Posts Tagged Des Plaines FD Engine 62

Working fire in Des Plaines, 1-11-18

Des Plaines firefighters were called for a kitchen fire at 2148 Chestnut Street at 3:30AM 1/11/18. This occurred as many units were still working at the Maine Scrap Metals fire that started several hours earlier. Callback Des Plaines firefighters staffing reserve units and change-of-quarters companies responded to this alarm. The first arriving units reported fire blowing out of the front windows of this end unit. One occupant signed a release and was not transported. Companies at this fire were Des Plaines Engine 64 (using Engine 62), Des Plaines Ambulance 64, Des Plaines Battalion 62, Rosemont Engine 156, North Maine Engine 1, Niles Ambulance 2, and Glenview Ambulance. Schiller Park Truck 5 and Battalion 5 responded from the other fire scene.

 

aftermath of apartment fire

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firefighters after battling an apartment fire

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firefighter in PPE after battling a fire

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Rosemone FD Engine 156

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firefighters after battling an apartment fire

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firefighters in PPE after battling a fire

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scene of gutted apartment fire

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Des Plaines FD Engine 62

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North Maine FPD Engine 1

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Schiller Park FD Truck 5

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Commercial building fire in Des Plaines, 12/29/17 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Took this job in on Friday…poor weather conditions..heavy overcast and snow with slippery road conditions. Not that much accumulation but occurred during the height of the snow squall. Apparently started as a car fire in the muffler shop. Very early collapse and storage of flammable gases created some severe hazards. I believe this was a bar joist type of truss construction. The collapse area seemed to be indicative of the bar joists distorting from the fire conditions. 3 tower ladders were set up. A class B foam operation with eductor appeared to be in use as well. The box alarm companies seemed to be primarily for relief purposes as the working fire response brings a large response. A nice assortment of apparatus could be seen here including both of Des Plaines new Pierce engines. All the images and video can be seen here:

Happy New Year

Steve Redick

massive smoke from building fire

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Des Plaines FD Engine 63

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Spartan fire engines

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Des Plaines FD Tower ladder 63

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Des Plaines FD Engine 62

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Park Ridge FD Tower 36

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Park Ridge FD Tower 36

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Car-X muffler shop fire

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Car-X muffler shop fire

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Des Plaines FD Engine 62

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Des Plaines FD Tower 63

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Commercial building fire in Des Plaines, 12/29/17 (more)

Additional photos from the Commercial building fire in Des Plaines, 12/29/17

firefighters at winter fire scene

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Mount Prospect FD hose wagon

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Des Plaines FD Truck 63

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firefighters posing after battling a winter fire

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Des Plaines FD Truck 61

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car=X auto shop destroyed by fire

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Skokie FD Truck 16

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firefighters in PPE at fire scene

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firefighter at fire scene in PPE

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Des Plaines FD Engine 62

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Mount Prospect FD foam tender/hose wagon

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Glenview FD Engine 8

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car-X auto shop destroyed by fire in Des Plaines IL

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Des Plaines FD Engine 62

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car-X auto shop destroyed by fire in Des Plaines IL

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car-X auto shop destroyed by fire in Des Plaines IL

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