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New tower ladders for Chicago (more)

The second tower ladder for Chicago has gone into production at E-ONE so#142016

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Working fire in Chicago, 5-18-18

This from Steve Redick:

Friday (5/18/18) in the 6600 block of N Olmsted. Response here was a bit compromised as they had an alley garage at the same time causing a lengthy delay in the arrival of the RIT truck company. Fire had a good hold in the concealed spaces and knee wall areas necessitating considerable truck work. Late in the incident some members were caught in a bad spot on the roof when fire conditions changed rapidly, cutting off access to the aerial. Fortunately the free venting fire was knocked down quickly with inside handlines alleviating the situation.
Truck 9 was able to setup the aerial despite some tough conditions, a narrow street, tree branches, and wires all hindering the effort. One of the last images  shows the grateful victims of a rescue. All images all can be seen here.
 
Steve
 

 

smoke from Chicago house fire

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Firefighters vent house fire roof in smoke

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Firefighters vent house fire roof in smoke

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Firefighters vent house fire roof in smoke

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Firefighters vent house fire roof in smoke

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Firefighters vent house fire roof in smoke

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Chicago FD Truck 9

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Firefighters vent house fire roof with flames

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Firefighters vent house fire roof with flames

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Firefighters vent house fire roof with flames

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Chicago FD Truck 9

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baby birds in nest

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Chicago FD Squad 7

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New ambulances for Chicago (more)

This from Danny Nelms:

In addition to the pictures that have already been posted online of Ambulance 36 and  Ambulance 20.  At the manufacturer built on a Dodge chassis these pulled into the truck stop when I was getting gas tonight on my way home

A feature I noticed that I haven’t seen on previous ambulances was the red and neon green checkerboarding stripe down the bottom of the box
 
AMB 6 FDC-261
 
AMB 12 FDC-259
Chicago FD Ambulance 6

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Chicago FD Ambulance 12

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Chicago FD Ambulance 6

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Chicago FD Ambulance 12

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Chicago FD Ambulance 12

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New tower ladders for Chicago (more)

Updated production photos at E-ONE of a new tower ladder being built for Chicago with so#142015

fire truck being built for Chicago

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fire truck being built for Chicago

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fire truck being built for Chicago

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 5-7-18

This from Steve Redick:

Fire in a pallet company at 550 W. Root Street. All the images can be seen here:

Steve

Chicago FD Engine 49

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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fire in a pallet yard

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39

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Chicago FD Engine 29

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Chicago FD Engine 49

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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

Two people were critically injured after they tried to jump to escape a fire at an apartment building on Chicago’s West Side. The man and woman tried to jump, but a porch started to buckle after the blaze broke out around 3:15 a.m. in the 4300-block of West Monroe Street.

Just as the woman was about to jump, the burning porch partially collapsed, bringing her down, along with the other victim. They fell from the third floor onto the grass below. The man and woman were taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital. They suffered serious smoke inhalation, burns and other injuries.

Firefighters said the fire started on that back porch and spread into the building, where neighbors said squatters have been known to smoke. The cause of the blaze has yet to be determined.

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Boat fire in Chicago, 5-5-18

Photos from Tim Olk of CFD and CPD working a small fire on a boat along the Chicago River 5/5/18.

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Chicago FD Fast Boat 688

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Chicago FD Fast Boat 688

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Firefighters extinguish an engine fire on a boat

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 5-5-18

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

A three-flat in the 1000 block of North Avers Avenue in Humboldt Park erupted in flames around 1:50 a.m. Saturday, killing two children and leaving a third child and three adults in critical condition. 

An 8-year-old boy, along with his 3-year-old brother, died at area hospitals. The third boy, an 18-month-old, was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. Two women, 25 and 23, were also listed as critically injured at the same hospital. A 25-year-old man was in critical condition at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

Firefighters arrived and began battling the blaze and rescuing those on the top floor. Investigators have not determined a cause or origin of the fire.

The boys were home with their parents and uncle when the fire broke out. All six had only recently moved into the home.

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire and Level I HAZ MAT, 5-5-18

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Chicago FD Engine 80

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Chicago FD Turret Wagon 6-7-6

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Chicago FD Engine 80

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Chicago FD Turret Wagon 6-7-6

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Chicago FD Turret Wagon 6-7-6

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Chicago FD Turret Wagon 6-7-6

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Firefighter using Nomex hood to block smoke

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Chicago FD Engine 104

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New ambulances for Chicago

Found on Facebook:

Chicago FD Ambulance 34

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