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Wheeling house fire 1-14-11

The Wheeling Fire Department received calls reporting a house fire in the 100 block of Manchester Drive West around 7:30PM this evening. First arriving companies reported a well involved attached garage at 115 Manchester and upgraded the response to a Code 4. This brought mutual aid from Northbrook, Lincolnshire, Buffalo Grove, and Arlington Heights. At the time of the fire, some Wheeling companies were committed elsewhere resulting in fewer companies on the initial alarm. Companies made a quick hit on the garage fire that extended slightly into the attic, but they kept it from doing much serious damage to the house.

Larry Shapiro and Tim Olk were on the scene. Larry submitted these images and a complete gallery can be seen HERE.

Wheeling FIre Department house fire at 115 Manchester Drive West 1-14-11

Smoke escapes through the living room window of the ranch house in Wheeling. Larry Shapiro photo

Wheeling FIre Department house fire at 115 Manchester Drive West 1-14-11 Spartan Crimson

Wheeling Engine 23 was the still engine to the fire. Firefighters took both pre-connects and a 2.5" off the rear. Larry Shapiro photo

Wheeling Fire Department house fire at 115 Manchester Drive West 1-14-11

Wheeling Tower 42, a 1994 100' Sutphen mid-mount tower ladder setup in front of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

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Country Club Hills fire 1-14-11

Country Club Hills companies were dispatched for a structure fire today around noon at 4841 W. 173rd Street. They received  a report of an occupant trapped on the roof.  Upon arrival, 1st companies found heavy smoke from the one-story, 40×40 frame, commercial/office building.  The occupant reported trapped was off of the roof prior to the arrival of fire department units and suffered minor burns. This was a Full Still Alarm  plus a MABAS Box Alarm for tankers.

MABAS Division 24 Tanker Box #2410 was requested as a precautionary measure since companies had to lead out almost two blocks to the nearest hydrant.  The fire was under control in roughly 30 minutes. Mutual aid companies came from Oak Forest, Tinley Park, Flossmoor, Markham, Midlothian, and Hazel Crest.

Karl Klotz provided the report and photos. He has a complete gallery HERE.

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street

Country Club Hills FD Truck 1145, a 104' tower ladder, was setup at the fire today on 173rd Street. Karl Klotz photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street

A view from the rear of the building shows patches of fire along the roof in the 'C' sector. Karl Klotz photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street Crimson

Country Club Hills Engine 1120 is supplying two hand lines to companies advancing on the fire. Karl Klotz photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street

After companies vent the roof of the building, heavy smoke is able to escape which improves conditions for the interior companies. Karl Klotz photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street

Oak Forest Assistant Chief Charlie Sopko was assigned to the 'A' Sector. Karl Klotz photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street

Oak Forest firefighters emerge after performing a primary search of the building. Karl Klotz photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street

Hazel Crest Truck 1220, a 1997 Pierce Lance 105' rear mount quint, in the parking lot near the building. Karl Klotz photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street

Country Club Hills Engine 1120, was built in 2007 by Crimson on a Spartan Gladiator chassis with an Evolution trim package. This engine has a 1500-GPM pump, and a 500-gallon water tank in addition to a 30-gallon foam tank. Both pre-connects have been pulled as well as a bed of 5-inch hose for the long lead out of the supply line. Karl Klotz photo

Country Club Hills Fire Department fire on 173rd Street

Truck 1145 was delivered in 2008 by HME. The chassis is an HME Spectr and the 104' tower ladder is by RK Aerials. Karl Klotz photo

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Chicago new apparatus assignments – update

We have additional information that the 4th new Spartan/Crimson 103′ aerial will be assigned to Truck 56. We have images of two of the new trucks without company numbers applied – these are E337 & E338, both of which are designated as ALS companies.

Chicago Fire Department Spartan Crimson 103' aerial ladder

New Chicago Spartan/Crimson 103' aerial awaiting assignment carrying shop number E337.

Chicago Fire Department Spartan Crimson 103' aerial ladder

New Chicago Spartan/Crimson 103' RM ALS truck (#E338) awaiting assignment.

Chicago Fire Department Spartan Crimson 103' aerial ladder

Chicago aerials E337 & E338 prior to receiving their assignments for service.

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Chicago new apparatus assignments

The latest information that we have is that three Spartan/Crimson 103′ trucks and one Spartan/Crimson high pressure engine are at Throop Street being readied for delivery. The trucks reportedly (nothing is certain until they are actually delivered) are for Trucks 9, 31, and 51. The engine is reported to be for Engine 60. There is another engine and truck being shown in progress on the Crimson website.

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Chicago Still on 106th Street

Chicago firefighters responded to a residential fire today at 309 W. 106th Street. Engine 93 was the first engine on the scene and had fire from the first floor of a two-story frame. Companies ventilated the roof and had a quick knockdown. Dennis McGuire, Jr. took in the fire but arrived after the fire was out. He submitted a few images from the scene.

Chicago Fire Department house fire 106th Street

Firefighters from Truck 27 on the roof after completing vertical ventilation. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago Fire Department house fire 106th Street engine 93

Chicago Engine 93 was the still engine to the fire at 309 W. 106th Street. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago Fire Department house fire 106th Street

Truck 27 was the first truck on the scene and was spotted on the parkway underneath the large trees to make the peak of the roof. The E-ONE 100' rear mount that they were running with is a spare truck (E-256). Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago Fire Department house fire 106th Street

Engine 93, with their 2005 Spartan, Crimson engine (D-627) had a hydrant just past the building in Sector 1. Truck 27 is visible in the background. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Industrial fire in Wheeling 12-19

Wheeling responded to an automatic alarm Sunday evening and found smoke emanating from the industrial facility at 301 W. Hintz Road. The source was a machine in the rear of the building. Wheeling was assisted by Prospect Heights, Buffalo Grove and Glenview. The fire was extinguished in short order with a hand line and the sprinkler system.

Wheeling industrial fire 12-19-10

Wheeling Tower 42 accesses the roof of the building to check for extension and assist with ventilation as smoke escapes from the overhead door. Larry Shapiro photo

Wheeling industrial fire 12-19-10 Spartan Crimson engine

Wheeling Engine 24, a Spartan/Crimson, was due on the Code 4 upgrade. They lead out to a hydrant and supplied the sprinkler system. Larry Shapiro photo

Wheeling industrial fire 12-19-10

Another shot of Engine 24 at the sprinkler connection. Larry Shapiro photo

Wheeling industrial fire 12-19-10 Sutphen engine

Engine 42, running as Engine 23, was the still engine located half a block away from the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Wheeling industrial fire 12-19-10 Buffalo Grove Ferrara tower ladder

Buffalo Grove Tower 25 was due on the Code 4 and setup in the rear of the building. Larry Shapiro photo

Wheeling industrial fire 12-19-10 Prospect Heights Alexis engine

Prospect Heights Engine 39, built by Alexis on an American LaFrance Eagle chassis was due automatic aid on the initial alarm. Larry Shapiro photo

Wheeling industrial fire 12-19-10

Large fans were used at the receiving dock to pull smoke out of the factory. Larry Shapiro photo

More photos can be seen HERE.

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Chicago Still and Box 12-18

Steve Redick took in a Still and Box on Saturday at Taylor and Western about 6AM. Steve said that the report sounded good and that they were backing the snorkel into position when he arrived. Temperatures were in the single digits and after they some ceiling down and it was soon over. Here are several images.

Chicago Fire Department Still and Box Taylor and Western

Members from Squad 1 back the Snorkel into place in sector 1 on Taylor Street. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department Still and Box Taylor and Western

Chicago Engine 26 (D615) a 2003 Spartan/Crimson was the second engine due to this fire. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department Still and Box Taylor and Western

In the wintertime, companies have to be prepared to relocate to another hydrant in the event that the closest hydrant is frozen. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department Still and Box Taylor and Western

Engine 107 was first due to this fire. Behind the engine is Squad 1 and Truck 7. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department Still and Box Taylor and Western

Several hand lines were deployed in the rear of the building. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department Still and Box Taylor and Western

This shot from the rear shows the fire damage to the rear porch area on the third floor. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department Still and Box Taylor and Western

Truck 7 was the first due truck and went to the roof of the building. Steve Redick photo

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Stickney Box Alarm

The Stickney Fire Department had a box alarm this afternoon at 4125 Oak Park Avenue. Josh Boyajian sent this image of Engine 1201 pumping at the scene. The engine is a 2007 HME/Ahrens Fox 1250/1000/30 TM. Truck 1204, a 1997 Spartan Gladiator, 3D 1250/500, Aerial Innovations 105′ rear mount aerial can be seen in the background.

Stickney Fire Department house fire Dec 17, 2010

Stickney Engine 1201 and truck 1204 on the scene of the box alarm fire at 4125 Oak Park Avenue. Josh Boyajian photo

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Leyden 3-11 (part 2)

Additional images from the Leyden Township 3-11 yesterday submitted by Steve Redick, Jeff Rudolph, and Larry Shapiro.

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

Flames are visible from a vantage on the east side of the fire after the roof was in. Jeff Rudolph photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

Westchester's E-ONE Cyclone aerial is set up with an elevated master stream at the east side of the 'A' sector. Jeff Rudolph photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

Northlake Engine 808 is positioned on the street and awaits water from an in-line operation. Jeff Rudolph photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

Another shot from the front of the address showing Westchester's master stream. Larry Shapiro photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

Elmwood Park firefighters carry a 5-inch line to Northlake Engine 808. The Elmwood Park engine is making it's way further west on Grand Avenue to find a hydrant down the street. Steve Redick photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

Leyden Quint 133 is operating on the west side of the driveway with an elevated master stream and several hand lines. Larry Shapiro photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

Firefighters work a handline at the rear of the building. Jeff Rudolph photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

An overview of the western exposure of the fire building from the vacant lot next door. Steve Redick photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club

Bensenville firefighters pull hose from Engine 89 to put additional hand lines into operation to hit the many hot spots throughout the ruins. Larry Shapiro photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club River Grove engine

River Grove Engine 565, a Pierce Saber, is pumping in-line to Bensenville Engine 89 in the rear sector. Steve Redick photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club Bensenville Fire District Engine 89

Bensenville Engine 89, a 2002 Pierce Lance, is supplying several hand lines in the 'C' sector. Larry Shapiro photo

Leyden TWP FPD 3-11 All Stars Gentlemens Club Stone Park Quest Engine

Stone Park Engine 908, is the only E-ONE Quest engine in MABAS Division 20. It is on a hydrant east of the fire scene on Grand Avenue. Jeff Rudolph photo

A gallery of Steve Redick’s images can be seen HERE.

A gallery of Larry Shapiro’s images can be seen HERE.

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Chicago High-Rise Still & Box 12/7

Dam McInerney took in the Still & Box/EMS Plan I in the high-rise at 4800 S. Lake Park yesterday. There was a fire in one apartment on the 9th floor of a 25-story building that measured 50×250. Engine 45 laid two lines to charge the standpipe system. One line off the interior standpipe was used to fight the fire.

Chicago Fire 4800 S. Dolton house fire 2-11 140th street Park

Broken windows on the 9th floor of this 25-story building show the location of the fire unit. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department Still & Box 4800 S. Lake Park

Engine 63 is a 2005 Spartan/Crimson engine staged at the scene. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department engine 63

The high-rise hose packs from the engine consist of 50' lengths of 2-1/2" hose with a smoothbore nozzle at the end. The nozzle has a spin down attachment at the end of it where 1-3/4" hose can be attached. This is the same nozzle that they use on their leader lines. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department Still & Box at 4800 S Lake Park Engine 16

Engine 16 was on the scene with their 2002 Spartan/Luverne engine (D606). Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department truck 16

Truck 16 staged. This is a 2002 Pierce Dash 100' rear mount (E312). Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department Truck 30

Detail of the graphics on Truck 30. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department Tower Ladder 37

The company of Tower 37 stands by their rig which is a 1996, HME/LTI 100' rear mount (EE281). Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department standpipe connection

Engine 45 laid two lines to charge the standpipe system of the building. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department hydrant pump

The engineer from Engine 45 uses a hydrant pump to drain the water from the hydrant. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department command van 273 2-7-3

Command Van 2-7-3 responded to the scene as the mobile command post. Dan McInerney photo

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