1954 International Fire Truck
This truck was donated by International Harvester to the Sheridan Fire District in 1978, when it was in Norway IL at the Harvester Farm. This truck has a 300 gpm midship pump, 300-gallon water tank as is run on a 6-volt electrical system. The Truck was 1st out on any brush/field/grass fires and 2nd out engine on any structure fires. The truck was still used until it was sold in 1996 to Mike LeCuyre. After learning the truck had been sold again, Chief Tirevold received this truck for a birthday present on 9/25/2011. Chief Tirevold restored this vehicle to its original condition and then donated it back to the Sheridan Fire Department in 2019. This truck still is used for parades and car show attendance.
1997 Pierce Engine/Pumper
The pumper is the first out vehicle for all structure fires. It has a 1250 gallon per minute pump with a 1000-gallon water tank on board. It has the ability to pump water from a port-a-tank carried on the tender truck, from a static source of water (river, pond, swimming pool, etc.), from a hydrant, and from other pumpers. It is powered with a 300-horsepower diesel engine. It has a built in 5000-watt generator with 2 1500 watt telescoping lights for night calls. The truck went into service on September 16, 1997.
2001 Dodge Ram HD 3/4 Ton Pickup
This truck is considered a mini pumper and responds to all grass and field fires. Most firefighters will call the truck the “grass rig”; The truck carries a skid unit in the bed which has a pump and a water tank. The tank carries 200 gallons of water. It is a 4X4 with a diesel engine. The pumper is usually too heavy to enter a field, therefore the grass rig is used since it is much lighter and can get into hard-to-reach areas. It is also used to transport additional firefighters to a structure fire or for a quick knock down of a vehicle fire. It was placed into service the first week of October 2000.
2001 Cargo Trailer
The department had more equipment than could be carried on the vehicles in service. A trailer was purchased to carry extra equipment to large scenes. Shelves, lights, and cabinets were installed by the firefighters to carry the equipment. Equipment carried includes generators, extra breathing apparatus (SCBA), fans, tools, ropes, etc. The trailer was placed into service in 2007.
2004 Freightliner Tender
The tender truck responds to all structure and grass fires. It is an important piece of equipment since the areas in and around town do not have hydrants. Therefore, water to fight a fire must be trucked in. It is the most asked for piece of equipment for mutual aid calls. It is not unusual for several departments to respond with a tender truck during a structure fire to ensure enough water is available to fight the fire. The stainless-steel tank on the truck holds 2000 gallons of water. It carries a 2100-gallon port-a-tank on the right side which is used to hold water for the pumper to pump out of. The truck also has a Defco PTO pump installed. The tender was placed into service on April 30, 2004.
2006 Med Tec Ambulance
The ambulance switches with the other department ambulance as the first out for a medical call on a monthly basis. It carries the same equipment as the 2002 ambulance. It was placed into service the first week of January 2006.
2020 Horton-Ford F550 Series Ambulance
The ambulance switches with the other department ambulance as the first out for a medical call on a monthly basis. It operates as an ILS unit with at least one EMT-I on board. It carries a variety of equipment on board to handle many medical emergencies. It is equipped with two radios. One for the driver to talk on fire band and one for the EMT’s in the back to talk to the hospital emergency room. The Horton conversion by Foster Coach Sales on the back has enough room for a person to stand upright and has all the latest technology for patient care and for staff safety. The departments ambulances carry a full complement of extrication equipment required to remove people from a vehicle involved in an accident. Therefore, it is the first out vehicle for all vehicle accidents. It was placed into service in July of 2020.
405 N. Bushnell Street
P.O. Bo 508 (mailing address)
Sheridan, IL 60551
(815) 496-2296 Non-emergency
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(815) 496-3401 Fax