Archive for August 25th, 2011

Chicago firefighters injured on the south side – update

11:30PM – the Chicago Tribune has a photo gallery HERE from the scene which shows some of the injured firefighters being transported by EMS. It has been reported that the firefighter who was transported to Mt. Sinai has been released.

Another unconfirmed report mentions a third firefighter being treated at Loyola Medical Center with serious injuries.

The Tribune also reports that:

One of the injured firefighters was identified by family members as Kevin Abdullah, 49. Fire officials did not confirm any of the names of the injured firefighters.

Other articles are HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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Chicago firefighters injured on the south side – update

Reports at this hour (9PM) are that two firefighters are being transported from Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn to Loyola Hospital in Maywood with serious burns. Commissioner Hoff stated that the two were on the nozzle fighting the fire on the second floor when either the room flashed or the fire got behind them. They issued a mayday and were rescued almost immediately. The two are from the same engine company, a captain with 23 years on the job and a firefighter with two years on the job.

More from the Tribune:

Firefighters had ventilated the roof before moving into the house, but were trapped in the attic area when it “lit up,” said Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff.

Two of the injured firefighters were quickly rescued but suffered burns to their hands and face. One of those firefighters also suffered burns to his respiratory system, Hoff said.

Both were taken in serious-to-critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn but were expected to be transferred to the Loyola University Hospital Burn Unit, Hoff said.

Fox News reports that the injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

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Chicago firefighters injured on the south side

The Chicago Tribune posted the following article which was updated at 8:30PM

3 firefighters injured in South Side fire

Staff report8:30 p.m. CDT, August 25, 2011

Three firefighters were injured, two in critical condition, in a fire that broke out tonight in the city’s West Englewood neighborhood, police said.

The fire broke out this evening at a structure located on the 7000 block of South Justine Street, police said.

Two firefighters were taken in serious-to-critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and another in fair condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, said Fire Department Chief Kevin MacGregor.  said.

At least eight residents were displaced in the fire.

The following is from

3 Firefighters Seriously Injured in Englewood Fire

Updated: Thursday, 25 Aug 2011, 8:22 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 25 Aug 2011, 8:22 PM CDT

Sun-Times Media Wire

Chicago – Firefighters are battling a house fire in the South Side Englewood neighborhood Thursday evening.

The call for a house fire at 7032 S. Justine St. came in about 6:45 p.m., according to police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien said. He said the fire has displaced several people.

Three firefighters were seriously injured, according to a police source.

A still-and-box alarm and EMS Plan I — which automatically sends five ambulances– were called for the fire, according to unconfirmed dispatch reports. The EMS Plan 1 was secured at 7:55 p.m.

The firefighters were transported from the scene to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and Mount Sinai Hospital, according to unconfirmed dispatch reports.

Fire Media Affairs was not immediately available for comment.

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Wauconda awaits new ambulance

The Wauconda Fire District in MABAS Division 4 has ordered a new ambulance from Medtec. The new Type I on a Freightliner Business Class chassis is expected in October.

With the arrival of the new unit, two older ambulances will be taken out of service. The 1991 IHC 4700/Road Rescue will be disposed of. The body of the 1997 IHC 4700/Road Rescue will be removed and scrapped but the chassis will become the base for a new joint hose tender with Countryside, and will replace Tender 411 which is a 1978 Peterbilt 1978/1989 Pierce. The body for the hose tender has yet to be finalized.

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Abbott Fire Department updated

Jeff Rudolph submitted images of two units belonging to the Abbott Fire Department running out of Libertyville Station 3.

Abbott Fire Department Illinois


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