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New engine for O’Hare Airport

images from the Fire Service, Inc Facebook page of a new engine being built for O’Hare Airport

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As seen around … O’Hare

This from Melvin Bernero:

Here is a photo of Engine 12 that I took at O’Hare the other day.
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Spatan ERV fire engine

Chicago Engine 12 at O’Hare Airport. Melvin Bernero photo

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CFD apparatus photos from O’Hare

This from Kevin Griffin:

I found this didn’t know if you guys knew about this one – photos by Niko Stefani
http://www.flickr.com/photos/106860196@N07/11445427285/

Photos of MVU 9-2-4 and others are featured.

9-2-4 was posted HEREHERE and HERE.

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A visit to O’Hare Airport

This from Mike Lopina:

While at O’Hare (ORD) for annual ARFF & Haz-Mat training, I was able to capture some rigs in between evolutions.  5-3-1 carries a Zumro tent, HVAC equipment for the Zumro & some decon equipment and is based at ORD Rescue Station 1.  8-8-1A is currently housed at the AMC building at ORD.  6-5-7S (Spare), Engine 9 & the new 2-7-8 were at the training facility for Zumro tent set up training.  6-5-T is the training rig for the pit and is a 1988 Oshkosh T-3000 crash rig. 2-9-8 is the training officer for ORD and 2-9-12 is currently the coordinator for the live fire simulators.  Also attached is Lockport Rescue 6 getting ready to attack a fire in the Pit and Orland Engine 8 (Reserve) pumping handlines for the Pit and the Wheel/Brake/Interior simulator.
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Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare airport

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Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare airport

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Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare airport

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Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare airport

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Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare airport

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Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare airport

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Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare airport

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Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare airport

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Lockport Fire Department at O'Hare airport

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Orland Fire District at O'Hare airport

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August 2013: website updates 2

The second in a series of updates to the website:

The following departments have had apparatus images updated:

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New Command Van for O’Hare Airport

This from Christopher Suerth:

Here is a photo of the new 2012 freightliner for 278 sitting @ ohare in the fleet shop

 

New Command Van 2-7-8- for O'Hare Airport.

New Command Van 2-7-8- for O’Hare Airport. Christopher Suerth photo

Anyone have information about who built it?

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CFD Apparatus History – trucks with boosters 1968

This is the 4th in the series highlighting the progression of  truck companies in Chicago that were delivered with booster tanks and pumps. Previous articles in this series can be found HEREHERE, and HERE..

IN 1968, CHICAGO RECEIVED ONE SEAGRAVE REAR MOUNTED AERIAL…

Carrying CFD Shop #E-173, this was a 100′ “Rear-Admiral” aerial with a 250-gallon booster tank and a 60-GPM pump. It was assigned to Truck 63 at O’Hare Airport.

Chicago Fire Department Truck 63 Seagrave with a booster tank

Truck 63 at O’Hare Airport received the one Seagrave aerial that was purchased in 1968. It had a 250-gallon water tank and a 60-GPM pump. Bill Friedrich photo

Chicago Fire Department Truck 63 Seagrave with a booster tank

Truck 63 had dual booster reels and a 100-foot rear-mounted ladder. Larry Shapiro photo

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Area Oshkosh ARFF delivery photos

Martin Nowak found links to several Oshkosh ARFF deliveries for O’Hare and Rockford airports on the Oshkosh Flickr site.

Oskkosh Striker ARFF for Rockford Airport

Rockford Airport ARFF. Oshkosh composite

Oskkosh Striker ARFF for O'Hare Airport

Chicago 653 for O’Hare. Oshkosh composite

Oskkosh Striker ARFF for O'Hare Airport

Chicago ARFF 655 for O’Hare. Oshkosh composite

Oskkosh Striker ARFF for O'Hare Airport

Chicago ARFF 656 for O’Hare with Snozzle. Oshkosh composite

Oskkosh Striker ARFF for O'Hare Airport

Chicago ARFF 657 for O’Hare. Oshkosh composite

Does anyone know how do they get that sky writing behind the units … and those runway lights are so white!

 

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CFD updates at Crimson

Bill Friedrich found the following links to the ‘in progress’ section of the Crimson Fire website which show the current production photos of the engine for the Chicago Fire Department Training Academy and the engine for O’Hare Airport (Crimson #211033-01).

The chassis were featured HERE.

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new Chicago apparatus updates

We mentioned HERE about several new units on order with Crimson for Chicago. Brian Cummings, of Marshall, MI, submitted images of the two chassis sitting on the Spartan lot awaiting transportation to Crimson for completion. One represents a chassis for an engine for the academy, and the other, a lime green cab and chassis, is reportedly slated for the airport.

Spartan Gladiator chassis for Chicago Fire Department

This Spartan Gladiator chassis for the Chicago Fire Department was photographed on the lot of Spartan Motors in Charlotte, MI. Brian Cummings photo

Spartan Gladiator cab and chassis for Chicago O'Hare Airport

Another Spartan Gladiator chassis awaits transportation to the Crimson Fire plant for completion. It is being built for the Chicago Fire Department. The driver's seat features the CFD cluster. Brian Cummings photo

Chicago Fire Department chassis at Spartan

The window sign taped to the green cab windshield.

 

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