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Antioch new engine update

The Antioch Fire Department and First Fire District are expecting delivery of their new engine from US Tanker by Christmas. The current status of the unit from US Tanker is:

pump has been mounted, body has been mounted, tank next, final body/electrical assembly getting underway

Here is a set of construction photos from the US Tanker web site showing the progression of the new engine.

Antioch pumper being built by US Tanker

The pump house assembly frame. US Tanker photo

Antioch pumper being built by US Tanker

The body compartments for the driver's side of the engine. US Tanker photo

Antioch pumper being built by US Tanker

The Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis as delivered to US Tanker. US Tanker photo

Antioch pumper being built by US Tanker

The body assembled with door installation in progress. US Tanker photo

Antioch pumper being built by US Tanker

The pump module with the pump assembly and control panel. US Tanker photo

Antioch pumper being built by US Tanker

Pump module mounted to the chassis with slide-out trays for the pre-connects. US Tanker photo

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University Park Fire Department is added

University Park Fire Department station

University Park Station 1 at 698 Burnham Drive. Karl Klotz photo

In MABAS Division 27, the University Park Fire Department has been added to the site. This department has almost completed a change to black over red apparatus throughout the fleet. Previously, the rigs were black over white over lime green which was the color scheme used by the department under its’ former name. Prior to 1984, the village and subsequently the fire department was call Park Forest South. As a means to achieve autonomy, the village became University Park in 1984 and the fire department, being a municipal department, changed as well. A well documented department history is available on the fire department website HERE.

University Park Fire Department

The last piece of apparatus in the University Park fleet to carry the old color scheme is Engine 76. Karl Klotz photo

Recently, the department received a new E-ONE tower ladder. They traded three older pieces to the dealer; a Hendrickson/American/LTI tower ladder and two Hendrickson/FMC engines.

Park Forest South Fire Department

In 1980, the Park Forest South Fire Department received this unit for Engine 78. Built on a Hendrickson chassis with an 1871S cab, the body was fabricated by FMC. Larry Shapiro collection

University Park Fire Department Hendrickson FMC engine

University Park Engine 78 as it sits in the dealer's yard after being traded in. Karl Klotz photo

 

Park Forest South Fire Department

University Park recently replaced this 1976 Hendrickson/American Fire/LTI 85' tower ladder which was originally labeled for the Park Forest South Fire Department. Larry Shapiro collection

University Park Hendrickson American LTI

Old Tower 85 is also parked as its' fate is determined. Karl Klotz photo

 

University Park has a mixture of E-ONE and American LaFrance apparatus in addition to a Spartan/FMC/RPI/Pierce engine that formerly belonged to Beecher, IL. Both of the department’s ambulances are Type I units from Medtec on IHC chassis.

University Park Fire Department

Beecher Fire Department engine

Beecher Engine 406 began as a 1984 Spartan/FMC engine with open jump seats. In 1994, it was sent to RPI in Tipton, IN to have the cab enclosed. In 2001, it was rehabbed by Pierce with a new body. Bill Friedrich photo

Beecher Fire Department Spartan FMC Omega pumper

The Beecher Volunteer Fire Department took delivery of this FMC Omega pumper with a top-mount 'membrane' pump panel in 1984 on a Spartan chassis with a 2-dr CFC cab. Larry Shapiro collection

Karl Klotz provided the current department information and images.

 

 

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Highland Park 2-11 5-9-11

The Highland Park Fire Department received a call for an attic fire shortly after 7PM on Monday in the 1400 block of Sheridan Road. When police arrived at the house they reported fire through the roof of a large, three-story, brick home. The alarm was elevated to a working fire response while companies were en-route to the scene bringing mutual aid from Glencoe, Deerfield, and Highwood. First-in companies made an aggressive attack but had trouble gaining access to the attic space. Further complications were encountered by the multiple roof elevations. The fire was raised to a 2nd Alarm bringing engines from Northbrook, Winnetka, Lake Bluff, and Knollwood. Additional trucks came from Northfield and Wheeling. Wilmette responded with a squad, and ambulances on-scene were from Highland Park, Highwood, Prospect Heights, and Libertyville.

Highland Park house fire Sheridan Road 5-9-11

Heavy smoke billows from the attic space above the third floor of this large home in Highland Park. Tim Olk photo

Highland Park house fire Sheridan Road 5-9-11

Flames are visible from the attic above the third floor. Highwood was the first truck on the scene and backed Truck 37, a 75' HME/Smeal quint into the driveway opposite of Highland Park Engine 32. Larry Shapiro photo

Highland Park house fire Sheridan Road 5-9-11

Highland Park Engine 32, a 2010 Spartan Gladiator/Crimson engine was the first fire unit on the scene. They took the south end of the driveway and tapped a hydrant directly across the street. Larry Shapiro photo

Highland Park house fire Sheridan Road 5-9-11

Fire was most prevalent in the rear of the house. As fire burns through the eaves, a firefighter is able to stand where the roof has burned away in another section of the upper floor. Tim Olk photo

Highland Park house fire Sheridan Road 5-9-11

Another image showing the same area with heavy fire at the roof's peak. Tim Olk photo

Highland Park house fire Sheridan Road 5-9-11

As fire continues to burn along the peak of the roof, the Highwood master stream is opened to hit the fire where firefighters can not gain access from within. Larry Shapiro photo

The fire was held to the upper floors though water and smoke permeated the entire house. Northfield’s truck was setup as a precaution but did not go to work.

Tim Olk and Larry Shapiro both went to the scene and submitted several images. Tim has a gallery HERE and Larry has a gallery HERE.

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Berwyn 2-11 alarm fire at 28th & Ridgeland

Steve Redick submitted the following images.

Berwyn Fire Department 2-11 alarm at 28th & Ridgeland 4-23-11

The Stickney quint on-scene after the fire was knocked down. Steve Redick photo

Berwyn Fire Department 2-11 alarm at 28th & Ridgeland 4-23-11

This view shows two sides of the fire building, well after the fire was knocked down. The extent of the damage is visible to the upper floor. Steve Redick photo

Berwyn Fire Department 2-11 alarm at 28th & Ridgeland 4-23-11

Berwyn's Spartan/Crimson engine 903 was pumping at the scene in a one-way street with parked cars on either side. Steve Redick photo

Berwyn Fire Department 2-11 alarm at 28th & Ridgeland 4-23-11

Berwyn Quint 901 was also on a hydrant supplying multiple hand lines. Steve Redick photo

Berwyn Fire Department 2-11 alarm at 28th & Ridgeland 4-23-11

River Forest Engine 222 was in staging down the street. Steve Redick photo

Berwyn Fire Department 2-11 alarm at 28th & Ridgeland 4-23-11 MABAS 11 Air Unit

The MABAS Division 11 air unit out of Oak Park was on the scene to fill air bottles. Steve Redick photo

Berwyn Fire Department 2-11 alarm at 28th & Ridgeland 4-23-11

Berwyn Truck 904 had an elevated master stream working when the fire broke though the roof. Steve Redick photo

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Oak Park house fire 2-16-11

Oak Park Fire Department house fire Feb 16, 2011

The house on the SE corner of Elmwood and Greenfield upon arrival of Oak Park companies had light smoke from the second floor rear. Dan McInerney photo

The Oak Park Fire Department with River Forest Engine 222 responded to a reported house fire around 12:30PM yesterday at 1048 N. Elmwood.  While enroute, OPPD advised units that officers on the scene arrived to find smoke showing from the second floor and that an invalid in a wheelchair was on the first floor.

Oak Park Fire Department house fire Feb 16, 2011

Oak Park firefighters from Engine 603 bring a line to the front door while the truck company raises a ladder to the second floor. Dan McInerney photo

First arriving companies got the woman out and led out a line to the second floor.

Oak Park Fire Department house fire Feb 16, 2011

Firefighters take a line to the second floor. Dan McInerney photo

Upstairs they encountered a moderate smoke condiditon and fire in a second floor bedroom. The fire was extinguished and the house ventilated. All OPFD units responded and worked, River Forest E222 stood by as RIT.

Oak Park Fire Department house fire Feb 16, 2011

A firefighter from Truck 631 vents second floor windows. Dan McInerney photo

Oak Park Fire Department house fire Feb 16, 2011

As firefighters work inside, the main from Truck 631 was extended in the event that fire got into the attic. Dan McInerney photo

Oak Park Fire Department house fire Feb 16, 2011

Smoke vents out the second floor. Dan McInerney photo

Oak Park Fire Department house fire Feb 16, 2011

Oak Park Engine 602 is one of two new 2010 HME Ahrens Fox engines that went into service recently. Dan McInerney photo

Oak Park Fire Department house fire Feb 16, 2011

Oak Park Truck 631 is a 2000, HME/Central States, RK tower ladder. Dan McInerney photo

Oak Park Fire Department house fire Feb 16, 2011

The Oak Park Battalion Chief runs with this Dodge Sprinter. Dan McInerney photo

Oak Park Fire Department house fire Feb 16, 2011

Oak Park firefighters check the occupants of the home. Dan McInerney photo

Oak Park Fire Department house fire Feb 16, 2011 River Forest Fire Department

River Forest Engine 222, a Spartan/Darley with an enclosed operator's console was on-scene with a Rapid Intervention Team (RIT). Dan McInerney photo

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Fox Lake house fire 2-14-11

The Fox Lake Fire Department was called to a structure fire at 36378 N. Wesley Road Monday before 11AM. First arriving units found heavy smoke on arrival from an occupied, one-story frame structure. Round Lake was due to the scene with an engine for mutual aid.

Jeff Rudolph took in the fire and submitted several images.

Fox Lake Fire Department house fire 2-14-11 36378 Wesley Road

'Sector A' after knock down. Jeff Rudolph photo

Fox Lake Fire Department house fire 2-14-11 36378 Wesley Road

A Fox Lake officer checks for hot spots in the attic. Jeff Rudolph photo

Fox Lake Fire Department house fire 2-14-11 36378 Wesley Road

Fox Lake Engine 2222, built by Alexis on a Spartan chassis, drafts from a portable tank since the area has no hydrants. In the rear is the Fox Lake squad. Jeff Rudolph photo

Fox Lake Fire Department house fire 2-14-11 36378 Wesley Road

Round Lake FPD Engine 2214 was due mutual aid. The engine was built by US Tanker on a Spartan chassis. Jeff Rudolph photo

Fox Lake Fire Department house fire 2-14-11 36378 Wesley Road

Fox Lake Engine 2222 was the first engine on the scene. Jeff Rudolph photo

Fox Lake Fire Department house fire 2-14-11 36378 Wesley Road

A Fox Lake firefighter stands by with the squad. Jeff Rudolph photo

Fox Lake Fire Department house fire 2-14-11 36378 Wesley Road

Fox Lake Engine 2222 has a heated enclosure for the pump operator. Jeff Rudolph photo

Fox Lake Fire Department house fire 2-14-11 36378 Wesley Road

Fox Lake Tender 2264 was built by Alexis with an enclosed operator's console on a Spartan chassis and has the nickname 'Tankzilla.' Jeff Rudolph photo

Fox Lake Fire Department house fire 2-14-11 36378 Wesley Road

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South Elgin 2nd Alarm 1-20-11

South Elgin had a house fire on Thursday at 10N917 Gale Street in Elgin Township (Kane County). The fire was apparently blamed on a bird’s nest which ignited and sent fire into the attic of the home. It was a 15-degree day that felt like 5 degrees with the wind.

Scott Peterson submitted several shots from the scene after the fire was brought under control.

South Elgin Fire Department house fire Jan 20, 2011

A view from the front of the one-story house at 10N917 Gayle Street in unincorporated Kane County. Scott Peterson photo

South Elgin Fire Department house fire Jan 20, 2011

Firefighters work on the roof of the house after the fire was knocked down. Multiple attics required several vent holes. Scott Peterson photo

South Elgin Fire Department house fire Jan 20, 2011

This shot from the rear shows the extent of the attic fire. Scott Peterson photo

From The Courier-News:

According to preliminary reports, firefighters were called to the home just after 9:30 a.m. by the home’s two occupants. Firefighters found fire in a wall and a deep-seated fire in the attic, with flames coming out of windows on both sides of the structure. Reports stated that the home actually had multiple attic units as a result of remodeling projects and the fire had spread among them.

The Courier-News has an article about the fire HERE.

Departments that responded to provide mutual aid included Elgin, Pingree Grove, Elburn, Bartlett, Hanover Park, and West Dundee.

South Elgin Fire Department house fire Jan 20, 2011 Crimson tower

South Elgin's new Spartan/Crimson mid-mount tower ladder staged at the fire. Scott Peterson photo

South Elgin Fire Department house fire Jan 20, 2011 Elburn Fire District

Elburn Tender 307, a 3000-gallon pumper/tanker built by Alexis on a 1988 Peterbilt chassis was also on the scene. Scott Peterson photo

South Elgin Fire Department house fire Jan 20, 2011 Elgin engine

Elgin Engine 4 was on a hydrant down the street from the fire. Scott Peterson photo

South Elgin Fire Department house fire Jan 20, 2011 Pingree Grove Fire District

Pinegree Grove responded to the fire with this tandem-axle pumper/tanker on a Spartan Gladiator chassis. Scott Peterson photo

South Elgin Fire Department house fire Jan 20, 2011

South Elgin had two engines, a tower, and a tanker on the scene. Here is Engine 1, a Spartan/Crimson parked down the street. Scott Peterson photo

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Chicago new apparatus assignments – update

The fifth new Spartan/Crimson 103′ rear mount aerial in Chicago will be assigned to Truck 59. That makes Truck Companies 9, 31, 51, 56, & 59 the recipients of the five aerials that have been delivered to date. Each of these companies currently runs with a 1996 Seagrave except Truck 51, which has a 1995 Seagrave, the oldest ladder in front line service in Chicago. After these new rigs go into service, there will be two remaining 1996 Seagrave trucks that are assigned to Trucks 61 and 62.

As a side note, there are three 1996 HME 1871/Simon-LTI 100′ tower ladders currently assigned to Tower 21, Tower 37, and Tower 39. Due to an accident with their 2002 Pierce Dash Tower Ladder, Tower 34 is running again with their 1988 E-ONE Hurricane 95′ tower ladder.

Chicago Fire Department Truck 59 1996 Seagrave

Chicago Truck 59 and Truck 31 at the Quinn Fire Academy yesterday. All three shifts of the five companies receiving the new Spartan/Crimson aerials are rotating through the academy to receive training on the new apparatus before getting the rigs. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department Truck 31 2010 Spartan Crimson

The rear of Truck 31 shows that all ground ladder storage is within the center of the truck. A first for Chicago is full compartmentation on both sides of the rigs. Steve Redick photo

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New Crimson aerial for CFD Truck 31

Steve Redick happened upon the new Spartan Gladiator/Crimson aerial lettered for Truck 31 today at the Quinn Fire Academy and sent this image. Truck 31 is quartered with Engine 64, an ALS engine company. In a previous post HERE, this unit was shown without a company number, but it was labeled as a paramedic equipped truck, and now that designation has been removed.

Chicago Fire Department Truck 31 Spartan Crimson

The new unit for Truck Company 31 is this 2010 Spartan Gladiator/Crimson 103' aerial ladder carrying CFD shop #E338. Steve Redick photo

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More changes in Naperville

The Naperville Fire Department (MABAS Division 16) has made a fleet and manning change. The 1997 E-ONE Cyclone for Squad 8 has been taken out of service and stripped of its equipment. It’s current disposition is most likely to be sold. The Spartan/Crimson engine from Station 1 has been moved to Station 8 and will be the new Squad 8 with most of the vehicle extrication gear assigned to the squad. The balance of the squad’s equipment has been moved to the technical rescue truck (TRT) and the dive equipment is on the water rescue truck (WRT).

Naperville will be down one suppression company on the street. There will be no layoffs, but three vacant positions for FF/PM will not be filled

Thanks to Lieutenant Andy Hilk for updating us.

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