Archive for July 15th, 2021

New aerial ladder for Berwyn

From Fire Service, Inc.

Congratulations to Fire Chief Thomas Hayes and the members of the Berwyn Fire Department for the recent order of a new E-One low travel height 100’ custom aerial ladder.
In addition to the travel height of only 10’10”, this unit will be equipped with the following custom features:

• Cummins X12 Series 500 HP engine /Allison EVS Series 4500 transmission
• Rear body corner access ladders
• Custom storage throughout
• 135’ of ground ladders/Alco-Lite ladder package
• Painted ROM roll up doors
• Severe duty interior
• Whelen LED lighting package
• Pioneer scene lighting package

This unit will be a welcome addition to this busy department. 

drawing of E-ONE LTH 100' aerial ladder for the Berwyn Fire Department

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drawing of E-ONE LTH 100' aerial ladder for the Berwyn Fire Department

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drawing of E-ONE LTH 100' aerial ladder for the Berwyn Fire Department

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thanks Danny

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As seen around … Bedford Park

From Chicagoland fire photos on Instagram:

Bedford station 1 visit

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Quint 704 
Engine 707 
Engine 711 
Squad 702 
Snorkel 705 ( not sold yet) 
Ambo 702 (not there) 
A chiefs car 
Bedford Park FD Station 1

Chicagoland fire photos on Instagram

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New engine for ExxonMobil Joliet Refinery


ExxonMobil™ Refining and Supply Joliet Refinery Tap Ferrara® Fire Apparatus for Latest Purchase
July 12th, 2021

HOLDEN, LA – Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., a subsidiary of REV Group® and leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, is excited to announce that ExxonMobil Refining and Supply Joliet Refinery has chosen Ferrara as the manufacturer for their latest fire equipment purchase.

ExxonMobil Refining and Supply Joliet Refinery, located 40 miles southwest of Chicago, will add a Ferrara Inferno® Industrial Super Pumper® to its fleet of fire and rescue equipment.

Chief Michael Smith, ExxonMobil Joliet Refinery, explains that Ferrara stepped up to meet the safety needs of the refinery. “We needed a high-flow apparatus to meet growing infrastructure flow challenges at our location,” explains Chief Smith. “Increased maneuverability was also essential, and we had an extreme delivery time restraint. Ferrara was able to meet all of our needs and more with the Inferno unit.”

The design team at Ferrara collaborated with the Joliet Refinery to determine the best apparatus and options for the refinery’s unique needs. The final choice is a heavy-duty, two-door Inferno Series cab and chassis with a MAXX-Strength 3/16” marine grade extruded aluminum body construction. The unit is equipped with the Wireless Remote Controlled Task Force Tips Tsunami deck gun, which eliminates the need for five or six firefighters to set up large flow transportable monitors. This saves both resources and time. As Chief Smith explains, “Less setup time always makes for a safer scene.”

The apparatus also features the new FoamPro® AccuMax® Fusion multi-point direct injection foam system capable of 300 GPM of concentrated flow and dual 3” foam intake connections. This adds significant versatility to the refinery’s fleet that mostly uses balanced pressure foam systems.

“The addition of the Super Pumper will allow our refinery to respond to plant emergencies quickly and with fewer personnel,” Chief Smith says. “It is a testament to those dedicated to safety and the emergency preparedness of the Joliet Refinery.”

thanks Dennis


New ambulance for Westchester FD

From Fire service Inc FB

Representatives from the Westchester Fire Department in Illinois were down at REV Orlando last week to perform their final inspection on their new Wheeled Coach custom ambulance. This new Type I on a Ford F-550, 4×4 chassis will be headed north within the next few days to receive a few final additions at Fire Service Inc. Radios, computer equipment, lettering & graphics, will all be added to complete the unit.  Last but not least, final inspections and testing will be completed in order to certify this vehicle for emergency service. Be sure to check back for additional pictures of the finished product.
new Wheeled Coach Type 1 ambulance

Fire Service, Inc photo

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