Archive for May 27th, 2012

3-11 on Chicago’s North side 5-27-12

The Chicago Tribune has an article about the 3-11 on North Kenmore Sunday morning.

Eight residents, six firefighters and one police officer were hospitalized with minor injuries after the fire broke out, Chicago Fire Department officials said. More than 150 firefighters and 20 vehicles responded about 11 a.m. to find people hanging out of windows. But by that time, neighbors had already rushed to their aid.

The fire’s only fatality was a dog that EMTs were not able to save, neighbors said. While no one was critically injured, the fire left dozens of residents living in the apartment building temporarily homeless. District Chief Timothy Sampey said it could have been much worse.

“The firefighters definitely did a phenomenal job … even the civilians were very helpful,” Sampey said. “It saved on many more casualties that could have happened.”

Firefighters rescued 28 people and several pets from the burning building, Sampey said.
Jon Fajardo, 29, was among 13 people who escaped by climbing down the firefighters’ ladders.

3-11 Alarm Fire in Chicago 5-27-12

Two paramedics tend to an injured firefighter after a 3-11 alarm fire on the 6100 block of North Kenmore Avenue in Chicago Sunday. The fire sent at least five firefighters to the hospital with heat exhaustion and several residents were also injured. — Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune, May 27, 2012

3-11 Alarm fire on Chicago;'s North Side 5-27-12

A firefighter suffering from heat exhaustion is taken away on a stretcher after a 3-11 alarm fire which injured 15 at an apartment building on the 6100 block of North Kenmore Avenue in Chicago on Sunday. — Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune, May 27, 2012

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CFD receives new academy engine

This From Dennis McGuire, Jr. on Friday:

Today the new academy engine showed up at the academy. Here are the specs;
10/10/2011 Spartan/Crimson
1500/500 (Unknown if there is foam)
Vin# 4S7AT2E96CC074720
serial# 211032-01
Shop# D-656
Chicago Fire Department Quinn Fire Academy engine

The new CFD Quinn Fire Academy engine that carries shop #D-656 arrived at the academy 5-25-12. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago Fire Department Quinn Fire Academy

The two fire academy engines together. The newer model is branded Spartan ERV and the older is a Spartan Luverne. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Also here are the specs for the new engine at O’Hare (Engine 12S)
10/10/2011 Spartan/Crimson
1500/500 (Unknown if there is foam)
Vin# 4S7AT2E90CC074888
Serial# 211033-01
No AVF# number so far.

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Memorial Day Tribute to Fallen Firefighters

The Chicago Tribune has a story about a tribute on Monday to Chicago’s fallen firefighters.

The 80th Annual Memorial Day Parade and Mass is scheduled for Monday to honor deceased members of the Chicago Fire Department and the department’s American Legion Post No. 667.

Uniformed members will meet at 9:15 a.m. at the corner of Morgan Avenue and Roosevelt Road, and a procession led by the Chicago Fire Department Pipes and Drums will begin at 9:30 a.m., officials said. A mass will follow at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd.

The entire article can be found HERE.

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