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New ambulances on order

This from Martin Nowak:

Arlington Heights is getting a 2014 International/Horton.

 Wheaton Fire Dept is getting a 2013 Ford/Horton.

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Wauconda awaits new ambulance

The Wauconda Fire District in MABAS Division 4 has ordered a new ambulance from Medtec. The new Type I on a Freightliner Business Class chassis is expected in October.

With the arrival of the new unit, two older ambulances will be taken out of service. The 1991 IHC 4700/Road Rescue will be disposed of. The body of the 1997 IHC 4700/Road Rescue will be removed and scrapped but the chassis will become the base for a new joint hose tender with Countryside, and will replace Tender 411 which is a 1978 Peterbilt 1978/1989 Pierce. The body for the hose tender has yet to be finalized.

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New ambulance for Evanston

Northwestern University has donated roughly $253,000 to purchase a new ambulance for the Evanston Fire & Life Safety Department. An announcement posted this week can be found HERE on the City of Evanston website.

Northwestern University will donate a new ambulance to the City of Evanston, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl announced today.

“We appreciate very much the continued support of Northwestern University for our fire and life safety department,” Mayor Tisdahl said. “Northwestern University is a wonderful part of our community, and we are grateful to receive this generous donation.”

The new ambulance, which will be an advanced life support transport unit, will go into frontline service this fall, as soon as the licensing process is completed,” said Greg Klaiber, Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services Chief. “The new ambulance will replace a current unit that the city will then keep in reserve for use as needed. The new ambulance includes a power cot, power oxygen lift and a heart monitor/defibrillator”

In 2009 Northwestern donated $550,000 to the City for the purchase of a new fire engine, which went into service the following year.

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