Posts Tagged Jeff Rudolph

New ambulances for Lake Villa

This from Jeff Rudolph:

Lake Villa FPD took delivery of 2 Ford F 550 4×4/AEV ambulances. They will replace the 09 Osage, and the 13 AEV. An additional unit will be purchased in 2018, making all 4 frontline and 1 reserve units identical. Jeff Rudolph

Lake Villa FD ambulances

Two new Type I AEV ambulances for the Lake Villa Fire Department. Jeff Rudolph photo

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Evanston Fire Department history

for #throwbackthursday – classic apparatus and ambulance photos from the Evanston Fire Department

vintage Evanston FD ambulance

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD ambulance

Perhaps Evanston’s first modular ambulance. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD ambulance

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD fire engine

Evanston Engine 21. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD fire engine

Jeff Rudolph photo

vintage Evanston FD fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD Seagrave ladder truck

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Pirsch tractor-drawn ladder truck in Evanston IL

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD Squad 21

Larry Shapiro photo

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire & EMS Plan I – 11/5/16

This from Jeff Rudolph:

A few shots from Saturday mornings Still & Box with special and EMS plan 1 @ 2629 Homer (11/5/16).

flames from attic of house

Jeff Rudolph photo

heavy smoke and flames at house fire

Jeff Rudolph photo

heavy smoke and flames at house fire

Jeff Rudolph photo

heavy smoke and flames at house fire

Jeff Rudolph photo

Chicago FD Squad 2A

Jeff Rudolph photo

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New tower ladder for Skokie (more)

This from Jeff Rudolph:

Skokie Tower 16 – 2016 Pierce Dash CF PUC 1500/300 100′ RM tower ladder

Skokie FD Tower Ladder 16

Skokie Tower 16 – 2016 Pierce Dash CF PUC 1500/300 100′ RM tower ladder. Jeff Rudolph photo

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Box Alarm brush fire in Gurnee, 9-6-16

This from Jeff Rudolph:

09/06/16 Gurnee,IL

MABAS Wildland box for the brush fire along the Bittersweet Golf Course

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brush fire in Gurnee

Jeff Rudolph photo

brush fire

Jeff Rudolph photo

former Forest Service brush engine in Lake County IL

Jeff Rudolph photo

Newport Township FPS tracked ATV for brush fires

Jeff Rudolph photo

Barrington Countryside FPD Humvee

Jeff Rudolph photo

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2-Alarm fire in Round Lake Park, 9-1-16

This from Jeff Rudolph:

09/01/16 0930 549 Indian Trail, Round Lake Park,IL

Round Lake and Grayslake responded for a reported structure fire, and found a one-story home well involved. Command upgraded to a box alarm. The main body of fire was quickly extinguished, but the fire had extended into the attic space. Crews attempted to gain access from below, but soon realized that the pitched roof was put on over an existing flat roof, so the only way to extinguish was from above. The fire soon went defensive and Libertyville’s tower was put to work knocking down the fire. One resident was transported for a check up. The State Fire Marshal’s office was contacted for a K9 to check for accelerants, as the homeowner claimed someone set the house on fire.

Jeff Rudolph

firefighters on house roof with flames

Jeff Rudolph photo

firefighters on house roof with flames

Jeff Rudolph photo

firefighters on house roof with flames

Jeff Rudolph photo

firefighters on house roof with heavy smoke

Jeff Rudolph photo

firefighters on house roof with heavy smoke

Jeff Rudolph photo

firefighters on house roof with heavy smoke

Jeff Rudolph photo

firefighters battle house fire

Jeff Rudolph photo

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House fire in Spring Grove, 7-17-16

This from Jeff Rudolph:

07/17/16
Lightning from Sunday morning’s storm struck a house on Rudolph Ct. in Spring Grove. Crews where able to quickly contain and extinguish the fire, holding the response to a full still. The area has no hydrants so tenders nursed into Spring Grove’s engine. Jeff Rudolph

McHenry Township FPD engine

Jeff Rudolph photo, Box Alarm Photography

Fox Lake FD tender

Jeff Rudolph photo, Box Alarm Photography

Spring Grover FD pumper/tanker at fire scene

Jeff Rudolph photo, Box Alarm Photography

Spring Grover FD tender at fire scene

Jeff Rudolph photo, Box Alarm Photography

firefighters at fire scene

Jeff Rudolph photo, Box Alarm Photography

McHenry Township FPD tender

Jeff Rudolph photo, Box Alarm Photography

Richmond FD ambulance

Jeff Rudolph photo, Box Alarm Photography

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New engine for the Newport Township FPD

This from Jeff Rudolph:

Newport FPD, Wadsworth, IL took delivery this spring of a Rosenbauer demo unit.
Engine 1411 – 2013 Rosenbauer Commander 1500/1000/40A
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Rosenbauer Commander fire engine for Newport Township FPD

Newport FPD, Wadsworth, IL took delivery this spring of a Rosenbauer demo unit.
Engine 1411 – 2013 Rosenbauer Commander 1500/1000/40A. Jeff Rudolph photo

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Box alarm fire in Libertyville, 7-5-16 (more)

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Firefighters folded an American flag outside a fire-damaged Libertyville home Tuesday at the scene of a house fire in the 500 block of Fairhill Road.

Grayslake firefighter/paramedics Mike Higgins, Ian Mandigo and Ryan Schaefer removed the flag from the front of the home after Countryside Fire Protection District Chief Jeff Steingart told the men to take down the flag because it was in the way.

“Out of respect for the flag, we started to fold it,” Higgins said.  “We had it nice and tight … we wanted to give it back to the homeowner that way.”

Jeff Rudolph posted the photo of the firefighters folding the flag on Facebook.

“They could have left it hanging and it probably would have gotten torn down by crews walking in and out or they could have removed it and just balled it up and set it somewhere, but they knew the respect the flag deserved. They went the extra step … in a day and age when many disrespect our flag, the members of our nation’s fire service always respect and honor what that flag means.”

thanks Dan

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Where are they now … McCook (more)

This from Jeff Rudolph:

The second McCook, IL Seagrave has been found. This 1982 Seagrave 1250/500, former Engine 1411, is for sale at a used car lot in Lake Villa. You may remember the 79′ is now owned by the Lake Forest Fire Department as a parade unit.
Jeff R.

former McCook Fire Department Seagrave fire engine

Former McCook, IL Engine 1411 – 1982 Seagrave 1250/500, is for sale at a used car lot in Lake Villa, Jeff Rudolph photo

former McCook Fire Department Seagrave fire engine

Jeff Rudolph photo

McCook FD Engine 378

McCook Engine 378 (1411) 1982 Seagrave 1250/500. Bill Friedrich photo

McCook FD Engine 1411

McCook Engine 1411 1982 Seagrave 1250/500. Bill Friedrich photo

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