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O’Hare Airport Disaster Drill – update

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. submitted several images depicting the Chicago Fire Department personnel at work during Saturday’s disaster drill at O’Hare.

Chicago Fire Department disaster drill at O'Hare Airport

The drill took place behind the International Terminal at O'Hare and included a portable aircraft training prop that was on fire along with several portable free standing burn devices. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago Fire Department disaster drill at O'Hare Airport

ARFF 6-5-3 works to extinguish the aircraft fire behind the International Terminal. The United Airlines plane in the background was also used in the drill scenario. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago Fire Department disaster drill at O'Hare Airport

Firefighters and EMS personnel put together the triage area with portable tents and colored tarps corresponding to the injury classification assigned to each victim. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago Fire Department disaster drill at O'Hare Airport

Firefighters carry a patient to the triage area as they walk among an area littered with additional victims. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago Fire Department disaster drill at O'Hare Airport

Firefighters bring critically injured patients to the triage section for 'red' coded victims. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

Chicago Fire Department disaster drill at O'Hare Airport

Chicago Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff looks in on EMS personnel at one of the triage tents with several victims. Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

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O’Hare Airport Disaster Drill

The Chicago Fire Department conducted their annual disaster drill on Saturday at O’Hare Airport. The Chicago Tribune has an article HERE.

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. was on the field and submitted several images of specialized CFD apparatus.

Chicago Fire Department 5-3-1

photo by Gordon J. Nord, Jr.

Chicago Fire Department Engine 10R

photo by Gordon J. Nord, Jr.

Chicago Fire Department 8-8-11 Oxygen Therapy Bus

photo by Gordon J. Nord, Jr.

Chicago Fire Department 8-8-1 Mass Casualty Bus

photo by Gordon J. Nord, Jr.

Chicago Fire department MVU 9-2-4

photo by Gordon J. Nord, Jr.

Chicago Fire Department Mobile Ventilation Unit 9-2-4

photo by Gordon J. Nord, Jr.

A large gallery with CFD apparatus photos can be found HERE.

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Chicago haz mat 5-1-2 moves to O’Hare

The Chicago Fire Department issued an order today which relocates Haz Mat 5-1-2 from Engine 60′s house to Rescue 1 at O’Hare Airport effective January 13th 2011.

Chicago Fire Department Haz Mat 5-1-2 512 American LaFrance

Chicago Fire Department Haz Mat 512 patch

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O’Hare ARFF deliveries

Yesterday we posted photos of 6-5-3 and 6-5-5 being delivered to O’Hare. Evidently we missed one. Here’s a shot of 6-5-6 which also arrived at O’Hare for a total of three new 3,000-gallon Oshkosh Striker ARFFs.

Chicago Fire Department O'Hare Airport Oshkosh Striker 3000 ARFF

6-5-6 was the third of three new Oshkosh Striker 3000 ARFFs that was delivered last week to O'Hare Airport. This unit features an extendable and elevated piercing nozzle.

It appears since these three units were delivered over a week ago, two have gone back to Oshkosh to address a punch list of items that required attention.

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New ARFFs delivered to O’Hare

We received several delivery photos of 6-5-3 and 6-5-5 arriving at the O’Hare Fleet Service garage last week.

Chicago Fire Department O'Hare Airport Oshkosh Striker ARFF unit

6-5-3 was delivered to O'Hare Airport last week.

Chicago Fire Department O'Hare Airport Oshkosh Striker ARFF unit

6-5-5 was also delivered to O'Hare. Both units are 2010 Oshkosh Striker 3000 models.

Chicago Fire Department O'Hare Airport Oshkosh Striker ARFF unit

The Striker units were driven from Oshkosh, Wisconsin on these drop-deck lowboy trailers.

Chicago Fire Department O'Hare Airport Oshkosh Striker ARFF unit

6-5-3 is a 2010 Oshkosh Striker 3000

Chicago Fire Department O'Hare Airport Oshkosh Striker ARFF unit

6-5-5 is shown insdie the garage with a spare ArFF and the spare O'Hare engine visible

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