Archive for February 1st, 2022

Working fire in Chicago, 1-31-22

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Last night Battalion 19 got a run down for a working fire @ 5845 s Carpenter. Engine 116 arrived to find a 2 sty RED X grey stone with heavy fire showing from the 2nd floor. 116 deck gunned it on arrival, and lead out two 2.5’s along with Engines 84 and 50. Crews were defensive for a while and then made entry to mop up and hit hot spots. We were right down 59th street when it came in, and were able to get some outstanding pictures. The full gallery is on our site

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New Mobile Communications Van for Westmont

This from Daniel Hynd:

From the October 7th, 2021 Village board meeting agenda.

Westmont FD purchased a new LDV Mobile Command Center to replace 1888.
Westmont FD orders new mobile command van

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Village of Westmont Purchase Order 22201095

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-30-22

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Sunday night I made it to a fire in the 18th Battalion on Chicago’s westside at 1521 S Kilbourn. Engine 38 arrived to find a 2.5-sty ordinary, vacant building completely boarded up with fire on all floors. Companies had forcible entry issues with steel bars behind the boarded up doors. Once the crews finally made entry, they encountered heavy fire and could not make a push. Battalion 18 ordered companies to go defensive and pulled a box. Both Engine 38 and Engine 113 (first companies) had frozen hydrants on Kilbourn. Engine 99 (3rd due) found a good hydrant a block to the east and fed Engine 38. Engine 95 came up the rear in the alley and deck gunned it. 95’s hydrant guy used 200′ of 4″, broke down a fence, and stretched to a mid-block hydrant on Kenneth. I was fortunate to get some great shots at this job. Full gallery is on our site

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