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Woodstock Fire Rescue District pumper for sale

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2001 Pierce Saber Pumper

Auction Ends.   10/12/22 12:36 PM ET

Remaining.   13 Days 12 Hrs

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Buyer’s Premium.  12.50%

Starting Bid.  $1,000.00


High Bidder.  w*************9

Current Bid.  $1,250.00

Bid Increment.  $25.00

Minimum Bid.  $1,275.00

2001 Pierce Saber Pumper. 1250-GPM Waterous pump. 1,000-gallon poly tank. Detroit series 40, 8.7 L, 330 HP diesel engine. Allison MD3060R – 5 speed automatic transmission. 8K Hydraulic Generator with 200’ cord reel and junction box. Emergency lighting working. Drive line components and generator are in working condition. Pumper runs and drives. Was in service until July 2022. Known issues are rear brakes & tires need replacement. Frame has severe corrosion around rear axle area. Maintenance records are available. Strongly encourage to inspect vehicle before purchasing. Unit sold as is, as shown.; WoodstockFireRescueDistrict; #FireTruck;  #Pierce; #Saber;

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New quint for the North Palos Fire Protection District (more)

This from Matt Tessler:

Our new truck was delivered today (Friday); #EONE; #E-ONE; #MattTessler; #NorthPalosFPD; #FireTruck;

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New truck for Chicago (more)

This from Danny Nelms:

Last truck on order  – Truck 15 FDE 378; #FireTruck; #CFD; #EONE; #E-ONE;; #FireTruck; #CFD; #EONE; #E-ONE;

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Of interest … Hurricane Ian

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Hurricane Ian made landfall on Florida’s west coast Wednesday afternoon, turning streets into rivers, flooding building and homes, and leaving a destructive path in its wake. 

In Naples, one of the hardest-hit areas by the Category 4 storm, the storm surge inundated a fire station, partly submerging fire trucks in several feet of water.

After leading a number of residents out of high water earlier Wednesday, firefighters with the Naples Fire-Rescue Department had to make one final rescue — their own. A video shows firefighters making a last ditch effort to save equipment from the rising flood waters. At one point, the fire chief notes that one of the trucks started smoking and had it moved outside the station so that it wouldn’t burn down the building should it catch on fire. They waded through nearly 4 feet of water to remove equipment and items from inside the trucks. The station lost several vehicles due to the storm.

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Pleasantview Fire Protection District news; #PleasantviewFPD;

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New ambulance for Carpentersville Fire Department

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Palatine Fire Department Open House; #PalatineFD; #openhouse;

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Itasca Fire Protection District news

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At 34-years-old, Firefighter Frank Nunez has spent the past few days saying his final goodbyes from a hospital room at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

In 2019, after experiencing pain in his left leg, Frank was diagnosed with a rare form of soft tissue cancer called synovial sarcoma. Frank was treated with chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, and went into remission.

But in 2021, the cancer returned in his left lung. Frank participated in several clinical trials, and during his treatment he never stopped working at the Itasca Fire Protection District (IFPD). 

Frank loved being a firefighter and had an incredibly strong work ethic. He started his career in 2014 and joined the IFPD in 2018, and responded to fire alarms and medical emergencies plus participating in fire prevention and training. He recently finished a fire inspector training class before being admitted to Northwestern Memorial in late September with terminal cancer.

During this hospitalization, Frank’s fellow firefighters have never left his side, rotating visits every day. Because Frank is intubated, the team communicates with Frank via text messages and dry erase boards. When asked to describe Frank, his colleagues said:

  • They wish they could have his personality
  • He was admired
  • A warrior
  • Intelligent
  • An incredible human

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, Frank celebrated his 34th birthday with a commitment ceremony to his fiancé, Christina, inside his hospital room. Frank and Christina, who live in Crystal Lake, met two months before Frank was diagnosed with cancer in 2019. From the moment they started dating, Frank knew Christina was “the one.” They got engaged in June 2022, and share a dog, Max, who still waits by the door for Frank to come home.

Frank continues to provide counsel to other loved ones battling cancer – including his own mother, who just received a stem cell transplant for leukemia at Northwestern Memorial. Frank’s mother was able to visit him in the Medical Intensive Care Unit where the two shared their final goodbyes via messages on the dry erase board.

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, Frank went home on hospice care with a special escortItasca firefighters transported him in the very same ambulance he once used to transport patients. Members of the Chicago Fire Department were also there to salute Frank as he was lifted into the ambulance. Frank took his final ride home with fellow firefighters, his fiancé, and Max – who couldn’t wait any longer for his best friend to come home. 

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Palatine Firefighter Memorial Ceremony; #PalatineFD; #memorial; #WesleyComfortJr; #LeonardNebel; #LODD;

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New engine for Dekalb (more)

This from Bill Schreiber:

Dekalb FD Engine Company 3 in service training. Engine Company 2 expected in January.; #rosenbaueramerica; #DekalbFD; #FireTruck; #Commander;

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