Posts Tagged Pierce Enforcer

Code 4 fire in Wilmette, 5-28-15

This from Larry Shapiro:

Wilmette firefighters were called to 506 5th Street Friday afternoon (5/28/15) by a resident that had smoke in their 2nd floor apartment. Companies arrived and found a small fire in the basement that was traveling up the pipe chase to the fourth floor.

The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire bringing units from Skokie, Winnetka, Glenview, Glencoe, Northbrook, and Evanston as they opened walls on all floors to get at the fire.

E-ONE Cyclone II e-Max fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

E-ONE Cyclone II e-Max fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

E-ONE Cyclone II tower ladder

Larry Shapiro photo

panoramic image of fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

courtyard building fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

Northbrook FD Lieutenant

Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce Enforcer fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

more photos are at shapirophotography.net

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Glenview house fire 4-5-13

The Glenview Fire Department was notified by a resident that the house at 1531 Maple Street was on fire. Companies arrived and reported smoke from the attic and upgraded the alarm to a Code 4 (working fire). Glenview was at the scene with four engines, two ambulances, the truck, and three chief officers. Mutual aid was an engine from Northfield, a truck from Niles, a squad from Morton Grove, and the Northbrook battalion chief.

The truck went to ventilate the roof and two lines were used from Engine 8. The fire was extinguished with 15 minutes of the upgrade and damage to the home was not extensive. Here are several images from Larry Shapiro.

house fire in Glenview on Maple Street

Engine 8, the still alarm engine was on a hydrant. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenview Fire Department Engine 7

Glenview Engine 7. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenview Fire Department Truck 14

Glenview Truck 14. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenview Fire Department Engine 6

Glenview’s reserve engine. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenview Fire Department Engine 13

Glenview Engine 13. Larry Shapiro photo

Niles FD Truck 2

Niles Truck 2. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenview Fire Department Engine 8

Glenview Engine 8 on a hydrant. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire in Glenview on Maple Street

The roof was ventilated. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire in Glenview on Maple Street

Light smoke on the C side of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

 

A gallery with more images can be viewed HERE.

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Schiller Park has been added to the site

Schiller Park Fire Department patchThe Schiller Park Fire Department in MABAS Division 20 has been added to the site. Schiller Park has two stations, though only the headquarters station is staffed. The second station currently houses a reserve engine and ambulance. The suppression fleet consists of Pierce apparatus with a broad range of chassis: Saber, Enforcer, Dash, & Impel. Ambulances are from Wheeled Coach, Road Rescue, and very soon from Medtec as well.

Daily staffing includes an engine, an ambulance, a shift commander, and a jump company for the tower ladder or a second ambulance. Although apparatus is currently black over red, Schiller Park was at one time lime green and also had separate fire and EMS divisions.

Schiller Park Fire Department Cadillac ambulance

Cadillac Ambulance 452 used by the Schiller Park EMS prior to merging with the fire department. Larry Shapiro photo

Schiller Park Hendrickson fire engine

This version of Engine 455 was delivered in 1976 by W.S. Darley on a Hendrickson chassis with an 1871-C cab. It carried 500 gallons of water with a 1,250-GPM pump. Larry Shapiro photo

Schiller Park Fire Department

Schiller Park Engine 455 was refurbished by RPI in 1992 which included a full cab enclosure and a new color scheme. Larry Shapiro photo

Schiller Park Fire Department

Schiller Park Engine 455 was delivered in 1995 by Pierce on a Saber chassis with a 1,250-GPM pump and 500 gallons of water. Today this is the reserve engine out of Station 2 and has been renumbered as Engine 456. Larry Shapiro photo

Schiller Park Fire Station

Schiller Park Fire Station 1 is part of the municipal complex with the police department and city government offices. Larry Shapiro photo

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Crete Fire Department is added to Division 27

In Will County, the Crete Fire Department has been added to the site. Crete has two stations with Pierce, Saulsbury, and Medtec apparatus.

Crete Fire Department Engine 702 Pierce Enforcer

Crete is changing the color of their units from white over lime green to black over red.

Crete Fire Department Squad 706

Crete Fire Department Station 2

Crete Fire Station 2 is a t 3740 Melanie Lane. It was built in 1983. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Storage yard fire for Central Stickney 5-10-12 (update)

More images were submitted from the huge storage yard fire that Central Stickney had on Thursday.

large storage yard fire in Stickney Central Stickney FPD 5-11-12

Central Stickney tower sits near the Forest View engine as heavy smoke is generated from the debris that is burning.

large storage yard fire in Stickney Central Stickney FPD 5-11-12

The deck gun from Summit Engine 952 is directed at a section of the burning debris.

large storage yard fire in Stickney Central Stickney FPD 5-11-12

Several engines work with deck guns as the fire is spread over a large area.

large storage yard fire in Stickney Central Stickney FPD 5-11-12

The deck gun from the Forest View engine goes to work.

large storage yard fire in Stickney Central Stickney FPD 5-11-12

Another shot of Forest View Engine 813 working.

large storage yard fire in Stickney Central Stickney FPD 5-11-12

A monitor nozzle is used on a section that has been largely knocked down.

large storage yard fire in Stickney Central Stickney FPD 5-11-12

Central Stickney Engine 907 was also flowing a deck gun.

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Huntley FD apparatus

Scott Peterson submitted several images of apparatus from the Huntley Fire Protection District. Huntley  is not yet on the site.

 Unique item on the new Ferrera engine (Engine 944), the Huntley name lights up on the front grill. The other Ferrera units in the area say the brand name.  Also, check out the  roll-up door for the rear hose bed to provide the now required NFPA containment system for hose. Most manufacturers have been using the cargo style netting.

Huntley Fire Protection District Fire Trucks Apparatus
Huntley Fire Protection District Fire Trucks Apparatus
Huntley Fire Protection District Fire Trucks Apparatus
Huntley Fire Protection District Fire Trucks Apparatus
Huntley Fire Protection District Fire Trucks Apparatus
Huntley Fire Protection District Fire Trucks Apparatus
Huntley Fire Protection District Fire Trucks Apparatus
Huntley Fire Protection District Fire Trucks Apparatus

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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

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Beecher works at Lowell Indiana extra alarm 8-10-11

The Beecher Fire Protection District in MABAS Division 27 responded mutual aid to an extra alarm fire last week in Lowell, Indiana. According to Beecher Fire Chief Dave Lagesse, Beecher Truck 405, a 2006 Pierce Enforcer with a 75′ aluminum ladder, flowed in excess of 640,000 gallons of water over a period of 10 hours on the scene. The fire occurred a week ago Thursday, on August 10th, at the former Rieter Automotive building, 101 W. Oakley Avenue, and according to The Northwest Indiana Times,

A construction company working inside … is believed to have accidentally sparked a spectacular fire at the abandoned plant shortly before noon Wednesday.  Jimmy Harper, a project manager for BRT Indiana LLC, a recycling and sales company, said crews were moving equipment and cutting beams when an unidentified material caught fire. Harper, who was working inside the building with 11 other employees, said sprinklers in the building were shut off and crews could not control the flames with fire extinguishers.

The complete article can be found HERE. A Youtube video is HERE, and additional coverage is HERE.

Chief Lagesse submitted several dramatic images showing Truck 405 working. He was unable to tell us who the photographer was. We would like to acknowledge the photographer if someone can supply us with that information.

Lowell Indiana 4th alarm fire 8-10-11 Rieter Automotive Beecher FD Truck 405

Two elevated master streams work at the Rieter Automotive property in Lowell, Indiana on August 10, 2011. photographer unknown

Lowell Indiana 4th alarm fire 8-10-11 Rieter Automotive Beecher FD Truck 405

A firefighter from Beecher, IL rests at the tip of Beecher Truck 405's ladder directing water on the massive fire. photographer unknown

 

Lowell Indiana 4th alarm fire 8-10-11 Rieter Automotive Beecher FD Truck 405

Another shot showing Beecher and Lowell Fire Department aerials working. photographer unknown

 

Lowell Indiana 4th alarm fire 8-10-11 Rieter Automotive Beecher FD Truck 405

A fire ball appears to erupt directly beneath the Beecher firefighter working the master stream, although there is quite a bit of space between them. photographer unknown

 

Lowell Indiana 4th alarm fire 8-10-11 Rieter Automotive Beecher FD Truck 405

As the dynamics of the fire change, the firefighter redirects the master stream. photographer unknown

Lowell Indiana 4th alarm fire 8-10-11 Rieter Automotive Beecher FD Truck 405

Heavy fire burns through the roof of what was the Rieter Automotive facility in Lowell, Indiana on August 10, 2011. photographer unknown

Lowell Indiana 4th alarm fire 8-10-11 Rieter Automotive Beecher FD Truck 405

Beecher Truck 405 was flowing water for 10 hours at the scene in Lowell, Indiana. photographer unknown

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Bloomingdale has been added to the site

Bloomingdale Fire Protection District No. 1 headquarters fire station 1

Bloomingdale Fire Station 1 on Bloomingdale Road houses the fire department headquarters and the emergency dispatch center. Larry Shapiro photo

The Bloomingdale Fire Protection District No 1 in MABAS Division 12 has been added to the site. Bloomingdale has three stations though one is strictly used for storage. Station 2 at 6N480 Keeney Road (which has a Roselle address) was originally part of the Keeneyville Fire District. This station has two spare engines and an out-of-service ambulance which may be converted to a dive unit.

Bloomingdale Fire Department ambulance

This out-of-service ambulance might be converted into a newer dive unit to replace Dive 9 which is assigned a 1997 Freightliner FL50/Medtec. Larry Shapiro photo

Bloomingdale has their own dispatch center in the basement of Station 1 which serves Bloomingdale in addition to the Elk Grove Township Fire Protection District and theItasca Fire Protection District.

Bloomingdale runs a fleet of Pierce apparatus which includes a tower ladder and three engines on a Lance chassis, one engine on an Enforcer chassis, and an engine on a Quantum chassis. They have on order a 2,000-gallon pumper/tanker on a Velocity chassis which is due this year. The two in-service ambulances as well as the Dive Squad all feature boxes built by Horton.

Bloomingdale Fire Protection District Engine 1 Pierce Quantum

The newest engine in Bloomingdale is this 2005 Pierce Quantum assigned to Engine 1. John Tulipano photo

Prior to becoming a Pierce customer, Bloomingdale was exclusively a Pirsch customer for many years. In 1981, they received the last engine on a custom Pirsch chassis that matched two engines and a 1972 85′ mid-ship quint.

Bloomingdale Fire Protection District 1981 Pirsch custom pumper

In 1981, Bloomingdale Engine 2 featured the last custom cab built by hand at the Pirsch factory in Kenosha. From this point forward, Pirsch purchased stock cabs from Truck Cab Manufacturers (TCM) and applied a trim package to make their appearance unique to Pirsch products. Larry Shapiro collection

Bloomingdale Fire Protection District custom Pirsch mid-mount quint

Bloomingdale Truck 4 was built in 1972 to match one Pirsch engine already in the Bloomingdale fleet complete with the edge warning lights. They would later have a total of four matching custom Pirsch units. Larry Shapiro collection

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Highland Park site updates

Karl Klotz submitted photos to update Highland Park Station 34. He submitted an updated shot of the engine and an image of the Dive Unit which had been missing from the site.

Highland Park Fire Department Dive UNit 34

Now that theses updates have been made to Station 34, there has been a temporary reassignment of units. Truck 33, the 1995 Sutphen 104′ mid-mount quint has been relocated for a trial period to Station 34 on the north end of town. Engine 34 switched with the truck and is operating out of Station 33.

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