Video by Dan Shevlin:
Still & Box Alarm. 439 N Leclaire. 2 1/2 story frame, 25 x 70. Occupied. Still time : 2134hrs. (short video)
This from Josh Boyajian:
Took in this fire @ 10052 s Lafayette Tuesday (2/17/15). Engine 62 arrived and had some smoke showing. They had one line lead out with Truck 27’s main to the roof. Quick knock. Here are some shots.
This from Eric Haak:
The Chicago Fire Department responded to this fire in the 1900 Block of West Devon at 0330 on Sunday morning (2/15/15). It was eventually elevated to a still and box alarm and companies went defensive. What you can’t see in the images is that the building was a t-shape and had a fairly large extension off the back of the building. Police did rescue one resident who was transported to a local hospital. Temperatures were around zero degrees causing everything in the vicinity to ice over. I took the opportunity to take some images of a few engine companies I don’t often get to shoot.
Images by Gordon J. Nord, Jr. from the Still & Box Alarm at 1414 S. Western Avenue (2/5/15)
This from Code Photography:
Photos of the warehouse fire at 1400 Western Ave. Companies had fire in the basement resulting in going defensive and upgrading to the Still & Box Alarm.
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This from Eric Haak:
I took in this still at 3259 S. Halsted at about 9:15 on Saturday morning (2/7/15). I arrived about 5 minutes too late and the fire was knocked pretty good by the time I walked down. The fire appeared to be mostly contained to the rear porches of a fairly large 3-story mixed occupancy. Engines 29 and 28 with Trucks 8 and 11. It was hard to get a good shot of 29 shooting into the sun.
Images from Tim Olk at last night’s Still & Box Alarm fire at 1414 S. Western Avenue.
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Images from Steve Redick from the Still & Box Alarm fire in the commercial building at 1414 S. Western Avenue Thursday evening (2/5/15).
Excerpts from a Chicago Tribune article:
Chicago … paramedics are having the same issues navigating the city as everyone else – side streets aren’t plowed and the snow often sits higher than the bottom of cars.
City ambulances were getting stuck on side streets and have required a push and or other firefighters to dig them out. The vehicles are rear-wheel drive but have “some weight on them,” Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said.
“We’ve had a couple cases where ambulances have responded to replace ambulances but no critical care incidents that I’ve heard of,” he said.
A lot of the stuck ambulances have stopped at their destination and are treating patients when they realize they can’t move. Most have called for fire engines or trucks to come and the department members dig out the ambulance and give it a push to get it on its way. In a couple cases, they’ve called for replacement ambulances.
“You got five guys and shovels, they dig it out and push. Usually you just have to get it out of a pocket,” Langford said. “But they’re trying not to go down the middle of streets that are messed up. They’ll go to an intersection or corner and try to bring the patient out, walk down the street if necessary.”