Archive for May 23rd, 2019

Loves Park Fire Department news (more)

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With less than two years in the role, Loves Park Fire Chief Jerry Wiltfang is proud of the progress his team has made. In just 14 months, this formerly all-volunteer crew now has a full-time staff to better serve their community in a fraction of the time. To address the rapid growth, the Loves Park City Council approved a resolution that provides funding for two new engines and updated equipment.

“Our response times were getting close to 20 minutes before we were here, before we had our full time crew, and now we’re looking to average around 6 minutes, by the time the tone goes off, until we’re at a person’s house is about 6 minutes. It’s just going to bring more safety to the public and hopefully all around Loves Park,” said Captain Adam Kuehl.

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North Chicago FD apparatus part 1

This from Larry Shapiro:

I had the opportunity to photograph the current apparatus in North Chicago. Here are the ambulances and buggy.

Thanks to everyone in North Chicago for your help.

Larry Shapiro

North Chicago FD Battalion 15

Battalion 15 – 2016 Ford Explorer. Larry Shapiro photo

North Chicago FD Ambulance 6

Ambulance 6 – 2017 Ford F450/AEV. Larry Shapiro photo

North Chicago FD Ambulance 7

Ambulance 7 – 2014 Ford F450/AEV. Larry Shapiro photo

North Chicago FD Ambulance 8

Ambulance 8 – 2015 Ford F450/AEV Larry Shapiro photo

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New engine for Lyons

Final inspection photo from Fire Chief Gordon Nord, Jr of the new Pierce engine for Lyons

Lyons FD Engine 1311

Gordon Nord, Jr. photo

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

This is the American LaFrance brochure for the first 900 Series rear-mount ladder that was  produced. It was purchased by the GFD at the FDIC in Memphis in 1968. It carried ALF Serial # 12-1-1132.

collection of wayne stuart

American LaFrance Ladder Chief brochure cover

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