Utility 57 is a 2009 Ford F250 4WD 4 door pickup. It sees a lot of use during wildland fire season for firefighters assigned as a single resource on large wildland incidents.
Utility 5700 is a 2006 GMC 1/2 ton four-wheel-drive pickup. This vehicle is assigned to the Fire Chief.
Brush 57 is a 2004 International 4WD manufactured by Pierce Manufacturing, Appleton, WI. This engine is primarily designed to fight wildland fires with high ground clearance and a short wheelbase. It features a 500 GPM pump, a 500 gal water tank and a 20 gal foam tank. The engine also has a 200 GPM auxiliary pump for mobile attack on fast-moving wildland fires. It carries a full complement of EMS equipment. This engine was funded by a grant from The Federal Emergency Management Agency Fire Act Grant program. It is housed at Station 57 in the summer and Station 257 in the winter.
Patrol 57 is a 2016 Dodge 5500 4WD 4 door Type 6 engine. It is equipped with a 250 gallon tank and 100 gpm pump. This small engine is designed primarily for battling wildland fires and carries a full complement of wildland hose and tools. It also carries equipment for low angle and swift water rescues. It is housed at Station 257.
Engine 57 is a 1997 HME/Central States Type I engine. This engine features a cab that can seat up to six firefighters, with a 350 horsepower engine. It is also a four-wheel drive for driving in the snow that seems to frequent the foothills in the winter. The fire pump is rated at 1250 gallons per minute and the water tank holds 750 gallons. The engine has a class A foam system, 1000 GPM monitor and a full complement of structural and wildland firefighting hose and tools. The engine is equipped with ropes and appliances for low angle rescue as well as equipment to assist with swift-water rescues. This engine was purchased used from the Southborough Mass. FD. The total cost for this engine after completing substantial improvements was $140,000.00. This price represents a cost savings of $250,000.00 if we were to have purchased a new engine. The engine is housed at Station 57 in Chicago Park and will be used to respond to all types of emergency incidents in the Fire District.
Engine 257 is a 1995 International 4WD manufactured by 3D Manufacturing of Shawano, WI. This engine features a 1000 GPM pump, 750 gal water tank and a 20 gal foam tank. It has a 150 GPM auxiliary pump for mobile attack on wildland fires. The engine carries a full complement of structure and wildland fire hose and hand tools as well as medical equipment for EMS calls. The engine also carries a thermal imaging camera. This engine is housed at Station 257.
Water Tender 57
Water Tender 57 is a 1992 Ford L9000 that features a 2000 gallon water tank and a 500 gallon per minute pump. Its primary role is to deliver water to fires in areas of the district that do not have fire hydrants. It is housed at Station 57.