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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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Code 4 fire in Glencoe, 4-30-15

Glencoe was called to the construction site at 328 Tudor Court for a fire on the roof. Several pallets of styrofoam were burning which produced an impressive header with a good amount of smoke. Northfield and Winnetka had ladders to the roof with hand lines. Glencoe and Northfield were on hydrants. Wilmette dropped hose and made a hydrant but did not end up supplying water.

Highwood and Highland Park were also at the scene. One construction worker was transported by Glenview Ambulance 6 to Highland Park Hospital.

Pierce Saber fire engine at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

heavy smoke from roof at construction site

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Smeal quint at fire scene

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E-ONE e-MAX fire engine at fire scene

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fireman pulls hose at fire scene

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fireman on aerial ladder with dark smoke

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fire truck seen through smoke

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Pierce Impel fire engine hooked to hydrant

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aerial fire truck deployed on jacks

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fireman climbing aerial ladder

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firemen after battling a fire

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Winnetka Box Alarm 11-15-12 (updated)

The Winnetka Fire Department responded to a home in the 800 block of Bryant Avenue before 4AM and found a basement fire in a house that was being renovated. The fire burned through the first floor in several areas and traveled through the walls to the second floor. The Code 3 alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 and then to a Box Alarm at 4:30.

Tim Olk was at the scene early and submitted several images. Larry Shapiro arrived much later and submitted several images as well.

Companies on the scene included engines from Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, and Evanston. Ambulances were from Winnetka and Wilmette. Trucks responded from Winnetka, Northfield, Highwood, Glenview, and Skokie. Morton Grove Squad 4 was at the scene along with chief officers from Winnetka, Wilmette, Northbrook, Northfield, and Glenview.

house fire in Winnetka at 827 Bryant Avenue 11-15-12

Fire from the basement is visible through the kitchen window as firefighters use a hand line through the window well. Tim Olk photo

house fire in Winnetka at 827 Bryant Avenue 11-15-12

The first floor is charged with smoke after firefighters are withdrawn from the interior attack. Tim Olk photo

house fire in Winnetka at 827 Bryant Avenue 11-15-12

Winnetka firefighters use a hand line from the backyard into the kitchen area of the house. Tm Olk photo

house fire in Winnetka at 827 Bryant Avenue 11-15-12

Northfield Truck 29 and Glenview Truck 14 had their aerials set in the event that the fire spread. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire in Winnetka at 827 Bryant Avenue 11-15-12

Glenview Truck 14 backed into the driveway to be able to get the ladder tip through the trees and over the top of the roof. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire in Winnetka at 827 Bryant Avenue 11-15-12

The large home had been undergoing renovation which was near completion. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire in Winnetka at 827 Bryant Avenue 11-15-12

A door has been placed over a section of the first floor that was burned through from the fire in the basement. Larry Shapiro photo

house fire in Winnetka at 827 Bryant Avenue 11-15-12

Heavy damage was evident in the kitchen area directly above the area of origin. Much of the floor has burned through. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery with more images is HERE and also HERE.

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Winnetka updates their apparatus

Winnetka Fire Department decal

The Winnetka Fire Department in MABAS Division 3 has placed their new quint into service which ushers in a new look for the department. The 2010 Smeal was delivered with a black roof and the department designed a new door seal. The design is a maltese cross in gold and black which incorporates both the Winnetka and Kenilworth names. Engine 28, the 2000 Pierce Saber received a black top, the new decal, and new striping. Ambulance 28 also has the new decal and striping. As of now, Engine 28R and Ambulance 28R both have the original look and the previous door decal.

 

Winnetka Fire Department Truck 28 2010 Smeal Sirius quint

Winnetka Fire Department Truck 28

Winnetka recently disposed of this 1990 Pierce Arrow 75' quint. Larry Shapiro photo

This is how Truck 28 looked when it was retired. It had their most recent door seal and two-tone striping.

Winnetka Fire Department Truck 28 Pierce Arrow

Winnetka Truck 28 had a 1,250-GPM pump and carried 300 gallons of water. Larry Shapiro photo

When Winnetka received Truck 28 in 1990, the original graphics were much simpler and the door seal featured the sun rising on at the lake.

Winnetka Fire Department American LaFrance mid-mount aerial

Winnetka ran this American LaFrance 900-Series mid-mount aerial prior to receiving the Pierce in 1990. Larry Shapiro photo

Before Winnetka changed their numbering to Station 28 as part of MABAS Division 3, their rigs carried unit numbers in the ’70s’. Truck 70, shown here, preceded Truck 28 as one of Winnetka’s two aerial devices. They also had a 55-foot Snorkel in the house.

Winnetka Fire Department Engine 28 Pierce Saber

Winnetka Engine 28 now sports a black roof plus a triple stripe with the new door seal.

Winnetka Fire Department Engine 28 Pierce Saber

Engine 28 formerly had a white roof and blue door seal. Larry Shapiro photo

The previous design for Engine 28 had lettering on the rear door listing both Winnetka and Kenilworth. These names were included in the new door seal leaving more room for a nice graphic showing the unit number.

Winnetka Fire Department Engine 28 Pierce Saber

Engine 28 as it was delivered from Pierce in 2000. Larry Shapiro photo

When Engine 28 was purchased, it had the rising sun door decal matching the truck shown above.

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