Posts Tagged walk-in rescue

MABAS Divisions 19 & 22 will share haz mat unit

MABAS Divisions 19 and 22 will have a new joint divisional haz mat unit. The unit was purchased from the Braidwood Fire District, a 1983 Pierce Arrow 20-foot walk-in rescue unit. It is replacing a 1984 IHC/Hesse that had accumulated over 200,000 miles. This new unit will be housed with the Palos Fire District and will be assigned the number 6097. Haz mat 6907 will respond to incidents on the north side of the MABAS Division 19 and 22 area.

Mabas Division 19 and 22 haz mat unit Braidwood Pierce Arrow squad

The new haz mat unit to be shared between MABAS Divisions 19 and 22 is this former Braidwood Fire District C.A.R.T. tactical rescue squad. Karl Klotz photo

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New (used) heavy rescue with crane for Newport FPD

Bill Friedrich informs us that the Newport FPD in Lake County has purchased a 1985 Mack MR/Saulsbury, walk-in, heavy rescue with a mid-ship mounted, 8-ton, 33-foot, National Crane from the Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company in Baltimore County, MD. The unit is not yet in Illinois, but reportedly will be soon. Lutherville’s apparatus are painted white with gold striping and a black band along the bottom. Lutherville replaced this squad in 2008 with a Pierce Velocity, tandem axle, walk-around, heavy rescue with a 10-ton National Crane.

Lutherville Vol Fire Company Squad 303 Mack MC Saulsbury National Crane

The Lutherville Vol Fire Company in Baltimore County, MD ran this 1985 Mack MR/Saulsbury heavy rescue as Squad 303 until it was replaced in 2008. Larry Shapiro photo

Lutherville Vol Fire Company Squad 303 in action

Lutherville Squad 303 demonstrates the capability of the crane to stabilize or lift a vehicle to assist with an extrication. Larry Shapiro photo from the book Cranes in Action, MBI Publishing

Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company MD Pierce Velocity heavy rescue National Crane

The Lutherville Vol Fire Co in Baltimore County MD put this Pierce Velocity heavy rescue into service in 2008. Squad 303 has a mid-ship mounted 10-ton National Crane. Larry Shapiro photo

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