Archive for February 9th, 2013

CFD mayday at Still & Box 2-1-13 (pt2)

This from Steve Redick

Took in what I thought was just going to be a small job in the 5700 block of Newark, basically around the corner from Engine 119’s house. This wound up to be a mayday and 2-11 alarm. A large bungalow under rennovation, with fire reported to be on multiple floors. Operations were hampered by this fire ocurring in the midst of an ice and snow storm. Photos were near impossible to get, as the heavy snow ruined any flash photos, and the ambient light was not quite enough to get a decent shutter speed, so these photos are not anywhere near the usual quality I get. At any rate I was safely across the street watching routine operations when I heard some¬† hollering about someone fell into the basement. The DDC declared a mayday and there was quite a bit of commotion, but they had secured the injured guy very quickly. I found out later that the stairway from the first to 2nd floor collapsed..maybe due to the renovations taking place. I saw them remove 2 members from the scene on boards with collars, and a couple of walking wounded. All companies were ordered out of the building and a “par” was taken..a regroup took place and the job was completed. I really couldn’t determine much from my vantage point..maybe someone on the list who was at the fire could give us more info. The video is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPdpRw9hLZI&feature=share&list=UUQNVVA1yZrGs3x1_A-sC82w

Some photos are attached….I believe everyone is basically ok..I’m curious how this mayday went with all the new radios and channels…I think this may have been the first emergency since all the new radio stuff was implemented.

Steve

Chicago house fire

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Chicago house fire

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mayday at Chicago house fire firefighters injured

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mayday at Chicago house fire firefighters injured

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Chicago house fire

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Chicago Fire Department Engine 119

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mayday at Chicago house fire firefighters injured

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mayday at Chicago house fire firefighters injured

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Chicago Fire Department Engine 79

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Berwyn Box Alarm 2-7-13

This from Drew Gresik:

I took in the Box Alarm in Berwyn Thursday night at 1509 Gunderson. Two people were taken to the hospital and heavy fire was seen on arrival. Command immediately upgraded the incident to a Full Still, and the Box was requested shortly after. Oak Park Tower 631 and Berwyn Truck 904 had elevated Master Streams. Berwyn Engines 902 and 903 dropped lines. Berwyn Quint 901, Cicero Engine 2, and Forest Park Engine 402 were all pumping in addition to the 2 Berwyn engines. It appeared the fire originated in the rear of the 1.5 story home. These are a few of my photos from the scene including Berwyn Engine 902 with several lines off, OKPK Tower 631 set up at 15th and Gunderson, Berwyn Truck 904 set up on 15th St., a view from the front of the fire building, Stickney Engine 1203, Cicero F-12 a 2012 Chevy Tahoe, Berwyn Quint 901 pumping at 16th and Elmwood for Truck 904’s aerial, and 2 view of the rear of the structure.
Thanks,
Drew Gresik
house fire in Berwyn

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house fire in Berwyn

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Pierce Velocity quint working at a house fire in Berwyn

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house fire in Berwyn

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Crimson engine working at a house fire in Berwyn

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house fire in Berwyn

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Seagrave ladder at a house fire in Berwyn

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Oak Park FD tower ladder at a house fire in Berwyn

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Pierce engine pumping at a house fire in Berwyn

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