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New engine for Palatine

From the Pierce Flickr page:

Pierce Villiage of Palatine, IL 32677

Palatine FD Engine 84

Pierce Enforcer engine for Palatine. Pierce composite

thanks Daniel, Ron and Tom

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Palatine Fire Department news

Excerpts from the Journal-Topics.com:

The Palatine Fire Department will get a new engine, command vehicle, and diving equipment after the Palatine Village Council unanimously approved the three purchases during Monday’s (April 2) council meeting.

Station 84 currently has a 2006 engine and a 2000 reserve engine. The department wants to buy a new one and move the 2006 engine into reserve service. Three companies submitted bids. While E-One submitted the lowest bid, their proposal didn’t meet several technical specifications the village asked for and the department recommended giving the contract to Pierce, the second-lowest bidder. At $606,125, the fire department will still spend less than the $644,000 the village budgeted for the purchase.

The cost of buying the new command car and making necessary modifications would add up to exactly what the village was planning to spend: $60,000.

The council also agreed to buy a service supply system for the fire department’s rescue divers. The system takes the air from the surface and supplies it to a diver through a long hose. While the divers aren’t usually expected to spend more than 10-15 minutes under water, having unlimited supply comes in handy if they get tangled up under the surface. And, if the hose fails, the divers can fall back on an emergency air tank that has 15 minutes of air. The new system will be able to accommodate six divers in total.

thanks Ron

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New area apparatus orders

This from Josh Boyajian:

East Dundee – Ordered a Spartan Metro Star pumper 1500/500 from Alexis

Pingree Grove & Countryside – A 2015 Ferrara rescue pumper on a Cinder cab & chassis 1500/750

Huntley FPD – A 2015 Pierce Enforcer pumper 1500/750

Itasca FPD – A 2015 Pierce Velocity pumper 1500/750

Palatine – A 2015 Ferrara  rescue pumper on an Igniter cab & chassis 1500/750

Rockford – (2) Pierce Saber PUC pumper 1500/750/30

Mount Prospect – A 2014 Pierce Quantum engine 1500/500

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Palatine updates apparatus graphics

The Palatine Fire Department has begun changing the graphics on their apparatus to match the new package that was initiated with the arrival of Engine 82.  Quint 83 with the updated graphics was spotted Tuesday night at a house fire in Arlington Heights.

Palatine Fire Department Quint 83

Palatine Quint 83 with new graphics design. Larry Shapiro photo

Palatine Fire Department Quint 83

Previous graphics design.

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Area deliveries and rigs on order from Crimson

Josh Boyajian spotted the following on the Crimson Fire, Inc. website:

Recent deliveries:

Units in production:

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