Posts Tagged Spartan Chassis

Burbank is added to the site

Burbank Fire Department (IL) patchThe Burbank Fire Department has been added to MABAS Division 21. They have two stations and a fleet of suppression units on Spartan chassis. Two were built by Crimson (an engine and quint), two by General Safety (an engine and the squad), and one engine by Ferrara.

Burbank covers four square miles from two stations. They also have three ambulances, one of which is a reserve.

 

 

 

Burbank Fire Station

Partan Gladiator Classic Crimson 100' quint

Spartan Metro Star General Safety rescue squad

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Building fire in Chicago 4-21-13 (pt 2)

More on this morning’s fire on S. Michigan from Dan Shevlin:

113th & Michigan
Still Time : 0918
Battalion 22 & the group had a fire in Roseland today . 2-story ordinary 25 x 50 . BC22 reported heavy fire on the 2nd floor & fire in the cockloft . I arrived when the fire was under control . Thanks Dan Shevlin
Chicago fire engine at fire scene

Dan Shevlin photo

fireman standing on roof

Dan Shevlin photo

two firemen on ladder

Dan Shevlin photo

Chicago fireman at fire scene

Dan Shevlin photo

Chicago fireman at fire scene

Dan Shevlin photo

firefighter working after fire

Dan Shevlin photo

Chicago fire engine at fire scene

Dan Shevlin photo

Chicago building fire 4-21-13

Dan Shevlin photo

Chicago building fire 4-21-13

Dan Shevlin photo

Chicago fire engine at fire scene

Dan Shevlin photo

Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

Dan Shevlin photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Building fire in Chicago 4-21-13

This from Erik Haak:

At 0920 hrs, Sunday morning, Engine 62 reported a working fire at 11259 S. Michigan Avenue.  Battalion 22 reported fire in the basement which eventually made it up through the second floor and into the cockloft of the 2-story apartment over commercial structure.  Truck 62 was RIT.  All photos credited to Eric Haak.

 

Chicago FD engine pumping at fire scene

Engine 62 had lines off. Erik Haak photo

Chicago FD engine pumping at fire scene

Engine 75 had a hydrant. Erik Haak photo

Chicago FD Crimson aerial

CFD Truck 62 was parked down the block. Erik Haak photo

Chicago firefighters on the roof with smoke

Firefighters vent the roof. Erik Haak photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Suburban web site updates

Several suburban departments have been updated on the web site:

MABAS Division 1

MABAS Division 3

  • Skokie Engine 17 has been added
  • Glenview Ambulance 6 and Truck 14 have been added. The reserve engine and ambulance have been updated.

MABAS Division 4

MABAS Division 10

MABAS Division 12

MABAS Division 16

Images were supplied by Tyler Tobolt, Dennis McGuire, Jr., Jeff Rudolph, Larry Shapiro, Drew Gresik, John Tulipano, and Matt Tessler.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Bensenville house fire 3-15-13

This from Josh Boyajian:

Bensenville had a full still today at 202 s Mason. Engine 18 had heavy smoke showing O/A from the attic. Battalion 17 requested a full still which brought rigs from surrounding departments including Carol Stream D/C 28. I arrived well into the fire. Here are some of my pictures.

 

Bensenville Battalion Chief at command post

Josh Boyajian photo

house fire in Bensenville 3-15-13

Josh Boyajian photo

Bensenville fire engine at fire scene

New Bensenville engine with lines off. Josh Boyajian photo

firefighters working on a ladder

Josh Boyajian photo

house fire in Bensenville 3-15-13

Josh Boyajian photo

firefighters working on a ladder

Josh Boyajian photo

Carol Stream Deputy FIre Chief Bob Hoff

Josh Boyajian photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

New engine for Elburn FPD

Martin Nowak spotted this detail page for Elburn & Countryside FPD‘s new engine

Elburn FPD Alexis engine

Alexis Fire Apparatus photo

CUSTOM TOP MOUNT PUMPER #2030
ELBURN AND COUNTRYSIDE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
ELBURN, ILLINOIS

Technical Specs
• Spartan Gladiator MFD 10” raised roof Chassis
• Cummins ISL9, 450-HP Diesel Engine
• Allison 3000 EVS Automatic Transmission
• Heavy Duty 3/16” Aluminum Body with ROM Roll Up Doors
• 1000-Gallon Poly Tank with 30-Gallon Foam tank
• One (1) 2 ½” Tank fill, rear
• Hale QMAX125, 1250-GPM Pump with operator’s panel across top of apparatus
• Six (6) 2 ½” Discharges, two (2) left side, one (1) right side and three (3) rear
• One (1) 4” Discharge, right side and one (1) 3” Discharge for Deck Gun
• Akron Apollo Deck Gun
• Two (2) 2 ½” Gated Suctions, one (1) each side
• One (1) 2 ½” and two (2) 1 ½” Mattydale Preconnects
• Foam Pro 2002 Single Tank Foam System
• 21” Front bumper extension with 5” front suction and 1 ½” Preconnect
• Two (2) EMS cabinets in chassis cab
• Three (3) Triple bottle Air bottle compartments, wheel well areas
• Zico Hydraulic Ladder Rack with suction hose storage
• Stokes basket storage rack, rear transverse area
• Pike Pole storage compartment, left upper area with rear access
• Kussmaul 1200 battery conditioner/air compressor with Auto Eject
• Federal Q2B Mechanical Siren, front bumper
• Whelen Electronic Siren with 100-watt Cast Products speaker
• Two (2) FRC Evolution 12-volt brow lights, cab roof
• Two (2) Whelen Pioneer 12-volt Scene lights, one (1) each side cab
• Smart Power 5500-watt hydraulically driven Generator with 120-volt system
• One (1) Electric cord reel with 100-ft of 10/3 cord and junction box, right side
• Two (2) FRC Focus 120-volt 500-watt telescopic lights, one (1) each side
• Four (4) FRC Focus 120-volt 500-watt recessed scene lights, each side and rear
• Whelen LED Warning Light Package
• Chevron pattern striping, rear
• 9’ 8” Overall height
• 32’ 8” Overall length
• 202” Wheelbase
• 148” Cab to Axle
• 21,500 FAWR
• 27,000 RAWR
• 48,500 GVWR

the spec sheet can be downloaded

Tags: , , , , , ,

New Franklin Park engine goes to work

This from Josh Boyajian

The first of Franklin Park’s new engines is in service. I caught Engine 1 with their new rig at a working fire on 2-14-13. I arrived well after the fire was out, but here is a picture of their new engine 1 that is in Full Service.

new fire engine for Franklin Park

Franklin Park’s new Engine in service as Engine 1. 2013 Spartan/Marion, one of two new units going into service. Josh Boyajian photo

This from Donald Tessler

Here are some pictures from Franklin Park’s fire Wednesday morning. Their new engine pumping. Photos taken by Donald Tessler

Franklin Park Fire Department Engine 1

Donald Tessler photo

Franklin Park Fire Department Engine 1

Donald Tessler photo

Franklin Park Fire Department Engine 1

Donald Tessler photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

McCook apparatus photos

Steve Redick joined several other photographers recently taking pictures of south side CFD houses and several suburban departments. He has submitted images illustrating the  McCook Fire Department.

McCook Fire Department fire trucks

McCook 1480. Steve Redick photo

McCook Fire Department fire apparatus

McCook Ambulance 1414. Steve Redick photo

McCook Fire Department fire apparatus

McCook Engine 1416. Steve Redick photo

McCook Fire Department fire apparatus

McCook Engine 1411. Steve Redick photo

McCook Fire Department fire apparatus

McCook Squad 1418. Steve Redick photo

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Local apparatus at FDIC 2012

There were four area units on display this year in the FDIC Exhibits. New engines for Carol Stream, Fermilab, and Northlake were shown in separate booths and the MABAS 10 MVU was also in the exhibit hall.

Carol Stream Fire District Alexis Engine 29

A new engine for Carol Stream was shown in the Alexis booth. Larry Shapiro photo

Carol Stream Fire District Alexis Engine 29

Looking strikingly similar to a CFD engine, Carol Stream Engine 29 is on a Spartan chassis. Larry Shapiro photo

Fermilab Fire Department Engine 702 Spartan UST US Tank

Fermilab Engine 702 was in the UST Fire Apparatus booth (formerly US Tank, previously US Tanker). Larry Shapiro photo

Fermilab Fire Department engine 702 UST

A view of the rear chevron on Engine 702. Larry Shapiro photo

Fermilab Fire Department Engine 702 Spartan UST US Tank

The officer's side of Fermilab Engine 702 with painted roll-up doors. Larry Shapiro Photo

Northlake Fire Department Marion Spartan Engine 806

In the Marion booth a new engine for Northlake on a Spartan Metro Star chassis with the Evolution Series trim was on display. Larry Shapiro photo

Northlake Fire Department Marion Spartan Engine 806

The driver's side of Northlake Engine 806. Larry Shapiro photo

MABAS Division 10 MVU Mobile Ventilation Unit

The MABAS Division 10 MVU Mobile Ventilation Unit, housed in Lyons was also on display at the show. Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2012 Lukas Oil Dome Convention Center Exhibit Hall

The exhibits were in two separate building; the convention center and the sports arena. All but a select few fire apparatus manufacturers moved into the convention center as seen in this image of the sports arena. Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2011 Lukas Oil Dome Convention Center Exhibit Hall

This image of the sports arena from FDIC 2011 shows more fire apparatus in this venue. Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2010 Lukas Oil Dome Convention Center Exhibit Hall

In 2010, construction on the new convention center had not been completed, and there were many more fire trucks on display in the sports arena. Larry Shapiro photo

 

A bit of “retro” in the Pierce booth.

Most have probably seen the newest Pierce cab and chassis that was unveiled last year – the Dash CF. It featured a grille that matched the Velocity, the Impel, and the Arrow XT.

Pierce Dash CF at FDIC 2012

The Pierce Dash CF with a grille that matches the Velocity, Impel, and the Arrow XT. Larry Shapiro photo

As it turns out, the engine sits in the back of the cab and the grille is for aesthetics only. This year, Pierce displayed a 105′ rear-mount, PUC, quint on the Dash CF chassis without a grille. If one looks beyond the one-piece windshield and the cab-tilt cutouts, the unit has the appearance of an early Pierce Arrow or a Javelin.

Pierce Dash CF aerial at FDIC 2012

A 105' aerial mounted on a Dash CF chassis without the grille. The cab face has the appearance of an early Pierce Arrow and the short lived Javelin. Larry Shapiro phoo

 

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,