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New engine for St Charles FD (more)

Excerpts from the

The St. Charles Fire Department will hold a traditional push-in ceremony and dedication for its new fire engine.

All are welcome to come to the ceremony and dedication at 9 a.m. Saturday at Fire Station #1, 112 N. Riverside Ave. in downtown St. Charles. After brief remarks, the old Engine 101 will be retired and the new Engine 101 will be pushed into the station. Following this, Tri-Com will sound a still alarm.

The push-in ceremony honors a longstanding fire service tradition dating back to the1800s when fire departments used hand-drawn pumpers and horse-drawn equipment, according to a news release from the St. Charles Fire Department. Upon returning to the station after a fire call, the horses could not easily back the equipment into the station, the release stated.

So they were disconnected from the fire equipment and firefighters would push the equipment back into the bays themselves, according to the release. Today, the ceremony signifies retiring an old engine and putting a new engine into service.

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New engine for St Charles FD (more)

From the Pierce Flickr page:

Pierce City of St. Charles, IL 33628

Pierce Dash CF PUC fire engine

Pierce composite

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New engine for St Charles FD

Excerpts from the City of St Charles council meeting:

During last fiscal year’s budget process, the fire department proposed combining the funding for two pieces of fire apparatus and purchasing one replacement vehicle. This would result in the fire department fleet total being reduced by one vehicle. The two vehicles considered were a 2006 engine company and a 2003 heavy rescue. Advantages to implementing this plan include the following:

• Immediate savings of $83,893 from the total budgeted for the replacement of the 2006 and 2003 apparatus

• Long term savings in monies allocated annually for vehicle replacement: One vehicle to replace instead of two

• Both current vehicles will be sold and the monies placed back into the replacement schedule

• Annual operational savings in the form of repair costs, fuel, tires and other consumables

We have conferred with the fleet maintenance group and the City Vehicle Replacement Committee. Both have agreed that the identified plan is advantageous to the city. The city is a member of the Houston Galveston Purchasing Cooperative (HGAC Buy) and the fire department desires to use this organization to complete the purchase utilizing their bidding agreement with Global Emergency Products for a Pierce Dash CF PUC pumper. The item is brought before committee at this time in order to avoid a 3% price increase and save the city approximately $22,750. Additional savings will be made through the utilization of HGAC Buy ($40,000) and from prepaying for the apparatus ($21,032). While the order will be placed before the beginning of the fiscal year, the construction time of approximately 10 months will result in the delivery of the vehicle well into the budgeted year. This is a budgeted expense.

purchase agreement for new fire engine for the St Charles FD purchase agreement for new fire engine for the St Charles FD

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New area apparatus orders

  • Des Plaines Fire Department  – Pierce Arrow XT pumper,  2,000-gpm pump, 750-gallon water tank, 25-gallon foam cell. Delivery in October.
  • Oak Brook Fire Department – Pierce Enforcer PUC pumper, 1,500-gpm pump, 1,000-gallon water tank, 20-gallon foam cell. Delivery in September.
  • Plainfield Fire Protection District – Pierce Enforcer tanker-pumper, 1,250-gpm pump, 3,000-gallon water tank. Delivery in October.
  • St. Charles Fire Department  – Pierce Dash CF PUC pumper, 1,500-gpm pump, 750-gallon water tank. Delivery in September.

thanks Josh

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