Posts Tagged Chicago Fire Department

Fatal fire in Chicago, 6-15-24

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A fire in a South Shore residential building early Saturday morning left one person dead and four others injured, including two young children.

The blaze broke out at a multi-story residential building shortly after 3 a.m. in the 2400 block of East 78th Street.

According to police, a 24-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, while four others were injured in the fire.

  • A 27-year-old man was taken to Trinity Hospital with an injury unrelated to the fire.
  • A 24-year-old woman was taken to University of Chicago Hospital in good condition.
  • A 2-year-old boy was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition.
  • A 7-year-old boy was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

23 people were displaced by the fire.

Cell phone video from overnight captured the intense flames and smoke coming from the top floor of the three-story building, with residents desperately trying to make their way out.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown and under investigation.

Still & Box Alarm EMS Plan 1 @ 2414 E 78th St. Fire in a 3story 25×125. 3 lines used, cause of the Fire under investigation.; #ChicagoFD; #aftermath; #fatal; #fire;

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Chicago Fire Department news

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A pedestrian was hit by a fire truck in Old Town Thursday evening. 

The Chicago Fire Department truck was responding to a fire with emergency lights and sirens when a female of unknown age walked into the road near the intersection of West Division and North Sedgwick streets around 6 p.m. 

The victim suffered bruising to the left side of the body and was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition. 

The incident remains under investigation. 

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Surplus Chicago FD ambulance for sale

From Dennis McGuire, Jr.

Chicago Ambulance up for auction. I believe its C-196

Found at

Year: 2014
Make: FORD
Model: TRUCK
Mileage: UNKNOWN
Running Condition: UNKNOWN
Condition: POOR
NOTE: NEEDS REPLACEMENT FLOOR PANS, LEAF SPRINGS, BRAKES, BALL JOINTS, TIE RODS AND COIL SPRINGS; DINGS, DENTS, SCRAPES, AND SCRATCHES (may be missing additional unidentified parts, other unidentified issues may be present).

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Working fire in Chicago, 6-6-24

From Steve Redick:

Still Alarm 5654 Higgins; #SteeRedick; #ChicagoFD; #aftermath; #housefire;

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Of interest … Chicago Strong: The Real Women of Chicago Fire

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Retired Chicago Firefighter Cat Renar has spent the past eight years compiling “Chicago Strong: The Real Women of Chicago Fire,” a coffee table book that highlights the contributions and experiences of female firefighters and medics.

Renar served with the CFD for 20 years. “I was actually cross-trained as a firefighter/medic. I left — retired from the job as an engineer, as a driver.”

Her career took her across Chicago, starting on the West Side before moving to the South Side, and the North Side, eventually concluding near downtown at Engine 14.

“I started shooting portraits of women I admire and then an opportunity arose to do a calendar,” Renar explained. The project soon evolved into a coffee table book, funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised the necessary funds in just two days.

Priced at $65, “Chicago Strong” features graphic design and photography primarily by Renar, with technical support from her husband, also a photographer.

“Coordinating our schedules was the hardest part of the whole book,” Renar noted. She aimed to balance representation between EMS and fire, capturing a cross-section of veteran trailblazers and newer voices within the department.

The book’s launch and first signing event drew a significant turnout.

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Chicago Fire Department sells surplus engine

Found at

(Reserve has been met)
Time Left Closed
High Bidder


# of Bids 11 
First Offer $2,000.00

Auction Started: May 17, 2024 04:08 PM MDT
Auction Ended: May 24, 2024 02:30 PM MDT
Year:  1998
Manufacturer:  HME
Hours:  11,656
VIN:  44KFT4280WWZ18486
Running Condition:  UNKNOWN
NOTE: NO KEY; NEEDS REPLACEMENT SEATS, FIRE PUMP, VALVES AND ACTUATORS (May be missing unidentified parts; Other items pictured are not included in auction; operating condition not known; other unidentified issues may be present).; #forsale; #FireTruck; #ChicagoFD; #HME; #Luverne;

City of Chicago photo

thanks Martin

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Chicago Fire Department news

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The men and women of the Chicago Fire Department remember the fallen each year on Memorial Day. 

The 89th Annual Memorial Day Parade and Mass began with a march to the Church of the Holy Family in Little Italy. The fire department’s pipe and drum corps set the tone, as uniformed members walked to church, entering under the American flag, held by fire truck ladders.

Two firefighters who died in the line of duty in the last year were honored: 59-year-old Lt. Kevin Ward and 39-year-old Andrew Price. Two other firefighters died in the line of duty last April. Four deaths and four funerals in one year. One of the most tragic for the department.

They also honored eight active members and 125 retirees who passed.

Fire Commissioner Annette Nance Holt said the department’s ceremonial practices are meant to display duty, to let families know that their lost loved ones are never forgotten.

Some firefighters are also veterans, and their service to the city and country was highlighted this Memorial Day.

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New rehab unit for Chicago FD

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

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Chicago firefighters and their families gathered for a happy goodbye Wednesday afternoon, as veteran helicopter pilot, Lieutenant Tom McPhillips held his retirement ceremony after nearly three decades of service with the Chicago Fire Department.

“I’ve been doing something I’ve loved for 27 years,” McPhillips said. “I hope the guys coming behind me love it as much as I have.”

The celebration was held near 95th Street and the lakefront, a symbolic reminder of the countless rescues McPhillips conducted over the water just off the Chicago shoreline.

McPhillips comes from a long line of men of who have served in the CFD within his family, but his story of service to his community actually began with him serving his country as a helicopter pilot in the armed forces before taking those skills home to Chicago.

McPhillips has also trained a new generation of pilots as a flight instructor.

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Working fire in Chicago, 4-11-24

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Here are some shots from a working fire @ 6641 S Michigan Ave on April 11th. I arrived after everything was about done, but obtained some nice shots of the men from the 19th Battalion. Full gallery is on our site.; #Chi-TownFirePhotos; #ChicagoFD; #firescene; #FireTruck;

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