Archive for December 28th, 2016

Chicago Fire Department history

This from Larry Shapiro:

I came across this photo of a former Walters ARFF at O’Hare.

1970s vintage Walters ARFF from O'Hare Airport

Walters ARFF from O’Hare. Larry Shapiro photo

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Homewood Fire Department news

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A man was found dead in a burning vehicle Monday afternoon in a park in south suburban Homewood.

Police and firefighters responded about 2:15 p.m. to a report of a vehicle on fire in Patriots Park in the 1300-block of West 187th Street. When crews arrived, the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames.

Once the blaze was extinguished, authorities discovered what appeared to be a human body in the vehicle. The body was identified as that of 18-year-old Hunter S. Craig of the 2100-block of Vardon Lane in Flossmoor, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy to determine the cause and manner of his death was scheduled for Tuesday.

The Homewood Police Department Criminal Investigation Unit is investigating, along with the Illinois State Police Division of Forensic Services and the medical examiner’s office.

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As seen around … Wheeling

This from Larry Shapiro:

Here are a few shots of Wheeling apparatus at the scene of a small electrical fire in an apartment 12/22/16 at 301 Wood Creek Road.

Wheeling FD Engine 23

Larry Shapiro photo

Rosenbauer Commander Cobra tower ladder at night

Larry Shapiro photo

Rosenbauer Commander fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

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