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As seen around … Chicago

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Downtown yesterday morning when I spotted these funny colored rigs a long way from home outside Eng 42’s house. At first I thought they were on a change but turns out they were doing a drill with 5-1-5 and Squad 1.
Rosenbauer Commander squad in Chicago

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House fire in Lockport, 8-19-20

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Full Still for a working fire @ 1629 S Hamilton. 4th working fire in 4 days plus several smaller working fires handled by the still alarm companies. Eng 1 arrived to find a fire in the basement and BN 11 requested a full still. Homer, Lemont engines, East Joliet truck, and NW Homer ambo were mutual aid on the full still.

 
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fire scene in Lockport

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fire scene in Lockport

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fire scene in Lockport

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fire scene in Lockport

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Grain Bin Fire in Beecher, 8-11-20

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Tuesday, August 11th, Beecher FPD and auto aid companies responded to the 900 block of E Delite Inn Rd (Delite Inn Rd and Cottage Grove Av) for a reported grain bin fire. Deputy Chief 45 arrived with nothing showing but quickly determined there was a smouldering fire in the middle bin. Truck 44 led out up the main with an 1.75″ line to attack the fire. Tender 44 supplied initial water and was nurse fed from Grant Park Engine 110 and a Crete Township tender. Beecher was assisted by Grant Park, Monee, and Peotone engines; Manteno and Crete Twp tenders, and chiefs from Peotone and Crete Twp. Auto aid companies were quickly released and Beecher companies remained to make sure the fire was extinguished. 

aerial ladder stretches to grain bin

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aerial ladder stretches to grain bin

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Beecher FPD firefighters on the scene of a grain bin fire

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fire tender nursing an engine

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aerial ladder stretches to grain bin

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aerial ladder stretches to grain bin

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aerial ladder stretches to grain bin

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fire tender nursing an engine

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New truck for Orland FPD (more)

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Sorry they are not ideal pictures. Orland took delivery of their new E-ONE Cyclone quint for Truck 4. It is scheduled to go in service around 3/27.
Orland FPD Truck 4

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Orland FPD Truck 4

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Orland FPD Truck 4

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Orland FPD Truck 4

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Orland FPD Truck 4

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New ambulance for Romeoville FD (more)

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As seen around Romeoville. Featured on the website a few weeks ago, I found it out at the local grocery store the other day.

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Romeoville FD Ambulance 23

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Romeoville FD Ambulance 23

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Romeoville FD Ambulance 23

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Romeoville FD Ambulance 23

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Working fire in Lockport Heights, 6-21-18

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Companies from Northwest Homer Fire District responded to a working house fire around 0630 Thursday morning at 16307 W 146th Pl in Lockport Heights. Crews arrived to find heavy fire throughout the 2nd floor and rear of the house. Auto aid brought a Lockport engine and Lemont tower ladder while the full still brought Orland and Homer engines, ambulances from Plainfield and Mokena, and a Lemont BC. Two lines on the fire and the TL worked the eaves. 

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Northwest Homer FPD house fire scene

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Northwest Homer FPD house fire scene

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Northwest Homer FPD house fire scene

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Northwest Homer FPD house fire scene

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Northwest Homer FPD house fire scene

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Northwest Homer FPD house fire scene

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Northwest Homer FPD house fire scene

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Northwest Homer FPD house fire scene

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Northwest Homer FPD house fire scene

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Northwest Homer FPD house fire scene

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Northwest Homer FPD house fire scene

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Northwest Homer FPD house fire scene

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As seen around … the Quinn Fire Academy

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While on a mission to introduce my youngest son to the tastes of Manny’s Deli, we took a ride past the academy to see what was there. Not sure what’s going on with E116 having their front suction line off. Are they getting a new rig? E104 and E126 new rigs are in! 

 
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As seen around … Lockport

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Photo of Argonne Ambulance 114 change of quarters to Lockport Station 1 Friday morning due to a full still house fire on Box 1-H located at 1001 Cove St in Lockport.

2011 Ford F-450/Wheeled Coach
2011 Argonne FD Ambulance 114 Ford F-450/Wheeled Coach

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Romeoville general alarm fire 9-10-13

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Took this fire in while in the area.  Fire was at 322 N Fairfax Av in Romeoville; a 1-sty frame 25×35 on a slab.  Two lines were led out off Eng 21 for fire attack.  Still companies were Engs 21,22,23 Ambs 21,23 BN 21 & Chief 2101 with Lockport Eng & Northwest Homer Amb M/A on the General Alarm.  Plainfield Amb & Lemont Eng were C/Q.  Lockport Eng 3 had RIT while Northwest Homer Amb had Rehab.  Lockport BN 1 was Safety.  Occupants were able to safely evacuate prior to FD arrival.

 

Romeoville Fire Protection District

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Romeoville Fire Protection District

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Romeoville Fire Protection District

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Romeoville Fire Protection District

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Romeoville Fire Protection District

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Romeoville Fire Protection District

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Romeoville Fire Protection District

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Romeoville Fire Protection District

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Northwest Homer Fire Protection District

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A visit to O’Hare Airport

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While at O’Hare (ORD) for annual ARFF & Haz-Mat training, I was able to capture some rigs in between evolutions.  5-3-1 carries a Zumro tent, HVAC equipment for the Zumro & some decon equipment and is based at ORD Rescue Station 1.  8-8-1A is currently housed at the AMC building at ORD.  6-5-7S (Spare), Engine 9 & the new 2-7-8 were at the training facility for Zumro tent set up training.  6-5-T is the training rig for the pit and is a 1988 Oshkosh T-3000 crash rig. 2-9-8 is the training officer for ORD and 2-9-12 is currently the coordinator for the live fire simulators.  Also attached is Lockport Rescue 6 getting ready to attack a fire in the Pit and Orland Engine 8 (Reserve) pumping handlines for the Pit and the Wheel/Brake/Interior simulator.
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Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare airport

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Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare airport

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Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare airport

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Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare airport

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Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare airport

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Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare airport

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Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare airport

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Chicago Fire Department at O'Hare airport

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Lockport Fire Department at O'Hare airport

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Orland Fire District at O'Hare airport

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