Archive for May, 2012

Homewood Acres receives engine

This from Keith Grzadziel:

I just passed the Homewood Acres station and spotted another “new” engine parked alongside the X-Burbank Mack. It is the X-Plainfield Engine 1912, a Ford C8000/Pierce. Not sure of the year or GPM but I know it has a 1000 gal capacity. Sorry about the crude pics I attached, but its a sneak peek. Have a safe holiday weekend!

 

Homewood Acres FPD

X-Plainfield Ford C-8000/Pierce engine at the Homewood Acres FPD. Keith Grzadziel photo

Homewood Acres Fire Protection District

X-Plainfield Ford C-8000/Pierce engine at the Homewood Acres FPD. Keith Grzadziel photo

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3-11 on Chicago’s North side 5-27-12

The Chicago Tribune has an article about the 3-11 on North Kenmore Sunday morning.

Eight residents, six firefighters and one police officer were hospitalized with minor injuries after the fire broke out, Chicago Fire Department officials said. More than 150 firefighters and 20 vehicles responded about 11 a.m. to find people hanging out of windows. But by that time, neighbors had already rushed to their aid.

The fire’s only fatality was a dog that EMTs were not able to save, neighbors said. While no one was critically injured, the fire left dozens of residents living in the apartment building temporarily homeless. District Chief Timothy Sampey said it could have been much worse.

“The firefighters definitely did a phenomenal job … even the civilians were very helpful,” Sampey said. “It saved on many more casualties that could have happened.”

Firefighters rescued 28 people and several pets from the burning building, Sampey said.
Jon Fajardo, 29, was among 13 people who escaped by climbing down the firefighters’ ladders.

3-11 Alarm Fire in Chicago 5-27-12

Two paramedics tend to an injured firefighter after a 3-11 alarm fire on the 6100 block of North Kenmore Avenue in Chicago Sunday. The fire sent at least five firefighters to the hospital with heat exhaustion and several residents were also injured. — Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune, May 27, 2012

3-11 Alarm fire on Chicago;'s North Side 5-27-12

A firefighter suffering from heat exhaustion is taken away on a stretcher after a 3-11 alarm fire which injured 15 at an apartment building on the 6100 block of North Kenmore Avenue in Chicago on Sunday. — Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune, May 27, 2012

More photos are HERE.

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CFD receives new academy engine

This From Dennis McGuire, Jr. on Friday:

Today the new academy engine showed up at the academy. Here are the specs;
10/10/2011 Spartan/Crimson
1500/500 (Unknown if there is foam)
Vin# 4S7AT2E96CC074720
serial# 211032-01
Shop# D-656
Chicago Fire Department Quinn Fire Academy engine

The new CFD Quinn Fire Academy engine that carries shop #D-656 arrived at the academy 5-25-12. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago Fire Department Quinn Fire Academy

The two fire academy engines together. The newer model is branded Spartan ERV and the older is a Spartan Luverne. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Also here are the specs for the new engine at O’Hare (Engine 12S)
10/10/2011 Spartan/Crimson
1500/500 (Unknown if there is foam)
Vin# 4S7AT2E90CC074888
Serial# 211033-01
No AVF# number so far.

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Memorial Day Tribute to Fallen Firefighters

The Chicago Tribune has a story about a tribute on Monday to Chicago’s fallen firefighters.

The 80th Annual Memorial Day Parade and Mass is scheduled for Monday to honor deceased members of the Chicago Fire Department and the department’s American Legion Post No. 667.

Uniformed members will meet at 9:15 a.m. at the corner of Morgan Avenue and Roosevelt Road, and a procession led by the Chicago Fire Department Pipes and Drums will begin at 9:30 a.m., officials said. A mass will follow at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd.

The entire article can be found HERE.

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Who is behind radioman911.com

Firegeezer.com has an article HERE about the man behind radioman911.com.

FAMED DISPATCH SCANNER AND RECORDIST “RADIOMAN” has shed his anonymnity.  After 3+ years of monitoring and live-streaming fire activity in the greater Chicago area, he has decided to let the masses know his real moniker is Dave Weaver.

Dave has a great service set up for anybody interested in emergency incidents by webcasting the dispatch and working channels of fire incidents.  He’s very efficient, too.  When you log on tohttp://justin.tv/radioman911 you will notice right away that there are separate channels coming out of each of your computer stereo speakers.  More coverage for you that way.

The article includes a video link to a story done last week on WLS-TV in Chicago about the radio coverage of the NATO Summit.

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Maywood 3rd Alarm fire 5-26-12

The Chicago Tribune reports that:

Between 20 and 25 people were displaced when two 3-story apartment buildings burned down in Maywood Friday night.

The 3-11 alarm fire on the 1000 block of 11th Avenue brought firefighters from a dozen surrounding communities as crews battled flames for about two hours, Maywood Fire Chief John Cadigan said.

The first alarm was sounded about 9:30 p.m. Investigators remained on the scene after midnight Saturday morning, Cadigan said. It was too early to say what caused the fire.

The complete article can be found HERE.

Steve Redick went to the scene and arrived after the fire was out. He submitted several images from the scene.

Maywood Fire Department apartment building fire 5-25-12

Steve Redick photo

Maywood Fire Department apartment building fire 5-25-12

Steve Redick photo

Maywood Fire Department apartment building fire 5-25-12

Steve Redick photo

Maywood Fire Department apartment building fire 5-25-12

Steve Redick

Maywood Fire Department apartment building fire 5-25-12

Steve Redick photo

Maywood Fire Department apartment building fire 5-25-12

Steve Redick photo

Maywood Fire Department apartment building fire 5-25-12

Steve Redick photo

Maywood Fire Department apartment building fire 5-25-12

Steve Redick photo

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Elk Grove Village seeking fire chief


Position: Fire Chief

help wanted

Job Summary
Position: Fire Chief
Employer: Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Location: Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States

Description:

Elk Grove Village, Illinois, (pop. 33, 127), a strategically located progressive community that is home to the largest consolidated business park in North America is seeking a progressive fire service professional as a candidate for its Fire Chief position. Elk Grove Village is located in Cook…

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New Lenox is added to the site

New Lenox Fire Protection District Station 1

New Lenox Fire Protection District Fire Station 1. Larry Shapiro photo

In MABAS Division 19, the four stations of the New Lenox Fire Protection District have been added to the site. New Lenox has a combination of career and contract personnel that staff four ambulances, four engines, and a truck. The ambulances are a mixture of Horton and Medtec. The engines are from Pierce and Sutphen, and the truck is a Pierce.

Engine 1631, a 2009 Sutphen Shield Series, was mentioned in a previous post because it was a Sutphen demo unit that spent time at the Joliet Speedway before being purchased by New Lenox.

A few other interesting pieces of apparatus at New Lenox Station 1 include a 1993 Oshkosh TA-3000 ARFF (X-Navy) which is available through MABAS as a tanker or as a foam tender for over-the-road tankers and industrial fires.

New Lenox Fire Protection District Oshkosh ARFF

Larry Shapiro photo

New Lenox also purchased a 1971 Oshkosh/Pierce 75′ Snorkel from the Hillsboro Fire Department.

New Lenox FPD 1971 Oshkosh Pierce Snorkel

Larry Shapiro photo

Hillsboro Fire Department 1971 Oshkosh Snorkel

Hillsboro Fire Department 1971 Oshkosh Pierce 75' Snorkel. Bill Friedrich photo

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Dog saves family from fire

The Chicago Tribune has an article describing the efforts of a dog in alerting the family to a fire in their home:

A mother and her two kids escaped their burning home in Plainfield after the family dog– Payton – alerted them to the fire about 11:45 p.m. Thursday.

Fire crews were dispatched to the home in the 16000 block of South River Road and found heavy fire coming out of the walk-out basement in the back, Stratton said.

“The whole back of the house, heavy wind blowing into it, blew it right into the structure.”

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CFD website updates

There have been several long overdue updates made to CFD houses on the website:

thanks to all that have provided images and information that helps to keep the site accurate

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