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As seen around … North Maine

Images from Tim Olk of the new engine for the North Maine FPD

Spartan ERV fire engine

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North Maine FPD decal

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fire engine law tag

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back of fire engine with chevron striping

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fire engine pump panel

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New engine for North Maine FPD

Images from Norm Johnson of the new SpartanERV engine that was delivered to the North maine FPD.

Spartan ERV fire engine

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Spartan ERV fire engine

Norm Johnson photo

Spartan ERV fire engine

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Spartan ERV fire engine

New fire engine for the North Maine FPD. Norm Johnson photo

Spartan ERV fire engine

Norm Johnson photo

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New engine for North Maine FPD

This from Norm Johnson:

Here’s 2 photos of a new SpartanERV pumper for the North Maine FPD.

I’ll have more after it’s lettered.

Thanks

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New Spartan ERV demo pumper being purchased by the North Maine FPD. Spartan ERV photo

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Down memory lane … North Maine FPD

These images are from the archives of Steve Redick

North Maine Fire Protection history

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North Maine Fire Protection history

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North Maine Fire Protection history

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North Maine Fire Protection history

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Glenview Box Alarm 11-3-12

The Glenview Fire Department responded to a report of smoke in the building in unincorporated Cook County at 3521 Central Road just before 10PM. Additional calls reported a fire in a third floor unit of the three-story apartment building and that a resident on the balcony might jump. Glenview Engine 7 was the first fire unit on the scene and found heavy fire pushing out of a third floor unit with a frantic tenant on the balcony. They upgraded the alarm to a box alarm.

As firefighters prepared for a rescue, they urged the occupant not to jump. Subsequently the resident escaped by climbing to the adjacent balcony and then dropping down one floor as firefighters were able to get a ground ladder in place.

The fire was knocked down quickly with some extension to the neighboring unit. Three Glenview engines were pumping at the scene and Truck 14 had their main to the roof. Mutual aid companies included Northfield Squad 29, North Maine Engine 1 and Battalion 1, Niles Engine, Ambulance, and Battalion 2, Morton Grove Engine 5 and Squad 4, Northbrook Truck 12, Wilmette Tower 26, and Mt. Prospect Engine 14.

Tim Olk and Larry Shapiro went to the scene but both arrived after the fire had been knocked down. A few images have been posted from the scene.

Glenview Fire Department fire engine pumping apartment fire 3521 Central Road

Glenview Engine 6 had a hydrant west of the fire building. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenview Fire Department apartment fire 3521 Central Road

Firefighters overhaul the balcony and mansard roof. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenview Fire Department apartment fire 3521 Central Road

Glenview and mutual aid companies overhaul from the roof. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenview Fire Department apartment fire 3521 Central Road

Wetting down in the void spaces above the adjoining unit. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenview Fire Department fire engine pumping apartment fire 3521 Central Road

Glenview Engine 13 was supplying Engine 7 closer to the fire unit. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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Box Alarm in Park Ridge 9-25-12

This from Steve Redick:

100 block of N Wisner Tuesday evening … apparently there were workers on the roof and they were reporting the fire. As I arrived the horns were being sounded to evacuate , and it sounds like all the searches had been completed. Fire was showing from the rear attic area … but due to the setting sun and access problems it was difficult to shoot. The tower ladder was put to work as well as some exterior handlines, and the exposures were well covered. I was able to finally see the North Maine rebuild, and Desplaines had the E1 (which I think may be a spare) working a large diameter supply line to Park Ridge. It was over pretty quick but caused a lot of damage and a good part of the roof was burned through. I have posted the video here.
house fire on Wisner in Park Ridge 9-25-12

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house fire on Wisner in Park Ridge 9-25-12 Engine 35

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house fire on Wisner in Park Ridge 9-25-12 DesPlaines fire engine

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house fire on Wisner in Park Ridge 9-25-12

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house fire on Wisner in Park Ridge 9-25-12

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house fire on Wisner in Park Ridge 9-25-12

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house fire on Wisner in Park Ridge 9-25-12

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house fire on Wisner in Park Ridge 9-25-12

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house fire on Wisner in Park Ridge 9-25-12

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Park Ridge Box Alarm 8-4-12

Severe storms passed through the city and suburbs late in the afternoon on Saturday keeping many fire departments busy. Park Ridge and North Maine units were picking up from a storm related call shortly after 5PM when a call was received reporting smoke from a house next door to another home with a gas leak. North Maine Engine 1 was first on the scene at 110 N. Home Avenue and reported smoke showing from two sides of a large two-story modern home. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire shortly after the first units arrived.

house fire on Home Avenue in Park Ridge IL 8-4-12

Firefighters from Morton Grove Squad 4 work on the roof providing vertical ventilation. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire on Home Avenue in Park Ridge IL 8-4-12

Park Ridge Tower Ladder 36 with ladder to the roof as light smoke vents from the attic. Larry Shapiro photo

Units on the still alarm were Park Ridge with an engine, tower, two ambulances and the battalion chief, Niles Ambulance 3,  plus North Maine Engine 1 and Battalion 1. The Code 4 brought Niles Truck 2, DesPlaines Engine 62, Glenview Engine 7, Lincolnwood Ambulance 15,  tower 158 from Rosemont, plus Squad 4 from Morton Grove.

Park Ridge Fire Department house fire on Home Avenue 8-4-12

Fire burns briefly through a hole in the roof as firefighters in the bucket stand by. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire on Home Avenue in Park Ridge IL 8-4-12

Firefighters on the roof finish cutting several vent holes. Larry Shapiro photo

Companies entered the house and found clear conditions on the second floor until they opened the scuttle to the attic. They encountered high heat, heavy smoke, and active fire. Portions of the attic were finished with a plywood floor which hampered efforts to gain access to parts of the attic from some of the second floor rooms.

house fire on Home Avenue in Park Ridge IL 8-4-12

Fire was in the attic of this large two-story house at 110 N. Home Avenue in Park Ridge. Larry Shapiro photo

Two lines were used in the house and multiple holes were cut in the roof. The high humidity and extensive interior work necessitated an upgrade to a Box Alarm for relief companies. This brought engines from River Grove, Norwood Park, and Wheeling, a tower from Mt. Prospect, a squad from Skokie, an ambulance from Buffalo Grove, and Des Plaines Battalion 9. The fire was struck out around 6:30PM.

house fire on Home Avenue in Park Ridge IL 8-4-12

North Maine Engine 1 was the first unit on the scene and had two lines off. Larry Shapiro photo

Larry Shapiro went to the scene and submitted several images.

house fire on Home Avenue in Park Ridge IL 8-4-12

Park Ridge Engine 35 was the second engine to arrive. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire on Home Avenue in Park Ridge IL 8-4-12

Norwood Park’s new Engine 101 was parked on Touhy. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire on Home Avenue in Park Ridge IL 8-4-12

Mount Prospect Tower 13 came in on the Box Alarm. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire on Home Avenue in Park Ridge IL 8-4-12

Glenview Engine 7 was due on the Code 4 and Wheeling Engine 23 came in on the Box Alarm. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire on Home Avenue in Park Ridge IL 8-4-12

Niles Truck 2 was staged behind the Park Ridge tower ladder. Larry Shapiro photo

 

A gallery with more images can be found HERE.

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Niles puts ‘new’ used truck in service

Niles Fire Department Truck 2 is now running with the 1997 Pierce 105′ Quint that was purchased by the department last year. After a series of repairs and upgrades, the X-Trotwood, OH truck which was mentioned HERE is replacing the 75′ Quint 2 (X-North Maine FPD) which returns to reserve status.

Niles Fire Department Pierce Lance quint Trotwood Fire Department

Niles Truck 2 is running with this 1997 Pierce Lance 105' rear mount quint. It has a 1,500-GPM pump with a 300-gallon water tank and carries Pierce job #EB201. Larry Shapiro photo

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Fire Department Open House

The following fire departments are hosting their annual open house on Saturday, September 24.

  • Buffalo Grove
Join the Buffalo Grove Fire Department for their Annual Open House. The event will be at Station 26, 1051 Highland Grove drive from 10AM – 2PM.
  • junior firefighting challenge
  • fire extinguisher demonstration
  • house of hazards
  • puppet shows
  • vehicle demonstration demonstration
  • fire equipment and vehicle displays
  • junior fire pole
  • hot dogs and chili
For more information call 847-520-1522.
  • North Maine FPD

The event is at the fire station, 9301 Potter Road, in unincorporated Maine Township, and will run from 11AM-3PM.  Various municipal agencies will host displays and the MESS Canteen will serve hot dogs, chips and refreshments.

Highlights include:

  • a presentation by the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Canine Unit
  • a side-by-side burn unit demonstration which shows how residential fire sprinklers save lives
  • an auto extrication
  • a Kids Corner sponsored by Home Depot.

The open house commemorates 42 years of service to the area. For information, call 847-297-5020.

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9/11 remembrance ceremony – North Maine FPD

The North Maine Fire Protection District received a section of steel from the World Trade Center wreckage and unveiled it on Sunday at a memorial service commemorating the 10th anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks to date on US soil. The artifact was incorporated into an existing 9/11 memorial in the Ridgewood Cemetery on Milwaukee Avenue.

Tim  Olk attended the event and submitted these images.

North Maine Fire Protection District 9/11 memorial ceremony world trade center steel

Members of the North maine FPD honor guard stand by the department's 9/11 memorial which was unveiled at a ceremony on Sunday. Tim Olk photo

North Maine Fire Protection District 9/11 memorial ceremony world trade center steel

The 9/11 memorial which features a section of steel from the World Trade Center collapse was incorporated into an existing 9/11 memorial that features granite benches along a lake providing an area for quiet reflection. Tim Olk photo

A gallery with more images can be viewed HERE.

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