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New tanker for Long Grove

This from Larry Shapiro:

Alexis delivered Long Grove‘s new Tanker on Tuesday and I stopped by to get some photos. Specs are 2013 IHC 4400 – 2013 Alexis 1250/1850/50A – so#2204

This is replacing Engine 55, not the current Tanker 55. The new unit may run as Tanker 55 or Tanker 56 depending on the situation.

Long Grove Fire Protection District

Long Grove Tanker 55 is a 2013 IHC 4400/Alexis 1250/1850/50A. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove Fire Protection District

Officer’s side view of the new tanker. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove Fire Protection District

Rear of Long Grove’s new Tanker 55. Larry Shapiro photo

Alexis Fire Equipment production tag

Larry Shapiro photo

Alexis Fire Equipment production tag

Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove Fire Protection District

Training with the new tanker being supplied by the older tanker. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove Fire Protection District

Flowing water with the new tanker. Larry Shapiro photo

More photos are HERE.

 

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Long Grove orders tanker

We previously mentioned that the Long Grove FPD has ordered a new tanker (tender) from Alexis. Drawings for the new unit are below.

drawings of Long Grove FPD tanker drawings of Long Grove FPD tanker

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Countryside training with new rigs

The Countryside Fire Department in MABAS Division 4 has been hosting several days of training for their firefighters and neighboring departments as well. Countryside has two of their new units working at the training site. These are the IHC/US Tanker 2,000-gallon tanker (tender) and the IHC/Rosenbauer Timberwolf interface engine. Dan McInerney forwarded several images from Wednesday’s work.

Dan writes the following description about the training:

It’s in a two story house on a five acre plot. The house was built in 1948. It is masonary construction with lathe and plaster over true dimensional lumber. All three Countryside (CTYD) shifts will participate Wed, Thu, and Fri. The CTYD POCs will train Thursday night. Other depts: Lake Zurich, Wauconda, and Lincolnshire – Riverwoods, are sending an engine each day with their on-duty crews. Water is being “tendered” in and drafted out of a portable tank by the wildland engine for the primary attack hoselines, and off the tender as a secondary/backup water source. Evolutions are consisting of hose advancement and fire attack. Due to the construction of the house, the fire evolutions are pretty good and so far the upstairs rooms have withstood a tremendous amount of abuse. They sure don’t build them like this anymore! Also, as an interesting side note, there is a house on an island in the middle of Countryside Lake that we will eventually burn down, but not train in. ¬†It is only accessible by boat!

Countryside FPD IHC Rosenbauer interface engine

Engine 415 is a 2010, IHC 4400, Rosenbauer, Timberwolf, interface engine with a 1,250-gpm pump and 750 gallons of water. Dan McInerney photo

Countryside FPD Rosenbauer Timberwolf US Tanker tender

This photo shows Tender 411 and Engine 415 at the portable tank in preparation of supplying several hand lines for companies working at the fire. With the rear pump design of the engine, the drafting is done from the rear. Dan McInerney photo

Countryside Rosenbauer Timberwolf engine

A rear view of the new Rosenbauer engine show the pump and operator's panel which are located at the rear of the unit. Dan McInerney photo

Countryside FPD US Tanker dumping water

Tanker 411 dumps it's tank, via a side dump valve, into the portable tank to enable drafting operations from the engine. Dan McInerney photo

Countryside FPD Pierce Dash engine

Countryside's Engine 411, a 2001 Pierce Dash 2000/1000/30 was also at the training site. Dan McInerney photo

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