Archive for October 24th, 2010

New Pierce in Matteson

A new Pierce Velocity pumper has been delivered to the Matteson Fire Department in Division 27.

Matteson Fire Department Pierce Velocity pumper

New Pierce Velocity pumper for the Matteson Fire Department. The pump is 1,500-GPM and the water tank holds 750 gallons. Pierce photo

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New truck for Niles

Niles Truck 2 (the Pierce TDA) has been out of service for several months. The aerial portion of the unit was deemed to be unsafe. They have been running with Quint 2, the 75′ Pierce quint (X-North Maine) or with the TDA as a service truck only. Niles has been searching for a replacement unit from the available manufacturer demos and by looking at used apparatus from around the country. At one point they had the 2008 E-ONE CR100 truck in town that Oak Lawn had traded in, but that unit didn’t work out. They have recently purchased a used Pierce 105′ rear mount quint from a department in Ohio. This unit is reportedly at the Niles Public Works being prepared for service. When more information about it’s previous owner and photos are available we’ll update the post.

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