Archive for June, 2018

New Chicago FD Logistics unit 6-4-12

As seen on the street – Chicago FD Logistics unit 6-4-12

Chicago FD Logistics unit 6-4-12

G-574 6-4-12 Logistics

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Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet (more)

Congratulations to Steve Redick on being the 2018 recipient of the Ralph Feld Memorial Award at the Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

Steve Redick, the 2018 recipient of the Ralph Feld Memorial Award

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Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet (more)

a few more images from the Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

fire department bell ringing ceremony

Steve Redick photo

fire department bagpiper

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Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

Steve Redick photo

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Lombard Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Lombard firefighters recently trained on new self-contained breathing apparatus purchased with a $349,069 Assistance to Firefighters Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. It was the largest federal grant ever received by the Lombard Fire Department. The grant was made possible by a 10 percent grant match from the village.

The new SCBA will replace the department’s outdated and heavily used 13-year-old SCBAs that are no longer compliant with most current standards.

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Working fire in Chicago, 6-17-18

Chicago Firefighters at the scene of a working fire at 621 E. 91st Place 6/17/18.

aftermath of house fire

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Firefighters overhaul after a house fire

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Chicago Firefighter after battling a fire

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Chicago Firefighter after battling a fire

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Chicago Firefighter after battling a fire

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Firefighter cooling off by a hydrant

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Firefighter cooling off by a hydrant

Tim Olk photo

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Chicago Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from the ChicagoSunTimes.com:

The president of the Chicago Firefighters Union is apologizing for a protest during the national anthem that marred a charity football game dedicated to the memory of two fallen Chicago heroes.

Local 2 President Jim Tracy said he was appalled and embarrassed about what he called the “classless behavior of one of our members” during the “First Responders Bowl” last weekend.

Tracy was referring to African-American Firefighter Camron McGarity, who kneeled while the Star Spangled Banner was played before the football game.

“This game was about honoring our Line of Duty Death brothers Paul Bauer, CPD and Juan Bucio, CFD and their families for their bravery and commitment to the City of Chicago,” Tracy wrote in an email to the rank-and-file.

“This was not the place to make a self-serving, attention-drawing, pot-stirring statement. This person has not made this statement at any other games this year. He chose this game for this classless act for his own personal gain.”

The annual game is a great fundraiser against rivals, which benefits the Gold Badge and Gold Star widows and orphans.

Sources said teammates found McGarity’s protest so disrespectful to the heroes for whom the charity game was dedicated, there’s been internal talk about kicking him off the team next season. But that’s apparently as far as the punishment will go.

Chicago Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago, a retired Marine, has no plan to discipline or even reprimand McGarity.

thanks Dan

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Working fire in Chicago

From Tim Olk 317-321 West Evergreen in Chicago

smoke from apartment fire

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smoke from apartment fire

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smoke from apartment fire

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Chicago Firefighters at fire scene

Tim Olk photo

Firefighters administer oxygen to a dog

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Chicago FD Engine 22

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Chicago FD Squad 1

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cat rescued from apartment fire

Tim Olk photo

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Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet (more)

more from Steve Redick of the Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

2018 Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

Steve Redick photo

 

2018 Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

Steve Redick photo

2018 Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

Steve Redick photo

2018 Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

Steve Redick photo

2018 Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

Steve Redick photo

2018 Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

Steve Redick photo

2018 Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

Steve Redick photo

2018 Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

Steve Redick photo

a drone video of the muster

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Of interest … Backdraft II

Excerpts from moviehold.com:

“Backdraft 2” has been confirmed by Universal. Shooting is now underway in Romania on the film (which will also utilise locations in Toronto and Chicago).

Joe Anderson (Mason Verger on “Hannibal”) is playing Brian’s nephew Sean McCaffrey in the long-awaited follow-up. William Baldwin reprises his role from the original. 

Alisha Bailey, Ross O’Hennessy, Sal Longbardo and Sia Alipour also among cast. Aside from Baldwin, Donald Sutherland is making an appearance as Ronald, the unhinged arsonist from the 1991 original.

Spanish director Gonzalo López-Gallego, best known for 2011 sci-fi thriller “Apollo 18”, has been charged with the mission of reigniting one of the biggest titles in the Universal library. The studio has tapped the filmmaker for its “Backdraft” sequel, tentatively titled “Backdraft II”, with filming set to begin in Romania and Toronto next month. William Baldwin is expected to reprise his role from the original 1991 blockbuster.

Film’s central character will be Sean McCaffrey, the grown son of Kurt Russell’s character from the first film, an investigator with the Chicago F.D who still holds his uncle (Baldwin) responsible for the death of his pop.

The bad guys in this one are a group of agents sneaking a missile out of the country, using a series of deadly fires as a distraction.

 

“Backdraft”, directed by Ron Howard and penned by Gregory Widen, starred Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rebecca De Mornay, Donald Sutherland, Robert De Niro, Jason Gedrick and J. T. Walsh. The film, made for 75 mill, didn’t spark a light with most critics but most did applaud it’s blazingly brilliant special effects and very impressive action sequences. The film received three Academy Award nominations for Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects and Best Sound.

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Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

a few quick highlights from the 2018 Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

antique Chicago FWD tractor-drawn aerial ladder truck

Steve Redick photo

antique Chicago FWD tractor-drawn aerial ladder truck

Steve Redick photo

antique Chicago FWD tractor-drawn aerial ladder truck

Bill Friedrich photo

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