Posts Tagged Pierce Saber fire engine

Grant Park FPD update

This from Karl Klotz:

Last year, Grant Park FPD (MABAS Division 7) started running this former Beecher FPD 1996 Pierce Saber 1250/750 (Engine 404).
Engine Co. 110 replaces the 1982 Ford C8000/E-ONE 1000/1000.
Beecher Fire Department

Beecher FPD Engine 404 which is now in service with the Grant Park FPD. Karl Klotz photo

Grant Park Fire Protection District

Grant Park Engine 110 is a 1996 Pierce Saber 1250/750 that is X-Beecher Fire Protection District. Karl Klotz photo

Grant Park Fire Protection District

This is a photo of Grant Park FPD X-Engine 110, a 1992 Ford C-8000/E-ONE 1000/1000 that has been replaced. Karl Klotz photo

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Cicero FD apparatus updates

This from Larry Shapiro:

The Cicero Fire Department has placed an order with Pierce for a Dash PUC engine that is expected in February. It will replace Engine 3, a 1999 Pierce Saber.

Cicero Fire Department

Cicero Engine 3 has been placed into reserve status and will be replaced by a new engine that has been ordered. Larry Shapiro photo

Cicero also has a relatively new command buggy in service as F12.

Cicero Fire Department

The Cicero Shift Commander F12 is in this 2010 Chevy Tahoe. Larry Shapiro photo

Metro Paramedic Services, part of Superior Ambulance, who provides EMS for Cicero has placed a new ambulance at the headquarters station. It was built by Demers Ambulances (a Canadian builder) in 2012 on a 2011 Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis. The new F10 is expected to be placed in service shortly.

 

Cicero Fire Department

New 2012 Type II ambulance for Cicero F10 by Demers Ambulances on a 2011 Sprinter chassis. Larry Shapiro photo

Cicero Fire Department

Rear view with full chevron striping for Cicero F10. Larry Shapiro photo

Cicero Fire Department

Passenger side of new Sprinter Ambulance F10 with large sliding door. Larry Shapiro photo

Cicero Fire Department

Manufacturer’s law tag.

Cicero Fire Department

Daimler AG law tag.

Cicero Fire Department

Interior of the patient treatment and transport area. Larry Shapiro photo

 

 

 

 

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2-Alarm building fire in Northbrook 7-1-13 (more)

Images from Tim Olk from the 2-Alarm condo building fire in Northbrook at 620 Ballantrae Drive on July 1st.

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

The Northbrook fire chief in Sector B alerts interior companies about deteriorating conditions from outside the building. Tim Olk photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Firefighters on the balcony address the fire from the outside. Tim Olk photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

A Highwood firefighter benting the mansard roof and exposing hidden fire. Tim Olk photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

A Glenview lieutenant on the tip of Truck 14’s ladder after exposing fire behind the mansard roof. Tim Olk photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Two Glenview firefighters on the ladder continue to create access to the fire hidden in the void spaces behind the mansard roof. Tim Olk photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Glencoe firefighters with a 2 1/2-inch line at the B-C corner of the building. Tim Olk photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Medical supplies from the EMS company on standby. Tim Olk photo

 

Tim has a gallery with more images HERE.

More images from the scene were posted HERE.

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2-Alarm building fire in Northbrook 7-1-13 (more)

Additional images and a video from the 2-alarm fire yesterday in Northbrook.

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Glenview firefighters work from Truck 14 to open sections of the mansard roof on the east side of the building. Larry Shapiro photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Winnetka Engine 28 working off a hydrant from the parking lot behind Northbrook Station 11. Larry Shapiro photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Highwood Truck 37 working from the B-C corner. Larry Shapiro photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Fire vents through a hole in the mansard roof cut by the Glenview company. Larry Shapiro photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

The north end of the third floor unit shows where the initial fire was. Larry Shapiro photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

The new Glenview Truck 14, possibly working it’s first fire, is engulfed in smoke on the access road along the east side of the fire building. Larry Shapiro photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

A 5″ line is stretched from Wheeling Engine 42 to supply Glenview Truck 14. Larry Shapiro photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Two hand lines and the deck gun from Glencoe Engine 30 work in the C Sector. Larry Shapiro photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Highwood firefighters on the ladder tip overlook flames venting through the mansard roof. Larry Shapiro photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Highland Park firefighters in the foreground shield themselves from the spray of a hand line while a Highwood firefighter cuts into the mansard from another ladder. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery with many images can be found HERE.

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2-Alarm building fire in Northbrook 7-1-13

The Northbrook Fire Department responded to a reported fire in a third floor apartment behind Station 11 at 620 Ballantree Drive shortly after 6PM on Monday evening. Initially, the reports from police officers left fire officials to believe that it was a barbecue grill on a deck, but companies soon found fire inside the third floor unit. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire, and multiple companies entered the building. Not long after they were inside the building, conditions deteriorated and an evacuation order was given. Heavy smoke pushed out of the building as it flashed, and a MABAS Box Alarm was requested as companies went defensive.

Units on the initial alarms included Northbrook Engines 11 and 10, Ambulance 11, Battalion 11, Tower 12, and Glencoe Engine 30. The Code 4 brought  Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Ambulance 52 and Northfield Truck 29. The box alarm added Glenview Truck 14, Wheeling Engine 42, Winnetka Engine 28, Prospect Heights Squad 9, and Highland Park Quint 33 in addition to companies for change of quarters.

A 2nd Alarm was requested shortly after the box and brought Highwood Truck 37, Deerfield Engine 20, Morton Grove Squad 4, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Truck 53, the Division Comm Van, and several chief officers.

The building had a mansard roof which masked a fair amount of fire and required extensive ventilation to extinguish all of it. Engines 11 and 32 had deck guns flowing, there were elevated master streams from Tower 12 and Truck 14 in addition to at least three hand lines.

Tim Olk arrived with the first-due companies and Larry Shapiro arrived after the box alarm. Both will have many images plus there will be a video from Larry.

Here are a few images that were submitted.

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Northbrook Tower 12 working from the D-side (south side). Larry Shapiro photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Glenview Truck 14 setting up to go to work. Larry Shapiro photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Glencoe Engine 30 with the deck gun at work plus Glencoe personnel manage a 2 1/2 inch line. Larry Shapiro photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Engine 11 using the deck gun and Tower 12. Larry Shapiro photo

2nd Alarm building fire in Northbrook

Northbrook Engine 11 flowing the deck gun in Sector A and Tower 12 on the D side. Larry Shapiro photo

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Northbrook house fire 6-30-13

Sunday evening at roughly 9:15PM, the Northbrook Fire Department received a call reporting fire in the home at 1337 Walters Avenue. As units went en-route, the police reported a working fire at the scene, and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 (working fire) before the first fire company arrived. In addition to units from Northbrook, Glencoe responded with an engine, Northfield with a truck, and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Ambulance 52.

Fire was in a second floor bedroom and communicated into the attic before venting through the roof. A Box Alarm was requested for additional companies to cover the three Northbrook stations. Tim Olk and Larry Shapiro were at the scene. The fire was contained within 25 minutes. The residents, who were home when the fire broke out, all evacuated safely.

Several images of the apparatus were submitted by Larry, and we expect to see shots showing the fire from Tim, since he arrived right behind the Northbrook companies.

Northbrook Fire Department

Northbrook Tower 12 was in front of the driveway. Larry Shapiro photo

Northbrook Fire Department

As a precautionary measure, the tower ladder was deployed after fire broke through the roof. Larry Shapiro photo

Northbrook Fire Department

Northbrook Engine 12 was setup to supply the tower ladder in the event that they would go defensive. Larry Shapiro photo

Northbrook Fire Department

Northbrook Battalion 11. Larry Shapiro photo

Northbrook Fire Department

Northbrook Engine 11, a Pierce Impel, was on a hydrant supplying the hand lines. Larry Shapiro photo

Northbrook Fire Department

The house was at the intersection of Walters and Hillside. Larry Shapiro photo

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X-River Grove engine

This from Al Schlick:

Found River Grove’s engine for sale.  This engine had a twin that went in service at the same time.

http://www.firetruckmall.com/AvailableTrucks/TruckDetails.aspx?Id=677

River Grove Fire Department

X-River Grove Fire Department engine. Brindlee Mountain photo

Update 2PM:

This from Bill Friedrich:

Good afternoon all. Here is a group shot of the two Pierce Sabers River Grove purchased. Just recently the River Grove FD purchased a used  1999 E-One Hurricane 1500-500-30f from the Schaumburg FD.  x-Engine 4
Bill
River Grove Fire Department

Two River Grove Pierce Saber pumpers. Bill Friedrich photo

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