Posts Tagged NIPAS

Seen around town …

This from Drew Smith:

Was driving by MPC Lighting & Communication today and saw this ex-military vehicle outside being worked on. I'm told it is a MRAP built in 2007 or 2008 for $648,000. It served in Iraq and Afghanistan and was recently decommissioned. The story I received us that the DOD has too many of them, they are too costly to moth ball and maintain, and that the first 12 were given to local law enforcement SWAT, with NIPAS being the sole IL recipient thus far. It is highly armored, had all weapons removed, but retains many desirable features. The chassis is 12VDC vs the old military 24VDC. It has a very large winch on the front and a ramp/stairs at the rear. I'm told NIPAS will paint and letter it to match their fleet. I was also told that the Feds did full PM service and installed all new tires before delivery. 

 

NIPAS Emergency Services Team

Decommissioned US Army MRAP that was acquired by the NIPAS EST. Drew Smith photo

Also, Rutland-Dundee had a new engine there for some installs.

 

Rutland Dundee Fire District

Rutland-Dundee FPD engine. Drew Smith photo

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Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show

The Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show is taking place this weekend. Steve Redick stopped by this morning and submitted a few images of units that are being displayed.

Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show

Steve Redick photo

Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show

Steve Redick photo

Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show

Steve Redick photo

Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show NIPAS armored vehicle

Steve Redick photo

Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show antique fire engine

Steve Redick photo

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NIPAS Heavy Rescue

As mentioned in an earlier post HERE, the NIPAS EST is awaiting the arrival of their new Pierce Velocity heavy rescue unit. Bill Friedrich has forwarded several images of the new unit.

NIPAS EST Pierce Velocity rescue

Driver's side view of the new heavy rescue for the NIPAS EST.

NIPAS EST Pierce Velocity rescue

The officer's side view of the new NIPAS EST rescue

NIPAS EST Pierce Velocity rescue

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New ARFFs for Chicago

The Chicago Fire Department is expecting to receive three new Oshkosh Striker ARFF units by the end of the year. The first of these units was due in August and has not yet arrived. On a recent trip to Pierce, a reader took the photo which is shown here that shows all three of the ARFF units completed, one which has a Snozzle articulating boom with a piercing nozzle.

The closest of these units can be seen numbered for 6-5-5 which runs out of Rescue 2 currently with a 2000 Oshkosh TI-3000. This is the ARFF Commander’s unit. ¬†The others are probably 6-5-3 at Rescue 1 (now operating with a 1992 Oshkosh T12) and 6-5-6 which currently has a 1994 Oshkosh T-3000 with a Snozzle out of Rescue 2.

Pierce factory final inspection

Three Oshkosh Striker 3,000-gallon ARFF units are seen here in the final stages of completion at the Pierce factory last week.

As an added bonus, the heavy rescue shown in the foreground of this photo is the new unit for the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System Emergency Services Team (NIPAS EST) on a Velocity chassis.

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