New truck for Romeoville FD (more)

This from Bill Schreiber:

Romeoville FD Engine 22 Rosenbauer Commander 55Ft. ACP chassis production update.
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Rosenbauer photo

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Brush fire in Oak park, 2-26-24

This from Charles Fox:

A good stop by OPFD — brush fire along elevated rail tracks while a freight train with many tank cars was parked adjacent to the fire

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New engine and truck for Glenview

From macqueeneq.com:

Job: #37841 | Illinois | Enforcer Pumper

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Job: #37840 | Illinois | Enforcer HD 107 RM

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House fire in Buffalo Grove, 2-20-24 (more)

More photos of the House fire in Buffalo Grove, 2-20-24

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department news (more)

A photo of conditions at the arrival of firefighters in Buffalo Grove 2-21-24

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Gary FD Ambulance remount

From Crossroads Ambulance sales and service LLC Facebook: 
Gary Fire Department Medwerks Ambulance Remount is back from paint and mounted! Door assembly and installation, electrical hookup, and interior upgrades all in progress.
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Buffalo Grove Fire Department news

Excerpts from cbsnews.com:

A house in Buffalo Grove burned for the second time in as many years overnight Wednesday, after firefighters were called at 10:30 p.m. for the fire at 2112 Brandywyn Ln.

Crews arrived to find the second story of the vacant house engulfed in flames with heat threatening the houses on either side.

Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire while also protecting neighboring homes. The fire was out in about half an hour with help from neighboring municipalities’ fire departments.

The second floor of the house collapsed, and the neighboring homes on both sides had their vinyl siding melt due to the heat.

The house had a fire in August 2022. That fire displaced the family living there and left the house uninhabitable. It had been vacant ever since.

The first fire was caused by candles left burning in the house. The cause of the second fire remained under investigation late Thursday.

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New truck for Romeoville FD (more)

This from Bill Schreiber;

Production has started on the chassis for Romeoville FD Engine 22, a Rosenbauer Commander, extruded aluminum 55Ft. ACP with a 1,500-GPM Pump and a 500 gallons of water.
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House fire in Lockport, 2-22-24

This from Chris Skrabel:

Some pictures from Lockports full still box 5H

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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from cbsnews.com:

Eight people were rushed to area hospitals – including a baby who was in critical condition – from a high-rise fire in the South Shore neighborhood.

Firefighters were called just before 4 p.m. for the fire in a 1920s-era high-rise at 7144 S. Jeffery Blvd. The fire started in a kitchen in a unit on the second floor of the 14-story building.

The fire was upgraded to a 2-11 alarm and an Emergency Medical Services Plan 2 for extra equipment and manpower. A 2-11 alarm sends 40 pieces of equipment and about 155 firefighters, while an EMS Plan 2 sends 10 to 12 ambulances.

Firefighters performed ladder rescues as people hung out of windows.

On the 12th through the 14th floors, rescues had to be conducted inside. The building’s elevators were out, so firefighters had to use the stairs to rescue people.

Some people on those floors had been about to jump. One person did jump from the fourth floor but could walk afterward.

Most of the fire was on the second floor, but the fire did get into the stairwell, and there was a great deal of heat and smoke from the second floor up to the fifth floor. 

The Office of Fire Investigation determined the fire was caused by unattended cooking in a second-floor unit.

As the fire burned on the second floor, people were seen screaming for help as they found themselves trapped several floors up and hung out of the windows. The desperation on their faces was palpable as smoke poured out of the building.

Images from the scene show a firefighter cradling a child. The kid was scared but safe – and everyone was thankful.

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