Archive for September 2nd, 2011

Chicago Heights firefighter injured

Martin Nowak found this article in the Southtown Star about a firefighter injury in Chicago Heights on Thursday. Excerpts from the article which includes a photo gallery:

A Chicago Heights firefighter was injured in an early morning blaze Thursday in an abandoned house at 1235 Vincennes Ave.

The fire department was called at 3:23 a.m. and found the first and second floors in the rear of the wood-frame house engulfed in flames, assistant fire chief Jamie Angell said

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Forest Park Box Alarm 9-2-11

Firefighters in Forest Park pulled up on a fire this morning before 4AM at 7230 W. Madison and immediately requested a MABAS Box Alarm for assistance. They had heavy fire in the rear of a commercial building that housed a restaurant on the first floor and a bar above it. The Forest Park tower ladder went to work along with a truck from Berwyn. Cicero, Oak Park, River Forest, Riverside, and North Riverside companies all responded either on the bo or the initial alarm.

The box was struck out after several hours. The Chicago Tribune has a brief article HERE.

The blaze broke out about 4 a.m. on the back porch of Skrine Chops, 7230 W. Madison St. and spread to the rest of the building, said Forest Park Fire Chief Steve Glinke.

Tim Olk was at the scene and submitted several images. He has a gallery HERE.

Forest Park restaurant fire on Madison Street 9-2-11

Flames vent out of the second floor windows as the Berwyn aerial ladder and Forest Park tower ladder work in front of the building Tim Olk photo

 

Forest Park restaurant fire on Madison Street 9-2-11

A chief officer directs firefighters working after the fire was extinguished. Tim Olk photo

 

Forest Park restaurant fire on Madison Street 9-2-11

Forest Park Tower 403 hits fire that is still burning on the second floor where the roof has collapsed. Tim Olk photo

Forest Park restaurant fire on Madison Street 9-2-11

The North Riverside tower ladder was staged down the street. Tim Olk photo

Forest Park restaurant fire on Madison Street 9-2-11

This view from a building across the street shows the roof in on the fire building as both elevated master streams and firefighters on the neighboring roof pour water inside. Tim Olk photo

 

Forest Park restaurant fire on Madison Street 9-2-11

The fire reportedly originated in the rear of the structure. Tim Olk photo

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Skokie responds to man trapped under a car

Jeff Rudolph submitted images from a response in Skokie this week and provided the following description:

08/30/11 –¬†1500hrs;¬†7700 blk. of Kilbourn
Came in as a report of a child pinned under a vehicle. Skokie dispatched a full extrication assignment of 2 engines, a truck, the squad, an ambulance, and B/C. On arrival, Engine 16 determined it was not in fact a child, but an adult male ( who was slightly intoxicated ) . He had jacked up one side of his car and slid under to make some repairs to his exhaust. He got himself wedged under the exhaust, and his buddy ( who was slightly intoxicated ) attempted to help, but only made matters worse. When Squad 18 arrived, they chocked the vehicle and used airbags to lift it off of him. He slid out with only some minor abrasions, did not want transport, and his exhaust was still in need of repair.
Skokie Fire Department man stuck under a car 8-30-11

Skokie firefighters responded to a man trapped under a car in the 7700 block of Kilbourn. Jeff Rudolph photo

Skokie Fire Department man stuck under a car 8-30-11

A man attempting to perform repairs underneath his car became stuck and needed the help of firefighters to get out. Jeff Rudolph photo

Skokie Fire Department man stuck under a car 8-30-11

Firefighters used airbags to lift the car so they could remove get the man out. Jeff Rudolph photo

Skokie Fire Department man stuck under a car 8-30-11

After the car was chocked and the rear was elevated with air bags, firefighters were able to assist the man out from underneath the car. Jeff Rudolpho photo

Skokie Fire Department man stuck under a car 8-30-11

After being pulled free from the car, the man was not injured and refused transport to the hospital. Jeff Rudolph photo

Skokie Fire Department Tower Ladder 16 Pierce Dash tower ladder

Skokie Tower 16 was one of the companies dispatched tot he scene. Jeff Rudolph photo

Skokie Fire Department man stuck under a car 8-30-11

Skokie Battalion 16. Jeff Rudolph photo

Jeff has more photos HERE.

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