Posts Tagged new home for old fire engine

As seen around … Coal Run, KY

From Kentuckyfiretrucks.com:

Coal Run Village Engine 2 x-Chicago, IL 1985 E-One Hurricane 1250/500 Greg Stapleton photo

Coal Run Village Engine 2 (x-Chicago, IL Engine 18)
1985 E-One Hurricane 1250/500
Greg Stapleton photo

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Niles Fire Department news

Excerpts from the Journal-topics.com:

Niles trustees approved the donation of a 1996 fire engine to Ford Heights at the July 10 village board meeting. The engine was taken out of service in 2015 when the fire department purchased a new one. The last time the village tried to sell a used engine of a similar vintage, a village memo and Fire Chief Marty Feld said it took three years to sell — and sold for scrap for less than $3,000.

Ford Heights has just one working fire engine, meaning if that engine goes out of service, other communities must be called upon to respond to any fire related calls. The Niles engine will become Ford Heights’ second engine. The donation is being coordinated through the state fire marshal’s office.

Another new engine Feld hopes to purchase this fall would cost somewhere between $600,000 and $700,000. It would leave the Niles Fire Dept. with two engines in reserve, one 2013 and one 2001. Those vehicles are used if frontline units are out for repairs, or if off-duty firefighters are called in to respond or fill stations.

Vehicles are generally replaced on a 20-year cycle.

1996 Pierce Saber fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

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New engine for Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District

Reserve engine recently placed in service for the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District

Engine 1812 – 1988 Spartan Gladiator/E-ONE 1500/500 X-River Grove, X-Chicago Ridge

Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District Engine 1815.

Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District Engine 181. 1988 Spartan/E-ONE 1500/500 x-River Grove, x-Chicago Ridge. Scott Sutherland photo

1988 Spartan Gladiator E-ONE fire engine

Chicago Ridge FD Engine 6533. Larry Shapiro photo

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New engine for Summit FD

The Summit FD has acquired a former Tinley Park engine which is now assigned as Engine 953.

Summit FD Engine 953

Summit FD Engine 953 (X-Tinley Park) on scene at a recent fire. Chi-Town Fire Photos

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New home for Dixmoor fire engine

This from Jeff Rudolph:

Former Dixmoor, IL engine now owned by Maaco auto body in Wheeling ,IL
Jeff Rudolph

American LaFrance fire engine

Former Dixmoor fire engine. Jeff Rudolph photo

American LaFrance fire engine

Former Dixmoor fire engine. Jeff Rudolph photo

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Tinley Park Fire Department news

From the Tinley Park Fire Department Firefighter’s Association Facebook:

After 18 years of serving the Village of Tinley Park and surrounding communities, this week, we bid farewell to Engine (Shop ID) 0020. This engine was purchased as one of three “triplets” in 2000. The other two of the three triplets are still in service with the TPFD. This engine served as E201 out of station 1, then was moved and served as E202 out of station 2 where it was renumbered to E47 with the MABAS 24 numbering change. Most recently, it was moved back to station 1 as E46 once station 46 began running a dedicated engine company out of it along with the truck company. It will continue to serve now with the Summit Fire Department who purchased it from us.

 

Tinley Park Fire Department Firefighter's Association

Tinley Park Fire Department Firefighter’s Association

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As seen around … Lynwood

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Lynwood Engine 132 – 2007 Sutphen Shield 1500/1000 X-Plainfield Brownsburg, IN

2007 Sutphen Monarch fire engine

Lynwood Engine 132 – 2007 Sutphen Shield 1500/1000 X-Brownsburg, IN
. Chi-Town Fire Photos

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New home for Stone Park engine (more)

Dennis McGuire, Jr. found this on Facebook

Excerpts from CommandFireApparatus.com:

The Latrobe Freewill Hose Company 3 & 4 of Latrobe, Pennsylvania was in search of a new unit last year. When the unit they had initially looked at was sold, they turned to Command Fire Apparatus.

“We completely stand behind purchasing our 2001 Seagrave Pumper from Command Fire. Working with Glenn couldn’t have gone better,” said Captain Mike Skapura. “The company was extremely attentive to our needs when we found bits and pieces that we were displeased with,” continued Skapura.

Though the unit came with a handful of problems, the department took advantage of the 90 day warranty.

“The few problems we encountered with our Seagrave were handled with a high sense of efficiency,” expressed Captain Skapura. “We know that if and when we need a new unit, Command Fire Apparatus is where we’ll be purchasing from.”

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As seen around … Loango, Alabama

 The former Long Grove FPD Squad 55 has a new home with the Loango Volunteer Fire Department in Alabama.

former Long Grove fed Squad 55

Loango Volunteer Fire Department

former Long Grove fed Squad 55

The former Long Grove FPD Squad 55 has a new home with the Loango Volunteer Fire Department in Alabama.

thanks Shaun

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Where are they now … McCook (more)

This from Jeff Rudolph:

The second McCook, IL Seagrave has been found. This 1982 Seagrave 1250/500, former Engine 1411, is for sale at a used car lot in Lake Villa. You may remember the 79′ is now owned by the Lake Forest Fire Department as a parade unit.
Jeff R.

former McCook Fire Department Seagrave fire engine

Former McCook, IL Engine 1411 – 1982 Seagrave 1250/500, is for sale at a used car lot in Lake Villa, Jeff Rudolph photo

former McCook Fire Department Seagrave fire engine

Jeff Rudolph photo

McCook FD Engine 378

McCook Engine 378 (1411) 1982 Seagrave 1250/500. Bill Friedrich photo

McCook FD Engine 1411

McCook Engine 1411 1982 Seagrave 1250/500. Bill Friedrich photo

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