Archive for February 12th, 2022

Still and Box Alarm fire with a Mayday alert in Chicago, 2-12-22

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Cfd Responded to a fire at 112th Pl and Princeton for a fire Engines 93 and 62 (Spare) along with Truck 27 (Spare). While making entry the fire flashed over on them injuring 6 firefighters and a Mayday alert was declared along with an EMS Plan 1. Multiple firefighters were transported to Christ Hospital with non-Life threatening Injuries including minor burns and a dislocated shoulder. 

Companies On Scene 
Trucks-27(Spare)/62(Spare)/42/37(Spare)/along with an unknown truck in a spare 
Chiefs-Battalions-20/21/22/23/24 DDC-2-2-5 Other 2-1-25/2-1-22/2-1-10/2-1-5/2-1-21/Along with Multiple Unmarked and unknown Chiefs cars
Ems-Ambos 17/71/72/79/51/37 Chiefs 4-5-6/4-4-12 
Other- CV 2-7-5/Squad 5&5a/OFI 4-6-6&4-6-8
house fire in Chicago

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Working fire in Lincolnshire, 2-9-22

From Max Weingardt:

Lincolnshire Working Fire at 299 Olde Half Day Rd 2/9/22

smoke from a garage fire

Max Weingardt photo

smoke from a garage fire

Max Weingardt photo

smoke from a garage fire

Max Weingardt photo

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Champaign Fire Department news

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While responding to an emergency on East John Street Wednesday morning, Champaign Fire Department’s Ladder 161 was involved in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Neil and Green streets.

A firefighter and the occupant of the second vehicle were both treated on scene and were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Ladder 161 was eastbound on Green Street and collided with the southbound blue Chevy Malibu at the Neil St. intersection. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and had to be towed from the scene.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

thanks Chris

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Winthrop Harbor Fire Department news

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A group of firefighters have sued the village of Winthrop Harbor, claiming the Lake County community underpaid them for working an overnight shift each week.

On Aug. 13, a class action lawsuits was filed in Chicago federal court against Winthrop Harbor on behalf of the village’s firefighters.

Named plaintiffs in the action include Eric Zack, Joshua Trice, Allison Hancock and Lloyd R. Wollert.

According to the complaint, the firefighters are paid hourly and are all assigned to work one of six shifts over a 7-day work week. Five firefighters are also assigned each week to work a night shift from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on every 6th day of the work period.

However, according to the complaint, the firefighters assigned to that overnight shift are not paid their hourly wage, but rather are paid only a $50 stipend.

Further, the complaint accuses Winthrop Harbor of shorting firefighters overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 53 in individual work periods when required to work from 8:00 to 5:00 a.m. on every 6th day of the work period.

The complaint accuses the village of violating both the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and the Illinois Minimum Wage Law.

The complaint asks the court to award the plaintiffs unpaid wages, plus 2% interest per month of alleged underpayments.

thanks Rob

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