Archive for December 10th, 2010

Too cool not to post … 747 super tanker

Previously we mentioned¬†HERE, the international firefighting support that assisted the State of Israel with the deadly wildfires. At the time, the Evergreen 747 Super Tanker was en-route to provide assistance. We missed a blog entry showing this massive aircraft in action, flying low over buildings to drop up to 21,000 gallons of retardant. Check HERE to see images of this incredible tool at work and read about it’s use on this fire.

Evergreen 747 Super Tanker

The Evergreen Super Tanker performing a demonstration.

Evergreen 747 Super Tanker

The Super Tanker making a drop this week in Israel. Jack Guez photo

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Chicago Engine 98 – Holiday Spirit

Dan McInerney photographed Engine 98’s house which is decorated beautifully for the holidays. The house is outlined with lights.

Chicago Fire Department Engine 98 fire station water tower

Engine 98's house is decorated for the holidays. On Chicago Avenue, this house is in the heart of the magnificent mile and all of the holiday shoppers. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department fire station Engine 98 water tower place

This photo shows the proximity to Michigan Avenue with Water Tower Place and the One Mag Mile Building in the background. Dan McInerney photo

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Fox River and Countryside Fire Rescue District update

The Kane County Chronicle ran an article yesterday about the new Fox River and Countryside Fire Rescue Department which can be found HERE. It discusses much of the preliminary planning about the staffing levels and apparatus as well as come of the concerns which prompted the creation of a new department.

Thanks to Dennis McGuire, Jr. for spotting the article.

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