Archive for April 18th, 2021

2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-30-21

This from Eric Haak:

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm – March 30th; High winds back on March 30th quickly turned a grass fire into an inferno as embers ignited mounds of paper waiting to be recycled at a facility at 48th and Christiana.

huge volume of fire at recycling plant

Eric Haak photo

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New home for Illinois apparatus (part 6) – Kentucky

Final from Luke Whalen:

Paintsville (Johnson County) X-Downers Grove, IL Truck 711
Anton (Hopkins County) X-Berwyn, IL Engine 93 
Munfordville (Hart County) X-Bellwood, IL Truck 
Vine Grove (Hardin County) X-Sparta, IL Engine 15 
Stephensburg (Hardin County) X-Palatine, IL Engine Chassis 
Glendale (Hardin County) X-Glenview, IL Engine 6 
Clarkson (Grayson County) X-Palatine, IL Engine Chassis 
Viola (Graves County) X-Oak Lawn, IL Engine 24 
Lowes (Graves County) X-Columbia, IL 
Kyrock (Edmonson County) X-Hollywood Heights, IL Engine 
Burkesville (Cumberland County) X-Zion, IL Engine 1884 
Burkesville (Cumberland County) X-Hazel Crest, IL Engine 1224 
Caldwell Springs (Crittenden County) X-Tamaroa, IL 
Marion (Crittenden County) X-Aroma Park, IL Engine 51 
Lockards Creek (Clay County) X-Glen Ellyn, IL Engine 25 
Manchester (Clay County) X-Glen Ellyn, IL Engine 26 
Square Deal (Christian County) X-Roselle, IL Tanker 5 
Highland (Christian County) X-Streamwood, IL Engine 
Olive Hill (Carter County) X-Broadview, IL Truck 214 
Westside (Carroll County) X-Cary, IL Tanker 210 
Mt. Washington (Bullitt County) X-Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Truck 
Austin-Tracy (Barren County) X-Winnetka, IL Engine and X-Winnetka Engine 
Anderson County (Anderson County) X-Lisle Woodridge Rescue 515 
Halifax (Allen County) X-Northpark, IL Engine 7 

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Alsip Fire Department news

This from Mike Summa:

In a recent edition of the Daily Southtown I found in the bid notice section the following from the Village of Alsip.  A bid for a replacement ambulance and a bid for a mini-squad emergency vehicle.  Looks like Alsip is returning to having a mini-squad run with their ambulance.  It recalls the 1980’s and 90’s.  Here are a couple of squads that started life in Alsip.
old Alsip FD utility truck

Mike Summa photo

old Alsip FD utility truck

Mike Summa photo

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