Archive for April 13th, 2013

New ambulance for West Dundee

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:


West Dundee FIre Department ambulance

New Wheeled Coach Type I ambulance on a Ford F-450 4×4 chassis. Fire Service, Inc. photo

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CFD Still & Box Alarm fire with mayday injures four firefighters

A fire this morning at 9401 Muskegan on Chicago’s southside began as a basement fire that travelled up two floors, eventually compromising an upper stairway which collapsed injuring four Chicago firefighters.

4 Chicago firefighters injured at fire

Four Chicago firefighters were injured when an upper stairway collapsed at this building at 9401 S. Muskegan. Tim Olk photo

4 Chicago firefighters injured at fire

Fire extended from the ground floor unit to the upper floors in this building where four Chicago firefighters were injured this morning. Tim Olk photo

From CFDMedia Operations:

4 Chicago firefighters injured at fire

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This from the Chicago Tribune:

Four Chicago firefighters were injured after a stairway collapsed while they were fighting a fire in a 3-story apartment building on the South Side in which officials had to call for an emergency response, officials said.

The fire was on the 9000 block of South Muskegan Avenue and reported at 8:43 a.m., according to Chicago fire department officials. About 200 firefighters responded, said Deputy Dist. Chief Lynda Turner.

The four firefighters sustained injures when they were on a stairwell connecting the second and third floors, said Turner.

None of the firefighters sustained broken bones, said Fire Department Comdr. Sean Flynn. At least two of the firefighters sustained minor smoke inhalation, said Flynn.

The “Mayday” response was called at about 9 a.m., said Turner.

Two of the firefighters sustained smoke inhalation and two firefighters minor injuries, according to Fire Department and police officials. All were in good condition and taken to Trinity Hospital, according to a fire department spokesman.



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Chicago FD Turret Wagon History (pt 17)

Another installment on the history of turret wagons in the Chicago Fire Department from Jack Connors. Images depict the 1976 Mack MB turret wagon that was assigned as 6-7-5 and 6-7-1.

Chicago FD Turret Wagon 671

Lettered for 6-7-1 at a Chicago FD Muster and Flea Market. Jack Connort photo

Chicago FD Turret Wagon 671

Photographed in May of 1986 by Engine 42’s house on Illinois Avenue as 6-7-1. Jack Connors photo

Chicago FD Turret Wagon 675

Another photo from July of 1977 as 6-7-5 sits on Illinois Avenue across from Engine 42’s house. Jack Connor photo

Chicago FD Turret Wagon 675

Photographed in July of 1977 at a community event held near 56th & Kedzie, Talman Federal Bank. Jack Connors


The previous post was HERE.

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