Archive for May 7th, 2013

CFD & suburbs train for tornado

The Chicago Fire Department and several suburban MABAS Divisions are working a 24-hour mock-tornado drill in the Englewood section of Chicago today.

From NBC Chicago:

Chicago and suburban firefighters swarmed Englewood Tuesday morning for a massive, 24-hour disaster drill.

Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said the group will practice what to do in the event a tornado hits the neighborhood. The arriving companies won’t know what they are headed into, Langford said.

The drill began at 9 a.m. near West 58th Street and South Normal Boulevard.

Among the drills, firefighters will rescue dozens of mannequins as well as about 120 mock victims from two already collapsed buildings, one an apartment building and the other a parking garage.

Langford said each of the mock victims will be made up to look like they are dead or injured and some will be trapped. Each victim will have vitals on a card for the fire and EMS companies to triage.

Tim Olk is photographing the drill and submitted these images:

Chicago disaster drill

Tim Olk photo

Chicago disaster drill

Tim Olk photo

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New engine for Morris

Kevin Griffin  and Al Schlick spotted this new delivery on the Pierce Flickr site for Morris, IL

new fire engine for Morris IL

Pierce composite

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