Archive for June 19th, 2021

Interdivisional Box Alarms for the industrial fire in Rockton, 6-14-21 (more)

Found at RED Center on Facebook:

As the dispatch center for MABAS-IL Statewide deployments, it has been a busy 48 hours providing support to the Rockton incident! As this incident continues to evolve, initial response estimates are as follows: at least 26 MABAS Divisions, 167 Fire Departments and 350+ personnel have been deployed for on-scene and local support.
A sincere thanks goes out to each dispatch center, department, and individual who have worked round the clock to assist us in this mission!

RED is proud to play a critical role in the Illinois Mutual Aid Box Alarm System. From the initial reports of the incident, RED personnel was monitoring the situation and preparing to send necessary support from all over the state. When the request was made, we were ready. This is what we train for!

An important piece of the MABAS response to Rockton was the Task Forces deployed to cover the local area while Rockton FD handled the Chemtool incident. MABAS Division 3, 13, and 12 each sent 2 engines, 1 ladder truck, 1 squad/heavy rescue company, 3 ambulances, and a chief to serve as the local FD for 12-hour rotations because the day to day emergencies don’t stop during large incidents.

thanks Keith

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As seen around … Chicago

This from chicagoland_fire_photos on Instagram:

A visit to cfd engine 16’s quarters 

Home to:
Engine 16 
Ambo 35 
Hazmat 5-1-1 
Hazmat support 5-1-1a 
Mobile lab 5-1-11 
Hazmat coordinator 5-1-0 
OFI 4-6-6/4-6-7/4-6-8/4-6-9 
Also a picture of E16’s former quarters which is now a security company 
Chicago FD Engine 16 in quarters

chicagoland_fire_photos on Instagram


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New engine for Lemont FPD (more)

From Bill Schreiber:

new Rosenbauer Commander fire engine

Rosenbauer photo

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