More historic Chicago Fire Department images
Not shown in photos but also on display were the replica of LA County Squad 51 and a Chicago Ridge engine.
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This from D. Herndobler:
A couple weeks back, I paid a visit to West Chicago Station 8, and was able to get a couple photos of Squad 8.
- 2008, Rosenbauer, Panther 1500.
- 1,500-gallon water tank
- 200 gallons of foam
- 500 lbs of dry chem
- 1,850-GPM pump
- Rhino Low-Attack bumper turret
This from reader Eric Haak:
Still & Box Alarm @ 47th and Knox on June 27th. Engine 34 pulled up just before 1:45 pm to the Right Away Pallet Company and within 2 minutes called for the box. The area involved was a 125 x 125 storage lot stacked tight with 10-foot tall columns of pallets. Engine 34 fed Tower Ladder 54 inside the company’s yard while Truck 52 pulled into a lot to the west of the involved area and was fed by Engine 123. Tower Ladder 39 set up in the empty parking lot to the south of the pallet yard and was fed by Engine 32. A total of 5 lines were used to bring the blaze under control and 2-2-5 struck out the box @ 2:38.
Hank Sajovic also went to the scene and submitted a few images.
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This from Jim Skrabel:
Thought you may want a few photos of the fire in Plainfield on Rolf road. The address was 23648 Rolf Road. One house totally destroyed and there was heavy damage to another.
The Herald News Sun has an article that states:
Fire destroyed one house and damaged another Wednesday night in the 23600 block of Rolf Road.
No one was injured in the fire, which Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said was reported at 5:41 p.m.
“Crews arrived to find the front of the two-story house on fire, the car on the driveway had started on fire and there were flames on the wall of the house next door from the heavy winds,” Stratton said.
The entire article can be found HERE.
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THE GARDNER VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT in Gardner, Illinois, is no more after a Grundy County judge ordered them to cease operations. The Gardner Fire Protection District is responsible for providing fire and ems services to a large area and had been contracting fire and ambulance service to the GVFD to cover the town and immediate area.
Last week the judge ordered the sheriff to seize all the property of the VFD and return it to the FPD. On Monday a moving crew showed up at the firehouse and removed all the property including the emergency vehicles, furnishings, fire equipment, running gear, etc. Everything except the real estate was transferred over to the FPD.
Despite the volunteer’s claim that it will now take ten minutes for a fire engine to arrive, the fire protection district had already prepared to maintain coverage in the town by transferring fire apparatus and an ambulance from other areas into a temporary facility set up at the town hall. Many of the Gardner volunteers have been accepted onto the rolls of the district.
Read the entire article HERE which includes a video from WBBM-TV Ch. 2 Chicago.
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The Chicago City Council is proposing an ordinance to identify and brand dangerous buildings with a scarlet ‘X’. The Chicago Tribune reports that:
Firefighters, cops and paramedics arriving at dangerous, vacant buildings would be warned by emergency dispatchers and bright reflective signs under new city efforts to avoid another disaster like the December 2010 roof collapse that claimed the lives of two firefighters.
Earlier this year, the city began compiling a list of dangerous buildings for 911 dispatchers, who will warn first responders en route to those sites. And the City Council Zoning Committee on Monday endorsed a measure to put 2-foot by 2-foot reflective signs, each with a large red “X,” on those buildings.
The entire article can be found HERE.
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