Archive for May 27th, 2022

Riverdale Fire Department history

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr:

Found on facebook for sale: 

1952 American LaFrance pumper 
X-Riverdale, Illinois 
Now located in Canada, asking $4500 USD; #AmericanLaFrance; #RiverdaleFD; #vintagefiretruck;

from Facebook; #AmericanLaFrance; #RiverdaleFD; #vintagefiretruck;

from Facebook

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New engine for Aurora

From Fire Service, Inc. @FireServiceIncStJohn :

Thanks to: Chief Dave McCabe, Assistant Chief Mark Matkovich
• E-ONE Custom Top Mount Pumper
• Cyclone 100” Wide Cab
• Cummins L9 330 HP Engine
• 16” Vista Raised Roof
• Extruded Aluminum Body with Roll-Up Doors
• Low Hosebed
• Enclosed Ladder Storage Tunnel
• 1500 GPM Hale QMAX Pump
• Federal Signal Warning Lights
• FireTech Hi-Viz 12 Volt Scene Lights; #EONE; #AuroraFD; #firetruckdrawing;

click to download; #EONE; #AuroraFD; #firetruckdrawing;

click to download; #EONE; #AuroraFD; #firetruckdrawing;

click to download

thanks Danny

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 5-25-22

Excerpts from

A young girl died after a fire broke out in an apartment building Wednesday morning in Roseland on the Far South Side. The child was found under debris in the bedroom of a second-floor unit of a courtyard building at 11035 S. King Dr. She was 2 or 3 years old. Firefighters tried to resuscitate the child but she was pronounced dead at Comer Children’s Hospital.

Firefighters had responded to several calls of a heavy fire coming from an apartment and a person possibly trapped inside. 

Two adults from the unit had escaped when firefighters arrived. The rear door of the unit appeared to be locked and someone may have jumped to safety from a window. There were no working smoke detectors inside.

The apartment was full of a lot of debris — furniture, objects that made it difficult to conduct the search.

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