Posts Tagged Oak Brook Terrace

York Center FPD is added

York Center FPD patchThe York Center Fire Protection District in MABAS Division 12 covers 5 square miles which includes unincorporated Villa Park, unincorporated Lombard, unincorporated Oak Brook, York Center, and parts of Oak Brook Terrace.  They operate out of one station with 2 full-time and 68 part-time personnel.

The York Center apparatus includes an E-ONE Hush pumper with a rear mounted engine, a Pierce pumper, a Pierce heavy rescue, Medtec ambulances, and a US Tanker built on a Freightliner M2112 chassis.

York Center FPD E-ONE Hush

The entire York Center fleet used to be white and lime green. This 1993 E-ONE rear engine HUSH has an enclosed top-mounted operator's console protected by the extended vista cab. There is a 1,500-GPM pump and a 750-gallon water tank. This engine is still in with the department but the green has been replaced with red. Larry Shapiro collection

York Center FPD US Tanker tender

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Oak Brook Terrace is on the site

Oak Brook Terrace FPD patchAnother department in MABAS Division 12 has been added to the web site. The Oak Brook Terrace Fire District operates out of one station and covers a district of 2.5 square miles with a combination of full-time and part-time personnel. This station is packed with apparatus. They have two engines, a tower ladder, two ambulances, a TRT trailer, and a pickup. As mentioned in previous posts, they just put a brand new Spartan/Marion engine into service. This unit represents a transition for the department to black over red rigs from white over red. The other engine and tower ladder are both E-ONE units and the ambulances were built by Medtec.

Chicago is well known as the birthplace for the Snorkel’s use in the fire service, and the entire Chicago metropolitan area was a mecca for Snorkels. Units could be found with every boom length that was offered and built by several different body builders. Prior to purchasing the 95′ tower ladder from E-ONE in 1991, this department had an unusual 85′ Snorkel on a conventional GMC 7000 chassis. This was one of the only Snorkels in the area that was not built on a C-Series chassis from Ford, a cab-over International, or on a custom fire truck chassis.

Oak Brook Terrace Fire District station

The headquarters station for the Oak Brook Terrace Fire District. Larry Shapiro photo

Oak Brook Terrace Fire District E-ONE engine

Oak Brook Terrace FPD Snorkel

This 1964, 85' Pitman Snorkel preceded the the E-ONE tower ladder in Oak Brook Terrace. Shown here at their old stations, the body was built by Pierce on a GMC 7000 chassis with a V-12 engine. Snorkel 86, as it was known at the time, had a 1,000-GPM pump and carried 200 gallons of water. Larry Shapiro collection

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Recent deliveries

Bill Friedrich has submitted photos of four recent deliveries to departments in Divisions 12, 13, and 19. It’s interesting to note that the first three of these new units are all painted black over red. Wheaton has had this color scheme for many years. St. Charles’ apparatus used to be white over lime green and they changed to black over red several years ago. Oak Brook Terrace has been white over red for many years, changing to black over red with this new engine.

Wheaton Fire Department Pierce Impel pumper PCU

Wheaton took delivery of this 2010 Pierce Impel PUC (sn 23210). Engine 431 has a 1,500-GPM pump and carries 750 gallons of water. Bill Friedrich photo

Oak Brook Terrace FPD Spartan Marion engine

The new engine in Oak Brook Terrace was built by Marion on a Spartan chassis with a Gladiator Classic MFDR cab. This has a 1,500-GPM pump with a 1,000-gallon water tank. It is the first rig in Oak Brook Terrace with a black cab roof, breaking tradition with the white roofs that they've had for many years. Bill Friedrich photo

More detail about the Spartan/Marion in Oak Brook Terrace

Oak Brook Terrace FPD Spartan Marion engine

The engineer's compartment is nicely designed for easy access to each item. Larry Shapiro photo

Oak Brook Terrace FPD Spartan Marion engine

The rear of Engine 311 shows a low hose bed design with NFPA mandated secure webbing. Larry Shapiro photo

Oak Brook Terrace FPD Spartan Marion engine

Another view of Engine 311 showing the rear and the officer's side with the hydraulic ladder rack. Larry Shapiro photo

Oak Brook Terrace FPD Spartan Marion engine

The curbside includes hydraulic tools for vehicle extrications. Larry Shapiro photo

St Charles Fire Department Pierce Arrow XT 100' quint

Truck 101 in St. Charles is running with this 2010 Pierce Arrow quint. It has a 1,500-GPM pump and a 500-gallon water tank. The 100' aerial is made of aluminum. Bill Friedrich photo

Manhattan FPD Spartan Gladiator Alexis engine

This is the new engine in Manhattan. It was built by Alexis on a Spartan chassis with a Gladiator Classic cab. Engine 1221 has a 1,500-GPM pump and a 750-gallon water tank. Bill Freidrich photo

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