Posts Tagged Pierce Arrow XT quint

As seen around … Algonquin

This from Michael Maida:

I had an opportunity to take a picture of ALITH Truck 181

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills FPD Truck 181

Michael Maida photo

Tags: , , ,

As seen around … Glenview

This from Josh Boyajian:

Had the opportunity to shoot Glenview Truck 14 the other day while I was up at Nipsta.
It’s a 2013 Pierce Arrow XT 105′ RM ladder with 1500-GPM pump, 450-gallon water tank, and a 40-gallon foam cell.
Glenview FD Truck 14

Glenview Truck 14. Josh Boyajian photo

Tags: , , , ,

New apparatus for Glenview

As posted previously HERE and HERE, the Glenview Fire Department took delivery of a new quint for Truck 14. The web site has been updated to show the new truck, though it’s not expected to be in service until June. Here are some additional images of the new Truck 14 and a comparison shot of the previous Truck 14, which will become Truck 14R/Truck 29.

Pierce Arrow XT truck for Glenview FD

Glenview Truck 14 will be assigned this 2013 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/450/10/40 105′ rear mount quint. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenview FD Truck 14

2003 Pierce Dash 1500/450/30/30 105′ quint. Larry Shapiro photo

 

The Village of Northfield reportedly contributed $100,000 towards the purchase of this new unit. In return for that investment, Truck 14R will be housed at Northfield Station 29. It will run as Truck 29 for responses where Northfield is due out of town with a truck. Glenview will respond into Northfield for alarms and fires. When Glenview Truck 14 is out of service for any reason, the older unit will return to Glenview as Truck 14.

There are a few differences between the new unit and it’s predecessor. They include:

  • a slightly longer wheelbase due to an elongated pump panel which now incorporates the Smart Power 10-KW generator and a XRT power system for the Hurst tools
Pierce Arrow XT truck for Glenview FD

The new truck is slightly longer than the previous unit. Larry Shapiro photo

  • an extended front bumper with a Hurst high pressure cutter and spreader with 100′ reels
bumper mounted hydraulic rescue tools on fire truck

The extended front bumper houses the Hurst high-pressure cutter and spreader. Larry Shapiro photo

  • all LED lighting
  • small tool compartment behind the cab
  • Northfield’s name on the sign board
fire departments share ladder truck

The sign board on the new truck has decals for both GLenview and Northfield. Larry Shapiro photo

  • Arrow XT instead of Dash cab and chassis
  • short barrier clearance doors
Pierce Arrow XT truck for Glenview FD

Arrow XT cab. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenview also recently put a new ambulance in service at Station 6. Having purchased one of the last Medtec units prior to the shutdown, they have a 2013 Type I Medtec on an IHC 4300 chassis similar to the rest of their ambulances. The new unit has LED lighting and a slightly different paint scheme on the box that features black near the roof. This replaces the 2007 IHC/Medtec from Station 6 which has become the spare ambulance. The previous spare, a 2001 Freightliner FL60/Road Rescue has been disposed of.

Glenview FIre Department ambulance 6

Glenview Ambulance 6 received this 2013 IHC 4300/Medtec with a black border on the box which required a change in the lettering. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenview FD Ambulance 6

Rear view of the new Ambulance 6 in Glenview showing the chevron striping. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenview FD ambulance

The unit previously assigned to Ambulance 6 is now the spare. This shows the design of the other ambulances in Glenview with an all-red body. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

New aerial for Glenview

The new Pierce Arrow XT for Glenview Truck 14 has been posted to the Pierce Flickr site.

Glenview Fire Department Truck 14

Pierce composite

We previously posted images HERE.

Tags: , , , , ,

New aerial for Glenview

Webmaster, attached are a couple photos of Glenview’s new T14 delivered on March 25th.

  • 2013 Pierce Arrow XT 105′ heavy-duty ladder
  • Cummins ISX 500 HP motor,  Allison trans with retarder
  • 1500-gpm Waterous pump
  • 450 gallons of water
  • Class A and B Foam system
  • Hurst high pressure cutter and spreader in front bumper with 100′ reels powered by a Smart Power 10-KW generator with a XRT power system for the Hurst tools

Joe Faehndrick

Lieutenant

Glenview Fire Department

 

Glenview Fire Department new ladder truck

New truck for Glenview at the Pierce plant is ready for the drive home. Joe Faehndrick photo

Glenview Fire Department new ladder truck Pierce heavy-duty ladder

New 2013 Pierce Arrow XT 105′ HD RM aerial for Glenview Truck 14. Pump is 1,500-GPM with 45o gallons of water. Joe Faehndrick photo

Tags: , , , ,

Calumet City Still & Box Alarm fire 8-25-12

This from Brad Steinweg:

I just wanted to share a few pictures I got from the Cal City box & still yesterday @ 371 Mackinaw
-Brad S.
house fire in Calumet City - Lansing Fire Department engine

Brad Steinweg photo

Calumet City apartment fire 8-25-12

Brad Steinweg photo

Calument City apartment fire 8-25-12

Brad Steinweg photo

Calument City apartment fire 8-25-12

Brad Steinweg photo

Calumet City Fire Department Ambulance 310

Brad Steinweg photo

Homewood Fire Department aerial ladder truck

Brad Steinweg photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Glenview FD apparatus updates

The Glenview Fire Department has two new units on order.

  • a Type I ambulance from Medtec (M-170) on an IHC 4300 chassis is expected in early November. The body will be slightly larger than the current units and the paint scheme will vary somewhat as well. This will be assigned to Ambulance 6. The current unit running as Ambulance 6 will go into reserve, and the Freightliner/Road Rescue will be disposed of.
  • In February, Truck 14 is scheduled to receive a 2013 Pierce Arrow XT 100′ rear mount quint. It will have roll-up doors similar to the current (2003 Pierce Dash) with a 1,500-GPM pump, 400 gallons of water, and two 25-gallon foam cells. The cab though will have the same configuration as the engines. The extended front bumper will house hydraulic extrication tools.

New photos have been added to Station 6. A new image of ambulance 6 and a photo of the new Engine 6 (that had not yet been added to the site).

Glenview Fire Department Ambulance 6

Glenview Ambulance 6 is a 2007 IHC 4300/Medtec Type I. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenview Fire Department Engine 6

Glenview Engine 6 is a 2010 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/400/10/40 rescue pumper. The design is virtually identical to Engine 8 (2009). Larry Shapiro photo

Additionally, Glenview Squad 6 has been decommissioned and is for sale.

Glenview Fire Department Squad 6

Squad 6 has been decommissioned and is for sale.

Tags: , , , , ,

Frankfort House Fire 1-2-12

Karl Klotz took in a house fire in Frankfort‘s district last night and submitted several images with the following description:

Frankfort Ladder Co. 2 arrived to find heavy fire showing from the front and rear of this 2-story single family house.  A quick knock down was made from the outside before making entry.  Companies faced 20-degree weather, yet had no water problems and quickly extinguished the fire.

Frankfort FPD – Full-still 01-02-2012 at 19949 Spruce Dr
Companies on the scene: Frankfort, Tinley Park TL204, Matteson A2, Manhattan SQ1216
Frankfort house fire 1-2-12 at 19949 Spruce Drive

Frankfort Ladder 2's crew knocking down the interior prior to making entry. Karl Klotz photo

Frankfort house fire 1-2-12 at 19949 Spruce Drive

Another shot showing Ladder 2's crew prior to being able to make entry. Karl Klotz photo

Frankfort house fire 1-2-12 at 19949 Spruce Drive

The crew from Frankfort Engine 1 vents the rear of the building. Karl Klotz photo

Frankfort house fire 1-2-12 at 19949 Spruce Drive

Ladder 2's main to the roof and a RIT Company established at the front of the building. Karl Klotz photo

Frankfort house fire 1-2-12 at 19949 Spruce Drive

First arriving company, Frankfort Ladder 2 with the main to the roof and multiple lines off. Karl Klotz photo

Karl has more images in a gallery HERE.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Lincolnshire Riverwoods Fire District apparatus updates

The Lincolnshire Riverwoods FPD has several apparatus news items;

  • The new Pierce Arrow XT quint is now in-service at Station 53
  • Utility 51 has a new Ford F450 with a Knapheide body in-service at Station 51
  • A new Ford E450/Illinois Bus Sales unit which will serve the dive team and as a rehab unit.
  • Squad 51 has had the graphics finished with black stripes

Lincolnshire Riverwoods FPD new and old Trucks 53 at the headquarters Station 51. Larry Shapiro photo

Lincolnshire Riverwoods FPD Pierce Arrow XT quint

This new unit is now in service.

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Squad 51 Pierce Dash

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51 with new colors and completed graphics. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Tags: , , , ,

Glenview Fire Department Fleet Shot

Tim Olk had the good fortune to get the bulk of the Glenview Fire Department front line fleet assembled for a historic photo. Pictured are Truck 14, Engines 6,7,8,13, Battalion 6, and Ambulances 6 and 8. Ambulance 7 was called away for an EMS run and the balance of the fleet represents the department reserve units.

Glenview Fire Department apparatus fleet

This image shows all but one piece of the frontline Glenview apparatus. Missing is an ambulance 7. Tim Olk photo

Glenview Fire Department Fleet shot Pierce units

Shown here are all of the Glenview Fire Department front line fire suppression units. All were built by Pierce including four with Arrow XT chassis and one Enforcer. Tim Olk photo

Tags: , , , , , , ,