Here are some of my pictures from the fire in Robbins. Got there fairly quick as we were in Harvey. Got some real good nighttime photos.

Josh

house fully engulfed in flames

Josh Boyajian photo

house fully engulfed in flames

Josh Boyajian photo

house fully engulfed in flames

Josh Boyajian photo

house fully engulfed in flames

Josh Boyajian photo

 Here is the link to the full gallery. http://chi-townfirephotos.smugmug.com/Suburban-Fires-/2014-Fires/Robbins-211-Alarm-137th-and-La/

Images from Dennis McGuire, Jr. from a 2-Alarm fire in Robbins, IL 12-19-14 that resulted in a Mayday response after a firefighter was injured when the house collapsed

house fully engulfed in flames

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

house fully engulfed in flames

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

house fully engulfed in flames

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

house fully engulfed in flames

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

fire truck with master stream at nigh

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

fire chiefs at night fire scene

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Here is a link to more photos: http://312firephotos.smugmug.com/Suburban-Fires/2014/Robbins-Illinois-2nd-Alarm-MAY

Hello-

My father, Fred Fredericks, was a Chicago firefighter from the late 1950s until his retirement in 1986. He was stationed at 10 W. Hubbard, 81st and Ashland, and Midway Airport. He passed away this fall, and my siblings and I found the attached picture while going through his belongings.

This picture shows my father putting water on a fire, in the winter of a year in the late 50s or early 60s, we believe. 

We thought that visitors to your blog might find it interesting, and might possibly remember some specifics about this fire.

Thank you for your interest.  

-Paul Fredericks, Plainfield, IL

 

vintage winter fire scene with Chicago firefighter

Chicago firefighter Fred Fredericks at a winter fire scene circa 1955. From the collection of his family.

Back on the 2nd, in the 7300 block of Ibsen on the far northwest side. This was one in a string of workers in a normally very quiet area. Reported as going through the roof when I left the house, but it was pretty much done when I arrived. Basically a 1 line fire but they did wind up with 3 engines. All 3 dropped hose but only 110 actually charged the line.

Interesting to note that due to all the training, Engine 110 was at a change of quarters at Engine 119 and therefore first due at this job. Truck 55 was very aggressive placing the aerial and did a good job to “thread the needle” between all the trees. Squad 7 still with the Chicago Fire spare squad. All in all seemed like this was a very well handled job.

Steve Redick

aerial ladder to the roof at a house fire

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire truck at fire scene

Steve Redick photo

firemen use ladders at house fire

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire truck at fire scene

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire truck at fire scene

Steve Redick photo

aerial ladder to the roof at a house fire

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire truck at fire scene

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire truck at fire scene

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire truck at fire scene

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire truck at fire scene

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire truck at fire scene

Steve Redick photo

Took in this job early Saturday evening. Pretty good smoke condition as I was coming down the street, but it was over by the time I got in position. I believe this was an attic fire, and was knocked down with a big line from the outside. Two additional crosslays were used as well. Interesting to see the truck (a quint) operating as an engine, supplying all the lines. I am guessing they must have been first in, or maybe they were down an engine for some reason. I have always liked shots of this type of operation. Not really much to see from where I was but it sounds like this was a pretty good stop.

Steve Redick

E-ONE tower ladder with lines off at fire scene

Steve Redick photo

house fire with smoke

Steve Redick photo

house fire with smoke

Steve Redick photo

firemen on ladder at house fire

Steve Redick photo

firemen at house fire

Steve Redick photo

E-ONE tower ladder with lines off at fire scene

Steve Redick photo