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New tanker for Homer Township FPD (more)

From Sutphen.com:

COMMERCIAL WETSIDE TANKER – HOMER TOWNSHIP FIRE PROTECTION, IL

DELIVERY DATE:  07/01/2018
DEPARTMENT NAME: Homer Township Fire Protection
DEPARTMENT CITY / STATE: Lockport, IL
TRUCK TYPE: Wetside tanker
WHEEL BASE: 276”
CHASSIS: Freightliner
PUMP:   Hale QMAX-1500 GPM Single Stage; 2,000-Gallon Water Tank
BODY:    Sutphen 162.2 cu. ft. Total Compartment Space
New tanker for the HOMER TOWNSHIP FIRE PROTECTION, IL

Sutphen Corporation photo

New tanker for the HOMER TOWNSHIP FIRE PROTECTION, IL

Sutphen Corporation photo

thanks Dennis and Drew

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New area ambulance updates

From Fire Service, Inc.:

  • The Westchester Fire Department ordered a new Wheeled Coach medium duty ambulance. This new unit will be on a 2014 Freightliner chassis.
  • Leyden Fire Protection District took delivery of a new Wheeled Coach Type III ambulance.
Leyden Township FPD ambulance

New Leyden Township FPD ambulance. Fire Service, Inc. photo

  • The North Aurora Fire Protection District ordered a new Wheeled Coach Type I ambulance on a Ford F450 4×4 chassis. Delivery in November.
  • The Bensenville Fire Protection District took delivery of a 2011 Wheeled Coach Type I ambulance that was a Fire Service demo.
  • The Chicago Ridge Fire Department ordered a 2014 Road Rescue medium duty ambulance on a TerraStarcChassis.
  • The Beecher Fire Protection District ordered new Road Rescue Type 3 ambulance.
  • The Schererville Fire Department took delivery of a new Road Rescue ambulance.

 

Schererville Fire Department ambulance

New ambulance for Schererville Fire Department. Fire Service, Inc. photo

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Wheeling house fire 1-14-11

The Wheeling Fire Department received calls reporting a house fire in the 100 block of Manchester Drive West around 7:30PM this evening. First arriving companies reported a well involved attached garage at 115 Manchester and upgraded the response to a Code 4. This brought mutual aid from Northbrook, Lincolnshire, Buffalo Grove, and Arlington Heights. At the time of the fire, some Wheeling companies were committed elsewhere resulting in fewer companies on the initial alarm. Companies made a quick hit on the garage fire that extended slightly into the attic, but they kept it from doing much serious damage to the house.

Larry Shapiro and Tim Olk were on the scene. Larry submitted these images and a complete gallery can be seen HERE.

Wheeling FIre Department house fire at 115 Manchester Drive West 1-14-11

Smoke escapes through the living room window of the ranch house in Wheeling. Larry Shapiro photo

Wheeling FIre Department house fire at 115 Manchester Drive West 1-14-11 Spartan Crimson

Wheeling Engine 23 was the still engine to the fire. Firefighters took both pre-connects and a 2.5" off the rear. Larry Shapiro photo

Wheeling Fire Department house fire at 115 Manchester Drive West 1-14-11

Wheeling Tower 42, a 1994 100' Sutphen mid-mount tower ladder setup in front of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

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Industrial fire in Wheeling 12-19

Wheeling responded to an automatic alarm Sunday evening and found smoke emanating from the industrial facility at 301 W. Hintz Road. The source was a machine in the rear of the building. Wheeling was assisted by Prospect Heights, Buffalo Grove and Glenview. The fire was extinguished in short order with a hand line and the sprinkler system.

Wheeling industrial fire 12-19-10

Wheeling Tower 42 accesses the roof of the building to check for extension and assist with ventilation as smoke escapes from the overhead door. Larry Shapiro photo

Wheeling industrial fire 12-19-10 Spartan Crimson engine

Wheeling Engine 24, a Spartan/Crimson, was due on the Code 4 upgrade. They lead out to a hydrant and supplied the sprinkler system. Larry Shapiro photo

Wheeling industrial fire 12-19-10

Another shot of Engine 24 at the sprinkler connection. Larry Shapiro photo

Wheeling industrial fire 12-19-10 Sutphen engine

Engine 42, running as Engine 23, was the still engine located half a block away from the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Wheeling industrial fire 12-19-10 Buffalo Grove Ferrara tower ladder

Buffalo Grove Tower 25 was due on the Code 4 and setup in the rear of the building. Larry Shapiro photo

Wheeling industrial fire 12-19-10 Prospect Heights Alexis engine

Prospect Heights Engine 39, built by Alexis on an American LaFrance Eagle chassis was due automatic aid on the initial alarm. Larry Shapiro photo

Wheeling industrial fire 12-19-10

Large fans were used at the receiving dock to pull smoke out of the factory. Larry Shapiro photo

More photos can be seen HERE.

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Dolton 2-11 on 12/7

Dolton went to a 2-11 for a house fire yesterday at 245 140th Place. Jeff Rudolph submitted several images from the scene.

Dolton house fire 2-11 140th Place

Firefighters await assignment at the front door after the bulk of fire has been hit yesterday in Dolton. Cold temperatures at several area departments created a need for additional resources at each scene. Jeff Rudolph photo

Dolton house fire 2-11 140th Place

Calumet City's tower ladder extends to the roof to allow firefighters a safe platform to work from due to the icy conditions on the steep roof. Jeff Rudolph photo

Dolton house fire 2-11 140th Place

Dolton Engine 1447, a 2004 Sutphen, was the first unit on the scene. Jeff Rudolph photo

Dolton house fire 2-11 140th Place

Harvey Engine 1 is a 1990, Pierce Lance with a 50' TeleSqurt shown here staged down the block. Jeff Rudolph photo

Dolton house fire 2-11 140th Place

Lansing Engine 105 is a 2005 Pierce Dash. While the apparatus was not used, the company went to work. Jeff Rudolph photo

Dolton house fire 2-11 140th Place

Calumet City's Pierce Dash Tower Ladder is setup in sector A in front of the house. The tower was used to insure firefighter safety due to the steep pitch and icy conditions on the roof. Jeff Rudolph photo

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Fire industry recalls

Firegeezer posted an entry listing several fire apparatus industry related vehicle recalls HERE involving Ford, Kenworth, Pierce, and Sutphen. The contributor, Sam Yardumian, states that …

The most recent recalls, which just arrived on my desk today include several that may be of interest to us.  These are taken from a TMC publication called “Maintenance Matters” which comes out monthly. Most of them are from NHTSA, so not all of them are new.

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Rockdale is added to MABAS Division 15

We have added yet another department in MABAS Division 15. The Rockdale Fire Protection District has one station with a three square mile district. They have two engines, a tanker, a squad, a brush truck, and two support vehicles. The newest engine is a 2008 custom Sutphen top-mount which is backed up by a 1994 FMC Omega pumper on a Sentinel chassis. The cab and chassis were built by Spartan and basically represent the Spartan RS style (round-steel) but there was a custom set of trim packages and options that were unique to the FMC private label.

Rockdale IL FPD station

The Rockdale station has traditional red doors. Karl Klotz photo

Rockdale FPD tanker Empress Casino Fire

Rockdale Tanker 2017 was one of many that were called to assist the Joliet Fire Department on the 20th of March, 2009 in battling the Empress Casino Fire. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery of images from the Empress Casino Fire in Joliet on March 20, 2009 can be seen HERE.

Rockdale IL FPD FMC Sentinel Omega pumper

FMC Sentinel pumper Woodstock IL

An FMC Sentinel tear sheet showing the unit purchased by the Woodstock FPD with the standard Sentinel trim package.

FMC Sentinel brochure

The front cover of the introductory FMC Sentinel brochure.

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IAFC Fire Rescue International Trade Show Final Installment!

Chicago Fire Department Spartan Crimson aerial ladder

The first Spartan/Gladiator Crimson 103' rear mount aerial ladder. The assignment for this piece has not yet been released. Larry Shapiro

There have been several previous postings which referenced the IAFC Fire Rescue International Trade Show in Chicago several weeks ago. A gallery is available by scrolling to the bottom of the page HERE which fittingly shows many of the trucks as they were leaving McCormick Place and lining up to receive a few gallons of fuel so that they could make their way to a gas station. As with any trade show, the fuel is siphoned out of the tanks before they enter the convention center as a safety measure to reduce the hazards of fires and leaks.

Although the units featured in the gallery are a hodgepodge sampling of the display pieces, there are images of several local units which are better shots than what was available inside the convention center. These images include the Freightliner/Medtec MICU from Algonquin-Lake in the Hills, the Pierce Impel quint from the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in North Chicago, the Spartan/Super Vac (SVI) HDR from Cherry Valley, the Pierce Velocity PUC tower ladder from South Holland, the custom Sutphen SP112 industrial tower ladder for the Exxon Mobile Joliet Refinery and the Spartan/Crimson rear mount aerial ladder for Chicago.

South Holland Fire Department Pierce Velocity PUC tower ladder

South Holland's Pierce Velocity PUC tower ladder. Larry Shapiro photo

Exxon Mobil Joliet Refinery Sutphen tower ladder

The Sutphen SP112 tower ladder for the Exxon Mobil Refinery in Joliet. Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce Impel quint Great Lakes Naval Training Center

The Pierce Impel quint going to the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in North Chicago. Larry Shapiro photo

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Many new area rigs at Fire Rescue International

There are many new pieces of apparatus for our area currently on display at the Fire Rescue International 2010 trade show at McCormick Place. Among them are:

  • Pierce – South Holland Velocity PUC 100′ PAP rear mount tower ladder; Great Lakes NTC Impel 75′ RM quint
  • Medtec – Algonquin Lake-in-the-Hills Type I Freightliner
  • Crimson – CFD Spartan pumper; CFD Spartan 103′ RM aerial ladder; Naperville Spartan pumper
  • Horton – Minooka Ford Type III MICU
  • US Tank – Pingree Grove FPD Kenworth tanker
  • Federal Signal – CFD Ford Expedition battalion chief unt
  • Ferrara – Algonquin Lake-in-the-Hills Inferno engine and RM Tower ladder
  • Sutphen – Exxon Mobil Joliet Refinery industrial mid-mount tower ladder quint
  • Super Vac (SVI Trucks) – Cherry Valley Spartan HDR
Chicago Fire Department Crimson ladder

The first Spartan Gladiator Crimson 103′ rear mount aerial ladder built for Chicago was displayed at the Fire Rescue International (FRI) 2010 trade show. Larry Shapiro photo

Algonquin Lake-in-the-Hills Medtec ambulance

This Freightliner/Medtec Type I ambulance for the Algonquin lake-in-the-Hills Fire Department was on display in the Pierce booth. There were a total of three units on the trade show floor for this department. Larry Shapiro photo

Algonquin Lake-in-the-Hills Ferrara engine

The smaller than normal pump enclosure and built-in cross lays on the new Ferrara engine for the Algonquin Lake-in-the-Hills Fire Department resembles a trend in apparatus design which was first introduced several years ago by Pierce. Larry Shapiro photo

Cherry Valley Fire Department Spartan SVI Super Vac heavy rescue

A Spartan Super Vac (SVI) heavy rescue for Cherry Valley with walk-around body, light tower, front bumper hydraulic rescue tools, air cascade system and an abundance of slide-out shelving and trays. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery showing several of these units can be seen on Larry Shapiro’s site HERE.

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Dolton is on the site

Another department in Division 24 has been added to the site; Dolton, with two stations. Apparatus images were provided by Dennis McGuire, Jr. and the station photos are from Karl Klotz. Dolton has 35 full-time firefighters and several suppression rigs. They contract EMS from Bud’s Ambulance Service. The frontline engines are from Sutphen as is one of the two aerial devices. Dolton has a beautiful backup engine built by Pirsch on a CF Mack chassis.

Dolton FIre Department Sutphen pumper

Dolton Squad 1455 is an IHC 4700/E-ONE medium duty rescue unit that the department won through a nationwide coloring contest for kids that was sponsored by E-ONE.  The winning artist’s name was Nicole, and the squad was named in her honor.

Dolton Fire Department IHC E-ONE rescue

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