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Still & Box Alarm in Chicago, 2-11-17 (part 4)

This from Steve Redick:

The still and box last saturday morning at 2600 W 35th Street in the 15th battalion

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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from dnainfo.com:

Contractors who do inferior work would face harsh penalties under a measure set to be considered by the Chicago City Council. The crackdown, ordered by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, was prompted by the death of Chicago Firefighter Daniel Capuano in December 2015.

The change is designed to streamline Building Commissioner Judy Frydland’s authority to penalize contractors who do not follow city building codes or get the proper permits. The new rules would increase punishment as multiple violations are found by inspectors, starting with a hold on permits and including the revocation of licenses of companies who fail to comply.

Capuano died while working to extinguish a warehouse fire at 92nd Street and Baltimore Avenue in South Chicago. He fell two stories down an unmarked elevator shaft while battling the smoky blaze.

The department of buildings determined that at the time of the fire that unauthorized work was being performed at the site, including complete removal of the elevator and other structural alterations.

The city demolished the warehouse a year after Capuano’s death.

The full City Council will consider the measure Feb. 22.

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New engine for Fox Lake (more)

Updated production photos from the Alexis Fire website of a new engine for the Fox Lake FPD

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New tower ladder for the Morris FPD (more)

Excerpts from the MorrisHerald-news.com:

The Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District’s new ladder truck has the ability to save lives and property in a way no other truck on the fleet has before.

“The tower ladder truck was put in service less than a month ago and has already paid for itself in the property it has protected,” Chief Tracey Steffes said.

At a little more than $1 million, it replaces an old ladder truck which was nearly 20 years old. Morris responds to more than 6,000 calls a year.

“Every year, the ladder is tested and it’s never had a problem. … But for the past three or four years, we’ve had to look at whether we would replace it or refurbish it,” Steffes said. “We could sell it now to a station with fewer calls, where it could last them several years, and we could put that money towards the new truck.”

The minimum cost to restore the old ladder truck would have been $575,000 with only a one-year warranty. The fire department also could sell it for $150,000 and put that money toward the new purchase.

The Dwight Fire Protection District was able to buy the truck, which Steffes said should give them far more years out of it because of a smaller call volume.

The chief said that although the cost to the district may be substantial, the savings to the residents and business are large.

“We just had our (ISO) rating done and we went from a four to a three in town and from an eight to a five in rural areas. The ladder truck has a lot to do with that” Steffes said.

The tower ladder truck is being housed at station 1 because of its size. It also houses ground ladders and other supplies needed on calls.

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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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Chicago orders new squads (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Here’s some updated information on the new squads for Chicago.

After receiving the finished units from Rosenbauer America, it was determined that the ‘A’ units with the aerials needed some minor alterations to maximize the maneuverability of boom. As designed, these units had two storage compartments accessible from the top on either side of the body. The rear compartments on each side constrained some of the boom movement. Subsequently, the units have been at Chicago Fleet Services undergoing modifications. The work has been completed on Squad 2A and Squad 7A. Both companies are scheduled to take possession of their new apparatus Tuesday, February 14th. The work is still in process for Squad 1A and Squad 5A.

The personnel at Chicago Fleet Services did a terrific job removing the existing material and fabricating a diamond plate cutout for the boom to swing.

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Still & Box Alarm in Chicago, 2-11-17 (part 3)

This from Steve Redick:

2600 W 35th St. Heavy smoke conditions reported in a large, fire resistive warehouse occupancy… discovered to be an auto fire deep within the building. MVU 923 was used to pressurize the building and clear the residual smoke, seemed to be very effective. Also got several decent apparatus shots.
heavy smoke pours out of warehouse

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heavy smoke pours out of warehouse

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Chicago FD Truck 52

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Chicago FD MVU 923

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Chicago FD MVU 923

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Chicago FD Truck 33

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Chicago FD Comm Van 2-7-4

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5

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Chicago FD Engine 65

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Here’s a brief video of the MVU:

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3-Alarm fire in Oak Park, 2-10-17 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Early morning basement fire in a large occupied apartment building in Oak Park. Fire spread up to all floors and required a lot of tough inside work. Not a lot to see from my vantage point. Also there was a very brief mayday that was quickly secured. Conditions were temps in the teens.

aftermath of apartment building fire

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Oak Park FD Truck 631

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Oak Park FD Truck 631

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Oak Park FD Engine 602

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Oak Park FD Truck 631

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Berwyn FD Engine 903

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aftermath of apartment building fire

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 more photos at Shapirophotography.net

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Still & Box Alarm in Chicago, 2-11-17 (part 2)

Photos from Tim Olk at the Still & Box Alarm in Chicago, 2-11-17

heavy smoke pours out of warehouse

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heavy smoke pours out of warehouse

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heavy smoke pours out of warehouse

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Firefighter props door at warehouse fire

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Chicago FD MVU 923

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3-Alarm fire in Oak Park, 2-10-17 (more)

Some photos from Larry Shapiro of the 3-Alarm fire in Oak Park, 2-10-17

Berwyn fire engine on a hydrant

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aftermath of apartment building fire in Oak Park

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aftermath of apartment building fire in Oak Park

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Firefighter after fire in gangway

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Firefighters enter apartment building after fire

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aftermath of apartment building fire in Oak Park

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Oak Park HME Arenas Fox fire engine at night fire scene

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aftermath of apartment building fire in Oak Park

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Oak Park HME Arenas Fox fire engine at night fire scene

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Oak Park HME Arenas Fox fire engine at night fire scene

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Oak Park HME Arenas Fox fire engine at night fire scene

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Oak Park E-ONE tower ladder at night fire scene

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