Archive for June 2nd, 2017

Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from wgntv.com:

A firefighter was found dead inside his far South Side home Thursday afternoon. Chicago firefighters responded to a blaze in the  11000 block of  S. St. Louis in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood around 3:30 p.m

While searching the home and battling the fire, they discovered the body of Lt Rob Spoon in the basement. He was rushed to a waiting ambulance but it became clear he had taken his own life.

Lt Spoon was a full-time paramedic for the Chicago Fire Department and a part-time firefighter/paramedic with the Hometown Fire Department. In 2015, the Hometown Fire Department named Spoon firefighter of the year for his work coordinating its EMS department.

Lt Spoon was close friends with Lt Ryan Elwood, also a Hometown firefighter, who also took his own life on September 8th, 2015. 

thanks Dan

Excerpts from dnainfo.com:

Chicago firefighters found a man shot in the basement of a burning house Thursday afternoon in Mount Greenwood.

The gunshot victim was later identified as 28-year-old Robert Spoon. He worked as a Chicago Fire Department paramedic for 2┬Ż years and with the fire department in south suburban Hometown for 10 years.

Spoon was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Hospital where he later died.

 

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House fire in the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD, 6-2-17

The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD (LRFPD) was called to 24341 Elm Road early Friday morning (6/2/17) for the report of an ATV on fire. A followup call apparently notified dispatchers that the fire had spread to the attached garage. Lake Forest Engine 422 arrived first  and advised that they had a fully-involved garage fire. LRFPD Engine 52, Squad 51, and Battalion 51 arrived right behind the first engine and all three suppression units exhausted their tank water on the initial attack. Countryside Engine 411 arrived with the Lincolnshire units and supplied their tank water inline as well. The home is located in an unincorporated area of Lake Forest without hydrants. 

On arrival, Battalion 51 upgraded the alarm to a Code 4 for the working fire and simultaneously a MABAS Box Alarm was struck which would bring several water tankers in addition to supplemental fire suppression companies. Portable tanks were dropped from Long Grove and Countryside tankers, While Long Grove drafted from the portable tanks supplying the engines at the scene, tankers from Countryside, Wauconda, Grayslake, and the Palatine Rural FPD shuttled water to the scene from a hydrant roughly a mile away.

The fire was largely contained to the garage with some extension into the house and attic. 

 

rural water supply at fire scene

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fire through roof of an attached garage

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fire through roof of an attached garage

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fire through roof of an attached garage

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smoldering remains of house fire

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aftermath of house fire

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Lake Forest FD Engine 422

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Firefighters vent roof of a house

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charred remains of ATV

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long hose lay at fire scene

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Lincolnshire Riverwoods FPD Engine 52

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fire trucks at scene with lots of hose on the ground

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fire department tanker dumps into portable tank

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Long Grove FD Tanker 55

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House fire in Prospect Heights, 6-1-17

Prospect Heights firefighters were called to 409 Etowah Avenue Thursday night (6/1/17) at 9PM for a house fire. First arriving units had fire showing from the B-Side of the house and made a quick hit from the exterior. The area is without hydrants and the first-due tanker was out of service. As Prospect Heights Engine 39 laid out 1,500′ of 5″ hose to a nearby school, Long Grove Tanker 55 supplied water to Prospect Heights Engine 9 in front of the house. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire bringing companies from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Wheeling, Elk Grove Township, Northbrook, and the Palatine Rural FPD.

 

flames from window of house on fire

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flames from window of house on fire

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FF with hose line at house fire

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Spartan Gladiator Classic Alexis fire engine

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Long Grove FD Tanker 55

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Prospect Heights FPD Battalion 9

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aftermath of house fire

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Prospect Heights FD Engine 9

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Firefighters prepare PPE before entering house on fire

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Firefighters after battling a house fire

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17 (more)

Photos from Tim Olk of the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17 

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