Detroit firefighters at  @ Ruth & Erwin, where Engine 46 stretched on a dwelling going thoughout at about 2AM. chi-townfirephotos.smugmug.com

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8-22-16_BoxAlarm@Ruth&Erwin_JB-1

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8-22-16_BoxAlarm@Ruth&Erwin_JB-2

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8-22-16_BoxAlarm@Ruth&Erwin_JB-3

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silhouette of firefighters by house fire

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silhouette of firefighters by house fire

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vacant house fully engulfed in flames at night

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vacant house fully engulfed in flames at night

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Detroit FD Engine 50

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Detroit FD Engine 46

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Detroit FD Ladder 23

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Wednesday afternoon, the Chicago FD MFAO gave out a water response to 33rd and Kedzie for a person that jumped off the bridge. Battalion 14 arrived on scene and confirmed the incident. I arrived about 5 min after the initial call came in. Crews were throwing ladders down the side of the bridge to the bank of the canal. Within 10 minutes, Squad 1, 6-8-7, and 6-8-1 arrived with divers ready to go. Dive Coordinator 6-8-6 directed Helicopter 6-8-1 and it’s divers into the last known spot where the person went in. 6-8-1 deployed two divers, and within a couple minutes, found the victim and brought him ashore.

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Chicago FD helicopter 682

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Chicago FD helicopter on rescue mission

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fire department diver deploying from the Chicago FD helicopter

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fire department diver deploying from the Chicago FD helicopter

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fire department diver deploying from the Chicago FD helicopter

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Chicago FD Dive Operations 686

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Chicago FD Dive Unit 687

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Wilmette (IL) firefighters were called to their first fire of the day Monday afternoon just before 2PM (8/22/16) at 1336 Ashland Avenue where workers were apparently on the roof. The initial report was a possible attic fire. The house was located within blocks of Wilmette Station 26 and units arrived quickly reporting smoke from the attic and some visible fire. The alarm was upgraded to the Code 4 working fire which brought mutual aid companies from Evanston, Winnetka, Northfield, Glenview, and Skokie.

The fire was knocked down within 20 minutes though companies remained on the scene for over an hour doing overhaul, venting, and chasing hot spots. Most mutual aid companies were released before 3:30PM when RED Center dispatched another house fire in Wilmette. This will be covered in a separate post.

 

video by Jim McCall

E-ONE tower ladder through trees to roof

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fire hydrant with hose connected

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water coming through roof from hose line

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firefighters on roof of house fire

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firefighter covered with insulation after fire

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Skokie FD Lieutenant after battling a fire

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E-ONE tower ladder at fire scene

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E-ONE tower ladder with jacks out on narrow street

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more photos at shapirophotography.net

 

8/23/16 CHICAGO – 4-Fatality 3-11 Alarm/EMS Plan 2 Apartment Fire 8114 S. Essex Ave. – (Englewood fire radio repeater traffic edited for major transmissions only and heavily time-condensed) Recording by Radioman911/Audio via Broadcastify

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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firefighter with hose line at night

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firefighter with hose line at night

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heavy smoke from apartment building

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heavy smoke from apartment building

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Chicago FD Squad 5

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heavy smoke from apartment building

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Chicago firefighters on back porch

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photos from Steve Redick of the 3-Alarm fire in Maywood, IL – August 17, 2016

firefighters on house fire roof with smoke

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Maywood Fire Department ladder truck at fire scene

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firefighters on aerial ladder tip fire flames

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Hillside Fire Department fire engine

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firefighters with hose line at house fire

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Melrose Park FD Bronto Skylift fire truck

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firefighters on house fire roof with smoke

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firefighters carry ladders at house fire

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6412 Regular occupied row home

07/05/16 – Firefighters battle heavy fire conditions in this partially occupied row home. An aggressive attack kept the fire from running the entire structure.

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firefighter lays out hose at night fire scene

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Detroit FD Engine 27

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Images from Eric Haak of the Still & Box Alarm with an EMS Plan I at 4921 W. Potomac Avenue on 7/31/16 where four CFD firefighters were injured and a Mayday Alert was issued.

aftermath of fire scene where firefighters were hurt in a backdraft

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aftermath of house fire where a backdraft injured four CFD firefighters

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Chicago FD Engine 117

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Chicago fire trucks at a fire scene

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mobile command board at Chicago fire scene

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Chicago FD ambulances stage at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 96

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