Archive for January 5th, 2018

Of interest … Broadview FD Explorer

Excerpts from mysuburbanlife.com:

Having been certified in CPR for a few years, 18-year-old Chris Psenicka, who is in the Emergency Medical Technician program at the Technology Center of DuPage, jumped into action Dec. 1 after seeing a jogger collapsed on the sidewalk. He performed chest compressions and rescue breaths on the woman until paramedics arrived.

He assessed the victim and began CPR when he didn’t detect a pulse. He was able to perform chest compressions until her pulse came back, stopping only when the paramedics arrived. The victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. 

Psenicka, who is also in the explorer program with the Broadview Fire Department, hopes to become a firefighter after graduating from high school. His mother is a firefighter and paramedic and his father is a retired lieutenant with the La Grange Park Fire Deptartment.

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2-11 Alarm fire with a Mayday alert in Chicago, 1-4-18

Chicago FD Engine 54

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39

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firefighters battle a fire at night

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smoke from building fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39

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flames from building fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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two-flat fire in Chicago

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flames from building fire in Chicago

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Excerpts from the Chicago.cbslocal.com:

Chicago firefighters responded to a fire in a two-story apartment building near 68th and Aberdeen in the Englewood neighborhood around 11:20 p.m. Thursday. Five people who live in the building got out unharmed before firefighters arrived.

About 20 minutes later, a mayday call went out when a firefighter fell through the floor. A short time later, he walked out of the building on his own. He not suffer any serious injuries.

“He was not transported. He was not injured. He was removed quickly by his company, and he continued to work, and he’s doing well,” Chicago Fire Deputy District Chief Rosalind Jones said.

Crews attacked the flames from the roof and the ground and the fire communicated to the building directly to the south.

Firefighters had the fire contained by about 1:45 a.m., but it rekindled around 6:15 a.m. while they were still on the scene to monitor hot spots.

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3-Alarm house fire in Evanston, 1-4-18 (more)

Video and some additional images from Larry Shapiro of the 3-Alarm fire in Evanston, 1-4-18 at 2865 Sheridan Place.

Units at the scene were: all Evanston engines and both trucks plus Squad 21, two ambulances, the chief, deputy, battalion, and off-duty chiefs. Wilmette 2600 and Tower 26, Winnetka Engine 28, Northfield Engine 29, Park Ridge Engine 36, Niles Engine 2, Morton Grove Squad 4, Skokie Battalion and Tower 16, Des Plaines Tower 61, and Glenview Engine 13.

 

heavy smoke from house on fire

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heavy smoke and flames from house on fire

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firefighter hands axe to another in roof with smoke

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Pierce tractor-drawn aerial at work TFA

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Evanston FD Engine 23

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firefighters on aerial ladder with master stream

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heavy smoke and flames from house on fire

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firefighters work together moving LDH

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firefighters move LDH with straps

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firefighter with PPE and hose with ice

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firefighters roll hose after winter fire

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Evanston FD Shift Commander Bill Muno

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2-Alarm fire in Pell Lake, WI 1/3/18

This from Jeff Rudolph:

1/3/2018

Several Illinois departments responded into Wisconsin Wednesday afternoon 1/3/18. The Bloomfield/Genoa City FD responded to N1369 Thistle Dr. Pell Lake for a house fire, and upgraded to the 2nd alarm. Engines from Woodstock, Wonder Lake, Richmond, Spring Grove, and Hebron Alden responded. Jeff Rudolph

Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Rescue Engine 811

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winter house fire scene

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winter house fire scene

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Richmond FD Engine 1441

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Spring Grove FPD Engine 1845

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Wonder Lake Fire Rescue Squad 1631

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