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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

A Chicago street was renamed Saturday to honor Chicago Firefighter William F. Grant, 44, was killed in 2007 when his fire-truck collided with a school bus near 59th and Wells.

A street sign at 90th and Hoyne was unveiled in his honor by his three children, Kristen, Caroline, and Danny. The sign is outside the Grant’s home in the city’s Beverly neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

“This is a sign that commemorates your father’s life,” his brother Tom Grant said during a ceremony. “This is a sign of respect. This is a sign of admiration for a life well-lived. This is a sign of honor that was well earned. This is a sign of appreciation from a grateful community.”

Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said that he was honored to have known Grant, who was known as Bill or Billy. Santiago said Grant loved two things: his family and job.

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-26-17 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Sunday evening, a massive industrial complex vacant and in disrepair. A rubbish type fire deep in the building produced smoke conditions that made interior operations very dangerous. This job took a few hours and required the use of search lines as well as TICs. Not much to see from the outside but some varying smoke conditions.

Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Chicago FD E-ONE aerial ladder

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Chicago Firefighters at warehouse fire

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heavy smoke from warehouse fire

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heavy smoke from warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Engine 125

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Chicago FD spare ladder truck

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Firefighters with PPE at warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Firefighters ascend tower ladder to the roof

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heavy smoke from warehouse fire

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Chicago FD spare tower ladder

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Chicago FD Engine 125

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Chicago FD Command Van 272

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Chicago FD spare tower ladder

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Chicago FD spare engine

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-26-17 (more)

video from José Guillén of the Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-26-17

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-26-17

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

About 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening (3/26/17), Chicago firefighters responded for fire in a vacant structure at 6159 West Dickens Avenue  on the city’s Northwest Side. The response was soon raised to a box alarm.

By 10 p.m., the fire was struck out. One firefighter was taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

This from José Guillén:

Here are a few cell phone camera shots of the Still & Box at the old Zenith TV and radio factory.  I grew up in the neighborhood and was visiting my parents when I caught wind of this going on. Thanks.
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smoke from warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Deputy District Chief 222

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Chicago FD Truck 29

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Chicago fire truck at warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer ACP-55

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RIT team standing by during fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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fire truck at smokey warehouse fire

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Chicago MVA with Haz Mat Level 1, 3-26-17

This from Steve Redick:

Took in an unusual response yesterday on the outbound JFK Expressway at Kimball. A semi truck struck the retaining wall and went over the side on an elevated portion of the roadway. The cab detached from the frame (which remained dangling over the lower roadway) and fell to the street below. The driver was reported as being pinned with both portions of the wreckage on fire.

The driver had been removed and was enroute to the hospital when I arrived. Reportedly he was not pinned, but as you might imagine seriously injured. I observed some of the recovery operations utilizing the large IDOT wrecker as well as a bit of the Lin-Mar wrecker operations. A haz mat response was also utilized due to leaking fuel and fluids on both the upper and lower portions of the incident.

semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi tractor separated from chassis during crash

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi tractor separated from chassis during crash

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semi tractor hanging over expressway wass

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IDOT Minute Man heavy wrecker at work

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semi tractor hanging over expressway wass

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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IDOT Minute Man heavy wrecker at work

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IDOT Minute Man heavy wrecker at work

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Chicago firefighters at semi crash

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker

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firefighter applies foam after crash on highway

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker at work

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Chicago FD Engine 106

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker at work

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semi tractor separated from chassis during crash

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker at work

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker at work

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more photos are HERE

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New Chicago FD ambulances

The Chicago Fire Department has ordered 18 ambulances from Wheeled Coach on Ford E-Series chassis that will match current units. There may be an additional 9 units that will follow the first batch.

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New command van for Chicago FD (more)

The new mobile command post for Chicago 2-7-2 is scheduled to go into service on Monday, 3/27/17. The chassis is a 2013 Ford F53, the body was built by Utilimaster in 2015, and the buildout was by LDV in 2016. Utilimaster is owned by Spartan.

Chicago FD Comm Van 272

Chicago Fire Department Comm Van 272 carries Shop ID#G-610. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Comm Van 272 interior

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Chicago FD Comm Van 272 interior

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Chicago FD Comm Van 272 interior

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Chicago FD Comm Van 272 interior

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Chicago FD Comm Van 272

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-19-17 (more)

Chicago FD radio traffic from the Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-19-17

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-19-17

Photos from Steve Redick of the Still & Box Alarm fire at 5348 W. Devon Avenue Sunday night (3/19/17) that involved a grease chute in a restaurant. The building had a truss roof.

Chicago FD Truck 55

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smoke from truss roof building

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smoke from truss roof building

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Firefighters on truss roof with smoke

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Firefighters on truss roof with smoke

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Chicago FD Engine 79

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Chicago FD Engine 119

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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Chicago FD eying at work

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Chicago FD Engine 89

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New engine for Chicago (more)

Updated production photos at E-ONE showing one of three engines being built for Chicago so #140846

fire truck being built

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fire truck being built

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fire truck being built

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fire truck being built

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