Posts Tagged Chicago FD Engine 23

Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 10-25-16 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Tuesday (10/25/16), 2047 Cermak Rd. One-story restaurant with exposures to two similar. There was heavy fire in the rear of the building when companies arrived and the fire eventually consumed the entire building of origin, but due to solid brick walls between sides A and D the fire seemed confined to only one structure. This is normally a congested, densely populated neighborhood and the sidewalks are elevated, making the gangways 1/2-story below ground as well as allowing for some unusual basement access.TL 5, Squad 1, a multi-versal and a point of vantage line were used and heavy smoke conditions were present for well over an hour. This was an interesting job that yielded some nice images. The video as well as all the images can be seen here:

Steve

heavy smoke from building fire  in Chicago

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Chicago FD Snorkel at work

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firefighters battle commercial fire

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Chicago FD Engine 23 at work

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Chicago FD Engine 18 at work

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power company cuts electric lines

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 at work

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 at work

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 at work

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firefighters battle commercial fire

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firefighters battle commercial fire

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heavy smoke from commercial fire

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 8/3/16

This from Eric Haak:

Shortly before 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday (8/3), the Chicago Fire Department was dispatched to the report of a fire at 3110 W. Fillmore.  Responding companies reported a large header and a working fire response was then given.  Engine 44 landed first and reported a fire in a one-story, commercial garage.  The fire building was less than a half mile directly down Fillmore from Engine 107’s quarters.  Engines 44 and 109 were the Still Alarm engines and 23 and 95 were on the box.  Engine 99 would also have a hydrant as well.  Battalion 14 requested a 2-11 shortly after arriving and gave a size-up of 1-story, 100 x 75, communicating to a 2-story ordinary, 25 x 50 with back porches and fire on the second floor.  The first picture you see here was taken 20 minutes in.  The fire actually turned out to be in two separate vacant commercial buildings in the center with some exposure to Eddie’s Towing which was largely spared. I heard Engines 5, 18, and 26 sent on the 2-11 so I don’t think 107 ever made it in.
Chicago FD Truck 54 at a fire scene

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firefighters with big hose lines

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Chicago FD Engine 109 with lines off

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Chicago FD Engine 99 on a hydrant

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African American firefighters with hose line

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fire through the roof of a commercial building

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Chicago FD Engine 23

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2015 Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet (more highlights)

From Dan McInerney:

Chicago FD Truck 1

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Chicago FD Engine 23

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Chicago FD Engine 8

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Chicago FD Engine 1

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Chicago FD Battalion 1

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More from the event is HERE and HERE

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New patch for Chicago Engine 23

This from Kyle Bernaciak

New patch for Engine 23 / Tower Ladder 5 / Battalion 4

Chicago FD company patch

 

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Chicago 3-11 Alarm, 7-31-14

A video from Larry Shapiro for the 3-11 Alarm fire at 2525 W. 25th Street in Chicago Thursday night.

This from Drew Gresik:

Here are some shots from the 3-11 Alarm fire at 2525 W 25th St overnight. Fire was in a 30×100 red-X commercial building, fully-involved, as well as the adjacent pallet yard including a couple of trucks.
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huge fire scene at night in Chicago

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Chicago FD light wagon

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huge fire scene at night in Chicago

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fire truck silhouette with orange flames

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silhouette of Chicago Snorkel

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Images from Dennis McGuire, Jr.
Chicago fire engines at night fire scene

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Chicago tower ladder at night fire scene

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Chicago FD light wagon

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huge fire scene at night in Chicago

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huge fire scene at night in Chicago

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huge fire scene at night in Chicago

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huge fire scene at night in Chicago

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huge fire scene at night in Chicago

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm & Level 1 Hazmat, 2-22-14 (more)

Images from Gordon J. Nord, Jr. from the gas explosion last Friday on Cullerton in Chicago.

gas explosion destroys home

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gas explosion destroys home

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American LaFrance tower ladder at Chicago fire scene

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gas explosion destroys home

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fire hydrant spraying water covered with ice

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American LaFrance tower ladder at Chicago fire scene

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fireman rolling hose

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Chicago FD Spartan Engien 23

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Chicago FD Spartan Engien 23

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Chicago fierfighters i tower ladder basket

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm & Level 1 Hazmat, 2-22-14

This from Dan Shevlin:

1300blk Cullerton . Still & Box, Level 1 Hazmat, EMS Plan 1.  Gas explosion.  25 x 70 2 1/2 story frame. 2 burn victims  3 lines & a Tower Ladder.

 

explosion blows out walls of house

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explosion blows out walls of house

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explosion blows out walls of house

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explosion blows out walls of house

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fire engine at fire scene

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American LaFrance fire truck

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