Archive for May 14th, 2012

Chicago Still & Box on 38th Street 5-12-12

This came in on Saturday from Josh Boyajian:

Tonight I followed a header into the city to 3318 w 38th street. Engine 65 and Truck 52 arrived and found heavy fire in sector 1 on the first and second floors. Engine 109 backed down and lead out a second line to the second floor. Here are some pictures I took.

Chicago Fire Department Engine 65

Chicago Fire Department Truck 52

Chicago firefighters fight residential fire

Chicago firefighters pull up on residential fire on 38th Street 5-12-12

Chicago firefighters fight residential fire on 38th Street

Chicago firefighters fight residential fire Battalion chief 38th Street

Chicago Fire Department Engine 65

Chicago firefighters fight residential fire

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Broadview 2nd Alarm with rescues 5-14-12

Broadview firefighters were called to the scene of a fire in a three-story residential building overnight and arrived to find residents on the top floor that were ready to drop a child into a blanket being held by neighbors.

Firefighters rescued several children from the top floor of a three-story building during an extra-alarm fire early this morning in west suburban Broadview, authorities said.

Fire crews from four suburbs responded to the 2-11 alarm fire in the 2100 block of South 16th Avenue, authorities said.

The complete article can be found HERE.

thanks Chris has an article HERE.

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FEMA Grant for Roberts Park FPD

Martin Nowak found this notice on the Roberts Park Fire Protection District website pertaining to a recent FEMA award.

FEMA Grant:  Chief Ketchen reported on the recent FEMA award through the Assistance to Firefighters Program in the amount of $119,000.00.  We will use these
funds to upgrade our alerting systems in both fire stations and to establish a microwave link between them.  The District’s co-pay is $11,900 and as the Chief prepares the budget for the coming fiscal year, he will incorporate that amount under capital expenditures.  Chief thanked Lieutenant Chris Spoo for his assistance in procuring this grant
In addition, an interesting link HERE on the same website shows the department’s former apparatus:

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