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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 8-12-18

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Here are a few images from a Still & Box alarm fire in Chicago Sunday evening (08/12). The fire at 117th and Michigan came in shortly after 7:00 and was in the basement of a vacant apartments over commercial structure. Companies eventually went defensive and I arrived way after most of the fire was out.

ChicAgo FD Engine 75 and Squad 5A

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Chicago firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Engine 62

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4-11 Alarm fire and EMS Plan 1 in the Roberts Park FPD (more)

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For those fans of rigs, here are eight that were in staging at the Roberts Park 4-11 and a Bedford Park engine working that I forgot to add to the first post.

Bridgeview FD Engine 405

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Stickney FPD Engine 905

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Bedford Park FD Engine 711

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Pleasantview FPD Ladder 151

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Westmont FPD fire engine

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Chicago Ridge FPD Quint 6504

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Mabas Division Air 21

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Chicago FD Engine 64

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Chicago FD Truck 31

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4-11 Alarm fire and EMS Plan 1 in the Roberts Park FPD

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The Roberts Park Fire Protection District had an apartment fire that came in around 2:00 Saturday afternoon (8/4). With summertime Chicago traffic, it took me an hour to arrive just to give a perspective of time. Most of the firefighting was over so here are some images of rig placement at the incident. The alarm went to a 4-11 with an EMS Plan I and an appearance of the Chicago Fire Department’s Engine 64, Truck 31, Ambulance 77, and Battalion 15.

Hometown FD Engine 466

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Oak Lawn FD Engine 3 at a fire

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heavy smoke rom apartment building fire

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Tri-DSgtate FPD Engine 123 at a fire

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Roberts FPD Engine 31 at a fire

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Roberts FPD Engine 32 at a fire

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Summit FD Engine 954 at a fire

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Orland Fire District Truck 1 at a fire

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Working fire in Chicago, 6-24-18

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Chicago’s 19th Battalion had a working fire this morning (Sunday, 6/24) at 7241 S. Sangamon. The fire came in at 5:45 and Engine 54 landed a short time later with a fire on the first floor. I arrived just in time to catch companies washing down. While the rear attic window was being laddered, a mother pitbull and 5 of her puppies came charging out the back door. Thankfully, all were friendly and didn’t seem at all bothered by the work going on around them.

Firefighters wash down hot spots after a fire

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Chicago FD Truck 20

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Firefighters at fire scene

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pit bulls at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 129

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Chicago FD Engine 54

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Firefighters wash down hot spots after a fire

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Hammond Fire Department

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Hammond, Indiana had a rather large commercial fire during the early morning hours of April 29th. The fire pretty much incinerated an old 2-story in the heart of downtown. I took the opportunity to get a few images of some of their rigs that were on scene once the sun came up and I thought I would share them here.

Firefighters pour water on building ruins

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Hammond fire truck on scene

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Hammond FD Truck 4

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Hammond FD Engine 1

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Hammond FD Engine 7

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Working fire in Lowell, IN 4-29-18

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The following are images taken at a MABAS Box in Lowell, Indiana on April 29th. While this was a Lowell address, the fire was in the Lake Dalecarlia Volunteer Fire Department’s district. A Lowell engine drafted from a nearby pond and nearly 1,000 feet of 5-inch was stretched to the fire scene. Almost all the water used in the suppression efforts was taken from this pond.

house destroyed by fire

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Lowell FD engine drafting from a pond

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Lowell FD engine drafting from a pond

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Lake Delacarlia FD fire engine on scene

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Lake Delacarlia FD fire engine on scene

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large diameter hose at fire scene

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Lake Delacarlia FD fire engine on scene

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Firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Firefighters rest after battling fire

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Firefighter decons after battling a fire

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4-Alarm fire in St Anne, IL 4-22-18 (more)

apparatus photos of units that responded to the 4-Alarm fire in St Anne, IL 4-22-18

Kankakee Township FPD Engine 82

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4-Alarm fire in St Anne, IL 4-22-18

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The town of Saint Anne, Illinois had a 4th Alarm MABAS Box on Saturday afternoon (4/22). The call came in just before 3:30 pm with the report of flames seen from the closet. It was quickly obvious that this was a little more than that as the fire was boxed nearly on arrival and was escalated to a 2nd Alarm minutes later. Very low water pressure led to available resources being spread thin and thousands of feet of 5 inch being dropped across the neighborhood. Eventually a tanker operation was set up as well as a MABAS 27 Engine Task Force request.

St Anne FPD Engine at work

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Firefighters battle building fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighters battle building fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighters battle building fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighters battle building fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighters operate multiple hose lines at fire scene

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Aroma FPD quint at fire scene

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fire department water tender dumps into a portable tank

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Beaver FPD Tanker 2 at work

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rusted fire hydrant with hose attached

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Box Alarm fire in Tinley Park, 4-8-18

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Tinley Park had a Box Alarm at 7121 Laverne Lane at about noon on Sunday (4/8/2018). The first arriving company had a well-involved unit on the third floor of an apartment building. The fire was out before I could make my way down there so with no tactical images to be taken, I snapped a bunch of south suburban rigs to share.

Tinley park FD Truck 46

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Tinley Park FD Battalion 46

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Tinley Park FD Tower 48

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Tinley Park FD Engine 47

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Tinley Park FD Engine 49

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Oak Forest FD Engine 40

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Oak Forest FD Ambulance 40

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Frankfort FPD Ladder 2

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Lake Ridge Fire Protection District news

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Here are a couple of images of the new firehouse for the Lake Ridge Fire Protection District in Calumet Township, Indiana.

Lake Ridge Fire Protection District fire station

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Lake Ridge Fire Protection District fire station

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