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Working fire in Morton Grove, 8-28-14 (more)

Larry Shapiro has a video from the Morton Grove house fire last week.

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Multi-vehicle, multi-victim MVA in Wheeling 3-28-13 (pt 2)

This from Deputy Chief Drew Smith with regards to the multi-vehilce accident last week on Palatine Road:

Prospect Heights and Wheeling FDs have a joint response for incidents on Palatine Road. A unified command structure ensures a timely response regardless of jurisdiction. For the entire three miles that the junior expressway (IDOT term) runs east-west it goes in and out of the two towns sometimes in one, then the other, or it serves as the border. There are also four bridges and only three interchanges where access can be gained. When RED Center receives a 9-1-1 call of an incident, a dual response is dispatched with each department approaching the scene from opposite directions. This is to ensure that should traffic prevent access from one direction, the other companies can get to the crash quickly. Once one company is on scene, the location can be verified and the appropriate apparatus can continue in or be returned. When reported as a pin-in, the additional extrication companies are to stage before entering Palatine Road and wait for the first company to verify where to approach from. I have attached a map showing the three grids and where companies approach from.

Grid 923

Grid 3923

Grid 3924

Companies

Entry Point

Companies

Entry Point

Companies

Entry Point

A9, E9

A23, E23

Schoenbeck

Wheeling Rd.

A9, E39

A23, E23

Wolf Rd.

Wheeling Rd.

A9, E39

A24, E24

Wolf Rd.

Milwaukee Ave.

For a pin-in add PH E39 or Sq. 9 and Wheeling E24 and the Wheeling squad or truck plus PH and Wheeling chiefs.

 

Prospect Heights FPD grid map for Palatine Road

Prospect Heights FPD nS Wheeling FD grid map for Palatine Road joint responses.

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Chicago 5-11 Alarm + 2 Specials 1-22-13 (pt15)

Possibly the last in a series of posts about the 5-11 Alarm fire with 2 special alarms on Tuesday, January 22nd at 3757 S. Ashland Avenue, Larry Shapiro has uploaded a somewhat lengthy video chronicling early stages of demolition. The video was created on Friday, January 25th, three days after the fire. Much of the building was encased in ice which brought onlookers and photographers from throughout the Chicago area to the scene. Many images have been posted earlier,HEREHEREHERE and HERE.

The building reportedly has two basement levels that are inaccessible due to the interior collapse of the upper floors. Fire was still burning under the debris in many parts of the collapsed building. Fire companies were at the scene each day and most nights.

 

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Chicago 5-11 Alarm Fire 9-30-12 (update 7)

At long last, Larry Shapiro has completed his epic length video compressing nine hours of coverage at Sunday’s 5-11 Alarm fire at 2620 W. Nelson into a mere 32 minutes.

 

More coverage of the fire is HEREHEREHEREHEREHERE, and HERE.

A photo gallery of images can be viewed HERE.

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