Posts Tagged Chicago Fire Department

Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 11-17-15 (part 1)

Chicago firefighters were sent to 126 E 47th Street at about 10:30PM (11/17/15). Battalion 5 requested a Still & Box for fire in the one-story commercial structure. Companies were pulled out of the building in short order and they went defensive and the fire was upgraded to a 2-11 Alarm shortly thereafter. The fire communicated to the two-story exposure to the east. The original building collapsed and the exposure was gutted.

There were three tower ladders operating master streams along with 6-6-1 the reserve Snorkel plus multi-versals and the deck gun from Engine 19. Conditions during the fire included strong winds and sporadic rain that was very heavy at times.

Several contributors were at the fire and there will be several posts.

Here are images and a video from Larry Shapiro

fire through door of commercial building

Larry Shapiro photo

fireman on ladder with heavy smoke

Larry Shapiro photo

fireman on ladder with heavy smoke

Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Engine 16

Larry Shapiro photo

firefighters stretch large diameter hose

Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39

Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39

Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD reserve tower ladder at fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Larry Shapiro photo

Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Engine 19 at fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD reserve Snorkel

Larry Shapiro photo

firemen silhouetted at night fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

More photos are at shapirophotography.net

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New tower ladders for Chicago (more)

Updated production photos of the new tower ladders being built by E-ONE for Chicago

fire truck being built

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fire truck being built

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fire truck being built

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Working fire in Oak Park, 11-3-15

This from Josh Boyajian:

The Main Fire Alarm Office (MFAO) sent the 18th Battalion to a still alarm at the corner of Rice and Austin around 7:30PM on Tuesday (11/3/15). About 30 seconds later, Oak Park was toned out for a structure fire at the same location, with the caller reporting smoke and fire from the 3rd floor of an apartment building. Battalion 18 arrived on scene and notified the MFAO he had a fire on the 3rd floor of a three-story apartment building on the Oak Park side of the street. Engine 96 arrived and lead out. Truck 29 was the first truck and they raised the main to the roof. They had a good fire on the 3rd floor. I arrived after the fire was knocked, but it was cool to see both departments working together at a fire. Here are some shots.
Chicago FD Engine 96

Josh Boyajian photo

night fire scene

Josh Boyajian photo

firemen at night fire scene

Josh Boyajian photo

Oak Park firefighter

Josh Boyajian photo

Oak Park fire engine

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Chicago firefighter

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Chicago FD Engine 96

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago FD and Oak Park FD tower ladders

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CTA train derails – EMS Plan I, 10/31/15

Photos from Tim Olk at the Still & Box Alarm with an EMS Plan I at 1119 W. Granville Avenue for the CTA train derailment Saturday afternoon.

CTA train derails in Chicago

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CTA trail derails in Chicago

Tim Olk photo

CTA train derails in Chicago

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Chicago 2-11 and then 3-11 Alarm fires, 10-20-15 (part 8)

This from Scott Peterson:

More apparatus pictures of the companies at the 3-11 on Oct 20, 2015 @ Harry’s Lumber Sales. Part 3 of 3, specialty companies.
Scott Peterson
Chicago FD turret wagon 6-7-3

Chicago FD turret wagon 6-7-3. Scott Peterson photo

Chicago FD turret wagon 6-7-3

Chicago FD turret wagon 6-7-3. Scott Peterson photo

Chicago FD Mobile Comm Van 2-7-2

Chicago FD Comm Van 2-7-2. Scott Peterson photo

Chicago FD Squad 7A. Scott Peterson photo

Chicago FD Squad 7A. Scott Peterson photo

Chicago FD Squad 7

Chicago FD Squad 7. Scott Peterson photo

Chicago FD Rehab Unit 5-7-2

Chicago FD Rehab Unit 5-7-2. Scott Peterson photo

Chicago FD Mobile Battery Vehicle.

Chicago FD Mobile Battery Vehicle. Scott Peterson photo

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CFD firefighters rescue 2 from house fire, 10-27-15

Frim CFD Media Twitter:

Still and box with plan one 46 and California. All occupants accounted for. 2 patients so far. 1.5 story frame

house fire with ladder to the second floor window

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smokey house fire in Chicago

CFD Media photo

Excerpts from WGNTV.com:

Firefighters rescued two brothers from a burning home on the city’s Southwest Side. The fire started about 10 a.m. Tuesday in the 4600 block of South California. A 22-year old man was taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. A neighbor said the brothers were trapped inside and firefighters broke a first-floor window to get them out. Fire investigators have not released an official cause, but the homeowner believes the fire started in a dryer in the attic.

 

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New tower ladders for Chicago

This from Josh Boyajian:

Here are the 3 job numbers from E-One for Chicago’s (3) new tower ladders.

  • 139729
  • 139730
  • 139731

Here are some pictures

fire truck being built

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fire truck being built

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fire truck being built

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fire truck being built

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fire truck being built

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Chicago 2-11 and then 3-11 Alarm fires, 10-20-15 (part 5)

CFD radio traffic for the 2-11 and 3-11 alarm fires at Harry’s Lumber on 10-20-15

  • “radio traffic 2-11 and 3-11 6220 Northwest Highway 10-20-15   Part 1”.
  • “radio traffic 2-11 and 3-11 6220 Northwest Highway 10-20-15   Part 2”.

Previous posts and videos are HERE, HERE, and HERE.

More photos are at shapirophotography.net and KSC711.smugmug.com

 

This from Scott Peterson:

During the overhaul of the re-kindle.
Scott M. Peterson
Chicago FD Snorkel at work

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Chicago FD Snorkel at work

Scott Peterson photo

firemen working together

Scott Peterson photo

Chicago FD Truck 9

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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Chicago FD Engine 119

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Chicago fire scene

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Chicago FD Snorkel at work

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Chicago FD Snorkel at work

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Alley garages in Chicago, 10-19-15

This from Josh Boyajian:

 Here are some shots from the alley garage fires Monday at 47th and Throop. I believe there were 4 garages in total.

alley garages gutted by fire

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alley garages gutted by fire

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alley garages gutted by fire

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago fire engine at night

Josh Boyajian photo

And from Code Photography:

Here are some photos of the alley garage fires at 47th and Throop.

alley garages gutted by fire

Code Photography

alley garages gutted by fire

Code Photography

alley garages gutted by fire

Code Photography

alley garages gutted by fire

Code Photography

alley garages gutted by fire

Code Photography

 

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Chicago 2-11 and then 3-11 Alarm fires, 10-20-15 (part 3)

Larry Shapiro video from the 3-11 Alarm fire at Harry’s Lumber (10/20/15).

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