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New engine for Villa Park

This from Ron Wolkoff:

found this on facebook illinois fire apparatus from michael tenerlli post
Villa Park FD Engine 82

Villa Park FD Engine 82. michael tenerlli photo

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New engine for Villa Park

From the March 12 board meeting – Villa Park orders new engine to replace Engine 82

16.Resolution of the Village of Villa Park, DuPage County, Illinois, authorizing the purchase of a fire engine from Global Emergency Products for a total net price in the amount of $571,661. The fire department currently has three fire engines (pumpers) in its fleet. Two are frontline engines and the third is a reserve. Reserve Engine E80 is a 24-year-old Emergency One (E-One) with 88,000 miles and over 11,000 hours of engine time. The engine has reached its in-service life with the Villa Park Fire Department. The village has been saving to fund the purchase of this engine for five years. To avoid the 2018 price increase, the engine would be ordered prior to the end of the current fiscal year; however the cost of the engine would be paid out of SY18 funds. Funds are available in the SY18 Equipment Replacement Fund account number 65.502.02.401 for this purchase. It is estimated that the shipment date will be in March of 2019. 

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New engine in Villa Park

This from Josh Boyajian:

Here is a shot of Villa Park’s new Engine Co. 81. It’s a 2015 Pierce Impel with a 1,500-GPM pump and a 750-gallon water tank. Carries Pierce so# 28460.

Pierce Impel fire engine

Villa Park Engine 81. 2015 Pierce Impel 1500/750. Josh Boyajian photo

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New engine for Villa Park (more)

Excerpts from

It’s been a long time coming, and now the Villa Park Fire Department’s brand new fire engine is ready for duty. The engine was scheduled to begin service Aug. 14, after arriving at the department in early July. The new engine was paid for largely with a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant. The village was awarded the $432,000 grant in July 2014 … the total cost of the engine was $522,000, so the village contributed about $90,000.

The new engine replaced the village’s 26-year-old engine, which was donated to the University of Illinois’ fire academy for training purposes.

Fire Chief Ron Rakosnik said it was “long overdue,” and after undergoing training on the new engine over the past month, the firemen are very excited to put it into use.

Rakosnik said the new engine has airbags, LED lighting, air conditioning, nicer seating, more compartments and a different pumping mechanism, and it carries paramedic equipment.

This isn’t the first time the fire department has applied for the FEMA grant. They applied in 2012 and didn’t get it. Rakosnik said they reworked the wording in the application and reapplied at the end of 2013.

“We had a lot of equipment that needed to be replaced,” he said. “Now we’re on a schedule to replace our vehicles. We’re replacing our ambulances every nine years and our fire engines every 21 years.”


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New engine for Villa Park

From the Pierce Flickr site, the new engine for Villa Park

new fire engine for the Villa Park Fire Department

Pierce composite

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New engine for Villa Park

From the Village of Villa Park website:

new fire engine for the Villa Park FD

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