Posts Tagged Dennis McGuire Jr.

Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1/6/17

This from Jim Skrabel:

A few pictures from the Still and Box at 11661 S. Western Ave Friday afternoon. These pictures were taken by my daughter Heather Garcia who lives near the fire.

Jim Skrabel

Chicago FD Truck 24

Heather Garcia photo

apartment fire in Chicago

Heather Garcia photo

house fire in Chicago

Heather Garcia photo

Chicago FD Truck 24

Heather Garcia photo

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.:

I was able to take in the Still & Box at 11661 S Western Ave. but I only was able to use my phone for pictures. It appeared to have begun in the garage that’s attached to the house in the back then extended into the house on both floors. Squad 5 was out of service so a extra truck was called for.

fire scene in Chicago

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Chicago FD Engine 120

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heavy smoke from house fire

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smoke from house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 92

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Chicago FD Truck 24

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New buggy for CFD 5-1-5

This from the fleet guy

red Ford Explorer for the Chicago FD

Ford Explorer Shop ID B614 for 5-1-5. Fleet Guy photo

Replacing the Ford Expedition

Chicago FD Special Operations Battalion 5-1-5

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3-Alarm fire in Harvey, 5-5-16 (more)

Photos from Dennis McGuire, Jr. of the 3-Alarm fire in Harvey, 5-5-16

Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

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firefighter surrounded by smoke

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

fire trucks battle commercial fire with billowing smoke

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

commercial building fire in Harvey IL

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More photos are HERE

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3-Alarm fire in Harvey, 5-5-16

(19:00 hrs 5-5-16) Harvey firefighters are on the scene of a commercial fire at 155th Street and Broadway, battling fire in a block long building.

The following images and video are from Dennis McGuire, Jr.

commercial building fire

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commercial building fire

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commercial building fire

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commercial building fire

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commercial building fire

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire and Haz Mat Level I, 2/9/16

Chicago firefighters battled a 2-11 Alarm fire with a Haz Mat Level I today (2/9/16) in an auto repair shop at 221 W. 65th Street.

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.:

Here are some shots of the 2-11 today.
Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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heavy smoke from winter fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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firefighters operate master stream at fire scene

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This from Josh Boyajian:

Here are some of my shots from the 2-11 alarm this morning. I arrived well after the 2-11 was pulled. There was still a lot of fire underneath the part of the roof that didn’t collapse where companies had a hard time directing their water streams.
Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago FD Snorkel 1A

Josh Boyajian photo

firefighters operate multi-versal at fire scene

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago FD Battalion Chief 19

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

Josh Boyajian photo

old e_ONE tower ladder working at fire scene in Chicago

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Warehouse fire in Blue Island, 1-15-16 (more)

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.:

Here are some more pictures from the Box Alarm in Blue Island, Illinois on 1/15/2016 at 13750 S Chatham St. RNA Products

Thanks,
Dennis
firefighters at fire scene using PPV

Crews setting up ventilation fan. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

HME fire engine

Engine 2133 was first-in. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Evergreen Park FD Snorkel

Evergreen Park Snorkel Squad 3 setting up but not used. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Evergreen Park FD Snorkel

Evergreen Park SS3. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Calumet Park firefighters

Firefighters Mike Lonkar and Marty Rita of the Calumet Park Fire Department. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

firefighters at fire scene

First-in engine crew regrouping. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

smoke from warehouse fire

Front of fire building. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

firefighters at fire scene

Posen truck on side d. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

And from Tim Olk:

fire scene on Blue Island Posen fire truck

Tim Olk photo

firefighters pose after fire

Tim Olk photo

fier scene

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fire chief at fire scene

Tim Olk photo

Evergreen Park FD Snorkel Squad 3

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Evergreen Park FD Snorkel Squad 3

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Where are they now … Calumet Park

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.:

The former tower ladder from Calumet Park is going in service shortly with the Storey County Fire Department northeast of Carson City, Nevada. I know it was reported before about an oil company buying it so I’m not sure how this relates. The tower is being repainted blue with a white strip to match the department’s colors by Fire Trucks Unlimited.
This is a link for updates on it’s progress. Here are a few photos from the work in progress site.
Thanks to Garry Kadzielawski for passing on this information.
Dennis
Former Calumet Park FD (IL) fire truck

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Former Calumet Park FD (IL) fire truck

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fire truck being repainted

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fire truck being repainted

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fire truck being repainted

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 11-17-15 (part 7)

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.

Here are a few shots of the 2-11 to go along with the other posts. I have more images at : 312firephotos.smugmug.com
fire scene at night

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fire engine hooked to hydrant at night

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Chicago FD Engine 54

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Lake County Indiana MABAS update

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.

Starting in October, Lake County, Indiana fire departments and police departments will all be dispatched by one center. Motorola Solutions, Inc. and AT&T have been working on this for a year. Not all of the fire departments went online at once, but at the end of October all departments will be under the new center. I believe the center is located in Crown Point, Indiana. The numbering system is as follows:
00     = Stations
01-09= Officers
10-19= Engines
20-29= Trucks
30-39= Rescues
40-49= Tankers
50-59= Specialty Units
60-69= Ambulances
70-79= Brush trucks
80-99= Individual department members
The following is a partial list of the departments and their assigned number(s):
1200-Cedar Lake
1500-Crown Point
1800 to 2100-Dyer
2200-Munster
2500-East Chicago
3100 to 3300-Griffith
4100 to 4800-Hammond
5100 to 5200-Highland
5300 to 5600-Hobart
5800-Lake Dale
5900-Lake Hills
6100-Lake Ridge
6300 to 6400-Lake Station
6600 to 6800-Lowell
6900-New Chicago
7000 to 7400-Merriville
7500 to 7700-St. John
7800 to 800-Schererville
8200-Schnieder
8300-Shelby
8400-Whiting
8500 to 9900-Gary
Dennis

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Fire Service Inc. Open House 10-3-15

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr:

I was able to attend the open house held yesterday (10/3/15) at the Fire Service Inc. headquarters in St. John, Indiana. On display were many demo rigs and some new deliveries for the area. Of interest were a rear engine pumper on a Quest HS chassis, E-One’s 78′, 105′, and 137′ rear mount aerials, and a 100′ tower ladder quint on the new Quest chassis. Local rigs on display were a Typhoon engine for Hometown, a Typhoon engine for Glencoe, and 14 new Ford E-350/Wheeled Coach ambulances for Chicago. (Ambulnaces  2, 8, 11, 17, 18, 21, 27, 37, 42, 62, 64, 68, 69 & 73)
Dennis
E-ONE Quest HS pumper demo unit

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E-ONE Quest tower ladder demo unit

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new ambulance for CFD Ambulance 17

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new ambulance for CFD Ambulance 21

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new ambulance for CFD Ambulance 64

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new ambulance for CFD Ambulance 68

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new E-ONE fire engine for Glencoe IL

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new E-ONE fire engine for Hometown IL

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E-ONE aerial ladder trucks on display

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E-ONE Quest tower ladder demo unit

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