Posts Tagged Larry Shapiro

House fire in Wheeling, 10-21-19

Wheeling police and firefighters were sent to 171 W. Manchester Drive Monday night (10/21/19) for a reported house fire. Police officers arrived first and confirmed a fire. Firefighters arrived right afterwards and took a line inside where they encountered heavy fire within the small ranch house. All Wheeling and Prospect Heights companies were at the scene with additional units from Buffalo Grove, Northbrook, and the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD.

Firefighters at house fire

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Wheeling FD Chief Keith MacIsaac

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Firefighters covered with drywall after house fire

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aftermath of fire in hoarder house

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Rosenbauer America Commander fire engine

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Rosenbauer America Commander Cobra tower ladder

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supply line on hydrant at house fire

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New home for Wilmette fire engine

The Skokie FD purchased this engine from the Wilmette FD to supplement their reserve fleet of apparatus.

former Wilmette fire engine now in Skokie IL

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As seen around … Skokie

The Skokie Fire Department is currently running this 2000 Pierce Saber pumper as Engine 18 while the regular apparatus undergoes repair and refurbishment. This unit, originally from Clayton, NC is a service loaner.

(Skokie Engine 18R – 2000 Pierce Saber 1250/500 so 11692 X-Clayton, NC)

2000 Pierce Saber fire engine

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New pumper for Troy FPD (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

I spotted this chassis for the New pumper for Troy FPD at the Ferrara plant

new Ferrara fire engine being built for the Troy FPD

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Box Alarm house fire in Des Plaines, 8-16-19 (more)

Two-part video from Larry Shapiro of the Box Alarm house fire in Des Plaines, 8-16-19

 

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Box Alarm house fire in Des Plaines, 8-16-19

Des Plaines firefighters were called to a house at 555 Leahy Circle East late Friday night for a fire in the basement. A header was visible while units were en route and the alarm was upgraded to a working fire before arrival. Dispatch advised of hoarder conditions at the residence which was confirmed on arrival by the first company officer walking around the exterior. The residents were already out of the house and firefighters had difficulty entering the premises. Several vent holes were cut in the roof before companies were ordered off and then out of the structure for setting up a defensive posture. The basement fire traveled to the second floor and areas of the first floor had been compromised. Hand lines were directed through windows and doorways but it remained difficult to reach the seat of the fire due to the clutter.

The incident was upgraded to a Box Alarm for additional resources after withdrawing personnel from the interior. Eventually lines were shut down to let the fire burn until it was visible and accessible from the outside and then companies again attacked the flames.  One tower ladder was utilized with a ground level master stream through the front door and living room before it was able to be positioned above the house with access to the fire that vented through the roof. Hand lines were deployed on all sides of the house.

The bulk of the fire was contained by 4AM with companies working at the scene for several more hours.

All Des Plaines units were at the scene along with mutual aid from Prospect Heights, Mount Prospect, The North Maine FPD, Elk Grove Township FPD, Wheeling, Park Ridge, Chicago Squad 7, Rosemont, Bensenville, and Glenview.

heavy smoke pushes from house on fire

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heavy smoke curls around house siding at night fire scene

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smoke pours out of window of hoarder house

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flames engulf house

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flames engulf house

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flames engulf house

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flames engulf hoarder's kitchen

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New ambulance for Alsip (more)

Photos from Larry Shapiro of the Newest ambulance for Alsip

Alsip Ambulance 2042 – 2017 Ford E450/2018 Road Rescue Type III ambulance so 251215

Alsip Ambulance 2042 - 2017 Ford E450/2018 Road Rescue Type III ambulance so 251215

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chevron striping on back of ambulance

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lighted rub rail on ambulance body

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Sauk Village Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Here is Sauk Village’s Snorkel #507, a 1980 Hendrikson/3-D 1250/0/65′.
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65' Snorkel

Sauk Village’s Snorkel #507, a 1980 Hendrikson/3-D 1250/0/65′.
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and from our archives:

Sauk Village fire department history

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Sauk Village fire department history

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Sauk Village fire department history

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Storm damage in Prospect Heights/Wheeling 6-27-19

Wheeling and Prospect Heights firefighters were called for an outside fire near a house Thursday evening after a storm passed through the area. Companies arrived to find a primary power line down in the rear posing no threats to any structures. There was some impressive arcing prior to the arrival of crews from ComEd who rendered the situation safe.

Video was provided by Taylor Wallen.

Prospect Heights FD Battalion 9

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Rosenbauer Commander fire engine

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Poor line arcing on the ground

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IHC Altec ComEd bucket truck

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ComEd lineman at work

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ComEd lineman at work

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ComEd lineman at work

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As seen around … Alsip (more)

Photos from Larry Shapiro off the MABAS 19 & 22 Haz Mat Unit 6937 housed in Alsip

MABAS 19 & 22 Hazardous Materials Team Unit

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MABAS 19 & 22 Hazardous Materials Team

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Saulsbury Fire Apparatus law tag

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