Posts Tagged Striker

New ARFFs delivered to O’Hare

We received several delivery photos of 6-5-3 and 6-5-5 arriving at the O’Hare Fleet Service garage last week.

Chicago Fire Department O'Hare Airport Oshkosh Striker ARFF unit

6-5-3 was delivered to O'Hare Airport last week.

Chicago Fire Department O'Hare Airport Oshkosh Striker ARFF unit

6-5-5 was also delivered to O'Hare. Both units are 2010 Oshkosh Striker 3000 models.

Chicago Fire Department O'Hare Airport Oshkosh Striker ARFF unit

The Striker units were driven from Oshkosh, Wisconsin on these drop-deck lowboy trailers.

Chicago Fire Department O'Hare Airport Oshkosh Striker ARFF unit

6-5-3 is a 2010 Oshkosh Striker 3000

Chicago Fire Department O'Hare Airport Oshkosh Striker ARFF unit

6-5-5 is shown insdie the garage with a spare ArFF and the spare O'Hare engine visible

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New ARFFs for Chicago

The Chicago Fire Department is expecting to receive three new Oshkosh Striker ARFF units by the end of the year. The first of these units was due in August and has not yet arrived. On a recent trip to Pierce, a reader took the photo which is shown here that shows all three of the ARFF units completed, one which has a Snozzle articulating boom with a piercing nozzle.

The closest of these units can be seen numbered for 6-5-5 which runs out of Rescue 2 currently with a 2000 Oshkosh TI-3000. This is the ARFF Commander’s unit. ¬†The others are probably 6-5-3 at Rescue 1 (now operating with a 1992 Oshkosh T12) and 6-5-6 which currently has a 1994 Oshkosh T-3000 with a Snozzle out of Rescue 2.

Pierce factory final inspection

Three Oshkosh Striker 3,000-gallon ARFF units are seen here in the final stages of completion at the Pierce factory last week.

As an added bonus, the heavy rescue shown in the foreground of this photo is the new unit for the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System Emergency Services Team (NIPAS EST) on a Velocity chassis.

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CFD O’Hare apparatus updates

Several new rigs are expected at O’Hare Airport and others are in the planning stage.

  • A new ambulance has been put into service as ambulance 26 at Rescue 1. New ambulances for #16 and #59 are due at the airport soon.
  • The Aviation Department has a 5-year contract with Oshkosh for up to eight Striker ARFF units. The first one is due in August and will be a 3000 gallon 6×6 similar to several already in service at O’Hare. A second, similar unit is due before the end of 2010. Depending on FAA regulations that are possibly changing, two future units might be 4500 gallon 8×8 units.
  • A large fan (mobile ventilation unit) is in the process of being ordered for the airport.
  • A new mobile command post (2-7-8) is also on the drawing board.
  • There is a new rehab unit (5-7-3) at O’Hare at Rescue 3.
  • Mass Casualty Unit 8-8-1 at Rescue 1 is running with a new (used) Bluebird bus
  • Battalion 6 has a new 2010 Ford Expedition
  • 2-9-9 and 2-9-11 both have new 2010 Ford F150 4dr pickup trucks with bed covers
CFD O'Hare Mass Casualty Bus 881

Chicago Ambulance 26

CFD 2-9-11

CFD Rehab Unit 5-7-3

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