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As seen around … Clarendon Hills

This from Josh Boyajian:

Clarendon Hills Squad Co. 86. A 1994 Pierce Dash rescue squad. This unit it being replaced in the coming months with a brand new Pierce Enforcer 15′ walk-around heavy rescue squad.

Clarendon Hills Squad Co. 86

Clarendon Hills Squad Co. 86 – 1994 Pierce Dash rescue squad. Josh Boyajian photo

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Inverness house fire 3-27-13

The Palatine Rural FPD received a report from a citizen that had observed smoke coming from a house at 124 Poteet in Inverness, two blocks from the fire station. Engine 36 requested a fire response and then upgraded it to a working fire (Code 4) minutes later upon arrival at the scene. Companies from Hoffman Estates, Rolling Meadows, Barrington, East Dundee, West Dundee, Palatine, Long Grove, Buffalo Grove, and Prospect Heights were called to assist.

Companies had smoke from a first floor kitchen window, and the occupants were not at home. Firefighters encountered conditions inside the house consistent with a collier’s mansion, and were able to contain and extinguish the fire within 20 minutes.

Larry Shapiro went to the scene and arrived after the fire was knocked down. Here are several images from the scene.

Inverness house fire on Poteet 3-27-13

Hoffman Estates firefighters await an assignment outside the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Palatine Rural FPD Engine 36 at a fire scene

Palatine Rural FPD Engine 36 had two lines off. Larry Shapiro photo

Palatine Rural FPD tanker 36

Palatine Rural Tanker 36 dropped their portable tank in case the fire required additional water from the East Dundee and Prospect Heights tankers that were in staging. Larry Shapiro photo

Inverness house fire on Poteet 3-27-13

Palatine Rural FPD Tanker 36 nurses Engine 36 in this subdivision without hydrants. Larry Shapiro photo

Hoffman Estates Fire Department Reserve Truck 24

Hoffman Estates Truck 22 is running with the reserve aerial. The tower ladder will be out of service undergoing paint and bodywork by RPI for the next several months. Larry Shapiro photo

Rolling Meadows FD Engine 16

Rolling Meadows Engine 16. Larry Shapiro photo

West Dundee FPD aerial ladder truck

The West Dundee FD is running with their reserve ladder truck while their tower ladder is down for bodywork. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove FD Tower Ladder 25

Buffalo Grove Tower 25 was the RIT company. Larry Shapiro photo

fire scene commander with accountability board

Rolling Meadows Battalion 15 was in command of the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Additional images from the scene can be found HERE.

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Palos Heights FPD is added to the site

Palos Heights Fire Protection District patchThe Palos Heights Fire Protection District has been added to MABAS Division 19. This now completes all of Division 19 departments. Palos Heights has two stations with 22 career personnel covering 4.5 square miles. Each station has a jump company that will staff the engine or ambulance. The ambulance is staffed by two and the officer follows in 6408 or 6418.

Engines are from American LaFrance or Pierce, and the ambulances are either Medtec or Road Rescue. Palos Heights does not have an aerial unit. They also maintain a retire ambulance for their dive team.

Palos Heights Fire Protection District

Palos Heights Fire Protection District headquarters station 1 at 12300 S. Harlem Avenue. Karl Klotz photo

Palos Heights Fire Protection District American LaFrance

Palos Heights Fire Protection District Engine 6403, a 2005 American LaFrance Eagle which runs out of Station 1. Karl Klotz photo

Palos Heights Fire Protection District Pierce Lance engine

Palos Heights Fire Protection District Engine 6413 which runs out of Station 2. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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Lemont FPD is added to the site

 

Lemont Fire Protection District Headquarters fire station

Lemont Fire Protection District Headquarters Station 1. Larry Shapiro photo

The Lemont Fire Protection District in MABAS Division 10 has been added to the site. Karl Klotz and Larry Shapiro recently photographed the entire fleet and the four fire stations. Lemont runs two Crimson engines, one Ferrara rescue engine, and a Pierce quint. Each of the four stations has a Type I style ambulance featuring two Fords, a Navistar, and a Freightliner chassis with boxes by Medtec and McCoy Miller.

Lemont Fire Protection District Truck 949

Lemont Fire Protection District Station 4

Lemont Fire Protection District Station 4. Larry Shapiro photo

Station 1, which is their headquarters, also has an air trailer and the MABAS Division 10 Water Rescue and Recovery trailer.

MABAS Division Water Rescue Unit

MABAS Division Water Rescue Unit. Larry Shapiro photo

Lemont Fire Protection District American LaFrance Century Engine

Lemont ran this 1982 American LaFrance Century Series engine with 500 gallons of water and a 1,500-GPM pump. Larry Shapiro photo

Lemont Fire Protection District American LaFrance Century Water Chief Quint

Lemont also had this 1983 American LaFrance Century Series 75′ Water Chief Quint (1500/500). Larry Shapiro photo

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Tri-State FPD added to the site

The Tri-State Fire Protection District in MABAS Division 10 has been added to the site. Tri-State operates four stations with two medic units, four engines, a tower ladder and a battalion chief. Their frontline medic units are by Horton and the suppression apparatus is a mix of Crimson, Pierce, and Smeal. The district encompasses areas of Darien, Burr-Ridge, Willowbrook, and unincorporated DuPage County.

Tri-State Fire Protection District Station 3

Tri-State Fire Protection District Station 3 is at 10S110 Madison Street in Burr Ridge. Larry Shapiro photo

Tri-State has their own dispatchers that work from Station 2.

Tri-State Fire Protection District Squad 526 Crimson

Tri-State runs this small Crimson squad with a rear pump out of Station 2. Karl Klotz photo

Tri-State Fire Protection District Smeal Tower Ladder 539

Tri-State Fire Protection District Engine 511

Tri-State Fire Protection District Pierce Arrow engine

This delivery photo of Tri-State Engine 583 (now a reserve engine after having gone through an RPI rehab some years ago) is soon to be disposed of. Larry Shapiro photo

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Elmhurst added to the site

The Elmhurst Fire Department in MABAS Division 12 has been added to the site. Dennis McGuire, Jr. submitted the images. Elmhurst recently underwent a color change from their long standing white over school bus yellow with green striping to a more traditional white over red. They also changed from a E-ONE to Pierce.

EMS units are staffed by contract personnel while the fire suppression units have career firefighters.

Elmhurst Fire Department Medic 1

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Elmhurst Fire Department Engine 1

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Elmhurst Fire Department Engine 3

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Elmhurst Fire Department Mobile Command and Communications Center

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Previously, Elmhurst had American LaFrance, Pierce, Mack, and Darley engines. The former aerials were both 100′ rear mounts from Pirsch.

Elmhurst Fire Department historic fire apparatus photo

1974 Hendrickson 1871S/Pierce Suburban engine with a 1,500-GPM pump and 500 gallons of water. Larry Shapiro photo

Elmhurst Fire Department American LaFrance 1000 Series

This 1000 Series American LaFrance engine was built in 1971 with a 1,250-GPM ump and 500 gallons of water. Larry Shapiro photo

Elmhurst Fire Department mack Pirsch ladder truck

Elmhurst Truck 1 was previously a 1978 Mack CF/Pirsch that was refurbished in 1992 by RPI. The 100′ rear-mount aerial had a 250-GPM PTO pump with 150 gallons of water. Larry Shapiro photo

Elmhurst Fire Department Pirsch aerial ladder

Elmhurst Truck 2 used o have this 1981 Pirsch aerial ladder that was also refurbished by RPI in 1992. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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Antioch Fire is added to the site

The Antioch Fire Department and First Fire District is a volunteer department at the northern edge of Illinois in Lake County Quad 2. They have three stations with many pieces of apparatus and a new engine expected in January. Once an all Pirsch department, they still have two Pirsch units on the roster, one of which will be put up for auction when the new engine arrives. Each station houses a brush rig and an engine or tanker with at least 2,000 gallons of water.

Today the apparatus consists of US Tanker, Alexis, Pierce, and 3D. Station 1 houses the Quad 2 rehab unit, the Quad 2 air boat, and a new Quad 2 resource dubbed the Fast Attack Response Truck.

Antioch Fire Department Pirsch pumper/tanker

 

Antioch Fire Department Pirsch pumper

Antioch Fire Department Station 3

Antioch Station 3 is at 2475 West Grass Lake Road. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Antioch Fire Department Lake County Quad 2 rehab

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Berwyn has been added to the site

The Berwyn Fire Department in MABAS Division 11 has been added to the site through the efforts of several individuals. Photos have been assembled from Drew Gresik, Steve Redick, Hank Sajovic, and Larry Shapiro to fill in the stations and apparatus. Berwyn, a career department with 79 personnel runs out of three stations covering just under four square miles. They have a mixture of apparatus including three pieces from Seagrave plus an engine from Pierce and their newest engine from Crimson.

Berwyn Fire Department

Berwyn Station 1, their south station, is at 6434 Windsor Avenue. Hank Sajovic photo

Berwyn Fire Department

The north station, is Station 2 at 6615 16th Street. Larry Shapiro photo

Berwyn Fire Department Engine 903 2009 Spartan Gladiator Crimson

Berwyn Fire Department

 

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Glenside added to the site

The Glenside Fire Protection District in Glendale Heights has been added to the site. Glenside is in MABAS Division 12 and runs out of a single station at the corner of Fullerton Avenue and Bloomingdale Road. The station was originally built in 1970 and underwent an extensive renovation which ended in 2004. They have two Medtec ambulances, a new 2010 Ferrara Inferno engine, two E-ONE HP75 quints, and a Pierce engine. Glenside also houses one of three MABAS Division 12 Haz Mat trailers.

Glenside Fire Protection District station

The Glenside Fire Protection District station at 1608 Bloomingdale Road. Larry Shapiro photo

The majority of Glenside apparatus is presently painted black over red. Prior to adding the black roofs, apparatus was white over red beginning in 1996. During the early years of the department, the apparatus was a bright yellow that was also reflected in their patch.

Glenside Fire Protection District Ferrara Inferno engine

Glenside Fire Protection District

 

Glenside Fire Protection District Pierce Lance

Glenside Engine 711 was formerly Engine 701 as delivered in 1989 by Pierce in what was the department's yellow. Larry Shapiro collection

 

Glenside Fire Protection District E-ONE Cyclone HP75

In 1996, Glenside switched from yellow apparatus to red with a white roof as seen in this delivery photo of Quint 705. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenside Fire Protection District Ford/Pierce/Snorkel

Prior to purchasing the first E-ONE quint in 1986, Glenside ran this 1972 Ford C/Pierce 55' Snorkel as Engine 5 with a 1,000-GPM pump and 500 gallons of water. Larry Shapiro collection

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Crete Township FPD has been added to the site

Crete Township Fire Protection District Station

The newest station for Crete Township is at 26730 S. Stony Island Avenue. Bill Friedrich photo

The Crete Township Fire Protection in MABAS Division 27has three stations. They have a variety of engines made my Pierce, E-ONE, Luverne, and Alexis. The ambulances are from Medtec and they also have three tankers (tenders), the newest of which was completed in 2011 by Alexis on a Freightliner M2 chassis.

In 1995, Crete Township was one of several south suburban fire departments to order an engine from Luverne on an HME 1871 chassis. Two of these had the largest extended and raised cabs that were offered; one went to Alsip and the other is still on the roster for Crete Township with a fully enclosed pump operator panel.

Crete Township Fire Protection District patch

The newest unit in the Crete Township fleet is a 3,000-gallon tender built by Alexis on a Freightliner chassis. There is a graphic on the porta-tank cover which illustrates a steamer that was refurbished by Gene Morris of Alexis Fire Equipment.

Crete Township FPD steamer graphics

The graphic represents a steamer which resides at Alexis Fire Equipment. Bill Friedrich photo

 

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