Posts Tagged Glencoe

Final fire for Winnetka truck 28?

Winnetka is due to place their new Smeal quint in service next week. Yesterday, the current Truck 28, which is a 1990, Pierce Arrow, 75′ quint, responded to a box alarm in Glencoe. Though the aerial wasn’t put to work, this may very well have been the last working fire response for this unit. A small gallery of scene images can be seen HERE.

Winnetka Fire Department 1990 Pierce truck 28

Truck 28 on-scene in Glencoe on 11-5-10 at a box alarm for a basement fire in a new home. This may be the last real fire for this 1990 workhorse which is scheduled for replacement in roughly a week. Larry Shapiro photo

Winnetka Fire Department 1990 Pierce Arrow quint

Truck 28 was delivered with the Winnetka Fire Department decal design which was designed from their patch featuring the rising sun on the lake. Larry Shapiro photo

Winnetka Fire Department truck 28 winter fire

Winnetka Truck 28 is the first-due truck into neighboring Glencoe. Over the years, Glencoe has had a number of fires where Truck 28 went to work. It is seen here at an extra alarm in December of 2000. The door decal shows the current emblem which replaced the sun rising over the lake. Larry Shapiro collection

Winnetka Fire Department truck 28 fire in Kenilworth

Winnetka provides fire and EMS services to Kenilworth in addition to Winnetka. Several years ago they added the Kenilworth name to each piece of apparatus. In this image, Truck 28 is setup in the driveway of a large house in Kenilworth at a fire around the time of halloween. If you look closely, you will see a skeleton hanging by the front door. Larry Shapiro collection

Winnetka Fire Department nighttime house fire

Three homes burned on the night of September 25th in 1996 on Edgewood Lane, which is on the border between Glencoe and Winnetka. One house was under construction at the time and was totally destroyed. Winnetka Truck 28 went to work here as part of this defensive attack with an elevated master stream. At the time of this fire, the old decal was still in use. Larry Shapiro collection

Winnetka Fire Department American LaFrance ALF Alfco 900 series mid-mount

In 1990 when Truck 28 went into service, it replaced this 900 Series 100' mid-ship American LaFrance Ladder Chief. Prior to the creation of RED Center (Regional Emergency Dispatch) which was originally out of Niles' headquarters station, Winnetka's apparatus carried numbers in the 70s. This was Truck 70. Then with RED Center, all of the fire departments in MABAS Division 3 were renumbered consecutively in an attempt to create a more standardized cohesive system. Larry Shapiro collection

The sequence of photos depict three different types of graphics packages on the Winnetka trucks over the years. Originally, as seen on the 900 Series, American LaFrance Ladder Chief, the only name on the trucks was Winnetka and the unit number was in a decorative emblem of gold leaf. Later they took the patch design with the rising sun over the lake, which was followed by a new patch and decal incorporating a traditional shield shape. Within the seal they incorporated a design that was created for their centennial which features a maltese cross with a steamer. The new 2010 Spartan/Smeal unit will feature different graphics again. The work has not yet been completed, but is rumored to have a return to a more traditional way of featuring the rig number along with the decal.

When the new aerial goes into service, the 1990 Pierce will be moving on to another life with a fire department in southern Illinois.

In other Winnetka news…

…Engine 28, a 2000, Pierce, Saber, top-mount, is currently under going repairs and refurbishing. When it returns, it will have a black roof to match the new truck.

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New pumper/squad in Glencoe

Glencoe Fire Department Pierce Saber Squad 30

Glencoe Squad 30 which arrived recently is not yet in service. It is a Pierce Saber and replaces a Pierce Lance. Larry Shapiro photo

The Glencoe Fire Department (Public Safety Department) received a new unit for Squad 30. Replacing a 1993 Pierce Lance with a 20″ raised roof, the new Squad 30 is considerably smaller and utilizes a Saber cab with a 10″ raised roof. The new unit no longer has a cascade system and has less overall compartment space. It is roughly the same size as Engine 30, a 1996 Pierce Saber.

Squad 30 has deep rescue-style compartments and a pair of extrication tools in the front bumper. It has a hydraulic ladder rack, air bags, spare air bottles, 1,500 GPM pump, 500 gallons of water, electric cord reels, cribbing, a portable generator for the hydraulic tools, assorted hand tools, and various extinguishers.

Once the radios are installed, Squad 30 will go into service.

Glencoe squad 30 extrication tools

The front bumper compartment contains two pre-piped extrication tools. Larry Shapiro photo

Glencoe pumper squad

View of the rear compartment on the driver's side. Larry Shapiro photo

Glencoe squad 30

Nested tool boards provide organized storage for several tools. Larry Shapiro photo

Glencoe 2010 Pierce Saber pumper squad

Officer's side of the new Squad. Larry Shapiro photo

Glencoe Squad 30 2010 Pierce Saber

Rear view of Squad 30 showing the deep compartments, NFPA chevron, and the hydraulic ladder rack in operation. Larry Shapiro photo

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RED Center update

Beginning the 1st of May, the Northfield Fire & Rescue Department will be joining RED Center. Northfield is currently dispatched jointly with their Police Department by in-town dispatchers on the North Shore Fire  Net frequency of 151.010. They will move to 159.660 (RED Center) leaving Glencoe as the sole regular user of the North Shore Fire Net frequency.

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New Pierce in Glencoe

The Glencoe Public Safety Department is taking delivery of a new Pierce Saber 1500/500 rescue pumper. This will be assigned as Squad 30 replacing a 1993 Pierce Lance.

Glencoe Fire Department Pierce Saber

Glencoe's new Pierce Saber. Pierce Mfg photo.

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new rig on order for Glencoe

The Glencoe Public Safety Department is replacing Squad 30 with a new Pierce Saber pumper squad that is due late this year. The new Squad 30 though will not have an air cascade system as the current unit does.

As a side note, Reserve Engine 30 (E30R) was omitted from the Glencoe page. The 1981 American LaFrance Century Series pumper will be added soon along with several corrections to the other units that have been posted:  Ambulance 30 was built by Medtec not Road Rescue, there is no Ambulance 30R, Engine 30 has a 30 gallon foam tank, and Squad 30 has a 40 gallon foam tank.

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Winnetka & Glencoe have been added to Division 3

The Winnetka Fire Department has been added to Division 3. An image of truck 28 is missing though and hopefully this will be added soon. North of Winnetka is Glencoe who has a Public Safety Department which encompasses Police, Fire, and EMS. Glencoe has also been added to the site.

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