Posts Tagged Northfield Fire Department

Web site updates

There have been several updates to the site:

Division 1:

  • Des Plaines Station 3 has been updated to Station 63 with all currently renumbered units

Des Plaines Fire Department Truck 63

Division 3:

  • Niles – updated several pieces at the two stations and added a new photo of Station 2 with red doors
  • Northfield – updated the photo of Squad 29
  • Wilmette – updated photos at both stations
Wilmette Fire Department rescue squad

Wilmette Rescue 27. Larry Shapiro photo

Division 10:

  • Hinsdale – added the photo of new Engine 1012

Division 11:

  • Cicero – added a photo of new Engine 3

Division 12:

  • Addison – updated the photo of Quint 73
  • Oak Brook – made the necessary corrections to both stations

Division 20:

Division 21:

Bedford Park Fire Department Engine 704

  • Roberts Park – updated photos and added missing reserve units

Type I ambulance photo

Crimson fire engine

Division 24:

  • Riverdale – added a photo of new Engine 836

Riverdale Fire Department Engine 836

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A tale of two cities …

This from Larry Shapiro:

or … we’ll have it our way …

Two neighboring departments, Northfield and Wilmette, recently took delivery of new E-ONE e-Max engines. Although they were both built on the same chassis with the same cab shell, they a have many differences in their specifications and overall  designs.

Some differences include the emergency and scene lighting, the bumper, the side cab window/storage, and the water capacity.

E-ONE e-Max rescue pumper

Northfield Squad 29. 2013 E-ONE Cyclone II MFDR e-Max 1500/750/10/20 so 138036. Larry Shapiro photo

E-ONE e-Max rescue pumper

Wilmette Engine 27 – 2013 E-ONE Cyclone II MFDR e-Max 1500/500 so 137987. Larry Shapiro photo

Views from the rear show more differences including the compartment and hose bed configurations, the striping, lighting, and the access ladder.

chevron striping on fire engine

A rear angle from Wilmette Engine 27. Larry Shapiro photo

chevron striping on fire engine

Rear of Northfield Squad 29. Larry Shapiro

more images can be seen at shapirophotography.net and at previous posts HERE, HERE, and HERE.

 

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New pumper/squad for Northfield (more)

More images of Northfield Squad 29 which was placed into service recently

E-ONE e-Max fire engine

Northfield Squad 29. 2013 E-ONE Cyclone II E-Max 1500/750/10/20. Larry Shapiro photo

E-ONE e-Max fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

E-ONE e-Max fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

E-ONE e-Max fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

E-ONE e-Max fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

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New pumper squad for Northfield

This from Bill Smaha

2013 E-One E-Max w/Typhoon chassis.

1500/750/10/20

Should be in service this week.

Bill Smaha

Northfield FD fire engine

Northfield’s new Squad 29. Bill Smaha photo

fire engine graphics

Bill Smaha photo

fire engine

Bill Smaha photo

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Fire departments share resources

The TribLocal has an article about the Winnetka Fire Department and the Northfield Fire Department entering into an agreement to share fire inspectors.

Winnetka’s two-person fire prevention bureau will begin providing fire inspections for the village of Northfield under an agreement between the two municipalities. Northfield officials approached Winnetka about providing services on a contractual basis after the village’s longtime, part-time employee recently retired.

At a quick glance it seemed to be a good fit,” said Winnetka Fire Chief Alan Berkowsky. “They had the same codes as us. They had pretty much the same ordinances. And of course their proximity is really close.”

Berkowsky said the agreement builds on an effort to save money by sharing services with nearby communities. Winnetka and Northfield already share fire and emergency medical dispatch with a number of other communities.

Berkowsky said Northfield is getting a “trusted, competent fire prevention bureau at a reasonable cost,” while Winnetka is getting a new revenue source.

The total annual fee to Winnetka will be $21,238, officials said.

Winnetka currently has two-part time inspectors, but one recently retired from the Glenview Fire Department, which will give him more time to devote to fire prevention, Berkowsky said. The work in Northfield is expected take up about 30 percent of the inspectors’ time, according to village documents.

The services include annual inspections of 143 structures in Northfield, responding to fire prevention related inquiries, witnessing system tests, attending special events and coordinating plan reviews.

 

 

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Box Alarm fire in Winnetka, 2-26-14 (more)

More on last night’s house fire in Winnetka. A video from Larry Shapiro and some images from Tim Olk at the scene this morning.

ice covered fire scene aftermath

Tim Olk photo

ice on fire engine

Tim Olk photo

ice on fire engine

Tim Olk photo

fireman at fire hydrant in snow

Tim Olk photo

fire truck frozen after fire

Tim Olk photo

more images were posted to fire scenes.net

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Box Alarm fire in Winnetka, 2-26-14

This from Larry Shapiro:

The Winnetka Fire Department was called to a house with smoke coming from the attic at 924 Pine Tree Lane just after 9PM on Wednesday evening. Prior to the fire department’s arrival, police units confirmed smoke from a house at the corrected address of 910 Pine Tree Lane.

The first engine turned down the street and was completely immersed in smoke with near zero visibility. They pulled past the house and the truck was able to back up to the driveway. Heavy smoke at the scene was the updated size up at a split level house that was being renovated. Companies attempted an interior attack as fire burned through the roof at the rear of the house. Northfield Truck 29 reported seeing heavy fire as they rounded the corner two blocks away.

house fully engulfed in fire at night

Winnetka Truck 28 at work as fire consumes the entire house. Larry Shapiro photo

The interior attack was abandoned shortly thereafter as the fire spread throughout the attic space. Fortunately the interior crews spotted a hole in the first floor before it could cause injury to any firefighters.

house fully engulfed in fire at night

Fire consumes the entire house. Larry Shapiro photo

house fully engulfed in fire at night

A Winnetka firefighter at the turntable operating the master stream from Truck 28. Larry Shapiro photo

The alarm was upgraded to a Box Alarm as an elevated master stream was put into operation from Winnetka Truck 28 in addition to multiple hand lines. As the fire progressed, Northfield Truck 29 also put an elevated master stream into service. The house backed up to Tower Road, and trucks from both Glenview and Skokie setup there but did not deploy master streams. Both ladders were put over the scene to provide illumination for firefighters.

Smeal fire truck working at night fire scene

Another view from the driveway as Truck 28’s master stream works. Larry Shapiro photo

two aerial ladder trucks at night fire scene with master streams

Northfield Truck 29 and Winnetka Truck 28 working from the front of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

fire truck at night surrounded by smoke

Heavy smoke blankets the scene and Northfield Truck 29 in Sector A. Larry Shapiro photo

fireman pulls hose through snow at night house fire

A firefighter pulls hose from Tower Road to the rear of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Companies at the scene included engines from Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Northbrook, Highwood, and Evanston. Trucks on-scene were from Winnetka, Northfield, Glenview, and Skokie. Other units included a squad from Morton Grove, an ambulance from Wilmette, the MESS Canteen, and multiple chief officers.

firefighter at night covered with ice

A firefighter covered with a light coat of ice in Sector A. Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce fire truck at fire scene

Glenview Truck 14 had two lines off from Tower Road in the rear. Larry Shapiro photo

hose lines with ice connected to fire engine at night

Three lines off Winnetka Engine 28 in front of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

A video from the scene will be posted soon.

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2-Alarm commercial fire in Evanston, 12-29-13 (final)

One parting post on last weeks commercial fire in Evanston, some interesting apparatus shots from Steve Redick.

  • Perhaps someone can comment on this, but the webmaster can’t remember another time (certainly in recent years) that all five Evanston engines were pumping at the same fire
  • Steve has the first shot we’ve seen of the Glenview/Northfield Truck 14/29 in service and labeled as Truck 29
  • Wilmette and Winnetka engines were also pumping at the scene, though Steve tells us that they were each substituted for Evanston engines that required fuel
  • an interesting note, with the inclusion of the Wilmette and Winnetka engines, this fire utilized Engines 21, 22, 23, 24 25, 26, & 28 … almost a complete sequence of numerical units …
Evanston Fire Department Engine 21

Evanston Engine 21. Steve Redick photo

Evanston Fire Department Engine 22

Evanston Engine 22. Steve Redick photo

Evanston Fire Department Engine 23

Evanston Engine 23. Steve Redick photo

Evanston Fire Department Engine 24

Evanston Engine 24. Steve Redick photo

Evanston Fire Department Engine 25

Evanston Engine 25. Steve Redick photo

Northfield Fire Rescue Department Truck 29

Northfield Truck 29. Steve Redick photo

Wilmette Fire Department Engine 26

Wilmette Engine 26. Steve Redick photo

Winnetka Fire Department Engine 28

Winnetka Engine 28. Steve Redick photo

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Area E-ONE updates

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page

Joliet Fire Department

Two new engines for Joliet. Fire Service photo

Westchester Fire Department

Cab for the new Westchester squad. Fire Service photo

Northfield Fire Rescue Department

Northfield FD. Fire Service photo

Northfield Fire Rescue Department

Northfield FD. Fire Service photo

Wilmette Fire Department

Wilmette FD Engine 27. Fire Service photo

Northfield Fire Rescue Department

Northfield FD. Fire Service photo

And this from Zach Cox

new fire engine for the Northfield fire Rescue Department

Northfield Squad 29 ready for deliver. Zach Cox photo

 

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Area E-ONE apparatus updates

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

  • The Spring Valley Fire Department ordered an E-ONE Typhoon pumper
  • The Evergreen Park Fire Department ordered an E-ONE 100′ ladder truck and a Cyclone II pumper
  • Dyer Fire Department’s new stainless steel E-ONE eMAX pumper on a Typhoon chassis is in the final stages
Dyer Fire Department fire engine

The E-ONE Typhoon eMAX rescue pumper is almost completed. Fire Service, Inc. photo

  • Wilmette FD’s E-ONE eMAX rescue engine is nearing completion.
Wilmette Fire Department fire engine

E-ONE eMAX engine for Wilmette on the line. Fire Service, Inc. photo

  • Northfield FD’s E-ONE eMAX rescue pumper on the chassis line. This will be the first apparatus for Northfield FD with a new black over red paint scheme for the cab.
Northfield Fire Rescue Department

Cab for Northfield’s new engine at the plant. Fire Service, Inc. photo

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