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Midlothian Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT;

For TBT-This was Midlothian’s Truck 2704, a 1967 Seagrave 1250/300/? midship aerial.  This truck was remounted in 1990 unto a Pierce Dash.
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As seen around … Gary

This from Larry Shapiro:

Gary Engine 7, one of five 2018 Pierce Saber 2000/500 pumpers

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House fire near Northbrook, 4-8-22

Firefighters from Northbrook, Wheeling, Prospect Heights, Glenview, and Deerfield responded to a house fire at 4085 Evergreen Lane in an unincorporated area off of Sanders Road by the I294 tollway. The call came in shortly after midnight (4/8/22) reporting smoke inside the residence and walls that were hot after the resident used the fireplace. Two occupants when outside with firefighters arrived but responding companies were notified by RED Center that a handicapped individual was unable to self evacuate. Northbrook Engine 10 reported smoke showing on arrival and the crew from Ambulance 10 got a wheelchair-bound resident out of the house.

There was visible fire reported on the exterior of the house which was extinguished by firefighters from Prospect Heights Engine 39. There are no hydrants in this sub division and a supply line was stretched from a hydrant at the entrance off of Sanders Road to Northbrook Squad 11, which then pumped in-line to Engine 10.

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-22-22 (more)

More photos from the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-22-22

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-22-22 (more)

More on the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-22-22

 

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Fire department training 3-8-22 (more)

Some video footage from the Fire department training 3-8-22


 

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New truck for Elmhurst (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

I saw Elmhurst Ladder 2 for the first time today. It was originally a demo and was posted previously before being lettered.

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As seen around … Kirkland

From Larry Shapiro:

Kirkland Community Fire District Engine 1 – HME/Alexis; Engine 2 – Peterbilt/Alexis; and Tanker 1 – GMC Topkick/Walker/Stuart.

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House fire in Wheeling, 2-5-22

This from Larry Shapiro:

Wheeling and Prospect Heights firefighters were dispatched to a reported house fire last night (2/5/22) at 8:15 p.m. RED Center upgraded the alarm to a Working Fire prior to the arrival of fire units after receiving multiple calls about a fire at 326 Renee Terrace. At the time of this fire, Wheeling Engine 42 was covering part of Lake Zurich due to a Box Alarm there. They responded to the fire in Wheeling from Lake Zurich.

Wheeling Ambulance 23 was first on the scene reporting heavy smoke and visible flames. All occupants were out of the house. There was a hydrant directly in front of the house with access partially blocked by excess snow near the driveway. Firefighters made entry through the front and darkened the visible flames in short order.  Heavy smoke persisted for several minutes as they extinguished the rest of the fire.

Companies on the scene included all Wheeling units, Prospect Heights Engine 39 and Battalion 9, Buffalo Grove engine 26, Mount Prospect Engine 14, Niles Truck 2, North Maine Engine 1 and Battalion 1, Des Plaines Truck 61, and Arlington Heights Ambulance 2 who transported one resident to the hospital.

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2-Alarm and Box Alarm fire in Bartlett, 2-3-22

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

More than 12 hours after smoke alarms first sounded, firefighters were still battling a massive fire that destroyed a warehouse at the Brewster Creek Business Park in west suburban Bartlett.

The fire was at Access, a secure document storage facility at 1200 Humbracht Circle where the warehouse was stacked floor to ceiling with boxes of documents, providing ample fuel for the fire. What workers said began as a few boxes on fire grew into an inferno.

The trouble began around 10 a.m.  when officials said a sprinkler system initially kept the fire in check, but when a series of steel racks being used to store boxes collapsed, there was no saving the warehouse.

In a statement, Access said all its employees evacuated the building and are safe. The company added that it is working with local authorities to determine the cause of the fire.

This from Larry Shapiro:

I responded to the incident around 10:30 a.m. when it was a 2nd Alarm MABAS Box. The MVU was utilized to clear smoke from the warehouse after Bartlett companies had earlier made entry into the building. I mainly photographed the massive amount of apparatus on the scene and they were winding things down releasing everyone but the Bartlett units. At 3:45 p.m. they requested a Box Alarm to the scene for heavy fire.

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