Posts Tagged Great Lakes Naval Training Center Fire Department

New tower ladder for Great Lakes

This from Ron Wolkoff:

Here is a picture of their new tower ladder found this on flickr and their great lakes Facebook page

Great lake Naval Training Center FD

From the Pierce Flickr page:

Great Lakes NTC Tower 1931

Great Lakes NTC Tower 1931. Pierce composite

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Great Lakes Fire Department update

Thanks to Steve Redick for submitting some photos of apparatus located at Station 2 for the Great Lakes Fire Department taken Sunday prior to the Fire Buffs of Illinois monthly meeting. The images have been used to add the station onto the updated chicagoareafire.com site. There is another ambulance that was missing along with all the photos from Station 1.

 

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7-Alarm fire in Gurnee, 7-28-16 (more)

Video by Larry Shapiro of the 7-Alarm fire in Gurnee, 7-28-16

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7-Alarm fire in Gurnee, 7-28-16 (more)

More photos from the 7-Alarm fire in Gurnee, 7-28-16

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

A fiveseven-alarm fire at a propane-storage facility in Gurnee Thursday afternoon produced explosions.

The Gurnee Fire Department reportedly received a call just before noon at 3895 Clearview Court, which is listed as the Pinnacle Propane Express.

smoke header visible for miles

Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce fire engine with lots of charged hose at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

elevated master streams at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

elevated master streams at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

deluge gun master stream at fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Great Lakes Naval Training Center Fire Department

Larry Shapiro photo

engine dropping supply line at fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Lake Forest Fire Department fire truck at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

engine dropping supply line at fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove FPD Ambulance 55

Larry Shapiro photo

fire department monitor deluge gun at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

sprinkler system working during commercial fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Beach Park Fire Department Seagrave  fire engine at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

propane tank storage yard

Larry Shapiro photo

aftermath of fire at propane tank service company with charred propane tanks

Larry Shapiro photo

Gurnee Fire Department fire engine at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

aftermath of fire at propane tank service company with charred propane tanks

aftermath of fire at propane tank service company with charred propane tanksLarry Shapiro photo

aftermath of fire at propane tank service company with charred propane tanks

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firefighters in foam after fire

Larry Shapiro photo

aftermath of fire at propane tank service company

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Oshkosh ARFF at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

more photos at shapirophotography.net

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3-Alarm fire in Lake Forest, January 28, 2014

Lake Forest firefighters responded to a reported basement fire Tuesday afternoon at 180 W. Laurel Avenue. The first arriving unit reported nothing showing from the outside, but found smoke upon entering the large house. Within roughly 9 minutes, the alarm was upgraded to a working still alarm, a MABAS Box Alarm, and then a 2nd Alarm as smoke began escaping from the eaves.

winter fire scene photos with E-ONE quint

Larry Shapiro photo

winter fire scene photos with E-ONE quint

Larry Shapiro photo

There was a hydrant at the end of the long, curvy driveway. The first-due Lake Forest engine and the Knollwood quint both made the driveway … with some difficulty. Fire was located in the void space beneath the first floor and then in some walls on the second floor.

winter fire scene photos with E-ONE quint

Larry Shapiro photo

winter fire scene photos with Pierce engine

Larry Shapiro photo

The alarm was upgraded to a 3rd Alarm for additional companies to standby in the event that the fire got away from the companies working inside. The fire was contained before long without doing extensive damage to the structure of the house. Temperatures were hovering just above 0 with a negative windchill.

fireman wearing his air mask

Larry Shapiro photo

firefighter on cold day after fighting fire

Larry Shapiro photo

fire chief with radio at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

Highland Park fireman after fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Larry Shapiro and Tim Olk took it in.

Lake Bluff Fire Departmetn squad unit

Lake Bluff squad. Larry Shapiro photo

many fire trucks at fire scene

Apparatus lined the narrow street. Larry Shapiro photo

Companies at the scene were:

  • Lake Forest with two engines, an ambulance, a tower ladder, and chief officers
  • Knollwood with a quint
  • Highwood with a quint
  • Mundelein with an engine
  • Lake Bluff with an engine
  • Libertyville with an engine
  • Beach Park with an engine
  • Highland Park with an engine
  • Grayslake with an engine
  • Lake Villa with an engine
  • Wauconda with an engine
  • Round Lake with an engine
  • Countryside with a truck and a chief
  • Gurnee with a truck
  • Great Lakes with a truck
  • Fox Lake with a squad
  • Lincolnshire with an ambulance, squad and chief
  • Northbrook with an ambulance
  • Long Grove with an ambulance
  • Barrington Countryside with an ambulance
  • Quad 2 Mobile Command Post
  • Deerfield chief
photo of Seagrave fire engine

Beach Park Engine 1222. Larry Shapiro photo

Spartan fire engine photo

Round Lake Engine 262. Larry Shapiro photo

photo of Pierce tower ladder

Great Lakes Truck 1931. Larry Shapiro photo

The complete set of Larry’s images will be posted soon to his site.

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The color of fire trucks (part 5)

Four fire departments in Lake County, MABAS Division 4, have had non-red fire apparatus over the years. To date, only the Fox Lake Fire Department and the Winthrop Harbor Fire Department maintain fleets that are not red, red & white, or red & black.

The fire department at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in North Chicago used to run apparatus that was either solid lime green or that later had a white roof. The military has since changed over to white over red … with the exception of some ARFF and other airport assigned units.

Great Lakes Naval Training Center Fire Department

The Great Lakes Fire Department used to run with this 1994 KME Renegade that was assigned to Engine 1911. It had a 1,250-GPM pump and carried 750 gallons of water. There were also two 50-gallon foam tanks on-board. The federal government purchased many of these units over a period of several years in the 1990s and deployed them at bases throughout the world. Several years ago, KME completed a contract to recondition most of these engines. Great Lakes currently has a 1997/2010 Renegade engine at their station 2. Larry Shapiro collection

When the Lake Zurich Rescue Squad and the Lake Zurich Fire Department were separate entities, the rescue squad ran ambulances and a small squad unit. When they purchased this unit in 1979, there was federal funding provided to help with the cost. One stipulation though was that the squad had to be painted white over lime green, which at the time was considered a matter of safety with regards to the visibility of the unit.

Lake Zurich Rescue Squad

Squad 955 with the Lake Zurich Rescue Squad was a small quick-response squad built by E-ONE in 1979 on a GMC K35 chassis. Larry Shapiro collection

The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District purchased two Mack CF engines; one in 1968 and the other in 1975. Both were painted white.

Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District Mack CF engine

Round Lake Engine 638 was one of two CF Mack engines that they purchased. This was built in 1975 and had a 1,000-GPM pump with 500 gallons of water. Larry Shapiro collection

The Waukegan apparatus has always been red or red and white with a few exceptions. In 1979, they purchased a DOT spec’d small squad just like the one that was bought by the Lake Zurich Rescue Squad. Additionally, they purchased a 1969 Ward LaFrance Model P80 engine on an Ambassador chassis that was white over lime green which was typical of the Ward LaFrance units being shipped during that era. They went on to purchase three more units from Ward LaFrance in 1976 and  1977, all of which were white over red.

Waukegan Fire Department Ward LaFrance Ambassador engine

The first of five Ward LaFrance units that was purchased by the Waukegan Fire Department was this 1969 Model P80 Ambassador Series engine with a 1,250-GPM pump and 1,000-gallons of water. Larry Shapiro collection

Other posts in this series can be found by entering Color of fire trucks in the search field.

 

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Truck collision on US 41 3-8-12 (update)

Jeff Rudolph also took in the semi crash in Lake Bluff yesterday:

 Came across Lake Bluff semi pin in yesterday.  Noon time accident, northbound rt. 41 north of 176. 2 fast moving semi’s approached a slow moving semi stuck behind a dumptruck turning. 1st semi swung to the inside lane and passed the slow truck, the second did not see the slower one in time and struck the left rear of the semi. One pt. the driver was pinned and required extensive extrication. Lake Bluff and Knollwood, with Lake Forest ambulance all dispathed. m/a to scene from North Chicago with an engine, Great Lakes with a truck. Libertyville to Knollwood station. Driver was transported to Lake Forest hospital, the other driver was not injured.

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Lake Bluff

An overview of the trucks on the highway after the driver had been removed. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Lake Forest ambulance

The Lake Forest ambulance transported the truck driver to the hospital. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Lake Bluff

Damage to the cab of one truck in proximity to the other truck involved in the collision. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Lake Bluff

It took firefighters close to an hour to free the driver of this truck that was trapped in the cab. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Ernie's Towing

One of several units on the scene from Ernie's Wrecker Service. Jeff Rudolph photo

Lake Bluff Fire Department squad

A brush unit from the Lake Bluff Fire department. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Ernie's Wrecker Service

A heavy wrecker from Ernie's backs down toward the wrecked truck. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Lake Bluff

A firefighter grabs supplies from Lake Bluff Squad 520. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Lake Bluff

Another view of the damage to the truck after the driver was freed. Jeff Rudolph photo

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Truck collision on US 41 3-8-12

truck collision 3-8-12 Route 41 with trapped driver Knollwood Fire Department

Knollwood firefighters have a safety line off as others work to free the driver trapped in his truck. Tim Olk photo

An over the road tractor-trailer rear-ended another tractor-trailer yesterday morning in the northbound lanes of Route 41 just north of Route 176. The crash occurred almost directly in front of the Knollwood Fire Station after the second driver apparently failed to see the first truck slowing down. The driver of the first tuck was unhurt and the other driver was trapped in his truck for almost an hour as firefighters from Knollwood, Lake Bluff, North Chicago, and Great Lakes worked to extricate him.

Tim Olk was at the scene and submitted several images.

truck collision 3-8-12 Route 41 with trapped driver Lake Bluff Fire Department

A firefighter uses a saw to cut open the back wall of the truck's cab. Tim Olk photo

truck collision 3-8-12 Route 41 with trapped driver North Chicago Fire Department

Firefighters work from the front and side of the truck to gain access to the trapped driver. Tim Olk photo

He was later transported to Condell Hospital by Lake Forest paramedics.

truck collision 3-8-12 Route 41 with trapped driver Great Lakes Naval Training Center Fire Department

After the other truck was moved out of the way, firefighters from several departments had additional room to work on extricating the trapped driver. Tim Olk photo

truck collision 3-8-12 Route 41 with trapped driver

A chain is attached to the engine block providing an anchor for pulling the dashboard away from the driver. Tim Olk photo

truck collision 3-8-12 Route 41 with trapped driver Lake Bluff Fire truck

Lake Bluff Squad 520 "the Guardian"supplied many of the tools used to extricate the driver. Tim Olk photo

A large gallery with more images can be found HERE.

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Waukegan Box Alarm 5-4-11 update

Tim Olk submitted several images from the fire in Waukegan this morning.

Waukegan Fire Department commercial fire Genesse Salvation Army 5-4-11

Three firefighters wet down hot spots in the front of the building after the fire has been extinguished. Tim Olk photo

Waukegan Fire Department commercial fire 5-4-11 Genesse Salvation Army

Waukegan's aerial was setup in the rear sector for elevated master stream operations. Tim Olk photo

Waukegan Fire Department commercial fire 5-4-11 Genesse Salvation Army

Great Lakes firefighters observe the scene while directing their master stream from the platform of their tower ladder. Tim Olk photo

Waukegan Fire Department commercial fire 5-4-11 Genesse Salvation Army

A tower ladder from North Chicago on the right and the tower from Great Lakes on the left pour water on the smoldering ruins of the fire this morning in Waukegan. Tim Olk photo

Waukegan Fire Department commercial fire 5-4-11 Genesse Salvation Army

The devastation to the building can be seen here with the total collapse of not only the roof but the outside walls as well. Ti Olk photo

Tim has a large gallery of images from the scene which can be viewed HERE.

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Waukegan Box Alarm 5-4-11 update

Waukegan Fire Department structure fire Genesse Salvation Army

The vacant Salvation Army store at 133 S. Genesse Street in Waukegan this morning shortly after firefighters arrived. Jeff Rudolph photo

 

 

Waukegan Fire Department structure fire Genesse Salvation Army

Waukegan firefighters prepare to enter the exposure building to the south of the vacant Salvation Army store. Jeff Rudolph photo

 

 

Jeff Rudolph submitted several images from the Box Alarm this morning in Waukegan. The address was 133 S. Genesee St., the old Salvation Army store which is vacant.

Waukegan Fire Department structure fire Genesse Salvation Army

Firefighters from the Great Lakes Naval Training Center Fire Department deploy the outriggers from their tower ladder as they prepare to put the master stream to work. Jeff Rudolph photo

Waukegan Fire Department structure fire Genesse Salvation Army

Firefighters were met by extremely heavy fire upon their arrival this morning to the vacant Salvation Army store. Jeff Rudolph photo

Waukegan Fire Department structure fire Genesse Salvation Army

Great Lakes Truck 1913 setup in the 'A' Sector with an elevated master stream. Jeff Rudolph photo

Waukegan Fire Department structure fire Genesse Salvation Army

Waukegan Engine 1611 (E-1) was on a hydrant around the corner to the fire building. Jeff Rudolph photo

Waukegan Fire Department structure fire Genesse Salvation Army

Great Lakes Truck 1931 gets into position to go to work protecting the exposure building. Jeff Rudolph photo

Waukegan Fire Department structure fire Genesse Salvation Army

Heavy fire blows out the front windows before companies can get water on the fire. Jeff Rudolph photo

Waukegan Fire Department structure fire Genesse Salvation Army

Waukegan Engine 1612 (E-2) was on a hydrant around the block from the fire building. Jeff Rudolph photo

 

Waukegan Fire Department commercial building fire Salvation Army store 5-4-11 Genesse street

Waukegan Truck 1634 works from the 'B-C' corner of the structure with their ladder-pipe operations. Jeff Rudolph photo

Jeff has more shots on his Flickr site.

 

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