Posts Tagged Chicago Fire Department

Area apparatus on order

This from Josh Boyajian:

Bloomingdale FPD – 2015 E-One 100′ aerial platform quint. Cyclone ll cab and chassis, 2,000-gpm/300-gallon.
Chicago – (3) 2015 E-One 100′ RM aerial platform trucks. Cyclone ll cab and chassis, 0/0.
Genoa-Kingston – 2015 Pierce Arrow XT pumper, 1,500-gpm/1,000-gallon/30 foam.
Lockport Township – (2) 2015 Pierce Enforcer engines, 1,500-gpm/750-gallon/30 foam.
Peoria – 2015 Pierce Velocity 100′ aerial platform, 0/0.
Springfield – 2015 Pierce Arrow XT pumper, 1,500-gpm/750-gallon/20 foam.
Utica – 2015 Piece Impel pumper, 1,500-gpm/750-gallon/30 foam.
East Chicago, Indiana – 2015 Pierce Saber pumper, 1,500-gpm/750-gallon.

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Chicago orders tower ladders

Chicago has placed an order for three 100′ E-ONE tower ladders

Chicago FD orders E-ONE tower ladders

 

Chicago FD orders E-ONE tower ladders

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CFD applicants awaiting lottery for selection

Excerpts from dnainfo.com:

About 18,000 people who passed a firefighter exam in December are awaiting word on when they might be selected in a lottery as the Chicago Fire Department’s newest recruits.  Some 25,300 people applied to take the exam and were ruled eligible to do so in December at McCormick Place. According to Human Resources, 4,769 never showed up for the test, and 2,583 failed.

According to the city’s Human Resources Department, 17,948 passed the test, the first given by the city since 2006. Yet no one seems certain when the call might come for new recruits or how many might be selected at first.

“At this time the [department] does not know when or how many will first be called,” Mulaney added, although the list of those who passed the test should be the source of new recruits for years to come.

According to the Fire Department, the initial pool of those taking the test found 44 percent were white, with 24 percent Hispanic and 22 percent African-American. The department was hopeful a random draw from that pool would help correct racial imbalance in the rank-and-file.

Santiago testified during last fall’s budget hearings that the department was 65 percent white, 18 percent African-American and 15 percent Hispanic. Just over 300 new recruits were hired last year, but they did not correct the imbalance.

thanks Dan

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4/27/15

Chicago had a 2-11 Alarm fire today (4/27/15) at 3922 W. Chicago Avenue.

Chicago firemen at fire scene

Tim Olk photo

Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Chicago firemen at fire scene

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Chicago fire truck at fire scene

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Chicago fire truck at fire scene

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Chicago fire truck at fire scene

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Chicago fire truck at fire scene

Tim Olk photo

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CFD buggy updates

This from Josh Boyajian:

Battalion Chief 1 – 2014 Ford Police Interceptor Utility (Explorer) Battalion Chief (1st District)   Shop # B574
Chicago FD Battalion 1

Chicago FD Battalion 1. Josh Boyajian photo

Battalion Chief 8 – 2014 Ford Explorer (Police Interceptor Utility) Battalion Chief (2nd District) Shop #B571
Chicago FD Battalion 8

Chicago FD Battalion 8. Josh Boyajian photo

Battalion Chief 9 – 2014 Ford Police Interceptor Utility (Explorer) Battalion Chief (2nd District) Shop #B577
Chicago FD Battalion 9

Chicago FD Battalion 9. Josh Boyajian photo

Battalion Chief 11 – 2014 Ford Police Interceptor Utility (Explorer) Battalion Chief (2nd District) Shop #B578
Chicago FD Battalion 11

Chicago FD Battalion 11. Josh Boyajian photo

Battalion Chief 16 – 2014 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Battalion Chief (5th District) Shop #B579
Chicago FD Battalion 16

Chicago FD Battalion 16. Josh Boyajian photo

Battalion Chief 21 – 2014 Ford Explorer (Police Interceptor Utility) Battalion Chief (6th District) Shop #B572
Chicago FD Battalion 21

Chicago FD Battalion 21. Josh Boyajian photo

Deputy District Chief 2-2-6 – 2014 Ford Police Interceptor Utility (Explorer) Deputy District Chief of the 6th District Shop #B570
Chicago FD 2-2-6

Chicago FD 2-2-6. Josh Boyajian photo

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 4/15/15

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.

Took in this Still and Box at around 6am this Saturday. Engine Co. 115 was the 1st engine on scene and found heavy smoke inside of an unoccupied, one-sty, 150×100 grocery store. Upon entry the fire was found to be in the loading dock area with no structural involvement.
Dennis
Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

CFD battalion chief at fire scene

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago FD Engine 120

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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CFD Ambulance updates

CFD ambulance updates from Josh Boyajian:

Ambulance Co. 6 – 2014 Ford E-450/Wheeled Coach Type III Ambulance Shop #C174
CFD Ambulance 6

CFD Ambulance 6. Josh Boyajian photo

Ambulance Co. 13 – 2014 Ford E-450/Wheeled Coach Type III Ambulance Shop #C154
CFD Ambulance 13

CFD Ambulance 13. Josh Boyajian photo

Ambulance Co. 34 – 2014 Ford E-450/Wheeled Coach Type III Ambulance Shop #C180
CFD Ambulance 34

CFD Ambulance 34. Josh Boyajian photo

Ambulance Co. 61 @ Engine 112 -2009 Ford F-450/Braun Type I Ambulance Shop #C146 x-Ambulance 80
CFD Ambulance 61

CFD Ambulance 61. Josh Boyajian photo

CFD Ambulance 14

CFD Ambulance 14. Josh Boyajian photo

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2-11 Alarm fire and EMS Plan I, 4-12-15 (more)

This from Eric Haak:

Fire early Sunday morning (4/12) in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.  At approximately 0143, a Still & Box Alarm was given by the Main Fire Alarm Office for the report of people trapped in a building on fire at 22nd and Wolcott Avenue.  First due companies arrived within one minute of the fire being boxed and reported that they had fire through the roof.  About 0145, the 4th battalion chief requested an EMS Plan I and reported he had fire on all three floors.  2-2-1 took control of the fire at 0151 and ordered a 2-11 Alarm about 3 minutes later.
Just before 0200, companies were ordered out of the building and a defensive attack was initiated.  For most of the incident, there were three master streams working with several hand lines.  Tower Ladder 5 and Engine 23’s deck gun were in sector A and Squad 1A was positioned on Wolcott in sector D.
At around 0300, fire had got into the B side exposure’s cockloft (image 5).  Tower Ladder 39 was then brought in as a 4th master stream.  Engines 23, 18, and 39 were all pumping at the scene.  Thankfully, all 21 individuals who lived in the building escaped without injury.  My apologies if any details of this report are inaccurate, but I believe this to be a fairly good account of what took place.
flames through roof of apartment building at night

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flames through roof of apartment building at night

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flames through roof of apartment building at night

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flames through roof of apartment building at night

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flames through roof of apartment building at night

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Chicago fire trucks at night fire scene

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apartment building fire at night

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Chicago FD Engine 23 at a fire scene

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2-11 Alarm fire with EMS Plan I, 4-12-15

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

night fire scene

Quinn Ford, Chicago Tribune
Firefighters work at the scene of a fire in a three-story residential building on the corner of West 21st Street and South Wolcott Avenue in Pilsen on Sunday.

An extra-alarm fire that tore through two apartment buildings in Pilsen early Sunday morning forced 21 people from their homes, officials said.

Firefighters were called about 1:40 a.m. to a three-story residential building at 1900 W. 21st St., officials said. When crews arrived, they found fire on all three floors of a stairwell in the building, said Chicago Fire Department Assistant Deputy Commissioner Mark Nielsen.

Some residents had to be rescued from the building by firefighters, (plus) a worker from a factory located across Wolcott Street used a forklift to help a man jump from a second-floor window, according to fire officials and witnesses.

The bulk of the fire was isolated to the third floor of the building but did reach the cockloft allowing flames to spread to the adjoining apartment building.

apartment building ire at night

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-6-15 (more)

This from Eric Haak:

Arrived way too late for the Still & Box on Oriole (4/6/15) but thought I would send in a few images anyways.  The spare engine is 86’s position at the corner of Belmont and Oriole.  It must have been something to see turning that corner.
spare Chicago FD fire engine at fire scene

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aftermath of house gutted by fire

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aftermath of house gutted by fire

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aftermath of house gutted by fire

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aftermath of house gutted by fire

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aftermath of house gutted by fire

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