Archive for August 5th, 2013

Chicago orders new squads

This from Ryan Lee on the topic of Chicago ordering new squads:

1996 E-ONE Snorkel for sale

1996 E-ONE Cyclone 65’ Snorkel 1000/300. Asking $69,000. Fenton Fire Equipment photo

Options go in order from far fetched to downright silly.
  • Option 1 – Don’t buy it at all since new ones are on the way.
  • Option 1A – Re-paint, gut pump compartment, and install large transverse compartment.
  • Option 2 – Remove the Snorkel (assuming it’s certified), remount on another existing Snorkel Squad chassis.
  • Option 2A – Repaint and leave as is, rewrite the contract regarding engineers vs. drivers, put in service.

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New engine for Lincolnshire-Riverwoods

Larry Shapiro stopped by the Linclonshire-Riverwoods FPD to get photos of the new unit for Engine 52 which was scheduled to be put into service on Friday (8-2-13).

Lincolnshire Riverwoods FPD new fire engine

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Engine 52 is a 2013 Pierce Arrow XT with a 1,500-GPM pump and 750 gallons of water. Larry Shapiro photo

Lincolnshire Riverwoods FPD new fire engine

The bumper houses a trash line and a foam line. Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce Manufacturing 100 year anniversary medallion

All Pierce units built this year feature this medallion.

Pierce manufacturing manufacturing plate

Lincolnshire Riverwoods FPD new fire engine

Simple tailboard design with interior ladder storage. Larry Shapiro photo

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