Archive for March 28th, 2011

New ambulances in Berwyn

Josh Boyajian submitted photos of Berwyn’s two new ambulances that went into service this week. Both are 2011 Medtec, Type III units on Ford E-450 chassis. These are assigned to Ambulance 905 and Ambulance 907.

Berwyn Fire Department Ambulance 905 2011 Medtec

Berwyn Ambulance 905 went in service this week with a new 2011, Ford E-450 Medtec Type III unit. Josh Boyajian photo

Berwyn Fire Department Ambulance 907 2011 Medtec

Berwyn Ambulance 907 also received a 2011, Medtec Type III unit on a Ford E-450 chassis identical to Ambulance 905. Josh Boyajian photo

Ryan Wyckoff sent this note: ‘The ambulances are Wheeled Coach, not Medtec.  All ambulances in Berwyn are identical and are all Wheeled Coach.’

thanks for the correction Ryan

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Evanston apparatus photos updated

Taking advantage of a sunny day last week, Larry Shapiro stopped by Evanston Station 23 and was able to get some images for the website that were missing. The apparatus shots that were added to Station 23 include Engine 23, the 2010 Pierce Arrow XT; Ambulance 23, a 1999 Freightliner/Wheeled Coach Type I; and R-21, the 1990/1998 Pierce Arrow 105-foot rear mount aerial which is Evanston’s spare truck. The truck was reportedly purchased by the local and donated to the department for use as a spare. Bill Friedrich tells us that it was formerly owned by San Antonio, TX.

Evanston Fire Department Engine 23 Pierce Arrow XT

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Local area new apparatus updates

The following updated information comes from Bill Friedrich:

– The Lisle Woodridge FPD is expecting to take delivery of a Pierce Arrow XT engine and an Arrow XT 100′ platform in the next few months. More info and photos when they become available.

– The Rutland Dundee FPD has placed an order for a Pierce Arrow XT engine. Delivery is expected later in 2011.  More info and photos when they become available.

– According to sources, a medical ambulance bus has been ordered by the City of Chicago and delivery is expected in April of 2011. More info when it becomes available.  For those unfamiliar with this, one website offers this description of their particular product:

The Medical Ambulance Bus (MAB®)
Sartin Services, Inc. an Archdale NC company designs and builds the state of the art MAB Medical Ambulance/Evacuation Buses. Since rolling out the first MAB in 2007, Sartin Services, Inc. has build over 18 vehicles that are in service around the United States.

Each … bus can treat or transport as many as (20) twenty stretchered patients each with an individual metered oxygen supply. Many specialized ALS/BLS options are installed on the buses. Several other cities and states have units on order including Wilmington, Bismarck and many others are in the final stages of the ordering process. The buses are designed to provide caregivers and emergency responding personnel the tools they needed to treat and evacuate large numbers of patients. The buses are vital in evacuating hospitals and nursing homes that are in the path of a hurricane or other natural disasters.


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