Archive for January 4th, 2013

Chicago working fire 1-4-12

This from Josh Boyajian:

Took in a working still @ 1537 s Trumbull. Engine 38 lead out a line to  the 2nd floor. Truck 48 made the roof while Engine 109 backed down a lead out a line. Here are some photos.

Chicago apartment fire at @ 1537 s Trumbull

Engine 38 on a hydrant just past the fire building. Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago apartment fire at @ 1537 s Trumbull Chicago Engine e109

Chicago Engine 109 on a hydrant. Josh Boyajian photo

Chicagho Truck 48 at Chicago apartment fire at @ 1537 s Trumbull

Another shot with Truck 48 to the roof. Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago Truck 48 at Chicago apartment fire at @ 1537 s Trumbull

Truck 48 laddered the roof. Josh Boyajian photo


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CPD help residents flee fire 1-4-13

The Chicago Tribune writes:

Grand Crossing District officers kicked in two doors of a burning apartment building and ushered to safety a resident who had trouble walking and seeing through a thick haze of smoke that enveloped the second floor.

Two plainclothes officers were on patrol on the 400 block of East 66th Street in the West Woodlawn neighborhood just after midnight when they noticed smoke from a first floor window.

No one was injured in the fire, though some suffered from smoke inhalation. Firefighters responded to the apartment from about a block away, at 67th Street and Vernon Avenue, and contained the fire to the single apartment. Responders had to contend with slippery conditions – the water soon froze after discharged from the hoses, authorities said.

The complete article is HERE.

thanks Chris

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Chicago receives extension for narrowbanding

The following is from an article from the Radio ResourceMedia Group:

FCC Grants Narrowbanding Extensions to NYC, Chicago and Philly (12/27/12)
The FCC granted the VHF and UHF narrowbanding waiver requests of three of the nation’s largest cities, just days before the Jan. 1, 2013, deadline.

New York City received separate extension dates for two different components of its radio communications system. The main portion of the UHF system used by the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) and the New York Police Department (NYPD) operates on frequencies in the UHF T-band, for which the Jan. 1, 2013, narrowbanding deadline was waived earlier this year. The city also received a waiver for additional non-T-band channels that are operationally integrated with the T-band systems.

New York received separate waivers for certain other systems used by FDNY, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Corrections (DOC) that are not integrated with the city’s T-band systems. DEP received an extension until May 1, 2013. FDNY and DOC received a waiver until Dec. 31, 2014.

New York filed the waiver request in June, and the FCC sought comment in August.

Chicago, the nation’s third-largest city, received an extension of the narrowbanding deadline up to and including Jan. 1, 2015. The city has completed narrowbanding for some systems but requests more time for other networks and has prepared budgets and timelines to complete the work.

Philadelphia, the fifth-largest U.S. city, received an extension through Feb. 1, 2014. City officials had requested a deadline of July 1, 2014. Philadelphia filed its waiver request in September.

The article can be found HERE.

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