Posts Tagged fireground audio recording

Box Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-10-18 (more)

More from the Box Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-10-18 – photos and audio recording

Niles FD Truck 2

Steve Redick photo

Maine Scrap Metals fire

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Squad 7A

Steve Redick photo

Des Plaines FD Tower 63

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Squad 7A

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Squad 7A

Steve Redick photo

Des Plaines FD Engine 63

Steve Redick photo

Niles FD Truck 2

Steve Redick photo

Des Plaines FD Tower 61

Steve Redick photo

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

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

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3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17 (part 6)

Fireground audio plus a video from Steve Redick of the 3-Alarm fatal fire in Bensenville, 11-19-17

 

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Vintage 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-5-78

This from Steve Redick:

Here’s another from the archives, a 3-11 Alarm fire at 2950 W. Jackson 6/5/78. From what I can tell this was an old hotel. Listen to the interesting dialogue between the office and a certain engine company when they were directed to change quarters to eng 77. They were concerned about the “canine presence”. Some classic stuff here. The main voice in the office was the late Danny Evans. There is also some radio traffic from Skokie FD in the mix too.
 

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Box alarm fire in Schaumburg, 8-12-17

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-19-17 (more)

Chicago FD radio traffic from the Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-19-17

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Still & Box Alarm in Chicago, 2-11-17 (part 4)

This from Steve Redick:

The still and box last saturday morning at 2600 W 35th Street in the 15th battalion

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2-Alarm fire in Elmhurst, 1-26-17 (part 6)

Radio traffic from the 2-Alarm fire in Elmhurst, 1-26-17

 

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago kills four, 8-23-16

This from Dave Weaver, radioman911.com:

8/23/16 CHICAGO – 4-Fatality 3-11 Alarm/EMS Plan 2 Apartment Fire 8114 S. Essex Ave. – (Englewood fire radio repeater traffic edited for major transmissions only and heavily time-condensed) Recording by Radioman911/Audio via Broadcastify

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

A 3-month-old baby, two girls 4 and 7, and a man died in an extra-alarm fire in an apartment building in the South Chicago neighborhood early Tuesday, and police said a man suspected of starting the fire after an argument is being held.

Officials said that the baby died after being found next to a man who had jumped from the three-story building in the 8100 block of South Essex Avenue at 1:39 a.m., the two girls were found in an apartment on the third floor, and the man was discovered in an apartment next door.

A police source said a man suspected of starting the fire has been taken into custody.  He apparently had an argument with someone in the South Side building, and that person was able to escape the fire.

Deputy Fire Commissioner Arriel Gray said firefighters encountered heavy flames on the second and third floors. Both stairwells were compromised. Fire crews were unable to get inside the building because of the intensity of the fire and had to combat the blaze from the outside.

The fire was struck out at 5:39 a.m., according to Gray.

Witnesses said they saw several people jump from the building, which has about 32 apartments.  Fire officials said they used ladders to rescue several people.

The 3-month-old was taken in critical condition to Comer Children’s Hospital and was pronounced dead at 2:40 a.m.

A 48-year-old man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, and two other people were taken to South Shore Hospital, one in fair condition and the other in a good condition.

The bodies of a man and two children were found hours later as firefighters finally got access to the  part of the building where the fire started.

People jumped from apartments on the second and third floors on the south side of the U-shaped apartment building.

The building, its apartments facing 81st Street and Essex Avenue, has failed every annual inspection dating to 2011, according to records from the Chicago Department of Buildings.

The most recent failed inspection was in November 2015.  City officials were unable to access most of the apartments or the rear porches to fully investigate the conditions of the structure, records show. In the areas city officials were able to investigate, they found a porch that was improperly secured to the building, an interior stairwell missing pickets and mice droppings in a kitchen.

Among several violations listed in previous inspections were missing and non-functioning smoke detectors, non-functioning emergency lighting, fire extinguishers with expired tags, protruding nails on porches and rats inside a unit.

Police said they received reports around 1:35 a.m. that someone had set fire to the courtyard building.  Responding firefighters called a 2-11 Alarm as the fire spread through the second and third floors. That was quickly followed by a 3-11 Alarm with an EMS Plan II, sending 10 ambulances and around 150 firefighters along with extra equipment to the fire.

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Several injured during Kankakee fire, 4-13-16 (more)

2-Alarm fire with a 3-Alarm EMS Box for apartments over commercial fire with rescues at 894 W. Station St. (radio traffic is a condensed timeline) from radioman911.com – Audio by Broadcastify

Excerpts from ABC7Chicago.com:

Two brothers, ages 2 and 4, were critically injured in an apartment fire in Kankakee. Their 55-year-old grandmother, a 22-year-old woman, a 25-year-old man and a firefighter were also hurt. Investigators are trying to pinpoint what caused the three-alarm fire. They said it started in a rear stairwell, blocking some escape routes. Firefighters had to make several rescues.

Justice Ward, 4, and Ju’shaun Ward, 2, are struggling to survive. They were airlifted to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital and Loyola University Medical Center. They were both trapped inside a second-floor apartment as it burned. The boys’ mother and seven of their siblings, including an infant, made it out safely. Their grandmother suffered smoke inhalation and was transported to Riverside Hospital in Kankakee. She told a relative, Harold Williams, about those frightening moments.

“Kids was hollerin’ and screamin’ because, you know, they didn’t know where they was. So they had to feel through the smoke to try to get them out of there. So luckily the fire department came and kind of saved their lives,” Williams said.

Firefighters arrived at the scene just before 2 a.m. Wednesday. The building, located in the 800-block of West Station Street, has two businesses on the first floor, eight apartments on the second floor and 22 residents.

“Upon our arrival, we had heavy smoke from the second story with numerous victims from numerous windows on the second floor,” Kankakee Fire Chief Ron Young said.

The 25-year-old man jumped from a window. He was rushed to Riverside, where he’s being treated for burns and a fracture. The 22-year-old woman was also taken to Riverside for burns. A firefighter had minor burns on his face. He was treated at the scene.

“All of the doorways to the apartments fed into a single hallway, so they couldn’t go out the front door to get out. That’s why they went out windows,” said Chief Ron Young, Kankakee Fire Department. “I’m proud of my people. I am proud of their professionalism and their courage.”

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