Archive for December 15th, 2014

Working fire in Park Ridge, 12-13-14

This from Steve Redick:

Took in this job early Saturday evening. Pretty good smoke condition as I was coming down the street, but it was over by the time I got in position. I believe this was an attic fire, and was knocked down with a big line from the outside. Two additional crosslays were used as well. Interesting to see the truck (a quint) operating as an engine, supplying all the lines. I am guessing they must have been first in, or maybe they were down an engine for some reason. I have always liked shots of this type of operation. Not really much to see from where I was but it sounds like this was a pretty good stop.

Steve

E-ONE tower ladder working at fire scene

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smoke from house fire

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smoke from house fire

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smoke from house fire

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smoke from house fire

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E-ONE tower ladder working at fire scene

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3-11 alarm fire and EMS Plan I at Resurrection Hospital, 12-11-14

This from Steve Redick:

The string of 11th battalion workers continues. ¬†This one was at Resurrection Hospital, a major hospital complex about a block from my house. Came in as a “cold box” and companies reported a fire in the chapel area on the 2nd floor. The alarm eventually rose to a 3-11 and EMS plan 1 with a special call for the MVU from O’Hare Field. This brought the brand new Engine 9 as well.
Not much to see from the outside but it sounded like they had quite a bit of hidden fire that was difficult to expose, as well as difficulties ventilating the fire area. It also sounded like they relocated numerous patients within the building. A moderate amount of light smoke was visible at the roofline for a bit. A very unusual incident to say the least, and I’m sure there were issues and concerns that I could not see from the outside.

Steve

Chicago fire truck at night

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Chicago fire trucks at night

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smoke from Catholic hospital at night

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Chicago fire trucks at night

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Chicago fire truck at night

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Chicago fire truck at night

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Chicago fire truck at night

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Chicago fire truck at night

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Chicago fire truck at night

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Chicago fire truck at night

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Chicago FD ambulances at night

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Chicago fire truck at night

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Chicago FD mobile communications van

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