Archive for August 31st, 2013

Waukegan is added to the site

The Waukegan Fire Department has been added to the listings in MABAS Division 4. The last department in the county to be added is the largest. Waukegan has five stations with more than 28 pieces of rolling stock. All houses have an ALS rescue unit, and four run engine companies. Waukegan Station 4 staffs a 105′ Pierce quint alongside Rescue 1644.

Waukegan Fire Department

Waukegan Squad 1651 is a 2004 Seagrave. Jeff Rudolph photo


Waukegan provides a bomb squad with containment vessel for Lake and McHenry Counties out of an annex building at Station 1. They also have a dive unit, haz mat unit, a large squad, and a 6×6 ARFF at the Waukegan Regional Airport.

Waukegan Fire Department

Waukegan 1667 serves as the bomb squad for Lake and McHenry counties. Larry Shapiro photo

Waukegan Fire Department

1665 is a 1984 Oshkosh T-12 6×6 1500/3140/310AFFF. Larry Shapiro photo

They have Seagrave and KME engines, a Pierce and Seagrave aerial, plus Medtec, Wheeled Coach, and Taylor Made ambulances.

Waukegan Fire Department

Engine 1613 is a 2011 KME Severe Service 1500/750. Jeff Rudolph photo

Waukegan Fire Department

Rescue 1643 is a 2007 Medtec on a 4300 IHC chassis. Larry Shapiro photo

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New tanker for Momence FPD

This from Karl Klotz:

Earlier this year, Momence FPD (MABAS Division 7) received an new tanker.  This replaces Tanker 94, the 1989 Ford/Quality /1964 Darley.
Tender 94 – 2012 International / UST 500gpm/2500gwt
Momence Fire Protection District

New Tender 94 for the Momence FPD is a 2013 IHC 7500/US Tanker 500/2500. Karl Klotz photo

Momence Fire Protection District

The former Momence Tender 94. 1989 Ford/Quality /1964 Darley. Karl Klotz photo

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