Archive for November 15th, 2010

New Oak Park engines

The first of two new HME Ahrens Fox engines received by Oak Park (MABAS Division 11) has been lettered for Engine 602 and is currently having the equipment mounted. Engine 603’s new rig will be lettered soon. These new engines will replace a pair of 2001, HME 1871 Penetrator/Central States engines which are going to an apparatus broker. Until the 2001 units leave, there are currently six rigs in Oak Park with HME chassis. (that would make a nice photograph)

Oak Park Fire Department HME Ahrens Fox engine

Oak Park Engine 602's new 2010, HME 1871, Ahrens Fox, 1,500-GPM engine has a 500-gallon water tank in addition to two, 30-gallon foam tanks. Larry Shapiro photo

Oak Park Fire Department HME Ahrens Fox engine

Engine 603 will be lettered now that the lettering has been completed on Engine 602. This is how the engine cam from HME. Larry Shapiro photo

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Gurnee MVA on Rt 120

Jeff Rudolph sent these images from an MVA this morning with this description:

Gurnee 1321 and 1342 responded to a morning MVA caused by black ice on RT. 120 at a railroad overpass in Park City. Three vehicles were involved;  two sustained heavy damage. Extrication was required by Engine 1321. Waukegan and North Chicago ambulances where requested for a total of three ambulances transporting to Condell and Vista East.

Gurnee Fire Department ambulance at MVA

North Chicago Ambulance 1546 on-scene at an early morning multiple vehicle accident in Park City was one of three units that transported patients. Jeff Rudolph photo

Park City MVA

One of three vehicles involved in an MVA on Route 120 in Park City. Jeff Rudolph photo

Park City Gurnee MVA

Gurnee Engine 1321 on the scene of an MVA on Route 120 in Park City that involved three vehicles. Jeff Rudolph photo

Gurnee Fire Department Engine 1321 at MVA

Firefighters used tools from Gurnee Engine 1321 to free at least one victim that was trapped in a vehicle as the result of a collision this morning on Route 120 in Park City. Jeff Rudolph photo

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Site updates

Several updates have been made to existing fire department listings on the site:

  • The Manhattan FPD, in Division 19, now has images of Brush 1218, Engine 1221, and Ambulance 1224 (from Karl Klotz & Bill Friedrich)
  • Carol Stream Station 3, in Division 12, has new images of Ambulance 230 and Rescue 235 (from Bill Friedrich)
  • Naperville Station 4, in Division 16, has an image of the new Crimson engine (from Bill Friedrich)
  • Homewood, in Division 24, has been completed now with images of the shift commander unit, the utility, the ambulance and the memorial decal for FF Brian Carey (from Karl Klotz)
Homewood Fire Department Brian Carey

Manhattan FPD Brush truck

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