Posts Tagged Spartan Metro Star

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

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New engine for Kankakee Township FPD

The Kankakee Township Fire Protection District has taken delivery of a 2013 Spartan Metrostar / US Tanker Engine.  
Kankakee Township Fire Protection District

Engine 82 for Kankakee Township is a 2013 US Tanker 1500/750/20 on a Spartan Metro Star chassis. Kankakee Township FPD photo

  • Specifications:
  • 2013 Spartan Metrostar raised roof cab
  • US Tanker Fire Apparatus stainless steel body
  • 1,500-gpm Hale QMAX pump
  • 750-gallon UPF tank
  • 20-gallon Class A Foam Pro system
  • Command Light Tower CL615-2MH
  • 5 Whelen Pioneer scene lights
  • Task Force Tips xtend-a-gun monitor
  • 15kw Harrison generator
  • Front suction
  • Pull out oil dry storage
our thanks to:
Steven Spraker
Fire Chief
Kankakee Township Fire Protection District

 

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New engine for Franklin Park

Bill Friedrich forwarded the following information:

  Attached are the photos of the first of two engines to be delivered to Franklin Park. Features include:

  • Spartan Metrostar EMFD 10′ raised roof
  • Cummins ISL 450 Hp motor
  • Allison 3000 EVS transmission,
  • Marion Body Works pumper-style body
  • Waterous CSU 1,500 single-stage pump
  • 500 gallons of water in a poly tank
  • 5″ front intake sleeve and 1 3/4″ bumper trash line
  • 2 – 1 3/4″ transverse speedlay tray and removable 2 1/2″ speedlay tray forward of pump panel
  • deck gun in dunnage area
  • side mount rear storage tunnel for ladders
  • a rear storage compartment below tank for stokes backboard and or high rise pack
  • all Whelen LED light package

The 2nd one is due for delivery first week of February

 

New Spartan Metrostar Marion Body Works engine for Franklin Park IL

New Spartan Metrostar Marion Body Works engine for Franklin Park. Marion Body Works photo

New Spartan Metrostar Marion Body Works engine for Franklin Park IL

New Spartan Metrostar Marion Body Works engine for Franklin Park. Marion Body Works photo

New Spartan Metrostar Marion Body Works engine for Franklin Park IL

New Spartan Metrostar Marion Body Works engine for Franklin Park. Marion Body Works photo

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Bridgeview Fire Department Station 2

The Bridgeview Fire Department in Mabas Division 21 has not yet been added to the site. Martin Nowak has submitted images from Bridgeview Station 2 to allow viewers a glimpse of some of the department’s apparatus.

Bridgeview Fire Department Station 2

Bridgeview Fire Department Station 2. Martin Nowak photo

Bridgeview Fire Department

Bridgeview Engine 405 is a 2003 Crimson on a Spartan Metro Star chassis. Martin Nowak photo

Bridgeview Fire Department

Bridgeview Ambulance 406 is a 2012 Ford F-450 4×4 Type I built by Wheeled Coach. Martin Nowak photo

Bridgeview Fire Department

Bridgeview Brush 407 was built on a 2001 Chevy Silverado pickup . Martin Nowak photo

Bridgeview Fire Department

Bridgeview’s spare Ambulance 426 is a Type III from Road Rescue on a 1999 Ford E-450 chassis. Martin Nowak photo

Bridgeview Fire Department

Bridgeview Engine 415 was built by Darley on a 1986 KME chassis. Martin Nowak photo

Bridgeview Fire Department

This old Type II ambulance is used by the Bridgeview EMA. Martin Nowak photo

Bridgeview Fire Department

Outside the station is this sign honoring the FDNY. Martin Nowak photo

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New engine for Munster

The Munster Fire Department in MABAS Division 24 has taken delivery of a new engine. Built by Custom Fire of Osceola, WI, it is on a Spartan chassis with a Metro Star cab, a 1,750-GPM pump, 750 gallons of water, and 30 gallons of foam. The engine has been delivered but is not yet in service.

Munster Fire Department new engine from Custom Fire on a Spartan chassis

Munster Fire Department's new engine 2223 from Custom Fire on a Spartan chassis. It features a Metro Star cab, 750-gallon water tank, 30-gallon foam tank, and 1,750-GPM pump. Custom Fire photo

thanks Rob

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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

 

 

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New engine for Northlake

This from Bill Friedrich and Tony Carlini:

Northlake’s new engine from Marion has a Spartan chassis and a Metro Star, ELFD, 10” raised roof with lowered steps. It has an enclosed Waterous side-mount 1,500-gpm pump, 750-gallon water tank, and a Feecon around the pump system with 50 gallons of foam. There is a light tower, electric reel, Harrison generator, enclosed ladder rack storage, as well as a 100-percent transverse speedlay tray for  two 1-¾”, and one 2-½” speedlay. It also has a pre-connected deck gun with extenda-gun options, large EMS compartment in the cab interior as well as a separate engineer’s gear compartment. The body features a pull-out tool board, swing-out tool board, and electrical for electric extrication tool batteries. The front bumper has a 150’ pre-connect and a 5” front suction that are enclosed as well.

This Engine will be on Display at FDIC.

Northlake Fire Department marion Engine

Northlake Fire Department Marion engine

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Franklin Park orders new engines

Bill Friedrich informs us that the Franklin Park Fire Department has purchased two engines. These will be built on raised roof Spartan Metrostar EMFD chassis. Marion Body Works is building the bodies that will have side-mount, 1500-gpm Waterous pumps. They will feature low hose beds and enclosed ladder storage. Delivery is slated for early 2013. Tony Carlini is the sales rep.

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Elk Grove Township gets new Marion

Bill Friedrich provided the following information:

New MARION Rescue Pumper  for Elk Grove Township

  • Spartan Metrostar with 10″ raised roof
  • Cummins 450-HP engine
  • Waterous side-mount 1,500-GPM single-stage pump
  • 750-gallon water tank
  • 50-gallon foam tank
  • 6,000-watt  Will-Burt light tower
  • enclosed ladder storage
  • 2 pre-piped TNT extrication cutters and spreaders in the front bumper with 2- 100′ electric extrication hose reels
  • First-due tool compartment which opens into the pump access area
  • Whelen LED lighting
  • Marion Job number 61911
Elk Grove Township FPD Spartan Marion engine

Elk Grove Township's new Marion engine. Marion Body Works photo

Elk Grove Township FPD new Marion rescue pumper

The side view shows the pump module and compartment space. Marion Body Works photo

Elk Grove Township FPD new Marion rescue pumper

The officer's side of Elk Grove Township's new engine. Marin Body Works photo

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5-Alarm ++ fire in Peru (IL) – update

Tim Olk took a drive on Monday to visit the fire scene in Peru, IL. When he went down there, they were over 30 hours into the fire and had requested a 4th Alarm for tankers to the scene. Tim found fires still burning and producing large amounts of smoke throughout many areas of the complex. He took a large amount of photos during the time he was on-scene which will be online in the coming hours. Here are a few samples of what he found in Peru. Earlier coverage of the fire can be found HERE.

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

A Pierce tower ladder from the Mendota Fire Department works an elevated master stream into one building in the Westclox complex in Peru, IL. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

Another Pierce tower ladder, this one belonging to the Peru Fire Department, works at an adjacent building. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

Firefighters direct a hand line into one of the buildings in an effort to extinguish some of the fire that still burns more than day after the fire broke out. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

A section of the former clock company that has been totally destroyed. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

An engine from LaSalle pumps water from the porta-tanks that are constantly refilled by one of the many tankers on the scene. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

A tanker from the Oglesby Fire District takes a turn at the porta-tanks. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

The water supply officer prepares to send this tanker from the Standard Fire Protection District to dump it's water. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

A Darley engine from the Dixon Rural Fire District pumps at the fire scene. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

Firefighters were kept at a distance during the height of the fire due to the intense heat and are just now able to move in and hit all of the remaining fires. Here they douse a dumpster in a loading dock area near several burned trailers. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru IL Western Clock Company

Well over a day after the initial fire was intentionally set, parts of the scene are still shrouded in thick smoke. Tim Olk photo

Massive fire in Peru, IL Western Clock Company

A Pierce Arrow engine from Peru pumps from another porta-tank set up in a different section of the complex. Tim Olk photo

Tim has a large gallery of images that can be found HERE.

 

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