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Bedford Park FD Snorkel for sale

From Dieterich Herndobler:

I found this for sale on Brindlee Mountain, Bedford Park Snorkel 705

1997 Pierce Arrow 75′ Snorkel

Truck Type Used Aerials, Ladder Trucks and Quints;Towers and Platforms
Manufacturer Pierce
Year Built 1997
Mileage 53,864
Location USA – Midwest
Stock # 14692
Price $110,000  
  • Stock#: 14692
  • 1997
  • Pierce
  • Pierce Arrow chassis
  • Mileage: 53,864
  • Engine Hours: 7,135
  • Detroit 6V92TA 450 HP diesel engine
  • Engine Brake
  • Allison HD4060P automatic transmission
  • Waterous CMU 1500 GPM Side-Mount Pump
  • Snorkel : 75′ Aerial Device
  • Aerial Hours: 1,219.7
  • Date of Last Aerial Certification: 11/29/16
  • Ground Ladders: 35′, 24′, 16′, 10′
1997 Pierce Arrow 75' Snorkel for sale

Bedford Park FD photo

1997 Pierce Arrow 75' Snorkel for sale

Bedford Park FD photo

1997 Pierce Arrow 1500/0 75' Snorkel

Larry Shapiro photo

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Box Alarm fire in Park Ridge, 5-25-21

Firefighters in Park Ridge responded to a car fire in a car port side a house at 2023 Milton Avenue in the late afternoon on Tuesday, 5/25/21. They had heavy fire upon arrival that was extending to the house. Heavy wind conditions threatened to spread flames to the adjacent houses and the Working Fire was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm.

Companies at the scene included all on-duty Park Ridge units plus trucks from Niles and Des Plaines. Engines at the scene included Schiller Park Engine 5 and Wheeling Engine 42 plus Northfield Squad 29, Des Plaines Squad 63, and Morton Grove Squad 4. Ambulances included North Maine Ambulance 1, Niles Ambulance 2, and Des Plaines Ambulance 62. Chief officers included North Maine Battalion 1, Des Plaines Battalion 61, Morton Grove Battalion 4, Schiller Park Battalion 5, and Niles Battalion 2. 

From Steve Redick:


 

house fire in Park Ridge IL

Larry Shapiro photo

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New fire station for Wheeling (more)

Updated photo of the new fire station for Wheeling

Wheeling Fire Station 23 under construction

Larry Shapiro photo

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New engine for Evergreen Park (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Had an opportunity to photograph Evergreen Park Engine 61

2021 E-ONE Typhoon fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

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Small plane lands on I-355 in New Lenox 5-13-21

Excerpts from ab7chicago.com:

Part of I-355 was closed after a plane landed on the Tollway near New Lenox Thursday morning.

Illinois State Police responded after a small white Beechcraft aircraft made an emergency landing in the southbound lanes of I-355 due to unknown mechanical issues.

Four people were on board the plane at the time of the emergency landing including the pilot and three young women, ages 15, 20, and 21, all from Wilmington, Illinois. Three of the four people are being treated for back injuries and undergoing other medial checks at Silver Cross Hospital.

small plane on the interstate highway

Larry Shapiro photo

From ISP District 15 on Twitter:

Small plane lands on I355 SB near Route 6 in New Lenox, IL 5/13/21

From ISP District 15

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As seen around … Evergreen Park

From Larry Shapiro

 

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As seen around … Pennsylvania

This from Danny Nelms:

Was posted on Facebook by Sam Guners

“Saw this in central pa south of roaring spring on rt 36 @ 868
Nobody around to ask about it – Painted over name looks like Waukegan”

 

 

vintage Ward LaFrance / LTI aerial

Sam Guners photo

Vintage Ward LaFrance/LTI aerial ladder truck in Waukegan, I

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Ward LaFrance/LTI aerial ladder truck in Waukegan IL

Bill Friedrich photo

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3-Alarm fire in Long Grove, 4-22-21 (more)

More from the 3-Alarm fire in Long Grove, 4-22-21

 

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3-Alarm fire in Long Grove, 4-22-21 (more)

More photos from the 3-Alarm fire in Long Grove, 4-22-21

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3-Alarm fire in Long Grove, 4-22-21 (more)

Just before 2:00PM on Thursday, (4/22/21) fire companies from Long Grove, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, Lake Zurich, Prospect Heights, Mundelein, the Countryside FPD, the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD, Barrington, and Elk Grove Township were dispatched for a house fire at 3159 Cuba Road in Long Grove. Initial reports were of fire on the roof that the resident was attempting to extinguish. The 6,000 square foot home with a cedar shake roof is located roughly 1,000 feet from the road with a winding driveway and wooden bridge for access.

A dispatcher notified responding units that the homeowner had reportedly reentered the home, but was outside again when the first units arrived. Long Grove units saw fire from the attic in front of the house and from the rear as well upon conducting an initial size up. The alarm was upgraded to a working fire bringing more resources including several additional tankers.

An interior attack was made and found heavy fire inside the home before firefighters were forced to retreat and change to defensive operations. Long Grove Tanker 55 with 3,000 gallons of water and Squad 55 with 730 gallons were both in the driveway followed shortly thereafter by Lake Zurich Engine 324 with another 750 gallons after they dropped 750′ of 5″ hose up the driveway on their way in. The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm which later was upgraded to a 2nd and then a 3rd Alarm.

A deck gun was used to attack the fire until the initial 4800-gallon combined water supply was depleted while additional companies initiated a water supply from the street. Tankers shuttled water from two fill sites, one east and the other from the west.

At one point ammunition inside was heard exploding. Embers from the fire spread to the east starting several small brush fires. The wind-driven fire spread quickly and totally consumed the house which was completely destroyed. 

 

fire destroys massive 6000 square foot home in Long Grove

Larry Shapiro photo

An incomplete list of agencies at the scene includes:

  • Long Grove FPD – battalion chief, chief, squad, tanker
  • Buffalo Grove – chief, battalion chief, tower ladder, ambulance, MobileComm
  • Prospect Heights – chief, tanker
  • Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD – battalion chief, squad
  • Deerfield-Riverwoods FPD – squad
  • Palatine – squad
  • Barrington – chief
  • Barrington Countryside FPD – battalion chief
  • Elk Grove Village – ambulance
  • Mundelein – ambulance
  • Wheeling – chief, ambulance
  • Lake Zurich – engine, chief
  • Mount Prospect – engine
  • Highland Park – engine
  • Gurnee – engine
  • Lake Forest – engine
  • Palatine Rural FPD – tanker
  • Countryside FPD – tanker
  • Grayslake FPD – tanker
  • Elk Grove Township FPD – tanker
  • Round Lake FPD – tanker
  • Cary FPD – tanker
  • Lake Villa FPD – tanker
  • Nunda Rural FPD – tanker
  • Fox River Grove FPD – tanker
  • Wauconda FPD – tanker
  • Northbrook – tower ladder

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