Archive for October 18th, 2015

A request for assistance

Hallmark is looking for people with great stories about being helped by firefighters or EMS personnel to share their story on camera. It’s an opportunity for a few citizens to publicly thank the individuals who assisted them during their time of crisis. The short film is part of a social outreach campaign that Hallmark will shoot in early November. Suggestions should be from relatively recent incidents in Chicago or nearby suburbs. There is compensation for selected stories. If interested email

House fire in Sycamore, 10-17-15

This from Art Zern:


Box alarm for 2 1/2 story frame in Sycamore at 341 W. Exchange Street. Heavy smoke on arrival fire in walls and attic.


house on fire

Art Zern photo

house on fire

Art Zern photo

house on fire

Art Zern photo

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New pumper/squad for Deerfield-Bannockburn

Pierce Dash CF PUC fire engine

New pumper/squad for Deerfield Engine 19. Pierce composite

thanks Asher

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