Posts Tagged Blue Island Fire Department

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

Eric Haak photo

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

Eric Haak photo

Mokena FPD Squad 91

Eric Haak photo

Crestwood FD Ambulance 2312

Eric Haak photo

FD divers looking for a body in the water

Eric Haak photo

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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

Mike Summa photo

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

Tim Olk photo

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

Tim Olk photo

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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New area ambulances

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

Blue Island Ambulance 2152 – Ford E450 on a Medix Conversion Type III

Blue Island FD ambulance

New unit for Blue Island Ambulance 2152. Foster Coach Sales photo

Elk Grove Village – Ford F450 on a custom Horton Conversion Type I

Elk Grove Village ambulance

New ambulance for the Elk Grove Village FD. Foster Coach Sales photo

Carpentersville Ambulance 93 – Ford F450 on a custom Horton Conversion Type I

Carpentersville FD ambulance

New unit for Carpentersville Ambulance 93 – Foster Coach Sales photo

Carpentersville FD ambulance

Foster Coach Sales photo

thanks Josh & Ron

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As seen around … Blue Island

From Dennis McGuire, Jr.

Blue Island fire engine

BIue Island Engine 2133 – 2007 HME SFO (Ahrens-Fox) 1500-500 Serial 20990 Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Blue Island FD fire truck

BIue Island Tower 2104 – 1997 E-One Hurricane 1500-300 95′ TL so 18043. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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