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2-Alarm fire in Barrington Hills, 5-3-18 (more)

video from Larry Shapiro of the 2-Alarm fire in Barrington Hills, 5-3-18

 

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2-Alarm fire in Barrington Hills, 5-3-18 (more)

More on the 2-Alarm fire in Barrington Hills, 5-3-18.

Then tanker shuttle included:

Long Grove, Countryside, Round Lake, Crystal Lake, Antioch, Bartlett, East Dundee, Prospect Heights, Palatine Rural, McHenry Township, Nunda, Lake Villa, Fox Lake, Woodstock, and Elk Grove Township.

Bartlett FPD Tender 2

Larry Shapiro photo

Trucks at the scene were from Palatine, West Dundee, and Wauconda.

Engines were from Mundelein, Buffalo Grove, Carpentersville, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, and Algonquin. 

Squads from Cary and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods plus ambulances from Barrington, Barrington Countryside, and Des Plaines were also at the scene.

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Prospect Heights FPD history

This from Drew Smith:

I thought I’d share some history of Prospect Heights tankers. Before the decommissioning of the 1994 Spartan/S&S tanker, Prospect Heights operated a 1968 Ford/Darley tanker. That tanker had a Darley two-stage 750 GPM pump and a 1500 gallon tank. In 1989 that tanker was sent to Monroe Truck where a new, 1500 gallon wet-side tank was installed. Prior to the new tank, Darley overhauled and rebuilt the pump. After delivery from Monroe Truck, members of the PHFD plumbed crosslays and installed new warning lights and had a local provider apply graphics. That tanker served a total of 26 here at the PHFD. It was then sold to the Mountain, WI FD where it served several more years. It is currently owned by Michael Zahnen, owner of The Zahnen Companies in Michigan, a Spartan EV dealer. Mike was also a member of the PHFD more than 30-plus years ago.

ProspectHeights FPD history - Tanker 9.

ProspectHeights FPD history – Tanker 9. Prospect Heights FPD photo

ProspectHeights FPD history - Tanker 9.

ProspectHeights FPD history – Tanker 9. Prospect Heights FPD photo

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