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New ladder for River Forest (update)

This from Josh Boyajian:

Here is a follow up to the post the other day. Here is a shot I took today of River Forest’s new Smeal ladder truck 219. From my understanding, it will follow the engine on all in-town fire calls. Also it will be going into surrounding towns auto-aid including Maywood.
River Forest Fire Department

River Forest Truck 219. Josh Boyajian photo

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New ladder for River Forest (update)

From Dan McInerney:

River Forest Truck 219 went in service at 0800 this date. It follows RFOR E222 as the second out piece on fire runs

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Area apparatus purchases

This from Josh Boyajian:

River Forest 

  • a Smeal 105′ heavy-duty quint has been purchased and waiting to be placed into service. It will be on display at FRI Friday and Saturday

Leyden FPD 

  • a  2013 Ford F-350 Wheeled Coach ambulance has been completed and will be on display at FRI this weekend

Bensenville FPD

  • a  2013 Ford F-450 Wheeled Coach ambulance has been purchased and will be delivered by the end of the month


  • a Pierce Dash CF pumper is being built and will be delivered in February


Has approved the purchase of two new units:

  • a Pierce Dash CF ladder truck
  • Pierce Impel engine

Chicago Ridge

  • a 2014 Road Rescue medium-duty ambulance on a TerraStar chassis
  • a 2013 E-One E-Max pumper will be delivered in the next few months
  • a 2013 Ford F-450 squad is being built at Warner Bodies and will be delivered in the next few months
  • a 2013 E-One engine is being built on a Cyclone chassis which should be done by end of year
  • 2013 E-One pumper has been ordered. Unknown on the specs
  • 2013 E-One 21? custom, walk-around rescue on a Typhoon chassis is being built and will be delivered by end of year.
Palos Heights FPD
  •  2013 E-One pumper has been ordered, unknown specs at this time.
  • 2013 Ford F-450 Road Rescue Ultramedic Type I is being built and should be completed by the end of the year
  • Their two new engines are completed and ready to be delivered if they weren’t already
  • Fire Service Inc. is pleased to announce a multi-year contract with the City of Chicago for airport pumpers. The initial order is for three units. The new units will be E-One Cyclone custom chassis with 2000 GPM Hale pump, Fecon foam system, 1000 gallon water tank and 250 gallon foam tanks with Salisbury Stainless Steel bodies. We look forward to bringing back the E-One product family to the third largest city in the United States.
new E-ONE fire engines for O'Hare Airport
thanks Danny

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