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Chicago orders new squads (more)

This from Niko Stefani:

?2/14/17 Chicago (IL) Fire Department O’Hare International Airport Rescue Station 3. Squad Co. 7 transitions into new rigs. Special Ops Battalion Chief (5-1-5) was also at the house. Pictures of the new and old squad Co. 7 and 7A, Comm Van 273, and MVU 9-2-4. Enjoy!

Chicago FD Special Operations Battalion 5-1-5

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD MVU 9-2-4 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Comm Van 2-7-3 at O'Hare Airport

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Warehouse fire in Schiller Park, 1-23-17

Photos by Steve Redick of the scene at 381 Rose Street in Schiller Park Monday morning (1/23/17) for fire in a warehouse.

firefighters standby at warehouse fire

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Schiller Park FD Tower Ladder 5

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fire chiefs at command post

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Schiller Park FD Engine 5

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fire departmetn connection at a warehouse with hose attached

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firefighters standby at warehouse fire

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firefighters standby at warehouse fire

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Franklin Park FD Engine 2

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Chicago FD MVU 924 clearing a warehouse of smoke

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Chicago FD MVU 924 clearing a warehouse of smoke

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and a brief video  of CFD 9-2-4 the MVU from O’Hare clearing the warehouse of smoke

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-29-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

Chicago had a 3-11 Alarm fire last night (4/29/16) at 3327 W. 48th Place. Companies had a four-story, 100×300 building filled with mattresses. I arrived at the tail end of the incident and thought I’d share a few apparatus shots. I know that several other contributors were there from the early stages, so here are some of the specialty pieces including the Mobile Battery Vehicle 6-3-9, Rehab Unit 5-7-1, 5-11 Club Canteen 4-0-2, Comm Van 2-7-4, and 9-2-4 the MVU from O’Hare which was special called, along with an all red buggy and another with blue lights.

Chicago FD MVU 924 from O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD E-ONE Tower Ladder 39 at night

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Chicago FD E-ONE Tower Ladder 39 at night

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Chicago FD Engine 65

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Chicago FD Battalion 14

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Chicago FD E-ONE Tower Ladder 39 at night

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Chicago FD Engine 34

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Chicago FD Mobile Command Unit 274

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Chicago FD Mobile Battery Vehicle 639

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Chicago FD Deputy District Chief 224

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Chicago FD Rehab Unit 571

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Chicago 5-11 Club Canteen unit

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3-11 alarm fire and EMS Plan I at Resurrection Hospital, 12-11-14

This from Steve Redick:

The string of 11th battalion workers continues.  This one was at Resurrection Hospital, a major hospital complex about a block from my house. Came in as a “cold box” and companies reported a fire in the chapel area on the 2nd floor. The alarm eventually rose to a 3-11 and EMS plan 1 with a special call for the MVU from O’Hare Field. This brought the brand new Engine 9 as well.
Not much to see from the outside but it sounded like they had quite a bit of hidden fire that was difficult to expose, as well as difficulties ventilating the fire area. It also sounded like they relocated numerous patients within the building. A moderate amount of light smoke was visible at the roofline for a bit. A very unusual incident to say the least, and I’m sure there were issues and concerns that I could not see from the outside.

Steve

Chicago fire truck at night

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Chicago fire trucks at night

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smoke from Catholic hospital at night

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Chicago fire trucks at night

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Chicago fire truck at night

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Chicago fire truck at night

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Chicago fire truck at night

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Chicago fire truck at night

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Chicago fire truck at night

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Chicago fire truck at night

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Chicago FD ambulances at night

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Chicago fire truck at night

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Chicago FD mobile communications van

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Working fire in Chicago, 4-17-14

This from Steve Redick:

I was able to attend an unusual incident last night. There is a small area that belongs to Chicago, that lies along Foster ave west of River rd, adjacent to O’Hare Field. This is much closer to Rosemont and Schiller Park, yet it belongs to CFD. It isn’t really a good run for either the airport companies nor engine 11. Sort of a no-man’s land. Rosemont responded to smoke in the area, as well as Schiller Park , Desplaines, and Park Ridge. CFD was notified as well. Arriving units found a well-involved tour/party type bus inside an industrial building. Park Ridge, due on auto-aide, used a deck gun to hit the bulk of the fire. Chicago companies arrived and worked in concert with all the suburban units. Another interesting aspect to this was that MVU (924) was used. This rig lives at O’Hare Field and most of us fire fan types have never actually had a chance to see the unit in operation. I also took a photo or two of the various municipality street signs at each end of the block. They used suburban style hydrants, but I think I heard the sprinkler connections on the fire building were Chicago threads. All in all a “once in a billion years” kinda deal.

Steve

firemen at night fire scene

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fire engine at night fire scene

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firemen at night fire scene

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fire engine at night fire scene

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mobile ventilation unit at fire scene

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mobile ventilation unit at fire scene

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mobile ventilation unit at fire scene

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Rosemont street signs

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fire engine at night fire scene

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fire engine at night fire scene

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Chicago street signs

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fire engine at night fire scene

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fire truck at night fire scene

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O’Hare Airport Disaster Drill

The Chicago Fire Department conducted their annual disaster drill on Saturday at O’Hare Airport. The Chicago Tribune has an article HERE.

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. was on the field and submitted several images of specialized CFD apparatus.

Chicago Fire Department 5-3-1

photo by Gordon J. Nord, Jr.

Chicago Fire Department Engine 10R

photo by Gordon J. Nord, Jr.

Chicago Fire Department 8-8-11 Oxygen Therapy Bus

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Chicago Fire Department 8-8-1 Mass Casualty Bus

photo by Gordon J. Nord, Jr.

Chicago Fire department MVU 9-2-4

photo by Gordon J. Nord, Jr.

Chicago Fire Department Mobile Ventilation Unit 9-2-4

photo by Gordon J. Nord, Jr.

A large gallery with CFD apparatus photos can be found HERE.

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O’Hare gets MVU

A new piece of apparatus is on the roster at O’Hare Airport. 9-2-4, though not yet in service, is a Tempest mobile ventilation unit with similarities to 9-2-3 at Engine 106’s house. 9-2-4 has a fan unit with a smaller volume and is mounted on a Ford F-250 chassis with a small body. Whereas the 9-2-3 has the Tempest MVU-60 (60″ fan), 9-2-4 has the Tempest MVU-125 lightweight model.

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