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Chicago orders new squads (more)

This from Niko Stefani:

Here is my video of the brand new Squad Co. 7 and 7A performing a quick demo with the snorkel. We then see all 4 rigs drive in a convoy to fleet where the old 7 and 7A will be spares. Enjoy!

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Chicago orders new squads (more)

This from Niko Stefani:

2/14/17 Chicago (IL) Fire Department O’Hare International Airport Rescue Station 3. Squad Co. 7 transitions into new rigs. Special Ops Battalion Chief (5-1-5) was also at the house. Pictures of the new and old squad Co. 7 and 7A, Comm Van 273, and MVU 9-2-4. Enjoy!

Chicago FD Special Operations Battalion 5-1-5

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD MVU 9-2-4 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Comm Van 2-7-3 at O'Hare Airport

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Truck fire in Lake Forest, 1-7-17

This from Niko Stefani:

The Lake Forest Fire Department was called to southbound Rt 41 just north of Deerpath Road near the hospital entrance for a semi that was on fire. The driver was able to detach his trailer that was loaded with cheese. Dispatchers advised the en route companies that the rear breaks were on fire. Battalion 42 arrived with a fully involved trailer. Rt. 41 was shut down and traffic was being redirected down Gage Ln. There were issues establishing a water supply, Engine 422 laid a supply from the hospital out to the scene. Ernie’s Wrecker Service responded to retrieve the trailer. IDOT was requested to make a few passes with salt due to the frigid temperatures. Companies on the scene from Lake Forest: Squad Co. 421, Engine Co. 422, Ambulance 421, Utility 421, and Battalion 42. Lake Bluff Engine Co. 4519 and Knollwood Engine Co. 44. Thanks.

 

firefighter opens a hydrant

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truck fire

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truck fire on the highway

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Lake Forest Fire Department apparatus

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Chimney fire in Lake Forest, 1-4-17

This from Niko Stefani:

Lake Forest Fire Department Code 4 for the chimney fire.

Lake Forest Fire Department received a 911 call from a passerby reporting flames from a chimney at 472 E Illinois Rd. Battalion 42 arrived on the scene and reported flames shooting from the chimney and shortly after upgraded to a Code 4. Code 3 Response: Lake Forest Squad Co. 421 Engine Co. 422 Ambulance 421 and Battalion 42. The Code 4 upgrade brought Lake Forest Chief 4200, 4201, and 4202, Knollwood Ladder Co. 44, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad Co. 51, Highland Park Engine Co. 34, Battalion 33, and Chief 3301, Deerfield Chief 2000, and Libertyville Ambulance 463. Change of quarters by Lake Bluff Chief 4503 and Wheeling Ambulance 24.
Knollwood Ladder 44 backed into the driveway and used their truck to gain a better view of the chimney from above. Lake Forest Squad 421 was originally in the driveway with their light tower set up.
Lake Forest Fire Department squad

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aerial ladder raised on fire truck

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Knollwood Fire Department fire truck

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Winnetka Fire Department news

This from Niko Stefani:

Some photos from the Winnetka Fire Department’s Open House on 9/15/16. The new engine was on display and an extrication demo was done. Thanks.

Winnetka FD Engine 28

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firefighters demonstrate a vehicle extrication

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firefighters demonstrate a vehicle extrication

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firefighters demonstrate a vehicle extrication

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firefighters demonstrate a vehicle extrication

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firefighters demonstrate a vehicle extrication

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Winnetka FD Engine 28

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New engine for Rolling Meadows (more)

More photos of the new Rolling Meadows Engine Co. 16. 2016 Pierce Velocity.

Rolling Meadows FD Engine 16

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Rolling Meadows FD Engine 16

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New ambulance for Evanston

This from Niko Stefani:

Here is the new Ambulance 21. I have included a picture of the old one.

Evanston FD Ambulance 21

Evanston FD Ambulance 21. Niko Stefani photo

Evanston FD Ambulance 21

Evanston FD Ambulance 21. Niko Stefani photo

Evanston FD Ambulance 21

Evanston Ambulance 21 – 2016 Ford F550/Horton Type I. Josh Boyajian photo

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Gurnee Fire Department open house

This from Niko Stefani:

Here are a few pictures from the open house the Gurnee Fire Department had in August. Enjoy!

Gurnee Fire Department open house

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Gurnee Fire Department open house

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Gurnee Fire Department open house

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Gurnee Fire Department apparatus

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Gurnee Fire Department apparatus

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Highwood Fire Department disbands

This is from Niko Stefani via radioman911.com:

6/14/16 8:00 Hrs. Highwood FD disbanded after 126 years of service. Highland Park has absorbed their small fire district following a March 15 vote. The 30-year contract is reportedly projected to save $9.3M within the first decade. – Goodbye radio traffic from RED Center video by Niko Stefani

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Smoke investigation in vacant Winnetka store, 2-6-16

The Winnetka Fire Department was called for a report of smoke from a vacant building at 1075 Gage Street in Hubbard Woods on Saturday afternoon (2/6/16). Upon arrival, a light haze was visible in the corner unit of a block-long building with apartments over stores. This is one of the oldest sections of town and which has been know for several substantial fires in years past, so the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for a working fire. After a thorough search, the origin went undetected and companies were returned.

On a historical note, this vacant storefront was formerly a drug store and was used for a scene in the original Home Alone movie.

Northfield Fire Rescue E-ONE e-MAX fire engine

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Highland Park FD Spartan fire engine 32

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Glencoe FD E-ONE Typhoon fire engine

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Winnetka FD Truck 28 Smeal

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From Tyler Tobolt:

Here are a few photos of the new Glencoe Engine. Co 30 at the Winnetka code 4 assignment structure fire (2/6/16) at Green Bay and Gage St.
Thanks Tyler Tobolt.
Glencoe FD Engine 30

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Glencoe FD Engine 30

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Glencoe FD Engine 30

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This from Niko Stefani:

The Winnetka-Kenilworth Fire Department received a call for smoke coming from the vacant building at 1075 Gage, right on the corner of Greenbay Rd and Gage St. The alarm was at the Code 3 level until Battalion 28 arrived with a light haze of smoke. Moments later the Alarm was upgraded to a Code 4. No active fire was visible from the exterior. Companies at the scene were

Winetka: Engine Co. 28, Truck Co. 28. Battalion 28, 2801
Wilmette: Tower Co. 26, Battalion 26
Glencoe: Engine Co. 30
Northfield: Squad Co. 29, 2901
Glenview: Truck Co. 14
Highland Park: Engine Co. 32, Ambulance 32
Wilmette FD Truck 26

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Winnetka FD Battalion 28

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Winnetka FD Engine 28

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Glencoe FD Engine 30

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Highland Park FD Engine 32

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Glencoe FD Engine 30

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Northfield firefighters

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Highland Park firefighters

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