Archive for March 7th, 2012

New network TV show based in Chicago .. – update

Work is progressing towards production of the new TV show based on Chicago firefighters. Reportedly they filmed a structure burn this week and several of the actors are riding with Southside companies to gain experience and see what happens in the real world … which of course may have nothing to do with the reel world.

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St. Charles Box Alarm 3-6-12

St. Charles firefighters were called to a house at 2010 Cambridge Dr shortly after noon on Tuesday (3-6-12) and found fire on the front porch of a two-story house. Heavy winds were pushing the fire into the house and the alarm was elevated to a MABAS Box Alarm.

The Batavia Patch reported that:

Six departments were called Tuesday afternoon to help battle a St. Charles house fire that sent one firefighter to the hospital.

The unnamed firefighter was treated and released from Delnor Hospital after suffering minor injuries while on the scene of the fire, located at 2010 Cambridge Drive.

John Tulipano went to the scene and:

I arrived in time for overhaul pictures, heavy fire on arrival completely burned the front wall all the way down to studs.

He submitted several images from the scene.

house fire on Cambridge in St Charles IL 3-6-12

Firefighters in a second floor bedroom clear debris. John Tulipano photo

house fire on Cambridge in St Charles IL 3-6-12 Engine 103 Seagrave

St Charles Engine103 was on a hydrant. John Tulipano photo

house fire on Cambridge in St Charles IL 3-6-12

Fire investigators examine the suspected area of origin. John Tulipano photo

house fire on Cambridge in St Charles IL 3-6-12

A chief officer and firefighters standby while others overhaul the house. John Tulipano photo

house fire on Cambridge in St Charles IL 3-6-12

A firefighter overhauling the exterior. John Tulipano photo

Carol Stream Fire District Squad 27A

Carol Stream Squad currently lettered as Squad 27A was at the scene. John Tulipano photo

More photos can be viewed HERE.

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Hale Products to consolidate in Florida

Though it’s not something related to the Chicago area … Firegeezzer.com has an article HERE¬†which states that Hale Products with facilities in Conshohocken, PA and Ocala, FL will consolidate their operations in Florida and leave Pennsylvania where they were founded in 1914.

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MABAS Division 1 MVU-1 has first job

The Mobile Ventilation Unit that has been assigned to MABAS Division 1 was deployed Tuesday for the first time. Housed in Wheeling, MVU-1 was special called to assist the Schaumburg Fire Department at 1365 Mitchell Boulevard. A gas pipe inside a large commercial warehouse was broken and a significant amount of gas filled the building before the flow could be stopped. Schaumburg companies had overhead doors and skylight vents open and requested the MVU to assist in clearing the remaining gas from the building.

MABAS Mobile Ventilation Unit works in Schaumburg

Schaumburg firefighters get briefed on the operation of the Division 1 MVU. Larry Shapiro photo

MABAS Mobile Ventilation Unit works in Schaumburg

One firefighter from Wheeling, where the MVU is housed, brings the unit to a scene when it is requested. Larry Shapiro photo

MABAS Mobile Ventilation Unit works in Schaumburg

A Schaumburg firefighter adjusts the fan as the driver from Wheeling looks on. Larry Shapiro photo

MABAS Mobile Ventilation Unit works in Schaumburg

Schaumburg Battalion Chief Rick Anderson observes the new unit working. Larry Shapiro photo

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