Archive for December 6th, 2017

House fire in Arlington Heights, 12-6-17 (more)

Additional photos of the house fire in Arlington Heights, 12-6-17

house fire in Arlington Heights

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Arlington FD Deputy Chief Pete Ahlman pulls a supply line

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smoke pours from house on fire

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firefighters vent roof from tower ladder bucket

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firefighters mask up before entering house

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Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

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garage destroyed by fire

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 12-6-17

This from Josh Boyajian:

Took in this fire this afternoon (12/6/17). (2) 2.5 sty frames, heavy fire in the original fire building and fire up in the attic of the exposure to the north. Five hand lines and two master streams. The address was 6752 S. Lafayette.

Chicago FD tower ladder at work

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firefighter with hose line at house fire

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firefighter with hose line at house fire

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firefighters on back porch of two-flat

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firefighter with hose line at fire

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firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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closeup of firefighter

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Chicago FD Engine 54

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House fire in Arlington Heights, 12-6-17

Arlington Heights firefighters were called to 14oo Thomas Street for a fire in an attached garage of a ranch house. Companies arrived to find small explosions apparently from fireworks stored inside the garage. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire bringing additional units from Arlington Heights as well as from Buffalo Grove and Wheeling.

Fire communicated into the house and was knocked down within a half hour. The house required extensive overhaul and companies were on the scene for quite a while. There were no injuries reported.

house fire in Arlington Heights

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house fire in Arlington Heights

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house fire in Arlington Heights

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Of interest … Forest Park Firefighter Lindsey Hankus

Excerpts from the forestparkreview.com:

At exactly 14 hours, 21 minutes and five seconds, Lindsey Hankus crossed the finish line in Panama City, Florida, after an exhausting Ironman that included a 2.4-mile swim in the Gulf of Mexico, 112-mile bike ride down a deserted highway and 26.2-mile run through a state park. Hankus achieved her personal best race time at that Ironman in November, which many consider the most difficult race in the world. 

Her banner Ironman followed a first-place finish at the Chicago Triathlon in August. Hankus, a Forest Park firefighter, was the first woman firefighter to cross the line on Columbus Drive. She has run six races this year, mostly half marathons to train for the recent Ironman. But even in those shorter races she set record times. She credits her 2017 races, the best of her career and first time competing since having a child, to a regimen of chilling out, drinking craft beer and not caring about what time she crosses the finish line. 

Hankus, 36, began 2017 aiming just to have fun and finish the Ironman. She hadn’t raced since giving birth to her son Frank, six years before. Prior to that, she competed in Ironmans in Florida and Hawaii. 

To train, Hankus joined a local triathlon club. The group met daily, but consistently working out with the group was impossible because of her work schedule. She works a 24-hour shift at the firehouse and then has 48 hours off, week in and week out. At the firehouse, she walks on the treadmill after dinner to keep in shape and clear her head. 

thanks Dan

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