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University Park FD Engine 76

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New Engine for University Park (more)

This is from the University Park Professional Firefighters Local 3661 Facebook page

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University Park Fire Station

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Production photos of the new engine

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New Engine for University Park (more)

Updated production photos of the new engine being built at E-ONE for University Park, so 140006

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New Engine for University Park (more)

This from Erik Hajkowicz:

You posted in production photos of a University Park aerial. It’s actually the second engine that’s coming. It’s expected to be completed in January.
The first engine was delivered on 10/28. Here’s a couple pictures. It still needs a Federal Signal lighting package, graphics removed and added, and radios installed. It’s expected to be in-service as Engine 78 in about a month.

new fire engine for the University Park FD

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new fire engine for the University Park FD

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new fire engine for the University Park FD

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New engine for University Park

This from Fire Service, Inc:

Just FYI on the fire blog:  The University Park aerial pictures are of University Park, TX.

The University Park, IL pumper is located under the pumper page. Currently it is listed as 140066 Fire Service. It was a demo we had on order.

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Production photos from E-ONE for the new unit for University Park (TX) so #140554

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New Engine for University Park

New engine for University Park as seen at the Illinois State Fire Chief’s show in Peoria.

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New Engine for University Park. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

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As seen around … Fire Service, Inc.

This from Karl Klotz:

Here are some (cell phone) photos from the Fire Service Inc. open house on a cloudy September 9th in St. John Indiana.

Homer Twp will be taking delivery soon of the new Engine 32. University Park will be taking delivery of the new E-ONE engine with a 2nd E-ONE engine still in production. There were a few other demo rigs on display as well as the old Lincolnwood Truck 15
Demo E-ONE fire truck

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old Chicago Pierce ladder truck

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Former Lincolnwood FD fire truck

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New fire engine for the University Park FD

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New fire engine for the University Park FD

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used fire trucks

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new fire engine for the Hoemr Twp FPD

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new fire engine for the Hoemr Twp FPD

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new fire engine for the Hoemr Twp FPD

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Demo E-ONE fire truck

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Illinois fire chief moves to Green Bay

An article in the Greenbaypressgazette.com introduces former Bolingbrook Fire Chief David Litton as the new fire chief for the Green Bay Fire Department.

A former fire chief in suburban Chicago is headed to Green Bay to take the helm of the Green Bay Metro Fire Department.

David Litton, who served most recently in Bolingbrook, Ill., was chosen from among four finalists to become fire chief after a nationwide search that attracted more than 30 applicants.

Litton, 50, said Friday he is excited to be joining the Green Bay fire department, which he said has a rich history and a talented roster of employees.

“I’m absolutely confident that they’re great people, and I’m looking forward to working with all of them,” he said.

Litton was fire chief in Bolingbrook for five years before the community’s elected leaders this spring named their police chief to oversee both police and fire — a consolidation that Green Bay officials briefly considered last year.

Before Bolingbrook, Litton was fire chief for 13 years in another Chicago suburb, University Park, Ill., where he also served for three years as both fire chief and village manager.

Litton’s salary will be $102,574 a year — the top of the city’s range for the position.

The entire article can be found HERE.

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University Park Fire Department is added

University Park Fire Department station

University Park Station 1 at 698 Burnham Drive. Karl Klotz photo

In MABAS Division 27, the University Park Fire Department has been added to the site. This department has almost completed a change to black over red apparatus throughout the fleet. Previously, the rigs were black over white over lime green which was the color scheme used by the department under its’ former name. Prior to 1984, the village and subsequently the fire department was call Park Forest South. As a means to achieve autonomy, the village became University Park in 1984 and the fire department, being a municipal department, changed as well. A well documented department history is available on the fire department website HERE.

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The last piece of apparatus in the University Park fleet to carry the old color scheme is Engine 76. Karl Klotz photo

Recently, the department received a new E-ONE tower ladder. They traded three older pieces to the dealer; a Hendrickson/American/LTI tower ladder and two Hendrickson/FMC engines.

Park Forest South Fire Department

In 1980, the Park Forest South Fire Department received this unit for Engine 78. Built on a Hendrickson chassis with an 1871S cab, the body was fabricated by FMC. Larry Shapiro collection

University Park Fire Department Hendrickson FMC engine

University Park Engine 78 as it sits in the dealer's yard after being traded in. Karl Klotz photo

 

Park Forest South Fire Department

University Park recently replaced this 1976 Hendrickson/American Fire/LTI 85' tower ladder which was originally labeled for the Park Forest South Fire Department. Larry Shapiro collection

University Park Hendrickson American LTI

Old Tower 85 is also parked as its' fate is determined. Karl Klotz photo

 

University Park has a mixture of E-ONE and American LaFrance apparatus in addition to a Spartan/FMC/RPI/Pierce engine that formerly belonged to Beecher, IL. Both of the department’s ambulances are Type I units from Medtec on IHC chassis.

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Beecher Fire Department engine

Beecher Engine 406 began as a 1984 Spartan/FMC engine with open jump seats. In 1994, it was sent to RPI in Tipton, IN to have the cab enclosed. In 2001, it was rehabbed by Pierce with a new body. Bill Friedrich photo

Beecher Fire Department Spartan FMC Omega pumper

The Beecher Volunteer Fire Department took delivery of this FMC Omega pumper with a top-mount 'membrane' pump panel in 1984 on a Spartan chassis with a 2-dr CFC cab. Larry Shapiro collection

Karl Klotz provided the current department information and images.

 

 

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New tower ladder for University Park

Karl Klotz visited the University Park Fire Department this week to photograph their new tower ladder.

University Park Fire Department tower ladder

University Park Tower Ladder 85 is a 2011 E-ONE Cyclone II. Karl Klotz photo

University Park Fire Department tower ladder at FDIC

The new University Park tower ladder was on display this year at the FDIC in Indianapolis. Larry Shapiro photo

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