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New ARFF for Waukegan

Drawing of the Rosenbauer Panther 6×6 for the Waukegan Airport

Rosenbauer AARFF for the Waukegan FD

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New engine for Waukegan

Here are some photos of Waukegan’s Seagrave engine during the final inspection. The engine was due to be delivered in Waukegan yesterday, 11/14. Specs for Engine 5: Marauder cab, Cummins L9 motor, 750-gallon tank, 1500-GPM pump.

Seagrave Marauder pumper

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Seagrave Marauder pumper

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Seagrave Marauder pumper

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Seagrave Marauder pumper

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New truck for Waukegan

Seagrave Aerialscope 95

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Waukegan Fire Department news

The Waukegan Fire Department currently has three new units on order. They are expecting a Seagrave Marauder engine any day now. Seagrave is also building an Aerialscope for them and Rosenbauer is building an ARFF for the Waukegan Airport.

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Waukegan Fire Department news

Excerpts from nbcchicago.com:

Waukegan firefighters rescued 15 people from Lake Michigan Saturday in two separate incidents that occurred at the same time. The fire department received reports that 14 people had fallen off their boat and into the water about 6:30 p.m. As firefighters were arriving to that incident, someone in a private vessel rode up and told them that a man had fallen off a nearby jet ski and gone under the water.

The crews pulled a man out from under the water after an unknown amount of time. He was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

After the jet skier was recovered, the firefighters focused on assisting the U.S. Coast Guard with removing the other 14 people, none of which were injured and the situation was concluded about 9:30 p.m.

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Fatal explosion and fire in Waukegan, 5-3-19 (more)

Excerpts from nbcchicago.com:

Investigators haven’t been able to determine what caused an explosion at AB Specialty Silicones in Waukegan that killed four workers in May.

Waukegan Fire Marshal Steve Lanzi is confident investigators located the point of origin for the explosion and are ruling out intentional causes. He says the investigation was hampered because the workers who might have known what happened were killed in the blast that destroyed the factory.

He said that federal agencies and insurance company investigators are continuing separate reviews.

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Fatal explosion and fire in Waukegan, 5-3-19 (more)

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

The body of one of two people still missing after Friday’s explosion at the AB Specialty Silicones factory in Waukegan was recovered Sunday afternoon. Crews found the missing man at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the rubble. The blast killed two others shortly after 9:30 p.m. Friday. 

On Sunday, machines moved heavy objects such as air conditioners and large pieces of the building’s roof, while others on the ground used shovels as they searched for the bodies of the missing people.

Another victim, Allen Stevens, 29, of Salem, Wis., died at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. Stevens was initially taken to Vista Medical Center East and transferred to Loyola where he was pronounced dead at 11:50 a.m. Saturday.

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Fatal explosion and fire in Waukegan, 5-3-19 (more)

Prearrival video of the waukegan explosion. First in engine was from Gurnee and pulls up in the last minute of the video, you can hear it dragging sheet metal debris as they pull in
 
thanks Ryan

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Fatal explosion and fire in Waukegan, 5-3-19

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Four employees of a Waukegan chemical plant were hospitalized and another three were reported missing following an explosion late Friday that was heard and felt across Lake County around 9:45 p.m. 

Waukegan Fire Marshal Steve Lenzi reported that first arriving crews were quickly overwhelmed by flames at the AB Specialty Silicones plant at 3790 Sunset Ave., which is on the city’s far northwest side near its border with Gurnee.

Fire personnel from Waukegan plus departments in Lake and Cook counties including hazardous materials crews and structural collapse technicians were involved with both fighting the fire and searching for the missing employees.

Fatal explosion and fire at the AB Specialty Silicones plant at 3790 Sunset Ave. in Waukegan IL 5/3/19

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Fatal explosion and fire at the AB Specialty Silicones plant at 3790 Sunset Ave. in Waukegan IL 5/3/19

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Fatal explosion and fire at the AB Specialty Silicones plant at 3790 Sunset Ave. in Waukegan IL 5/3/19

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Fatal explosion and fire at the AB Specialty Silicones plant at 3790 Sunset Ave. in Waukegan IL 5/3/19

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Fatal explosion and fire at the AB Specialty Silicones plant at 3790 Sunset Ave. in Waukegan IL 5/3/19

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Waukegan FD ARFF unit works at the Fatal explosion and fire at the AB Specialty Silicones plant at 3790 Sunset Ave. in Waukegan IL 5/3/19

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New ambulance for Waukegan

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

Brand new custom Horton conversion on a Ford F550 chassis.
Waukegan FD Ambulance 1644

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Waukegan FD Ambulance 1644

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chevron striping on back of ambulance

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interior of new ambulance

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thanks Ron

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