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.
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.
Additional images from the scene can be found HERE.
Tags: Alexis Fire Equipment, Buffalo Grove Fire Department, East Dundee Fire Protection District, Ferrara, fire scene command post, firefighter accountability, HME, Hoffman Estates Fire Department, house fire on Poteet in Inverness, KME, Larry Shapiro, Palatine Rural Fire Department, Palatine Rural Fire Protection District, Pierce, Rolling Meadows Battalion 15, Rolling Meadows Fire Department, tanker nursing engine, West Dundee Fire Department
The 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.
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.
Station 1, which is their headquarters, also has an air trailer and the MABAS Division 10 Water Rescue and Recovery trailer.
Tags: American LaFrance Century engine, American LaFrance Water Chief Quint, Crimson, Ferrara MVP pumper, Ferrara rescue pumper, Karl Klotz, Larry Shapiro, Lemont Fire Protection District, MABAS Division 10, McCoy Miller, Medtec Ambulance, Pierce, Spartan Gladiator Classic
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 has their own dispatchers that work from Station 2.
Tags: Crimson, Crimson mini-pumper squad, fire truck photos, Horton, Karl Klotz, Larry Shapiro, MABAS Division 10, Pierce, Pierce Arrow engine, Smeal, Smeal Sirius tower ladder, Tri-State Fire Protection District
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.
Previously, Elmhurst had American LaFrance, Pierce, Mack, and Darley engines. The former aerials were both 100′ rear mounts from Pirsch.
Tags: American LaFrance 1000 Series engine, Dennis McGuire Jr., E-ONE Cyclone engine, Elmhurst Fire Department, Elmhurst Fire Department Mobile Incident Command Unit, hendrickson 1871s fire truck chassis, MABAS Division 12, Mack CF Pirsch aerial, Peter Pirsch & Sons, Pierce, Pierce Impel pumper, Pirsch 100' aerial ladder truck, yellow fire trucks
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.
Tags: 102'' LTI tower ladder, 3D Fire Apparatus, Alexis Fire Apparatus, Alexis Fire Equipment, American LaFrance Eagle, American LaFrance/Alexis/LTI, Antioch FIre Department, Antioch First Fire District, Lake County Quad 2 air boat, Lake County Quad 2 Fast Attack Response Truck, Lake County Quad 2 Rehab Unit, Larry Shapiro, Pierce, Pirsch, US Tanker
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.
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.
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.
Tags: 55' Snorkel, Bill Friedrich, E-ONE HP75, Ferrara Inferno chassis, Ferrara rescue pumper, Ford/Pierce/Snorkel, Glenside Fire Protection District, Larry Shapiro, MABAS Division 12, Medtec Ambulance, Pierce, Pierce Lance
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.
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.
Tags: Alexis Fire Apparatus, Alexis Fire Equipment, antique steamer, Bill Friedrich, Crete Township Fire Protection District, enclosed pump panel, Freightliner M2 106, Gene Morris, Larry Shapiro, Luverne Fire Apparatus, MABAS Division 27, MedTec, Pierce, Pierce Dash D-8000, water tanker, water tender