Archive for June 2nd, 2010

Grayslake gets Seagrave engine

The Grayslake Fire Department (not yet represented on the site) in Lake County (Division 4) has recently taken delivery of a custom Seagrave engine. Engine 2717 has a top mount pump panel and an elevated light tower nested on top of the cab roof. The unit was due to a 2-11 alarm in Wauconda’s Fire District at 30699 N. Route 12 (Rand Road) in Volo. A commercial barn was destroyed just before midnight on June 1st. Some images from the fire scene can be seen HERE.

Grayslake Seagrave engine

A new Seagrave engine that was recently delivered to Grayslake is shown here in staging at a 2nd alarm fire in Volo, IL (Wauconda FIre District). Photo by Larry Shapiro

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O’Hare stations and apparatus updated on the site

The four on-field fire stations at O’Hare Airport have been updated on the site. There are now photos of all four houses as well as several apparatus updates as mentioned in a previous post HERE. Images of ambulance 16 and ARFF 6-5-9 are still unaccounted for but will be updated later in the summer as new rigs are put into service for both Ambulances 16 and 59.

O'Hare Rescue Station 2

Rescue 2 which is currently located northwest of United Terminal 1 is slated for demolition and relocation due to the O'Hare modernization and expansion.

O'Hare Rescue Station 3 and District Headquarters

O'Hare Rescue Station 3 is the only airport house that is not on the field and is accessible to anyone. It is also the Third District Headquarters.

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Frankfort opens station 4

Karl Klotz has sent word that Frankfort has officially opened Station 4. They are running and engine and ambulance out of that house. Although the current KME engine is ‘Engine 2’, the real KME Engine 4 will be back soon from having some work done on it.

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