Posts Tagged Saulsbury Heavy Rescue

As seen around … Alsip (more)

Photos from Larry Shapiro off the MABAS 19 & 22 Haz Mat Unit 6937 housed in Alsip

MABAS 19 & 22 Hazardous Materials Team Unit

Larry Shapiro photo

MABAS 19 & 22 Hazardous Materials Team

Larry Shapiro photo

Saulsbury Fire Apparatus law tag

Larry Shapiro photo

fire truck emblem

Simon-Duplex law tag

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Crete Fire Department is added to Division 27

In Will County, the Crete Fire Department has been added to the site. Crete has two stations with Pierce, Saulsbury, and Medtec apparatus.

Crete Fire Department Engine 702 Pierce Enforcer

Crete is changing the color of their units from white over lime green to black over red.

Crete Fire Department Squad 706

Crete Fire Department Station 2

Crete Fire Station 2 is a t 3740 Melanie Lane. It was built in 1983. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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New Network TV Show Chicago Fire – update

One of our readers found a link to an NBC article on the filming of Chicago Fire that includes a gallery of images from the Columbus Avenue scene this week. Looking at the photos will answer several reader questions that have been posed about the apparatus being used as Squad 3 with an unconventional … unique color scheme. Also there is a large blue stripe that has been added to the ambulance.

Tim Olk submitted images of the three suppression rigs being used for the show. Squad 3 is obviously the spare haz mat (G-492, 1989 Spartan Gladiator/Saulsbury) but the shop numbers have been removed from the engine (1995 Spartan/Luverne) and the truck 1995 or 1996 Seagrave). The Ambulance carries shop #C055 which is a 200 Ford/MedicMaster (American LaFrance) that had been assigned to Ambulance 47.

Chicago Fire tv show Squad 3

The CFD spare haz mat unit has acquired a unique paint scheme for inclusion in the TV show Chicago Fire. Shop # G-492, a 1989 Spartan/Saulsbury. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department Haz Mat Unit 511 5-1-1

When Chicago received the Haz Mat unit in 1989, this is what it looked like. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire tv show Engine 51

Engine 51 on the tv show is using this 1995 Spartan/Luverne. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire tv show Truck 81

Truck 81 for the tv show is using this 1995 or 1996 Seagrave aerial. Tim Olk photo

Check it out the NBC5 article HERE.

Thanks Danny

Filming a new TV show Chicago Fire in Chicago

This image of the filming that happened on Wednesday shows that the ambulance being used is shop #C055. This is a 2004 Ford/MedicMaster that was previously assigned to Ambulance 47. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire TV show accident scene

A view of the filming on Columbus Drive showing the very unique Chicago Squad 3. NBC5 photo

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FDNY Rescue 4 in Des Plaines – update

Karl Klotz visited Denny G’s Automotive Repair in Des Plaines and took several shots showing the current state of X-FDNY Rescue 4. Evidently, they are working around the clock to meet deadlines to show the rig next week on 9/11/11. Previous posts about this rig can be found HEREHERE, and HERE which includes a photo showing what the rescue looked like a week ago.

FDNY Rescue 4 9/11 memorial

X-FDNY Rescue 4 (Queens) was assigned to Rescue 3 (Bronx) after 9/11/01. The decals on the body depict Rescue 4 and the faint outline of a number '3' can be seen as well. Karl Klotz photo

FDNY Rescue 4 9/11 memorial

The door to the body enclosure lists names of several members who lost their lives on 9/11/01. Karl Klotz photo

FDNY Rescue 4 9/11 memorial

Names of the deceased were also placed on the cab below the windshield. Karl Klotz photo

FDNY Rescue 4 9/11 memorial

The stripes and decals were covered with primer prior to releasing the unit. The primer has been removed and the decals and stripes are all clearly visible now. Karl Klotz photo


more photos of the work being done can be seen HERE.

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Newport Township’s new squad ready for service

Newport Township FPD Mack MR Saulsbury heavy rescue with crane

Newport Township is nearing completion of the work required to place this 1985 Mack MR/Saulsbury heavy rescue into service. Lt. Rob Schreiner photo

The Newport Township FPD purchased a used 1985 Mack MR/Saulsbury heavy rescue with an 8-ton, 33-foot, National Crane from the Lutherville VFC in Maryland in March. The previous post is HERE with photos of the original black and white color scheme. Newport Lt. Rob Schreiner has supplied us with photos and information about the new Squad 1455.

It will be housed at Station 2 on Delaney Road, as it is too tall for the headquarters station. The new squad will replace both of the R-Model Mack units at Station 2, Squad 1455 and 1456, and will be utilized as a second rig for extrications, fires, and SRT responses.  Squad 1455 will provide additional support  to their structure fire responses which the previous units could not fulfill.  The new unit has air-packs and appropriate squad items for fires, plus the 30-KW generator, and an extensive amount of ground lights.

Newport Township FPD Mack MR Saulsbury heavy rescue with crane

Newport Squad 1455 was purchased from the Lutherville VFD in Baltimore County Maryland who retired this unit in 2008. Lt. Rob Schreiner photo

Along with the new paint scheme, Squad 1455 had some minor mechanical issues which were corrected,  corrosion was repaired, radios and an opticom were installed, and work is underway to outfit the tools from the existing rigs.  Some additional striping and decal work needs to be completed as  well. The trench box that was stored on the old squad will be moving to a small trailer and will be pulled by a pickup truck. The new squad, including paint, lettering, and repairs to present, has been donated to the department by two generous people, with no cost to the department for this upgrade.

Newport Township FPD Mack MR Saulsbury heavy rescue with crane

Mounted amidship on this squad is a National Crane with a lifting capacity of 8 tons and a reach of 33 feet. Lt. Rob Schreiner photo

Both of the R-Model Mack squads will be declared surplus and sold.

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