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New engine for Winnetka

Winnetka recently took delivery of their new Engine 28 built by Smeal

Winnetka FD Engine 28 Smeal Fire Apparatus

Winnetka Engine 28 – 2015 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFDR/2016 Smeal 1500/500/30/20 so 4479 Model C-802-CC. Larry Shapiro photo

Winnetka FD Engine 28 Smeal Fire Apparatus

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Winnetka FD Engine 28 Smeal Fire Apparatus

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Winnetka FD Engine 28 Smeal Fire Apparatus

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Winnetka FD Engine 28 Smeal Fire Apparatus

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Genesis rescue tools on new fire truck

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Winnetka FD Engine 28 Smeal Fire Apparatus

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Winnetka buys new engine (more)

Pre-paint inspection at Smeal of the new engine for Winnetka

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Winnetka buys new engine (more)

Production photos of the new engine being built by Smeal for Winnetka

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Final chassis inspection photos at Spartan

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Drawing of new Smeal fire engine for the Winnetka Fire Department

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Winnetka buys new engine

The Chicago Tribune has this article:

The Winnetka Village Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the purchase of a $568,722 fire engine, and an appreciative local resident stepped up and offered to pay for the new vehicle’s bell.

Winnetka Fire Chief Alan Berkowsky said the purchase of a 2015 pumper fire engine from the village’s sole bidder, Smeal Fire Apparatus Company, is needed to maintain a reliable fleet, as the fire department is retiring a fire engine purchased in 1996.

The village will save roughly $17,000 by using Smeal’s pre-payment option, Berkowsky said, and the fire engine’s price is also less than the $615,000 the fire department had budgeted for the purchase.

The new fire engine will be rotated with a fire engine the department purchased in 2000, while officials hope to sell the 1996 vehicle for roughly $30,000, Berkowsky said.

Stepping up following the council’s unanimous approval of the purchase of the fire engine, Winnetka resident John Roberts expressed his gratitude to the fire department, which he said recently assisted his family during an emergency at their home.¬†“I’d like to provide a bell in honor of the Winnetka firefighters from the past present and future,” Roberts said. “We had an occasion for the fire department to visit, and they were overwhelmingly professional and courteous, and showed kindness and empathy,” said Roberts, who did not specify the amount of his donation, nor the cost of the fire bell.

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