Posts Tagged RescueVac Inc

Worker trapped in trench in Niles 7-19-14 (pt 6)

Final post on the TRT Box Alarm on Saturday for the trench rescue in Niles. Images and video from Larry Shapiro.

MABAS Division 3 Rescue squad

Larry Shapiro photo

Lin Mar Towing century rotator heavy wrecker on a Kenworth chassis

Lin Mar Towing. Larry Shapiro photo

Skokie FD Utility 17

Skokie Utility 17. Larry Shapiro photo

Evanston Fire Department Squad 21

Evanston Squad 21. Larry Shapiro photo

a hole where a man was trapped by a cave-in

The trench where the worker was trapped. Larry Shapiro photo

a hole where a man was trapped by a cave-in

Shoring of the trench by the technical rescue team. Larry Shapiro photo

sewer vac used to help rescue man trapped in a hole

Northfield Public Works sewer vac. Larry Shapiro photo

firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

Larry Shapiro photo

firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

Patient is loaded onto a gurney. Larry Shapiro photo

firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

Larry Shapiro photo

firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

Larry Shapiro photo

firemen use a rescue vac to rescue worker trapped in a trench

Rescue Vac attachment used to control the sewer vac. Larry Shapiro photo

firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

Larry Shapiro photo

firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

Larry Shapiro photo

firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

Larry Shapiro photo

firemen use a sewer vac to rescue worker trapped in a trench

Larry Shapiro photo

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CFD site updates

There are many CFD photos waiting to be updated on the site, and as time permits they will all find their place. Several images have been updated now:

  • Dan McInerney submitted a new image of Engine 29‘s house
  • Bill Freidrich updated the photo of High-Rise unit 6-4-16 at Engine 18’s house which was discussed in several earlier comments
Chicago Fire Department High-Rise Unit 6-4-16

This 2007 Ford E-350/Supreme Body unit is the current piece for 6-4-16, the High-Rise Unit. Bill Friedrich photo

  • Bill Friedrich and Hank Sajovic both provided images of 5-2-4, the converted sewer vac that was obtained from Streets & Sanitation last year
Chicago Fire Department RescueVac 5-2-4

On display last week at the Chicago muster was 5-2-4. This was built in 1994 by Vac-Con for the Department of Streets and Sanitation on a Ford L-8000 chassis. Last year it was obtained by the CFD and updated by RescueVac Inc. for emergency trench rescues. Hank Sajovic photo

Chicago Fire Department RescueVac 5-2-4

A rear view showing the tank assembly of 5-2-4 which carries CFD shop #G-575. Hank Sajovic photo

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CFD Rescue Vac goes in service

On December 6th of last year, The Chicago Fire Department issued an administrative order adding a new tool to the arsenal of the Special Operations Division. Rescue Vac Unit 5-2-4 was established as a new CFD asset. Assigned to the Special Operations facility at 39th and Honore, 5-2-4 is an X-Streets and Sanitation sewer vac truck that many may have seen displayed last summer for the International Fire Chief’s Association trade show at McCormick Place. It is on an LN Series Ford chassis and has been modified by Rescue Vac¬†Systems, a local company that upgrades the equipment for emergency rescue operations. ¬†5-2-4 will respond to city-wide trench rescue incidents and will be available for suburban trench rescues through the MABAS Box Alarm System.

Chicago Fire Department Rescue Vac 524 5-2-4 sewer vac

Chicago Rescue Vac Unit 5-2-4 shown here on display last August at the Fire Rescue International Trade Show at McCormick Place. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department Rescue Vac Unit 5-2-4

The Chicago Fire Department made modifications to this sewer vac truck that previously saw service with the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation. Larry Shapiro photo

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