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Of interest … Backdraft II (more)

 

Excerpts from the hdroom.com:

Universal Pictures has reignited the Backdraft franchise with Backdraft 2 starring original film actors Donald Sutherland and William Baldwin. Newcomer Joe Anderson as the son of Steven “Bull” McCaffrey, along with Alisha Bailey and Jessamine-Bliss Bell, round out the core cast.

Original film producer Raffaella DeLaurentiis and  writer/former firefighter Gregory Widen have also returned for the sequel that will be helmed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego.

Backdraft 2 is a direct-to-video release from Universal 1440 Entertainment. It will be released simultaneously May 14th on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital.

Universal will also release a Backdraft and Backdraft 2 Blu-ray set the same date. Also strongly rumored per a listing at Amazon is a Backdraft 4K Ultra HD release with a May 7th release date.

Pre-order Backdraft 2 on Blu-ray combo for a discounted price at Amazon.

thanks Ron

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A request for assistance …

Hi my name is Wendy Walker and I live in Newport Beach CA.  My family is from Chicago, my grandparents moved from Poland to Chicago and both my mom and aunt lived there.  I love Chicago and of course a HUGE Chicago Sports Fan.  I have been a nurse for 20 years specialized in Hospice Nursing but everything changed when I was diagnosed for lymphatic cancer.  Through out my medical career I collect Ed fire department T-shirts from all over the place any different states and I wanted personally come to Chicago and get or ask for a shirt.  After my last ER visit last night my lymph nodes are so swollen in my lungs I have a difficult time breathing and unable to travel.  I’m not getting any better and would love to end my collection with my last shirt from the city I love the most.  Could you send one to me from your department I would love that so much.  Please let me know if that will be fine.  Love your work love Chicago.
Thanks you all for all you do
Wendy Walker
714-465-8872

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As seen around … Crestwood

This from Martin Nowak:

Just have a question that maybe someone could answer. I recently stopped by the place in Crestwood where former apparatus are sold. I seen what looks like a plaque/sign holder. Anyone know anything about this??? Who it was assigned to? 
 
Front photo is mine. Rear shot is sellers photo. Thank you in advance! 
former Chicago FD ambulance for sale

former Chicago FD ambulance for sale

former Chicago FD ambulance for sale

former Chicago FD ambulance for sale

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Public Safety on display at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show

This from Asher Heimermann:

Vehicles on display at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.

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Illinois State Police Ford Explorer

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vintage Chicago police car

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Illinois Secretary of State Police Ford Explorer

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Ford 6x6 AWD fire truck on display at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show

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pink decals on MEDEX ambulance

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Ford Explorer police interceptor

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Chicago Fire TV show

Excerpts from countryliving.com:

Each week, Chicago Fire delivers enough emotional twists and turns to make our heads spin. The show has been known to shock audiences with painful deaths and teary-eyed breakups but, as its name would suggest, it also showcases plenty of fires.

The members of the Firehouse 51 team have rescued countless pedestrians, responded to devastating car crashes, and ran into burning buildings. The high-stakes scenarios and the actors’s professionalism make it easy to forget that they’re not actually firefighters. Still, the cast of Chicago Fire isn’t just reading lines when the cameras start rolling—they’re acting based off of training they’ve done with the Chicago Fire Department.

The cast is put through training that mimics real-life scenarios faced by firefighters. The actors have worn all of the gear, knocked down doors, used the Jaws of Life to break into cars, and walked through rooms so filled with smoke that it’s impossible to see.

The idea behind these exercises is that each experience gives the cast a better idea of what being a firefighter is really like, so they can portray that to audiences. Based on the emotional reactions from fans after every episode, it’s safe to say they’re doing a good job.

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Request for assistance … fire service mapping

This from Chris Truty:

I’m looking for some input.  I’m in the process of creating maps like these for various fire departments across the country.  I’m looking to inquire if there may be a market for these kinds of maps.  Some small amounts of customization (i.e. engines only, ambulances only, etc.) could be made but in general, I’m curious as to whether or not our industry would enjoy these maps.  Cost could be $30-$50/ea since I’m not bulk printing yet.  Any comments would be helpful. 

CT

Christopher Truty, MS

Fire Chief, Tri-Lakes Monument FPD

Chicago FD map of stations and companies

click on the map to download a larger file

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Of interest … Flight For Life

This from Asher Heimermann:

Flight for Life, celebrating their 35th year of service in 2019, closed their Fond du Lac, Wisconsin helicopter base on Friday, January 18, 2019 after 10 years of operating a medical helicopter out of the city. According to a post on Facebook by Flight for Life, they are reducing their fleet of helicopters. The McHenry, Illinois base will remain operational while their Waukesha-Milwaukee base will likely relocate to the West Bend, Wisconsin area.
 
Flight for Life launched a ground-base ambulance service last October with two ambulances but will put a third in operation soon according to a post on their Facebook Page.
Flight For Life ambulance

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Flight for Life ambulance

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Flight for Life helicopter

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Of interest … Blue Island FD

This from Mike Summa:

I found this video that I would like to share.  It was a facebook club for the city of Blue Island:  The truck just makes it in–
Billy Mac

 

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New Chicago FD Fleet Maintenance facilities

This from the fleetguy:

Update on the new building for CFD Fleet on 69th & Wentworth pic by Fleetguy 

new Chicago 2FM building

Update on the new building for CFD Fleet on 69th & Wentworth pic by Fleetguy

new Chicago 2FM building

Update on the new building for CFD Fleet on 69th & Wentworth pic by Fleetguy

new Chicago 2FM building

Update on the new building for CFD Fleet on 69th & Wentworth pic by Fleetguy

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Of interest … O’learys Fire Truck Tours

This from Danny N:

Came across o’learys fire truck tours from the Chicago area for sale online 

Contact George at 312-287-6565 for more info
O'learys Fire Truck Tours for sale O'learys Fire Truck Tours for sale

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