Houe fire in Munster, IN – 3/29/15

This from Brad Steinweg:

I was at home when a call came out for a house fire at 7946 Madison Avenue, in Munster (3/29/15). I stopped by and they had it knocked, but I got some photos. While operating at this scene they also received a call for smoke inside an apartment a couple blocks away from Station 2, which turned out to be burned food. Since most of the rigs were tied up at the other fire, they called Schererville and Lynwood for assistance on the 2nd call. At the 2nd call, I got a good shot of Lynwood’s Mack CF, one of the few Macks left in Cook County.

-Brad S.
firemen rolling hose after fighting a fire

Brad Steinweg photo

fire truck at fire scene

Brad Steinweg photo

Brad Steinweg photo

Brad Steinweg photo

house fire scene

Brad Steinweg photo

house fire scene

Brad Steinweg photo

fire engine

Brad Steinweg photo

American LaFrance tower ladder

Brad Steinweg photo

fire truck at fire scene

Brad Steinweg photo

Mack CF Fire engine

Brad Steinweg photo

Mack CF Fire engine

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Where are they now … Barrington Countryside

This from Bill Friedrich:

Good morning. Here is the x-Barrington Countryside Engine 3611. It is now at the Deer Creek FPD,IL (Bill Fricker photo)
E-ONE Typhoon fire engine

Barrington Engine 3611, 2004 E-ONE Typhoon 1250/960/40. Bill Friedrich photo

E-ONE Typhoon fire engine

Deer Creek FPD Engine 2, 2000 E-ONE Typhoon 1250/960/30 is X-Barrington Engine 3611. Bill Fricker photo

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm – 3/29/15

This from Eric Haak:

About 1610 hrs on Sunday afternoon (3/29) the Englewood Fire Alarm Office put out the report of a fire at Garfield and Damen.  The office boxed the incident very shortly afterward.  Engine 123 reported that they had a fully-involved 1.5-story frame on arrival.  Images in this gallery were taken about 20 minutes in.
Chicago FD Engine 123 at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

Chicago firemen at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

fireman working from tower ladder

Eric Haak photo

Chicago FD Engine 101 at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

house gutted by fire

Eric Haak photo

fireman working from tower ladder

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Box Alarm in Mundelein, March 29, 2015

Mundelein had a Box Alarm for the house fire at 240 Banbury Road around 4AM (3/29/15).

From the Mundelein Facebook page – click the link for a video from the scene

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Mundelein Fire Department photo

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Chicago FD History – Ward LaFrance (more)

Images from Dave Fornell’s collection illustrating Chicago’s Ford C-Series Ward LaFrance engines.

vintage Chicago fire scene photo

Dave Fornell collection

classic Ford Ward laFrance fire engine in Chicago

Dave Fornell collection

classic Ford Ward laFrance fire engine in Chicago

Dave Fornell collection

classic Ford Ward laFrance fire engine in Chicago

Dave Fornell collection

classic Ford Ward laFrance fire engine in Chicago

Dave Fornell collection

classic Ford Ward laFrance fire engine in Chicago

Dave Fornell collection

classic Ford Ward laFrance fire engine in Chicago

Dave Fornell collection

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New tower ladder for Bedford Park

From a reader:

Here is a pic of the new Bedford Park Tower 709, shown on their Facebook page, at the Pierce plant

Pierce tower ladder for Bedford Park

New tower ladder for Bedford Park.

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Working fire in McCook, 3/27/15

This from Josh Boyajian:

McCook had a fire Friday (3/27/15) in a restaurant at 9507 Joliet Rd. It seemed as they had some fire in the walls that started in the kitchen. I attached some photos I took of some roof work in the back of the building. Companies working were, McCook’s squad, Forest View’s engine, Brookfield’s truck, a Pleasantview quint, and Riverside’s truck.
fireman on roof at commercial fire

Josh Boyajian photo

firemen on roof at commercial fire

Josh Boyajian photo

Brookfield FD E-ONE ladder truck at fire scene

Josh Boyajian photo

firemen on roof at commercial fire

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Forest View fire engine at fire scene

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Aurora looks to add another fire station

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Aurora is looking to buy land on the northeast side for its 10th fire station. The plan is for Fire Station 10 to be on land at Nan Street and Bilter Road, just to the west of the entrance to the new parking lot of the Chicago Premium Outlets mall.

The City Council’s Finance Committee this week recommended a contract to purchase the land. It still needs to pass the Committee of the Whole and full City Council.

Lehman told the committee the Fire Department gets about 500 calls in the area near the mall, and it will only increase, “especially with future development coming in.”

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New ambulance for Bridgeview

This from Fire Service, Inc.:

Here are a few preliminary pics of the Bridgeview Fire Departments new Wheeled Coach Type I Ambulance. These were taken during the recent final inspection of their new unit. This is Bridgeview’s second Wheeled Coach. We will post additional pictures at final delivery. Lettering and striping will be completed at Fire Service prior to delivery to customer. Stay Tuned…..

interior of new ambulance

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rear of Type I ambulance

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ambulance on Ford F450 chassis

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New engine for Dolton

This from Josh Boyajian:

Here is a picture of Dolton's new Pierce Dash CF Demo Engine they just got delivered.

From the Pierce Flickr page:

new fire engine for Dolton IL

Pierce Dash CF PUC so 27444. Pierce composite

 

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