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Chicago working fire 6-23-13

This from Steve Redick:

Made it to this job at Lake & Homan yesterday … I arrived pretty early in the job (ahead of the squad). 1-story row of what looked like mostly vacant commercial occupancies, but the motocycle club looks like it may have been in use. From my vantage point it looked like the fire was in the cockloft over more than one occupancy. Lots of venting on the roof, and some forcible entry in the rear. Note the sign on the door of the motorcycle joint. Also shot a little video too … this was a done deal in very short order.

Steve

 

commercial building fire in Chicago

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commercial building fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Truck 36

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Chicago FD Engine 44

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Chicago Fire Department

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commercial building fire in Chicago

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commercial building fire in Chicago

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commercial building fire in Chicago

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commercial building fire in Chicago

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spare Chicago FD ladder truck

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commercial building fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD fire engine 95

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Chicago FD fire engine 95

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Chicago FD Truck 7

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Live fire training in Woodstock 10-19-12 (update)

More images and a video from the training at 3761 Glen Eagle Drive in Woodstock last week. An earlier training sessions was posted HERE.

Woodstock Fire Rescue District training fire

Upon completion of the training, the owner will farm all of the land again. Larry Shapiro photo

Woodstock Fire Rescue District training fire

A future firefighter came to view the training. Larry Shapiro photo

Woodstock Fire Rescue District training fire

Firefighters observe the fire’s behavior as it travels across the ceiling and enters the adjacent room. Larry Shapiro photo

Woodstock Fire Rescue District training fire

Seasoned firefighters pair with newer members to experience some heat and learn about the fire’s behavior. Larry Shapiro photo

Woodstock Fire Rescue District training fire

One of the fire-starters takes a shift inside the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Woodstock Fire Rescue District training fire thermal imaging camera

A thermal imaging camera and the fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Woodstock Fire Rescue District training fire firefighters silhouette

Two firefighters with a hand-line prepare to control the fire’s spread. Larry Shapiro photo

Woodstock Fire Rescue District training fire

Another young observer indicates to the photographer the location of the fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Woodstock Fire Rescue District training fire firefighter grunge

A firefighter takes a breather. Larry Shapiro photo

Woodstock Fire Rescue District training fire Pierce Arrow XT engine

Woodstock Engine 833 drafts from a portable tank to supply hand-lines that are used to protect the exposure building as fire consumes the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Fox River & Countryside Fire Rescue District

An engine from the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District supplies a hand-line for exposure protection at the opposite end of the street. Larry Shapiro photo

 

A large gallery with more images can be viewed HERE.

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Tinley Park barn fire 4-3-12

Karl Klotz submitted the following:

On 4/3/2012 around midnight, Tinley Park was dispatched to a reported silo fire in the 7300 block of 191st Street in unincorporated Will County.  Truck Co. 204 arrived to find an abandoned barn fully involved communicating to an attached silo.  Engine Co. 202 hit the fire with their deck gun while crews advanced three handlines to extinguish the remains of the barn and a smaller shed nearby.  Mutual-aid was received from Frankfort, Mokena, Country Club Hills, and Hazel Crest.

barn fire in Tinley Park on 191st Street 4-3-12

Tinley Park Engine Co. 202 leading out up the driveway. Karl Klotz photo

barn fire in Tinley Park on 191st Street 4-3-12

Remains of the barn and silo. Karl Klotz photo

barn fire in Tinley Park on 191st Street 4-3-12

Engine Co. 202 knocking down the fire w/ the deck gun. Karl Klotz photo

barn fire in Tinley Park on 191st Street 4-3-12

Tinley Park firefighter leading out a handline to the rear of the property. Karl Klotz photo

The rest of the photos are on my site.

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Lockport 2-11 11/1/10

The Lockport Township Fire Protection District requested a 2nd Alarm MABAS Box today for a structure fire at a shopping center on Theodore street near Plainfield Road. The fire was in the end unit of a center that is undergoing remodeling. An Eagle Super Market was previously located in this center.

Darien-Woodridge FPD Lt. Jim Skrabel was nearby and submitted a few photos from the scene.

Lockport Township FPD 2-11 fire 11/1/10

Lockport Tower 6 is seen here with the basket to the roof of the shopping center. Jim Skrabel photo

Lockport Township FPD 2-11 fire Rapid Intervention Team

Lockport firefighters assigned as the Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) stand by in front of the building in case firefighters inside become trapped or disoriented and need to be rescued. Jim Skrabel photo

Lockport Township FPD 2-11 fire 11/1/10

Lockport Engine 2, a 2007 Pierce Enforcer, supplies water to the interior attack companies and Tower 6 at the 2nd alarm fire on Monday, the 1st of November. Jim Skrabel photo

Lockport Township FPD firefighters 2-11 alarm 11/1/10

No flames are visible as thick black smoke escapes from the end unit at the shopping center on Theodore Street today. Jim Skrabel photo

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