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Chicago FD Administrative Order A-03-19

Chicago FD Administrative Order A-03-19 Chicago FD Paramedic Field Chief 4-5-9 district

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3-Alarm fire in Crystal Lake, 3-18-19 (more)

From the Crystal Lake Fire Department:

On March 18, 2019 at 2:54 pm, the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department responded for a reported structure fire at 6207 Commercial Rd in Crystal Lake. Initial arriving crews, at 2:58 pm, reported heavy black smoke coming from the business (Diesel Redemption).  The caller had reported the business was working with a cutting torch and that the building was on fire. Fire units quickly switched to a defensive mode, operating from the outside of the building using hose lines and three ladder trucks. There were no injuries to the occupants or firefighters.

Mutual aid agencies were called to assist Crystal Lake utilizing the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS). Crystal Lake command requested a third alarm.

A firewall in the center of the structure held the fire from spreading throughout the entire building which did not have fire sprinklers. A roof collapse and partial wall collapse were sustained in the area where the fire started.

The fire was deemed under control at 4:19 pm. Crews remained on scene extinguishing hot spots. Fire investigators from Crystal Lake and surrounding communities plus the Office of the State Fire Marshal are investigating the cause of the fire. A damage estimate is not yet available.

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Box Alarm fire in Crystal Lake, 3-19-19

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-18-19

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images from the Chicago Fire Department’s Still & Box on Monday afternoon (3/18). The fire was in a 3-story, 75 x 100, ordinary building at the corner of Lake and Lockwood. Companies went defensive about a half hour in and two additional truck companies were requested. The fire was struck out in just under 2 hours.

Chicago Firefighters battle fire in a 3-story building

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Chicago FD Engine 96

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago FD Engine 96

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Chicago Firefighters battle fire in a 3-story building

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Chicago FD Engine 95 on a hydrant

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Shed fire in unincorporated Palatine, 3-18-19 (more)

More photos of the Shed fire in unincorporated Palatine, 3-18-19

residents watch shed fire in back yard

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shed fire at 21100 Shirley Road in unincorporated Palatine

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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

Chicago firefighters rescued a 36-year-old paraplegic man and carried him out in a blanket from a burning home in Englewood Monday morning. The fire broke out in a 1 and 1/2 story home in the 6900-block of South Parnell Avenue at about 1:55 a.m.  He was transported to St. Bernard Hospital and suffered a minor burn to his abdomen.

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3-Alarm fire in Crystal Lake, 3-18-19

Commercial fire at 6207 Commercial Road in Crystal Lake

massive smoke and flames from commercial building fire

3-Alarm fire at 6207 Commercial Road in Crystal Lake. Rob Roderick photo

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Shed fire in unincorporated Palatine, 3-18-19

Lake Zurich firefighters were sent to 21100 Shirley Road in unincorporated Palatine this morning (3/18/19) for a barn fire. Reports were that chickens and horses were inside the small barn and most if not all appeared to have escaped. A huge header was visible for miles, but companies got water on the fire very quickly and the fire was knocked down within 15 minutes though there was considerable overhaul which kept them busy for close to an hour.

Units at the scene in addition to Lake Zurich companies were a Wauconda tower ladder, tankers from Long Grove, Barrington Countryside, and the Countryside FPD along with engines from Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, and Fox River Grove. Barrington Ambulance 1 was at the scene for rehab. 

Photos from the Lake Zurich FD Facebook page

shed fire at 21100 Shirley Road in unincorporated Palatine

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shed fire at 21100 Shirley Road in unincorporated Palatine

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Lake Zurich FD engine with lines off at fire

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shed fire at 21100 Shirley Road in unincorporated Palatine

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shed fire at 21100 Shirley Road in unincorporated Palatine

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New ambulance for the Hebron-Alden-Greenwood FPD

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

Brand new custom Horton conversion on a Ford F550 chassis.
Hebron-Alden-Greenwood FPD Ambulance 2A40

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new ambulance for the Hebron-Alden-Greenwood FPD

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chevron striping on rear of new ambulance

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interior of new ambulance with Stryker power cot

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thanks Ron

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3/12/19

This from Steve Redick:

Took this in around 2230 Tuesday night at 2258 S. Blue Island Avenue. It sounded promising. A metal clad warehouse butted up against another building. Interesting that the size-up was no exposure problem yet it seemed obvious that there was a high potential, in fact they reported  some fire in the adjoining building on fireground. TL 5 with the new rig as well as 28 with a new pumper and I guess what must be a spare command van. 
More photos HERE:
 
Steve

Chicago fire scene at night

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 at work

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Chicago FD Engine 18

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 at work

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Chicago FD spare command van

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Chicago FD Engine 28

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Chicago FD Engine 28

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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