Posts Tagged McCook

New rigs respond to help Central Stickney

Last night the Central Stickney Fire Protection District responded to a structure fire at Frankie and Johnnie’s Roadhouse located at 5009 S. Central Avenue. First arriving companies were met with heavy fire at the rear of the building and requested a box alarm for additional companies. A successful attack kept the bulk of the fire at the rear of the building and prevented it from extending to an exposure less than fifteen feet away.

Among the departments that responded were Roberts Park with their new Pierce Arrow XT aluminum ladder and Bedford Park with their new Pierce Impel pumper. Other units on the scene included engines from Summit, McCook, Lyons, and Bridgeview; squads from Burbank and Oak Lawn; trucks from Bedford Park and Stickney; medic units from Bedford Park and Summit.

Roberts Park Pierce Arrow XT aerial from Rescue Me

The 2008 Pierce Arrow XT rear mount aerial recently purchased by Roberts Park that was one of the units featured in the "Rescue Me" tv show. Larry Shapiro photo

Bedford Park Pierce Impel pumper

Bedford Park's 2010 Pierce Impel pumper on the scene at the Central Stickney box alarm on Central Avenue last night. Larry Shapiro photo

There is a small gallery with images from the scene including the apparatus HERE.

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Wheeled Coach ambulance deliveries within the past year

While trolling through ambulance company websites to find recent deliveries in the Chicago area, the following Wheeled Coach deliveries were listed.

Bartlett FPD Wheeled Coach ambulance

Ford E-Series Wheeled Coach ambulance in Bartlett. Wheeled Coach photo

Berwyn FD Wheeled Coach ambulance

Ford E-Series ambulance in Berwyn. Wheeled Coach photo

Elgin Fire Department Wheeled Coach ambulances

A pair of Ford F-Series ambulances for Elgin. Wheeled Coach photo

McCook FD Wheeled Coach ambulance

Freightliner Business Class M2 series ambulance for McCook. Wheeled Coach photo

North Riverside FD Wheeled Coach ambulance

Ford E-Series ambulance in North Riverside. Wheeled Coach photo

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The first Division 10 departments come online

The McCook Fire Department in Division 10 has been uploaded to the site.  They have four pieces of apparatus including a new ambulance with a unique graphic scheme. Both of their engines are on Spartan chassis.


Also in Division 10 the Lyons Fire Department has been added. This is a Pierce department with a fairly new Arrow XT pumper with excellent graphics which include a flag painted on the grill. Lyons’ engines 1312 & 1314 both feature a rather unique component for this area; they each have a telescoping light tower mounted to the cab roof.


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