Posts Tagged Division 15

Troy FPD is added to Division 15

Another fire department has been added to the site thanks to the diligence of Karl Klotz … although we’re still awaiting images of the stations. Nonetheless, the Troy Fire Protection District is now on the site showing apparatus from both stations. Troy recently opened a new headquarters station and began ordering apparatus in a new color scheme. As recently as their 2008 IHC/Medtec ambulance and 2008 Kenworth/Pierce Contender tanker, all of their apparatus was lime green, . They now have four units that are painted black over a very deep red. Two new Pierce Arrow XT engines are in service as well as a Ford/Medtec ambulance and a brush unit on a four-door Ford pickup.

Troy FPD Kenworth Pierce Contender tanker

Troy FPD IHC/Medtec ambulance

Troy FPD Pierce Arrow XT engine

Troy currently has two engines carrying number 2221. They have not as yet determined what the new designation will be for the older engine 2221.

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Northwest Homer FPD is on the site

Karl Klotz provided images for the Northwest Homer FPD. They have two stations filled with Pierce apparatus, the newest of which was delivered this month.

Northwest Homer FPD Pierce Impel pumper

Northwest Homer moved from MABAS Division 19 to Division 15 at the beginning of the year. Their rigs rotate running positions and between the two stations which is why they do not have numbers on the doors. This department is made up of a combination of paid, contract, and part-time personnel.

Northwest Homer FPD Horton

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Joliet is on the site

Joliet Fire Department decal

The Joliet FIre Department in Division 15 has 10 stations. They have 212 career personnel that are responsible for a city which is over 38 square miles. Only nine of the stations are manned as Station 2 houses the Fire Investigation Unit and the Dive Rescue Unit. Joliet is an E-ONE department for 100% of their suppression units and a Horton department for EMS. They run two Battalions, two ladder trucks, one tower ladder, eight engines and six ambulances.

Joliet Fire Station 4

Joliet Station 4 is an example of one style firehouse utilized in the city. This is one of five similar houses.

Joliet Fire Station 10

There are three Joliet stations featuring the same design as Station 10 shown here.

Joliet Fire Department engine 10

Engine 10 is a one-of-a-kind in Joliet featuring a Saulsbury body and an E-ONE Cyclone cab.

Dennis McGuire, Jr., Karl Klotz and George Reichardt submitted the images to represent Joliet.

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Gardner is on the site

In Division 15 out in Grundy County, the Gardner Fire Department has been added to the site with images by Karl Klotz and data supplied by Bill Friedrich. Gardner is a volunteer department with a station full of rigs built by Pierce, Alexis and their newest is from Sutphen.

Gardner Fire Department Sutphen pumper

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Coal City Station 2

Karl Klotz has provided a photo documenting the progress of the new station 2 for Coal City in Division 15 (Grundy County). An exact address was not available but the station is located at Berta Road and East Spring Street. The station is slated to open late this summer or early in the fall.

Coal City Fire Station 2

Progress on station 2 for Coal City as of June 9, 2010.0 Photo by Karl Klotz

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South Wilmington is added to the site

The volunteer fire department in South Wilmington has been added to the site. Also in Division 15, South Wilmington is in Grundy County, unlike Braidwood which is in Will County. South Wilmington has a small department with an ambulance, a brush truck and two engines working out of a single house. Once again we thank Karl Klotz for providing the images and information that make it possible to post another department.

South Wilmington VFD pumper tanker

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Braidwood is the first Division 15 department in the site

The Braidwood Fire Department in Will County has been added to the site under Division 15. Braidwood has just one station but it’s packed with interesting apparatus. As a matter of fact, it requires two pages on this site to display all of the vehicles.  They run two ambulances, one engine, one pumper tanker, a mid-mount tower ladder and three squads. Braidwood is home to one of Illinois’ nuclear power plants and their unique logo depicts the transition throughout the years from mining coal to nuclear power. All photos were provided by Karl Klotz.

Braidwood 'From coal to atoms' logo

The creative graphic used in Braidwood depicting a coal miner in days gone by to the current day representing nuclear energy. Karl Klotz photo

Braidwood FD Spartan Alexis engine

Most of Braidwood's modern fire apparatus are built on Spartan chassis. This pumper/tanker was built by Alexis.

Braidwood FD Spartan Smeal mid-mont tower ladder
Braidwood FD EONE E-ONE Cyclone heavy rescue

The only E-ONE unit in the fleet.

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Gardner gets new Horton

A 2010 Ford/Horton Type I ambulance has been assigned as ambulance 6614 for the Gardner VFD.

Gardner VFD 2010 Ford Horton ambulance

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New apparatus deliveries

Karl Klotz provided theses updates:

in Division 19:

  • Frankfort has two new engines: Engine 711 & Engine 751 are both Pierce Arrow XT’s.
  • East Joliet Engine 531 has a new Pierce Saber.
  • Manhattan’s Squad 1216 is a heavy rescue built by SVI (Super Vac) on a Spartan chassis.
  • Peotone placed a Sutphen rescue/pumper in service as Squad 14.
  • The Orland FPD has placed 3 new engines in service that were built by Darley on Spartan chassis.  They have been assigned to Engines 2, 3 & 6.

in Division 24:

  • Hazel Crest Engine 1228 has a new Seagrave engine

in Division 15:

  • The Troy FPD has a new Pierce Arrow XT assigned to Engine 2211

in Division 3:

  • Deerfield has a new Pierce Arrow XT for Engine 20
  • Glenview also has a Pierce Arrow XT for Engine 8 (1500/500)
  • Niles has a new ambulance to replace Ambulance 2

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