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Working fire in Chicago, 6-23-17

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The 24th Battalion had a small fire Thursday afternoon (6/23) at 11006 S. Green Bay Road. Although I knew the fire was going to be out long before I could get there, I continued in to get some images of a few rigs that don’t go to work too often.

Chicago FD Engine 104

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Chicago FD Engine 104

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Chicago FD Engine 74

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Chicago FD Engine 74

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Chicago FD Truck 61

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Dive Box in Blue Island, 6-18-17

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Here are some images I took at Blue Island’s Dive Box at Ashland Avenue over the Calumet River on Sunday morning (6/18). Don’t know if the original call was someone who had jumped in from the bridge or just someone who fell in. Companies worked the area for several hours but came up with nothing at the time of me writing this. Thought I would share images of some rigs and equipment that were on scene.

FD divers looking for a body in the water

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Blue Island FD boat and diver rescue

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Palos FPD boat and diver rescue

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Lemont FPD Water Rescue Unit

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Frankfort FPD dive team unit

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fire department dive rescue units

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Mokena FPD Squad 91

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Crestwood FD Ambulance 2312

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FD divers looking for a body in the water

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As seen around … Manhattan

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I took advantage of a slow Saturday (6/17) to go see some rigs that I do not normally get an opportunity to see. Far south suburban Manhattan Fire Protection District was training in a fairly large late-1800’s farm house which is currently owned by the park district. Once the training was over, the old house was burned to the ground. It was kind of an interesting setup as there was a historic round barn which needed to be protected so they had Peotone’s Truck 14 set up and ready just in case of an emergency.

old museum burns to the ground

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building fully engulfed in flames

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Peotone FPD fire truck

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Peotone FPD fire truck

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fire trucks at fire scene

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Frankfort FPD fire truck

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Manhattan FPD fire engine

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1-Alarm fire in Portage, IN 5-28-17

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This was a 1st alarm fire in Portage, Indiana on Saturday afternoon (5/28). I was a little late arriving and, although it doesn’t look like much, one elderly victim was transported from the scene. Conditions for rig shots were unfortunately not optimal but thought I would submit some images regardless.

firefighters at fire scene

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New Haven FD fire engine

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Portage FD Engine 2 Spartan Metro Star

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firefighters at fire scene

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firefighters at fire scene

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firefighters at fire scene

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firefighters at fire scene

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 5-7-17

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Images are from a still & box on the 5600 block of South LaSalle this morning. Engine 84 landed around 5:20 with rear porches and asked for the box. 

Firefighters with hose line at house fire

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Firefighters with hose lines at house fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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Firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Engine 47

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-15-17

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Here are some images taken at this morning’s 2-11 alarm at 9650 S. Ewing Ave. Apparently was a gas explosion. There were two transports and one was reported in very grave condition. Lighting was not optimal for taking pictures of the new snorkel but the pictures still give you a good idea of what the scene was like. Most of the fire load was in the rear and the snorkel was backed down the alley and placed in a vacant lot on the C/D corner. Eventually they relocated the snorkel to the front of the building and burned the roof off. There is also a short video of them setting up Squad 5A.

flames from house fire in Chicago

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flames from house fire in Chicago

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firefighters with hose line at fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Rosenbauer Commaner

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Rosenbauer Commaner

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Rosenbauer Commaner

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Rosenbauer Commaner

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Rosenbauer Commaner

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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3-Alarm brush fire in Pembroke Township, 2-20-17

This from Eric Haak:

The Pembroke Fire Protection District had a 3rd Alarm Interdivisional Brush Box on Monday (2/20). This came in just around 1030 hrs and lasted well into the afternoon. The area effected was about 1 square mile of overgrowth and woodlands between 5000 and 6000 south roads east of Illinois 56. There were several structures that were in jeopardy. The 3rd image shows the arrival of the Interdivisional convoy. The 4th image shows the MABAS 19 drone being used to assess the progress from the air. This is just an example of how this new technology can be used and it was highly effective at this incident due to the hilly nature of the terrain. For those who are not from the area, Pembroke is a township southeast of Kankakee, Illinois. It is a rural area where many of the residents live in dilapidated structures and mobile homes. These brush fires are common in this area because there is no garbage pick-up and residents routinely burn their trash. The images with fire showing are of the back-burning that was done along the South side of East 5000 Road.

back burning during brush fire

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fire chief at fire scene

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fire trucks staged at fire scene

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drone used at fire scene

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brush fire

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Peotone FPD Engine 14

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Kankakee Township FPD fire engine

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Momence FPD tanker

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St Anne FPD tanker

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Pembroke FPD

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-12-17

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At approximately 0605 hrs on Sunday morning (2/12), the Englewood Fire Alarm Office received several calls for a fire at the intersection of 44th and Shields Ave. Engine 50 landed on the scene and confirmed a fire in a 2.5-story vacant frame with exposure to a 1.5-story occupied frame. Two minutes later, the 2nd Battalion reported he had heavy fire in the 2.5-story and requested a Box. The first image below was taken just before Engine 50 opened up with their deck gun which knocked down a lot of the visible fire in the front. There was a lot of fire extension into the occupied exposure and companies made an interior attack on that structure. Eventually Squad 5’s Snorkel and Tower Ladder 39 were brought down to mop up the remaining fire in the original building which was under rehab. In an October, 2015 Google Streets image, the building was a Red-X and appeared to have had a basement fire in it previously.

house engulfed in flames at night

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Chicago FD Engine 50 at fire scene

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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house engulfed in flames at night

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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Chicago Firefighters on roof with flames

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Firefighters battle house fire

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Still & Box Alarm in Chicago, 2-11-17 (part 1)

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Here are some pictures from a Still & Box Alarm in Chicago on Saturday morning (2/11). The 15th Battalion was first on scene and reported light smoke showing from a 600 x 200, 4-story, fire-resistive warehouse. Seven minutes later, the 15th reported they had heavy smoke in the interior and asked for the box. It turned out to be an auto. The MVU was brought in to clear the smoke.

Chicago FD Engine 39

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heavy smoke pours out of warehouse

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probationary Chicago Firefighter at work

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Chicago Firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 39

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Chicago FD Engine 65

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Chicago FD lieutenant

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Chicago FD MVU 923

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 1-28-17 (part 3)

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This fire came in about 1:30 Saturday afternoon (1/28/17). It was in a great old home from the 1800’s at 45th and Ellis. I arrived just after it was boxed by the 5th Battalion. It looked like the fire was mostly in the attic area. The exposure was reported as vacant and in poor condition but the fire was held to the original occupied section.

Chicago FD Engine 45

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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heavy smoke from roof to townhouse on fire

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heavy smoke from roof to townhouse on fire

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firefighters raise big ground ladder

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Engine 60

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fire chief on scene

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firefighters with dirty faces

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Chicago FD candidate on the job

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