Posts Tagged Seagrave

2024 Fire truck calendars

It’s time for the 2024 fire truck calendars from the manufacturers; #calendar; #E-ONE; #JerseyCityFD; #EllisIsland;; #calendar; #Ferrara; #IndianaBeachFD; #Salter-PathFD;; #calendar; #KME; #HazeltonFD;; #calendar; #Spartan; #KalamazooPublicSafety;; #calendar; #Pierce;; #calendar; #Seagrave;

and Fire Trucks in Action 2024 from Motorbooks featuring several local photographers: Eric Haak, Larry Shapiro, Jeff Rudolph, and Tim Olk. Local fire departments shown are Spring Grove, Randall, Fox Lake, Antioch, Chicago, Lincolnwood, Des Plaines, and Long Grove.; #FireTruck; #calendar; #Motorbooks; #FireTrucksinction2024; #larryshapiro;; #FireTruck; #calendar; #Motorbooks; #FireTrucksinction2024; #larryshapiro;


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As seen around … The Roberts Park FPD

This from Martin Nowak:

2009 Seagrave Marauder II 1500/750, purchased in 2021.; #FireTruck; #MartinNowak; #RobertsParkFPD; #Seagrave;

Martin Nowak photo

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Lake Zurich Fire Department history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

A few former area units on scene in Lake Zurich back in 2004; #TBT; #larryshapiro;; #FireTruck; #LibertyvilleFD;

Former Libertyville FD Squad 2; #TBT; #larryshapiro;; #Ford; #ambulance; #Lincolnshire-RiverwoodsFPD;

Former Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Ambulance 51; #TBT; #larryshapiro;; #FireTruck; #BuffaloGroveFD; #Seagrave;

Former Buffalo Grove Seagrave engine

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As seen around … Midlothian

This from Mike Summa:

I went to an Independence Day parade in Midlothian.  Here are a few area departments that showed up.  Some new some old. Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa; #MikeSumma; #FireTruck; #MarkhamFD; #Pierce;

Mike Summa photo; #MikeSumma; #FireTruck; #MidlothianFD; #Pierce;

Mike Summa photo; #MikeSumma;  #MidlothianFD; #ambulance;

Mike Summa photo; #MikeSumma; #FireTruck; #CrestwoodFD; #Seagrave;

Mike Summa photo; #MikeSumma; #FireTruck; #GardenHomesFD; #AmericanLaFrance;

Mike Summa photo; #MikeSumma; #ambulance; #PosenFD;

Mike Summa photo; #MikeSumma; #FireTruck; #PosenFD; #Pierce;

Mike Summa photo

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New tower ladder for the Lockport Township FPD (more)

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Here is a photo of the brand new Lockport Township FPD Tower Ladder 6

2022 Seagrave Apollo 105′ Tower 300/2000 

Placed in service on 6/2/22; #TylerTobolt; #Seagrave; #Apollo; #FireTruck; #LockportFPD;

Tri State – USFiR Photography

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New tower ladder for the Lockport Township FPD (more)

From SST Emergency Products LLC serving Illinois and Wisconsin Facebook page; #Seagrave; #Apollo; #FireTruck; #LockportFPD

SST Emergency Products LLC photo; #Seagrave; #Apollo; #FireTruck; #LockportFPD

SST Emergency Products LLC photo

thanks Hunter

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Crestwood Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This was the Crestwood Fire Dept.’s Engine 2303, a 1971 Seagrave 1250/500.  It is shown with a white cab roof, the engine was delivered solid red.  After this the engine had a black cab roof and obtained new graphics.
Mike Summa
1971 Seagrave fire engine from Crestwood Illinois; #Seagrave; #FireTruck; #TBT;

Mike Summa photo

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Berwyn has been added to the site

The Berwyn Fire Department in MABAS Division 11 has been added to the site through the efforts of several individuals. Photos have been assembled from Drew Gresik, Steve Redick, Hank Sajovic, and Larry Shapiro to fill in the stations and apparatus. Berwyn, a career department with 79 personnel runs out of three stations covering just under four square miles. They have a mixture of apparatus including three pieces from Seagrave plus an engine from Pierce and their newest engine from Crimson.

Berwyn Fire Department

Berwyn Station 1, their south station, is at 6434 Windsor Avenue. Hank Sajovic photo

Berwyn Fire Department

The north station, is Station 2 at 6615 16th Street. Larry Shapiro photo

Berwyn Fire Department Engine 903 2009 Spartan Gladiator Crimson

Berwyn Fire Department


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Braceville puts new engine into service

Braceville FPD Engine 3212

Braceville Engine 3212, a 2010 Spartan Metro Star/Darley 1750/1000. Karl Klotz photo

Braceville FPD Engine 3212

The officer's side of Braceville's newest engine. Karl Klotz photo

Karl Klotz visited the Braceville Fire Department in MABAS Division 15 and photographed their newest unit. Engine 3212 was previously featured HERE just after it was delivered. It has been lettered and placed into service replacing two other units. The new engine is a 2010 Spartan Metro Star/Darley 1750/1000 top mount unit. Gone now is the previous Engine 3212, a 1982 Hendrickson 1871-C/Alexis 1250/1000 top mount that was purchased from Braidwood, IL. Also gone is Truck 3219, a 1979 Seagrave/Pierce 1000/500/500 with a 54-foot Squrt. This unit previously was from the Lyondell/Equistar facility in Morris.

Both units went to the Dana Fire Department in Dana, IL, which is in LaSalle County, approximately 50 miles southeast of Braceville.


Braceville FPD Engine 3212

Braceville FPD T3219

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FDIC 2011 highlights

FDIC 2011

An overview of the stadium exhibits. Many of the apparatus exhibitors moved into the new convention center this year. Larry Shapiro photo

The 2011 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) just ended. The convention center was filled with exhibitors who displayed everything from fire apparatus and gear to shirts and trinkets. There were two local area rigs on display this year. A  Medtec Type III ambulance for Algonquin-Lake in the Hills was in the Pierce booth and a Cyclone II 95-foot rear mount tower ladder for University Park was in the E-ONE booth.

FDIC 2011 Algonquin Fire Department Medtec ambulance

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills had a Medtec ambulance in the Pierce booth at the FDIC in Indianapolis. Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2011 University Park Fire Department E-ONE tower ladder

This new tower ladder for University Park was in the E-ONE booth. Larry Shapiro photo

Other interesting apparatus displayed included four pieces for the FDNY including a Wheeled Coach ambulance on a four-door Ford chassis, an engine in the Seagrave booth, plus Rescue 4 and Ladder 137 in the Ferrara booth.

FDIC 2011 Seagrave FDNY

Seagrave displayed FDNY Engine 222. Larry Shapiro

FDIC 2011 Ferrara FDNY R4

Ferrara had FDNY Rescue 4 from Queens in their booth. Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2011 Ferrara FDNY L137

Ferrara also had FDNY Ladder 137 on dispkay. Larry Shapiro photo

Crimson had a tandem axle rescue for Elizabeth, NJ, KME had a tiller for Norwalk, CT, American LaFrance had a tiller for Ventura County, CA and HME had a Type III wildland pumper for CALFIRE.

FDIC 2011 Crimson Elizabeth Fire Department Rescue 1

This tandem axle heavy rescue for Elizabeth, NJ Rescue 1 was in the Crimson booth. Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2011 KME TDA Norwalk, CT

A tiller for Norwalk, CT was shown by KME. Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2011 American LaFrance LTI TDA Ventura County, CA

This LTI tiller for Ventura County, CA by American LaFrance was in the Lucas Oil Stadium. Larry Shapiro photo


HME brought a Type III engine from CALFIRE. Larry Shapiro photo

As regards new introductions:

Pierce showed the new Dash CF chassis under a PUC rescue pumper;

FDIC 2011 Pierce Dash CF PUC

One of two Pierce Dash CF units that were unveiled at the show. Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2011 Pierce tracked mini pumper

Pierce also showed this mini pumper on rubber tracks BP. Larry Shapiro photo

Rosenbauer introduced their Smart Cab enclosure for adding a crew area to units built on a commercial chassis;

FDIC 2011 Rosenbauer Smart Cab

Rosenbauer introduced the 'Smart Cab' enclosure for three firefighters on a commercial chassis. Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2011 Rosenbauer Smart Cab

The Smart Cab has a two-step unit which swings out with the door for easy egress and entrance to the crew enclosure along with an option for a full-lenght glass covered door. Larry Shapiro photo

KME brought out the Predator Pro Series (Pumper Rescue Operations) integrated pumper and a new 79-foot ladder;

FDIC 2011 KME Predator PRO

The KME Predator PRO is a rescue pumper on the new Predator chassis and features a short wheelbase and compact operator's panel. Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2011 KME 75' Aerial Cat

The new 76-foor Aerial Cat quint on a new Predator chassis was in the KME booth. Larry Shapiro photo

Crimson highlighted their new acquisition of Classic Fire and showed their ‘Transformer’ on a commercial chassis;

FDIC 2011 Crimson Fire Classic Series

Crimson had a min pumper in their new Classic Series which originates from their recent purchase of Classic Fire in Ocala, FL. Larry Shapiro photo

American LaFrance announced that they are now offering their Eagle custom chassis to other manufacturers and that the LTI aerials can also be purchased by others;

FDIC 2011 American LaFrance Eagle chassis

A 2010 emissions compliant Eagle cab and chassis was on display by American LaFrance. Larry Shapiro photo

E-ONE showed the eMAX pumper series with a narrow operator’s panel.


The E-ONE eMAX was shown on a Typhoon chassis. Larry Shapiro photo

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