Double fatal fire in Chicago, 2-28-21 (more)

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images from a double fatal still & box back on February 28th at 8642 S. Hermitage. The fire was well advanced before the first companies landed on the scene but an aggressive interior attack and search efforts were initiated despite those conditions. Sadly, two victims were located during the primary search. Both were transported and pronounced at local hospitals.

double fatal arson fire in Chicago

Eric Haak photo

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New pumper tanker for Sycamore FPD (more)

From Bill Schreiber:

Rosenbauer Commander cab and chassis for the Sycamore FPD

Rosenbauer photo

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New home for West Chicago Rescue 9

This from Dieterich Herndobler:

While browsing 5280fire.com, I came across West Chicago’s former Rescue 9. It is now with a fire department in Mesa County, Colorado. Not sure which department as it is still looks like it did with West Chicago FPD.
Former West Chicago FPD Rescue 9

ANTONIO ARCHULETA PHOTO ©

Central Orchard Mesa Volunteer Fire Department – Central Orchard Mesa Station 51 is the home for Brush 52 – 1992 International 4500 / E-One (11008) ARFF – Former West Chicago FPD, IL.

 

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New home for Illinois apparatus (part 3) – Indiana

More from Luke Whalen

Indiana 
Onward (Cass County) X-Granville, IL Tanker 2516
Kirklin (Clinton County) X-Channahon, IL Engine 
Madison Township, Mulberry (Clinton County) X-Bristol Kendall Ambulance 
Perry Township, Colfax (Clinton County) X-Savoy, IL Truck 87 
Wheatfield Township (Jasper County) X-Elburn and Countryside, IL Tanker 309 
Shelby (Lake County) X-Mattoon, IL Truck 
Kingsbury (LaPorte County) X-Evanston, IL Ambulance 
Morocco (Newton County) X-Yorkfield FPD, Elhurst, IL Engine 703 
Morocco (Newton County) X-Manteno, IL Tanker 73 
Burns Harbor (Porter County) X-Unknown, IL 
Winmac (Pulaski County) X-Manteno, IL Engine 76
Idaville (White County) X-Brimfield, IL Engine 
Wolcott (White) X-Boone County, IL Engine 341 
Concord Township (DeKalb County) X-Bedford Park, IL Ambulance 714 
Pierceton (Kosciusko County) X-Palatine, IL Truck and X-Salem, IL Truck 24
Avon (Hendricks County) X-Streamwood, IL Truck 31
Gregg Township (Morgan County) X-East Joliet, IL Ambulance 
Poe (Allen County) X-Coal City, IL Engine 45
Black Diamond (Vermillion County) X-Northbrook, IL Truck 11
Black Diamond (Vermillion County) X-Eastern Prairie FPD, Champaign, IL Engine 74

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New tower ladder for Chicago at O’Hare Airport

Tower Ladder 63 – AVF127

New tower ladder for Chicago at O'Hare Airport

found on Facebook

New tower ladder for Chicago at O'Hare Airport

found on Facebook

thanks Danny

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New engine for Matteson (more)

This from Bill Schreiber:

Rosenbauer Commander fire engine being built for the Matteson FD

Rosenbauer photo

 

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Elk Grove Township FPD news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

The tiny Elk Grove Rural Fire Protection District would be dissolved and its responsibilities taken over by the Mount Prospect, Elk Grove Village, and Des Plaines fire departments, under a proposal the three municipalities are considering.

The plan calls for a shared services partnership between the three communities and a November 2022 referendum to formally authorize the fire district’s dissolution. Mount Prospect, Elk Grove, and Des Plaines would create a taxing district known as special service area to provide $1 million in initial funding. The money would be divided by the three communities based on expected call volumes to be handled by each.

After approval of the special service area, the fire protection district would stop levying a property tax and liquidate its assets. Under the proposal, the district’s fire station and tanker would be deeded to Mount Prospect.

Mount Prospect village trustees will discuss the proposal Tuesday and the fire district’s board is scheduled to vote on it Thursday. Des Plaines council members and Elk Grove trustees have not voted on the plan.

The fire district has been shrinking over the years as unincorporated areas in its jurisdiction have been annexed by surrounding municipalities. The district now covers only about one square mile, including three manufactured home communities, the Roppolo subdivision northeast of Elk Grove, and several manufacturing areas.

According to a Mount Prospect financial analysis, the fire district is underfunded and will run out of operating cash next year. The fire district recently extended its contract with American Fire and Rescue to provide fire and EMS services through June and then, on a monthly basis, through December.

thanks Keith

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New home for Illinois apparatus (part 2) – Arkansas

More from Luke Whalen

Arkansas
Wilburn (Cleburne) X-Wauconda, IL Engine 3411 
Earle (Crittenden) X-Park Ridge, IL Engine 
Morriston (Fulton County) X-Lisle Woodridge, IL Engine 541 
Lake Hamilton (Garland County) X-Evergreen Park Truck 44
Marmaduke (Green County) X-Harlem Roscoe, IL Engine 3 
Floral (Independence County) X-Hazel Crest, IL Ambulance 1230
Joiner (Mississippi County) X-Rockton, IL Engine 1408
Oak Grove (Pulaski County) X-Itasca, IL Engine 810 
Colt (St. Francis County) X-Pleasantview, IL Engine 1511
Pangburn (White County) X-Mt. Morris, IL 5747 
Maynard (Randolph County) X-New Milford, IL Brush 

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 4-9-21

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

Benita Frieson, 73 years old, died after a fire near 49th Street and South Vincennes in Bronzeville on Friday night. Chicago firefighters responded about 10:30 p.m. to  the blaze. 

This was one of two fatal fires this past weekend in Chicago.

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-2-21 (more)

More on the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-2-21 from Eric Haak:

Here are some images of the April 2nd, 2-11 Alarm at 53rd and Laflin. This began as rear porches in the 2.5-story frame and quickly spread to the “B” side exposure.

2-11 alarm fire in Chicago

Eric Haak photo

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