Posts Tagged video of firefighting operations

Box Alarm for the house fire in Glencoe, 9-4-15

This from Larry Shapiro:

Glencoe firefighters were called to 986 Skokie Ridge Drive around 8:30PM on Friday night (9/4/15) for smoke in the house. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire on arrival and then to a Box Alarm for additional companies within 10 minutes. The fire was located in the basement and the walls at the rear of the house. There were no reported injuries. Here are some images and a brief video.

Pierce fire engine with hose off at night fire scene

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smoke from ranch house at night fire scene

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firemen climb ground ladder at house fire

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firemen at night fire scene with smoke

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firefighters at night fire scene with flash lights

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Pierce heavy rescue squad at night fire scene with light tower

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white fire engine at night fire scene with equipment

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Detached garage fire in Prospect Heights, 5-3-15

This from Larry Shapiro:

The Prospect Heights FD received multiple calls for a detached garage on fire at 240 E. Camp McDonald Road Sunday night (5/3/15). Flames could be seen from Station 9, less than a block away. The three-car, 1 1/2-story garage was fully-involved and was reported to have a 55-gallon drum of racing fuel and acetylene torches inside.

Engine 9 dropped two lines and Tanker 9 setup to nurse the engine. Engine 39 dropped a supply line to a hydrant approximately 1/3 of a mile away as Long Grove Tanker 55 arrived to continue nursing Engine 9. The bulk of the fire was knocked down quickly, and the other tankers were released from the staging area.

When I arrived the roof had collapsed and there was still some visible fire.

firemen pull hose from an engine at night

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firemen fight a garage fire

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firemen fight a garage fire

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fire department tenders nursing an engine

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Spartan fire engine at night scene

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firemen fight a garage fire

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Code 4 fire in Glencoe, 4-30-15 (more)

Video by Larry Shapiro from the fire in Glencoe (4/30/15)

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Garage fire in Wheeling, 3-17-15

This from Larry Shapiro:

Wheeling firefighters were called to 697 S. Merle for a fully-involved, detached garage fire. A header was visible while companies were en route and multiple 9-1-1 calls were received. The alarm was upgraded to the Code 4 for the working fire bringing mutual and auto-aid from Buffalo Grove, Prospect heights, Long Grove, and Arlington Heights.

Here are several images from the scene plus a video.

huge fire and flames from garage fire

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fireman gets ready to fight fully engulfed garage fire

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firemen with hose battle garage fire

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fireman with hose at fire scene

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fireman pulls large diameter (LDH) hoe off an engine

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fireman pulls large diameter (LDH) supply line to a hydrant

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fire gutted a detached garage

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Wheeling FD Luverne fire engine with lines off

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flames from detached garage on fire

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3-Alarm fire in Rolling Meadows, 3-4-15 (part 4)

Video from the fatal 3-Alarm fire in Rolling Meadows 3/4/15

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Chicago working fire, 11-14-14 (more)

This from Steve Redick of the Chicago Still Alarm at 5701 N Newcastle:

Arrived about 15 minutes into this job and was greeted with fire venting from the roof. Companies made the attic and hit the fire from below in pretty short order. Some items of interest … note the positioning of truck 55, some call this beaching … seemed to work very well here. Also note the ground ladder placement covering all sides of the structure. The images of squad 7 are of the same rig used in the show Chicago Fire. The 7 on the door looks like a good tape job to me and makes me think they’re gonna have this rig for a while. An interesting job in a normally very quiet area.

Steve

flames through roof of a house

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flames through roof of a house

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firemen on ladder with flames through roof

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firemen on ladder with flames through roof

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fire truck on scene with flames through roof of a house

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Chicago fire truck from the TV show Chicago Fire

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firemen place ladders to windows of house fire

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Chicago working fire, 11-14-14 (more)

This video from Steve Redick of the Chicago Still Alarm at 5701 N Newcastle

 

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Chicago Working fire, 11-14-14

Video from Dan Shevlin:

Chicago Fire Dept working fire at Hurlbut & Newcastle in Old Norwood Park

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 9-20-14 (more)

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 9-16-14

Dave Statter found this video from a fire yesterday at  9114 S. Brandon.

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