Posts Tagged Berwyn Fire Department

New ambulance for Berwyn

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Congratulations and a huge Thank You to the City of Berwyn IL Fire Department on the delivery of your newest Wheeled Coach Type III ambulance. With the patented Cool Bar HVAC system, Whelen LED interior and warning lights,CN 10 cabinetry Berwyn realizes the safety and value Wheeled Coach and Fire Service, Inc. provides. As one of our longest supporters, we thank you again for your business. When the busiest EMS agencies choose Fire Service, Inc to service their needs, repeatedly, there is value in that decision. Contact your Fire Service, Inc. sales team for more info on this unit, as well as all of our apparatus lines and fleet maintenance opportunities for your agency.

Wheeled Coach Type III ambulance

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Berwyn FD Ambulance 905

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chevron striping on rear of ambulance

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Berwyn FD Ambulance 905

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new ambulance interior

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Berwyn Fire Department news

Excerpts from mysuburbanlife.com:

The Berwyn Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a fire in the 1500 block of Home Avenue at 8:15 p.m. the evening of April 15. When units arrived, they saw light smoke coming from the front door, which the residents had opened. Heavy fire was discovered coming from the basement area in the back of the home. The fire caused extensive damage in the basement and spread to the kitchen area damaging the first floor as well.

There were three occupants in the home at the time of the fire, and they each escaped without injury. While the exact cause of the fire has not been determined, it was related to a dryer in the basement that was in use at the time. Homes are required to have smoke detectors on every level. Firefighters could not locate a detector in the basement, and the first-floor alarm did not activate.

Berwyn firefighters were assisted on the scene by the North Riverside Fire Department.

thanks Josh

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Box Alarm fire in Berwyn, 12-26-17 (more)

From Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Berwyn responded to a call for a house fire Tuesday night (12/26/27) @ 3524 s Gunderson. First company arrived and found a 1.5-sty bungalow with a fully involved attic, that had already extended to the exposure to the north. Companies lead out 5 lines in total, and used the aerial pipe to bring the fire under control. I arrived with the first company.  

 
flames blowing out of house attic at night

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flames blowing out of house attic at night

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flames blowing out of house attic at night

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flames blowing out of house attic at night

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flames blowing out of house attic at night

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Seagrave ladder truck at work with big flames

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house engulfed in fire at night

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firefighters attack house fire at night

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Berwyn FD fire engine on a hydrant

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Box Alarm fire in Berwyn, 12-26-17

This from Jeff Braun, Jr.:

Here are some photos of Berwyn’s Box Alarm house fire at around 21:00 hours on 12/26/17 at 3524 S Gunderson Ave. There was heavy fire showing from the Alpha and Delta sides on my arrival.

Thanks -Jeff Braun Jr. COUNTY-WIDE FIRE PHOTOGRAPHY

firefighters battle flames that engulfed a house at night

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Oak Park FD tower ladder

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Seagrave aerial ladder truck at fire scene

Jeff Braun, Jr. photo County-Wide Fire Photography

firefighters battle flames that engulfed a house at night

Jeff Braun, Jr. photo County-Wide Fire Photography

fire chiefs at fire scene

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Seagrave aerial ladder truck at fire scene

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Berwyn Fire Department news

Excerpts from nbcchicago.com:

Eighteen ambulances responded to a pep rally at Morton West High School in Berwyn Friday afternoon after nurses became inundated with students reporting heat-related illnesses.

Berwyn Fire Chief Dennis O’Halloran said the calls of heat exhaustion started coming in around 3 p.m. The students were in the school’s stadium. Six patients were transported to hospitals and one signed a release form to go home with their parents.

Anyone else in the stadium that did not go to the hospital was sent home. A walking parade between Morton West and Morton East high schools began at 1 p.m. but it was unclear if those students were sick.

Eight other agencies responded to the school, O’Halloran said.

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As seen around … Berwyn

This from Jeff Braun, Jr:

Here are some photos of the Berwyn FD and Berwyn E.S.D.A. rigs that were at the annual Oktoberfest (9/16/17), the crews were operating the Division 11 smoke trailer, for the children attending the event. Thanks

-Jeff Braun Jr.

Berwyn FD ladder truck

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Berwyn FD battalion chief car

Jeff Braun, Jr. photo

Berwyn FD pickup truck

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Berwyn ESDAck

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Berwyn FD smoke trailer

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Berwyn Fire Department news

Excerpts from ABC7Chicago.com:

A suburban firefighter is recovering after he was robbed, shot, and nearly paralyzed in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood early Monday morning.

The 27-year-old firefighter and paramedic works out of a firehouse in Berwyn. Chicago police said he was shot in the face during a robbery in the 1800-block of West Erie Street. No one is in custody. The investigation is ongoing.

The firefighter is now out of the hospital, recovering at home, and anxious to get back in uniform. He has been working at the Berwyn Fire Department for two and a half years.

Family did not release the firefighter’s name to protect his privacy.

thanks Dan

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Fatal Box Alarm in Berwyn, 5-5-17 (part 3)

Excerpts from ABC7Chicago.com:

Berwyn firefighters and police responded to reports of a fire in the 3300-block of South Home Avenue on Friday afternoon.

Police say there was excessive smoke and fire coming out of the roof and windows.

After firefighters extinguished the blaze, officials say they discovered a body inside the house. The identity of the victim is not known.

Berwyn police and fire officials are still investigating the blaze.

thanks Scott

A few images of the scene of the fatal house fire in Berwyn (5/5/17) from Josh Boyajian.

Berwyn FD Engine 902 on a hydrant

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Berwyn fire engine on a hydrant

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Berwyn FD Seagrave ladder truck at fire scene

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Oak Park FD tower ladder at fire scene

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Berwyn fire engine on a hydrant

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Fatal Box Alarm in Berwyn, 5-5-17 (part 2)

More photos from the Fatal Box Alarm in Berwyn, 5-5-17

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Fatal Box Alarm in Berwyn, 5-5-17 (part 1)

This from Jeff Braun, Jr.

Here are some photos of the Box Alarm for the house fire in Berwyn at 3310 S Home Ave. The fire started at approx. 11:45 hours. Companies arrived on scene and reported heavy smoke and fire showing from the roof. The Box Alarm was initiated about 10 minutes into the incident. One victim was found deceased. Thanks. -Jeff Braun Jr.

firefighters with hose line at fire scene

Jeff Braun, Jr. County-Wide Photography

flames from the attic of a house

Jeff Braun, Jr. County-Wide Photography

North Riverside FD Piere PUC fire engine on a hydrant

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Oak park E-ONE tower ladder at fire scene

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