Posts Tagged Chicago Fire Department

Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 12/10/15

Still & Box Alarm fire at 625 N. Laramie on Thursday, 12/10/15 in a 2 1/2 story frame.

firefighters vent peaked house roof

Tim Olk photo

firefighters vent peaked house roof

Tim Olk photo

firefighters vent peaked house roof

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firefighters vent peaked house roof

Tim Olk photo

firefighters vent peaked house roof

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New tower ladders for Chicago (more)

Fire truck being built

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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, 12-2-15 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

2-11 Alarm fire at 1525 W 18th St. the Nuevo Leon restaurant. This was a locally famous mexican eatery. The restaurant occupied and connected the first floor of two similar 3 1/2-story ordinary buildings, the rear had a one-story addition as well as some kind of storage area or garage. Fire had full possession of most of one building and spread into all floors of the exposure to the west, which as I mentioned was connected to the fire building. Two towers and Squad 1 operated here. Notice how many wires and cables Squad 1 had to deal with in the rear, and I daresay a full-size Snorkel or aerial would not have been able to get into this tight spot. Not many good shots to get … low hanging smoke, poor access, and misty rain ruled to day. All the images and the video can be seen here on my site:

Steve

fire trucks at night fire scene

Steve Redick photo

firefighters at night fire scene

Steve Redick photo

fire trucks at night fire scene

Steve Redick photo

fire trucks at night fire scene

Steve Redick photo

fire trucks at night fire scene

Steve Redick photo

firefighters at night fire scene

Steve Redick photo

firefighters at night fire scene

Steve Redick photo

fire truck at night fire scene

Steve Redick photo

fire trucks at night fire scene

Steve Redick photo

fire trucks at night fire scene

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Chicago FD radio traffic – November 2015

This from Eric Haak:

I came up with this idea a few weeks ago and wanted to share it with the readers.  I thought it would be interesting to hear the highlights of radio traffic for CFD all in one spot so I put together this synopsis of events for the month of November (2015).  I also finished one for June and July which can be heard on my Youtube page.  I intend to finish the other months that are available on Broadcastify and if I get enough positive response, I hope to keep it up.  I figure once I get caught up it won’t be hard to just keep up by adding the events as they happen.  I will then hopefully be able to share a month’s highlights within the first couple of days of the new month.  I am still playing around with the format but I think I am going to stick with this for now.  It will be still & box alarms and higher but excluding the obvious.  No still and box alarms for people trapped unless bonafide.  No still & box alarms for high rise fires unless the incident warrants a clip or the traffic is interesting.  And obviously no stand-by alerts at the airports.  I hope you enjoy listening.

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Still & Box Alarm in a Chicago scrap yard 12-6-15 (more)

This from Code Photography:

Here are some photos and a video of the Still & Box Alarm/Level 1 HazMat junk yard fire at 1909 N Clifton Ave.

Chicago FD Engine 55

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Chicago FD Engine 22

Code Photography

More photos HERE

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Still & Box Alarm in a Chicago scrap yard, 12-6-15 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Took in the still & box alarm Sunday at Cortland and Kingsbury, an industrial area with a fire in a large scrap metal operation. A big stack of junk cars was going. This location is right on the river, so as a result Engine 2, the large fireboat was sent to the scene. They eventually supplied a 4-inch line to Engine 55 which then supplied a multiversal. There was some thought about using the big guns, and the “crows nest” turret was raised on the rear of the boat, but there was not really a clear shot to the burning pile from the river location. Access in and around the scene was poor, and I was shooting directly into a bright, low sun … difficult conditions at best. I was able to get some interesting shots of the boat operation, as well as what I think was some kind of air monitor deployed by the haz mat company. All of the photos and video from this incident can be seen on my site

Steve Redick

large scrap pile burning

Steve Redick photo

large scrap pile burning

Steve Redick photo

large scrap pile burning

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire boat the Christopher Wheatley

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire boat the Christopher Wheatley

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire boat the Christopher Wheatley

Steve Redick photo

firefighters dragging hose

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire boat the Christopher Wheatley

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire boat the Christopher Wheatley

Steve Redick photo

large scrap pile burning

Steve Redick photo

large scrap pile burning

Steve Redick photo

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Still & Box Alarm in a Chicago scrap yard, 12-6-15 (more)

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some of my images from the Still & Box on Sunday morning (12/6).  Was hoping to catch Engine 2 working but they wound up just feeding Engine 55.

large scrap pile burning

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Chicago FD Engine 22

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Chicago FD Engine 55

Eric Haak photo

large scrap pile burning

Eric Haak photo

silhouette of firefighters in platform

Eric Haak photo

firefighter dragging hose

Eric Haak photo

Chicago FD Engine 2 Fireboat Christopher Wheatley

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Chicago FD Engine 22

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Chicago FD Engine 4

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Still & Box Alarm in a Chicago scrap yard, 12-6-15

This from CFD Media:

  • STILL AND BOX ALARM AT THE SCRAP YARD MARCEY/CORTLAND
  • S & B Marcey & Cortland. Large pile of scrap burning. Multiple large diameter lines surrounding fire.
  • Level 1 Hazmat at the S&B at Marcey/Cortland on the orders of BC3
large scrap pile burning

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black smoke on the horizon in the city

black smoke on the horizon in the city

large scrap pile burning

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Chicago fire boat the Christopher Wheatley

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire boat the Christopher Wheatley

Steve Redick photo

large scrap pile burning

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 12-2-15 (more)

More on the 2-11 Alarm fire that destroyed the Nuevo Leon Restaurant and several apartments above.

fire engulfs an alley garage

Brad Bartley photo

fire engulfs an alley garage

Brad Bartley photo

Chicago fire trucks at night fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Snorkel Squad 1A

Larry Shapiro photo

firemen with 2 1/2 inch hose line at night

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Chicago FD Engine 18

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firemen in tower ladder battle fire

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Working Fire in Chicago, 11-29-15

This from Josh Boyajian:

Here are some shots from a fire Sunday on the southeast side at 2728 E 76th Street 11/29/15. Not much to see by the time I got there.

Chicago fire engine after a fire

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Chicago firefighters after fighting a fire

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago firefighter after fighting a fire

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Chicago firefighter after fighting a fire

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago firefighter after fighting a fire

Josh Boyajian photo

firefighter pulling hose after a fire

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