Archive for April, 2021

As seen around … Chicago

From Chicagoland_fire_photos on instagram

Truck 24 pre closer

Chicago FD Truck 24 in quarters

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interior of closed firehouse

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Engine 115 pre vs. post closer

Chicago FD Engine 115 in quarters

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vacant Chicago firehouse

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Brush fire in Deer Park, 4-26-21

This from Max Weingardt:

4/26/21 – Lake Zurich brush fire at Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve

Cuba Marsh brush fire

Max Weingardt photo

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-26-21

This from 312firephotos:

Still and Box on 4/26/2021 at 12206 S. Normal Ave. Here’s a link to the folder on my smugmug site

house fire scene in Chicago


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Vintage 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 5-6-71

For #TBT from Steve Redick’s collection:

Graemere Hotel at Washington and Homan May 6, 1971 2-11 alarm

Graemere Hotel fire in Chicago 1971

photographer unknown

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MVA with extrication on I294, 4-28-21

From the Associated Firefighters of Oak Brook IAFF Local 4646 Facebook page:

This evening Oak Brook Firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident that involved a prolonged extrication. Due to recent cuts in manpower, Oak Brook only had 2 firefighters available to man our squad and 1 firefighter available in a suv to handle this technical extrication. This incident required assistance from Berkley, Hillside, Oakbrook Terrace and York Center. The patient was extricated and transported to Loyola Hospital via helicopter.

Oak Brook Firefighters are currently working a vehicle accident with extrication on SB I294 in the area of 22nd St. Please use caution in the area.

serious damage to truck hitting another truck

Oak Brook Fire Department photo

thanks Danny

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Garden Homes Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Garden Homes Engine 2503, then 2513, a 1973 Ford/Darley 750/750.
Mike Summa
1973 Ford/Darley fire engine

Mike Summa photo

1973 Ford/Darley fire engine

Mike Summa photo

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New ambulance for Gurnee

From the Fire Service Inc. FaceBook page:

Congratulations and Thank You to Chief John Kavanagh and the members of the Village of Gurnee Fire Department on the purchase of their new Road Rescue Type I ambulance. This heavy duty unit is being built on a 2022 Ford F550 4×2 chassis, and will come complete with a Whelen Freedom IV series lightbar, Complete “M” Series LED warning light package, including all LED interior. This new Road Rescue, UltraMedic ambulance will come with their patented Whisper Quiet Interior and all aluminum cabinetry. It will also contain a Stryker Power Load System. Gurnee has been a longtime Fire Service Inc. customer. We appreciate the support and continued business from this tremendous customer.

drawing of Road Rescue Type I ambulance exterior

thanks Danny

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Motorcycle crash in Pleasant Prairie, 4-27-21

Excerpts from

Two motorcycles crashed with a vehicle on Springbrook Road and 47th Avenue on Tuesday afternoon around at 2:33 p.m, leaving both drivers seriously injured. A Flight for Life helicopter landed at Prairie Lane Elementary Schoo land transported one patient.

A caller reported that the motorcycles were racing before the crash occurred but police had not been able to verify that.

motorcycles crash in Pleasant Prairie WI

Tim Olk photo

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Car fire in Buffalo Grove, 4-27-21

From John Kleeman:

Van fire in front of 731 Wyngate Lane in Buffalo Grove late in the afternoon on 4/27/21

Chrysler minivan destroyed by fire

John Kleeman photo

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New home for Evanston engine … NBC’s Chicago Fire TV show

This from Jeff Rudolph:

Here are some shots of the Evanston Pierce Arrow that was purchased by NBC’s Chicago Fire TV show.
Former Evanston Pierce Arrow that was purchased by NBC's Chicago Fire TV show

Jeff Rudolph photo

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