Archive for November 18th, 2012

Chicago Fire Department moves to digital radios

This from Dave Weaver:

Chicago FD Transition From VHF Analog Radio System KSC711 To UHF Digital Radio System WPSG985 11/18/12 0800 Hours Recording
Direct Links To Feeds:
Chicago Tower (Incident Board)
DeKalb Tower
Joliet Tower
Northwest Cook Co Trunked Feed
North Cook/DuPage Co Feed
South Cook Co/NW IN Feed
Dave Weaver

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CFD switches to digital radios … last analog fire

This from Eric Haak:

At 0656 hrs Sunday morning, Engine 62 pulled up in front of the vacant 2-story ordinary at 10901 S. Michigan in Chicago and reported the last working fire to be communicated over the old analog radio system.  It took less than 10 minutes to knock it out as Engine 62 led a line through the front door to the first floor.  Engine 93 took the hydrant at the corner of 109th and Edbrooke Avenue and led out to the basement.  Truck 42 was RIT.

Chicago apartment fire 10901 S. Michigan Avenue

Eric Haak photo

Chicago apartment fire 10901 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago Truck 42

Eric Haak photo

Chicago apartment fire 10901 S. Michigan AvenueEric Haak photo

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New ambulances for Arlington Heights

The Arlington Heights Fire Department has taken delivery of two new IHC 4300/Medtec ambulances. These are the first Type I ambulances in Arlington Heights.

new ambulances for Arlington Heights Fire Department

Foster Coach photo

thanks Martin

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