Posts Tagged Troy

Site updates

A few updates have been made to departments posted on the site already:

Troy Fire Protection District patch

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Station/building updates

The following images have been added to the website filling vacancies:

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Troy FPD is added to Division 15

Another fire department has been added to the site thanks to the diligence of Karl Klotz … although we’re still awaiting images of the stations. Nonetheless, the Troy Fire Protection District is now on the site showing apparatus from both stations. Troy recently opened a new headquarters station and began ordering apparatus in a new color scheme. As recently as their 2008 IHC/Medtec ambulance and 2008 Kenworth/Pierce Contender tanker, all of their apparatus was lime green, . They now have four units that are painted black over a very deep red. Two new Pierce Arrow XT engines are in service as well as a Ford/Medtec ambulance and a brush unit on a four-door Ford pickup.

Troy FPD Kenworth Pierce Contender tanker

Troy FPD IHC/Medtec ambulance

Troy FPD Pierce Arrow XT engine

Troy currently has two engines carrying number 2221. They have not as yet determined what the new designation will be for the older engine 2221.

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new departments coming to the site

Karl Klotz has provided images to bring two new departments to the website. Northwest Homer and Troy Fire Protection Districts should be posted this week.

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Area updates for new apparatus

Troy has taken delivery of their second Pierce Arrow XT engine bearing their new color scheme. This is Engine 2221 (the previous one was 2211).

Troy FD Pierce Arrow XT engine

The second Pierce Arrow XT engine for Troy shown in the new colors. Pierce photo

Algonquin has two new units in production at Ferrara. Similar to Buffalo Grove, they purchased an engine and a tower ladder. Reportedly, that’s where the similarities end though as the Algonquin units are said to be fully loaded. The first set of production photos at the Ferrara plant can be seen HERE for both units.

Algonquin also received a new ambulance from Medtec this spring.

The Countryside FPD is Lake County is expecting a new Horton ambulance and a tender from US Tank very soon.

Countryside FPD US Tank production

Production history of the new tender being built by US Tank for Countryside. US Tank photos

Glenview has reportedly placed an order now for two engines from Pierce. Though both will feature the Arrow XT cab and chassis, one will have a conventional pumper body similar to engines 6 & 7 while the second will have a rescue style body like engine 8 which was shown HERE.

Huntley is expecting a new IHC 4300 Type I ambulance from Medtec.

Highland Park is in the initial stages of designing specifications for a new ambulance. Currently, their ambulances are Type III units on E-Series Ford chassis. The new unit will reportedly be a departure from this style and will be a Type I design featuring an F-Series chassis from Ford.

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New apparatus deliveries

Karl Klotz provided theses updates:

in Division 19:

  • Frankfort has two new engines: Engine 711 & Engine 751 are both Pierce Arrow XT’s.
  • East Joliet Engine 531 has a new Pierce Saber.
  • Manhattan’s Squad 1216 is a heavy rescue built by SVI (Super Vac) on a Spartan chassis.
  • Peotone placed a Sutphen rescue/pumper in service as Squad 14.
  • The Orland FPD has placed 3 new engines in service that were built by Darley on Spartan chassis. ¬†They have been assigned to Engines 2, 3 & 6.

in Division 24:

  • Hazel Crest Engine 1228 has a new Seagrave engine

in Division 15:

  • The Troy FPD has a new Pierce Arrow XT assigned to Engine 2211

in Division 3:

  • Deerfield has a new Pierce Arrow XT for Engine 20
  • Glenview also has a Pierce Arrow XT for Engine 8 (1500/500)
  • Niles has a new ambulance to replace Ambulance 2

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