Des Plaines (IL) Fire Department Getting $223k Rescue Squad

Station 63, where the new apparatus will be housed.

The Des Plaines (IL) City Council recently approved $223,430 for the purchase of a new rescue squad for the Des Plaines Fire Department, reports dailyherald.com.

The squad will be custom built by Alexis Fire Equipment and delivered to the city in 8-11 months, town officials say. The apparatus will be loaded with gear for medical emergencies, hazardous material spills, dive rescues, and more.

It will be housed at Station 63 at 130 E. Thacker St., and it will be the station’s primary assist unit for medical emergencies. A crew of up to two firefighters will man the vehicle.

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