Posts Tagged MABAS Division 1 MVU

Industrial fire in Wheeling, 1-30-17

This from Larry Shapiro:

Wheeling firefighters were dispatched for a reported fire at Crothall Laundry (formerly Hospital Laundry Services) 45 W. Hintz Road around 10PM on Monday (1/30/17). The alarm was upgraded by RED Center after receiving reports of heavy smoke venting from the rear of the large commercial laundry.

Companies stretched two lines into the building and extinguished the fire. The MABAS Division 1 MVU was later used to clear the building of smoke.

Rosenbauer America Commander Cobra tower ladder at night fire scene with lights

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Firefighters pull hose from engine at fire scene

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lines into building during industrial fire

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Firefighter pulls hose across the street

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Rosenbauer America Commander fire engine at night fire scene with lights and hose lines

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Rosenbauer America Commander Cobra tower ladder at night fire scene with lights

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MABAS Division 1 MVU Tempest mobile ventilation unit

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more photos can be found at Shapirophotography.net

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Commercial fire in Wheeling, 11-2-15

This from Larry Shapiro:

Wheeling firefighters were called to a commercial laundry at 45 W. Hintz around 7PM for a reported fire in the building. The first engine reported a large industrial building with an evacuation but nothing showing. Employees said there was a fire in the building and upon entry they found a machine fire roughly 500 feet into the structure. Some fire was reported along the exhaust stack on the roof prompting an upgrade to a Code 4 for the working fire. The fire was extinguished though with the companies from the initial alarm. The Division 1 MVU (housed in Wheeling) was brought tot he scene to clear the smoke from the building.

Here are a few images and a short video. More photos are at shapirophotography.net.

industrial building full of smoke

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Wheeling FD Sutphen tower ladder

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smoke from building exhaust

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fireman climbs Sutphen tower ladder

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Mount Prospect fire engine

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Tempest Mobil Ventilation Unit at fire scene

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Tempest Mobil Ventilation Unit at fire scene

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Box Alarm in Batavia, 4/25/15

This from John Tulipano:

On Saturday April 25th at approximately 6:55pm Batavia was dispatched to an automatic alarm at 601 Kingslands Dr. Companies arrived to find heavy smoke in the building, and subsequently upgraded to a general alarm and then to a MABAS box alarm.

The fire was knocked down quickly, but heavy smoke remained throughout the building and a special call was made for the MVU from MABAS Division 1 to assist in ventilation.
fire engine at fire scene

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firefighters at fire scene

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firefighters at fire scene

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firefighters at fire scene

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mobile ventilation used to clear smoke from warehouse

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mobile ventilation used to clear smoke from warehouse

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