Archive for November 23rd, 2022

Lockport Township FPD news

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The Lockport Township Fire Protection District responded at 10:12 a.m. Tuesday for a reported house fire on Fairmount Avenue in unincorporated Lockport Township. Companies arrived to find a small, one-story home with heavy fire. The fire was brought under control in 10 minutes, but caused extensive damage.; #housefire; #LockportTownshipFPD;

Lockport Township FPD photo

The occupant of the home, an older adult, was able to self-evacuate before the fire department arrived, but began having trouble breathing and collapsed at the scene. The victim was taken in critical condition to Silver Cross Hospital.

The fire was upgraded to a general alarm which brought in equipment from the Homer, Northwest Homer, and Plainfield Fire Districts to cover the Lockport stations while companies worked at the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Lockport Fire Investigators, MABAS 19 Fire Investigators, and the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office.

thanks Martin

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Steve Redick:

An awesome color graphic from 1951 – Fireboats in action; #ChicagoFD;

click to download

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