Posts Tagged Chicago Fire Department

Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

A Chicago firefighter was injured Saturday morning while working a blaze at a high rise construction site downtown. They were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition. The fire department responded at 5:54 a.m. for a call of a fire at the Vista Tower site at 363 E. Wacker Dr. The fire was contained to its basement office.

The building was unoccupied at the time, and the fire was extinguished by 7 a.m.

Tags: ,

Fatal fire in Chicago, 1-2-19

Except from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Chicago firefighters responded Wednesday to a fire on Chicago’s northwest side at around 3:54 a.m. in the 6400 block of Belle Plaine Avenue, in the Dunning neighborhood. The blaze broke out on the fifth floor of the building and was contained to one apartment.

First responders Firefighters rescued two people from the building who were taken to Community First Medical Center where the man, who was in his 80s, was pronounced dead. The woman was in serious-to-critical condition. 

Tags: ,

Working fire in Chicago, 1-2-19

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images from a working fire on the corner of 90th and Marshfield this morning (1/2). A valiant effort was made to save the family dog with CPR being performed for 15 minutes but to no avail.

heavy smoke from house fire

Eric Haak photo

Chicago FD Truck 50

Eric Haak photo

Chicago FD Engine 121

Eric Haak photo

Firefighter administers aid to a dog pulled from a house fire

Eric Haak photo

Firefighters vent roof wth axe

Eric Haak photo

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

New fire station for Chicago (more)

This from the fleetguy:

pictures of site of new Engine 115 pictures by fleet guy 

site of new Chicago firehouse for Engine 115

site of new Chicago firehouse for Engine 115

Tags: , , , ,

2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago on Ravenswood Avenue, 12-22-18 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

An hour or so after I left the 2-11 on Clark St another fire came in in the 6400 block of Ravenswood a few short blocks away. The fire involved a building complex housing an auto repair shop, furniture company, and some apartments. When I arrived there was not much to see and the only interesting shots had to be taken directly into the sun and in some smoke conditions.  All the images are here:
 
Steve
commercial building fire scene

Steve Redick photo

Firefighters battle commercial building fire

Steve Redick photo

Firefighters battling a smokey fire without SCBA

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Engine 71

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Engine 43

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21

Steve Redick photo

Firefighters at fire scene

Steve Redick photo

Tags: , , , , , , ,

2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago on Ravenswood Avenue, 12-22-18 (more)

The second of two 2-11 Alarm fires in Chicago on 12/22/18 was at 6417 N Ravenswood Avenue (more)

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

This was the 2nd fire of the day. Originally dispatched E43 for rubbish, until the MFAO told them they were going to upgrade it to a full still. I left the fire on Clark Street and headed to this.  They found a 1-sty auto body shop, with smoke coming out of everywhere. They lead out and forced entry into a door on side B where they encountered heavy smoke. They attempted to make a push but were pulled out by the chief who immediately pulled a box. Companies went defensive. A very stubborn fire, with little progress to be made for a while. After putting the box companies to work and due to a lack of resources in staging, they pulled a 2-11. Fire ended up burning through the roof but they kept the fire from spreading to adjoining exposures. 8+ hand lines and 2 aerial master streams were used at the height of the fire.

Here’s a link to the full gallery.

heavy smoke from commercial building fire

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Firefighters battle a fire

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Firefighters at fire scene with heavy smoke

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Firefighters at fire scene with heavy smoke

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Chicago FD Engine 43

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Firefighters immersed in smoke

Chi-Town Fire Photos

heavy smoke from commercial building fire

Chi-Town Fire Photos

heavy smoke from commercial building fire

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Chicago FD Engine 71

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21

Chi-Town Fire Photos

heavy smoke from commercial building fire

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago on Clark Street, 12-22-18 (more)

The first of two 2-11 Alarm fires in Chicago on 12/22/18 was at 7051 N. Clark Street (more)

This from 

I took in the 2-11 on Clark Street Saturday and arrived about 40 minutes into the fire. Totally defensive at that time. Numerous hand lines and master streams working. I took some shots of the new Engines 59 and 71 pumping as well as Engines 102 and 70. New TL 21 was set up and ready to go but I don’t think they ever flowed any water. 
Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Chicago FD Engine 70

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Chicago FD Squad 2A

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Chi-Town Fire Photos

heavy smoke in alley from commercial building fire

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Chicago FD Deputy Fire Commissioner Tim other Sampey

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Chicago FD Engine 102

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Chicago FD Engine 59

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Chicago FD Squad 2A

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Chicago FD Engine 70

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21

Chi-Town Fire Photos

heavy smoke at fire scene

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Chicago Firefighters battle a fire

Chi-Town Fire Photos

More photos are HERE

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago on Clark Street, 12-22-18 (more)

The first of two 2-11 Alarm fires in Chicago on 12/22/18 was at 7051 N. Clark Street (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Quite a day Saturday. Three 2-11s, two back to back a few blocks apart, and one later at night on the south side. This first job I believe may have come in as a single-engine response, maybe a transformer. Engine 102 found a deep seated basement fire in a commercial building. There was a brief Mayday response, but allegedly a misinterpreted emergency alert for evacuation. All this took place prior to my arrival and near as I can tell no one was hurt. The fire had a widely varying smoke condition with heavy smoke issuing from both the front and rear at different times. Squad 2 utilized their basket for a ground level master stream and there was also a multiversal set up in the rear. Of note was the brand new TL 21 at it’s first working job but I don’t believe they ever flowed water although it was raised. 
 
The last one shows how close this was to the former quarters of Engine 102 at 1723 Greenleaf.
Steve Redick
Chicago Firefighters battle a store front fire

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Squad 2A

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21

Steve Redick photo

Chicago Firefighters battle a store front fire

Steve Redick photo

Chicago Firefighters battle a store front fire

Steve Redick photo

Chicago Firefighters battle a store front fire

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Squad 2A

Steve Redick photo

heavy smoke in alley from commercial building fire

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Truck 25

Steve Redick photo

Tags: , , , ,

Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 12/23/18

This from Eric Haak:

At 0445 Sunday morning (12/23), Engine 75 landed at 117th and LaSalle Street and reported they had a fire in a 2.5-story frame. A few minutes later, Battalion 22 asked for a box and stated he had fire in two buildings. There was a fair amount of fire in the attic of the frame structure as companies forced entry but they eventually were able to access the attic and knock it down before the fire could gain any headway.

house fire scene in Chicago

Eric Haak photo

house fire scene in Chicago

Eric Haak photo

Chicago FD Engine 62

Eric Haak photo

Firefighters work on roof during a house fire

Eric Haak photo

Firefighters overhaul attic after house fire

Eric Haak photo

Tags: , , , , ,

2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago on Ravenswood Avenue, 12-22-18

The second of two 2-11 Alarm fires in Chicago on 12/22/18 was at 6417 N Ravenswood Avenue

 

This from Eric Haak:

Chicago had a 2-11 Alarm fire at 6417 N Ravenswood Saturday afternoon (12/22). The fire was in a 1-story commercial structure and was contained mostly to the 75×75 rear section that had a truss roof. The fire eventually burned through the roof and Tower Ladder 23 and the new Tower Ladder 21 were used to bring the fire under control.

Chicago FD Engine 56

Eric Haak photo

Chicago FD Deputy Fire Commissioner Tim other Sampey

Eric Haak photo

fire burns through the roof of a warehouse with a truss design

Eric Haak photo

Firefighters battle warehouse fire

Eric Haak photo

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

Eric Haak photo

Chicago Firefighter pulling a 2 1/2" hose line

Eric Haak photo

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21

Eric Haak photo

Tags: , , , , , , ,