Archive for March 18th, 2018

Working fire in St. Charles, 2-22-18

This from Dave Weaver,

2/22/18 SAINT CHARLES – Woman Rescued from Apartment Fire at Carroll Tower 200 N. 2nd St.

At 10:39 PM the St. Charles FD was dispatched to an activated fire alarm at the Carroll Tower apartment building. Firefighters arrived at 10:41 PM and found a working kitchen fire on the second floor of the six-story building. The female occupant was unable to exit the fire apartment. The incident was then upgraded to a General Alarm to bring additional resources to the scene. Firefighters removed the victim from the fire apartment and transported her to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva with non-life-threatening injuries. The sprinkler system held the fire in check in the kitchen and firefighters were able to extinguish the fire in approximately 15 minutes. There was a considerable amount of smoke throughout the second floor and firefighters remained on the scene until approximately 12:15 AM evacuating smoke, assisting the occupants of the remaining second floor units back to their apartments and conducting the fire investigation. Some of the occupants of the building had been evacuated to the lobby and some were sheltered in place as firefighters were able to rapidly extinguish the fire. The fire was contained to the kitchen of the apartment of origin and there were no other injuries to the occupants or to firefighters. The cause of the fire is attributed to combustible materials being left on a stove top and is considered accidental. Fire loss is estimated at $50,000. The St. Charles FD was assisted on the scene by the Geneva, Batavia, and Elburn fire departments. The North Aurora FD changed quarters to Saint Charles to assist with any additional incidents while units were operating at the fire.  Video by Dave Weaver.


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House fire in Midlothian, 3-16-18

video by Sean Paller from Facebook of a fire in Midlothian at 15016 Kenton Avenue 3/16/18

if only we could get people to understand that video should never be shot in the vertical format.

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New home for Libertyville … Countryside FPD tanker

Grayslake is now the owner of a Pierce Dash 1250-GPM, 2500-gallon tanker that was in service with the Libertyville FD since 2010 when they acquired it from the Countryside FPD who purchased it new in 1988.

Countryside FPD Tanker 4 112

Countryside FPD Tanker 4 112 – 1988 Pierce Dash 1250/2500 tanker. Larry Shapiro photo

Countryside FPD Tanker 4 112

Countryside FPD Tanker 4 112 – 1988 Pierce Dash 1250/2500 tanker. Larry Shapiro photo

tender nursing an engine during a fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Libertyville FD Tender 461

Libertyville FD Tender 461. Larry Shapiro photo

Grayslake FPD tanker (tender)

Jeff Rudolph photo

Grayslake FPD tanker

Grayslake FPD tender (X-Libertyville, X-Countryside) Larry Shapiro photo

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New engine for Gary FD

From the Pierce Flickr page:

Pierce Gary FD 31483-1

new Pierce fire engine for Gary Indiana

Pierce Gary FD 31483-1. Pierce Composite

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