Archive for September 25th, 2012

New mini-pumper for Tri-State FPD

Tri-State FPD sealThe Tri-State Fire Protection District recently received their second mini-pumper/squad from Crimson (Spartan ERV). Squad 536 is on a 4-dr, Ford F-550 chassis with a 1,250-GPM pump, 306-gallon water tank, and a 21-gallon foam tank (so 10195). Although it is a newer unit for the department than Squad 526 (2012 Ford F-550 4dr/Crimson 200/300 – so 10229), it was built in 2011.

The unit should be in service shortly.

Tri-State Fire Protection District Squad 536 Crimson

Squad 536 is on a 2011 Ford F-550 4dr chassis. It has a 1,250-GPM pump with 306 gallons of water and 21 gallons of foam. Larry Shapiro photo

Tri-State FPD Crimson mini-pumper

Squad 536 has cross-lays above the pump panel. Larry Shapiro photo

Tri-State FPD Squad 536 Ford Crimson

Larry Shapiro photo

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Fatal fire in Highland Park 9-24-12

The Highland Park News is reporting that:

 It will take a few days to positively identify the man firefighters found in a burned out house Monday.

Neighbors say the man was the owner of Trattoria Giacomo Restaurant in Highwood. The owner is Giacomo Ruggirello, who has owned the Italian restaurant in a strip mall across from Fort Sheridan since 1998. Authorities would not confirm that.

Highland Park Fire Department crews responded to the fire at 12:42 a.m. and found the home at 1788 Midland Ave. fully engulfed in flames. The fire was so hot it started burning a house just to the south and some of its second-story windows had to be tarped.

The complete article can be found HERE.

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Local apparatus from Ferrara

Martin Nowak spotted two area engines being built by Ferrara.

Ferrara Ember engine being built for the Lagrange FD (IL)

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Carpentersville Fire Protection District Ferrara engine

Ferrara photo

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