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As seen around … O’Hare Airport

This from Dan McInerney:

Chicago Fire Department Squad 7 and 7A
 
KLM (B744, PH-BFV, AMS-ORD) 10/25/18
KLM 747 landing at O'Hare Airport with Chicago FD Squad 7 and Squad 7A

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Box Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-10-18 (more)

More from the Box Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-10-18 – photos and audio recording

Niles FD Truck 2

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Maine Scrap Metals fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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Des Plaines FD Tower 63

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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Des Plaines FD Engine 63

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Niles FD Truck 2

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Des Plaines FD Tower 61

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Box Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-10-18

Des Plaines firefighters responded to a fire at Maine Scrap Metals at 1274 Rand Road just after 11PM on Wednesday (1/10/18). They arrived and had fire inside the building and upgraded the alarm to a working fire. Within minutes they were defensive with flames through the roof and a compromised exterior wall. The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm as master streams were put into operation. Eventually four elevated streams were deployed from Des Plaines Tower 61, Des Plaines Tower 63, Niles Truck 2, and Chicago Squad 7A. 

After the bulk of the fire was out and access to the smoldering fire was difficult due to the roof collapse, a front end loader was brought in to knock down the remains of the D-Sector wall which bordered a limousine company. Several parked vehicles were damaged on this property. Mount Prospect Hose/Foam Tender 12 was called several hours later and they applied one large tub of foam in hopes of smothering the stubborn remnants of fire.

Companies at the scene included Des Plaines Engines 61, 62, 63, Towers 61 63, Ambulances 61, 62, 63, Battalion 61, 6101, and 6100. Mutual aid engines came from Wheeling, Mount Prospect, Elk Grove Village, Park Ridge, and Skokie. Trucks came from Arlington Heights, Niles, and Schiller Park. Squads were from Prospect Heights and Chicago Squad 7 from O’Hare. Ambulances on the scene were from Mount Prospect, North Maine, Niles, and Park Ridge. Chief officers came from Mount Prospect, Elk Grove Village, North Maine, Schiller Park, and Chicago.

While companies were still working this fire, Des Plaines had a working fire on the south end of town. 

There will be more images and videos from this fire.

flames through the roof of commercial building

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Des Plaines Tower Ladder 61 Pierce tower ladder battles a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A at a fire Rosenbauer Commander ACP-55 Cobra Articulating platform

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Des Plaines Firefighters with Draeger SCBA fighting a fire

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Firefighters in Pierce tower ladder overhaul fire

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3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17 (part 8)

More on the 3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17

This from Steve Redick:

Took this job in a week ago. Originated as a fire alarm and was filled out to a full response before FD arrival. One civilian fatality, presumably from the fire apartment. When I arrived fire was in the attic space and working it’s way throughout. Water supply was a problem as I was told they have small mains in the area. The smoke conditions here were pretty amazing, very fluid and constantly changing. The really noteworthy things from a “fire fan” perspective was the first use of the brand new Bensenville rearmount E-ONE quint and the first use of Chicago FD Squad 7’s Snorkel. Squad 7 is quartered at rescue station 3 at O’Hare field and has a response area that extends to the northwest side of the city proper, and as in this case, is due on some MABAS alarms in the surrounding suburbs. Their rig is the only one of the four squad sets ordered that is lime green and really doesn’t see much fire duty where an elevated master stream is used. The rig was really put to the test at this job. I am enclosing a few of my favorite images and I would encourage you to see the video and all the images here:

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Leyden Township FPD quint battles a fire

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heavy smoke and flames from apartment fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A battling a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A battling a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A battling a fire

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Steve Redick photoChicago FD Squad 7A battling a fire

Chicago FD Squad 7A battling a fire

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Bensenville FPD quint battles a fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A battling a fire

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Leyden Township FPD quint battles a fire

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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

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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 3)

More photos from Tim Olk and Larry Shapiro of the 3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17

Chicago FD Squad 7A

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apartment building fire in Bensenville IL

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Bensenville FPD Truck 107 battling an apartment building fire

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Wood Dale FPD Engine 69 at apartment building fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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apartment building fire in Bensenville IL

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apartment building fire in Bensenville IL

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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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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firefighters with master streams at fire scene

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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

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apartment building fire in Bensenville IL

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3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17 (part 2)

Photos from the 3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17 from Tim Olk.

Chicago FD Squad 7A

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apartment building fire in Bensenville

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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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

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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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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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Working fire in Chicago, 9-3-17

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still 6079 N Naples

house fire scene

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Chicago FD Truck 55

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Chicago FD Comm Van 272

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Chicago FD Engine 7

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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Chicago FD Truck 9

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Chicago FD Engine 79

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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As seen around … O’Hare Airport

This from Dan McInerney:

?Monday afternoon, members of the 13th Battalion conducted a drill at the FedEx facility using TL63 and Squad 7A’s elevated master streams. Both apparatus were supplied by E12 (hidden in front of Squad 7A)

O'Hare Airport fire trucks

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O'Hare Airport fire trucks

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O'Hare Airport fire trucks

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O'Hare Airport fire trucks

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O'Hare Airport fire trucks

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O'Hare Airport fire trucks

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