Posts Tagged Matt Schumann

East Hazel Crest FD updates

This from Matt Schumann:

Here a few updates for East Hazel Crest.
They are now MABAS Div. 24 Stations 17 and 18.  The Chevy Caprice has been replaced by these vehicles.
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East Hazel Crest FD Car 17

East Hazel Crest Car 17 – 2003 Chevy Tahoe. Matt Schumann photo

East Hazel Crest FD Car 17X

East Hazel Crest Car 17X – 2008 Ford Crown Victoria. Matt Schumann 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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New ambulance for Evergreen Park

This from Matt Schumann:

Here is an update for the Evergreen Park Fire Department.  This is the new A33 – 2017 Ford E-450/Wheeled Coach
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Evergreen Park FD Ambulance 33

Evergreen Park Ambulance 33 – 2017 Ford E450/Wheeled Coach Type III. Matt Schumann photo

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2-Alarm fire in Evergreen Park, 9-24-16 (more)

This from Matt Schumann:

Here are a few pictures from Saturday’s 2-11 for a fire in a restaurant at 3701 W. 95th St.
No visible flame for most of the fire and the fire picked up as time went on.  Fire went to a defensive attack with 3 elevated streams in use.   (Evergreen Park, Chicago Ridge and North Palos FPD).
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fire truck at restaurant fire

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fire trucks at restaurant fire scene

Matt Schumann photo

Snorkel and fire trucks at restaurant fire scene

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Snorkel and fire trucks at restaurant fire scene

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Snorkel and fire trucks at restaurant fire scene

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smoke from restaurant fire

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more photos HERE

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Where are they now … North Palos

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Spotted at the Champaign 150th Anniversary
IFSI S-1 – 1984 Spartan Gladiator/Frontline heavy rescue xNorth Palos FPD
original Spartan Gladiator super command cab rescue

Former North Palos FPD Spartan Gladiator/Frontline heavy rescue squad at the Illinois Fire Service Institute. Matt Schumann photo

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Where are they now … Itasca

This from Matt Schumann:

This was photographed at the fire department.  Not the desired sunny day photos but proof of existence that the truck there.
Rock City FPD (Stephenson Co. IL) E3502 – 1993 Pierce Lance 1250/750 x-Itasca FPD
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former Itasca fire engine in Rock City

Rock City FPD Engine 3 – 1993 Pierce Lance 1250/750 X-Itasca FPD. Matt Schumann photo

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Where are they now … Bridgeview

This from Matt Schumann:

Broadlands Longview Fire-Rescue – 1997 HME 1871/Luverne 1500/750 xBridgeview, IL FD
Longview FPD fire engine that was formerly owned by the Bridgeview Fire Department

Matt Schumann photo

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CFD images updated on the site

Matt Schumann has submitted several images of CFD apparatus that was in need of updating on the web site:

Chicago Fire Department Battalion Chief 18

Chicago Fire Department Engine 123 Spartan Crimson

Chicago Fire Department Spartan Crimson Truck 61

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CFD ambulances added to the site

Matt Schumann has supplied images of six CFD ambulances that were not on the site:

Chicago Fire Department Ambulance90


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Apparatus updates to the site

Many updates have been coming in for the site and as time permits they are added to the department pages. The following units have been added or updated:

  • Berwyn Car 900 and Utility 912 (Bill Friedrich)
  • Flossmoor Squad 1320 (Matt Schumann)
  • Glenside Ambulance has been added (Bill Friedrich)
  • Frankfort Ambulance 715, Rehab 776, Dive Rescue Squad 3 (Karl Klotz)
  • Frankfort Engine 741, Engine 751, Ambulance 4 (Matt Schumann)
  • Manhattan Tanker 1227 at Station 2 (Matt Schumann)
  • Norwood Park Car 111 (Drew Gresik)
  • Oak Lawn Medic 1, Service 20, Service 22 and Squad 1 (Engine 5) have been added (Mat Schumann)
  • North Palos FPD Ambulance 812 was added at Station 2
  • North Palos FPD Engine 823 was added at Station 3

Dennis McGuire, Jr. also submitted an image of North Palos FPD Ambulance 842 (now retired) that was formerly Worth Ambulance 6712.

North Palos FPD Ambulance 842

North Palos Ambulance 842 was a 1999 IHC 4700/Road Rescue that was formerly Worth Ambulance 6712. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Worth Fire Department

Worth Ambulance 6712, a 1999 IHC 4700/Road Rescue Type I is no longer part of the fleet. Bill Friedrich photo

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