Archive for August 23rd, 2023

New fire station in Channahon

This from Jim Skrabel:

Channahon’s new fire station 2 construction is well under way after a several month delay due to vandalism. The address of the new station will be 23370 S. Thomas Dillon Drive.; #ChannahonFD; #firestation;

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Chicago Fire Department news

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The Chicago Fire Department says it is taking steps to prepare for scorching-hot temperatures in the city, activating additional resources to keep residents and firefighters safe.

All fire calls received by dispatchers on Wednesday and Thursday will automatically be elevated to ensure that there are adequate crews on scene, to ensure plenty of rest and recuperation for firefighters on a scene.

More ambulances will be activated during the heat wave to help respond to heat-related issues in the city.

Finally, fire officials offered tips for residents to stay safe, including asking children not to play in fire hydrant spray, as it could pose safety concerns for the children and for passing motorists.

Residents are also urged to call 311 if they need information on cooling centers, or if they need to request well-being checks for neighbors.

thanks Martin

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 8-23-23

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Chicago firefighters responded to an extra-alarm fire at a grocery store in the Chinatown neighborhood Wednesday morning.

The fire broke out at about 3:30 a.m. in the Park To Shop grocery store in the 2100-block of South Archer Avenue. 

There were no reports of any firefighters suffering from heat fatigue and no injuries have been reported.

The fire department had trouble putting out the fire due to the building’s concrete roof. 

The Chicago Building Department was called in to help open up walls to gain access.

At about 6:45 a.m., CFD said the fire was struck out. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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