Posts Tagged EMS Plan I

CFD 3-11 8-27-11

update 8PM: The Chicago Tribune has a photo gallery HERE with several images submitted by neighbors including the four shown below:

Chicago 3-11 alarm fire on Cornelia 8-27-11

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Chicago 3-11 alarm fire on Cornelia 8-27-11

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Chicago 3-11 alarm fire on Cornelia 8-27-11

from the ChicagoTribune.com

 

Chicago 3-11 alarm fire on Cornelia 8-27-11

from the ChicagoTribune.com

Also from the Chicago Tribune:

Staff report2:49 p.m. CDT, August 27, 2011
A 2-11 alarm was called this afternoon for a blaze on the North Side.The extra alarm was called around 2 p.m. for a building on the 800 block of West Cornelia Avenue, bringing more than 100 firefighters to the scene, according to preliminary information from Fire Media Affairs.
Chicago Fire Department 3-11 alarm fire 87 W. Cornelia

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Before this alarm was struck out, it was elevated to a 3-11 and there was an EMS Plan I.

About 3 p.m. the alarm was raised to a 3-11 alarm, and added an Emergency Medical Services Plan 1 mostly as a precaution, said fire spokesman Quention Curtis.

At least one firefighter was checked over because of the extreme heat, but there were no immediate reports of other injuries, he said.

The fire has affected at least two buildings, including one 3-story courtyard apartment building.

The Tribune posted a submitted video HERE.

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CFD Ambulance 89 involved in collision – update

Chicago Fire Department Ambulance 89 traffic crash 74th & Morgan

Fire department personnel look over the damage to Ambulance 89 this afternoon at 74th & Morgan. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department Ambulance 89 traffic crash 74th & Morgan

An SUV collided with Chicago Ambulance 89 this afternoon at 74th & Morgan as the ambulance was en route to the hospital with a patient and two family members. Tim Olk photo

Six people were injured this afternoon including two Chicago EMTs when Chicago Ambulance 89 was involved in a collision with an SUV at 74th and Morgan. Both vehicles had extensive damage and the occupant of the SUV had to be extricated from the vehicle.

None of the injuries were considered life-threatening, but all six people were taken to area hospitals, officials said. Most of the victims were alert and talking to medical personnel at the scene, fire department spokesman Larry Langford said.

The basic life support ambulance carried five people when it collided with a vehicle in the 7400 block of Morgan Street about 2 p.m., Langford said. The ambulance had its lights and siren on at the time of the crash, he added.

One EMT drove the ambulance, while another was in the rear with a patient and two relatives, Langford said. He didn’t know what the patient’s malady was.

The Chicago Tribune has an article HERE with a scene photo.

Tim Olk was on the scene after the patients were removed and submitted several images. More images can be seen HERE.

Chicago Fire Department Ambulance 89 traffic crash 74th & Morgan

Ambulance 89 sustained significant damage resulting from a collision with an SUV this afternoon. All occupants of the ambulance and the driver of the SUV were transported to various hospitals. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. Tim Olk photo

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Chicago Fire Department Ambulance 89 traffic crash 74th & Morgan

The drivers side of the ambulance suffered the impact of the collision. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department Ambulance 89 traffic crash 74th & Morgan

The SUV collided with the ambulance before coming to rest against a traffic light on the corner. The SUV required a 'door pop' to get the driver out. Tim Olk photo

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Chicago 2-11 & EMS Plan I 1/01/11

A fire on New Year’s Day which apparently began on the rear porches escalated into a 2-11 Alarm with an EMS Plan I at 4315 W. 25th Place. The Chicago Tribune reports (HERE) that six people were injured including three Chicago firefighters. After receiving multiple calls, the Englewood Fire Alarm Office  boxed the fire before the first companies arrived. Engine 99 was first on the scene and reported that they had rear porches burning. Firefighters rescued two residents from the second floor via ground ladders from the 2-1/2 story frame building. The three firefighters were transported with non-life-threatening injuries.

Tim Olk arrived on the scene in the early stages of the fire and was able to capture several striking images. Tim has a complete gallery which can be viewed HERE.

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm Fire 4315 W. 25th Place

A firefighter from Squad 1 climbs down a ladder after ventilating windows on the second floor as heavy flames escape. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm fire at 4315 W. 25th Place

Heavy fire pushes from the second floor of the building. The fire is believed to have originated on a rear porch and subsequently trapped the second floor residents who were rescued by firefighters. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm fire at 4315 W. 25th Place

Fire takes over the balance of the second floor as firefighters inside the building work to extinguish the flames. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm fire at 4315 W. 25th Place

A battalion chief checks the progress of exterior companies after the fire on the second floor has been knocked down. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm fire at 4315 W. 25th Place

Three Chicago firefighters were transported from the fire scene with various non-life-threatening injuries sustained while fighting the fire on 25th Place. Here, several firefighters work together to remove one of the injured firefighters from the building. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm fire at 4315 W. 25th Place ice on firefighter

Temperatures were below freezing this morning as evidenced by the ice covering this Chicago battalion chief at the 2-11 alarm fire. Tim Olk photo

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