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Chicago orders new squads (more)

This from Niko Stefani:

?2/14/17 Chicago (IL) Fire Department O’Hare International Airport Rescue Station 3. Squad Co. 7 transitions into new rigs. Special Ops Battalion Chief (5-1-5) was also at the house. Pictures of the new and old squad Co. 7 and 7A, Comm Van 273, and MVU 9-2-4. Enjoy!

Chicago FD Special Operations Battalion 5-1-5

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD MVU 9-2-4 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Comm Van 2-7-3 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago orders new squads (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Here’s some updated information on the new squads for Chicago.

After receiving the finished units from Rosenbauer America, it was determined that the ‘A’ units with the aerials needed some minor alterations to maximize the maneuverability of boom. As designed, these units had two storage compartments accessible from the top on either side of the body. The rear compartments on each side constrained some of the boom movement. Subsequently, the units have been at Chicago Fleet Services undergoing modifications. The work has been completed on Squad 2A and Squad 7A. Both companies are scheduled to take possession of their new apparatus Tuesday, February 14th. The work is still in process for Squad 1A and Squad 5A.

The personnel at Chicago Fleet Services did a terrific job removing the existing material and fabricating a diamond plate cutout for the boom to swing.

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