Posts Tagged Argonne National Laboratory

New ambulance for Argonne Labs

This from Drew Gresik:

Argonne National Lab FD received their new ambulance. Ambulance 115 should be a 2012-13 Ford F-450/Wheeled Coach Type I Ambulance. Here’s a shot of by Dylan Gresik it in service at the Lyons Box.
Drew Gresik
Wheeled Coach Type I ambulance

Ambulance 115 from the Argonne National Laboratory Fire Department. Dylan Gresik photo

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Argonne Labs added to the site

Argonne Labs Fire Department patchThe Argonne Laboratory Fire Department has been added to the MABAS Division 10 departments. Argonne had one station on the campus

From the Argonne website:

Argonne National Laboratory, located just outside of Chicago, is one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest national laboratories for scientific and engineering research. Our over 1,250 scientists and engineers aim to solve the nation’s  most important challenges in energy, the environmentand national security.

The Fire Department consists of 25 career personnel who maintain two ambulances, two engines, a heavy squad, a brush unit, the MABAS Division 10 Decon Unit, and a battalion. The suppression apparatus are all E-ONE and the ambulances are from Wheeled Coach. There is a new ambulance from Wheeled Coach currently on order which will match Ambulance 114.

Argonne Labs Fire Department Rescue Squad

Argonne Labs Fire Station

The fire station at the Argonne Laboratory campus. Larry Shapiro photo

The trailer for the Decon Unit was recently upgrade with new paint and signage on the outside, plus a new generator and other upgrades to the interior mechanics. Argonne personnel are responsible for maintaining the unit and bringing it to incidents when requested.

MABAS Division 10 Decon Unit

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Classic engine at Darien-Woodridge

On Tuesday, we mentioned the addition of the Darien-Woodridge Fire District to the site. One of the engines that was posted along with the apparatus at Station 2 is an unusual antique with a long history. Jack Connors has provided us with information about the engine as well as a few photos.

The engine is a 1949 Oshkosh/Howe with a 1,000-GPM pump and a 1,200-gallon tank. The Oshkosh chassis is an Oshkosh Model W-2201 carrying serial number 3541. The Howe serial number is HR-10-7961.

Belmont Fire District Oshkosh Howe

This image shows the 1949 Oshkosh Howe engine as lettered for the Belmont Fire District. Jack Connors collection

This engine first saw service at the Argonne National Laboratory, in Argonne, IL. Next it went to Grandview Park, IL which was annexed by Oak Lawn. It was then used by the Belmont Fire District which became part of the Darien-Woodridge Fire District.

Darien Woodridge Belmont Fire District Oshkosh Howe engine

The engine currently has a Darien-Woodridge Fire District decal replacing the Belmont Fire Protection District name on the door. The Belmont name still resides on the hood. Jack Connors collection

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