Posts Tagged Pierce Velocity tower ladder

New tower ladder for Tinley Park (more)

From the Pierce Flickr site:

Pierce Village of Tinley Park FD, IL 31880

New Pierce velocity tower ladder for the Tinley Park FD so 31880

Pierce composite

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New tower ladder for Tinley Park (more)

This from Kevin Griffin:

2018 Pierce Velocity tower ladder

Kevin Griffin photo

2018 Pierce Velocity tower ladder

Kevin Griffin photo

2018 Pierce Velocity tower ladder

Kevin Griffin photo

2018 Pierce Velocity tower ladder

Kevin Griffin photo

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New tower ladder for the Morris FPD (more)

Excerpts from the MorrisHerald-news.com:

The Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District’s new ladder truck has the ability to save lives and property in a way no other truck on the fleet has before.

“The tower ladder truck was put in service less than a month ago and has already paid for itself in the property it has protected,” Chief Tracey Steffes said.

At a little more than $1 million, it replaces an old ladder truck which was nearly 20 years old. Morris responds to more than 6,000 calls a year.

“Every year, the ladder is tested and it’s never had a problem. … But for the past three or four years, we’ve had to look at whether we would replace it or refurbish it,” Steffes said. “We could sell it now to a station with fewer calls, where it could last them several years, and we could put that money towards the new truck.”

The minimum cost to restore the old ladder truck would have been $575,000 with only a one-year warranty. The fire department also could sell it for $150,000 and put that money toward the new purchase.

The Dwight Fire Protection District was able to buy the truck, which Steffes said should give them far more years out of it because of a smaller call volume.

The chief said that although the cost to the district may be substantial, the savings to the residents and business are large.

“We just had our (ISO) rating done and we went from a four to a three in town and from an eight to a five in rural areas. The ladder truck has a lot to do with that” Steffes said.

The tower ladder truck is being housed at station 1 because of its size. It also houses ground ladders and other supplies needed on calls.

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New tower ladder for the Morris FPD (more)

From the Morris FPD Facebook page:

Firefighters create a bond between themselves and their equipment. Without our equipment we could not perform our duties. We care for our fire apparatus better than we care for our own cars at times. So today is a bittersweet day for us at the Fire District. We mark the last shift our citizens and firefighters will be protected by a remarkable piece of fire apparatus. Tower Ladder 2319 will finish it service with us and begin a new life with another Fire District. This apparatus replaced our aging 1975 American La France aerial in 1997. We have included a few action shoots along with a picture next to it’s replacement.

new and old tower ladders side by side

Morris FPD photo.

Morris FPD personnel with trucks

Morris FPD photo.

tower ladder at night fire scene

Morris FPD photo.

new and old tower ladders side by side

Morris FPD photo.

tower ladder at industrial fire

Morris FPD photo.

towre ladder at night fire scene

Morris FPD photo.

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New tower ladder for the Morris FPD (more)

From the Pierce Flicker page:

Pierce Morris FD, IL 29813

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Morris FPD fire truck

Morris FPD Tower 29. Pierce composite

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New tower ladder for North Riverside (more)

This from Drew Gresik:

Here is a shot of the new North Riverside tower ladder, a 2016 Pierce Velocity 2000/300/100′ RM. It was a demo, and it is not in service yet. Pierce serial number #28875.

North Riverside FD Tower Ladder 806

North Riverside Tower Ladder 806. – 2016 Pierce Velocity 2000/300/100′ RM so #28875. Drew Gresik photo

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New tower ladder for North Riverside

This from Josh Boyajian:

North Riverside’s new Tower Ladder 806

North Riverside Fire Department

Josh Boyajian photo

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New tower ladder for North Riverside

This from Josh Boyajian:

Pierce demo tower ladder being purchased by the North Riverside FD.

Pierce Velocity tower ladder

Pierce photo

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Elk Grove buys new tower ladder (more)

Here’s a photo of the Pierce tower ladder that was purchased by the Elk Grove Village Fire Department

Pierce Velocity tower ladder

The Elk Grove Village Fire Department purchased this Pierce Velocity tower ladder that was a stock unit.

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Full Still Alarm fire in Harvey, 3-30-14

This from Eric Haak:

Just three quick shots from Harvey’s full still Sunday afternoon.  I did not arrive in time to get much but with the nice sunlight and blue skies, I thought I would send in a couple of rig shots.  Harvey’s first-in engine was the ex-Dixmoor Engine 33.  Fire was in the rear porches and gave off an impressive header.  Companies did a great job of keeping it out of the attic and keeping it from extending into the rest of the structure which was an occupied residence.

E-ONE Typhoon fire engine at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

firemen with hose at house fire scene

Eric Haak photo

E-ONE Typhoon fire engine at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

Piece Velocity tower ladder

Eric Haak photo

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