Archive for September 28th, 2017

Berwyn Fire Department news

Excerpts from

Eighteen ambulances responded to a pep rally at Morton West High School in Berwyn Friday afternoon after nurses became inundated with students reporting heat-related illnesses.

Berwyn Fire Chief Dennis O’Halloran said the calls of heat exhaustion started coming in around 3 p.m. The students were in the school’s stadium. Six patients were transported to hospitals and one signed a release form to go home with their parents.

Anyone else in the stadium that did not go to the hospital was sent home. A walking parade between Morton West and Morton East high schools began at 1 p.m. but it was unclear if those students were sick.

Eight other agencies responded to the school, O’Halloran said.

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Milwaukee Fire Department news

List of fire station closures and apparatus removal in Milwaukee.
both pages are downloadable by clicking on them

thanks Asher

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Vintage 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-5-78

This from Steve Redick:

Here’s another from the archives, a 3-11 Alarm fire at 2950 W. Jackson 6/5/78. From what I can tell this was an old hotel. Listen to the interesting dialogue between the office and a certain engine company when they were directed to change quarters to eng 77. They were concerned about the “canine presence”. Some classic stuff here. The main voice in the office was the late Danny Evans. There is also some radio traffic from Skokie FD in the mix too.

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Worth Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

This is the Worth Fire Dept.’s 6708, a 1980’s GMC/EONE mini pumper.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
Worth Fire Dept.'s 6708, a 1980's GMC/EONE mini pumper

Worth Fire Dept.’s 6708, a 1980’s GMC/EONE mini pumper. Mike Summa photo

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