Posts Tagged Wood Dale Fire Department

Wood Dale buys used tanker (more)

From a reader:

Found these online somewhere during the fall of the new Tender 68 in Wood Dale. Photographer unknown.

Wood Dale FPD Tender 68

photographer unknown

Wood Dale FPD Tender 68

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Wood Dale FPD Tender 68

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Technology Center of DuPage fire science open house

This from Andy Hilk:

On my days off I teach a fire science class to high school students that is run through the Technology Center of DuPage (TCD).  TCD is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) High School for juniors and seniors attending high school in DuPage County and has about 1,100 students enrolled that attend either a morning or afternoon session.  Programs of study include Fire Science/EMT, Criminal Justice, Auto Body, Construction, and many more.
 
This past Saturday, TCD, which is on Swift Road in Addison, had our annual expo and the students participated in a mock crash scenario in the parking lot assisted by the Addison FPD.  Last year the Wood Dale FPD donated two vehicles to TCD;  a 1980’s vintage Pierce Dash which was x-Engine 68 I believe, and a Ford/Wheeled Coach ambulance. The rigs have now been lettered as TCD rigs with an acknowledgement to Wood Dale.
 
students simulate crash rescue

Andy Hilk photo

students simulate crash rescue

Andy Hilk photo

former Wood Dale FPD fire engine

Former Wood Dale FPD fire engine. Andy Hilk photo

fire truck donated to school

Andy Hilk photo

fire truck donated to school

Andy Hilk photo

former Wood Dale FPD ambulance

Former Wood Dale ambulance. Andy Hilk photo

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Web site updates

Updated images and station listings have been completed on the site as follows:

MABAS Division 12:

  • Itasca – current apparatus has been updated and decommissioned units removed
  • Wood Dale – current apparatus has been updated with new numbering

MABAS Division 13:

  • Elburn – Station 2 has been added with apparatus

MABAS Division 20:

  • Bensenville – current apparatus has been updated with new numbering and decommissioned units removed
  • Broadview – current apparatus has been updated with new numbering and the new engine

thanks Dennis, John, Josh, and Steve for the images

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Wood Dale burn down

Images from Tim  Olk from a turndown in Wood Dale.

house fully engulfed with fire

Tim Olk photo

house fully engulfed with fire

Tim Olk photo

firemen at fire scene with heavy smoke

Tim Olk photo

Pierce fire truck at fire scene

Tim Olk photo

firemen with hose at fire scene

Tim Olk photo

firemen at fire scene with heavy smoke

Tim Olk photo

garage fully engulfed with fire

Tim Olk photo

firemen with hose at fire scene

Tim Olk photo

Pierce fire truck at fire scene

Tim Olk photo

garage fully engulfed with fire

Tim Olk photo

 

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Bensenville working fire in auto salvage yard 6-8-12

This from Josh Boyajian:

Bensenville had a fire this morning at 710 E. Green, Victory Auto Wreckers. They had a good amount of fire contained to a pile of cars in the junkyard. Here are some shots I took of some of the rigs there including Wood Dale’s new engine.

 

Thanks Josh

Bensenville Fire Department

Bensenville Engine 18.. Josh Boyajian photo

Elmhurst Fire Department

Elmhurst Truck 1. Josh Boyajian photo

Northlake Fire Department

Northlake Engine 806. Josh Boyajian photo

Wood Dale Fire Department

Wood Dale Engine 69. Josh Boyajian photo

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Suburban web site updates

Several suburban departments have been updated on the web site:

MABAS Division 1

MABAS Division 3

  • Skokie Engine 17 has been added
  • Glenview Ambulance 6 and Truck 14 have been added. The reserve engine and ambulance have been updated.

MABAS Division 4

MABAS Division 10

MABAS Division 12

MABAS Division 16

Images were supplied by Tyler Tobolt, Dennis McGuire, Jr., Jeff Rudolph, Larry Shapiro, Drew Gresik, John Tulipano, and Matt Tessler.

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Wood Dale receives new units

This from Matt Tessler:

New Wood Dale Medic 68, 2013 Ford Medtec. Photos Taken by Matt Tessler

 

new ambulance for Wood Dale FD

2012/2013 Ford/Medtec Type I ambulance for Wood Dale Medic 68. Matt Tessler photo

new ambulance for Wood Dale FD

Passenger view of new 2012/2013 Ford/Medtec Type I ambulance for Wood Dale Medic 68. Matt Tessler photo

new ambulance for Wood Dale FD

Rear of the new Wood Dale Medic 68. Matt Tessler photo

New Wood Dale Engine 69. 2013 Pierce Arrow XT 1500 gpm pump 750 gallons of water. Photos taken by Matt Tessler.

 

new engine for Wood Dale FD

Wood Dale FD new Engine 69 is a 2013 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/750. Matt Tessler photo

new engine for Wood Dale FD

Officer side of Wood Dale Engine 69. Matt Tessler photo

new engine for Wood Dale FD

Rear of new Engine 69. Matt Tessler photo

fire engine number

Rear lettering. Matt Tessler photo

 

This from Kevin Griffin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3gMmHagjss at about 6:57 you can see that in the background the new wood dale engine

 

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Wood Dale Fire Department renumbers

In conjunction with the renumbering in DuPage County, the Wood Dale Fire Department now operates Stations 68 and 69.

Wood Dale Fire Department

Wood Dale Battalion 68 is driving this new 2012 Ford Expedition. Bill Friedrich photo

In other news, Wood Dale has a new patch, which is a traditional maltese cross. Also, Wood Dale has a Pierce Arrow XT engine on order with delivery expected late this year.

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Two departments move to DuComm

This from Drew Smith:

It was stated recently by firefighters from both Itasca and Wood Dale that both will soon be dispatched by DuComm with Wood Dale using new rig numbers of 68 and 69 and Itasca using 60-something.

I have confirmed that effective 5/31 at 0900 Itasca will switch to DuComm.  Itasca’s apparatus will use “66” for front-line units and “67” for reserve units.

Wood Dale is also switching to DuComm and will use 68 and 69 for their stations. Date of their switch is not confirmed.

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