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New ambulance for Niles Station 2

Another new unit is getting ready to be put into service at Niles Station 2. Last week we posted the new Engine 2 for Niles as submitted by Karl Klotz.

Now we have photos from Larry Shapiro of the new Ambulance 2 for Niles along with some additional information.

  • The current unit assigned to Ambulance 2 (2008 IHC 4300/2009 Medtec Type I) has already been renumbered as Ambulance 3, where it will be assigned.
  • The current Ambulance 3 will become a reserve piece
  • The current Ambulance 3R will reportedly be disposed of
Niles Fire Department

New unit for Niles Ambulance 2 is a 2013 Medtec Type I on a 2012 IHC 4300 chassis. This was one of the final units to be produced at the Medtec facility in Bradenton, FL before it closed. Larry Shapiro photo

Medtec production plate for ambulance

Medtec shop order #26175.

Medtec production plate for ambulance

Production information for the new ambulance.

Niles Fire Department

Another view of the new Ambulance 2 in Niles showing the rear LED lighting and chevron striping. Larry Shapiro photo

Niles is finalizing specs for another new engine to be purchased for Engine 3.

When the new Engine 2 goes into service:

  • the current Engine 2 will move to Engine 3
  • the current Engine 3 will become a reserve piece
  • the current Engine 3R is being disposed of

A correction on the specs for Engine 2 from the previous post:

  • there are two 25-gallon foam tanks, A & B
fire engine pump certification tag

tag for Engine 2’s pump

Niles Fire Department

Rear view of the new unit for Niles Engine 2. 2013 Pierce Dash CF PUC with 1,500-GPM pump, 500 gallons of water and two 25-gallon foam tanks. Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce Manufacturing law tag

Engine 2 law tag


Niles is finalizing specs for a tower ladder for Truck 2. When the new unit is in service:

  • the current Truck 2 will become a reserve piece
  • Quint 2, the 75′ Pierce Arrow that was formerly owned by the North Maine FPD will reportedly be disposed of


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New apparatus for Glenview

As posted previously HERE and HERE, the Glenview Fire Department took delivery of a new quint for Truck 14. The web site has been updated to show the new truck, though it’s not expected to be in service until June. Here are some additional images of the new Truck 14 and a comparison shot of the previous Truck 14, which will become Truck 14R/Truck 29.

Pierce Arrow XT truck for Glenview FD

Glenview Truck 14 will be assigned this 2013 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/450/10/40 105′ rear mount quint. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenview FD Truck 14

2003 Pierce Dash 1500/450/30/30 105′ quint. Larry Shapiro photo


The Village of Northfield reportedly contributed $100,000 towards the purchase of this new unit. In return for that investment, Truck 14R will be housed at Northfield Station 29. It will run as Truck 29 for responses where Northfield is due out of town with a truck. Glenview will respond into Northfield for alarms and fires. When Glenview Truck 14 is out of service for any reason, the older unit will return to Glenview as Truck 14.

There are a few differences between the new unit and it’s predecessor. They include:

  • a slightly longer wheelbase due to an elongated pump panel which now incorporates the Smart Power 10-KW generator and a XRT power system for the Hurst tools
Pierce Arrow XT truck for Glenview FD

The new truck is slightly longer than the previous unit. Larry Shapiro photo

  • an extended front bumper with a Hurst high pressure cutter and spreader with 100′ reels
bumper mounted hydraulic rescue tools on fire truck

The extended front bumper houses the Hurst high-pressure cutter and spreader. Larry Shapiro photo

  • all LED lighting
  • small tool compartment behind the cab
  • Northfield’s name on the sign board
fire departments share ladder truck

The sign board on the new truck has decals for both GLenview and Northfield. Larry Shapiro photo

  • Arrow XT instead of Dash cab and chassis
  • short barrier clearance doors
Pierce Arrow XT truck for Glenview FD

Arrow XT cab. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenview also recently put a new ambulance in service at Station 6. Having purchased one of the last Medtec units prior to the shutdown, they have a 2013 Type I Medtec on an IHC 4300 chassis similar to the rest of their ambulances. The new unit has LED lighting and a slightly different paint scheme on the box that features black near the roof. This replaces the 2007 IHC/Medtec from Station 6 which has become the spare ambulance. The previous spare, a 2001 Freightliner FL60/Road Rescue has been disposed of.

Glenview FIre Department ambulance 6

Glenview Ambulance 6 received this 2013 IHC 4300/Medtec with a black border on the box which required a change in the lettering. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenview FD Ambulance 6

Rear view of the new Ambulance 6 in Glenview showing the chevron striping. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenview FD ambulance

The unit previously assigned to Ambulance 6 is now the spare. This shows the design of the other ambulances in Glenview with an all-red body. Larry Shapiro photo


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Glenview FD apparatus updates

The Glenview Fire Department has two new units on order.

  • a Type I ambulance from Medtec (M-170) on an IHC 4300 chassis is expected in early November. The body will be slightly larger than the current units and the paint scheme will vary somewhat as well. This will be assigned to Ambulance 6. The current unit running as Ambulance 6 will go into reserve, and the Freightliner/Road Rescue will be disposed of.
  • In February, Truck 14 is scheduled to receive a 2013 Pierce Arrow XT 100′ rear mount quint. It will have roll-up doors similar to the current (2003 Pierce Dash) with a 1,500-GPM pump, 400 gallons of water, and two 25-gallon foam cells. The cab though will have the same configuration as the engines. The extended front bumper will house hydraulic extrication tools.

New photos have been added to Station 6. A new image of ambulance 6 and a photo of the new Engine 6 (that had not yet been added to the site).

Glenview Fire Department Ambulance 6

Glenview Ambulance 6 is a 2007 IHC 4300/Medtec Type I. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenview Fire Department Engine 6

Glenview Engine 6 is a 2010 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/400/10/40 rescue pumper. The design is virtually identical to Engine 8 (2009). Larry Shapiro photo

Additionally, Glenview Squad 6 has been decommissioned and is for sale.

Glenview Fire Department Squad 6

Squad 6 has been decommissioned and is for sale.

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