Archive for July 5th, 2013

Fatal house fire in Tinley Park 7-5-13

The Chicago Tribune reports that a house fire in Tinley Park today claimed the life of an elderly woman:

An elderly Tinley Park woman died in a fatal fire Friday morning at a condo-complex on the 6200 block of Pine Trail Lane in Tinley Park, officials confirmed.

The fire started inside the woman’s second-floor bedroom, according to Assistant Fire Chief Thomas Slepski.¬†Its cause remains under investigation, according to a Tinley Park Fire Department news release.

At last check, village officials did not know the woman’s name, according to village spokesman Jason Freeman, but did describe her as “elderly.” Another woman in the next door condo unit was successfully evacuated from the second floor, officials said, but she sustained no injuries.

A neighbor who lived downstairs from the woman told the Tribune he called 911 after a landscaper rang the doorbell because he saw smoke filtering through the upstairs window.

The landscaper, Luis Calderon with Nogas Landscaping, said he was passing by and saw the smoke this morning. He informed a different homeowner, who he said rang the doorbell. The woman who lived upstairs didn’t answer, he said.

Village officials said this afternoon that the woman died at the scene.

The complete article is HERE.

This from Dylan Konchan:

Tinley Park | Full Still | 6402 Pine Trail Ln | Companies got on scene with a fire, CCHills, Mokena, Frankfort, and 2 Trace Ambulances were due |


Tinley Park Fire Department

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Frankfort Fire Protection District

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Tinley Park Fire Department

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Mokena Fire Protection District

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Cfountry Club Hills Fire Department tower ladder

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house fire in Tinley Park

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CFD medics injured after car hits ambulance

Chicago ABC News 7 has an article describing an accident early this morning between a CFD ambulance and a motorist:

July 5, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) —¬†Authorities are investigating a hit-and-run accident involving a vehicle and an ambulance that left two paramedics injured.

Authorities say a BMW crashed into the Chicago Fire Department ambulance at Laramie and Jackson on the West Side early Friday morning.

The two suspects who were in the BMW then took off running.

Police say they are searching for the suspects, who are believed to be a male and female.

The two paramedics were taken to West Suburban Hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not life-threatening, according to officials.

The dark-colored BMW left at the scene appeared to have extensive damage to the front side. also has a post on this.

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Arlington Heights to order new tower ladder

Arlington Heights Fire Department

In other related news, the Arlington Heights FIre Department has reportedly ordered a new Horton ambulance.

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New ambulance for Lemont

This from Scott Pilafas:

2013 F- 450 Lifeline replaces 1999 Freightliner for Lemont FPD


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New ambulance for Lemont. 2013 Ford F-450/LifeLine Type I. Scott Pilafas photo

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Rear of the new ambulance. Scott Pilafas photo

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Driver’s side of the new ambulance. Scott Pilafas photo

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