Posts Tagged Chicago O’Hare Airport Fire Department

New ARFF for O’Hare Airport

From the Oshkosh new deliveries:

Chicago Fire Department – O’Hare International AirportChicago,Illinois

Chicago Fire Department – O’Hare International Airport took delivery of this Oshkosh Striker 8×8.
Job Number:771753
Model:Striker 4500
Chicago FD ARFF 6510

Chicago Fire Department – O’Hare International Airport took delivery of this Oshkosh Striker 8×8. Job Number:771753 Model:Striker 4500

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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoSunTimes.com:

O’Hare Airport will soon be home to one of the world’s most sophisticated firefighter training sites, thanks to a $7.4 million simulator that will prepare first-responders firefighters for rescues aboard superjumbo jets.

On Oct. 28, 2016, an engine fire broke out on an American Airlines Boeing 767 hurtling down an O’Hare runway at 154 m.p.h. just seconds before take-off … and forced 170 passengers and crew members to exit on inflatable slides as flames and smoke poured from the aircraft. One person was seriously injured; 20 suffered minor injuries.

Now, the city is taking steps to better prepare firefighters for those types of rescues aboard superjumbo jets, like the Airbus 380 that British Airways plans to debut next spring on its daily service to London.

The newly-signed contract bankrolled by airline revenues calls for Simulation Live Fire Training Solutions, Inc. to build a new triple-deck, large-frame aircraft simulator based on the Boeing 747 and Airbus A380. The simulator and accompanying software will include what City Hall calls the only rotating cabin in the world engineered to simulate a jet broken in pieces.

Assistant Deputy Fire Commissioner Tim Sampey, who oversees fire rescue operations at O’Hare and Midway, said the rotating cabin feature was tailor-made to duplicate the July 1989 crash of a United Airlines jet in Sioux City, Iowa that killed 111 passengers and crew members, but miraculously left 185 survivors.

“The plane was broken into several pieces. … People who would normally be seated in the upright position were actually seated on an angle, which made rescue difficult,” Sampey said.

“This simulator give us the ability to put it at a 15-to-20 degree angle, which gives it almost a sidewards approach. … We have smoke generators being built into this as well as sound equipment that can simulate burning material, people screaming. We can put smoke where we’d like to put smoke, fire where we’d like to put fire. Different levels. It gives us … variables from the smallest scenario to the largest.”

Currently, Fire Department simulators at O’Hare are based off a narrow-body aircraft with only one aisle. The new, 70-foot-long simulator will better prepare firefighters for complicated rescues aboard two-aisle aircraft that are nearly as long as a football field.

Sampey noted that FAA regulations require the first fire department rescue unit to get to the mid-point of the farthest runway in three minutes or less.

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Chicago orders new squads (more)

From Rosenbaueramerica.com:

43732 & 73733 – City of Chicago

Chicago FD Squad 7A built by Rosenbauer

Chicago Squad 7A. Rosenbauer America photo

Chicago FD Squad 7A built by Rosenbauer

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Chicago FD Squad 7A built by Rosenbauer

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Chicago FD Squad 7 built by Rosenbauer

Chicago Squad 7. Rosenbauer America photo

Chicago FD Squad 7 built by Rosenbauer

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2-11 Alarm + EMS Plan II at O’Hare Airport, 10-28-16 (more)

More photos from the scene of the Still & Box + EMS Plan I at O’Hare Airport, 10-28-16 taken roughly 30 minutes after the fire

Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare Airport

Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare Airport

Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare Airport

Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare Airport

Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare Airport

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As seen around … O’Hare Airport

This from Fred McCahey:

As seen around O’Hare 9-12-16 … changing out a spare rig

Chicago FD Squad 7A

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

Fred McCahey photo

Chicago O'Hare Airport Fire Department

Fred McCahey photo

Chicago FD Squad 7

Fred McCahey photo

Chicago FD O'Hare Airport MVU

Fred McCahey photo

Chicago FD O'Hare Airport Engine 9

Fred McCahey photo

Chicago FD Comm Van 2-7-3

Fred McCahey photo

reserve fire engine at O'Hare Airport

Fred McCahey photo

Chicago FD Battalion 13

Fred McCahey photo

Chicago FD Battalion 13

Fred McCahey photo

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As seen around … O’Hare

More photos from Nick Nezri of CFD apparatus at O’Hare

Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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fire trucks at O'Hare Airport

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fire trucks at O'Hare Airport

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ambulance at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Haz Mat Unit 5-1-2

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Chicago FD Ford Expedition

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fire trucks at O'Hare Airport

Nick Neziri photo

mobile communication van at O'Hare Airport

Nick Neziri photo

E-ONE fire engine at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD reserve engine at O'Hare

Nick Neziri photo

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As seen around … O’Hare

This from Nick Nezri:

On 11-14-15, I was privileged to be able to go on an airfield tour of O’Hare Airport, which was set up by the ORD Airport Watch planespotting group. Lucky for me, nearly all of the ORD based CFD companies were conducting training at rescue station one, so our tour added a stop. I was able to photograph a variety of the rigs, and was even given the opportunity to go inside 6-5-8. I would like to extend a big thank you to everyone at the CFD for welcoming us to their station with no advance notice, moving the rigs for better photos, displaying their equipment, and answering all of our members questions! It was really appreciated!

-Nick Neziri

Oshkosh ARFF at O'Hare Airport

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Oshkosh Striker ARFF at O'Hare Airport

Nick Neziri photo

Oshkosh Striker ARFF at O'Hare Airport

Nick Neziri photo

Oshkosh Striker ARFF at O'Hare Airport

Nick Neziri photo

Oshkosh Striker ARFF at O'Hare Airport

Nick Neziri photo

Oshkosh Striker ARFF at O'Hare Airport

Nick Neziri photo

Oshkosh Striker ARFF at O'Hare Airport

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Oshkosh Striker ARFFs at O'Hare Airport

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As seen around … O’Hare

Chicago Squad 7A

Chicago Squad 7A. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago FD Ford Explorer

Chicago Battalion 13. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago Comm Van 2-7-3

Chicago Comm Van 2-7-3. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago Comm Van 2-7-3

Chicago Comm Van 2-7-3. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

Chicago Squad 7. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

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As seen around … O’Hare Airport

8x8 Oshkosh Striker at O'Hare Airport

Chicago ARFF 6-5-10. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

8x8 Oshkosh Striker at O'Hare Airport

Chicago ARFF 6-5-10. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

8x8 Oshkosh Striker at O'Hare Airport

Chicago ARFF 6-5-5. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

8x8 Oshkosh Striker at O'Hare Airport

Chicago ARFF 6-5-5. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

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Chicago FD Squad 7

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

This unit recived the following upgrades, all in house at Fire Service Inc. New: LED Warning Lights, Complete new Paint and lettering, New ROM roll up doors, New DOT LED lights, Rebuilt engine, suspension, brakes, air system, electrical system (including all new electrical boards) upholstery, cab door panels, A/C systems, Generators and the entire body structure and under carriage support system. Thank you to the City of Chicago !

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

Fire Service, Inc. photo

Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

Fire Service, Inc. photo

Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

Fire Service, Inc. photo

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