Archive for April 29th, 2021

Vintage 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 5-6-71

For #TBT from Steve Redick’s collection:

Graemere Hotel at Washington and Homan May 6, 1971 2-11 alarm

Graemere Hotel fire in Chicago 1971

photographer unknown

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MVA with extrication on I294, 4-28-21

From the Associated Firefighters of Oak Brook IAFF Local 4646 Facebook page:

This evening Oak Brook Firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident that involved a prolonged extrication. Due to recent cuts in manpower, Oak Brook only had 2 firefighters available to man our squad and 1 firefighter available in a suv to handle this technical extrication. This incident required assistance from Berkley, Hillside, Oakbrook Terrace and York Center. The patient was extricated and transported to Loyola Hospital via helicopter.

Oak Brook Firefighters are currently working a vehicle accident with extrication on SB I294 in the area of 22nd St. Please use caution in the area.

serious damage to truck hitting another truck

Oak Brook Fire Department photo

thanks Danny

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Garden Homes Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Garden Homes Engine 2503, then 2513, a 1973 Ford/Darley 750/750.
Mike Summa
1973 Ford/Darley fire engine

Mike Summa photo

1973 Ford/Darley fire engine

Mike Summa photo

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