Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 7-12-20

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Here are some shots from the 4th Battalion’s Still & Box Alarm @ 2257-2259 W Taylor St. Companies had two lines on a fire in the cockloft above a Mexican restaurant and some type of clothing store. See our site for more images.
 
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Drew @ Chi-Town Fire Photos
smoke from store front in Chicago

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E-ONE tower ladder in Chicago

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Chicago Firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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spare fire engine in Chicago

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2-Alarm fire in Lake Zurich, 7-12-20

From the Lake Zurich Fire Department Facebook page:

Lake Zurich Fire Rescue Department press release

Pierce Saber fire engine

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Lake Zurich fire scene

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Wheeling Fire Department news

From the Village of Wheeling Facebook page:

Congratulations to these esteemed Wheeling Fire Department employees who were recently promoted!

From the desk of Fire Chief Mike McGreal:

It is with great enthusiasm that I announce Lieutenant Steve Mella is promoted to the rank of deputy fire chief. Steve is a 25 year veteran of the Wheeling Fire Department, with 14 years at the rank of lieutenant. Steve has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin, Stout and has been a paramedic since 1994. Steve has collaborated with the public, local EMS systems and hospitals, neighboring fire departments, the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) elected officials, and local agencies. He was deployed to the Gulf Region in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as part of the Illinois MABAS response. Steve also was recently deployed to North Carolina for Hurricane Florence with Illinois Task Force 1, as a swift water technician.

With equal enthusiasm I announce that Firefighter Paramedic Dan Murdock is promoted to lieutenant. Dan has 20 years with the department and also served with the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District for 2 years. He was recently given the responsibility of team leader for the hazardous materials rescue/mitigation team. Dan is also certified in fire investigation and is a member of the department’s fire investigation team.

And saving the best for last, Management Analyst Ileen Bryer has been promoted to executive officer. Ileen spent 2 years with the Wheeling Police Department before coming over to the fire department for the last 5 years. She handles the day to day administrative functions of the department as well as all facets of the medical billing program, manages and participates in the Cook County Pharmaceutical Dispensing plan, manages/updates the Cook County Hazard Mitigation Plan, manages the departments records management system Imagetrend™ and Aladtec™ scheduling system, and chairs the village’s Threat Hazard Identification Risk Analysis (THIRA).

Wheeling FD Deputy Chief Steve Mella

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Wheeling FD Lieutenant Dan Murdock

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New buggy for Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Battalion 51

pickup truck for battalion chief

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pickup truck for battalion chief

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Multi-vehicle crash in Niles, 7-10-20

Excerpts from the Journal-topics.com:

A high-speed crash Friday evening in Niles damaged six vehicles, but resulted in only minor injuries.

Police did not initially say how fast the black Volkswagen Jetta, driven by a 34-year-old Des Plaines man, was going westbound on Oakton Street as it approached Prospect Street. However, it was learned the Jetta somehow drove into the eastbound lanes just east of Prospect and struck a white GMC SUV driven by a 49-year-old Morton Grove woman.

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Here are photos of a multi vehicle crash in Niles on July 10th in the 8200 Block of Oakton. 
wreckage of car after bad crash

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wreckage of car after bad crash

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Ford Explorer fire chief

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Box Alarm fire in Wheeling, 7-10-20 (more

Brief video from Larry Shapiro of the Box Alarm fire in Wheeling, 7-10-20

 

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Box Alarm fire in Wheeling, 7-10-20

Wheeling firefighters and neighboring auto-aid companies were dispatched for a confirmed fire at 15 Brougham Drive shortly before 4PM on Friday (7/10/20). Police officers were confirming a fire and the header was visible for miles from a burning mobile home in the Whippletree Village mobile home community off of McHenry Road in Wheeling. First arriving companies found a mobile home trailer completely engulfed by fire with flames communicating to neighboring units on either side. Initial reports which proved to be inaccurate were that two children might have been trapped inside. The first engine company on the scene initiated a defensive attack. Both Wheeling engines had lines off and all auto aid and mutual aid companies provided manpower support.

Crews attacked fire in three mobile homes and dealt with high ambient temperatures. The original fire building was destroyed and the adjacent units suffered extensive damage to the point of becoming uninhabitable.

Wheeling firefighters were assisted by firefighters from Prospect Heights, Buffalo Grove, Northbrook, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Long Grove, Schaumburg, Palatine, Palatine Rural, Rolling Meadows, Lake Forest, and Lake Zurich.

heavy smoke from trailer fire

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Firefighters use a 2 1/2" hand line to battle trailer fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters use a 2 1/2" hand line to battle trailer fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters use a 2 1/2" hand line to battle trailer fire

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New engine for Mount Prospect (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

I happened across Mount Prospect Engine 14 at the grocery store and the guys were kind enough to let me grab a shot

2019 Pierce Dash CF PUC pumper

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Park Ridge Fire Department history

Found on Facebook:

1959 Pirsch fire engine for sale

click to download

thanks Dennis

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Park Ridge Fire Department history

Found on Facebook:

antique Pirsch fire engine going home

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thanks Dennis

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