Archive for July 3rd, 2021

New Chicago Fire Department replica models

From Fire Replicas:

New Fire Replicas models of Chicago FD tractor-drawn aerial featuring a 1960 B-Model Mack tractor with FWD trailer

New Fire Replicas models of Chicago FD 1953 FWD pumpers

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

Excerpts from

If you have been affected physically or mentally by the June 14 Chemtool fire in Rockton, the Winnebago County Health Department wants to know about it. County Health Department Administrator Sandra Martell is asking residents to complete a health impact survey in response to the fire. Individual information collected from the survey will be kept confidential, and nothing will be published that can identify individuals. 

The survey questions were developed and vetted by toxicologists, epidemiologists, and environmental scientists based on previous chemical fires as well as the Chemtool fire. Survey participants are asked where they were during the fire and how they may have been exposed, such as coming in contact with debris, the air or the water. The survey also asks if participants are experiencing any new or worsening physical or mental health symptoms, and, if so, if they received medical treatment.

The intent of the survey is to better understand the symptoms that people may have or still be experiencing. Data from the survey will be analyzed and aggregated to get a complete picture of what the impacts were to our community.

The survey, open to the public until July 15, takes about 15 minutes to complete and is being done in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

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As seen around … Chicago

This from Steve Redick:

Had an amazing opportunity recently. I was able to get a shot of the entire 1st battalion assembled at the end of navy pier. This was an apparatus maneuvering and spotting drill and resulted in what I feel is a once in a lifetime shot. All of the members assigned to the units are in the image as well. The full size image has just enough resolution to be able to identify most of the people in the photo. Both boats positioned very well in the background as well as a bit of skyline round it all out.
Chicago FD 1st Battalion

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD 1st Battalion

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD 1st Battalion

Steve Redick photo

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