Posts Tagged video of firefighting operations

Working fire in Buffalo Grove, 9-6-14

This from Larry Shapiro:

Buffalo Grove firefighters were called to 1062 Harvard Lane in the early morning hours of September 6th for smoke in the house. The area had been hit hard earlier in the day by a fast moving storm that knocked out power to many homes including this one. Thick black smoke met the first arriving companies who quickly found a small fire in the basement, but not before the entire house was charged with smoke. Here are a few images and a short video from the scene.

smoke pushes from a house at night as firefighters prepare to enter

Larry Shapiro photo

smoke pushes from a house at night as firefighters prepare to enter

Larry Shapiro photo

smoke pushes from a house at night as firefighters prepare to enter

Larry Shapiro photo

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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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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire at 2917 W. Irving Park Road 3-10-14 (more)

A video from Steve Redick of the 2-11 Alarm fire at 2917 W. Irving Park Road.

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire at 2917 W. Irving Park Road 3-10-14 (more)

Some quick video clips from Steve Redick at the 2-11 Alarm fire on Irving Park Road.

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 1-26-14

Steve Redick took in a 2-11 Alarm fire last night at 5601 W Irving Park, having to contend with blowing snow and blistering cold conditions.

From the Chicago Tribune:

n extra-alarm fire in Portage Park left two people injured Sunday night.

The fire started after 8 p.m. in a restaurant on the first floor of a two-story building that has apartments on the second floor. Crews remained at the scene until after 11 p.m.

The two people injured suffered smoke inhalation and were taken to Our Lady of the Resurrection Hospital from the fire, at the corner of Central Avenue and Irving Park Road.

Police said the building was a total loss and everyone who lived there went to stay with relatives.

No firefighters were injured.

fire trucks at night fire scene with blowing snow

Steve Redick photo

fire trucks at night fire scene with blowing snow

Steve Redick photo

fire trucks at night fire scene with blowing snow

Steve Redick photo

fire trucks at night fire scene with blowing snow

Steve Redick photo

fire trucks at night fire scene with blowing snow

Steve Redick photo

fire trucks at night fire scene with blowing snow

Steve Redick photo

fire trucks at night fire scene with blowing snow

Steve Redick photo

fire trucks at night fire scene with blowing snow

Steve Redick photo

fire trucks at night fire scene with blowing snow

Steve Redick photo

fire trucks at night fire scene with blowing snow

Steve Redick photo

fire trucks at night fire scene with blowing snow

Steve Redick photo

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4-Alarm house fire in Wadsworth, 1-23-14 (pt 4)

Video by Larry Shapiro of Newport Township FPD’s 4-Alarm house fire in Wadsworth on Thursday.

A gallery with photos can be viewed HERE.

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2-Alarm commercial fire in Evanston, 12-29-13 (pt 3)

Steve Redick’s video from last night’s fire in Evanston.

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Prospect Heights Box Alarm, 11-21-13 (pt2)

Lengthy video from Thursday night’s house fire in Prospect Heights.

A gallery of photos is HERE.

This from Prospect Heights Deputy Chief Drew Smith (901) who worked as the interior chief at the fire:

Fire confined to second floor bedroom walk-in closet and office area. Closet was large enough to be its own room and office area was attached to walk-in closet. Multiple peaks of roof and vaulted and cathedral ceilings required extensive overhaul to check for fire spread. A total of five 1&3/4 hose lines were deployed:

Line 1 fire area inside closet

Line 2 fire area outside closet

Line 3 cover balance of second floor while ceiling opened to check for fire spread

Line 4 covered base of stair

Line 5 was used exterior

Terrain and a small stream to the west of this area made access to nearby Wheeling hydrants impractical. Long-distance LDH relay used. Normally, E9 would be attack pumper and E39 would start relay with a mutual-aid company extending the lay if necessary. Since AH E4 arrived first Squad 9 dropped its full bed then E39 finished the lay and pumped. We have a procedure for this, have used it many times, and it allowed us to obtain an ISO Class 3 even in our non-hydranted areas.

Due to the location of the house in relationship to the cul-de-sac (which has an island) and that the first engine and tankers could only get so far out of the way, Tower 12 could only access the roof at the A-B corner. Had there been much fire in the attic and roof areas we may have had a hard time with suppression.

Prospect Heights Fire Department fights house fire at 415 Cherry Creek Lane 11-21-13

This is the Box card (as actually filled).

Prospect Heights Fire Department fights house fire at 415 Cherry Creek Lane 11-21-13

Diagram of fire scene.

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Chicago 4-11 Alarm fire, 11-15-13 (pt 4)

Video by Larry Shapiro of the 4-11 Alarm Fire on Friday at 3106 W. Peterson Avenue in Chicago.

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4-Alarm house fire for Newport Township FPD 10-24-13 (more)

A video by Larry Shapiro from yesterday’s 4-Alarm house fire in Wadsworth.

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