Equipment

Driving Course

Driving Course

Annually all apprentice engineers, engineers and officers must pass a drivers training course. If the test is not successfully completed, that member is not permitted to drive department vehicles. The Tinley Park drivers training course is used by Departments from all over the region.

  1. Engine E209 negotiates the slalom portion of the driving course.
  2. Fire apparatus from Tinley Park and surrounding departments which will come to the training center for drivers education.
  3. Two Engineers run the driving course at the same time.

For inquiries on the driving course, training, and future licensing please contact us.

Equipment

A Fire Engine or a Fire Truck? — Is there a difference?

YES!

A fire engine is designed to carry water and hose. The Firefighters riding the engine focus on firefighting. Our fire engines carry 500 gallons of water and over 1,000 feet of hose. The Department currently has six (6) fire engines: A fire truck will have some type of ladder or basket on top. They are much longer than a fire engine. The Firefighters riding the truck focus on entry, rescue and ventilation during a fire.The Department has three (3) trucks:

 

Specialized Equipment:
The department has specialized equipment including a brush truck and a rescue squad. The brush truck is a modified pick up truck that is used to drive into wild land areas, off road, to extinguish grass fires, etc.
The squad is used to bring additional tools and manpower to the emergency scene.
As you review the photos of our equipment you will notice the numbering system that we use on our vehicles. Tinley Park has been issued all the numbers from 200 to 299 by MABAS 24. All our vehicles are identified by a name, engine, truck, squad and a number. Engine 201 for example housed at station one. The last digit represents the station. As another example truck 203 would be housed at station three. Enjoy looking at our vehicles.

240, 230, 210 and 200 are Chevrolet Tahoe’s. 200 is the Chiefs unmarked vehicle and is a 2007 model. 210 is a 2001 model and is used by an Assistant Chief. 230 and 240 are 2003 models and used by the Deputy Assistant Chiefs.

 

Battalion 201. It is a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban and is the Shift Commanders vehicle.

 

Squad 200 is a 2008 Chevrolet Suburban and is the chief’s vehicle.

 

Engine 201 is located at Station #1. This vehicle is a 2004 Pierce/Dash. It has a 425 horsepower Caterpillar diesel, 1500 GPM Darley single-stage pump, 500 gallon tank and a Harrison 10 KW P.T.O. generator. It also carries extrication equipment.

 

Engine 211 is located at Station #1. This vehicle is a 1994 Darley/Spartan. It has a 300 horsepower Cummins diesel, 1500 GPM Darley two-stage pump, 500 gallon tank and a 20” raised cab. It also has a 12 KW Onan diesel generator.

 

Engine 202 is located at Station #2. This vehicle is a 2000 Pierce/Dash. It has a 425 horsepower Caterpillar diesel, 1500 GPM Darley single-stage pump, 500 gallon tank and an A.M.P.S. 10 KW P.T.O. generator. It also carries extrication equipment.

 

Squad 202 is located at Station #2. This vehicle is a 1983 Darley/Spartan. It has a 225 horsepower Cummins diesel, 1000 GPM Darley two-stage pump, 500 gallon tank and a 12 KW Onan diesel generator. Before converting it to a squad, it was known as Engine 206.

 

Brush 202 is located at Station #2. This vehicle is a 1987 Dodge Ram pickup with a Darley/Davey drop-in brush unit. The pump is powered by a 13 horsepower Briggs & Stratton engine. The tank size is 200 gallons. The reel has 100 feet of 1” booster line and there is also 300 feet of 1” Wildland hose.

 

Engine 203 is located at Station #3. This vehicle is a 2007 Pierce/Dash. It has a 425 horsepower Caterpillar diesel, 1500 GPM Darley single-stage pump, 500 gallon tank and an A.M.P.S. 10 KW P.T.O. generator. It also carries extrication equipment.

 

Engine 204 is located at Station #4. This vehicle is a 2000 Pierce/Dash. It has a 425 horsepower Caterpillar diesel, 1500 GPM Darley single-stage pump, 500 gallon tank and an A.M.P.S. 10 KW P.T.O. generator. It also carries extrication equipment.

 

Truck 204 is located at Station #4. This vehicle is a 2005 Emergency-One/Cyclone 95 foot tower ladder. It has a 450 horsepower Cummins diesel, 1500 GPM Hale single-stage pump, 300 gallon tank and an Onan 15 KW P.T.O. generator.