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Local area fire training (more)

Images by Tim Olk from the recent training exercises at a vacant Niles motel.

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Local area fire training

This from Steve Redick:

I was lucky enough to be able to attend a live-fire training exercise at a vacant motel complex in Niles recently. I got some really nice images and wanted to share a few plus a short video.

Steve

air cascade truck for fire department

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E-ONE fire engine

Steve Redick photo

Grumman Aerialcat tower ladder

Steve Redick photo

firemen training with live-fire

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firemen training with live-fire

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firemen training with live-fire

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firemen training with live-fire

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firemen training with live-fire

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This from John Tulipano:

I had a great opportunity to attend a NIPSTA live-fire training drill at a vacant motel in Niles on Friday, along with Steve Redick and Tim Olk. What a great opportunity as a fire photographer to get some great images while watching the young candidates were put through their paces.

firemen training with live-fire

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firemen training with live-fire

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firemen training with live-fire

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firemen training with live-fire

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firemen training with live-fire

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More live fire training and another burn-down in Woodstock

Tim Olk was on-hand Friday for yet another day of live-fire training culminating in burning the house to the ground. Previous training sessions are HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Woodstock Fire Rescue District burns house down

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Woodstock Fire Rescue District burns house down

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Woodstock Fire Rescue District burns house down

Tim Olk photo

 

Tim has a gallery with more images HERE.

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Live fire training in Woodstock

The Woodstock Fire Protection District continues to train in a group of  model homes that was offered for their use. Yesterday, yet another house provided multiple evolutions for room burns before it was burned to the ground. Tim Olk and Larry Shapiro were on hand to photograph the day’s events.

Tim submitted several images.

Woodstock Fire Protection District training

A firefighter overhauls a second floor bedroom after a series of burns was completed. Tim Olk photo

Woodstock Fire Protection District training

Smoke escapes the room of origin into the hallway. Tim Olk photo

Woodstock Fire Protection District training

Instructors light a fire for one of the training evolutions. Tim Olk photo

Woodstock Fire Protection District training

Several instructors admire their handiwork before the evolution begins. Tim Olk photo

Woodstock Fire Protection District training

An engine from the Fox River & Countryside Fire Rescue District supplies a hand line for exposure protection. Tim Olk photo

Woodstock Fire Protection District training

As the house is allowed to burn, Woodstock Engine 33 operates in the street to supply lines for exposure protection. Tim Olk photo

Woodstock Fire Protection District training

An artistic interpretation of the fire scene. Tim Olk photo

Tim has many images which can be viewed HERE.

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Area fire departments hold open houses

Several area fire departments hosted open houses with fire safety demonstrations, exhibits, apparatus, activities, food, and more for families during the past month. Here are images representing Mundelein, Long Grove, Lake Zurich, Cary, Buffalo Grove, and the Moraine Valley Fire College.

This from Sam Borica

Here are some photos the Mundelein Fire Dept open house, they also have received a new ambulance it is a 2012 Ford Medtec replacing old ambulance 432. Also here are some shots an extrication and their antique engine.
Mundelein Fire Department 2012 Open House

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Mundelein Fire Department 2012 Open House

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Mundelein Fire Department 2012 Open House

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This from Martin Nowak:

Moraine Valley Fire Safety Day.
North Palos was on hand for dealing with fire demonstrations and Tinley Park was on hand for fire extinguisher demonstration.
Moraine Valley Fire College Fire Safety Day

Martin Nowak photo

Moraine Valley Fire College Fire Safety Day

Martin Nowak photo

Moraine Valley Fire College Fire Safety Day

Martin Nowak photo

An image gallery is HERE, and videos can be viewed HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Images were submitted as well from the Lake Zurich Open House.

Lake Zurich Fire Department Open House

Lake Zurich Fire Department Open House

Lake Zurich Fire Department Open House

Lake Zurich Fire Department Open House

These images from Larry Shapiro at the Long Grove FPD Open House:

Long Grove FPD 2012 Open House

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Long Grove FPD 2012 Open House

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Long Grove FPD 2012 Open House

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Long Grove FPD 2012 Open House

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Long Grove FPD 2012 Open House

Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove FPD 2012 Open House

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A gallery with more Long Grove images is HERE.

These images from Larry Shapiro at the Buffalo Grove FD Open House:

Buffalo Grove Fire Department 2012 open house

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department 2012 open house

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department 2012 open house

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department 2012 open house

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department 2012 open house

Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department 2012 open house

Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department 2012 open house

Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department 2012 open house

Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department 2012 open house

Larry Shapiro photo

An image gallery with more photos can be found HERE, as well as a video HERE.

Tyler Tobolt sent this image of Cary’s new tanker at their open house.

Cary Fire protection District tanker

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More images by Tyler Tobolt from Elgin’s Open House:

in photos (1st one  MABAS 2 TRT Truck) (2nd-Brush 7 & Ranger 7) (3rd- Ambulance 2) (4th-Engine 2) (5th- E2,T2,A2)  (6th-Boat 7)

Elgin Fire Department

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Elgin Fire Department

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Elgin Fire Department

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Elgin Fire Department

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Elgin Fire Department

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Elgin Fire Department

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Live fire training in Woodstock

The Woodstock Fire Protection District has several new homes at their disposal to burn for training purposes over the coming weeks. Tim Olk was on hand for the first session and submitted several images.

 

Woodstock Fire District live fire training 2012

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Woodstock Fire District live fire training 2012

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Woodstock Fire District live fire training 2012

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Woodstock Fire District live fire training 2012

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Woodstock Fire District live fire training 2012

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Woodstock Fire District live fire training 2012

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Woodstock Fire District live fire training 2012

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Woodstock Fire District live fire training 2012

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Woodstock Fire District live fire training 2012

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More of Tim’s photos can be found HERE.

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Long Grove Fire Department controlled burn – update

A video has been posted by Larry Shapiro of the Long Grove burn down of the house on Checker Road. It’s a bit long, but details the operation from start to finish.

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Long Grove structure fire 9-15-11

The Long Grove Fire Department received a call this morning about a house on fire at 1889 Checker Road. The fire department had been using the vacant house for training over the past two weeks as eight other departments participated in multiple interior evolutions per day. The training was completed yesterday and the fire department is scheduled to burn the house to the ground for the developer this Saturday morning with area residents in attendance.

Long Grove house fire 1889 Checker Road 9-15-11

Long Grove Squad 55 was in the driveway and supplied five lines. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove house fire 1889 Checker Road 9-15-11

Long Grove Tanker 55 supplied the squad with 3,000 gallons of water. Larry Shapiro photo

The call was delayed roughly 20 minutes this morning because the neighbor thought the fire department might still be training. Upon the realization that the fire was unattended, she phoned in the alarm and Long Grove responded with their full assignment including Tanker 55 since there are no hydrants in the area. The header could be seen shortly after leaving the station, and the first unit reported a working fire at the north end of the house where a large stack of wooden pallets had been stored.

Long Grove house fire 1889 Checker Road 9-15-11

The garage was down when firefighters arrived and the pallet storage was well involved. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove house fire 1889 Checker Road 9-15-11

Firefighters work a 2-1/2? line around the heaviest fire. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Long Grove house fire 1889 Checker Road 9-15-11

Firefighters take a line into the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove house fire 1889 Checker Road 9-15-11

Smoke pushes out of the two-story section of the house as firefighters made an interior attack to stop the fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Tankers were requested from Prospect Heights and Fox Lake since the department wanted to prevent the structure from going to the ground. Engines from Buffalo Grove and Palatine came in as did an ambulance from Arlington Heights for rehab. Much of the house was saved and will be burned on Saturday …

Long Grove house fire 1889 Checker Road 9-15-11

Prospect Heights Tanker 9 brought an additional 3,000 gallons to the scene and was able to nurse the squad just as the Long Grove tanker was out of water. Larry Shapiro photo

Larry Shapiro and Tim Olk were at the scene to photograph the fire.

Long Grove house fire 1889 Checker Road 9-15-11

Long Grove firefighters stand by with a hand line on the exterior of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove house fire 1889 Checker Road 9-15-11

The house sat 1/2 mile into the property with a gravel driveway. Rigs had to back down into position. The Fox Lake tanker was the last unit in line and made two trips to refill their 3,000-gallon tank. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Long Grove house fire 1889 Checker Road 9-15-11

As the fire has been contained, firefighters apply foam to the smoldering areas in an effort to conserve water. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Long Grove house fire 1889 Checker Road 9-15-11

The pallet pile smolders as firefighters hit hot spots. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Long Grove house fire 1889 Checker Road 9-15-11

The bulk of the house lives to burn another day. Larry Shapiro photo

A full gallery of images from the fire can be viewed HERE.

A few images from Larry Shapiro from the training which took place over the past two weeks. Galleries can be viewed HERE and HERE.

Long Grove Fire Department live fire training

Buffalo Grove's reserve engine was used during the multiple days of training. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove Fire Department live fire training

Multiple evolutions per day were conducted with interior fires and searches for victims. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove Fire Department live fire training

Long Grove Engine 55 pumped alongside Buffalo Grove's engine. They drafted out of a series of three portable tanks. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove Fire Department live fire training

Wheeling, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Palatine, Prospect Heights, Arlington Heights, Lake Zurich, Buffalo Grove, and Barrington all participated in the training. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove Fire Department live fire training

As the last day of training came, the fires grew in intensity. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove Fire Department live fire training

The final evolution of the multi-day training was in this room on the first floor. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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