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Building fire in Chicago 4-21-13 (pt 2)

More on this morning’s fire on S. Michigan from Dan Shevlin:

113th & Michigan
Still Time : 0918
Battalion 22 & the group had a fire in Roseland today . 2-story ordinary 25 x 50 . BC22 reported heavy fire on the 2nd floor & fire in the cockloft . I arrived when the fire was under control . Thanks Dan Shevlin
Chicago fire engine at fire scene

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fireman standing on roof

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two firemen on ladder

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Chicago fireman at fire scene

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Chicago fireman at fire scene

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firefighter working after fire

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Chicago fire engine at fire scene

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Chicago building fire 4-21-13

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Chicago building fire 4-21-13

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Chicago fire engine at fire scene

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Building fire in Chicago 4-21-13

This from Erik Haak:

At 0920 hrs, Sunday morning, Engine 62 reported a working fire at 11259 S. Michigan Avenue.  Battalion 22 reported fire in the basement which eventually made it up through the second floor and into the cockloft of the 2-story apartment over commercial structure.  Truck 62 was RIT.  All photos credited to Eric Haak.

 

Chicago FD engine pumping at fire scene

Engine 62 had lines off. Erik Haak photo

Chicago FD engine pumping at fire scene

Engine 75 had a hydrant. Erik Haak photo

Chicago FD Crimson aerial

CFD Truck 62 was parked down the block. Erik Haak photo

Chicago firefighters on the roof with smoke

Firefighters vent the roof. Erik Haak photo

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Lemont FPD is added to the site

 

Lemont Fire Protection District Headquarters fire station

Lemont Fire Protection District Headquarters Station 1. Larry Shapiro photo

The Lemont Fire Protection District in MABAS Division 10 has been added to the site. Karl Klotz and Larry Shapiro recently photographed the entire fleet and the four fire stations. Lemont runs two Crimson engines, one Ferrara rescue engine, and a Pierce quint. Each of the four stations has a Type I style ambulance featuring two Fords, a Navistar, and a Freightliner chassis with boxes by Medtec and McCoy Miller.

Lemont Fire Protection District Truck 949

Lemont Fire Protection District Station 4

Lemont Fire Protection District Station 4. Larry Shapiro photo

Station 1, which is their headquarters, also has an air trailer and the MABAS Division 10 Water Rescue and Recovery trailer.

MABAS Division Water Rescue Unit

MABAS Division Water Rescue Unit. Larry Shapiro photo

Lemont Fire Protection District American LaFrance Century Engine

Lemont ran this 1982 American LaFrance Century Series engine with 500 gallons of water and a 1,500-GPM pump. Larry Shapiro photo

Lemont Fire Protection District American LaFrance Century Water Chief Quint

Lemont also had this 1983 American LaFrance Century Series 75′ Water Chief Quint (1500/500). Larry Shapiro photo

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Tri-State FPD added to the site

The Tri-State Fire Protection District in MABAS Division 10 has been added to the site. Tri-State operates four stations with two medic units, four engines, a tower ladder and a battalion chief. Their frontline medic units are by Horton and the suppression apparatus is a mix of Crimson, Pierce, and Smeal. The district encompasses areas of Darien, Burr-Ridge, Willowbrook, and unincorporated DuPage County.

Tri-State Fire Protection District Station 3

Tri-State Fire Protection District Station 3 is at 10S110 Madison Street in Burr Ridge. Larry Shapiro photo

Tri-State has their own dispatchers that work from Station 2.

Tri-State Fire Protection District Squad 526 Crimson

Tri-State runs this small Crimson squad with a rear pump out of Station 2. Karl Klotz photo

Tri-State Fire Protection District Smeal Tower Ladder 539

Tri-State Fire Protection District Engine 511

Tri-State Fire Protection District Pierce Arrow engine

This delivery photo of Tri-State Engine 583 (now a reserve engine after having gone through an RPI rehab some years ago) is soon to be disposed of. Larry Shapiro photo

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FDIC 2011 highlights

FDIC 2011

An overview of the stadium exhibits. Many of the apparatus exhibitors moved into the new convention center this year. Larry Shapiro photo

The 2011 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) just ended. The convention center was filled with exhibitors who displayed everything from fire apparatus and gear to shirts and trinkets. There were two local area rigs on display this year. A  Medtec Type III ambulance for Algonquin-Lake in the Hills was in the Pierce booth and a Cyclone II 95-foot rear mount tower ladder for University Park was in the E-ONE booth.

FDIC 2011 Algonquin Fire Department Medtec ambulance

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills had a Medtec ambulance in the Pierce booth at the FDIC in Indianapolis. Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2011 University Park Fire Department E-ONE tower ladder

This new tower ladder for University Park was in the E-ONE booth. Larry Shapiro photo

Other interesting apparatus displayed included four pieces for the FDNY including a Wheeled Coach ambulance on a four-door Ford chassis, an engine in the Seagrave booth, plus Rescue 4 and Ladder 137 in the Ferrara booth.

FDIC 2011 Seagrave FDNY

Seagrave displayed FDNY Engine 222. Larry Shapiro

FDIC 2011 Ferrara FDNY R4

Ferrara had FDNY Rescue 4 from Queens in their booth. Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2011 Ferrara FDNY L137

Ferrara also had FDNY Ladder 137 on dispkay. Larry Shapiro photo

Crimson had a tandem axle rescue for Elizabeth, NJ, KME had a tiller for Norwalk, CT, American LaFrance had a tiller for Ventura County, CA and HME had a Type III wildland pumper for CALFIRE.

FDIC 2011 Crimson Elizabeth Fire Department Rescue 1

This tandem axle heavy rescue for Elizabeth, NJ Rescue 1 was in the Crimson booth. Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2011 KME TDA Norwalk, CT

A tiller for Norwalk, CT was shown by KME. Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2011 American LaFrance LTI TDA Ventura County, CA

This LTI tiller for Ventura County, CA by American LaFrance was in the Lucas Oil Stadium. Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2011 HME CALFIRE Type III

HME brought a Type III engine from CALFIRE. Larry Shapiro photo

As regards new introductions:

Pierce showed the new Dash CF chassis under a PUC rescue pumper;

FDIC 2011 Pierce Dash CF PUC

One of two Pierce Dash CF units that were unveiled at the show. Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2011 Pierce tracked mini pumper

Pierce also showed this mini pumper on rubber tracks BP. Larry Shapiro photo

Rosenbauer introduced their Smart Cab enclosure for adding a crew area to units built on a commercial chassis;

FDIC 2011 Rosenbauer Smart Cab

Rosenbauer introduced the 'Smart Cab' enclosure for three firefighters on a commercial chassis. Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2011 Rosenbauer Smart Cab

The Smart Cab has a two-step unit which swings out with the door for easy egress and entrance to the crew enclosure along with an option for a full-lenght glass covered door. Larry Shapiro photo

KME brought out the Predator Pro Series (Pumper Rescue Operations) integrated pumper and a new 79-foot ladder;

FDIC 2011 KME Predator PRO

The KME Predator PRO is a rescue pumper on the new Predator chassis and features a short wheelbase and compact operator's panel. Larry Shapiro photo

FDIC 2011 KME 75' Aerial Cat

The new 76-foor Aerial Cat quint on a new Predator chassis was in the KME booth. Larry Shapiro photo

Crimson highlighted their new acquisition of Classic Fire and showed their ‘Transformer’ on a commercial chassis;

FDIC 2011 Crimson Fire Classic Series

Crimson had a min pumper in their new Classic Series which originates from their recent purchase of Classic Fire in Ocala, FL. Larry Shapiro photo

American LaFrance announced that they are now offering their Eagle custom chassis to other manufacturers and that the LTI aerials can also be purchased by others;

FDIC 2011 American LaFrance Eagle chassis

A 2010 emissions compliant Eagle cab and chassis was on display by American LaFrance. Larry Shapiro photo

E-ONE showed the eMAX pumper series with a narrow operator’s panel.

FDIC 2011 E-ONE EMAX

The E-ONE eMAX was shown on a Typhoon chassis. Larry Shapiro photo

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New engine for Flossmoor

The Flossmoor Fire Department in MABAS Division 24 received their new Spartan Gladiator Evolution/Crimson pumper squad earlier this year. The unit shows being completed by Crimson in mid January. It has a stainless steel body, a 1,000-GPM pump, and carries 500 gallons of water.

Flossmoor Fire Department new Spartan Crimson rescue pumper

Flossmoor Rescue 1320 has deep compartments, a 1,000-GPM pump and 500 gallons of water. Crimson photo

 

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CFD Truck 51 and Engine 60 get new units

Chicago Engine 60 received their new Spartan Gladiator/Crimson high-pressure pumper (shop #D-654).

Chicago Fire Department Engine 60

Engine 60 put their new 2010 Crimson engine into service this week. It carries shop #D-654. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

 

As mentioned previously, Truck 51 has put their new Spartan Gladiator/Crimson 103′ aerial (shop #E-336) into service as well. There is a decal in memory of FF William F. Grant. FireFighter Grant, a 20 year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department, died Friday March 23, 2007 at age 44 from injuries sustained in a traffic accident while Truck 51 was en-route to a call.

Chicago Fire Department Truck 51

Truck 51 received one of the five 2010 Spartan Gladiator, Crimson 103' rear mount aerials that were delivered to the city. Truck 51 carries a memorial decal for FF William F. Grant. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Our thanks to Lyons Fire Chief Gordon J. Nord, Jr. for submitting these images.

 

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Western Springs is added to the site

Western Springs Fire Department patchAnother department in MABAS Division 10 has been added to the site. The Western Springs Fire Department currently has one station at 4353 Wolf Road. Station 2 is under construction at 5501 Grand Avenue. The apparatus consists of two Medtec ambulances, three engines, a truck, and a command car. Staffing is a combination of full-time, contract, part-time, and POC personnel. Currently the apparatus is painted white over red although past vehicles, which will be displayed in the historic photo gallery, were all white. Images of the current fleet were supplied by Bill Friedrich.

Western Springs Fire Department

The Western Springs Fire station was photographed prior to the department replacing their white fleet with red and white apparatus. Bill Friedrich photo

Western Springs Fire Department

Western Springs Fire Department

This 1978 E-ONE pumper/squad on a Ford C-600 chassis depicts how earlier Western Springs apparatus looked. The two-tone blue shading behind the gold lettering dressed these units up. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Western Springs Fire Department

Larry here is some new news. The station faces West and has non drive thru apparatus bays. The station is scheduled to open in the Summer of 2011. I am sure there will be a engine and ambulance assigned to this house. They may also store the two antiques down here.  I will be scanning more of the historical Western Springs apparatus negatives.

Construction is well underway on Western Springs Fire Station #2. Bill Friedrich photo

Larry here is some new news. The station faces West and has non drive thru apparatus bays. The station is scheduled to open in the Summer of 2011. I am sure there will be a engine and ambulance assigned to this house. They may also store the two antiques down here.  I will be scanning more of the historical Western Springs apparatus negatives.

Another view of the new fire station which faces west. Bill Friedrich photo

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New rig for Chicago Engine 60

Chicago Fire Department Engine 60

A 2010 Spartan Gladiator Crimson high pressure pumper for assignment to Engine 60 carries shop #D-654. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago Engine 60 is due to receive their new high pressure engine soon. Reportedly it is currently sitting in their quarters. It is a 2010 Spartan Gladiator/Crimson with a 2,000-GPM pump. Engine 60 carries shop # D654 and has 500 gallons of water plus 35 gallons of foam.

Dennis McGuire, Jr. sent in a few images of the new engine and the old engine from a recent visit to the academy.

Chicago Fire Department Engine 60

Engine 60's new rig in the foreground with the current rig in the distance. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago Fire Department Engine 60

The rear of the new engine has a full reflective chevron design throughout the diamond plate. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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New Crimson trucks begin to go into CFD service

Two of the new Spartan Gladiator/Crimson 103′ rear mount aerial ladders have gone into service. Trucks 9 and 51 have received the new units.

Chicago Fire Department Spartan Crimson Truck 9

Chicago Truck 9 received their new apparatus carrying shop #E337. It is a 2010 Spartan Gladiator Classic/Crimson 103' rear mount aerial. Larry Shapiro photo

Larry Shapiro tracked down Truck 9 several hours after the company picked up their new apparatus at the fire department shops.

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