Archive for September 8th, 2021

New engine for the South Elgin & Countryside FPD (more)

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Congratulations to Chief Steve Wascher, Assistant Chief Mike Rothecker, and the many committee members on the recent delivery of their new 2021 E-ONE custom side mount pumper. This remarkable unit on a Typhoon chassis has the following features:
• Cummins L9 450 HP engine
• Allison EVS 3000 transmission
• E-ONE Typhoon cab
• Seats, Inc 911 Advocate Clean Seats
• Extruded aluminum body
• 530-gallon water tank
• Waterous CSU 1500-GPM pump
• Whelen emergency lights
• FireTech LED scene & brow lights
• Duo Safety Ladder package
2021 E-ONE custom side mount pumper

thanks Danny

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Working fire in Stickney, 9-6-21

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Stickney had a working fire Monday night at 7053 w 40th street. First Engine lead out a 2.5” and a 1.75” line right away on a large rubbish pile that got a 20×20 frame garage going a little. A Forest View engine and trucks from Central Stickney & Berwyn were auto aid. 
garbage fire spreads to garage

Chi-Town Fire Photos

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New engine for West Allis, WI

From the Seagrave Facebook page:

Seagrave would like to thank the West Allis Fire Department of Wisconsin for their recent purchase of another Marauder 150-GPM pumper.

Some features of this apparatus include:

Cummins 450 HP L9 motor
Waterous #1500 gpm pump
Whelen warning lights
FRC Scenelighting
750 Water 20 gallon foam
Foam Pro 2002 system
S/S Cab, Pumphouse, Body
S/S tank Cradle
S/S body substructure
65 Gallon S/S fuel cell
Alcoa Dura-Black wheels
SO: 78L80

drawing of a Seagrave Marauder pumper for the West Allis Fire Department of Wisconsin

click to download

thanks Keith

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Illinois fire service news

Excerpts from

Nearly 70 firefighters from about 30 different departments will be leaving Tuesday morning and heading to Louisiana to help after Hurricane Ida. They are part of a strike team that will help fill in for other fire departments in Louisiana.

On Tuesday night, about 50 area firefighters returned after spending six days in the New Orleans area. They were part of the Illinois Urban Search and Rescue Team and spent about a week in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida hit.

While they were on the ground they helped people get food, water, and oxygen. They also did a lot of surveying of damage so FEMA and the Red Cross would know where to focus their help. They said damage was widespread and the heat was suffocating.

It could be weeks before power is restored in some areas.

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