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New home for West Chicago Rescue 9

This from Dieterich Herndobler:

While browsing 5280fire.com, I came across West Chicago’s former Rescue 9. It is now with a fire department in Mesa County, Colorado. Not sure which department as it is still looks like it did with West Chicago FPD.
Former West Chicago FPD Rescue 9

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Central Orchard Mesa Volunteer Fire Department – Central Orchard Mesa Station 51 is the home for Brush 52 – 1992 International 4500 / E-One (11008) ARFF – Former West Chicago FPD, IL.

 

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New engine for West Chicago FPD (more)

Updated production photos of the new engine for West Chicago FPD

Ferrara fire engine being built

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

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New engine for West Chicago FPD (more)

Updated production photos of the new engine for West Chicago FPD

Ferrara fire engine being built

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

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New engine for West Chicago FPD (more)

Updated production photos of the new engine for West Chicago FPD

fire engine being built for the West Chicago FPD

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

Ferrara fire engine being built

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

fire engine being built for the West Chicago FPD

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

fire engine being built for the West Chicago FPD

Ferrara Fire Apparatus photo

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New engine for West Chicago FPD (more)

From the Ferrarafire website:

Type:   Custom Pumper
Chassis:   Igniter
Body:   Extruded Aluminum Body
Pump:   Side Mount – Waterous CSU 1500 GPM
Tank:   750 gallon water
 

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New engine for West Chicago FPD

This from Ron Wolkoff:

Found on aec Facebook

Ferrara fire engine drawing

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Working house fire in Wayne, IL – 6-15-19 (more)

brief video from John Tulipano of the Working house fire in Wayne, IL – 6-15-19

 

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Working house fire in Wayne, IL – 6-15-19

This from John Tulipano:

At approximately 06:20am (6/15/19), the West Chicago FPD was dispatched to a house fire at 31w311 Prairie in Village of Wayne. As companies went en-route they were advised by DuComm that a Wayne Police Officer found the fire and heavy smoke and flames were visible. 

This area in non-hydranted and a tender operation was established on Smith road north of the fire building. 
 
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fire destroyed a home in the Village of Wayne IL

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fire destroyed a home in the Village of Wayne IL

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fire destroyed a home in the Village of Wayne IL

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fire destroyed a home in the Village of Wayne IL

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fire destroyed a home in the Village of Wayne IL

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fire destroyed a home in the Village of Wayne IL

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fire destroyed a home in the Village of Wayne IL

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fire destroyed a home in the Village of Wayne IL

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fire destroyed a home in the Village of Wayne IL

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Fatal 2-Alarm fire in West Chicago, 4-17-19

Excerpts from ABC7Chicago.com:

A man died and another was transported to a hospital after a house fire in West Chicago Wednesday night.

Three people were in a three-story house in the 100-block of West Grand Lake Boulevard in West Chicago when a fire broke out at about 10 p.m. Wednesday night. Fire officials believe the fire began in the front of the home and was made worse by the wind and open windows. The porch collapsed and the rest of the home was destroyed.

Firefighters were able to get a 92-year-old man from a second floor bedroom to safety. He was taken to a local hospital. His ex-daughter-in-law who lives with him got out on her own. The woman’s 53-year-old boyfriend died in an upstairs bedroom. Someone driving by the house saw it on fire and started banging on the doors, but by that time the flames had a head start.

The DuPage County Fire Investigation Task Force is listing the cause of the fire as undetermined because at this point they cannot rule out an electrical cause. They do not believe it is suspicious.

Photos from John Tulipano:

2-Alarm fire 2130 hours 4/17/19 at 141 west grand lake blvd in West Chicago

2-Alarm fire West Chicago

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2-Alarm fire West Chicago

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2-Alarm fire West Chicago

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2-Alarm fire West Chicago

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2-Alarm fire West Chicago

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2-Alarm fire West Chicago

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2-Alarm fire West Chicago

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2-Alarm fire West Chicago

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2-Alarm fire West Chicago

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2-Alarm fire West Chicago

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2-Alarm fire West Chicago

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West Chicago Fire Protection District news

This from Dave Weaver, Radioman911.com:

Cessna 340 twin-engine aircraft with a nose gear failure

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9/5/18 WEST CHICAGO – Airplane Nose Gear Failure Emergency Landing at DuPage Airport – Video by Dave Weaver
DETAILS: At 11 a.m. the West Chicago Fire District responded to an emergency standby for a Cessna 340 twin-engine aircraft with a nose gear failure. The pilot and one passenger flew around for approximately 1 1/2 hours to burn off fuel before landing the aircraft at 12:20 p.m. The pilot chose to land on the older runway, Runway 20L, instead of the newer runway, 20R. Neither of the aircraft’s occupants appeared to be injured. Heavy machinery was used to tow the aircraft to a hanger.


 

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