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Blue Island Fire Department news

Excerpts from Fox32chicago.com:

A junkyard fire in Blue Island consumed 40 to 50 vehicles Saturday and brought down a house. Over 14 fire companies from the surrounding area responded to the blaze about 3:50 a.m. in a junkyard near 131st Street and Kedzie Avenue. The fire raged for over two hours and the flames were extinguished close to 6 a.m., with the last hot spots going out around 9 a.m.

No one was injured in the fire. The Illinois Fire Marshal’s office is investigating.

From the Blue Island Firefighters 3547 Facebook page:

Overnight Blue Island was dispatched for the outside fire at 13100 Kedzie. Upon arrival crews encountered multiple different yards of cars on fire along with a 2 story structure. The alarm was immediately upgraded. Crews worked throughout the night into the morning to contain the fire. Thanks to all surrounding agencies for their support.

Blue Island junk yard fire

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Blue Island junk yard fire

Blue Island Fire Department photo

Blue Island junk yard fire

Blue Island Fire Department photo

Blue Island junk yard fire

Blue Island Fire Department photo

Blue Island junk yard fire

Blue Island Fire Department photo

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Blue Island Fire Department news

Excerpts from blueisland.org:

The Blue Island Fire Department announced their public protection classification, established by the Insurance Services Office, improved from 4 to 3. This is great news for the community!

The ISO rating is a report card for fire services that determines how well a local fire department can protect its community and homes. It correlates risk for insurance companies providing coverage to homes and businesses within a zip code and affects property insurance rates.

Several key areas are evaluated for an ISO rating:
• Quality of fire department – Staffing, training and proximity of firehouse
• Water supply – Availability and prevalence of fire hydrants
• Quality of an area’s dispatch center
• Community outreach – fire prevention and safety courses

The ISO rating is measured on a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being the best rating. Blue Island Fire Department is one of 3,500 departments in the nation with a 3 rating. Blue Island Fire Chief Dan Reda explained the decreased rating was a result of improved dispatch operations and increased focus on training and operational efficiency. A lower ISO rating also helps department’s secure federal and state fire funding.

thanks Dennis

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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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Restaurant fire in Blue Island 8-24-18

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

The owners of the Maple Tree Inn restaurant in Blue Island’s historic district vowed to reopen after an early morning fire Friday caused extensive damage to the business. The call came in at about 2:45 a.m., and firefighters from several surrounding communities assisted in battling the blaze, according to Blue Island Fire Chief Dan Reda.

The owners’ family lives in an apartment above the restaurant, 13301 S. Olde Western Ave., and they were able to escape the fire safely. The building sustained heavy fire, smoke and water damage. The fire was out by 6 a.m. and crews were working on a ruptured gas line.

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Blue Island Fire Department news

This from Dennis McGuire Jr.

Jim Klinker retires Nov. 30th as the Blue Island FD Fire Chief. Dan Reda takes over the starting Dec. 1st.

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Dive Box in Blue Island, 6-18-17

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images I took at Blue Island’s Dive Box at Ashland Avenue over the Calumet River on Sunday morning (6/18). Don’t know if the original call was someone who had jumped in from the bridge or just someone who fell in. Companies worked the area for several hours but came up with nothing at the time of me writing this. Thought I would share images of some rigs and equipment that were on scene.

FD divers looking for a body in the water

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Blue Island FD boat and diver rescue

Eric Haak photo

Palos FPD boat and diver rescue

Eric Haak photo

Lemont FPD Water Rescue Unit

Eric Haak photo

Frankfort FPD dive team unit

Eric Haak photo

fire department dive rescue units

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Mokena FPD Squad 91

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Crestwood FD Ambulance 2312

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FD divers looking for a body in the water

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Blue Island Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
Here are two pictures from the Blue Island Fire Department.  The first is the former Engine 2123, it’s a 1987 Spartan/Darley 1500/500.  The second is Blue Island’s Ford ambulance.  Both pictures show the equipment carried on each rig.  Please feel free to comment, I hope that you will enjoy.
Thank you,
Mike S.
Blue Island FD fire engine with equipment

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Blue Island FD ambulance

Mike Summa photo

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Warehouse fire in Blue Island, 1-15-16 (more)

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.:

Here are some more pictures from the Box Alarm in Blue Island, Illinois on 1/15/2016 at 13750 S Chatham St. RNA Products

Thanks,
Dennis
firefighters at fire scene using PPV

Crews setting up ventilation fan. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

HME fire engine

Engine 2133 was first-in. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Evergreen Park FD Snorkel

Evergreen Park Snorkel Squad 3 setting up but not used. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Evergreen Park FD Snorkel

Evergreen Park SS3. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Calumet Park firefighters

Firefighters Mike Lonkar and Marty Rita of the Calumet Park Fire Department. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

firefighters at fire scene

First-in engine crew regrouping. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

smoke from warehouse fire

Front of fire building. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

firefighters at fire scene

Posen truck on side d. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

And from Tim Olk:

fire scene on Blue Island Posen fire truck

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firefighters pose after fire

Tim Olk photo

fier scene

Tim Olk photo

fire chief at fire scene

Tim Olk photo

Evergreen Park FD Snorkel Squad 3

Tim Olk photo

Evergreen Park FD Snorkel Squad 3

Tim Olk photo

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Warehouse fire in Blue Island, 1-15-16

Images from a warehouse fire at 13750 Chatham Street in Blue Island Friday afternoon (1/15/16).

Blue Island fire scene photo

Tim Olk photo

Blue Island fire scene photo

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Blue Island fire scene photo

Tim Olk photo

Blue Island fire scene photo

Tim Olk photo

Evergreen Park FD Snorkel Squad 3

Tim Olk photo

Blue Island fire scene photo

Tim Olk photo

Blue Island fire scene photo

Tim Olk photo

Blue Island fire scene photo

Tim Olk photo

Blue Island fire scene photo

Tim Olk photo

Blue Island fire scene photo

Tim Olk photo

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Blue Island FD history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello there,
A blast from the past!  I found these in a booklet while cleaning out a drawer.  These are from around 1965, and they showcase the Blue Island Fire Department at that time.  I thought that these would be a good addition to the message board.  I hope that people will like them.
Thank you very much,
Mike Summa
Blue Island Fire Department history
Blue Island Fire Department history
Blue Island Fire Department history
Blue Island Fire Department history

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