Archive for September 29th, 2022

Of interest … Hurricane Ian

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Hurricane Ian made landfall on Florida’s west coast Wednesday afternoon, turning streets into rivers, flooding building and homes, and leaving a destructive path in its wake. 

In Naples, one of the hardest-hit areas by the Category 4 storm, the storm surge inundated a fire station, partly submerging fire trucks in several feet of water.

After leading a number of residents out of high water earlier Wednesday, firefighters with the Naples Fire-Rescue Department had to make one final rescue — their own. A video shows firefighters making a last ditch effort to save equipment from the rising flood waters. At one point, the fire chief notes that one of the trucks started smoking and had it moved outside the station so that it wouldn’t burn down the building should it catch on fire. They waded through nearly 4 feet of water to remove equipment and items from inside the trucks. The station lost several vehicles due to the storm.

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Pleasantview Fire Protection District news; #PleasantviewFPD;

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New ambulance for Carpentersville Fire Department

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Foster Coach Sales photo

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Chicago Ridge Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This is the Chicago Ridge Fire Dept.’s Engine 6523, a 1996 HME 1871/Luverne 1500/500.  Enjoy and comment.
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Mike Summa photo

and from our files

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Larry Shapiro photo

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Larry Shapiro photo

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