Posts Tagged Pierce Arrow

Midlothian added to the site

The Midlothian Fire Department in MABAS Division 22 has been added to the site. Midlothian has two stations. Station 1 is staffed by full-time firefighters while station 2 personnel are part-time. This is a Pierce department with three engines and two squad units.

Midlothian Fire Department Station 2

Midlothian Station 2 at 14700 S. Homan Avenue. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo.

 

Midlothian Fire Department Engine 4 2011 Pierce Saber

The newest rig in Midlothian is this 2011 Pierce Saber pumper assigned as Engine 4. Karl Klotz photo

Midlothian Fire Department Squad 2707

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Midlothian Fire Department Engine 2723 Piece squrt

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Midlothian Fire Department Seagrave Squrt

This 1973 P-Series Seagrave engine with a 1,250-GPM pump and 300 gallons of water with a 54′ Squrt was rebuilt by Pierce in 1994 with a Pierce Arrow cab. Larry Shapiro photo

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Local apparatus at FDIC 2012

There were four area units on display this year in the FDIC Exhibits. New engines for Carol Stream, Fermilab, and Northlake were shown in separate booths and the MABAS 10 MVU was also in the exhibit hall.

Carol Stream Fire District Alexis Engine 29

A new engine for Carol Stream was shown in the Alexis booth. Larry Shapiro photo

Carol Stream Fire District Alexis Engine 29

Looking strikingly similar to a CFD engine, Carol Stream Engine 29 is on a Spartan chassis. Larry Shapiro photo

Fermilab Fire Department Engine 702 Spartan UST US Tank

Fermilab Engine 702 was in the UST Fire Apparatus booth (formerly US Tank, previously US Tanker). Larry Shapiro photo

Fermilab Fire Department engine 702 UST

A view of the rear chevron on Engine 702. Larry Shapiro photo

Fermilab Fire Department Engine 702 Spartan UST US Tank

The officer's side of Fermilab Engine 702 with painted roll-up doors. Larry Shapiro Photo

Northlake Fire Department Marion Spartan Engine 806

In the Marion booth a new engine for Northlake on a Spartan Metro Star chassis with the Evolution Series trim was on display. Larry Shapiro photo

Northlake Fire Department Marion Spartan Engine 806

The driver's side of Northlake Engine 806. Larry Shapiro photo

MABAS Division 10 MVU Mobile Ventilation Unit

The MABAS Division 10 MVU Mobile Ventilation Unit, housed in Lyons was also on display at the show. Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2012 Lukas Oil Dome Convention Center Exhibit Hall

The exhibits were in two separate building; the convention center and the sports arena. All but a select few fire apparatus manufacturers moved into the convention center as seen in this image of the sports arena. Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2011 Lukas Oil Dome Convention Center Exhibit Hall

This image of the sports arena from FDIC 2011 shows more fire apparatus in this venue. Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2010 Lukas Oil Dome Convention Center Exhibit Hall

In 2010, construction on the new convention center had not been completed, and there were many more fire trucks on display in the sports arena. Larry Shapiro photo

 

A bit of “retro” in the Pierce booth.

Most have probably seen the newest Pierce cab and chassis that was unveiled last year – the Dash CF. It featured a grille that matched the Velocity, the Impel, and the Arrow XT.

Pierce Dash CF at FDIC 2012

The Pierce Dash CF with a grille that matches the Velocity, Impel, and the Arrow XT. Larry Shapiro photo

As it turns out, the engine sits in the back of the cab and the grille is for aesthetics only. This year, Pierce displayed a 105′ rear-mount, PUC, quint on the Dash CF chassis without a grille. If one looks beyond the one-piece windshield and the cab-tilt cutouts, the unit has the appearance of an early Pierce Arrow or a Javelin.

Pierce Dash CF aerial at FDIC 2012

A 105' aerial mounted on a Dash CF chassis without the grille. The cab face has the appearance of an early Pierce Arrow and the short lived Javelin. Larry Shapiro phoo

 

 

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5-Alarm ++ fire in Peru (IL) – update

Tim Olk took a drive on Monday to visit the fire scene in Peru, IL. When he went down there, they were over 30 hours into the fire and had requested a 4th Alarm for tankers to the scene. Tim found fires still burning and producing large amounts of smoke throughout many areas of the complex. He took a large amount of photos during the time he was on-scene which will be online in the coming hours. Here are a few samples of what he found in Peru. Earlier coverage of the fire can be found HERE.

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

A Pierce tower ladder from the Mendota Fire Department works an elevated master stream into one building in the Westclox complex in Peru, IL. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

Another Pierce tower ladder, this one belonging to the Peru Fire Department, works at an adjacent building. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

Firefighters direct a hand line into one of the buildings in an effort to extinguish some of the fire that still burns more than day after the fire broke out. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

A section of the former clock company that has been totally destroyed. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

An engine from LaSalle pumps water from the porta-tanks that are constantly refilled by one of the many tankers on the scene. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

A tanker from the Oglesby Fire District takes a turn at the porta-tanks. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

The water supply officer prepares to send this tanker from the Standard Fire Protection District to dump it's water. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

A Darley engine from the Dixon Rural Fire District pumps at the fire scene. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

Firefighters were kept at a distance during the height of the fire due to the intense heat and are just now able to move in and hit all of the remaining fires. Here they douse a dumpster in a loading dock area near several burned trailers. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

Well over a day after the initial fire was intentionally set, parts of the scene are still shrouded in thick smoke. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru, IL Western Clock Company

A Pierce Arrow engine from Peru pumps from another porta-tank set up in a different section of the complex. Tim Olk photo

Tim has a large gallery of images that can be found HERE.

 

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New life for old Glenside rig

Dennis McGuire, Jr. submitted this photo of an X-Glenside FPD 1981 Pierce Arrow pumper which is now in service in Papineau, Illinois. He does not have the date of the four-door conversion.

Papineau Fire Department Pierce Arrow pumper

Papineau Engine 1533 is a 1981 Pierce Arrow with a 1,250-GMP pump and a 750-gallon water tank. This caries Pierce Job #E-1216. Dennis McGuire, Jr.

Glenside Fire Protection District 1981 Pierce Arrow engine

Shortly after Engine 111 was delivered, this image was taken at the original station. In the early years, Pierce was dropping their Arrow cab and then a custom built body onto a chassis made exclusively for Pierce by Oshkosh. Larry Shapiro collection

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Summit is added to the site

Summit Fire Department patch

In MABAS Division 21, the Summit Fire Department covers 2.5 square miles plus a four-mile stretch of nearby highways. They operate out of one station with a full-time chief and deputy chief plus 48 part-time firefighters. Summit has three Pierce engines (one is an X-Bedford Park piece), they have two Medtec ambulances, a command car, a boat, and the MABAS Division 21 Fire Investigation Unit (an X-North Palos Osage ambulance).

MABAS Division 21 Fire Investigation Unit

http://www.villageofworth.com/FireDept/index.htm

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North Aurora is added to the site

North Aurora Fire Protection District Station 1

North Aurora Station 1 houses both medic units, two engines, a tower ladder and the chief officers. Bill Friedrich photo

The North Aurora Fire Protection District in MABAS Division 13 (Kane County) has two stations. One station (#2) has only two engines; a front line and a reserve. The main station has both of the department’s ambulances, the battalion chief, two engines, and a tower ladder.  In addition, they have a second building on the grounds which houses the special teams including several TRT units and a boat. The fire suppression apparatus was mostly purchased from Pierce with a 1986 Arrow engine, a 1996 Lance, a 2006 Dash, and a 2001 Dash tower ladder. The frontline engine out of Station 2 is an E-ONE.

Images were supplied by Bill Friedich and Larry Shapiro.

 

North Aurora Fire Protection District

North Aurora Fire Protection District

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Addison listings updated

Several updates have been made to the listings for the Addison Fire District in MABAS Division 12.

For Addison Station 1:

  • an image of the station has been added
  • new images with the specifications have been added for Battalion 106, Medic 110, and Engine 111
  • Engine 112, the 1990 Pierce Arrow reserve unit has been moved to Station1
Addison Fire District headquarters Station 1

Addison Station 1 houses an engine, a medic unit, and the Battalion Chief in addition to a spare tower, a spare engine, a spare buggy, and several other staff cars. Larry Shapiro photo

For Addison Station 2:

  • there is an image missing for Engine 122, the 1993 E-ONE reserve engine

For Addison Station 3:

  • an image of the station has been added
  • an image has been added of Medic 130, a 2008 Ford F-650/Medtec Type I
  • the squad has been relocated to Station 3
  • missing images include a 1993 Ford Van, the Dive Trailer, and the MABAS Division 12 HazMat Trailer
Addison Fire District medic unit Ford F650 Medtec

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Western Springs history added

Western Springs Fire Department Cadillac ambulance

The Western Springs Fire Department photo history has been added to their page. Located in MABAS Division 10, Western Springs has a rich history featuring Ward LaFrance, FWD, Seagrave, E-ONE, American LaFrance, and Pierce apparatus. Originally white, their rigs transitioned to white over red beginning with an American LaFrance Ladder Chief Quint in 1977. Three of their units were repainted to accommodate the change. These were the 1977 E-ONE, 1975 Seagrave, and the 1982 Pierce.

Western Springs Fire Department Ward LaFrance Fireball

Western Springs Fire Department American LaFrance Ladder Chief Quint

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North Maine Fire District updates

Larry Shapiro visited the North Maine Fire District to photograph Engine 1, their 1992 Pierce Arrow that was recently refurbished by Alexis Fire Apparatus.

North Maine FPD Engine 1

The officer's side of Engine 1 shows new high-side compartments, a hydraulic ladder rack, plus the black and red chevron striping. Larry Shapiro photo

North Maine FPD Engine 1

Engine 1 has new top-access compartments, an extended front bumper and intake in addition to new striping and a black roof. Larry Shapiro photo

North Maine FPD Engine 1

North Maine FPD took delivery of Engine 1 in 1992 as shown here. This was their second Pierce Arrow engine. Larry Shapiro collection

North Maine Fire Protection District Engine 1 1985 Pierce Arrow

North Maine FPD took delivery of their first Pierce Engine 1 in 1985. This was sold to the Beach Park FPD in 2003. Larry Shapiro collection

North Maine FPD decal

The North Maine Fire District has a new decal which is being added to their apparatus. It replicates a challenge coin that they created several years ago and incorporates the new black and gold colors on Engine 1.

The North Maine Fire District page has a new link to a separate page showing their decal and several patches. Click on the Company Patches link at the top of the North Maine Fire District page.

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Bensenville orders engine

The Bensenville Fire Department has placed an order for a new engine from Toyne on a Spartan Metro Star chassis. The engine will have a 1,500-GPM pump, a 750-gallon water tank, and a 30-gallon foam tank. Delivery is expected in the fourth quarter of this year.

When the new engine goes into service as engine 87, Engine 86, the 1994 Pierce Arrow will be assigned to their fire academy.

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