Archive for October 11th, 2010

Action image submission

Drew Gresik answered our call for photos with this image from a recent MVA in North Riverside.

North Riverside IL Fire Department on-Scene at MVA

On September 25, 2010, there was a head-on collision between two vehicles on 1st Avenue in North Riverside. The occupants in the cars were injured and taken down the road to Loyola University Medical Center. The North Riverside Fire Department and Police Department as well as the Chicago Zoological Society Police Department and the Brookfield Police Department were the first units on-scene. The first ambulances on-scene were from fellow MABAS 11 departments Berwyn and Forest Park. Riverside and Broadview ambulances were called, but only Broadview was needed. Drew Gresik photo

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Grant Park Fire District Opens New Station

The Grant Park Fire District in MABAS Division 7 has opened a new station at 12624 East Route 1 & 17 in Grant Park.

Grant Park Fire District Station 1

The new headquarters station for the Grant Park Fire District opened on the 7th of October. Photo by Karl Klotz

Grant Park Fire District Station Opening

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Fire Museum of Greater Chicago

Another post on Firegeezer scoops us HERE with an announcement of an upcoming program

… in honor of those who were lost that dark day 100 years ago on the morning of December 22, 1910, at the Nelson Morris cold storage warehouse in the Union Stock Yards, the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago will present an illustrated program chronicling the event at the Chicago Fire Academy on Saturday, October 16, 2010 @ 10:AM.

One might have thought that our own contributors on the board of the museum would have provided us with this information …

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CFD Ambulance 23 was hijacked yesterday

Firegeezer has an account HERE of the brief abduction yesterday of Chicago Ambulance 23 with the personnel and patient on-board.

Chicago Fire Department Ambulance 23

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