Posts Tagged Larry Shapiro

House fire in Buffalo Grove, 9-9-17

Buffalo Grove police and fire units were sent to 96 University Drive Saturday morning (9/9/17) just before 6:30 in the morning after reviewing reports from a passerby of smoke coming from the home. Police officers arrived first and began ringing the doorbell and banging on the doors in an attempt to wake the homeowners.

heavy smoke from house on fire

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Arlington Heights Engine 4 and Buffalo Grove Tower 25 arrived within minutes and stretched a line to the front door before making entry. Smoke was escaping from the second floor, and the first floor was heavily charged with smoke as well. Thick smoke then pushed from the front door as it was breached.

Buffalo Groev Tower 25 Ferrara

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firefighters wait for water before entering house on fire

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firefighter enters house on fire

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The alarm was upgraded to the Code 4 for the working fire and two additional ambulances were requested to the scene when it was reported that three occupants might be inside the house.

heavy smoke pushes from house on fire

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heavy smoke pushes from house on fire

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fire engine lays hose in the street

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heavy smoke pushes from house on fire

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Neighbors subsequently informed the police that the cars in the driveway did not belong to the homeowners and that a car that did belong to them was not present. Primary and secondary searches confirmed that the only inhabitants during the fire were two cats. Firefighters attempted to resuscitate the cats which did not survive.

firefighter rescues cat from house fire

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Car into a building in Buffalo Grove, 9-1-17

Buffalo Grove firefighters and police were called to 400 W. Dundee Road Friday morning (9/1/17) for a car into t he building. Upon arrival, units found an SUV that had destroyed the glass store front while causing no structural damage to the building. The car’s driver was uninjured and had moved the vehicle into the parking lot.

store damaged by car driving into it

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car into a store in Buffalo Grove

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Fire calendar features local photographers

Quarto Publishing has released their 2018 calendar Fire Trucks in Action which once again features area fire scenes from local photographers mixed in with shots from throughout the country. Chicago, Cicero, Long Grove, South Holland, Dolton, Wheeling, and Glenwood are included. Photos included this year are by Eric Haak, Gordon J. Nord, Jr., and Larry Shapiro.

Fire Trucks in Action 2018 calendar

Fire Trucks in Action 2018 calendar

Fire Trucks in Action 2018 calendar

Fire Trucks in Action 2018 calendar

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Box Alarm in Chicago, 7-29-17

This from Larry Shapiro:

I was in the neighborhood when the 7th Battalion pulled up on a working fire in a three-story, brick apartment building at 3111 W. Diversey.   They had rear porches going with extension to a two-story house behind the building on Troy. He asked for a Box Alarm and companies made quick work of knocking down the fire. 

I arrived before the Box Alarm companies to find crews washing down hotspots. 

Chicago FD Truck 13

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Firefighters washing down rear porches after a fire

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Firefighters venting a roof during a fire

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Chicago FD Engine 91

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Chcoag FD Battalion 7

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Chicago FD mobile command board

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East Joliet FPD news

This from Scott Matthews:

After 21 years of service, Monday Engine 52 (a 1996 Pierce) was decommissioned after finding out recently her pump gave out. Chief Kelly wanted me to post some final pictures as many current and former members have fond memories of her as Engine 531 & Engine 52.

East Joliet FPD fire engine

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thanks Dennis

East Joliet FPD Engine 531

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As seen around … Grayslake

Grayslake FPD Truck with a new black roof

Grayslake Truck 2737

Grayslake FPD Truck 2737 – 1999 Pierce Dash 2000/500 105′ RM so 10182 (ED182). Larry Shapiro photo

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Newport Township FPD Station 2

A photo to update the site of Newport FPD Station #2 at 43120 N. Highway 41, Zion, IL

Newport FPD Station #2 at 43120 N. Highway 41 Zion IL

Newport FPD Station #2 at 43120 N. Highway 41, Zion, IL Larry Shapiro photo

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House fire in Long Grove, 7-10-17

Long Grove firefighters were sent to 4745 Wellington Drive Monday morning before 5:30 for a reported house fire. Based on phone calls received, dispatchers at RED Center upgraded the Code 3 response to a Code 4 for the working fire while units were en route. Long Grove Squad 55 arrived and reported visible fire and initiation of a transitional attack. The fire at the roof’s peak above a two-story front foyer was knocked down quickly. Companies remained on the scene doing extensive overhaul and salvage work.

Water supply was secured through the use of tankers that were nursing Long Grove Squad 55. A partial list of units at the scene included Long Grove Squad, Tanker, and Ambulance 55, 5500, 5501, 5502; Buffalo Grove Quint 27 and Battalion 4; Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Truck and Battalion 51; Arlington Heights Engine and Ambulance 4; Wheeling Engine 23; Countryside Tanker 411; Prospect Heights Tanker and Ambulance 9; plus tankers from Palatine Rural,  Barrington Countryside, and Wauconda; Lake Zurich Engine 4 and 3203; Libertyville Quint 462; Barrington Ambulance 361; Deerfield-Bannockburn Squad 19;  and Palatine Engine 81.

house fire inLong Grove Il

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Lincolnshire Riverwoods FPD Truck 51

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fire trucks at fire scene in driving rain

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aerial ladder reaches roof with set back

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Firefighters with hose line at fire scene

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fire department tanker nursing an engine

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fire department tanker nursing an engine

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panoramic image of house fire scene

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Firefighters on ground ladder overhaul after house fire

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Long Grove FPD Squad 55 E-ONE Typhoon fire engine at fire scene

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Firefighters on ground ladder overhaul after house fire

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Long Grove FPD Squad 55 E-ONE Typhoon fire engine at fire scene

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Long Grove FD orders new engine (more)

photos from Larry Shapiro of the new E-ONE Typhoon rescue engine for Long Grove Squad 55. It’s a 2017 Typhoon 2000/730/50F so#140766

Long Grove FPD Squad 55

Long Grove FPD Squad 55 – 2017 E-ONE Typhoon 2000/730/50 sp 140766. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove FPD Squad 55

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E-ONE law tag

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E-ONE law tag

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E-ONE law tag

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interior of fire engine

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Long Grove FPD Squad 55

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Long Grove FPD Squad 55

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Larry Shapiro photo

 

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House fire in Winnetka, 7-2-17

Winnetka firefighters were called to 935 Forest Glen early Sunday morning (7/2/17). It appears that there were floors being refinished and a fire was smoldering for several hours prior to being discovered. The fire burned through the floor and compromised the staircase tot he second floor. A Code 4 for the working fire was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm.

Units at the scene were Winnetka E28, T28, BN 28, 2801; Wilmette A 27, T27, BN26; Glencoe E30, 3002; Northfield S29, 2900; Highland Park E32; Glenview T14, BN6; Morton Grove S4; Evanston E23; Skokie T18; Lincolnwood E15; Northbrook 1100; and Deerfield E20.

935 Forest Glen Lane

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Winnetka FD Engine 28

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Winnetka FD Engine 28

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Firefighters on ladder at second floor window

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Firefighters after battling a house fire

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Winnetka FD Truck 28

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Winnetka FD Truck 28

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Northfield FD Squad 29

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Wilmette FD Truck 27

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Glenview FD T14

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Glencoe FD Engine 30

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Lincolnwood FD Engine 15

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aerial ladder and ground ladders at house fire

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Smeal Sirius fire engine on a hydrant

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Winnetka FD Truck 28

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