Posts Tagged Chicago Fire Department

As seen around … Chicago

From Chicagoland fire photos on Instagram:

CFD Engine 15 visit

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Engine 15 
Truck 59 
Battalion 20 (not there) 
Ambo 18 (not there)
Chicago FD Engine 15

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Alley garage fire in Chicago, 7-5-21

From Matt Sosnowski:

DATELINE CITY OF CHICAGO DATE MONDAY JULY 5, 2021 STILL ALARM FOR AN ALLEY GARAGE @ WEST ON 112TH STREET AND SOUTH ON PARNELL AVE STILL ALARM AT 04:13:28 B/O/O E.F.A.O. STILL ALARM COMPANIES RESPONDING ENGINES 62/115 TRUCK {LADDER} 27 TOWER LADDER 24 BATTALION CHIEF 22

flames engulf a car and garage at night

Matt Sosnowski photo

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As seen around … Chicago

From chicagoland_fire_photos on Instagram:

A visit to Engine 84’s house, home to- 

Engine 84 (spare d-575) 
Truck 51 (spare e-292) 
Mass casualty 8-8-12 
FDS 4-4-12 
Ambo 36 (not there) 
inside Chicago FD 84's house

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As seen around … Chicago

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As seen around … Chicago

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Here are some updated shots from Engine 65’s Firehouse

Engine Co. 65 – 2010 Spartan/Crimson 1500/500 Shop # D652
Truck Co. 52 – 2020 E-One Cyclone ll 0/0/100’ RM Ladder Shop # E362
2010 Spartan / Crimson fire engine

Chi-Town Fire Photos

2020 E-ONE Cyclone 100' rear mount aerial ladder truck

Chi-Town Fire Photos

classic Chicago fire house

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Car fire in Chicago, 7-5-21

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Auto fire on expressway @ 66th street on Monday 7/5/21

car destroyed by fire on the interstate

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As seen around … Chicago

This from Steve Redick:

Had an amazing opportunity recently. I was able to get a shot of the entire 1st battalion assembled at the end of navy pier. This was an apparatus maneuvering and spotting drill and resulted in what I feel is a once in a lifetime shot. All of the members assigned to the units are in the image as well. The full size image has just enough resolution to be able to identify most of the people in the photo. Both boats positioned very well in the background as well as a bit of skyline round it all out.
Chicago FD 1st Battalion

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Chicago FD 1st Battalion

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD 1st Battalion

Steve Redick photo

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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

The Chicago Fire Department’s first female Black commissioner was approved by the city council Wednesday morning after Mayor Lori  Lightfoot nominated Annette Nance-Holt last month at a graduation ceremony for the latest class of CFD paramedics. She has been a trailblazer with the Chicago Fire Department during her three-decade career.

It would be yet another barrier-busting achievement for Nance-Holt, who has overcome personal tragedy to reach the top spot in the Chicago Fire Department. In 2018, she became the first Black female deputy commissioner as part of her 30-year career. She entered the department four years after the first women joined the ranks. 

She will take over a department with a history of racism and sexism. Last month, she welcomed 42 new members to the department, including 13 women and 15 minorities.

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Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

A female Chicago Fire Department paramedic had allegedly been fending off lewd comments and sexual advances from a superior for weeks last fall when she had an unnerving encounter with him after she went into private firehouse sleeping quarters to get some rest. She’d taken off her boots and the room was dark when the superior — a field chief and 38-year veteran — entered the firehouse using a special key, opened the door. Fearing she would be sexually assaulted, the woman jumped up and demanded the chief turn the lights on. After he refused and took a step toward her, she pulled back her foot and prepared to defend herself. “Maybe I should leave,” the chief allegedly said.

The woman reported the incident to another boss who took it up the chain of command. Not only was the field chief not disciplined but also within days rumors began to spread among the woman’s co-workers that she was unstable. One fellow paramedic turned his back on her when she arrived at an accident scene.

The allegations were included in a federal sexual harassment and gender discrimination lawsuit filed against the city Tuesday by five female paramedics who claim they were groped, stalked and forced to endure repeated sexually explicit remarks from superiors. The 57-page suit alleges the city has failed to deter a long-standing, pervasive culture of sexual harassment throughout the department’s firehouses and facilities, allowing men accused of wrongdoing to remain on the job while their accusers were often put on medical leave.

The conditions have been exacerbated by the city’s failure to provide even basic equalities for women, from adequate bathrooms to separate sleeping quarters, the suit alleged.

Much of the alleged sexual misconduct occurred in the midst of the national #MeToo movement that put a spotlight on egregious behavior in the workplace — often by male superiors who use their power or celebrity to harass or assault an underling.

Three other women made allegations against the same ambulance field commander. One said he tried to kiss her and force her to inappropriately touch him. The two others said he made repeated sexually explicit comments. A fifth woman alleged that she was targeted for retaliation after she filed a complaint and ultimately an order of protection against her former boyfriend, a longtime firefighter. In October, she was accused of making false allegations against another department member and threatened with termination, although the allegations were later dismissed as unsustained, according to the suit.

All five plaintiffs were listed in the suit as Jane Does. Their attorney said in an email that they did not wish to comment publicly, adding the women want to remain productive employees”but filed the lawsuit as a way to get relief from the current hostile work environments.

thanks Scott

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Chicago Fire Department news

Found on Chicago Fire Department Firefighters Union – Local 2 Facebook page:

The job our members do is dangerous enough, now their health and safety is at risk with old and failing equipment! The conditions of our spare rigs are awful. Literally from falling apart to now catching on fire, all which is preventable. At least in this incident no one was hurt. #local2atwork #cfdprofessionals

Chicago Firefighter extinguishes a fire in a spare ladder truc

thanks Tim 

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