Archive for July 12th, 2020

Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 7-12-20

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Here are some shots from the 4th Battalion’s Still & Box Alarm @ 2257-2259 W Taylor St. Companies had two lines on a fire in the cockloft above a Mexican restaurant and some type of clothing store. See our site for more images.
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smoke from store front in Chicago

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E-ONE tower ladder in Chicago

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Chicago Firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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spare fire engine in Chicago

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2-Alarm fire in Lake Zurich, 7-12-20

From the Lake Zurich Fire Department Facebook page:

Lake Zurich Fire Rescue Department press release

Pierce Saber fire engine

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Lake Zurich fire scene

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Wheeling Fire Department news

From the Village of Wheeling Facebook page:

Congratulations to these esteemed Wheeling Fire Department employees who were recently promoted!

From the desk of Fire Chief Mike McGreal:

It is with great enthusiasm that I announce Lieutenant Steve Mella is promoted to the rank of deputy fire chief. Steve is a 25 year veteran of the Wheeling Fire Department, with 14 years at the rank of lieutenant. Steve has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin, Stout and has been a paramedic since 1994. Steve has collaborated with the public, local EMS systems and hospitals, neighboring fire departments, the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) elected officials, and local agencies. He was deployed to the Gulf Region in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as part of the Illinois MABAS response. Steve also was recently deployed to North Carolina for Hurricane Florence with Illinois Task Force 1, as a swift water technician.

With equal enthusiasm I announce that Firefighter Paramedic Dan Murdock is promoted to lieutenant. Dan has 20 years with the department and also served with the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District for 2 years. He was recently given the responsibility of team leader for the hazardous materials rescue/mitigation team. Dan is also certified in fire investigation and is a member of the department’s fire investigation team.

And saving the best for last, Management Analyst Ileen Bryer has been promoted to executive officer. Ileen spent 2 years with the Wheeling Police Department before coming over to the fire department for the last 5 years. She handles the day to day administrative functions of the department as well as all facets of the medical billing program, manages and participates in the Cook County Pharmaceutical Dispensing plan, manages/updates the Cook County Hazard Mitigation Plan, manages the departments records management system Imagetrend™ and Aladtec™ scheduling system, and chairs the village’s Threat Hazard Identification Risk Analysis (THIRA).

Wheeling FD Deputy Chief Steve Mella

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Wheeling FD Lieutenant Dan Murdock

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