Archive for January, 2010

Division 1 construction updates

Here is an updated photo showing the progress of Wheeling (Division 1) Fire Station 24 being built on Milwaukee Avenue. The last construction photo was posted here.

Wheeling Fire Station 24 as seen on January 12, 2010. - Photo by Larry Shapiro

Here is a recent photo of Station 14 for Mount Prospect (Division 1) which is being built next to the current station #14 on Kensington Road. The previous update was posted here.

Mount Prospect Station 14 construction as of January 21, 2010. - Photo by Larry Shapiro

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Elmhurst Fire Department

Elmhurst Station 2 opened in September and was built on the property in front of the old Station #2. Although we do not have a photo showing both stations together, here is a shot of the new station. Elmhurst is in Division 12 and operates out of two stations.

Elmhurst Fire Station 2 at 601 S. York Road - Photo by Larry Shapiro

In other Elmhurst news, the fire department recently placed two new engines into service. These new rigs bring several changes to this department, the first of which is a move away from a fleet that was entirely EONE. Engines 1 and 2 are now 2009 1500 GPM Pierce Impel pumpers. The second significant change for Elmhurst is moving from their ‘traditional’ color scheme of white over yellow (a school bus golden yellow color) to white over red!

Engine 4 is an EONE Cyclone pumper with the 'traditional' Elmhurst color scheme and a distinctive double striping of dark green over white. - Photo by Larry Shapiro

Elmhurst Engine 1's new Pierce Impel 1500 GPM pumper sporting a white over red paint job and gold lettering. - Photo by Larry Shapiro

Elmhurst Engine 2 is identical to Engine 1. - Photo by Larry Shapiro

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New fire department added

After a long dry spell, the Aurora Township Fire Department (with 2 stations) has been added to the site under Division 13. Bill Friedrich provided images of both stations and the apparatus photos are by Larry Shapiro.

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CFD updates

After a very long period of inactivity, my thanks go out to Karl Klotz and Dennis McGuire, Jr. for consistently sending updated material to post. Dennis submitted images of 5-6-3, 9-1-3, 6-3-1 and Engine 47. Karl provided updated station photos for Engines¬†15, 26, 47, 68, 72, 76, 81, 88, 89, 91 and 129. Engine 88’s photo represents their new house while the others represent more recent images which mainly depict the changes in bay doors that have occurred.


Engine 88's new house on 59th Street. - Photo by Karl Klotz