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East Joliet FPD news

This from Scott Matthews:

After 21 years of service, Monday Engine 52 (a 1996 Pierce) was decommissioned after finding out recently her pump gave out. Chief Kelly wanted me to post some final pictures as many current and former members have fond memories of her as Engine 531 & Engine 52.

East Joliet FPD fire engine

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

thanks Dennis

East Joliet FPD Engine 531

Larry Shapiro photo

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New ambulance for East Joliet FPD

This from Scott Matthews:

At the end of May, we received delivery of a new Ford F-450/Horton ALS ambulance. The new ambulance replaced our reserve ambulance, a 2002 Freightliner/Road Rescue. New Ambulance 52 was placed in service on July 1, 2016 at our Station 52 at 102 E Zarley. The ambulance that was serving as Ambulance 52, a 2007 Ford F-450/Medtec, was moved into a reserve role as Ambulance 53.

Firefighter/Paramedic Scott Matthews
East Joliet Fire Protection District
Assistant EMS Coordinator
East Joliet FPD Ambulance 52 is a Ford F-450/Horton Type I ALS unit. Scott Matthews photo

East Joliet FPD Ambulance 52 is a Ford F-450/Horton Type I ALS unit. Scott Matthews photo

Ford F-450/Horton ALS ambulance in East Joliet IL

Scott Matthews photo

Ford F-450/Horton ALS ambulance

Scott Matthews photo

Ford F-450/Horton ALS ambulance

Scott Matthews

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East Joliet FPD updates

This from Scott Matthews:

I am not sure if you guys know our new radio identification numbers. So here is a list of the changes.
Station 51
Engine 531 is now Engine 51
Tanker 537 is now Tender 51
Ambulance 534 is now Ambulance 51
Squad 537 is now Squad 51
Brush Truck 538 is now Brush 51
Chief 500 is now Chief 51
Chief 501 is now Chief 52
Station 52
Engine 532 is now Engine 52
Truck 529 is now Truck 52
Ambulance 524 is now Ambulance 52
Reserve Ambulance 535 is now Ambulance 53
Station 53
Tanker 517 is now Tender 53
Arson Buggy 518 is now Utility 53
  • Since January 1, 2013 when we had to lower manpower for financial reasons Truck 52 runs out of station 51. Reserve Engine 52 was moved to station 52 and is the first out Engine at that station. Do to limited space with having the truck at station 51, the squad was moved to station 52. Reserve Ambulance 53 is also housed at station 52.
  • Also, our 2012 Ambulance 534 was renumbered to Ambulance 51 to match our new call numbers after it went in for warranty paint work.
  • Here is a¬†picture of our new brush truck. It is a 2015 Ford F350 Super Duty extended cab. It will also have a Darley Fast attack skid unit with a 300-gallon water tank, and 10-gallon foam tank along with a 100′ 1″ booster reel. It will also serve as our plow truck during the winter. I will send more pictures to you after the attack unit is put on it.

 

fire department pickup truck

New unit for East Joliet FPD Brush 51. Scott Matthews photo

 

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New ambulance for East Joliet

This from Scott Matthews:

Here are pictures of our new ambulance, replacing old 534. It is a 2012 F-450 Super Duty/Medtec. It is be going in service in a couple weeks.

East Joliet FPD new ambulance 534

Scott Matthews photo

East Joliet FPD new ambulance 534

Scot Matthews photo

East Joliet FPD new ambulance 534

Scott Matthews photo

East Joliet FPD new ambulance 534

Scott Matthews photo

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