Posts Tagged Newport Township Fire Protection District

New engines for the Newport Township FPD

Newport Township FPD Engine 1421

Newport Township FPD photo

From the Newport Township Fire Protection District Facebook page over the past few months:

Our second engine arrived today!! Newport 1422 will be up and running soon!!

Tonight was the maiden voyage of our new engine 1421. The second one comes tomorrow.

Our new engine has arrived!!! The second will be here soon

Newport Fire Department’s new Custom Fab & Body pumper tender
It has a 1500 gallon tank & pump.
We are looking forward to having it delivered soon.
Our second one is about 80% done

Our New Engine is coming along. Hope to have one by the end of August and the second one in September/October

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New engine for Newport Township FPD

From the Custom Cab and Boody LLC Facebook page:

Newport Township F.P.D., Wadsworth, IL

This pumper is the first one of two identical units built on Spartan Metro Star MFD flat roof chassis. The apparatus is powered by a Cummins L9 450HP diesel engine and an Allison 3000EVS transmission. The chassis is equipped with an EMS cabinet in the rear of the cab and a Groenveld automatic greasing system. The pump is a Hale QMAX 1500-GPM pump equipped with a FoamPro 2001 dual tank foam injection system. It supplies water to three (3) crosslays, one (1) front bumper discharge, three (3) 2 ½” discharges, one (1) 3” LDH discharge with 5” storz adapter, deck gun discharge with Akron Apollo monitor and one (1) Hannay booster hose reel. The truck is also equipped with a 6” rear suction inlet. The pump is controlled at the side control pump panel with a Vernier throttle control and a Hale Total Pressure Master (TPM) relief valve system. The water tank is a UPF 1500-gallon Poly Tank with two (2) 25-gallon foam cells.

The apparatus body is an all extruded aluminum body with flush mount hinged aluminum doors and a single Gortite aluminum rollup door at the rear of the body. The body is supplied with Black Line-X coated steps, catwalks and body panels for durability and appearance. The compartments are equipped with multiple adjustable shelves, slide out trays and PAC-TRAC tool boards. The apparatus ladders are stored at the passenger side on a Ziamatic dual arm ladder rack that also stores two (2) lengths of hard suction hose. The apparatus hose bed is supplied with a hinged aluminum diamond plate hose bed cover with vinyl flap enclosures at the rear of the hose bed. The apparatus is equipped with a Smartpower HR-15, 15kw hydraulic generator to supplied 120/240VAC power to the apparatus including two (2) Hannay electric cable reels with 200’ of 10/4 cable and a Circle D junction box on each reel and a Command Light CL602A-W4 LED light tower. The warning lighting is an all Whelen Super LED warning light package.

Spartan Metro Star/Custom Cab and Body fire engine for the Newport Township FPD in Wadsworth, IL

Custom Cab and Body LLC photo

Spartan Metro Star/Custom Cab and Body fire engine for the Newport Township FPD in Wadsworth, IL

Custom Cab and Body LLC photo

thanks Keith

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Civil unrest in Kenosha, WI – 8-24-20 (more)

This from Jeff Rudolph:

08/24/20 – Night two of protests in Kenosha,WI led to several business looted and set ablaze. The largest was several storefronts along 22nd av. Kenosha activated a MABAS response to the 5th alarm Bringing in several Illinois departments, most sat in the staging area most of the night, but crews from Zion, Newport, Gurnee, and several others were put to work.  Jeff Rudolph
Zion Firefighters battle a fire

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Newport Township FPD squad for sale

Found on govdeals.com:

1985 Mack MR686P Saulsbury Rescue – Tow Away Or Flatbed Required

1985 Mack MR686P LCF, 11.0L L6 DIESEL.
Starts
5980 engine hours
Maintained every 300 hours
Engine runs excellent. Instant start, good power, engine brake
Allison 4 speed automatic transmission. Needs repair
Rear drive shaft is broken, rear axle is broken, rear leaf spring is broken. Axle is separated from truck.

Tires flat

Comes with:
Large PTO generator
7 ton crane
Extensive electrical cord reels
Numerous ground lights
Ladder storage
Prepiped Hurst extrication reels
Rear walk-in squad body, with heater
Seating for 4
Lights and storage

former Lutherville VFC squad for sale

Newport Township FPD photo

former Lutherville VFC squad for sale

Newport Township FPD photo

interior of Saulsbury rescue for sale

Newport Township FPD photo

thanks Tom

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New engine for the Newport Township FPD

This from Jeff Rudolph:

Newport Township purchased Libertyville’s 1998 Pierce Quantum 2000/500
Newport Township FPD Engine 1415

The Newport Township FPD purchased Libertyville’s 1998 Pierce Quantum 2000/500. Jeff Rudolph photo

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2-Alarm fire in Wadsworth, 5-24-18

Photos from Facebook of a 2-Alarm fire at 40096 N. Goldenrod Lane in Wadsworth, the Newport Township FPD.

Photo from Facebook of a 2-Alarm fire at 40096 N. Goldenrod Lane in Wadsworth, the Newport Township FPD 5/24/18

Photo from Facebook of a 2-Alarm fire at 40096 N. Goldenrod Lane in Wadsworth, the Newport Township FPD 5/24/18

Photo from Facebook of a 2-Alarm fire at 40096 N. Goldenrod Lane in Wadsworth, the Newport Township FPD 5/24/18

Photo from Facebook of a 2-Alarm fire at 40096 N. Goldenrod Lane in Wadsworth, the Newport Township FPD 5/24/18

Photo from Facebook of a 2-Alarm fire at 40096 N. Goldenrod Lane in Wadsworth, the Newport Township FPD 5/24/18

Photo from Facebook of a 2-Alarm fire at 40096 N. Goldenrod Lane in Wadsworth, the Newport Township FPD 5/24/18

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Chicagoareafire.com website update (more)

The following departments have been added to the new site.

  • Lake Forest
  • Knollwood
  • Lake Bluff
  • Newport Township
  • Long Grove
  • Lincolnshire-Riverwoods
  • Winthrop Harbor

There have been some updates of newer or current apparatus, but most likely they are not completely accurate. Any assistance would be appreciated with regards to missing photos and fact checking department specs etc.

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Box Alarm brush fire in Gurnee, 9-6-16

This from Jeff Rudolph:

09/06/16 Gurnee,IL

MABAS Wildland box for the brush fire along the Bittersweet Golf Course

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brush fire in Gurnee

Jeff Rudolph photo

brush fire

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former Forest Service brush engine in Lake County IL

Jeff Rudolph photo

Newport Township FPS tracked ATV for brush fires

Jeff Rudolph photo

Barrington Countryside FPD Humvee

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New engine for the Newport Township FPD

This from Jeff Rudolph:

Newport FPD, Wadsworth, IL took delivery this spring of a Rosenbauer demo unit.
Engine 1411 – 2013 Rosenbauer Commander 1500/1000/40A
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Rosenbauer Commander fire engine for Newport Township FPD

Newport FPD, Wadsworth, IL took delivery this spring of a Rosenbauer demo unit.
Engine 1411 – 2013 Rosenbauer Commander 1500/1000/40A. Jeff Rudolph photo

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Newport Township FPD seeks tax increase

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

The Newport Township Fire Protection District is again seeking a tax increase to upgrade equipment.

A referendum on the March 15 ballot will ask for .132 cents for every $100 of a home’s assessed market value — the same proposal that was defeated last year when it got only 44 percent of the vote. If the referendum passes, a person with a home valued at $100,000 would pay $43.75 per year to the district, Newport Fire Chief Mark Kirchhoffer said.

The chief said taxes have not been raised for the fire district in 23 years and the money is needed to replace equipment. He said home values in the township have dropped from $268,807,724 in 2009 to $188,752,091 in 2015, which means less revenue generated through taxes. That loss of about $80 million in taxable value has left the Newport Fire District with about $1.25 million in tax revenue and a $1.9 million budget.

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