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Bensenville Fire Protection District news

From Bensenvillefpd.org:

About The Bensenville Fire Protection District

Welcome to the Bensenville Fire Protection District #2 website. We hope you will find our website useful and informative. Under a unique Intergovernmental Agreement, the Bensenville Fire Protection District #2 (Bensenville FPD) and the Addison Fire Protection District #1 (Addison FPD) have agreed to share the current Addison FPD fire chief as the Bensenville FPD undergoes various restructuring measures to conserve taxpayer dollars. This agreement will save the Bensenville FPD significant money while also providing the Addison FPD with revenues that are paid for these shared services. The Bensenville FPD has seen its taxpayer base shrink as properties once served have been annexed by the City of Chicago for the expansion of O’Hare Airport. This financial challenge, along with others, have prompted these cost savings measures as the Bensenville FPD balances providing exceptional fire, EMS, and rescue services within a tightened financial environment. We continue to strive to make Bensenville a better and safer place in which to live, work, and visit. On behalf of our trustees, officers, and firefighters, thank you for the privilege of serving you. If I can be of any service, please contact me at 630-350-3441 or by email at swalker@bensenvillefpd.org.

Sincerely,

Chief Scott Walker

thanks Drew

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Ambulance re-chassis for Bensenville FD

This from Don Tessler:

mew chassis for Bensenville ambulance

Bensenville FPD ambulance gets new chassis

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Bensenville FPD ambulance gets new chassis

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Bensenville FPD ambulance gets new chassis

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3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17 (part 7)

additional photos from Steve Redick of the 3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17

Bensenville Truck 107 at a fire scene

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Chicago firefighters immersed in smoke at fire scene

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Bensenville Truck 107 at a fire scene

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Squad 7A

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Chicago firefighters immersed in smoke at fire scene

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Chicago firefighters immersed in smoke at fire scene

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Chicago firefighters immersed in smoke at fire scene

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3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17 (part 6)

Fireground audio plus a video from Steve Redick 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 5)

Excerpts from chicago.cbslocal.com:

One person was killed after a fire tore through an apartment building Sunday in Bensenville. Firefighters and police officers responded to the blaze at 361 Marshall Road around 6:15 a.m.

The building is uninhabitable and dozens are now displaced. Fire officials say they believe the fire started in the corner unit on the third floor of the 18-unit building.

The Red Cross is assisting those who are displaced with shelter, food, clothing and medication.goAdditionally the management company is also trying to help residents find a place to live.

The Lovergine family set up a GoFundMe page after the fire, which has already raised nearly $3,000. Another family who lived in the apartment building also set up a GoFundMe page. “The flames traveled into all the units and took the little home we built together, along with all of our family heirlooms. All we have is the clothing we were wearing and the most important thing of all — our lives,” they said on their page.

Officials have not released the identity of the person who died in the blaze.

A total of 26 fire departments were called to assist with control of the fire and for man power. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the DuPage fire investigation task force.

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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

Larry Shapiro photo

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

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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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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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New aerial for Bensenville FPD (more)

Updated production photos at E-ONE of the New aerial for Bensenville FPD  so #141014

Fire truck being built

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New aerial for Bensenville FPD (more)

Updated production photos at E-ONE of the New aerial for Bensenville FPD  so #141014

fire truck being built

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fire truck being built

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New aerial for Bensenville FPD (more)

Updated production photos at E-ONE of the New aerial for Bensenville FPD  so #141014

fire truck ladder being built

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fire truck ladder being built

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New aerial for Bensenville FPD (more)

Updated production photos at E-ONE of the New aerial for Bensenville FPD  so #141014

fire truck being built by E-ONE

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fire truck being built by E-ONE

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fire truck being built by E-ONE

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fire truck being built by E-ONE

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fire truck being built by E-ONE

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fire truck being built by E-ONE

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