Archive for April 5th, 2013

Chicago house fire 4-4-13

This from Dan Shevlin:

Still Alarm/Working Fire Response : 140 N Pine
Still Time : Approx 1450 hours
2 story frame , Battalion 13 reported plumbers sweating pipes in the basement , which sparked the fire
Engine 96 had 1 line off
house fire in Chicago

Dan Shevlin photo

Chicago firefighters at fire scene

Dan Shevlin photo

fire engine with hose hookup

Dan Shevlin photo

Chicago FD Truck 29

Truck 29. Dan Shevlin photo

Chicago FD Engine 96

Dan Shevlin photo

Chicago FD Engine 96 Luverne fire engine

Engine 96 on a hydrant. Dan Shevlin photo

Chicago FD Engine 113

Engine 113. Dan Shevlin photo

Chicago Truck 26

Truck 26. Dan Shevlin photo

Chicago Squad 2

Squad 2. Dan Shevlin photo

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Fatal MVA involving school bus in Newport Township 4-5-13

An accident this morning involving a school bus and two Jeep vehicles resulted in one death and several injuries. The incident occurred at the intersection of Route 173 (Rosecrans Road and Kilbourn Road. Reports are that the school bus ignored a red light and was hit broadside by an open-top Jeep Wrangler. The bus then hit a Jeep Cherokee as the bus rolled onto it’s side. All of the school children were out of the bus when the first fire companies arrived. A 3rd Alarm EMS (Life-Safety) Box was requested. Several transports were made via ambulances and many children were driven to the hospital on another school bus with fire department personnel on-board. Flight-For-Life was called to the scene but did not take any patients, as the driver of the Jeep Wrangler was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tim Olk was at the scene and submitted a few quick images.

driver killed in crash with school bus

The driver of this vehicle was killed in the crash. Tim Olk photo

Flight-For-Life helicopter

Flight-For-Life was at the scene but did not transport a patient. Tim Olk photo

The Chicago Tribune has an article:

A man was killed when a school bus driver apparently ran a red light and collided with two SUVs near Wadsworth, but officials said the injuries among the dozens of elementary students on board were considered minor.

The accident happened around 8:05 a.m. at Route 173 and Kilbourne Road in Newport Township near Wadsworth as the bus was taking children to the Newport Elementary School, which holds grades kindergarten through fifth grade, officials said.

The bus “may have been late on the light” as it traveled west on Route 173 and struck a Jeep Wrangler headed south on Kilbourne, Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran said, citing witness accounts. “Close to a T-bone.” A Jeep Cherokee at the intersection was also “hit very hard,” he said.

The driver of the Wrangler was killed. Officials described the injured children as “walking wounded.”

The children were out of the bus when paramedics arrived. Twenty-three were determined to be code green, or good to fair condition, officials said. They were put on another bus with two paramedics on board and two ambulances as escorts on its way to Advocate Condell Hospital in Libertyville.

Another 12 students were sent to hospitals by ambulance.

Twenty-three of the children were taken by another school bus to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with two paramedics on board and two ambulances following.

Twelve other children were taken by ambulance to other hospitals, along with two people from the Jeep Cherokee.

Dr. Charles Nozicka, medical director for the pediatric ER at Advocate Condell, said around noon that all but one child has been released. The last child is being held for further observation; he said it’s not clear yet if the child will remain hospitalized overnight.

The Tribune article is HERE with a video segment that includes helicopter images of the scene.

fatal crash with school bus

Chris Walker, Chicago Tribune, April 5, 2013

A large gallery of images by Chris Walker is HERE.


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Funeral Services for ISP Trooper James Sauter (pt2)

This from Drew Gresik:

Hey guys,
Here are some of my photos from the funeral of ISP Trooper James Sauter that took place Tuesday April 2nd. Pictured are Glenview’s new Truck 14 and Palos Fire Protection District Truck 6304 raising the American Flag. Also pictured is the Palos Heights FPD firefighters and Glenview’s firefighters standing ready to salute the fallen trooper. RIP Trooper Sauter.
Drew Gresik
firefighters honor ISP Trooper James Sauter

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firefighters honor ISP Trooper James Sauter

Drew Gresik photo

firefighters honor ISP Trooper James Sauter

Drew Gresik photo

firefighters honor ISP Trooper James Sauter

Drew Gresik photo

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Chicago Fire Department: Engine Companies over the years. Part 2

This from Martin Nowak:

More on the CFD engine companies over the years. Thanks to Squad546 for allowing me to show these images.

Chicago FD Engine  10

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  • Former Engine 10 (O’Hare) 1973 FWD/Seagrave 1250/500
Chicago FD Engine  11

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  • Former Engine 11 – 1973 Seagrave
Chicago FD Engine  34

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  • Former Engine 34 – “One of the 1970 Ward LaFrances refurbed in 1988 by E-ONE for the movie ‘Backdraft’. This was origianlly Eng-49 & I don’t think it was actually used in the movie. Most were removed from service shortly after their refurb. Photo taken at Engine 127’s house (Midway Airport).”
Chicago FD Engine  50

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  • Former Engine 50 – 1998 HME/Luverne 1500/500
Chicago FD Engine  50

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  • Former Engine 50 – 1985 E-ONE/Federal
Chicago FD Engine  107

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  • Former Engine 107-1988 Federal/E-ONE
Chicago FD Engine  108

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  • Former Engine 108’s 1985 E-ONE
Chicago FD Engine  109

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  • Former Engine 109-1974 Mack MB/Howe (1988 E-ONE rehab)
Chicago FD Engine 117

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  • Former Engine 117-1992 Spartan/Luverne

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