Archive for April 28th, 2019

Of interest … Free Happy Hour for CFD Firefighters

This from The Smith:

The Smith—River North’s newest restaurant. As part of our grand opening next week—we’d really love to extend an invitation to all members of the Chicago Fire Department – to come and enjoy a complimentary happy hour and check out our space! The happy hour is scheduled for Tuesday April 30th from 5PM-6:30PM.  We will be offering free wine, beer, cocktails, and serving a variety of our cuisine for guests to sample.  Supporting the Chicago community is a priority for the team at The Smith!  We’d love the opportunity to take care of you and your colleagues! 
 
 
The Smith Chicago Bar and Grill

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Box Alarm in the Rutland-Dundee Township FPD, 4-24-19

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

A 911 call came in before noon Wednesday at a business at 37W507 Big Timber Road, just west of Randall Road. Firefighters found a lot of fire in the attic of the one-story business, and flames later spread to the main level. The fire was under control by 2:30 p.m. Twelve departments assisted the Rutland-Dundee Township FPD. The cause of the fire , was electrical in nature and accidental.  The loss is estimated at $1.5 million.

The 30-year-old, 9,000-square-foot building was destroyed, along with a skid-steer loader and a variety of construction tools. 

Employees first noticed sparks coming from electrical wires both outside and inside the building, and got the power shut off within 10 minutes. 

Michael Paige photoKellenberger Plumbing fire

Kellenberger Plumbing fire

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Kellenberger Plumbing fire

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New ambulance for South Elgin FPD

From the Foster coach Sales Facebook page:

Brand new custom Horton conversion a Ford F550 chassis.

South Elgin Fire District Ambulance 23

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South Elgin Fire District Ambulance 23

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chevron striping on back of ambulance

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new ambulance interior

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thanks Martin

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Of interest … Emergency!

This from Steve Redick:

This was a big deal. The newly restored Rescue 51 made a nationwide tour and stopped at the Chicago Fire Academy. Too bad they had the barrier tape but very cool to see back on May 6, 2000.

Steve
Restored LA County Squad 51 from the TV show Emergency!

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Restored LA County Squad 51 from the TV show Emergency!

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Restored LA County Squad 51 from the TV show Emergency!

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Restored LA County Squad 51 from the TV show Emergency!

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Restored LA County Squad 51 from the TV show Emergency!

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