Archive for June, 2013

Lansing FD update

This from Brad Steinweg:

Just wanted to share an update regarding Lansing‘s stations. At one point Lansing had 4 stations, but now they are down to 3. Station 1 located at the intersection of Lake ST & Henry ST has been shut down for good. At one point it housed a Mack CF pumper and 1 ambulance, and was staffed full time, just like the other 3 stations. After being placed out of service, it housed unit 7777, the MABAS 24 fire investigations unit. It was moved out when the station completely shut down. Station 4 on 170th ST next to the police station is now known as Station 1. It houses a tower ladder, 1 ambulance and the MABAS 24 investigator unit.

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Down memory lane …

From Steve Redick:

Since it seems I’ll never see a fire again as they have been virtually eliminated here in Chicago I got sentimental and wanted to share some classic old images I came across….
  • The first is a rare shot of a smoke ejector working .. this is way before the recent rebuilds … you can see the smoke issuing from the top of the unit where the fan discharge is …
  • Next one is squad 2 … (not FMS 2) but they were reusing the old squad rigs when we had a squad in each district and they only had a few of the Ford Welch units
  • A shot of truck 25 setting up a ladder pipe … can’t recall the location but I seem to remember it being a Chinese restaurant of some kind
  • Niles Truck 440 … this was in the 6300 block of Touhy, and ironically enough I took this photo standing on the front lawn of the house I would eventually buy …
  • Elk Grove Village, classic tiller .. gotta love a Mack Pirsch anything!!
  • Niles, IL buggy … I always liked the two Borealis lights, but these were the newer model, not the old classics we are all thinking of … cool none the less
  • Not sure if I took this last one .. (might be Gordon Nord’s photo) … old Brookfield Seagrave engine

 

Chicago Fire Department smoke ejector

CFD smoke ejector 9-2-2. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department Squad 2

Former CFD Squad 2 was previously a Flying Manpower Squad. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department Truck 25

Setting up the ladder pipe on CFD Truck 25. Steve Redick photo

Niles Fire Department

Niles Truck 440, a custom Pirsch 100′ tractor-drawn aerial. Steve Redick photo

Elk Grove Village Fire Department

Elk Grove’s Pirsch TDA with a Mack CF tractor. Steve Redick photo

Niles Fire Department

Old Niles Ford Bronco. Steve Redick photo

Brookfield Fire Department

Seagrave engine from Brookfield FD. Steve Redick collection

 

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Chicago 3-11 Aarm fire 6-24-13 (more)

More images from Josh Boyajian from the 3-11 Alarm fire that occurred Monday on South Central Park.

 

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

Smoke and flames from Sector 4. Josh Boyajian photo

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

A firefighter climbs Truck 48’s main. Josh Boyajian photo

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

Engine 38, Squad 1A, and Truck 48 in Sector 1. Josh Boyajian photo

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

Chief officers confer in Sector 3. Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago fire commissioner

Commissioner Santiago’s buggy. Josh Boyajian photo

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago apartment building on S. Central Park

Engine 109 in Sector 1. Josh Boyajian photo

A previous post was HERE.

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Western Springs FD update

This from Drew Gresik:

I got a nice shot of Western Springs Battalion buggy 1781 with its new and updated graphics to match the rest of the fleet. Feel free to use it to replace the older, outdated photo you guys have up on Western Springs page! They also have a new Ford F-250 pick-up (1782) and a x-PD Ford Crown Victoria (1783). I will attach those photos as well, but I’m not sure which stations those are housed at. Thanks again, guys.
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Drew Gresik
Western Springs Fire Department

Drew Gresik photo

Western Springs Fire Department

Drew Gresik photo

Western Springs Fire Department

Drew Gresik photo

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Plane crash in Wheeling 6-25-13 (more)

video from Larry Shapiro from the plane crash in Wheeling yesterday (6-25-13) including the recovery and transportation of the damage plane through the streets of Wheeling (during a dramatic lightning display)

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Buffalo Grove water rescues 6-26-13

The heavy storms that went through the area Tuesday night and Wednesday morning dumping a huge amount of water in many suburbs caused widespread road closures and flooding. Area fire departments were called to help motorists stranded in standing water as well as residents that could not leave their homes.

The Buffalo Grove Fire Department¬†requested a MABAS Box Alarm from within divisions 1 and 4 for swift water rescue techs and boats to help residents on St. Mary’s Parkway between Raupp Boulevard and Lincoln Terrace. Long Grove, Prospect Heights, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Libertyville and Mount Prospect responded with techs and boats in addition to techs from a handful of other neighboring departments.

Larry Shapiro submitted images and a video (forthcoming) from the Buffalo Grove incident.

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

St. Marys parkway as seen west of Raupp Boulevard. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

Firefighters carry an inflatable boat for use in the evacuations. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

High water in this neighborhood prompted the fire department to request help with evacuationg residents. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

Another resident is helped from his home. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

A resident requires medical assistance after being assisted from his home in Buffalo Grove. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

Libertyville responded with swift water techs and a boat. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department

New Buffalo Grove Medtec ambulance. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

Buffalo Grove firefighters evacuate a resident and her pets. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

Buffalo Grove firefighters assist a resident that has been evacuated. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

Residents are evacuated from they home. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

The rain continued sporadically throughout the evacuations. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

A firefighter undergoes decon. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery with more images can be viewed HERE.

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New engine for Rockford

Kevin Griffin found this new delivery for Rockford on the Pierce Flickr site

Rockford Fire Department

Pierce composite

 

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Plane crash in Wheeling 6-25-13 (more)

More images from the plane crash in Wheeling from Larry Shapiro … with a video to follow that includes the recovery and relocation of the plane.

plane crash in Wheeling

One view of the downed aircraft. Larry Shapiro photo

plane crash in Wheeling

Wheeling Crash Truck 23 in position to hit any fire that might erupt. Larry Shapiro photo

plane crash in Wheeling

A severed tree rests on the plane Larry Shapiro photo

plane crash in Wheeling

Another view of the downed aircraft. Larry Shapiro photo

plane crash in Wheeling

Wheeling Crash Truck 23. Larry Shapiro photo

 

plane crash in Wheeling

Wheeling Engine 23 stands by the crash site as investigators review the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

plane crash in Wheeling

Firefighters search the plane’s interior. Larry Shapiro photo

plane crash in Wheeling

A view of the front section of the plane. Larry Shapiro photo

plane crash in Wheeling

Wheeling’s deputy chief addresses the media. Larry Shapiro photo

plane crash in Wheeling

A heavy-duty wrecker on the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

plane crash in Wheeling

A tree is cleared from the plane. Larry Shapiro photo

plane crash in Wheeling

The plane in a sling for loading onto the flat bed. Larry Shapiro photo

plane crash in Wheeling

The plane in a sling for loading onto the flat bed. Larry Shapiro photo

plane crash in Wheeling

Frie’s Towing with heavy equipment at the crash site. Larry Shapiro photo

plane crash in Wheeling

The plane as secured onto a flatbed. Larry Shapiro photo

plane crash in Wheeling

The plane as secured onto a flatbed. Larry Shapiro photo

plane crash in Wheeling

The plane is transported to a storage lot. Larry Shapiro photo

plane crash in Wheeling

The plane is moved on Milwaukee Avenue. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Click here to view a gallery with many more images from the plane crash in Wheeling.

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Plane crash in Wheeling 6-25-13

The first of several posts about a plane that went down on Wolf Road, in Wheeling, 1/2 mile north of Chicago Executive Airport.

 

From the Chicago Tribune:

A twin-engine plane crashed near an apartment complex as it was attempting to land at the Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling this evening but there were no injuries to anyone on the ground, officials said.

The crash happened at about 8:28 p.m. near the intersection of Hintz Road and Wolf Road, police said. The plane landed nearly about four tenths of a mile from the Foxboro North Apartments, police said.

According to Federal Aviation Administration officials, the twin-engine Beechcraft 20 plane crashed just north of the airport, said Tony Molinaro, an FAA spokesman.

The pilot was the only person on the plane and sustained minor injuries, Molinaro said. The aircraft sustained some damage, Molinaro said.

Images and flight tracker from Drew Smith.

 

plane crash in Wheeling

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plane crash in Wheeling

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plane crash in Wheeling

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plane crash in Wheeling

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plane crash in Wheeling

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plane crash in Wheeling

from Flight Tracker

Radioman911.com has provided the audio.

2013/06/25 Wheeling Airplane Crash Wolf Rd. north of Hintz Rd.



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New engine for Oswego FD

This from Zach Cox:

New E-one pumper for Oswego at Illinois Assocation Fire Protection District in Springfield Illinois

 

Oswego Fire Department

New engine for Oswego. Zach Cox

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