Posts Tagged Karl Klotz

Palos Fire Protection District history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Palos FPD’s Tanker 6306, a 1983 GMC Top Kick/4 Guys 500/1800.

Mike Summa
4 Guys water tender

Mike Summa photo

and another photo from our files

vintage Palos FPD fire truck

Karl Klotz photo

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Crestwood Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Crestwood Engine 2, later 2313, a 1966 Seagrave 1000/600.
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Crestwood FD Engine 2 - 1966 Seagrave fire engine

Mike Summa photo

And from our files:

1966 Seagrave fire engine

CRESTWOOD FD E2313 1966 SEAGRAVE 1000-500. Karl Klotz photo

1966 Seagrave fire engine

Bill Friedrich photo

1966 Seagrave fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

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Oak Lawn Fire Department history

This from Danny Nelms:

from FB

 
former oak lawn truck in museum, x-Oak Lawn, IL Truck 22 and Truck 11
POSTED BY Raymond Ritchotte
Taking care of the 55 Seagrave quad truck 22. This is one of many Anniversary models built. This truck is re-powered with a V8 Cummin’s diesel.
Oak Lawn FD Truck 22 - 1955 Seagrave Quad

Raymond Ritchotte

Oak Lawn FD Truck 22 - 1955 Seagrave Quad

Karl Klotz photo

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Crestwood Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

For TBT- Crestwood Squad 2305, a 1982 Mack(MS) Mid-liner /1985 Phoenix 500/500 pumper/squad.  This one was to be built by Pierreville before they went under.
Mike Summa
Crestwood Fire Department history

Mike Summa photo

and a few more photos from our archives

Mack Midliner MS fire engine

Karl Klotz photo

Mack MS fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

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Tinley Park Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-  Tinley Park Eng. 203, a 1973 Hendrickson/Darley 1000/500.  Rehabbed in 1988 as shown.
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1973 Hendrickson /. WS Darley fire engine

Mike Summa photo

Tinley Park FD Engine 203

Karl Klotz photo

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Lockport FPD Fire Investigation Van for sale

Found at bpapparatus.com:

2001 SE-52 Freightliner/Union City Body step van

Price: $10,000.00
Condition:     
Excellent
Year: 2001/2002
Chassis: Freightliner
Body: Union City Body Company
Engine: GM 5.7 (2 Weak Cylinders)
Trans:  Automatic
Color: Black/Red

Freightliner/Union City Body step van for sale

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2001/2002 Freightliner/Union City Body step van for sale

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2001/2002 Freightliner/Union City Body step van for sale

Karl Klotz photo

thanks Hunter

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New engine for the Momence FPD (more)

From the Momence Fire Protection District Facebook page:

Introducing the new Momence Engine 92!

The Momence Fire Protection District took delivery of the most recent addition to our fleet on March 5, 2019. After extensive driver and pump training over the course of the past month, we are proud to announce that Engine 92 will officially be placed in-service as of today.(3/30/19)

Built by Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Engine 92 includes some of the best features of our previous units along with a more modern design and increased safety features so that we can best serve the people of Momence and the surrounding communities. Among these key features are:

– 2,000-GPM Hale Q-max pump
-1,000-gallon tank
-Smart Power hydraulic generators with hydraulic rescue tool power unit
-Bumper mounting for our HURST extrication equipment
-Will-Burt Company light tower
-IMMI SmartDock SCBA brackets

In addition to all of this, the Momence Firefighter’s Association contributed $34,000 to the upgrade of this apparatus in order to furnish it with roll-out/tip-down cabinetry and Performance Advantage Company mounting equipment. This improvement increases the efficiency of our firefighters on scene, decreases the likelihood of workplace injuries resulting from unsafe mounting practices, and provides cabinet modularity for an apparatus that is likely to serve our residents for more than two decades. This functional upgrade brings our apparatus up to the industry standard of safety, and it wouldn’t have been possible without generous donations to the Momence Firefighter’s Association.

New Engine 92 will be replacing a 1995 E-One Sentry with a 1,250-GPM pump/1,000-gallon tank, and a 1989 GMC rescue apparatus that collectively served the residents of the Momence Fire Protection District for 54 years.

9018/9032

Ferrara Cinder MVP rescue pumper for the Momence FPD

Momence FPD photo

Ferrara Cinder MVP rescue pumper for the Momence FPD

Momence FPD photo

Ferrara Cinder MVP rescue pumper for the Momence FPD

Momence FPD photo

Ferrara Cinder MVP rescue pumper for the Momence FPD

Momence FPD photo

Ferrara Cinder MVP rescue pumper for the Momence FPD

Momence FPD photo

1995 E-ONE Sentry fire engine

Karl Klotz photo

1989 GMC/E-ONE rescue squad

Karl Klotz photo

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Fire service loses a good friend, George Reichhardt

George ReichardtGeorge C. Reichhardt,

It is with great sadness that we mention the loss of a friend. George Reichhardt served with the East Joliet Fire Protection District, retired as a captain with the Fermilab Fire Department, and was a lifelong fire service enthusiast. George spent many years documenting new and old apparatus from area fire departments with other photographers.

George C. Reichhardt 77, of Joliet, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Glendale Heights. George was born in Joliet to the late Charles F. and Catherine M. (nee Briski) Reichhardt. Survived by his daughter Julie K. Reichhardt; a brother Donald J. (Barbara) Reichhardt and a sister Katherine Sheck; he is also survived by step-children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many beloved friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter Christina A. Bourg. George was a founding member of Fire Buffs of Illinois, he was a member of HOIFEC (Heart of Illinois Fire Enthusiasts and Collectors), SPAAMFAA (Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America), International Fire Photographers Association, Reichhardt Raiders, and Blitz Brothers. He was employed as a firefighter at the Army Ammunition Plant, East Joliet Fire Protection District, Fermilab, and Rockdale Fire Protection District. He was also a FAE Instructor and MABAS 15 Fire Photographer. His hobbies included photographing fire trucks, fires, trains, towboats, collecting fire memorabilia, and he really enjoyed riding Chicago Squad 3 in the early days. His publications include: Fire Apparatus Photo Album of the Ford Tilt Cabs – The Visiting Fireman, 1985 (Editor) and Darley Fire Apparatus – The Visiting Fireman, 1987 (Editor). George also received numerous awards and certificates throughout his career. The family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel 102 E. Frances Rd, New Lenox on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 2:00pm until time of services at 8:00pm. A fire department walk through will begin at 7PM.

 

Funeral arrangements for George Reichhardt

George Reichhardt Bell Ceremony

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As seen around … MABAS Division 19

This from Karl Klotz:

Here are a few MABAS Division 19 rigs I was able to shoot this past week.

Frankfort FPD, Squad Co. 71
Lockport FPD, Engine Co 1 & 5
Orland FPD, Engine Co. 5
Frankfort FPD Squad 71

Frankfort FPD Squad 71. Karl Klotz photo

Lockport FPD Engine 1

Lockport FPD Engine 1. Karl Klotz photo

Lockport FPD Engine 5

Lockport FPD Engine 5. Karl Klotz photo

Orland FPD Engine 5

Orland FPD Engine 5. Karl Klotz photo

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As seen around … Fire Service, Inc.

This from Karl Klotz:

Here are some (cell phone) photos from the Fire Service Inc. open house on a cloudy September 9th in St. John Indiana.

Homer Twp will be taking delivery soon of the new Engine 32. University Park will be taking delivery of the new E-ONE engine with a 2nd E-ONE engine still in production. There were a few other demo rigs on display as well as the old Lincolnwood Truck 15
Demo E-ONE fire truck

Karl Klotz photo

old Chicago Pierce ladder truck

Karl Klotz photo

Former Lincolnwood FD fire truck

Karl Klotz photo

New fire engine for the University Park FD

Karl Klotz photo

New fire engine for the University Park FD

Karl Klotz photo

used fire trucks

Karl Klotz photo

new fire engine for the Hoemr Twp FPD

Karl Klotz photo

new fire engine for the Hoemr Twp FPD

Karl Klotz photo

new fire engine for the Hoemr Twp FPD

Karl Klotz photo

Demo E-ONE fire truck

Karl Klotz photo

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