Archive for June 10th, 2019

Joliet Fire Department news

Excerpts from the Herald-news.com:

Joliet firefighters and paramedics are getting ballistic vests and helmets as firefighters across the country are being equipped for the possibility of entering mass-shooting situations to aid victims.

The city council approved a $32,882 bid for 49 ballistic vests and 49 helmets. The protective equipment will allow paramedics to enter a building where a mass shooting is active under the protection of police to get into a secured area to treat victims. The equipment is compliant with best practice standards set by he National Fire Protection Association.

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-9-19 (more)

More photos from the 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-9-19 by Tim Olk:

Firefighters battle fire in a self storage facility

Tim Olk photo

Firefighters battle fire in a self storage facility

Tim Olk photo

Firefighters battle fire in a self storage facility

Tim Olk photo

Firefighters battle fire in a self storage facility

Tim Olk photo

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-7-19 (more)

This from Steve Redick 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-7-19:

Took this in about 0400 Friday morning, a huge vacant department store. This was an anchor to the old Roseland neighborhood at one time. An unusual building in that it was on a hill. It looked like 2 stories in the front but was 3 stories in the rear, attached to a 5 story as well as numerous other commercial vacants. Windowless upper floors made stream penetration difficult at best. This was a long stand that resulted in the demolition of the fire buildings. I had my passport stamped twice on the way there .. .once at Madison St and again at 79th St. More photos are HERE.
3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago

Steve Redick photo

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago

Steve Redick photo

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago

Steve Redick photo

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New tanker for Pingree Grove FPD (more)

Photos from Zach Cox of the new tanker for Pingree Grove FPD

Tender 1223 – 2019 Kenworth/Alexis 500-GPM Waterous pump, 3,000 gallons of water
Kenworth/Alexis 3,000-gallon water tender

Zach Cox photo

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