Posts Tagged Waukegan Fire Department

Working fire in Waukegan, 4-14-21

Excerpts from Chicago.cbslocal.com:

Two dogs were killed and seven people left homeless after flames destroyed a two unit house in the 500 block of McAlister Avenue in Waukegan overnight Wednesday.

Firefighters arrived to find fast-spreading flames that took hours to put out. Two firefighters received minor injuries.

The people who were living in the home are being assisted by the Red Cross.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

house fire in Waukegan

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Waukegan Fire Department apparatus

This from Larry Shapiro:

Waukegan firefighters were extremely outgoing and provided the opportunity to update photos of several Waukegan FD units after the dedication of the new Rosenbauer Panther 6×6 ARFF.

#larryshapiro 2020 Seagrave Marauder 95' Aerialscope

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New ARFF for Waukegan (more)

The Waukegan Fire Department held a dedication and push-in ceremony today at the Waukegan National Airport for the new Rosenbauer Panther 6×6 ARFF, Engine 65.

 

2020 Rosenbauer Panther 6x6 ARFF

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2020 Rosenbauer Panther 6x6 ARFF

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New ARFF for Waukegan (more)

From the Rosenbauer ARFF Fan Page:

Keep your eyes open for the newest Panther delivery, especially if you are traveling between Wyoming, MN and Waukegan, Ill.

Rosenbauer Panther ARFF on low-boy trailer

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House fire in Waukegan, 2-19-21

Waukegan firefighters responded to 545 W Water Street for a house fire Friday evening and had heavy fire on arrival. The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm for additional resources.

Waukegan house gutted by fire

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Fatal fire in Waukegan, 1-18-21

Excerpts from Chicago.cbslocal.com:

The Waukegan Fire Department was called at 5:15 p.m. on Monday for a fire at 542 Washington St. in Waukegan, near the downtown area.

Firefighters found an apartment on fire on the 10th floor of a 12-story building. At the scene, they found the body of an elderly man, who was pronounced dead on the scene. The fire was contained to one unit and no one else was displaced.

The fire department is investigating with the help of the Waukegan Police Department, the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s office, and the Lake County Coroner’s office.

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2-Alarm fire in Waukegan, 12-25-20 (more)

Photos by Jeff Rudolph of the 2-Alarm fire in Waukegan, 12-25-20

Seagrave Marauder Aerialscope at work covered with ice

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2-Alarm fire in Waukegan, 12-25-20 (more)

Photos by Eric Haak of the 2-Alarm fire in Waukegan, 12-25-20

Seagrave Marauder Aerialscope at work covered with ice

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Deerfield Firefighter encrusted with ice at winter fire

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2-Alarm fire in Waukegan, 12-25-20

From the Waukegan Fire Department Facebook page:

Waukegan fire crews along with help from many other neighboring departments are working to extinguish a stubborn fire this cold Christmas morning. Please avoid the area of S Genesee and Washington Streets if you are out this morning.

Our crews have safely finished extinguishing the fire at 18 S Genesee. The structure was currently being demolished as part of a city effort to eliminate problematic vacant structures. With the help of over ten other fire departments and approximately 50 firefighters as well as assistance from Webb excavating, the fire was extinguished by 10am this morning. Working in extremely cold and icy conditions there were no injuries reported. Also a big thank you to Mayor Cunningham for coming out and thanking all for their efforts on this bitter Christmas morning.

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Waukegan Fire Department news

From the Waukegan Fire Department Facebook page:

This morning (11/19/20) members of the Waukegan Fire Dept spent some time at an unlikely place in late fall, the Waukegan lakefront. While activities on the lake are winding down for the season, we are planning for next summer with some wonderful new safety additions due to some fantastic partnerships to make Waukegan lakefront a safer place to enjoy. We thank our friends at Waukegan Harbor and Lake County IL Sheriff’s Office for their teamwork in helping us with these new life saving pieces of equipment. We were joined at the lake for this unveiling by Sam Cunningham Waukegan Mayor and our City Clerk Janet Kilkelly. #WaukStrong #WaukProud #waukeganfiredept

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Waukegan Fire Department fire boat

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