Archive for May 2nd, 2019

Des Plaines FD news (more)

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Memorial visitation for Des Plaines Firefighter/paramedic Paul Miller who sustained fatal injuries in an April 21 motorcycle accident, will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 3 at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner St., Des Plaines.

Miller, 33, was a member of the Des Plaines Fire Dept. for the past six years and he also served part-time as a firefighter for the McHenry Township Fire Protection District.


Known as Pauly to his family, Miller became a firefighter/paramedic at 18 and held positions with the Prospect Heights Fire District, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire District, and the Highwood Fire Dept. before joining Des Plaines. Outside of work, he loved to travel, go snowmobiling, boating and motorcycling.

Miller is survived by his parents, Paul Sr. and Sally (nee Lange) Miller, his siblings Michelle Seaquist and Donny Miller, his nephew D.J. Miller, his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral service for Miller will be held at noon Saturday, May 4 at Oehler Funeral Home before his interment at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Arlington Heights. His family kindly asks any written stories, memories, thoughts, and photos be brought to the service to be collected and arranged into an album.

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Monee Fire Protection District news

Horse barn destroyed by fire killing 15 horses near Monee, IL 4/30/19

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Monee FPD firefighters responded about 4 a.m. Tuesday (4/30/19) to a horse stable near a riding arena in a rural area of Green Garden Township. The fire, located in the 27200 block of South 80th Avenue, destroyed a stable that was about 100 feet by 300 feet and about 15 horses died.

The blaze was upgraded to a 2nd alarm bringing 10 engines from neighboring districts. One firefighter was injured at the fire and was taken to Olympia Fields, where his condition was stabilized. The nature of the injury wasn’t released. No other injuries were reported.

The fire was extinguished by 10 a.m., and an investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

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Vintage 4-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-17-92 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Here’s an interesting artifact. A list compiled of all the working fires during the West Town gas explosions, compiled by the FAO using a radio log as a template. I’m not sure who made it up or if it’s completely accurate but it’s a pretty cool document.
partial Chicago FD response log for January 18, 1992

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Chicago FD history at O’Hare Airport

For #TBT from Steve Redick, some vintage photos of apparatus at O’Hare Airport

Chicago FD O'Hare Airport ARFF 655

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Chicago FD O'Hare Airport ARFF 6511

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Chicago FD O'Hare Airport ARFF 6511

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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Chicago FD Squad 12 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Truck 3 at O'Hare Airport

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