Posts Tagged Markham Fire Department

Markham Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

A 32-year-old Chicago man died Saturday morning when the SUV he was riding in crashed into a Markham firetruck on Interstate 57. Police said the firetruck was parked on the interstate near Kedzie Avenue and was partially blocking the left southbound lane when the SUV rear-ended the truck about 3 a.m.

Both the driver and the passenger in the SUV were transported to a hospital in critical condition, and the passenger eventually died. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the passenger as Andrew Lee, 32, of the 1000 block of East 132nd St., Chicago.

A Markham firefighter also sustained minor injuries from the crash.

Tags: , ,

Markham house fire, 6-27-14

This from Tim Olk:

House fire this morning at 16322 S. Park Avenue in markham

Hazel Crest fire engine

Tim Olk photo

House gutted by fire

Tim Olk photo

Markaham fire engi ne

Tim Olk photo

House gutted by fire

Tim Olk photo

House gutted by fire

Tim Olk photo

Harvey fire engine

Tim Olk photo

House gutted by fire

House gutted by fire in Markham on 163rd Street 6-27-14. Tim Olk photo

Tags: , , , , ,

Country Club Hills house fire 4-14-13

This from Dylan Konchan:

Country Club Hills | Still and Box Alarm | 3830 Highland Pl | Companies got on scene and with smoke showing from a 2 story house, 1 line was lead out.

 

Markham Fire Department fire engine

Dylan Konchan photo

Flossmoor Fire Department engine

Dylan Konchan photo

Homewood Fire Department

Dylan Konchan photo

Oak FOrest Fire Department engine

Dylan Konchan photo

Country Club Hills house fire

Dylan Konchan photo

Country Club Hills house fire

Dylan Konchan photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Building fire in Robbins 9-19-12

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.:

The Robbins Fire Department was toned out at approx. 11pm on 9/19/2012 for a reported structure fire in a vacant house at 137th St and Monticello. On the original tone out along with Robbins, they were assisted by Garden Homes FPD, Markham FD, Blue Island FD, and Dixmoor FD all with engines. Robbins Engine 2913 and Tower 2914 arrived to find smoke pushing from an ordinary, two-flat, vacant building being rehabbed. The crews found the main fire in the 1st floor rear with extension to the 2nd floor.
Command requested a Full Still off Box #2909 which brought in Midlothian FD with a squad, and Palos Heights FPD with an ambulance. Fire was under control approx. 1 1/2 hours later. The corrected address was 3617 S. Monticello Ave.
Building fire in Robbins IL on Monticello 9-19-12

Smoke pushes from the roofline as firefighters darken the interior fire. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Building fire in Robbins IL on Monticello 9-19-12

Firefighters working from the Robbins tower ladder find fire in the soffit. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Building fire in Robbins IL on Monticello 9-19-12

The fire vents along the roof line. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Building fire in Robbins IL on Monticello 9-19-12

Firefighters making progress on the 2nd floor. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Building fire in Robbins IL on Monticello 9-19-12

A Markham firefighter stands by with a line. Dennis McGuire, Jr.

Building fire in Robbins IL on Monticello 9-19-12

Garden Homes firefighters stand by. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Building fire in Robbins IL on Monticello 9-19-12

The Robbins engine was on a hydrant in front of the building. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Building fire in Robbins IL on Monticello 9-19-12

Robbins firefighters overhaul along the exterior of the roof. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Building fire in Robbins IL on Monticello 9-19-12

Robbins setup the tower ladder on the ‘B’ side of the fire building. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

House fire in Markham 1-25-12

Karl Klotz took in a house fire in Markham on Wednesday and submitted images with the following description:

01-25-2012
Markham: 3216 W. 162nd Street
Companies arrived to find smoke showing from a single family house.  2 lines were used and companies did extensive overhaul.
Departments on-scene were Markham, Hazel Crest, Country Club Hills, Oak Forest, Midlothian & Harvey.
House fire in Markham 1-25-12 on 162nd Street

Markham crew leading out the first line into the building. Karl Klotz photo

House fire in Markham 1-25-12 on 162nd Street

Hazel Crest Truck Co. 1220 going to the roof. Karl Klotz photo

House fire in Markham 1-25-12 on 162nd Street

Smoke is visible from the west side of the fire building. Karl Klotz photo

House fire in Markham 1-25-12 on 162nd Street

Hazel Crest Firefighter Shields venting the roof. Karl Klotz photo

House fire in Markham 1-25-12 on 162nd Street

After cutting a hole in the roof, the interior ceiling is cleared. Karl Klotz photo

House fire in Markham 1-25-12 on 162nd Street

Oak Forest crew chasing down hot spots from the rear of the building. Karl Klotz photo

House fire in Markham 1-25-12 on 162nd Street

Hazel Crest LT. Sears makes an inspection hole checking for fire. Karl Klotz photo

Karl has a large gallery of images HERE.

 

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Markham MVA requires Medivac 12-2-11

A single car accident occurred at 167th and Kedzie, in Markham on Friday after a driver swerved to avoid another car before ending up in a ditch colliding with a utility pole. The driver was extricated and transferred to a medivac for the trip to an area hospital.

Somehow Tim Olk was at that scene in time to see the helicopter land to pickup the patient.

Lifestar Chicago medivac transport from a vehicle accident at 167th and Kedzie in Markham 12-2-11

The Lifestar Chicago helicopter lands on Kedzie Avenue to pickup a patient extricated from a car as Markham firefighters standby the landing zone. Tim Olk photo

Lifestar Chicago medivac transport from a vehicle accident at 167th and Kedzie in Markham 12-2-11

Hazel Crest Ambulance 1232 is on-scene near the wrecked full-size car. Tim Olk photo

Lifestar Chicago medivac transport from a vehicle accident at 167th and Kedzie in Markham 12-2-11

After transferring care from the medics on the scene, Lifestar personnel load the patient into the helicopter. Tim Olk photo

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Fire in Country Club Hills 1-21-11

The Country Club Hills Fire Department responded to a fire todat at 4440 W. 183rd Street, just two buildings west of their Station #1. Fire broke through on the west side of a single-family residence. No one was home at the time of the fire. Country Club Hills received mutual aid from Homewood, Oak Forest, Midlothian, Markham, and Hazel Crest.

Dennis McGuire, Jr. arrived after the fire was out and submitted several images from the scene.
Country Club Hills Fire Department house fire 1-21-11

Country Club Hills Engine 1120, a Spartan Crimson, in front of the house. Dennis McGuire, Jr photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department house fire 1-21-11

Country Club Hills Truck 1145 was staged across the street but not put to use. Denis McGuire, Jr photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department house fire 1-21-11 Oak Forest engine

Oak Forest Engine 963 was due mutual aid to Country Club Hills this morning to assist with a house fire. Dennis McGuire, Jr photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department house fire 1-21-11

Firefighters repack the pre-connects onto Engine 1120 after extinguishing a fire this morning in Counrty Club Hills, Dennis McGuire, Jr photo

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Country Club Hills fire 1-14-11

Country Club Hills companies were dispatched for a structure fire today around noon at 4841 W. 173rd Street. They received  a report of an occupant trapped on the roof.  Upon arrival, 1st companies found heavy smoke from the one-story, 40×40 frame, commercial/office building.  The occupant reported trapped was off of the roof prior to the arrival of fire department units and suffered minor burns. This was a Full Still Alarm  plus a MABAS Box Alarm for tankers.

MABAS Division 24 Tanker Box #2410 was requested as a precautionary measure since companies had to lead out almost two blocks to the nearest hydrant.  The fire was under control in roughly 30 minutes. Mutual aid companies came from Oak Forest, Tinley Park, Flossmoor, Markham, Midlothian, and Hazel Crest.

Karl Klotz provided the report and photos. He has a complete gallery HERE.

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street

Country Club Hills FD Truck 1145, a 104' tower ladder, was setup at the fire today on 173rd Street. Karl Klotz photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street

A view from the rear of the building shows patches of fire along the roof in the 'C' sector. Karl Klotz photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street Crimson

Country Club Hills Engine 1120 is supplying two hand lines to companies advancing on the fire. Karl Klotz photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street

After companies vent the roof of the building, heavy smoke is able to escape which improves conditions for the interior companies. Karl Klotz photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street

Oak Forest Assistant Chief Charlie Sopko was assigned to the 'A' Sector. Karl Klotz photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street

Oak Forest firefighters emerge after performing a primary search of the building. Karl Klotz photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street

Hazel Crest Truck 1220, a 1997 Pierce Lance 105' rear mount quint, in the parking lot near the building. Karl Klotz photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street

Country Club Hills Engine 1120, was built in 2007 by Crimson on a Spartan Gladiator chassis with an Evolution trim package. This engine has a 1500-GPM pump, and a 500-gallon water tank in addition to a 30-gallon foam tank. Both pre-connects have been pulled as well as a bed of 5-inch hose for the long lead out of the supply line. Karl Klotz photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street

Truck 1145 was delivered in 2008 by HME. The chassis is an HME Spectr and the 104' tower ladder is by RK Aerials. Karl Klotz photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,