Posts Tagged Westmont Fire Department

New truck for Westmont

new fire truck for the Westment FD

Westmont FD photo

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Area apparatus orders

This from Josh Boyajian:

Melrose Park – 2017 Pierce Impel pumper – 1250/750/30/30. Delivery in February

Westmont – 2017 Pierce Velocity 105′ RM quint – 2000/500. Delivery in June

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New engine for Westmont

From the Pierce Flickr site: Pierce so#29299

New fire engine for the Westmont FD

New Westmont engine. Pierce composite

thanks Al

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Westmont General Alarm, 12/21/15

This from Josh Boyajian:

Westmont had a working fire tonight (21/21/15) in an attached garage at 33 Falcon Place. By the time I got there, the fire was mostly out and companies were doing overhaul. Here are some shots.
fire in the attached garage of a house

Josh Boyajian photo

fire in the attached garage of a house

Josh Boyajian photo

fire in the attached garage of a house

Josh Boyajian photo

Pierce fire engine at night fire scene

Josh Boyajian photo

Smell fire truck at night fire scene

Josh Boyajian photo

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House fire in Westmont, 8-21-15

This image was found on Facebook as an arrival photo at the house fire at 301 S. Lincoln Street in Westmont that went to a Box Alarm on Friday night (8/21/15)

Fully involved house on fire

photographer unknown

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New area apparatus orders

This from Ron Wolkoff:

Westmont placed an order for a Pierce Impel pumper

Elmhurst has placed an order for a 95′ tower from E-ONE

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New area ambulances

This from Ron Wolkoff:

Westmont has two brand new custom Horton conversions on Ford F450 chassis

Ford F450 Type I ambulance

New Ford F450/Horton Type I ambulance for Westmont. Foster Coach photo


Des Plaines has two brand new custom Horton conversions for Ambulance 62 and Ambulance 63 on Freightliner chassis

Freightliner Type I ambulance

New Freightliner M2/Horton Type I ambulance for Des Plaines. Foster Coach photo

Libertyville has a new custom Horton conversion on a Ford F450 chassis

Ford F450 Type I ambulance

New Ford F450/Horton Type I ambulance for Libertyville. Foster Coach photo

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Westmont FD dispatch moves to Downers Grove

Chris Ranck forwarded this dialog from Carma Chicago:

On Aug 7, 2013, at 2:46 PM, “ed245026” wrote:
I noticed that Westmont FD today has been on Downers Grove fire channel of 155.7075 and not dispatching on 153.635, can anybody confirm?

Yes, it went effective yesterday at noon. Since Westmont Police & Fire are dispatched by the Downers Grove Village Operations Center (VOC), they transitioned to the DGFD Fire repeater system.

The old 153.635 repeater system that Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale, Tri-State (“all belted”), and Willow Springs FD’s will only be used as a back-up for Westmont & DG FD’s.

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Area fire trucks for sale

Kevin Griffin found these links to area fire trucks for sale or sold:

this link for an Addison Pierce Arrow engine

this link for an aerial from Westmont

this link for a Leyden ambulance

this link for an X-Tinley Park tower ladder

Previous post with other links is HERE.

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The color of fire trucks (part 10) Division 10

Departments in MABAS Division 10 are featured in this next installment of The Color of Fire Trucks series.

Clarendon Hills Fire Department Mack Pierce TeleSqurt

Clarendon Hills ran this 1986 50′ TeleSqurt built by Pierce on a Mack CF chassis. Engine 349 had a 1,500-GPM pump and carried 500 gallons of water. Larry Shapiro photo

The Clarendon Hills Fire Department runs with apparatus that is painted white over a bright yellow. They currently have a fleet of four units with these colors.

Darien-Woodridge Fire Protection District engine

One of several E-ONE units purchased by the Darien-Woodridge FPD was this 1990 top-mount Hurricane engine with 1,000 gallons of water and a 1,500-GPM pump. It ran as Engine 371. Larry Shapiro photo

The Darien-Woodridge Fire Protection District currently runs with red and white apparatus. Their newest unit is solid red, and with this purchase they will retire one of the last of their lime-green apparatus which dominated their fleet for many years.

Riverside Fire Department green fire engine

Riverside Engine 306 ran with this 1978 Ford C-8000/Seagrave. It had a 1,250-GPM pump and 750 gallons of water. Bill Friedrich photo

The Riverside FD had this Seagrave engine and they also purchased another lime green rig. The second unit was a Chevy/E-ONE (DOT) light rescue, like the one shown below from Forest View.
Forest View Fire Department EONE small rescue

Forest View ran with one of the popular small DOT spec rescue squads like many other area departments. Squad 816 was built by E-ONE in 1980 on a GMC chassis. Bill Friedrich photo

The Forest View FD purchased this (DOT) light rescue. It was the only non-red rig in the fleet.
Hinsdale Fire Department EONE engine painted black and yellow

One of many units that has been purchased over the years for service in Hinsdale was this 1982 E-ONE Protector IV engine. Running as Engine 343, it was built on a Hendrickson chassis with an 1871-W cab, and carried 500 gallons of water with a 1,250-GPM pump. Larry Shapiro photo

Until 2008, all of the apparatus in the Hinsdale Fire Department was delivered black over yellow, and with the exception of their 2008 Spartan/Rosenbauer/Metz tower ladder, everything still maintains these colors.
Westmont Fire Department Pemfab Wedge engine by FTI

The Westmont Fire Department purchased this white and lime engine from FTI in 1978. It featured a 1,250-GPM pump with 500 gallons of water. It was built on a Pemfab chassis with their ‘wedge’ (Model 932-T) cab. Bill Friedrich photo

Westmont’s Fire Department had only this one non-red rig in the fleet.
Willow Springs Fire Department black E-ONE tower ladder

Willow Springs purchased this unusual 95′ tower ladder from E-ONE in 2001. Painted black, tower 600 had a 1,500-GPM pump with 300 gallons of water on a Cyclone chassis. Bill Friedrich photo

Willow Springs had this unique E-ONE tower ladder that was black. Reportedly, a developer was to build a large project in Willow Springs and was required to purchase an aerial unit for the fire department. The developer insisted on the tower being painted black.
Argonne national Laboratory Fire Department

The Argonne Labs Fire Department put together this brush rig with a 1975 IHC pickup. Brush 75 had a 70-GPM pump and a 250-gallon water tank. Bill Friedrich photo

Argonne Laboratory FD built their own brush truck. It was the only non-red in the fleet.
Western Springs Fire Department Pierce Arrow engine white fire truck

One of the many units that saw service in Western Springs when their apparatus was painted white was this 1981 Pierce Arrow engine. It was one of the early Pierce Arrow models with a chassis that was made by Oshkosh. Engine 437 had a 1,500-GPM pump with 750 gallons of water. The top-mount control station featured a hand-rail due to the large and spacious area.At this point in time, Pierce was building the cab and body. It wasn’t until later that they began to assemble the entire chassis. Larry Shapiro photo

The current Western Springs Fire Department apparatus is red and white although previously their units were all white with blue and gold trim.
Romeoville Fire Department white rescue squad

The only unit that the Romeoville Fire Department has run with that was not red was this 1979 E-ONE (DOT) light-duty rescue on a Ford F-350 chassis. Perhaps what is most unusual about this is that these were normally delivered lime green. Bill Friedrich photo

Romeoville had a white light-duty rescue by E-ONE. Most of these units were delivered lime green as per the DOT spec.

McCook Fire Department yellow Seagrave engine

This was one of two Seagrave engines that was purchased by the McCook Fire Department and was painted yellow. Engine 379, built in 1979, had 500 gallons of water with a 1,250-GPM pump. Bill Friedrich photo

Many years ago, the McCook Fire Department had red apparatus, then they switched to bright yellow for several years before the fleet was changed again to red and white.

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