Tim Olk submitted some images from the 2-11 Alarm fire Friday night at 69th and Clyde in Chicago.
This from Dennis McGuire, Jr:
The 2005 Pierce 100′ RM that was assigned to Truck 51 and was involved in the accident that resulted in the LODD of FF Billy Grant on March 23rd, 2007 was sold on December 19th, 2012 at the public auction.These pictures are from the auction website. Rig was sold for $5100.00.Dennis M.Rig Information:Truck 51 (Assigned on Dec. 6th, 2005)2005 Pierce(Dash)100′ RMShop# E-331
The Chicago Fire Department had a confined space rescue early this morning for a man who fell into a large chimney at the Intercontinental Hotel on North Michigan Avenue.
A man trying to take a photo from the top of the Intercontinental Hotel on Michigan Avenue died after falling 22 feet down a smokestack, authorities said.
It took rescue crews four hours to remove the 23-year-old man from Minnesota, at one point cutting through a wall and wedging boards in the chute to keep him from falling farther down.
Rescue crews responded to the hotel at 505 N. Michigan Ave. around 1:10 a.m. after someone called and reported that a person threatening to jump from the roof. Firefighters later learned the man fell down the smokestack, according to Fire Department spokeswoman Meg Ahlheim.
A “confined space rescue” was called, bringing 30 companies and about 125 firefighters and paramedics to the scene.
They discovered that the man had fallen 22 feet down a 6-foot wide smokestack and was wedged where the chute angled before dropping 42 floors, Ahlheim said. Crews cut into the wall and used wood boards to block the man from falling any farther, she said.
“We had to send members from the top down on ropes to assess his condition. The whole time we’re monitoring the situation for toxic gases,” said Special Operations Chief Michael Fox. “We found the best way to get out him was to go about two floors below, and we had to cut the duct work for the chimney, which was made out of steel. And eventually we ended up sliding the victim down into the hole and removing him from the building.”
The man was able to communicate with his girlfriend, either with phone calls or text messages, Ahlheim said, but firefighters lost contact with him around 3:15 a.m.
The entire article and a video segment is HERE.
The Chicago Tribune has a small article about Sunday morning’s fire:
A man was taken to the hospital and seven people were displaced in a South Side fire that broke out early this morning in a two-story building in the South Shore neighborhood.
Firefighters responded shortly before 5 a.m. to the building, which is in the 2700 block of East 75th Place.
The entire article can be found HERE.
Rosenbauer America is to build the new two-piece squads for the Chicago Fire Department. Each unit will feature the Rosenbauer Commander cab and chassis. The boom will reportedly be fashioned after the Stinger boom used on the Panther ARFF units with the addition of a bucket at the end.
thanks Dennis and Josh
This from Eric Haak:
Early Sunday morning, fire erupted in an occupied apartment building at 2715 E. 75th Place. Shortly before 0500 hrs, Engine 126 and Truck 49 reported fire from the second floor of the 25X75, 2-story ordinary. The fire building consisted of 2 attached, side-by-side 2-flats and the fire appeared to originate in and was at first contained to the apartment to the east. At 0511, the 23rd battalion elevated the fire to a Still & Box as the fire spread throughout a void in the drop ceiling and threatened to envelop both units. Companies were originally removed from the building but made a second attempt at keeping the fire from taking the entire structure. At 0530, companies went defensive as the interior attack was making little headway. Engine 126 and Truck 49 were then removed from the front of the building and Squad 5’s snorkel was brought in as flames eventually spread throughout the cockloft of both units. 2-2-6 struck the box at approximately 0640.
Photo #1 – Engine 126 and Truck 49 in sector 1
Photo #2 – Companies attack from the exterior shortly after 1st arrival
Photo #3 – Companies exit the building as the attack went defensive
Photo #4 – Members of Engine 72 take position on the porch of the building next door
Photo #5 – Squad 5A is brought in to operate in sector 1
This from Martin Nowak: more X-Illinois fire trucks in Indiana
1976 Sutphen Pumper; purchased from Bourbonnais IL in 1990 by the Shirley Vol FD
1983 PemFab/E-one 95ft Aerial Ladder was purchased by Cambridge City Vol FD in 2002 from Gurnee, IL
Pump 101 2000 HME/Smeal; was purchased by Poe FD from Coal City IL. All rigs at Poe carry the orange color that Coal City carries
Truck 23; 1972 American LaFrance Aero Chief 90′ Snorkel served Mattoon, IL, then St. John, IN, and now Shelby Vol FD
Engine 5812; 1975 Mack CF685 pumper served Winfield FPD IL before the Lake Dalecarlia Vol FD
Rescue 862; 1994 Freightliner FL60/Wheeled Coach was a former Evanston Ambulance that was purchased in 2004 by Kingsbury Volunteer FD
East Chicago has two of the six units that were ordered by the City of Chicago in 2001 ( 2001 American LaFrance Eagle/3D Pumpers) They serve as Engine-1 and Engine-4 Only one stayed in Chicago as E-23. The other three were repainted and went to Baltimore County, Maryland where they served as Engine-2, Engine-4, and Engine-6.
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This from Steve Redick:
Monday about 1500 hrs, 5000 Bl of West Winona. Fire in 2 occupied frame dwellings…1 victim with significant burns. Companies had knocked down the main body of outside fire when I arrived, but I was able to observe what appeared to be significant fire in both attics. Eventually TL23 was used to knock down fire in the main fire building. This was a dead end street so the first due truck, 23 pulled into the block first and 79 then backed down and led out. Eng 69 had 2 lines from the street to the south, through a vacant lot and had a great shot to the rear of the buildings. I believe 94 ran into some sort of hydrant issue, and I’m not sure if they ever really got water. It appeared another engine went several hundred feet to the next block in an attempt to supply them.This was an interesting fire due to limited acess and proximity and involvement of exposures. Unusual to see this much fire at such a busy time of day.All the photos will be on my siteSteve