Archive for category Apparatus on-scene

Crash with entrapment in Buffalo Grove, 6-29-20

Buffalo Grove police officers and firefighters were sent to a motor vehicle accident today (6/29/20) in the east bound lanes of Lake-Cook Road just west of Raupp Boulevard in a construction zone. A car traveling westbound reportedly crossed into the eastbound lanes and collided with a large dump truck carrying asphalt. Firefighters extricated the driver of the car who was entrapped and later transported to a hospital in serious condition. The man, later identified as John Rodgers IV, 49, was pronounced dead at the hospital. The truck driver was unharmed. The roadway remained closed to allow an accident investigation team to reconstruct the incident.

Buffalo Grove Firefighters at crash scene

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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Buffalo Grove Firefighter Frank Doll

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severe damage to car after a crash

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Firefighters and paramedics and police officers at crash site

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Buffalo Grove FD Tower 25

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multiple air bag deployment from crash

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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Working fire in Des Plaines, 6-24-20

Des Plaines firefighters were called to 886 Webster Lane Wednesday afternoon for fire in an attached garage. Arriving companies were met by heavy fire and requested an upgrade to a working fire response. Fire appeared to be contained to the garage and the rooms directly above. Des Plaines companies were assisted by Niles, Elk Grove Township, Mt Prospect, and Park Ridge.

Des Plaines fire engine

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886 Webster Lane Des Plaines

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886 Webster Lane Des Plaines

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886 Webster Lane Des Plaines

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Niles FD Tower Ladder 2

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Spartan fire engine

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fire chief Chevy Suburban

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Des Plaines FD Battalion 61

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Commercial fire in Waukegan, 6-15-20

Excerpts from the Waukegan FD Facebook page:

This afternoon around 3pm the Waukegan Fire Department responded to a working structure fire in a large strip mall in the 2300 block of Grand Ave. First arriving units found smoke and fire showing from the roof line of this 15 unit strip mall with a large attached medical building.

Chief Bridges would like to express how proud he is and hopes that everyone else should be as well with the firefighters that extinguished this rapidly advancing fire and safely mitigated a potentially disastrous outcome! The Waukegan spirit of teamwork was shining through the many community members who acted quickly to move vehicles that were impeding access to strip mall. The aggressive tactics deployed by firefighters prevented the fire from destroying both the medical building and adjacent businesses, over half of which reopened their doors within two hours. While there was some damage, much more extensive damage was prevented. We are pleased to share that there were no injuries.

Thank you to our neighboring fire departments who assisted and the Waukegan Police Department that handled traffic control and scene safety during the rush hour.

Waukegan Fire Marshal Lenzi is investigating the cause of the fire.

Waukegan firefighters battle commercial building fire

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commercial fire scene in Waukegan

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commercial fire scene in Waukegan

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Waukegan firefighters battle commercial building fire

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commercial fire scene in Waukegan

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Waukegan firefighters were called too 2323 Grand Avenue this afternoon after roofers apparently ignited a fire that caused heavy damage to the roof, facia, and stores below. The fire was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm with a North Chicago engine and Gurnee truck to the scene plus multiple towns providing station coverage. The fire was extinguished in about 40 minutes.

Firefighters repack hose on fire engine

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Waukegan fire trucks

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Waukegan FD fire engines

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fire scene in Waukegan

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Pierce quint at fire scene

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KME fire engine at fire scene

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Waukegan FD ladder truck

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Working fire in McCook, 5-24-20

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Here are a couple shots from a fire in McCook a couple weeks ago @ 5300 Joliet Rd. Companies had a semi truck going in a commercial building. 

commercial building fire in McCook 5-24-20

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commercial building fire in McCook 5-24-20

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commercial building fire in McCook 5-24-20

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commercial building fire in McCook 5-24-20

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E-ONE ladder truck at fire scene

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House fire in Joliet, 6-7-20

This from Jim Skrabel:

Here are a few pictures from a fire on Joliet’s west side this morning (6/7/20). The fire was in the 2100 block of Wesmere Lakes Drive. It appears the fire was in the attached garage and spread to the attic. Engine 9 (using spare 19) Truck 9 (using spare 19 staffed again?) were first due. A total of three lines were used and the roof was opened. Also on scene were Engine 8, Engine 7, Engine 10, Battalion 2, and a few ambulances. Crews did a great job with a quick knock of the fire.

house fire scene in Joliet IL

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heavy smoke from house fire in Joliet

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house fire in Joliet IL

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aftermath of a house fire in Joliet IL

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Cicero Fire Department history – part 2

More Cicero Fire Department history from the files of Joseph Salerno:

Cicero Fire Department history

from the files of Joseph Salerno

Cicero Fire Department history

from the files of Joseph Salerno

Cicero Fire Department history

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago with Haz Mat Level 1 and EMS Plan 1, 5-19-20 (more)

More photos of the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago with Haz Mat Level 1 and EMS Plan 1, 5-19-20

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago

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Historic Chicago fire scene

This undated photo from Steve Redick

vintage Chicago downtown fire scene along the Chicago River

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago with Haz Mat Level 1 and EMS Plan 1, 5-19-20 (more)

video by Steve Redick and photos of the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago with Haz Mat Level 1 and EMS Plan 1, 5-19-20

 

Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Working fire in Northbrook, 5-6-20

Northbrook firefighters were sent to 4040 Timberlane Drive in a section of unincorporated Cook County this afternoon (5/6/20) for reports of smoke from a house. An officer from the Cook County Sheriff’s Department arrived first and advised there were flames from the roof. This address is in the far southwest corner of Northbrook’s district close to the borders of Glenview, Wheeling, and Prospect Heights and the only hydrant for this several block long street is at the entrance at Sanders Road. This prompted a response from Prospect Heights FPD Tanker 9.

Firefighter with medical mask at fire scene

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Northbrook Engine 10 was the first fire suppression company and laid 5″ hose from the hydrant to the house. Companies had an advanced attic fire and heavy smoke on arrival and the alarm was upgraded to a working fire bringing companies from Glenview and Wheeling in addition to all of the Northbrook units and Prospect Heights Tanker 9. 

heavy smoke billows from house fire

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heavy smoke billows from house fire

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Firefighters enter house with hose line

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The fire was attacked with tank water until the water supply was established. It appeared that three lines were used to extinguish the fire. Northbrook Tower 12 ventilated the roof from their platform. Nobody was home at the time of the fire.

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