Archive for August 18th, 2022

Chicago Fire Department news

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A fire started around 11 p.m. Wednesday on 45th Street and Hermitage Avenue that tore through two buildings in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. Three firefighters were transported to area hospitals: one for back pain, another hurt their knee, and the third was treated for exertion.

Over 25 people were displaced due to the fire.

The fire is under investigation.

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Two men are dead, another person critically injured, and a fourth person is missing after three separate water emergencies in Lake Michigan.

Chicago Fire Department divers recovered a man from the water around 12:20 a.m. Thursday in the 200 block of West Montrose Drive. He was transported to Weiss Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death is still to be determined.

Around 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Chicago Police Department’s Marine Unit was activated after two people fell off a boat near the Jardine Water Filtration Plant. A man, whose age was not given, was transported to Northwestern Hospital in critical condition.

Chicago police were searching for the second person until 9 p.m. Wednesday, then the Coast Guard picked up recovery efforts. The person is still missing as of Thursday morning.

Around 6 a.m. Wednesday, 43-year-old Luis Vera was pulled from the lake and died after he slipped and fell into the water near Diversey Harbor. Police said he went in the water and never resurfaced until he was pulled from the lake.

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New engine for South Chicago Heights FD (more)

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.:

South Chicago Heights Fire Dept. Put their new engine in service tonight (8/17/22).; #SouthChicagoHeightsFD; #FireTruck; #Spartan; #MetroStar;

FD photo; #SouthChicagoHeightsFD; #FireTruck; #Spartan; #MetroStar; #AmericanLaFrance;

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University Park Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT – This was the University Park Fire Dept.’s Engine 73, a 1980 Hendrickson/FMC 1500/500. This is a very old picture, the color does not show the yellow paint scheme very well.  The engine is also lettered Park Forest South before the name change.
Mike Summa; #MikeSumma; #TBT; #ParkForestSouthFD; #FireTruck; #Hendrickson; #FMC; #UniversityParkFD

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From our files:; #FireTruck; #larryshapiro;; #ParkForestSouth; #Hendrickson; #TBT;

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University Park Fire Department history

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University Park Fire Department Hendrickson FMC engine

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University Park Fire Department history

Bill Schreiber photo

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