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Worker falls from tree to garage roof in Buffalo Grove, 5/21/15

This from Larry Shapiro:

Buffalo Grove firefighters were called to 271 Lincoln Terrace this afternoon (5/21/15) after a worker that was cutting a tree apparently fell from a crane roughly 30-40 feet above a detached garage. After riding up with the crane ball to an upper tree limb, he tied off the large branch to the crane and the fell somehow and landed on the garage roof below.

Firefighters packed the patient on a backboard and into a stokes basket before lowering him to the ground for transport to an area hospital.

Here are a few images from the scene and a brief video.

firemen rescue a tree worker that fell onto a roof

Larry Shapiro photo

site of workplace accident after a tree worker fell

Larry Shapiro photo

firemen remove an injured worker in a stokes basket

Larry Shapiro photo

firemen rescue a tree worker that fell onto a roof

Larry Shapiro photo

firemen place patient with backboard onto a gurney

Larry Shapiro photo

site of workplace accident after a tree worker fell

Larry Shapiro photo

a tree worker climbs a tree

A different worker resumes the job after the firefighters leave. Larry Shapiro photo

More images are at shapirophotography.net

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire 7-22-14

This from Eric Haak:

Just before 1830 hrs on Tuesday evening (7/22), the chief of Chicago’s 22nd Battalion pulled up on the scene of a working fire in an occupied 1.5-story frame residence.  The fire appeared to have started in the rear portion of the attic and quickly consumed much of the attic space.  With a three-story, ordinary, apartment building with wood frame porches as the sector D exposure, and a heat index near 100, the 22nd requested a Still & Box Alarm within minutes of arrival.  Heavy fire vented out the sector B dormer and through the roof above, but within a few minutes, the fire darkened down and was brought under control.  The truck seen in the images is 27.  This was the second evening in the last three that Engines 75 and 62 had a working fire in their still district.

heavy smoke from Chicago house fire

Eric Haak photo

flames through the roof of a house on fire

Eric Haak photo

Chicago ladder truck at house fire with flames

Eric Haak photo

heavy smoke from Chicago house fire

Eric Haak photo

Chicago firemen after battling a house fire on a hot day

Eric Haak photo

aftermath at Chicago house fire

Eric Haak photo

Chicago FD Spartan Engine 75

Eric Haak photo

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Apartment fires in Glen Ellyn and Bloomingdale 5-9-14

Box Alarm in Glen Ellyn, 5-9-14

This from John Tulipano:

Just a few quick shots from Glen Ellyn’s box alarm today at 503 Duane Street. Companies made a quick knock on the fire. Was one room on the 3rd floor in the rear of a 3-story, 50X100, mixed occupancy commercial with apartments above. One civilian was transported to Loyola.

Glen Ellyn fire scene with Snorkel

John Tulipano photo

Glen Ellyn fire scene with Snorkel

John Tulipano photo

Glen Ellyn fire scene with Snorkel

John Tulipano photo

Glen Ellyn fire scene

John Tulipano photo

more images can be viewed at http://tulipano-firephotos.smugmug.com/FIRES/5914-Glen-Ellyn-Box-Alarm-503/

Working fire in Bloomingdale, 5-9-14

More from John Tulipano:

2nd fire today… wish I saw smoke and flames, fire in an 3-story, occupied apt bldg, 50X75. Fire in a hot water heater flue in a void space started on the 1st floor and went up the void space. Fast knockdown with one line.

firemen with hose and full gear

John Tulipano photo

firemen perform overhaul at fire scene

John Tulipano photo

firemen perform overhaul at fire scene

John Tulipano photo

Pierce Arrow XT quint

John Tulipano photo

Pierce fire engine

John Tulipano photo

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CFD rescues dog from pond 11-30-13

This from Eric Haak:

Shortly before 0900 hrs on Saturday, November 30th, Chicago’s Main Fire Alarm Office received a call of a person in the water at the Humboldt Park Lagoon.  Squad 2 was returning from being held on a working fire response and as the MFAO was dispatching them, they received information that it was an over zealous dog who had chased a flock of geese and not a person.  Battalion 12 and Engine 57 reported on scene with Truck 36 and confirmed that they had a dog about 25 feet from shore in about 5 feet of water (according to fishing depth charts I checked out on-line).  Squad 2 had members suited up as they arrived and proceeded to make the rescue.  As Squad 2’s member got ready to lasso the pooch with a life preserver, the dog decided he had enough and began to swim in towards his waiting rescuer.  At this point, Squad 2’s member abandoned the life preserver and grabbed the dog by the collar.  For a brief moment, the dog’s weight broke the ice and caused it to go under, almost causing the CFD member to take a complete dip in the icy water.  However, the dog was quickly wrangled in, lifted out of the water and made a quick run to it’s owner.  The dog looked a little sheepish as it climbed into a CPD squad who took the owner and her dog home.

 

firemen rescue dog from frozen pond

Eric Haak photo

firemen rescue dog from frozen pond

Eric Haak photo

firemen rescue dog from frozen pond

Eric Haak photo

firemen rescue dog from frozen pond

Eric Haak photo

firemen rescue dog from frozen pond

Eric Haak photo

firemen rescue dog from frozen pond

Eric Haak photo

firemen rescue dog from frozen pond

Eric Haak photo

 

firemen rescue dog from frozen pond

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Chicago FD special duty – 10-25-13

Chicago firefighters responded to a call for help after 10PM to assist a woman trapped on the street. Apparently, as she was crossing the street, she got her foot caught in a gap that opened up in the pavement of a bridge. Her leg, beyond her knee, slipped into and became wedged in the space. Companies are cutting concrete to free her as 5-1-5 along with a truck company are on the street below helping to support her leg.

Tim Olk, was picking up from the 3-11 Alarm and went to the scene. He submitted a few quick shots before the extrication got underway.

Chicago Fire Department frees woman from bridge

Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department frees woman from bridge

Tim Olk photo

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4-Alarm house fire for Newport Township FPD 10-24-13

Newport Township firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire this morning in the 35000 block of N. Mill Creek Road in Wadsworth. The house sits well off the road and backs up almost directly to I-94 just past the toll booth.

Newport Township FPD

Tankers dump into multiple tanks to supply water. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD

Fire burns through the roof almost an hour into the initial call for service. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD

The Newport Twp engine in the driveway. Larry Shapiro photo

Arriving companies were unable to spot the fire until they made the long driveway off of Mill Creek Road. They found a large, two-story home with a fire in the upper level. Since the area is without hydrants, the alarm was upgraded immediately to a Box Alarm, then to a 2nd Alarm shortly thereafter. One engine and a 75′ quint made it up the driveway and a relay operation was initiated from the street. Three portable tanks were used on the road as two engines supplied 5″ lines to the quint and the engine in the driveway.

Newport Township FPD

Initially there were two dump sites on the road, one supplying each engine. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD

Dual 5″ lines along the driveway to supply an engine and a quint. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD

Tankers dump into portable tanks on Mill Creek Road. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD

Antioch fire engine drafts from a portable tank. Larry Shapiro photo

As the fire overhead grew, companies had to pull out and resort to a defensive operation. Several hand lines and an aerial pipe were put into operation. Due to the water needs and the route tenders had to take to refill and return, the alarm was upgraded to a 4th Alarm for additional tenders.

Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

Winthrop Harbor quint working in the driveway. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

Fire in the attic area in the A Sector. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

Pleasant Prairie tender dumps water. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

The Round Lake tender leads a line of tenders waiting to dump. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

Grayslake tanker dumps water. Larry Shapiro photo

Fire departments represented at the scene from Illinois included:

  • Newport Township (2 engines, an ambulance, 2 tenders, and several chief officers)
  • Wauconda with an ambulance
  • Round Lake with a tender and chief
  • Zion with a truck and chief officers
  • Antioch with an engine, an ambulance, and a chief
  • Winthrop Harbor with a quint and a chief
  • Waukegan with an engine
  • Beach Park with an engine
  • Gurnee with an engine and a chief
  • Lincolnshire-Riverwoods with an ambulance
  • Grayslake with a tender
  • Richmond with a tender
  • McHenry Township with a tender
  • Countryside with a tender
  • Lake Villa with a tender
  • Fox Lake with a squad
  • Lake Forest with a squad
  • Quad 2 Rehab Unit and Mobile Command Post

Fire departments represented from Wisconsin included:

  • Bristol with a tender and chief
  • Trevor with a tender
  • South Shore with a tender
  • Salem with a tender
  • Pleasant Prairie with a tender
  • Paris with a tender
  • Twin Lakes with a tender
  • Somers with a tender
Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

Destruction of the upper level. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

A view of the rear showing the destruction. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

A view from the front of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Newport Township FPD fights large house fire

Fox Lake firefighters work in the garage. Larry Shapiro photo

Larry Shapiro has a gallery with more images HERE.

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 10-15-13

This from Josh Boyajian:

EFAO dispatched a Still and Box alarm for a fire with people trapped @ 6730 s Emerald.  E54 arrived and found a 2.5 sty wood frame fully involved. It communitcated to two other structures on the north and south side of the main fire building. After the fire was out, CFD found two victims in the main fire building including a 1 year old. I arrived approximatly 15 minutes into the fire. Here are my pictures.

 

Chicago Fire Department

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago Fire Department

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago Fire Department

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago Fire Department

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago Fire Department

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago Fire Department

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago Fire Department

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago Fire Department

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Carol Stream Still Alarm 10-2-13

This from Larry Shapiro:

I was at Carol Stream when a reported house fire came in and responded with the companies. The police reported smoke showing. Carol Stream Battalion 28 confirmed light smoke at 409 Thunderbird Trail which was within a mile’s drive of Station 28.

Companies handled a small fire with a pump can. The call was dispatched shortly after shift change which accounts for the firefighters that were not in gear helping the on-duty crews.

Here are a few images from the scene with a brief video.

Carol Stream Fire District at fire scene

Conditions on arrival. Larry Shapiro photo

Carol Stream Fire District at fire scene

A firefighter who just got off duty opes the hydrant. Larry Shapiro photo

Carol Stream Fire District at fire scene

A ground ladder comes off the tower. Larry Shapiro photo

Carol Stream Fire District at fire scene

Carol Stream Chief Rick Kolomay brings out the command board. Larry Shapiro photo

Carol Stream Fire District at fire scene

Carol Stream units on the scene.Larry Shapiro photo

Carol Stream Fire District at fire scene

Firefighters from Squad 27A approach the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Carol Stream Fire District at fire scene

The incident command board. Larry Shapiro photo

Carol Stream Fire District at fire scene

Carol Stream Deputy Chief Bob Hoff. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery with more images is HERE.

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire 9-25-13

Chicago had a 2-11 Alarm fire today at 1034 S. Kostner. The building consisted of a five-story section with a one-story area in the rear. Workers were disconnecting a storage tank in the basement which contained some sort of glue which ignited. The building began filling with smoke, and when companies determined what it was and that it was in the basement, everyone was ordered out and a PAR was conducted.

A Haz Mat Level I was requested along with the 2-11. 9-2-3, the MVU housed with Engine 106 was special called as was 8-8-11, the Mobile Oxygen Bus. There wasn’t any fire to see but lots of black smoke being pushed out of the building by the large fan.

Larry Shapiro and TIm Olk were at the scene. Some images are below.

Chicago Fire Department fire scene

Black smoke is forced out of the building from the MVU. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department

Chicago’s reserve squad, lettered for the Chicago Fire tv show was in service for Squad 2. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department fire scene

THe smoke covered everything and everyone. Black smoke is forced out of the building from the MVU. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department fire scene

Black smoke is forced out of the building from the MVU. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department fire scene

Black smoke is forced out of the building from the MVU. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department fire scene

Another dirty face after working inside. Black smoke is forced out of the building from the MVU. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department fire scene

Squad 2 member after working in the building. Black smoke is forced out of the building from the MVU. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department fire scene

No shortage of dirty faces at this fire. Black smoke is forced out of the building from the MVU. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department fire scene

A fireman enters the Oxygen Therapy Bus. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department fire scene

Black smoke is forced out of the building from the MVU. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department fire scene

Engine 107 on a hydrant. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department fire scene

Oxygen Therapy Bus 8-8-11 at the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department fire scene

CFD MVU 9-2-3 working at the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Larry has a large gallery with image HERE.

Tim has a large gallery with images HERE.

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Chicago Still Alarm fire 9-14-13

This from Eric Haak:

This fire on the 5300 block of South Justine occurred Saturday afternoon at 1245 hrs.  Companies responding were Engines 116 and 123, Truck 33 and Tower Ladder 39, Battalion 19 along with Battalion 15 and Truck 18 with the RIT assignment.  No rig shots with this one as both engine companies were running spares.  There was some concern about communication to the rear porches of the exposure to the north, but everything was quickly contained.  A resident of the address told me that the mother allegedly stepped out to go to the corner store when the fire was started by kids in the rear bedroom.  During overhaul, the remnants of several mattresses were tossed out the rear window by members of Squad 5.

 

Chicago Fire Department

Eric Haak photo

Chicago Fire Department

Eric Haak photo

Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Fire Department

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