Archive for November 27th, 2009

Merrionette Park begins Division 22

Merrionette Park is the first department to be posted from Division 22. Apparatus images were provided by Dennis McGuire, Jr. and one in particular has a very interesting history. Truck 2614 was previously in service with the Pennsville Fire & Rescue. No. 1, (New Jersey) after leaving service as 1 of 2 Mack Bulldog aerials purchased by the FDNY in 1982.  At the time, LTI was building aerial ladders and fabricating bodies for other fire service manufacturers.  Mack was supplying engines to New York, Baker was building the Aerialscope towers on Mack chassis and FNDY was purchasing rear mount ladders from Seagrave.  In an attempt to capture more of the FDNY business and to expand their overall product line, Mack teamed up with LTI and marketed a private label aerial called the Bulldog I and II Series. LTI built the ladder and body which were mounted on a Mack chassis. “The Bulldog I Series offered midship ladders, rear-mounted ladders and TDAs…The Bulldog program did not prove overly successful with 25 aerials being sold before Mack ceased production of fire trucks in 1983.” (excerpt from Aerial Fire Trucks by Larry Shapiro, MBI Publishing Company.)


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Mount Prospect updates

It took a bit of maneuvering and a lot of help from the department, but with any luck all three of Mt. Propsect’s stations have been sorted out as the initial postings were not accurate. Engine 14 has been added to the site as well as Ambulance 13.



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Des Plaines updates

Des Plaines ambulance 71, 73 and 74 have been updated on the site as well as engine 63 and battalion 9R.



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Lockport updates

Lockport Lt John Matthews submitted the final images to complete the postings at Lockport station 3. The TRT and Decon units are now uploaded … the TRT image is by George C. Reichardt. Another detail that has been added to Lockport are the individual station logos that they have. Each is quite different.

Lockport Company 3 logo

Lockport Company 3 logo

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