Archive for August 6th, 2018

Fatal fire in Chicago, 8-4-18

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At about 2:30 p.m., Chicago firefighters responded to a house in the 6900-block of South Artesian. The fire was burning in the basement. Firefighters were told that a child was missing and they were able to pull him from the house. The 3-year-old boy was not breathing when he was found and transported to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The fire was started by an electrical panel that had an unauthorized modification, according to a fire department tweet. 

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New engine for Streamwood (more)

From the Seagrave Facebook page:

Congratulations to the Village of Streamwood Fire Department in Streamwood, Illinois on the delivery of their new Seagrave engine. Thank you for your continued trust in the Seagrave product.

Features of this new apparatus include:
* Seagrave Marauder Stainless Steel 141″ Full Tilt Cab
* Cummins L9 450 HP Engine
* Waterous CMU 1750 GPM Pump
* SKF Lubrication System
* Whelen LED Warning Light System
* Fire Research 12 Volt Scene Light Package
* Seagrave Hydraulic Ladder Rack
* 24 Inch Extended Front Bumper
* Elkhart Stinger Deck Gun
* Stainless Steel Body
* Stainless Steel Pump Plumbing
* 750 Gallon Water Tank
* Wheelbase 191.5 Inches
* Apparatus Height 10 Feet


drawing for Seagrave fire engine

Seagrave drawing

Streamwood FD Engine 31

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21st Annual Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show

This from Steve Redick:


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4-11 Alarm fire and EMS Plan 1 in the Roberts Park FPD (more)

More from Eric Haak:

For those fans of rigs, here are eight that were in staging at the Roberts Park 4-11 and a Bedford Park engine working that I forgot to add to the first post.

Bridgeview FD Engine 405

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Stickney FPD Engine 905

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Bedford Park FD Engine 711

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Pleasantview FPD Ladder 151

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Westmont FPD fire engine

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Chicago Ridge FPD Quint 6504

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Mabas Division Air 21

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Chicago FD Engine 64

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Chicago FD Truck 31

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