start June 1 and take six to eight months.

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Will County dispatch changes

This from Bill Friedrich:

On or about April 15th, the five fire districts being dispatched by the Lincoln-Way Public Safety Communications Center will be changing their apparatus numbers. This will affect their radio call signs as well. The apparatus number will match the station number as follows:

  • Apparatus out of East Joliet Station number 1 will carry the designation of East Joliet Station #53
  • Apparatus out of East Joliet Station number 2 will carry the designation of East Joliet Station #52
  • Apparatus out of East Joliet Station number 3 will carry the designation of East Joliet Station #51
  • Apparatus out of New Lenox Station number 1 will carry the designation of  New Lenox Station #61
  • Apparatus out of New Lenox Station number 2 will carry the designation of  New Lenox Station #62
  • Apparatus out of New Lenox Station number 3 will carry the designation of  New Lenox Station #63
  • Apparatus out of New Lenox Station number 4 will carry the designation of New Lenox Station #64
  • Apparatus out of Frankfort Station number 1 will carry the designation of  Frankfort Station #71
  • Apparatus out of Frankfort Station number 2 will carry the designation of  Frankfort Station #72
  • Apparatus out of Frankfort Station number 3 will carry the designation of  Frankfort Station #73
  • Apparatus out of Frankfort Station number 4 will carry the designation of  Frankfort Station #74
  • Apparatus out of Frankfort Station number 5 will carry the designation of  Frankfort Station #75
  • Apparatus out of Manhattan Station number 1 will carry the designation of  Manhattan Station #81
  • Apparatus out of Manhattan Station number 2 will carry the designation of  Manhattan Station #82
  • Apparatus out of Manhattan Station number 1 will carry the designation of Manhattan Station #83
  • Apparatus out of Mokena Station number 1 will carry the designation of Mokena Station #91
  • Apparatus out of Mokena Station number 2 will carry the designation of Mokena Station #92
  • Apparatus out of Mokena Station number 3 will carry the designation of Mokena Station #93

The way this will work is an engine responding from Station #81 will have a radio call sign of Manhattan Engine 81. An ambulance responding from Station #93 will have a radio call sign of Mokena Ambulance 93. A chief responding from Station #71 will have a radio call sign of Frankfort Chief 71.

The new numbering system and radio call sign change will be for all responses, including all mutual aid responses. If you are in Will County, you will not have to change any of your recommends, since these changes are made in the county CAD and will reflect in your recommends as well.


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Apparatus updates to the site

Many updates have been coming in for the site and as time permits they are added to the department pages. The following units have been added or updated:

  • Berwyn Car 900 and Utility 912 (Bill Friedrich)
  • Flossmoor Squad 1320 (Matt Schumann)
  • Glenside Ambulance has been added (Bill Friedrich)
  • Frankfort Ambulance 715, Rehab 776, Dive Rescue Squad 3 (Karl Klotz)
  • Frankfort Engine 741, Engine 751, Ambulance 4 (Matt Schumann)
  • Manhattan Tanker 1227 at Station 2 (Matt Schumann)
  • Norwood Park Car 111 (Drew Gresik)
  • Oak Lawn Medic 1, Service 20, Service 22 and Squad 1 (Engine 5) have been added (Mat Schumann)
  • North Palos FPD Ambulance 812 was added at Station 2
  • North Palos FPD Engine 823 was added at Station 3

Dennis McGuire, Jr. also submitted an image of North Palos FPD Ambulance 842 (now retired) that was formerly Worth Ambulance 6712.

North Palos FPD Ambulance 842

North Palos Ambulance 842 was a 1999 IHC 4700/Road Rescue that was formerly Worth Ambulance 6712. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Worth Fire Department

Worth Ambulance 6712, a 1999 IHC 4700/Road Rescue Type I is no longer part of the fleet. Bill Friedrich photo

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Manhattan new tanker

This from Matt Schumann:

Manhattan – new unit at Sta. 2, Mounting of foam tank from a foam trailer used by the BP tank farm in Manhattan on the chassis of the former 1986 Chevy/Monroe tanker.  The Monroe tanker is no longer in use.

Manhattan FPD tanker 1227

Manhattan FPD is now running this Tanker 1227 with a 1,600-gallon tank from BP. The 1986 Chevy 70 Kodiak chassis previously had a 2,000-gallon tank built by Monroe Body. Matt Schumann photo

Manhattan FPD Tanker 1227

 

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Area apparatus at Alexis

Martin Nowak noticed work on the following area apparatus in-progress at Alexis

  • Carol Stream; new engine listed as CrlStrm
Carol Stream FPD Spartan Alexis engine

A new engine being built by Alexis for Carol Stream on a Spartan chassis. Alexis photo

  • Manhattan FPD; engine refurb listed as Manhtn
Manhattan FPD engine at Alexis

Manhattan FPD Engine 1211, a 1993 Pierce Dash being upgraded at Alexis. Alexis photo

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Frankfort house fire 11-22-11

Karl Klotz took in a fire this afternoon in Frankfort. He reports the following:

Frankfort full-still 11/22/2011: 20111 Rosewood Drive. Frankfort Truck Co. 2 arrived to find this two-story, frame dwelling well involved in the front portion.  The fire appeared to have started in the garage area of the dwelling.  Crews made an aggressive defensive attack before making entry into the dwelling.  No injuries were reported, but several cats were rescued from the fire. Companies from Frankfort, Matteson and Manhattan responded to the scene.
Frankfort house fire 11-22-21

The front of the house after the fire has been knocked down. Karl Klotz photo

Frankfort house fire 11-22-21

Frankfort Tower 5 ventilating the rear of the house. Karl Klotz photo

Frankfort house fire 11-22-21

Firefighters work on extinguishing hot spots. Karl Klotz photo

Frankfort house fire 11-22-21

First due company, Frankfort Truck 2 in front of the building. Karl Klotz photo

Frankfort house fire 11-22-21

Firefighters from Frankfort Engine Co. 1 working on cooling some hot spots. Karl Klotz photo

Frankfort house fire 11-22-11

Firefighter from Frankfort Engine Co.3 removes one of the family cats from the house (which later escaped from the cage and ran away before being re-captured). Karl Klotz photo

Frankfort house fire 11-22-11

Firefighters from Frankfort Engine Co. 1 extinguishing fires in the garage area of the house. Karl Klotz photo

Frankfort house fire 11-22-11

A look down from inside the 2nd floor bedroom to the garage area. Karl Klotz photo

Frankfort house fire 11-22-11

A firefighter from Matteson Engine Co. 6 making a removal of another cat. Karl Klotz photo

Frankfort house fire 11-22-11

And one more cat making it safely outside with the help of a Frankfort firefighter. Karl Klotz photo

An extensive gallery with more images can be found HERE.

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