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Of interest … Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

From the National Fallen Fighters Foundation – for NASCAR fans who might be traveling to Dover, DE

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Of interest … CFD FF/EMT Juan Bucio

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

Joshua and Jacob Bucio, sons of Chicago Fire Department Diver Juan Bucio delivered the game ball at the White Sox game Friday night.

Bucio died in late May while trying to rescue a missing boater who had gone overboard on the South Branch of the Chicago River. 

He is survived by his sons Joshua, 10, and Jacob, 7. The Chicago White Sox invited them onto the field Friday night before their game against the Oakland Athletics.

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Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet (more)

a few more images from the Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

fire department bell ringing ceremony

Steve Redick photo

fire department bagpiper

Steve Redick photo

Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

Steve Redick photo

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Of interest … Backdraft II

Excerpts from moviehold.com:

“Backdraft 2” has been confirmed by Universal. Shooting is now underway in Romania on the film (which will also utilise locations in Toronto and Chicago).

Joe Anderson (Mason Verger on “Hannibal”) is playing Brian’s nephew Sean McCaffrey in the long-awaited follow-up. William Baldwin reprises his role from the original. 

Alisha Bailey, Ross O’Hennessy, Sal Longbardo and Sia Alipour also among cast. Aside from Baldwin, Donald Sutherland is making an appearance as Ronald, the unhinged arsonist from the 1991 original.

Spanish director Gonzalo López-Gallego, best known for 2011 sci-fi thriller “Apollo 18”, has been charged with the mission of reigniting one of the biggest titles in the Universal library. The studio has tapped the filmmaker for its “Backdraft” sequel, tentatively titled “Backdraft II”, with filming set to begin in Romania and Toronto next month. William Baldwin is expected to reprise his role from the original 1991 blockbuster.

Film’s central character will be Sean McCaffrey, the grown son of Kurt Russell’s character from the first film, an investigator with the Chicago F.D who still holds his uncle (Baldwin) responsible for the death of his pop.

The bad guys in this one are a group of agents sneaking a missile out of the country, using a series of deadly fires as a distraction.

 

“Backdraft”, directed by Ron Howard and penned by Gregory Widen, starred Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rebecca De Mornay, Donald Sutherland, Robert De Niro, Jason Gedrick and J. T. Walsh. The film, made for 75 mill, didn’t spark a light with most critics but most did applaud it’s blazingly brilliant special effects and very impressive action sequences. The film received three Academy Award nominations for Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects and Best Sound.

thanks Drew

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Chicago Fire Department Lodd Firefighter Juan Bucio (more)

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Chicago Fire Department Lodd Firefighter Juan Bucio

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Nationwide Chili Recipe Contest

The Makers of HORMEL® Chili and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to Host 2nd Annual Nationwide Recipe Contest

The Makers of HORMEL® Chili and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to Host 2nd Annual Nationwide Recipe Contest

click on the flyer to download a larger version

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Of interest … off-duty firefighter aids citizen in distress

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

During Wednesday night’s recreational softball game at Memorial Park in Midlothian, John Conway, a lieutenant and EMT for the Crestwood Fire Department, stepped off the field to help Santos Gutierrez, 78, who was having a medical emergency while seated in the bleachers.

Gutierrez was later loaded into an ambulance alert and talking. 

“It is the first time I have had to do it off-duty. It makes you feel really good,” Conway said.

Gutierrez remains in the hospital.

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Off-duty firefighter killed in crash

Excerpts from nbcchicago.com:

A Chicago firefighter was among two people killed when police say the car he was traveling in collided with another vehicle on Interstate 57.  According to Illinois State Police, 55-year-old Brian Schofield, of Chicago, was killed in the two-car crash that also left another driver dead. 

The accident happened when a Hyundai sedan collided with a Jeep head-on near 183rd Street. A preliminary investigation showed the Hyundai was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes at the time. The Hyundai struck a guardrail at a high-rate of speed and became engulfed in flames. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police noted that seatbelts were not used during the crash.

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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

A Chicago firefighter is facing gun violations after his 14-year-old daughter posted a photo of herself with an assault-style rifle and the message, “Don’t worry, I won’t shoot up Lane (Tech High School).”

The 60-year-old firefighter was issued two citations: failure to properly secure a weapon from a minor and possession of an assault rifle in the city, where such weapons are banned. 

Police were contacted by security at Lane Tech after the girl posted the photo on Snapchat. At first, officials believed the rifle, with a bayonet, was fake. But they went to the firefighter’s home and found a Sendra model assault-style rifle.

No credible threat was found, according to Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman Emily Bolton, who added the school did not go on lockdown. It was not clear exactly when the girl posted the picture and message, but Bolton shared a letter that was sent out to parents on Wednesday about the incident.

“Earlier this afternoon, we were notified of a social media posting resembling a potential threat to our school,” it read. “Please note that the posting did not contain an explicit threat. The Chicago Police Department and CPS Office of Safety and Security were immediately notified to investigate this situation. Upon completion of their assessment, CPD deemed that there was no threat to the school and at no time was there ever any safety risk to students or staff.”

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Former Chicago fire truck for sale

This from Dylan Brandt:

Does someone know what ladder this is 1970 SEAGRAVE PUMPER For Sale In Jackson, Minnesota

former Chicago Seagrave aerial ladder for sale

Former Chicago FD ladder truck sor sale E-179?

former Chicago Seagrave aerial ladder for sale

Former Chicago FD ladder truck sor sale E-179?

former Chicago Seagrave aerial ladder for sale

former Chicago Seagrave aerial ladder for sale

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