Archive for September 29th, 2012

Robbins Box Alarm 9-29-12

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.:

Robbins Fire Dept. was toned out for the structure fire at approx. 1030 hrs on 9-29-2012 at the corner of Alida Ave and Grace Ave. (Corrected address of 14003 S. Grace Ave.) Engine 2913 pulled up to a find a fire in a 1-sty brick, ordinary constructed home. The home did appear to be vacant. The IC requested a Full Still on Box# 2909 at approx. 1035 hrs. The IC requested an upgrade to a Box Alarm on Box# 2909 at approx. 1042 hrs. This was due to poor water pressure, and heavy fire in the structure. In all two lines were used and no injuries were reported. Crews did have a difficult time with this fire due to all the windows having burglar bars and heavy bushes surrounding the house.
List of departments on scene:
Calumet Park
Palos Heights
Blue Island
Hazel Crest
Robbins Fire Department house fire

A firefighter cuts off the burglar bars on a window. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Robbins Fire Department house fire

Another view of firefighters cutting the burglar bars. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Robbins Fire Department house fire

Crews laddered the roof for ventilation while other firefighters hit the fire inside. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Robbins Fire Department house fire

Dixmoor Chief 2400 with outside command. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Robbins Fire Department house fire

Overview of the foreground. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Robbins Fire Department house fire

Relief crews making entry. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Gurnee receives new apparatus

The Lake County News-Sun has an article which states that:

The Warren-Waukegan Fire Protection District donated a new fire engine and ambulance Thursday to the Gurnee Fire Department.

Board President Phillip DeRuntz presented Gurnee Fire Chief Fred Friedl with two new sets of keys for the vehicles at Gurnee Fire Station No. 2, 6581 Dada Drive.

The new fire engine, a heavy duty rescue pumper, is equipped with a 780-gallon water tank and a foam system that automatically applies foam to a fire for quicker extinguishment and with the use of less water. The unit is also equipped with an EMS/paramedic compartment and provides a full complement of advanced life support equipment, medications and oxygen. The unit also has extrication equipment on board. The unit will replace a 1995 pumper that was designed for firefighting only and was not equipped with a foam system for quick

The new ambulance, a 2012 Road Rescue Type 1, replaces a 2001 Road Rescue ambulance with 144,000 miles.

“Gurnee Fire Department staff prepared specifications for the design and construction of both new units based on today’s technology, current national safety standards and the needs of the Fire Protection District and village that we serve,” stated Friedl.

The Warren-Waukegan Fire Protection District is responsible for providing fire and ambulance coverage for the unincorporated areas within the 32 square miles stretching from Waukegan to Route 45, which includes Gurnee Mills and Six Flags Great America. The district contracts with Gurnee for 24-hour fire and rescue services from the Gurnee Fire Department.

The entire article can be found HERE.

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Deerfield Ambulance 19 updated

Thanks to Brad Hytoff for submitting an image of Deerfield Ambulance 19 which was missing from the site.

Deerfield-Bannockburn FPD Ambulance 19 Medtec

Deerfield Ambulance 19 is a 2011 Medtec Type III on a 2009 Ford E-450 chassis. Brad Hytoff photo

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CFD relocates Battalion 4


Chicago Fire Department Administrative Order A-18-12

Chicago Fire Department Administrative Order A-18-12

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The Color of Fire Trucks (part 13) – Division 11

More from Bill Friedrich about MABAS Division 11 departments that have had non-red fire apparatus.

Here is a shot of the Forest Park Mack CF in the lime green color. The photo is from retired Forest Park LT.Mario Tricoci

Forest Park Fire Department Mack CF engine

Forest Park FD Engine 401, a Mack CF was received lime green in 1974 with a 1,250-GPM pump and 500 gallons of water. Mario Tricoci photo


Forest Park Review February 6, 1974

Forest park Fire Department 1974

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