Posts Tagged Ryan Wyckoff

New ambulance for Hillside

This from Ryan Wyckoff:

2014 Ford E-450/Medtec.  Replaces 1999 Road Rescue

Medtec ambulance photo

New 2014 Ford E-450/Medtec ambulance for Hillside. Ryan Wyckof photo

Ford E-450 chassis for ambulance

Ryan Wyckoff photo

picture of new fire department ambulance

Ryan Wyckoff photo

chevron striping on ambulance

Rear chevron striping. Ryan Wyckoff photo

ambulance interior

Interior of new ambulance. Ryan Wyckoff photo

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New quint for Addison

This from Ryan Wyckoff:

Just giving you a heads up, there is a new Quint for Addison Fire Protection District sitting at Global.  It is a Pierce Arrow 75′ Aluminum ladder, 1500 gpm pump and I think 500 gallon tank.  It is already lettered but not numbered.  I did not have my camera with me so no photo.  They were hoping Addison would take delivery within the week.

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Bellwood orders new tower ladder

From Ryan Wyckoff:

Bellwood recieved a FEMA Grant and will use it for a new truck. They are purchasing a stock 95' E-One Tower Ladder. Expected delivery is May after some very minor compartment and graphics modifications.
Here is a listing of Illinois departments that have received FEMA Grant Awards for apparatus.
FEMA grants for fire apparatus acquisitions in Illinois 2012

Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) - Award Year 2011

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Hillside Fire Department update

The Hillside Fire Department in MABAS Division 20 was added to the site recently with images supplied by Bill Friedrich. The photo of the fire station which was posted did not accurately reflect the current building which had a second floor added some years ago. Ryan Wyckoff has updated the photo which has now been added to the site.

Hillside Fire Station

A current shot of the station shows the second floor largely hidden behind a very mature tree. The building has two bays in the front and another two on the side. Both ambulances use the side doors and the squad, the truck, and both engines use the front doors. Hillside's brand new Pierce Velocity quint can be seen in the station next to the 2008 Pierce Puc engine. Ryan Wyckoff photo

Hillside Fire Station

This shot was taken circa 1985, before the second floor addition, shows a small sapling of a tree that was recently planted in the parkway which has since become enormous. The station does not have the side bays and the apparatus visible includes a 1985 Grumman AerialCat and a 1975 American LaFrance pumper. Bill Friedrich collection

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New area Pierce aerials

As mentioned in previous posts HERE and HERE, the Homewood Fire Department and the Hillside Fire Department both received new rear mount aerials from Pierce. Ryan Wyckoff was kind enough to submit photos of both from his visit to Pierce last month. As of Monday, Pierce has posted the following images along with many others on the Pierce Flickr site.

Homewood Fire Department 2011 Pierce Arrow XT 105' quint

The new 2011 Pierce Arrow XT 105' rear mount quint form Homewood Ladder 555. Pierce photo

Hillside Fire Department 2011 Pierce Velocity XT 105' quint

Hillside's new Truck 403 is a 2011 Pierce Velocity 105' rear mount quint. Pierce photo

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New Pierce Truck for Homewood

The Homewood Fire Department in MABAS Division 24 is about to take delivery of a 2011 Pierce Arrow XT HD 105′ rear mount quint. The truck was spotted this week at Pierce by Ryan Wyckoff. Matching the rest of the Homewood units it is painted black over red, but instead of a white ladder as they had previously, the new ladder is painted black and the breakaway fly-section is bright green. According to Ryan …

… I found out that this is the last one to have a black ladder since NFPA no longer allows ladders to be painted black.

Homewood Fire Department Pierce Arrow XT quint

Homewood is taking delivery of this 2011 Pierce HD 105' rear mount quint on an Arrow XT chassis. Ryan Wyckoff photo

Ladder 550 is replacing a 1987 Pierce 105′ rear mount quint on a Lance chassis with an extra long cab.

Homewood Fire Department Pierce Lance quint L550

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New Pierce Truck for Hillside

Hillside FF/PM Ryan Wyckoff went to Pierce this week where a new truck awaits the Hillside Fire Department. They purchased an HD 105′ rear mount with a 2,000-GPM pump and 500 gallons of water on a Velocity chassis. This was built as a stock unit (job #23212) that they purchased with grant money from FEMA. After doing some minor modifications to the truck, it was lettered for Truck 403 and will be delivered shortly.

Hillside Fire Department Truck 403 2011 Pierce Velocity

The new Truck 403 for Hillside is this 2011 Pierce Velocity HD 105' rear mount quint which will be delivered shortly. Ryan Wyckoff photo

The Truck 406 will replace Quint 403, a 1985, Duplex D350/Grumman 102′ AerialCat tower ladder.

Hillside Fire Department Duplex/Grumman AerialCat tower ladder

Hillside currently runs this 1985 Duplex D350/Grumman AerialCat tower ladder, a sister to the tower in Bellwood. Ryan Wyckoff photo

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