Archive for December, 2018

Commercial fire in Des Plaines, 12-31-18

Des Plaines firefighters were sent to the Wonton Gourmet restaurant at 1405 N Elmhurst Road late Monday afternoon for an alarm. They received a call reporting smoke from the building and the response level was upgraded. Engine 63 arrived with smoke showing from a roof vent and reported a fire in the kitchen. The fire was extinguished in short order but not before the entire building was charged with smoke.

In addition to all Des Plaines companies, Elk Grove Township Engine 11, Prospect Heights Tower 9, and ambulances from Elk Grove Township, Rosemont, and Mt Prospect were at the scene.

smoke from restaurant fire

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New fire station for Chicago (more)

This from the fleetguy:

pictures of site of new Engine 115 pictures by fleet guy 

site of new Chicago firehouse for Engine 115

site of new Chicago firehouse for Engine 115

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago on Ravenswood Avenue, 12-22-18 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

An hour or so after I left the 2-11 on Clark St another fire came in in the 6400 block of Ravenswood a few short blocks away. The fire involved a building complex housing an auto repair shop, furniture company, and some apartments. When I arrived there was not much to see and the only interesting shots had to be taken directly into the sun and in some smoke conditions.  All the images are here:
 
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commercial building fire scene

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Firefighters battle commercial building fire

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Firefighters battling a smokey fire without SCBA

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Chicago FD Engine 71

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Chicago FD Engine 43

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21

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Firefighters at fire scene

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4-Alarm fire in Justice, 12-30-18

The Roberts Park FPD was called to 8701 W. 85th Place Sunday night (12/30/18) for fire in a 3rd floor apartment. They eventually elevated the incident to a 4-Alarm fire which gutted the top floor and caused extensive damage to the first and second floors. The fire was in the end section of three buildings separated by firewalls, and though fire did apparently get into one unit of the adjoining building, the remainder of that building plus the end building were saved. Elevated master streams from Bedford Park, Pleasantview, and Evergreen Park trucks on two sides of the building operated for several hours in addition to multiple large lines from the ground and deck guns from Roberts Park and Bridgeview engines. 

An incomplete list of units at the scene represented  Roberts Park, Bridgeview, Lemont, North Palos, Lyons, Palos Heights, Crestwood, Orland, Pleasantview, Alsip, Evergreen Park, Bedford Park, Central Stickney, Chicago Ridge, Summit, Oak Lawn, and Chicago.

Bedford Park FD Tower 709 Pierce Dash CF aluminum tower ladder battling a fire

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Seagrave Marauder fire engine at fire scene

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As seen around … Florida

Found on Facebook:

Former Chicago fire truck in Florida scrap yard

Former Chicago fire truck in Florida

thanks Scott

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Evergreen Park orders new ACP-55 (more)

Production photos of the Rosenbauer Commander ACP-55 for the Evergreen Park Fire Department

fire truck being built for Evergreen Park

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fire truck being built for Evergreen Park

Evergreen Park FD photo

fire truck being built for Evergreen Park

Evergreen Park FD photo

fire truck being built for Evergreen Park

Evergreen Park FD photo

fire truck being built for Evergreen Park

Evergreen Park FD photo

fire truck being built for Evergreen Park

Evergreen Park FD photo

fire truck being built for Evergreen Park

Evergreen Park FD photo

fire truck being built for Evergreen Park

Evergreen Park FD photo

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New Chicago FD Fleet Maintenance facilities

This from the fleetguy:

Update on the new building for CFD Fleet on 69th & Wentworth pic by Fleetguy 

new Chicago 2FM building

Update on the new building for CFD Fleet on 69th & Wentworth pic by Fleetguy

new Chicago 2FM building

Update on the new building for CFD Fleet on 69th & Wentworth pic by Fleetguy

new Chicago 2FM building

Update on the new building for CFD Fleet on 69th & Wentworth pic by Fleetguy

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As seen around … near Cairo, IL

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.:

Found this photo on Facebook from August 2018 of X-Crestwood, Illinois truck sitting out near Cairo, Illinois where it once served. 
X-Crestwood, Illinois truck

Found this photo on Facebook from August 2018 of X-Crestwood, Illinois truck sitting out near Cairo, Illinois where it once served.

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Of interest … O’learys Fire Truck Tours

This from Danny N:

Came across o’learys fire truck tours from the Chicago area for sale online 

Contact George at 312-287-6565 for more info
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Wauconda Fire District news

Wauconda Fire District Deputy Chief Ed Dagdick retired Friday evening after 38 years with the department.

retirement gifts for Wauconda FD DC Ed Dagdick

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Wauconda Fire District Deputy Fire Chief Ed Dagdick

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retirement gifts for Wauconda FD DC Ed Dagdick

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Wauconda Fire District Deputy Fire Chief Ed Dagdick with his daughters

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This from Tim Olk:
During Ed’s speech he talked about how he met his wife 22 years ago. He came into the hospital doing CPR on an infant and handed her the baby in the ER. Last night for the first time, Ed met that same person, now 22-years-old.
retiring Firefighter is reunited with 22-year-old that he saved as an infant

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