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New truck for the Blue Island FD (more)

This from Blue Island Fire Chief Daniel J. Reda:

Good Morning,

Thought you might be interested in this … will begin it’s demo cycle on October 12th and to us in mid-January.

new Sutphen SL100 for the Blue Island Fire Department

Sutphen photo

Blue Island Truck 2114 – Sutphen SL 100


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Fatal fire in Rockford, 9-11-21

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A man is dead after a fire erupted in a home Saturday afternoon in the 1600 block of 9th Street in Rockford.

The Rockford Fire Department says the man was trapped inside at the fire room. When firefighters were able to reach him, he was already dead.

Another woman inside the home survived the fire and is being helped by the Red Cross for setting up emergency housing.

The fire remains under investigation but officials say it appears to be accidental in nature at this time.

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New tower ladder for Orland FPD

This from Michael Linus:

Hey guys can you post this pic of Orland’s new tower ladder.
Pierce Velocity tower ladder

Michael Linus photo

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New squad for Des Plaines

Some photos of the new Des Plaines Fire Dept. Squad Co. 63’s Pierce. They  took delivery the first week of September and it will be in service mid October.
New Pierce Enforcer PUC rescue pumper for Des Plaines FD Squad 63

Des Plaines FD photo

New Pierce Enforcer PUC rescue pumper for Des Plaines FD Squad 63

Des Plaines FD photo

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Off-duty Chicago firefighter injured in shooting 9-11-21

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Six people were shot, one fatally, in a shooting in Chicago’s West Pullman neighborhood Saturday night that occurred in the 300 block of East Kensington.

At about 9:39 p.m., a group of people were outside and heading to their vehicles when someone inside a vehicle fired multiple shots, striking six people.

A 32-year-old man was shot in the face, was transported to U of C and is listed in critical condition. A 38-year-old man was shot in the stomach and was listed in fair condition.  A 15-year-old girl was shot in the arm and is listed in fair condition. A 42-year-old woman, identified as Schenia Smith, was shot in the arm and armpit and died from her injuries. A 22-year-old man was shot in the leg and arm and is listed in fair condition. A 31-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the head and self-transported to the hospital, where he is listed in fair condition.

One of the people wounded is a Chicago firefighter who was off-duty at the time of the shooting, CFD confirmed.  The firefighter is assigned to a South Side firehouse.

There is no one in custody and Area Two detectives continue to investigate.


As seen around … Skokie

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Here is a shot of Skokie Truck 18 which was recently refurbished

2001/2020 Pierce Dash 
0/0/100’ RM aerial
Job #12329
Refurb #F7280
2001/2020 Pierce Dash  0/0/100’ RM aerial

Chi-Town Fire Photos

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CFD sells surplus ladder truck

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Auction #2881994 – 1993 SEAGRAVE FIRE TRUCK

Current Price $1,500.00
(Reserve not met yet)

Time Left 3 days 18 hours
High Bidder
# of Bids 
First Offer $1,500.00

Year:  1993
Manufacturer:  SEAGRAVE
Hours:  18,375/MILES 130,386
VIN:  1F9FU28T4PCST2122
Running Condition:  UNKNOWN
Engine:  DIESEL
NOTE: NO KEY; NEEDS AN ENGINE AND LEAF SPRINGS (SPECIFICS NOT KNOWN); MISSING FRONT LIGHTS AND GRILLS (Missing other unidentified parts; operational condition of equipment is not known.)       

Chicago FD surplus 1993 Seagrave ladder truck for sale

thanks Martin

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Rolling Meadows rescue for sale

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  • This fire truck is a very new piece of apparatus, and rare on the used fire truck market today. Feel free to touch base with us to get the full history on this rig, and we will be glad to pass it along, but with minimal time passed since it was produced, this vehicle will have many years remaining to serve at its next fire department!
  • This fire truck has been well taken care of, and has very little use during its life. With very few miles, it should serve your fire department for years to come!
  • 2017
  • Maintainer Custom Bodies
  • Body is 12″ Long and 80″ Tall
  • F-550 4×4 Ford Chassis
  • 4 – Door Commercial
  • Length: 25′
  • Truck Height: 8′ 3″
  • Wheelbase: 192″
  • GVWR: 19,500
  • Seating for 5;
  • Mileage: 6,886
  • Engine Hours: 589
  • Ford 6.7L 330 HP diesel engine
  • Ford automatic transmission
Ford MCB fire truck for sale

Rolling Meadows FD 2017 Ford F550 4-dr – Maintainer Custom Bodies rescue truck for sale

thanks Martin 

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New engine for Lemont FPD (more)

From Bill Schreiber:

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Thornton fire engine for sale (more)

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Sold and Delivered   – 2012 Pierce Arrow XT rescue pumper
Thornton fire engine for sale

Thornton FD photo

thanks Martin 

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