Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 4/15/15

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.

Took in this Still and Box at around 6am this Saturday. Engine Co. 115 was the 1st engine on scene and found heavy smoke inside of an unoccupied, one-sty, 150×100 grocery store. Upon entry the fire was found to be in the loading dock area with no structural involvement.
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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

CFD battalion chief at fire scene

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago FD Engine 120

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Naperville FD makes presentation to the historical society

Naperville FD makes presentation to the historical society:

Naperville Fire Chief Mark Puknaitis and Bureau Chief of Community Services Andy Dina presented Naper Settlement with the Naperville Fire Department’s 2012 inaugural composite photo that represented all 202 members of the department. Each member of the department, including 185 firefighters and administrative staff, was photographed and the individual photos were assembled into a 40-inch by 40-inch composite.

Chief Puknaitis said, “We have never done anything like this composite photograph before. We are creating a legacy. If we don’t do this, the history will be lost.”

The photographs will be added to Naper Settlement’s Naperville Fire Department Collection, which dates back to the department’s founding in 1874, and includes photographs, objects, artifacts and the Joe Naper Pumper, Naperville’s first piece of firefighting equipment. The Naperville Fire Department is one of the oldest continuously operating fire departments in the United States.

Bureau Chief Dina said, “We wanted to donate the composite photo to Naper Settlement, which is preserving our history for us.”

“We are proud to support the Naperville Fire Department,” Naper Settlement President and CEO Rena Tamayo-Calabrese said. “Through their donation, we continue to be the institutional memory of the community.”

 

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New squad for Montgomery & Countryside FPD

This from Larry Shapiro:

The only northern Illinois rig that I’ve spotted in this year’s FDIC exhibits is a new E-ONE/Typhoon HDR for Montgomery & Countryside.

E-ONE fire truck at FDIC 2015

Larry Shapiro photo

E-ONE fire truck at FDIC 2015

Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2015 in the Lukas Oil Stadium ©Larry Shapiro

FDIC 2015 in the Lukas Oil Stadium ©Larry Shapiro

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Tornado drill north of the border

This from Asher Heimermann:

“Operation Triple Tornado”, an emergency preparedness exercise with the Wisconsin National Guard 157th Brigade and Ozaukee County Emergency Management was held Saturday, April 18, 2015.
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fire department mobile command post

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National Guard training for disasters

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fire department rural water supply with portable tank

Asher Heimermann photo

National Guard training for disasters

Asher Heimermann photo

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Berwyn orders new ambulances

From Fire Service, Inc:

Fire Service Inc. would like to thank Chief Denis O’Halloran and the City of Berwyn Fire Department on their order for two Wheeled Coach Type III ambulances. This makes 12 Wheeled Coach units since 2006! We are grateful for their continued business, and as always, for being a long term member of the Fire Service,Inc. family!
Delivery anticipated late summer.

 

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CFD Ambulance updates

CFD ambulance updates from Josh Boyajian:

Ambulance Co. 6 – 2014 Ford E-450/Wheeled Coach Type III Ambulance Shop #C174
CFD Ambulance 6

CFD Ambulance 6. Josh Boyajian photo

Ambulance Co. 13 – 2014 Ford E-450/Wheeled Coach Type III Ambulance Shop #C154
CFD Ambulance 13

CFD Ambulance 13. Josh Boyajian photo

Ambulance Co. 34 – 2014 Ford E-450/Wheeled Coach Type III Ambulance Shop #C180
CFD Ambulance 34

CFD Ambulance 34. Josh Boyajian photo

Ambulance Co. 61 @ Engine 112 -2009 Ford F-450/Braun Type I Ambulance Shop #C146 x-Ambulance 80
CFD Ambulance 61

CFD Ambulance 61. Josh Boyajian photo

CFD Ambulance 14

CFD Ambulance 14. Josh Boyajian photo

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Vintage CFD fire scene

From the collection of Wayne Stuart – unknown date, location, and photographer

Vintage CFD fire scene, photographer unknown

Vintage CFD fire scene. Wayne Stuart collection

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St Charles FD receives ISO Class 1 rating

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

The City of St. Charles has been awarded a Class 1 rating for fire protection from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), designating St. Charles as one of only 99 cities out of 45,000 surveyed in the United States to earn the elite ISO Class 1 status. This ranking could translate into lower fire insurance rates for St. Charles residents and businesses.

The St. Charles Fire Department is one of only 23 fire departments in the country to hold both the ISO Class 1 rating and International Accreditation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

ISO’s Public Protection Classification ratings are utilized to help establish appropriate fire insurance premiums for residential, commercial and industrial properties. The program provides an objective countrywide standard that helps fire departments plan and budget for facilities, equipment and training. ISO’s evaluation program includes 10 classifications, with 1 being the highest and 10 being the lowest.

The City of St. Charles scored 93.81 points out of 105.5 possible points during an ISO audit in January of this year. The rating is based upon a comprehensive review of fire department capabilities and efforts (50 percent), the water supply system (40 percent) and the emergency communications system (10 percent).

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House fire in Niles, 4-23-15

This from Steve Redick:

Yesterday, 6706  Harts Rd … kind of an off the beaten path spot. I arrived before any of the extra companies, but this job was well in hand. A couple of decent shots of the new Niles Engine 2 with the ladder rack deployed.
Steve Redick photo

Steve Redick photo

firemen vent roof of a house

Steve Redick photo

firemen at fire scene

Steve Redick photo

Pierce Dash CF PUC fire engine

Steve Redick photo

Niles Fire Department fire engine

Steve Redick photo

house after fire

Steve Redick photo

firemen use hydraulic ladder rack

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Niles Fire Department fire trucks

Steve Redick photo

North Maine FPD fire engine

Steve Redick photo

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Vintage Chicago fire scene …

This from Steve Redick:

I just returned from Arkansas … I brought back the rest of my father’s fire collection and was surprised to find this. A 5-11 and 4 Specials at 32nd Place & Bensen. I remember dad took this in while I was at school, and I hadn’t seen this photo for many years. I believe the snorkel setting up may have been SS-1. Most of the shots of this fire I have seen are black & white.

classic Chicago fire scene

Warren Redick photo

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