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Classic engine at Darien-Woodridge

On Tuesday, we mentioned the addition of the Darien-Woodridge Fire District to the site. One of the engines that was posted along with the apparatus at Station 2 is an unusual antique with a long history. Jack Connors has provided us with information about the engine as well as a few photos.

The engine is a 1949 Oshkosh/Howe with a 1,000-GPM pump and a 1,200-gallon tank. The Oshkosh chassis is an Oshkosh Model W-2201 carrying serial number 3541. The Howe serial number is HR-10-7961.

Belmont Fire District Oshkosh Howe

This image shows the 1949 Oshkosh Howe engine as lettered for the Belmont Fire District. Jack Connors collection

This engine first saw service at the Argonne National Laboratory, in Argonne, IL. Next it went to Grandview Park, IL which was annexed by Oak Lawn. It was then used by the Belmont Fire District which became part of the Darien-Woodridge Fire District.

Darien Woodridge Belmont Fire District Oshkosh Howe engine

The engine currently has a Darien-Woodridge Fire District decal replacing the Belmont Fire Protection District name on the door. The Belmont name still resides on the hood. Jack Connors collection

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New truck for Niles

Niles Truck 2 (the Pierce TDA) has been out of service for several months. The aerial portion of the unit was deemed to be unsafe. They have been running with Quint 2, the 75′ Pierce quint (X-North Maine) or with the TDA as a service truck only. Niles has been searching for a replacement unit from the available manufacturer demos and by looking at used apparatus from around the country. At one point they had the 2008 E-ONE CR100 truck in town that Oak Lawn had traded in, but that unit didn’t work out. They have recently purchased a used Pierce 105′ rear mount quint from a department in Ohio. This unit is reportedly at the Niles Public Works being prepared for service. When more information about it’s previous owner and photos are available we’ll update the post.

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New home for Oak Lawn truck

Karl Klotz has informed us that Anne Arundel County Maryland has purchased the former Oak Lawn E-ONE truck 3.  It will be assigned to Truck Co. 31.

Oak Lawn FD EONE truck

Former Truck 3 from Oak Lawn, a 2008 Cyclone II CR100 rear mount aerial. Larry Shapiro photo

Oak Lawn firefighters spec’d out this truck during the term of an interim chief. When a permanent chief was hired, a decision was made that a 75′ quint would better serve the fire department’s needs.  This unit was taken out of service along with the 1991 Pierce Lance HDR and both were offered for sale. Truck 3 as it is pictured here was in service for only a few months.

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1st department in Division 21 is online

There are 12 departments in Division 21. Oak Lawn is the first of these departments to be posted here. They have three stations of which all but three rigs have been posted. Images showing Engine 1, Medic 2 and Medic 5 have not been posted. There is no aerial apparatus featured in these three stations. Oak Lawn purchased a 2009 EONE HP100 rear mount aerial that was in service for a matter of months before being taken out of service and put up for sale. It is believed that an EONE HP78 Quint will be ordered if it has not been already to replace the 100′ ladder. The Quint might see service as a combination unit incorporating the squad company.

Oak Lawn EONE truck 3

The 2009 EONE HP100 truck that was ordered during a previous administration. This truck was in service for a few months before being put up for sale. Photo by Larry Shapiro

Oak Lawn Squad 1 is currently running with a 2002 EONE Typhoon 1250/500 engine that is reserve engine 5 since they retired a 1991 Pierce Lance heavy rescue.

Oak Lawn Squad 1

Oak Lawn's retired Pierce heavy rescue that was retired recently is also for sale by a third party. Photo by Larry Shapiro

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