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New engine for Park Ridge (more)

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

One year after announcing it was the recipient of a federal grant to purchase a new fire engine, the Park Ridge Fire Department debuted the new engine during a Sept. 11 commemoration ceremony at city hall.

The engine was purchased with a $500,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, with a $50,000 match from the city, the department said last year.

It replaces a truck that was 22 years old. Last year, Fire Chief Jeff Sorensen said the aging vehicle frequently required repairs and maintenance and, because many parts were not immediately available due to its age, it was out of service for extended periods.

The new engine has better safety features, including a rear back-up camera; less diesel emissions than the older vehicle; and it is capable of pumping almost twice as much water. It is assigned to the city’s south side station at Devon and Cumberland avenues. 

Terms of the FEMA grant that allowed the department to buy the truck dictate that the 22-year-old truck cannot be sold to another fire department or emergency services agency.

Purchase bids for the truck will be sought, Sorensen added. On Sept. 18, the City Council approved an ordinance authorizing the sale or disposal of the vehicle.

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New engine for Park Ridge (more)

From the Pierce Flickr page:

New engine for Park Ridge

Park Ridge FD Engine 35

Park Ridge FD Engine 35. Pierce composite

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New engine for Park Ridge (more)

Photos of the new Park Ridge Engine 35 from Bill Smaha:

Pierce Enforcer with 500-gallon tank. 2,000-gpm single-stage Hale pump. 
 
1995 Pierce Dash will leave the fleet. 
 
As of now the 1996 Dash will stay as Engine 36 (unmanned) and the 2005 E-One will go into reserve as E35R. 
Park Ridge FD Engine 35

Bill Smaha photo

Park Ridge FD Engine 35

Bill Smaha photo

Park Ridge FD Engine 35

Bill Smaha photo

Park Ridge FD Engine 35

Bill Smaha photo

 

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