Chicago Engine 49 and Truck 33 arrived to find heavy fire from the roof of a 2 sty frame @ 4431 S Wood.  Tower 39, the second truck,  arrived and requested a Box due to the amount of smoke and fire showing. Companies lead out 4 lines and Engine 49 utilized their deck gun to knock the fire. Chi-Town Fire Photos

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Chicago firefighters responded to a church at 1540 N Spaulding today (2/20/18) for a fire in the steeple. Master streams from two tower ladders and a squad operated in a defensive posture. The fire did not communicate into the main church. A lightning strike is believed to have caused the fire.

church after steeple fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14 E-ONE tower ladder at church steeple fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14 E-ONE tower ladder at church steeple fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14 E-ONE tower ladder at church steeple fire

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church after steeple fire

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This from Barry McRoy:

This article was on our local news. The little girl wants fire dept patches. She has cancer and her dad is a firefighter. Maybe you can post it.

Barry, Fire Chief, Colleton County Fire-Rescue

Excerpts from livenews5.com:

Mileena Painter, a 12-year-old girl from Riverside in St. Clair County (AL) was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia this past August. She is now home bound and not able to go to traditional school. For one of her school projects she has decided to collect firefighter patches from around the world.

“She started school on August 8th and went to half a day of 6th grade and was diagnosed on the 9th and she is home bound,” says Rachelle Painter, Mileena’s mom. “She can’t go to traditional school with her classmates. So she wanted to do a different type of project and since dad is a firefighter (at the Riverside Fire Department) and mom is a paramedic she thought this would be kind of fun.”

“What I think I feel good about is that some people don’t appreciate firefighters and paramedics like they should and that’s one of the reasons I wanted to do it too is because some people don’t appreciate them,” says Mileena. “And when they say they are fighting with me it makes me feel good and it makes me not want to cry.”

“So we have gotten T-shirts she is going to wear to chemo,” adds her mom. “She likes them nice and big because they have to access her port in chemotherapy. So those are good things to wear while she is getting chemotherapy and she can kinda feel the brotherhood of the firefighters.”

“The neatest thing that I think that we get when we receive the patches is the prayers that come with them,” says Rachelle. “The majority of them are sending letters or cards telling her that they are in it with her, they are fighting for her and they are praying for her. And that to me means more than the patch does.”

Mileena plans on keeping the patches and sewing them together into a quilt. She wants to then use the quilt as a way to share her story and her testimony with other people.

“Mileena has about two more years of chemotherapy to go thought so as far as I’m concerned they can keep sending those patches for the next two years and we can make lots of quilts,” says Rachelle.

“I want to thank all of my brothers and sisters in the fire service both in Illinois and in Alabama and also the Red Knights Organization that has really helped us out with a lot of this,” adds Kevin Painter. “It is a firefighters motorcycle club that goes all over the world. And some of the patches we have received are from chapters in different parts of the world. I would also like to thank our church family, God and our savior Jesus Christ who has walked us through this journey since August.”

If you would like to send firefighter patches, t-shirts, cards or letters, mail them to Mileena Painter PO Box 7 Riverside, Al 35135.

Chicago firefighters battled fire in a commercial building at 4749 W. Lake Street just after midnight Monday (2/12/18). The fire was discovered by Truck 29 while returning to quarters from a Still & Box Alarm fire. Flames had already engulfed the entire building and the alarm was eventually elevated to a 2-11. The building collapsed shortly after companies went to work. Two multi-versals along with elevated master streams from Tower Ladder 5, Tower Ladder 14, Squad 2A and Truck 29 were deployed. One member from the 5-11 Club Support Service Unit was injured after loosing his balance on a patch of ice and was transported to a hospital.

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 5 at work

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fire truck with lights in smoke at night

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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spare Chicago FD ladder truck at fire scene

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Chicago FD spare fire engine for Engine 95

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14 E-ONE Cyclone II HP100

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Firefighters pour water on building fire

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Chicago Firefighters with master stream at fire scene

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Chicago fire scene near elevated tracks

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spare Chicago FD fire engine at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 113 at fire scene

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Chicago firefighters made one rescue while battling fire in a two-story commercial building with apartments above at 7130 S. South Chicago Avenue 2/12/18. Steve Redick

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37 at work

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37 at work

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Chicago FD Engine 122 at work

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37 at work

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Chicago FD Engine 72 at work

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Chicago FD Engine 63 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at work

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37 at work

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Chicago FD Engine 47 at work

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New Britain, CT 2nd alarm 408 Arch St. vacant building

02/09/18 New Britain, CT – New Britain firefighters responded to 408 Arch Street shortly before 5 AM to find heavy smoke from a vacant four-story, residential over commercial dwelling. Firefighters found heavy fire in the basement which quickly extended throughout the 100-year-old building. Multiple lines were stretched, but companies could not get ahead of the fire. The interior operations were ceased in favor of an exterior attack. Two trucks and several multi-versals operated into the stubborn blaze. The fire burned for several hours before being brought under control. The entire building had recently been condemned, thereby evicting the occupants. A bodega and one additional business operated on the first floor. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the New Britain Fire Marshal with assistance from the state fmo.

2-Alarm fire in New Britain CT

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2-Alarm fire in New Britain CT with E-ONE tower ladder

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2-Alarm fire in New Britain CT with E-ONE tower ladder

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2-Alarm fire in New Britain CT with E-ONE tower ladder

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2-Alarm fire in New Britain CT with E-ONE tower ladder

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2-Alarm fire in New Britain CT

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2-Alarm fire in New Britain CT

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2-Alarm fire in New Britain CT

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2-Alarm fire in New Britain CT

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Firefighters overhaul after fire

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Firefighters overhaul after fire

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New Britain CT Firefighter in full PPE

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2-Alarm fire in New Britain CT with E-ONE tower ladder

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2-Alarm fire in New Britain CT

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New Britain FD Deputy Chief

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2-Alarm fire in New Britain CT with E-ONE tower ladder

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Kimberly Ct & Grand River in Detroit on 11/25/17. Engine 42 sent on a Still Alarm for a garage fire. They arrived and requested the box for a 2-flat and multiple garages going throughout. Ladder 17 used their aerial master stream fed by Engine 40. Engines 34 & 39 also back stretched on this fire.

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massive fire engulfs vacant house in Detroit

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massive fire engulfs vacant house in Detroit

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massive fire engulfs vacant house in Detroit

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Detroit FD Sutphen tower ladder battles massive fire

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Detroit FD Sutphen tower ladder battles massive fire

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