Archive for August 10th, 2013

Fire truck photos

Steve Redick was with friends who stopped by Wirfs Industries in McHenry this week and photographed two interesting units that were in for service.

The South Elgin & Countryside FPD took delivery in 2009 of a 100′ mid-mount tower ladder by Crimson on a Spartan chassis with a Gladiator Classic cab.

South Elgin & Countryside FPD

2009 Spartan Gladiator Classic/Crimson 100′ mid-mount tower ladder for the South Elgin & Countryside FPD. Steve Redick photo

Crimson Fire law tag

Crimson law tag

Spartan chassis law tag.

Spartan chassis law tag.

Clarendon Hills FD Squad 316 is a bit different with a very short wheelbase on a Dash chassis with a stubby (otherwise known as ER) cab.


Clarendon Hills FD Squad 316

Clarendon Hills FD Squad 316, a 1994 Pierce Dash ER HDR. Steve Redick photo

Pierce Manufacturing law tag

Clarendon Hills law tag


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Four year anniversary for the site and blog

It was four years ago today that the first post was added to this blog describing the web site. In the first month, seven entries were made in the blog describing the first fire departments that were uploaded to the site.

Here are a few stats from the fourth anniversary:

  • 2775 entries have been posted to the blog
  • 5760 comments have been made
  • 182,000 spam comments have been stopped from clogging the comment section
  • 200 fire departments and virtually the entire CFD have been uploaded
  • the site has received more that 1,338,639 visits
  • the site has been visited by more than 490,089 unique visitors
  • visitors from 186 countries have viewed our content
  • we have been visited by all 50 states and the District of Columbia

The staff would like to thank all of the contributors, photographers, and visitors for continually increasing the content and items of interest that have allowed the site to grow.

Thank you.

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