Posts Tagged ACP-55 55′ articulating Cobra Platform

CTA elevated train derailment in Chicago, 6-6-19

This from Tim Olk:

Chicago Fire Department Still and Box Alarm train derailment with an EMS Plan 1 at 46th and Prairie

Chicago Firefighters remove civilians from an elevated train derailment

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Chicago Firefighters remove civilians from an elevated train derailment

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CTA elevated train derailment

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Chicago Firefighters remove civilians from an elevated train derailment

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Chicago Firefighters remove civilians from an elevated train derailment

Tim Olk photo

Chicago Firefighters remove civilians from an elevated train derailment

Tim Olk photo

Chicago Firefighters remove civilians from an elevated train derailment

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CTA elevated train derailment

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Chicago FD paramedics at a train derailment

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CTA elevated train derailment

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Box Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-10-18

Des Plaines firefighters responded to a fire at Maine Scrap Metals at 1274 Rand Road just after 11PM on Wednesday (1/10/18). They arrived and had fire inside the building and upgraded the alarm to a working fire. Within minutes they were defensive with flames through the roof and a compromised exterior wall. The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm as master streams were put into operation. Eventually four elevated streams were deployed from Des Plaines Tower 61, Des Plaines Tower 63, Niles Truck 2, and Chicago Squad 7A. 

After the bulk of the fire was out and access to the smoldering fire was difficult due to the roof collapse, a front end loader was brought in to knock down the remains of the D-Sector wall which bordered a limousine company. Several parked vehicles were damaged on this property. Mount Prospect Hose/Foam Tender 12 was called several hours later and they applied one large tub of foam in hopes of smothering the stubborn remnants of fire.

Companies at the scene included Des Plaines Engines 61, 62, 63, Towers 61 63, Ambulances 61, 62, 63, Battalion 61, 6101, and 6100. Mutual aid engines came from Wheeling, Mount Prospect, Elk Grove Village, Park Ridge, and Skokie. Trucks came from Arlington Heights, Niles, and Schiller Park. Squads were from Prospect Heights and Chicago Squad 7 from O’Hare. Ambulances on the scene were from Mount Prospect, North Maine, Niles, and Park Ridge. Chief officers came from Mount Prospect, Elk Grove Village, North Maine, Schiller Park, and Chicago.

While companies were still working this fire, Des Plaines had a working fire on the south end of town. 

There will be more images and videos from this fire.

flames through the roof of commercial building

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Des Plaines Tower Ladder 61 Pierce tower ladder battles a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A at a fire Rosenbauer Commander ACP-55 Cobra Articulating platform

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Des Plaines Firefighters with Draeger SCBA fighting a fire

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Firefighters in Pierce tower ladder overhaul fire

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3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17 (part 4)

video from Larry Shapiro of the 3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17

 

 

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3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17 (part 1)

Bensenville firefighters responded to an automatic fire alarm this morning around 6:15AM at 361 Marshall Road. Within minutes they received multiple calls reporting fire in the building. Arriving police officers advised flames from the window of a third floor unit.

Flames swept through the mansard roof and into the attic. The alarm was upgraded to a Box Alarm and later a 2nd Alarm was struck. After the fire jumped a fire wall, the fire was upgraded to a 3rd Alarm . Elevated master streams from Bensenville Truck 107, Leyden Quint 133, and Chicago Squad 7A were deployed in addition to several large hand lines after companies were pulled out of the building. One resident was unaccounted for and later discovered deceased as companies went inside to overhaul.

Department at the scene included Bensenvlle, Wood Dale, Itasca, Leyden Township, Chicago, Elk Grove, Rosemont, Schiller Park, Franklin Park, Addision, Broadview, Hillside, Westcheseter, Mt. prospect, Roselle, Norwood Park, and York Center.

This is the first of several posts with photos from contributors.

Bensenville FD fire engine at an apartment building fire

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apartment building fire in Bensenville IL

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Wood Dale and Bensenville fire trucks at fire scene

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Bensenville FPD E-ONE Cyclone II HP100 aerial ladder battling an apartment building fire

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Bensenville FPD E-ONE Cyclone II HP100 aerial ladder battling an apartment building fire

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Bensenville FPD E-ONE Cyclone II HP100 aerial ladder battling an apartment building fire

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apartment building fire in Bensenville IL

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Chicago FD Squad 7A Rosenbauer America Commander ACP-55 Cobra battling a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A Rosenbauer America Commander ACP-55 Cobra battling a fire

Larry Shapiro photo

apartment building fire in Bensenville IL

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Chicago FD Squad 7A Rosenbauer America Commander ACP-55 Cobra battling a fire

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more photos at Shapirophotography.net

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Fire swept through an 18-unit apartment building in Bensenville early Sunday morning, killing one resident and displacing many others.

Firefighters from the Bensenville Fire Protection District responded to the blaze at 361 Marshall Road about 6:15 a.m. 

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Of interest … Wyndmoor Hose Company No. 1 of Montgomery County

This from the Horrocks Fire and Rescue Apparatus Facebook page:

Horrocks Fire and Rescue Apparatus would like to say Thank You and Congratulations to the Wyndmoor Hose Company No. 1 of Montgomery County, for choosing us and Rosenbauer, to build your new 55’ ACP (Articulating Cobra Platform). The ACP will be built on a Rosenbauer Commander Chassis with an EXT 3/16? Extruded Aluminum Body. It will feature a transferrable lifetime body structural warranty, front bumper booster reel, 1,750gpm Hale pump, 500gal water tank and a Harrison 6kw hydraulic generator. The ACP comes with a 750lb dry/500lb wet tip load, a 13’ – 8” a-frame outrigger spread and uses the same SMART controls as the rest of our aerial product line. #BigRedR#HorrocksFire#RosenbauerRosenbauer GroupWyndmoor Hose

drawing of new fire truck from Rosenbauer America

thanks Josh

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Chicago FD Squad 1

From Josh Boyajian

Chicago FD Squad 1A and Squad 1

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Chicago FD Squad 1

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 5-7-17

This from Erick Haak:

Images are from a still & box on the 5600 block of South LaSalle this morning. Engine 84 landed around 5:20 with rear porches and asked for the box. 

Firefighters with hose line at house fire

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Firefighters with hose lines at house fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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Firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Engine 47

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Chicago FD Squad 7

This from Josh Boyajian:

I had a great opportunity recently and was able to shoot the new Squad 7 @ O’Hare …
Squad 7 is a 2016 Rosenbauer Commander 4000, 18′ walk-in rescue squad company
Shop #AVF657
Squad 7A is a 2016 Rosenbauer Commander 4000, ACP-55 Articulating Cobra Platform
Shop #AVF656
They are very nice! They seem like they are heavy duty and built well. Hopefully the fella’s have good luck with them.
Chicago FD Squad 7

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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Chicago FD Squad 7

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Chicago orders new squads (more)

This from Jacob Metzler:

Went up to O’Hare last night, caught the new 7/7A with the fading sunlight. As far as I know, the order at Engine 9 is unchanged: Squad 7/7A, Command Van 273, MVU 9-2-4, Engine 9 and Medic 59.
Chicago FD Squad 7

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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Chicago orders new squads (more)

Several area photographers were on hand when the CFD debuted the new squad apparatus today at Northerly Island.

Chicago FD squads built by Rosenbauer America

Chicago FD debuts new squad apparatus by Rosenbauer America. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD squads built by Rosenbauer America

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Chicago FD squads built by Rosenbauer America

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Chicago FD squads built by Rosenbauer America

Larry Shapiro photo

there will be more on this …

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