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As seen around … Thornton

Thornton FD HME/Custom Fire/TeleSqurt

Thornton FD Truck 747 in the original colors.

Thornton FD HME/Custom Fire/TeleSqurt

Thornton FD TeleSqurt 45 in the the department’s new colors.

thanks Dennis

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3-Alarm fire in Harvey, 5-5-16 (more)

This from Josh Boyajian:

I arrived about an hour into this fire that consumed a large building that took up the whole Southeast corner of 154th and Broadway. Chicago sent their foam unit along with Engine 26 and 5-1-5 but they weren’t used.  Here are some of my shots with the whole gallery on my site @ Harvey 3-11 Alarm @ 154th & Broadway
fire chief at building fire

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commercial building fire in Harvey IL

Josh Boyajian photo

commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

Josh Boyajian photo

Sutphen tower ladder at fire scene

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commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

Josh Boyajian photo

fire chiefs at building fire

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fire chiefs at building fire

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3-Alarm fire in Harvey, 5-5-16 (more)

Photos from Gordon Nord of the 3-Alarm fire in Harvey (5/5/16)

commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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Thornton Fire Department Tele-Squrt

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Pierce fire engine at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

commercial building fire in Harvey IL

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

commercial building fire in Harvey IL

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago Fire Department foam unit 6-3-1

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

fire chief at building fire

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

fire chiefs silhouetted by fire

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

commercial building fire in Harvey IL

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

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2-Alarm apartment complex fire in Glenwood, 2-13-16 (more)

This from Brad Steinweg:

On the way home from work, I stopped by Glenwood’s 2nd alarm fire. This was one of two for MABAS 24. East Hazel Crest had a 2-alarm a few hours later. Glenwood got their new engine officially broken in. Mutual-aid companies included Hazel Crest, Munster, Lansing, Lynwood, Tinley Park, Chicago Heights, CC Hills, Harvey, South Holland, & Thornton.

-Brad S.

Thornton FD HME Tele-Squrt at fire scene

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heavy fire and thick smoke at fire scene

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firemen overhaul apartment after fire

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Glenwood FD fire engine

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firemen at fire scene

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fire trucks on the street

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heavy fire and thick smoke at fire scene

Brad Steinweg photo

heavy fire and thick smoke at fire scene

Brad Steinweg photo

heavy fire and thick smoke at fire scene

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heavy fire and thick smoke at fire scene

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fire scene in Glenwood IL

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East Hazel Crest fire truck at fire scene

Brad Steinweg photo

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2-Alarm apartment complex fire in Glenwood, 2-13-16

The Glenwood Fire Department went to a 2nd Alarm Saturday morning (2/13/16) for fire in a two-story, multi-unit building at 800 E. 191st Place.

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images of the 2nd alarm in south suburban Glenwood.  The initial alarm came in around 11:30.  There was heavy fire in the cockloft which eventually consumed the entire length of the building.
heavy fire and thick smoke at fire scene

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heavy fire from apartment building

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HME fire engine working at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

Pierce ladder truck at fire scene

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East Hazel Crest fire truck at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

Thornton FD HME Tele-Squrt at fire scene

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New are ambulance deliveries

Ron Wolkoff found these ambulance deliveries on the Foster Coach FaceBook page:

Crystal Lake F450/Horton
Elwood E450/Horton
Norwood ParkE450/Horton
Plainfield F550/Horton
Thornton F450/Horton
Troy F550/Horton
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Brand new Ford F450 chassis on a custom Horton conversion for Crystal Lake. Foster Coach Sales photo

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Brand new Ford F550 chassis on a custom Horton conversion for the Troy FPD. Foster Coach Sales photo

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Brand new Ford F450 chassis on a custom Horton conversion for Thornton. Foster Coach Sales photo

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Brand new Ford F550 chassis on a custom Horton conversion. for Plainfield. Foster Coach Sales photo

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Brand new Ford E450 chassis on a custom Horton conversion for the Norwood Park FPD. Foster Coach Sales photo

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Brand new International 4300 chassis on a custom Horton conversion for Elwood. Foster Coach Sales photo

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August 2013: website updates 2

The second in a series of updates to the website:

The following departments have had apparatus images updated:

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New engine for Thornton

This from Karl Klotz:

Thornton Engine Co 777
2012 Pierce Arrow XT 1250/750
This replaced Squad 722 and Engine 740.
Thornton Fire Department

New Engine 777 in Thornton is a 2012 Pierce Arrow XT with a 1,250-GPM pump and 750 gallons of water. Karl Klotz photo

This engine was posted previously HERE.

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New area apparatus deliveries

Josh Boyajian, Martin Nowak, Ron Heal, and Bill Friedrich steered us towards the following new deliveries from Pierce:

Thronton Fire Department Pierce Arrow XT engine

Thornton Engine 777 is a 2012 Pierce Arrow XT with a 1,250-GPM pump and 750 gallons of water. Ron Heal photo

With this new engine, Thornton becomes the first area department to sport this silver/gray over red paint scheme.

  • Rockford Fire Department
Rockford Fire Department Quint 1

Rockford also received this quint for Quint 1. It is a 2012 Pierce Velocity with a 105′ rear mount aerial, a 1,500-GPM pump and 300 gallons of water. Ron Heal photo

Rockford received two other pierce quints for Quint 5 and 9 earlier this year.

 

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Thornton is on the site now

Karl Klotz has submitted photos and information for the Thornton Fire Department. This is another department in MABAS Division 24 which runs out of one station and covers 2.4 square miles. Aside from a full-time chief, Thornton relies on 30 part-time personnel to staff two Osage ambulances, two engines, one 50′ TeleSqurt, one rescue squad, and a brush rig.

They have a rather interesting mix of fire suppression vehicles. Of the four units, they have one each from Fire Max, Custom Fire, Hackney, and Pierreville (a Canadian builder). One engine is on an International chassis and the rescue has a Ford F800 chassis. The other engine features an early Spartan Gladiator cab and chassis, and the TeleSqurt has an HME 1871 cab and chassis. All the apparatus is red with the exception of Truck 747 which is painted a teal green. Karl tells us that there are several schools of thought as to the choice of color for this engine. One story apparently is that the color was the result of a contest with school children in the mid 1990s. We would be interested to know if this is the reason, or if there is another reason. Perhaps someone reading this blog has an answer. If so, please share it with us.

Thronton Fire Department HME Custom Fire TeleSqurt

Thornton Fire Department Spartan Pierreville engine

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