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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from Chicago.cbslocal.com:

A Chicago firefighter suffered superficial burns while battling a blaze in an Austin neighborhood building early Tuesday after firefighters responded about midnight to the two-story building with fire on the second floor in the 5200 block of West Quincy. He was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital. The still-and-box-alarm was struck out by 12:15 a.m.

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New engines for Chicago (more)

updated production photos for the first of 7 engines currently being built by E-ONE for Chicago (so 141466)

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Production has begun in Ocala on the 7th engine for E-ONE so 141472

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Working fire in Chicago, 11-16-17

This from Josh Boyajian:

11-16-17 Engine 7 landed with an attic fire @ Barry & Long. Companies attempted to make the attic but were pushed out due to the amount of fire, and ended up going defensive for a few minutes. In total, 4 Lines were lead out. Companies on the Still; E7, E68, T58, TL23, S2, BC7, BC8 & T38 RIT, 2-7-2.

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firefighter with hose at night fire scene

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Chicago FD Truck 58 at fire scene

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flames through roof of house on fire

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firefighters battle house fire at night

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firefighter on aerial ladder at night

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firefighter with hose line battles house fire at night

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firefighter with hose line battles house fire at night

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Chicago FD Engine 7

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Chicago FD Engine 7 at night fire scene

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Chicago FD spare engine at fire scene

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Donald Stanley Rimgale; August 3, 1940 – November 13, 2017

From beveragefamilyfuneralhome.com:

Donald Stanley Rimgale August 3, 1940 - November 13, 2017Donald S. Rimgale, Sr., 77, originally of Chicago, IL, died Monday, November 13, 2017 peacefully at home in Elmhurst, IL. He was born August 3, 1940, the son of Adam Donald and Stella Pearl (Lis) Rimgale.

Don retired from the Chicago Fire Department after 31 years in November 1996. As an active member of CFD Union Local 2 he served as Business Agent and various other union positions throughout his career. Companies that he served on were Snorkel Squad 2, Flying Squad 3, Squad 4, Squad 5, Engine 88 and the Office of Fire Investigation (OFI). He received numerous commendations throughout his years of service. Don proudly became chief of the Sandwich Fire Department contributing to the community in which he and his family resided for many years. He retired from the Sandwich Fire Department in July 2016 following aggressive cancer treatment.

It was during his years of service as an arson investigator, with the OFI, that his movie career launched. Don was the inspiration behind Robert DeNiro’s character, Inspector Don Rimgale, in the blockbuster film, “Backdraft” (1991). Don made his debut in the film having other small speaking parts, and is credited in the movie’s closing credits. During this time, he became a member of the Screen Actors Guild, obtained an agent and then continued to audition for movie and television parts.

He had roles in “Baby’s Day Out”, “Gladiator”, “Chain Reaction”, “The Fugitive”, “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Part Two Mask of Sanity”, and “Under the Bus”. Television appearances were made in the “Untouchables”, “Missing Persons”, “Angel Street”, “Early Edition”, “Legacy of Lies” and “Polish Hill”. Don was a featured guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight.

Survivors include his wife Sharon (nee Klug) Rimgale of 30 years, sister Barbara of Orlando, FL, brothers Ron (Bernie) of Nashville, TN, Adam, Jr. of Tucson, AZ; his children Becky Mannarelli, Donald “Donn” Rimgale, Jr., Roxanne (Tim) Gardner, Rachel Rimgale, Staff Sergeant Robert Rimgale (retired), Staff Sergeant Timothy (Brittany) Rimgale currently serving in the U.S. military; grandsons Mike Mannarelli, Ryan Rotter, Griffin and Simon Gardner and granddaughter Abigale Rimgale; along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his beloved son, Daniel (6), grandson Jonathan (6), and his parents.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at the Sandwich Fire Department, 310 E. Railroad St., Sandwich, IL at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Cards of condolences may be sent to his family in care of Beverage Family Funeral Home, 104 Terry Street, Sandwich, IL. www.beveragefamilyfh.com

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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from ABC7Chicago.com:

An 83-year-old woman was found dead Sunday in a second-story two-flat in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood after firefighters crews were called at about 2:35 p.m. to the home in the 1500-block of South Central Park.

Dorsey Calhoun did not sustain burns on her body and appears to be the victim of smoke inhalation. She was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The fire, which was contained to the living room, did not appear suspicious.

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New engines for Chicago (more)

There are now six engines in production for Chicago at E-ONE. New newest carries so# 141471

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A 6th engine being built by E-ONE for Chicago so 141471. E-ONE photo

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 11-5-17 (more)

This from Josh Boyajian:

Yesterday the 3rd Battalion was back at the ruins of the 2-11 and had a fire in the D side exposure building. The address was 693 N Milwaukee. Companies had a fire on the 3rd floor, they made an interior attack but were pushed out and went defensive. Companies on the fire. E14 – E30 – T19 – T3 – S1 – BC3 – RIT T32 & BC1 – 271 – 5-1-5 – 2-2-1

Chicago FD Engine 14

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Chicago FD Special Operations Battalion Chief

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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African American Chicago FD Battalion Chief

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Chicago FD Squad 1

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 11-5-17 (more)

More from Steve Redick at Chicago’s 2-11 Alarm fire overnight

Basically over by the time I arrived, the entire roof was burned off and collapsed.

Chicago FD Squad 1A

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Chicago FD Air Mask Unit 645

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Chicago FD Engine 30

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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Chicago FD spare fire engine

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21

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Chicago fire trucks at work

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Chicago FD spare tower ladder

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Chicago FD Engine 30

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 11-5-17

From Steve Redick from the 2-11 Alarm fire at 695 N. Milwaukee Avenue 

 

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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoSunTimes.com:

A woman has alleged that she had sex in a South Side firehouse with a veteran Chicago firefighter, triggering an internal investigation at a time of heightened awareness on the issue.

“The Chicago Fire Department has an ongoing investigation into these allegations and will determine if they are true,” Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford wrote in an email. “Such conduct will not be tolerated in our firehouses and any member guilty of such an event will face appropriate discipline.”

Langford refused to identify either the firehouse, the accused firefighter, or the woman who filed the complaint, nor would he say when the sex allegedly took place or how often.

Other sources said the complaint involved consensual sex in a South Side firehouse between a woman and a firefighter who, at the time, was her boyfriend.

The investigation has been going on for months in an attempt to verify the woman’s claims, either by interviewing co-workers or going through telephone and text messages provided by the woman. Firehouse sex is strictly off-limits. In addition, no visitors are allowed in Chicago firehouses after 10 p.m.

Earlier this week, Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed a change in city policy that would guarantee city employees who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault up to one month of paid leave to get their lives back together.

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