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Working fire in Chicago, 7-24-17

This from Steve Redick:

9737 Farragut. This is I believe technically Chicago, but Rosemont arrived initially. Seemed to be an auto fire inside a repair business. Chicago units were initially returned but then responded back to the scene.
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firefighters on roof with smoke

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Rosemont FD Engine 156

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firefighters at commercial building fire

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firefighters at commercial building fire

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firefighters at commercial building fire

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firefighters at commercial building fire

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firefighters at commercial building fire

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firefighters at commercial building fire

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Rosemont FD Engine 156

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Des Plaines FD Truck 61

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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Chicago FD Engine 86

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Chicago FD Squad 7

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Chicago FD Truck 9

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Rosemont FD Squad 159

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New ambulance for Rosemont

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

Brand new custom Horton Conversion on a Ford F550 chassis

Rosemont Public Safety ambulance

New ambulance for Rosemont Public Safety. Foster Coach Sales photo

new ambulance delivery

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new ambulance interior

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Rosemont Fire Department history

Rosemont Snorkels

Ford Pierce 65' Pitman Snorkel

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Ford Pierce 65' Pitman Snorkel

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Ford Pierce 65' Pitman Snorkel at work

Des Plaines Theater fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Spartan E-ONE 85' Snorkel

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New ambulance for Rosemont

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

Brand new Horton conversion on a Ford F450 chassis

 

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New Ford/Horton Type I ambulance for Rosemont. Foster Coach Sales photo

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Radio traffic from overturned tanker near Rosemont, 5/31/15

This from Steve Redick:

This occurred after midnight on the morning of May 31, on EB 190 at the 294 interchange. A tanker truck overturned and was really rolling, sounds like due to construction.  No one could get near it. I think they tried to hit it from a school in the gated area of Rosemont at 6101 Ruby. I listened to this but did not really get the impression this was a big deal. Even if I went I don’t imagine I could have gotten anywhere near this. Anyway here is the radio traffic.

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Rosemont car fire

This from Dan McInerney:

I took this in on the way home from work the other day. It was on the ramp that connects the westbound Kennedy to the northbound Tri-State tollway, just south of the toll plaza. Its always nice to see Rosemont’s rigs on the move with their Roto-Rays operating.

 

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Pierce Quantum fire trucks

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firemen extinguish car fire

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firemen extinguish car fire

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Rosemont Public Safety Department

The Daily Herald has an article about changes in the Rosemont Public Safety Department.

Rosemont’s public safety department is being restructured following the recent retirement of its longtime top cop.

Former Superintendent of Public Safety Donald E. Stephens II, who stepped down in February, oversaw a department that is responsible for providing both police and fire services throughout town. While there’s only some 4,200 residents in Rosemont, the village is home to a bustling entertainment district, convention center, theater and arena.

Now his son, Donald E. Stephens III, takes over as head of the department, though he will retain his old title — chief of public safety.

Under the reorganization approved by the village board Wednesday, three deputy chiefs will report to Stephens III. Deputy Chief John Aichinger heads the Bureau of Administration; Deputy Chief Kevin Kukulka heads the Bureau of Patrol; and Deputy Chief William Schuster heads the Bureau of Fire Suppression.

The organizational structure follows with commanders, lieutenants, sergeants, public safety officers, civilian staff such as dispatchers, and auxiliary officers.

The department includes 80 full-time sworn officers and another 120 security specialists, often retired Rosemont officers who provide security at the Allstate Arena and Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Stephens III said sworn personnel are cross-trained in police, fire and emergency medical services, though officers receive their assignments to either police or fire/EMS.

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Working fire in Chicago, 4-17-14

This from Steve Redick:

I was able to attend an unusual incident last night. There is a small area that belongs to Chicago, that lies along Foster ave west of River rd, adjacent to O’Hare Field. This is much closer to Rosemont and Schiller Park, yet it belongs to CFD. It isn’t really a good run for either the airport companies nor engine 11. Sort of a no-man’s land. Rosemont responded to smoke in the area, as well as Schiller Park , Desplaines, and Park Ridge. CFD was notified as well. Arriving units found a well-involved tour/party type bus inside an industrial building. Park Ridge, due on auto-aide, used a deck gun to hit the bulk of the fire. Chicago companies arrived and worked in concert with all the suburban units. Another interesting aspect to this was that MVU (924) was used. This rig lives at O’Hare Field and most of us fire fan types have never actually had a chance to see the unit in operation. I also took a photo or two of the various municipality street signs at each end of the block. They used suburban style hydrants, but I think I heard the sprinkler connections on the fire building were Chicago threads. All in all a “once in a billion years” kinda deal.

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mobile ventilation unit at fire scene

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mobile ventilation unit at fire scene

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Rosemont street signs

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fire engine at night fire scene

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Chicago street signs

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Rosemont Public Safety updates

This from Kevin Griffin:

Rosemont FD has repainted their station 1 and switched units around. At Station 1 is Tower 158, Engines 156 and 154, Ambulance 168, Battalion 13, plus the swat unit. At Station 2 is Engine 155 and 3 other ambulances but i don’t know which one they got rid off. Truck 157 and the squad i am pretty sure are gone as well

 

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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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