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New ladder truck for Central Stickney FPD (more)

This from Jim Skrabel:

Central Stickney Fire Protection District has placed their new Truck 906 in service on 9/11.

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Central Stickney FPD Truck 906

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House fire in Joliet, 6-5-18

This from Jim Skrabel:

Joliet had a house fire on the west side. It happened at about 1:45 this afternoon. The fire was at 1411 Broadlawn Dr. Joliet Quint 9 was first due and made a quick knock. Engine 8, Engine 10, and Battalion 2 were also there. Jim Skrabel

house fire in Joliet IL

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house fire in Joliet IL

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house fire in Joliet IL

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house fire in Joliet IL

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Troy Fire Protection District news

This from Jim Skrabel:

I took in the Troy Box at Skooters Roadhouse today (11/27/17). Troy fire crews made a quick knock of the fire. It appeared the fire was in the kitchen area and extended into the mansard roof. Troy’s tower ladder crew opened the mansard which was difficult because it was covered by sheet metal. Plainfield’s tower ladder was set up on the west side of the building.

Jim Skrabel (retired)

Skooters Roadhouse fire in Shorewood

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Skooters Roadhouse fire in Shorewood

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Skooters Roadhouse fire in Shorewood

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Skooters Roadhouse fire in Shorewood

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Skooters Roadhouse fire in Shorewood

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Skooters Roadhouse fire in Shorewood

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Historic fire scene photos from 4-15-89

This from Jim Skrabel:

I just starting scanning old 35mm photos of fires I have been to over the years and came across these.

This is the River North Art Gallery Fire at 361 W. Superior St. from April 15, 1989. This fire was a 5-11 and either one or two specials. I heard Aerial Tower 3 box it, grabbed my camera, and headed for the fire. By the time I got downtown (living in Cicero at the time) the fire was already a 4-11.

Jim Skrabel

Darien-Woodridge F.P.D.

River North Art Gallery Fire

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River North Art Gallery Fire

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River North Art Gallery Fire

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River North Art Gallery Fire

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River North Art Gallery Fire

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Fire department snow plows … (more)

This from Jim Skrabel:

Here is a photo of our pick-up with the plow attached to add to the gallery.

Lt. Jim Skrabel

Darien-Woodridge

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Darien-Woodridge FPD snow plow. Jim Skrabel photo

Anyone else care to submit their snow plows for this series?

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Darien-Woodridge FPD adds ATV

This from Darien-Woodridge FPD Lt. Jim Skrabel:

A sneak peek of Darien-Woodridge’s new Polaris brush vehicle. Not in service yet. Unit # G90. 85-gallon water tank. 5-gallon foam cell. Pump I think is 50-gpm.

Darien-Woodridge FPD

New Polaris brush unit for Darien-Woodridge FPD. Jim Skrabel photo

 

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Darien Woodridge FPD switches numbering

This update from Jim Skrabel:

As of Thursday morning 8/22/13 at 10am the Darien-Woodridge Fire Protection District switched over to the DuComm CAD standardization numbering system for stations and apparatus.

Station 1 is now station 89

  • Chief 89
  • D/C 89
  • B/C 89
  • Ladder 89
  • Medic 89

Station 2 is now station 88

  • Engine 88

Station 3 is now station 90

  • Engine 90
  • Medic 90

Lt. Jim Skrabel

Darien-Woodridge FPD

 

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New ambulance for Darien Woodridge FPD

This from Lt. Jim Skrabel:

Here is a sneak peek of one of the new ambulances (two were delivered) to Darien-Woodridge. These are Med-Tech ambulances on Ford 450 chassis. The ambulances are numbered 89 & 90. Darien-Woodridge stations will be changing to 88, 89, & 90  following the new numbering system Du-Com is using.

Darien Woodridge FPD Ambulance 89 Ford Medtec

New 2012 Ford F450/Medtec ambulance for the Darien Woodridge FPD assigned as Medic 89. Jim Skrabel photo

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Fire in Joliet 7-17-12

This from im Skrabel:

Joliet had a fire on the far west side at 6901 Grantham Drive. A well involved detached garage that also damaged the house. Crews knocked the fire using three hand lines. Joliet E10 was first on scene. Also on scene were E9, E8, T9, A9, A10, and BC 2.
Joliet Fire Department house fire on Grantham Drive 7-17-12

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Joliet Fire Department house fire on Grantham Drive 7-17-12

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Joliet Fire Department house fire on Grantham Drive 7-17-12

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Joliet Fire Department house fire on Grantham Drive 7-17-12

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Joliet Fire Department house fire on Grantham Drive 7-17-12

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Plainfield Box Alarm 6-27-12

This from Jim Skrabel:

Thought you may want a few photos of the fire in Plainfield on Rolf road. The address was 23648 Rolf Road. One house totally destroyed and there was heavy damage to another.
Plainfield Fire Department house fire on Rolf Road 6-27-12

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Plainfield Fire Department house fire on Rolf Road 6-27-12

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Plainfield Fire Department house fire on Rolf Road 6-27-12

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Plainfield Fire Department house fire on Rolf Road 6-27-12

Tanker operations. Jim Skrabel photo

Plainfield Fire Department house fire on Rolf Road 6-27-12

Tanker operations. Jim Skrabel photo

The Herald News Sun has an article that states:

 Fire destroyed one house and damaged another Wednesday night in the 23600 block of Rolf Road.

No one was injured in the fire, which Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said was reported at 5:41 p.m.

“Crews arrived to find the front of the two-story house on fire, the car on the driveway had started on fire and there were flames on the wall of the house next door from the heavy winds,” Stratton said.

The entire article can be found HERE.

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