Posts Tagged Pierce Saber pumper

New engine for Palos FPD

This from Josh Boyajian:

I had an opportunity to shoot Palos’ new engine. It’s a 2015 Pierce Saber, with a 1,500-GPM pump,  750-gallon water tank, and carries Pierce Job #28519.
Enjoy,
Josh Boyajian
New fire engine for the Palos FPD

Palos Engine 6303 – 2015 Pierce Saber, 1500/750 so 28519. Josh Boyajian photo

Palos FPD decal

Josh Boyajian photo

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Posen FD apparatus photos

Steve Redick submitted images of several Posen FD units

Posen Fire Department apparatus

Steve Redick photo

Posen Fire Department apparatus

Steve Redick photo

Posen Fire Department apparatus

Steve Redick photo

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New Engine for Steger

This from Ron Wolkoff:

Saw this on pierce Flickr site not sure if it is Steger Illinois

 

Pierce Saber pumper for Steger Fire Department

Pierce Saber pumper for the Steger Fire Department. Pierce composite

 

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New engine for Lake Zurich

From the Pierce Flickr site

new engine for the Lake Zurich Fire Department

Pierce composite

thanks Al

 

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Chicago Ridge is added to the site

Chicago Ridge Fire Department patchIn MABAS Division 21, the Chicago Ridge Fire Department has been added to the site. The department operates two stations. One is staffed by career firefighters and the other by paid-on-call volunteers.

They run with a mixture of apparatus including an E-ONE tower ladder, engines from Pierce, Luverne, and E-ONE, plus ambulances from Road Rescue and Aurora Truck Body.

Chicago Ridge Fire Department Pierce engine

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago Ridge Fire Department

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago Ridge Fire Department

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago Ridge Engine working at 5th Alarm fire in Cicero

Chicago Ridge Engine 6533 was pumping for hours at the Fox Lumberyard fire in Alsip in 2007. Larry Shapiro photo

Luverne fire engine standing in water at lumberyard fire

Another view of Engine 6533 working at the Alsip 5th Alarm in 2007. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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New engine for Bristol-Kendall

Martin Nowak and Ron Wolkoff both found a new composite image of an engine for Bristol-Kendall on the Pierce Flickr site

From Ron:

Looking back this is supposed to be a Saber 1250/1000 They ordered 2.

Bristol-Kendall FPD Pierce Saber engine

Pierce composite.

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New engine coming to Homer Township

There will be several changes to the Homer Township apparatus fleet in the coming months. Several units will be leaving the department and a new engine is on order.

  • On order is a stainless steel E-ONE Typhoon for Engine 32. Expected in July, it will have a 1,500-GPM pump and a 1,000-gallon water tank.

Three units are leaving the department including:

  • Tanker 34, a 1984 Spartan Gladiator/Pierce 1250/2500 pumper/tanker
Homer Township FPD Engine 34 Spartan Pierce pumper tanker

The tanker as it looked before being taken out of service. Karl Klotz photo

Homer Township FPD Engine 6823 Spartan Pierce pumper tanker

Perviously the unit carried the umber 6823. Larry Shapiro photo

Homer Township FPD Tanker 827 Spartan Pierce pumper tanker

When the tanker was delivered, it had open jump seats, was painted lime green, and was lettered for Tanker 827. Larry Shapiro photo

 

  • Truck 32, a 1995 Pierce Lance 105′ rear mount aerial ladder truck 0/0

 

Homer Township FPD Truck 32 1995 Pierce Lance 105' aerial

  • Engine R3 a 2003 Pierce Saber top-mount 1250/750 pumper

Homer Township FPD Engine R3 2006 Pierce Saber

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Truck collision on US 41 3-8-12 (update)

Jeff Rudolph also took in the semi crash in Lake Bluff yesterday:

 Came across Lake Bluff semi pin in yesterday.  Noon time accident, northbound rt. 41 north of 176. 2 fast moving semi’s approached a slow moving semi stuck behind a dumptruck turning. 1st semi swung to the inside lane and passed the slow truck, the second did not see the slower one in time and struck the left rear of the semi. One pt. the driver was pinned and required extensive extrication. Lake Bluff and Knollwood, with Lake Forest ambulance all dispathed. m/a to scene from North Chicago with an engine, Great Lakes with a truck. Libertyville to Knollwood station. Driver was transported to Lake Forest hospital, the other driver was not injured.

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Lake Bluff

An overview of the trucks on the highway after the driver had been removed. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Lake Forest ambulance

The Lake Forest ambulance transported the truck driver to the hospital. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Lake Bluff

Damage to the cab of one truck in proximity to the other truck involved in the collision. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Lake Bluff

It took firefighters close to an hour to free the driver of this truck that was trapped in the cab. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Ernie's Towing

One of several units on the scene from Ernie's Wrecker Service. Jeff Rudolph photo

Lake Bluff Fire Department squad

A brush unit from the Lake Bluff Fire department. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Ernie's Wrecker Service

A heavy wrecker from Ernie's backs down toward the wrecked truck. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Lake Bluff

A firefighter grabs supplies from Lake Bluff Squad 520. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Lake Bluff

Another view of the damage to the truck after the driver was freed. Jeff Rudolph photo

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Norwood Park added to the site

Norwood Park Fire Protection District station

The Norwood Park Fire Station is at 7447 W. Lawrence Avenue in Harwood Heights. Larry Shapiro photo

In Division 20, the Norwood Park Fire Protection District has been added to the site. Norwood Park operates out of one station on Lawrence Avenue in Harwood Heights. Their fire district covers Harwood Heights, Norridge, and Norwood Park Township which is unincorporated Cook County. They have a large station with three Medtec ambulances, two Pierce engines, a Pierce tower ladder, a command car, utility pickup, and the MABAS Division 20 Haz Mat Unit #749.

MABAS Division 20 Haz Mat Unit 749 Sterling Marion

Marion Body Works has built several specialty units for area MABAS divisions. Bill Friedrich photo

Norwood park Fire Protection District Medtec Ambulance 105

This is one of three Medtec ambulances in the Norwood Park FPD fleet. Bill Friedrich photo

 

The department is expecting delivery of a new Pierce Impel engine in April and will be selling what is currently Engine 101, a 1996 Pierce Saber engine.

Norwood Park Fire Protection District Pierce Sager Engine 101

One of two Pierce Saber engines in the fleet, this unit is being replaced in April. Larry Shapiro photo

A few images of Norwood Park apparatus are missing from the site and will be added when we can get photos.

 

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Rockford orders four rigs

The Rockford Fire Department currently runs several pieces of apparatus that are in need of replacement. Over the past four years, they have disposed of three 1976 Pirsch quints. They still have a fourth 1976 Pirsch quint and a 1976 Seagrave 100′ TDA in reserve. They recently placed an order with Pierce for four new units. Three Velocity 105′ quints with steel ladders and a Saber engine have been  ordered. Two of the quints were being built as stock units and will be delivered within 90 days. The 3rd quint and the Saber are being built specifically for Rockford and are expected within 6-8 months.

The Saber engine will have a 2,000-GPM pump, 500 gallons of water and 30 gallons of foam. The quints will have 2,000-GPM pumps and 500-gallon water tanks. All units will be white over red. Rockford will be putting three units up for auction when the new units are in service. These include a 1976 Pirsch quint, a 1995 Pierce 105′ quint, and a 1991 E-ONE Hush pumper that formerly belonged to Naperville.

Andy Hilk found this article detailing the city council agreeing to the apparatus replacement.

A vote in Rockford City Council ensures the fire department will get four new vehicles by the end of the year.

Alderman voted 12-1 in favor of the plan and the fire department expects it will have some of the equipment in the next 30 days.  Older vehicles will be replaced. The department will get 3 new quints, which are engines with ladders and one standard engine.

All total, the four vehicles have an estimated cost of $3.2 million.  The city will lease them for 7 years at a rate of $350,000 per year. Rockford will continue to lease new vehicles for other departments. It’s part of a long term plan aimed at upgrading the city’s fleet in a cost effective way.

 

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