Archive for April 4th, 2013

Box Alarm Fire in Frankfort 4-4-13

This from Dylan Konchan:

Frankfort | Box Alarm | S La Grange Rd & W Stuenkel Rd | First companies got on scene reporting multiple buildings were on fire. Fire started from a large brush fire. Command first called for a full still; tenders only, then went to a box alarm right after. Orland, Mokena, Homer, Peotone, Monee, University Park, Beecher, Palos Heights, Tinley Park, New Lenox, and Manteno FD were all on scene.


building fire in Frankfort IL

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building fire in Frankfort IL

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New Lenox Fire District Crash Truck

New Lenox FPD ARFF. Dylan Konchan photo


Manteno & Community FPD brush truck

Manteno & Community FPD brush unit. Dylan Konchan photo


Beecher FPD Pierce pumper/tanker tender

Beecher pumper/tanker. Dylan Konchan photo


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Fire truck group photo

TIm Olk submitted this image representing companies training at NIPSTA. Can anyone identify all of the rigs left to right?

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Multiple fire trucks lined up at NIPSTA. Tim Olk photo

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Box Alarm 4-3-13

Shortly after 8PM Wednesday evening, a caller reported a basement fire at 884 Swan Boulevard in unincorporated Lake County. The area off of Inverrary Road west of Milwaukee Avenue is covered by the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD, and there is only one point of access into and out of the subdivision.

First arriving units were greeted by the homeowner outside the unit with severed burns to both feet. They reported heavy smoke pushing out of the center unit and upgraded the alarm to a Code 4 (working fire) and then immediately to a Box Alarm. Lincolnshire-Riverwoods had two engines, a quint, three ambulances and two chief officers on the scene. Mutual aid with engines came from Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, and Northbrook. Squads came from Prospect Heights (RIT) and then from Loncolnshire-Riverwoods Station 51. Deerfield was at the scene with a truck, and additional ambulances came from Lake Zurich and Wheeling. Chief officers came from Long Grove, Prospect Heights, Deerfield, and Mundelein.

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods paramedics transferred patient care of the homeowner to the Wheeling ambulance, which transported to Condell Hospital. Two lines went into the fire unit and an additional line was pulled to an exposure unit, while Buffalo Grove firefighters went to the roof to ventilate. The fire was stopped quickly and contained to the unit of origin, but not before burning through the first floor ceiling to create a hole on the second floor. A dog perished in the fire.

The Mess Canteen was at the scene and setup near Lincolnshire-Riverwoods’ new dive/rehab unit.

Larry Shapiro and Tim Olk were both at the scene. Images and a video from Larry are in this post and images from Tim are forthcoming.

broken windows and heavy smoke at house fire

View from the rear just after the interior companies hit the fire and took out the windows. Larry Shapiro

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Light smoke escaping from the front door. Larry Shapiro photo

patient on stretcher at fire scene

The burn victim is transferred to another ambulance. Larry Shapiro photo

smoke at house fire

Smoke escapes from the rear of the unit. Larry Shapiro photo

firefighters exiting burning house

Lincolnshire firefighters are relieved after making the initial attack. Larry Shapiro photo

firefighters venting a roof

Firefighters vent the roof. Larry Shapiro photo

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Engine 52

Engine 52 had several lines off. Larry Shapiro photo

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Truck 53

Truck 53 laddered the roof. Larry Shapiro photo

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Buffalo Grove firefighters venting the roof. Larry Shapiro photo

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Engine 52

Lincolnshire Engine 52 was the first-in engine. Larry Shapiro photo

MESS Canteen

The MESS Canteen was at the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Truck 53

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Truck 53. Larry Shapiro photo

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Rehab unit

LRFPD Dive/Rehab 51 was the base for rehab. Larry Shapiro photo

burned out living room

The first floor of the unit after overhaul. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery with more fire images is at

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