The hosting costs of websites on this system have historically been covered by advertising. However changes in the way people use the internet, including ad-blocking mean that the revenues no longer cover the expenses. For this reason we will be closing this website within the next two months unless we can find a different model. If any users of the site would be interested in the possibility of taking this incredible archive or pictures and comments over including paying for hosting, please get in touch.
We use cookies to track visitor statistics and personalise adverts. This info is shared with Google. Only use the site if you agree to this. OK, I agree
Librapix Link

Fire Engines Photos

Upload a Picture About this Site | Links | Random Pic | Advanced Search Home | Latest Additions | Contributors | Visitors
 
Engine 37 Drafting North Pekin IL
Fire Engine Photos
No: 32910   Contributor: Mikel Ernst   Year: 2012   Manufacturer: Spartan   Country: United States of America
Engine 37 Drafting North Pekin IL

North Pekin(IL) Fire Departments Engine 37 drafting from a dry hydrant and shooting the water back in to the lake from the deluge gun. Picture taken on May 5 2012.
Picture added on 04 September 2012 at 04:33
add commentComments:
"how long will it take to fill this lake gov?"

Added by Dave Hornby on 11 September 2012.
Nice example of how rural departments here facilitate access to open water by installing dry hydrants at the side of the road, making it far faster and safer than trying to get the suction directly in to the water. As the piping is well below the lake surface, it also means easy access to the water, even when the lake has several inches of ice on the surface in winter - which often happens in Northern Illinois.
Dave - lake filling is often helped by rainfall, which has been a bit scarce in Illinois this summer, but you don't often see departments actually adding water.
The crew can make water, of course, but usually not enough to make a big difference. Maybe its a reason so many of our trusty volunteers tend to drink so much beer?

Added by Rob Johnson on 12 September 2012.
laugh out loud!!! thanks for putting a smile on my face, Rob.

Added by Dave Hornby on 18 September 2012.
Any time Dave. I believe that once you lose your sense of humour, you are on the slippery road to losing everything else.

Added by Rob Johnson on 20 September 2012.
Please add your comments about this picture using the form below.

Comments

Your Name

Your email address - this will be shown on the page and will allow the system to notify you of further comments added to this picture.
 

Spartan

Spartan Rescue 4 Co. Lima 4 - Peru.Toronto Fire Squad 313Toronto Fire A3252002 Spartan / Rqs1 resccue truck2001 Spartan DarleyRear View 2002 Spartan/Rescue1 Rsq Tk2002 Spartan RsqWestfield Tower 6Westfield Engine 5Westfield Engine 2
My Album Admin Login | Terms & Copyright | Try our site about Racing Cars