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House fire in Shorewood, 11-7-20

This from Jim Skrabel:

Here are a few pictures my son Chris took at the Troy fire this morning at 816 Phelps Lane.

house engulfed in flames

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house engulfed in flames

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house engulfed in flames

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Firefighter uses deck gun on house fire

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house destroyed by fire in Shorewood IL

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Firefighters use foam on house fire

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House fire in Joliet, 6-7-20

This from Jim Skrabel:

Here are a few pictures from a fire on Joliet’s west side this morning (6/7/20). The fire was in the 2100 block of Wesmere Lakes Drive. It appears the fire was in the attached garage and spread to the attic. Engine 9 (using spare 19) Truck 9 (using spare 19 staffed again?) were first due. A total of three lines were used and the roof was opened. Also on scene were Engine 8, Engine 7, Engine 10, Battalion 2, and a few ambulances. Crews did a great job with a quick knock of the fire.

house fire scene in Joliet IL

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heavy smoke from house fire in Joliet

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house fire in Joliet IL

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aftermath of a house fire in Joliet IL

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New engine for the Summit FD (more)

Here are a few photos of Summit’s new Pierce Saber pumper. It is not in service yet. They are still mounting tools and equipment. It has a 1250-GPM pump, 750-gallon tank, and a 30 gallon foam tank.
 
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2019 Pierce Saber pumper

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2019 Pierce Saber fire engine

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Summit FD Engine 955

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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.

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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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