01/12/15 Passaic, NJ – Passaic firefighters battled this stubborn dwelling fire in frigid temperatures Saturday. Firefighters battled the fire in the attic unsuccessfully before withdrawing the crews . Two additional alarms were transmitted bringing mutual aid to the scene. All members were removed from the dwelling for a defensive operation. The fire took about an hour to bring under control. Several members were injured from the icy conditions.

Glenn Duda

winter fire scene on Passaic NJ

Glenn Duda photo

winter fire scene on Passaic NJ

Glenn Duda photo

Pierce tower ladder at winter fire scene on Passaic NJ

Glenn Duda photo

winter fire scene on Passaic NJ

Glenn Duda photo

winter fire scene on Passaic NJ

Glenn Duda photo

winter fire scene on Passaic NJ

Glenn Duda photo

winter fire scene on Passaic NJ

Glenn Duda photo

Here are some photos and a video from the 2nd alarm fire in Harvey, IL (1/22/15). I believe 5 people were transported and one dog was rescued.

 Code Photography

More photos can be found at:  2nd Alarm House Fire (1/22/15) – codephotography

firemen in tower ladder bucket at fire scene

Code Photography

heavy flames from house fire

Code Photography

heavy flames from house fire

Code Photography

A 2-Alarm house fire at 192 E. 157th Street in Harvey, IL (1/22/15).

Yesterday we took in Harvey’s fire @ 192 e. 157th st. We were coming from Merrionette Park so it took us a little bit. When we got there, Harvey was on the first floor working but still had heavy fire showing from the 2nd. Crews had a hard time getting a knock on the fire due to the construction of the house, but kept it from spreading to the adjacent house to the east. Here are some of my pictures.

Full Gallery is on my site.

http://chi-townfirephotos.smugmug.com/Suburban-Fires-/2015-Fires/Harvey-211-Alarm-192-e-157th-s/

-Josh

 

fire truck at house fire

Josh Boyajian photo

heavy flames from house fire

Josh Boyajian photo

heavy flames from house fire

Josh Boyajian photo

fireman saves dog

Josh Boyajian photo

firemen in bucket with heavy smoke

Josh Boyajian photo

fire chief at house fire

Tim Olk photo

fireman at house fire with smoke

Tim Olk photo

firemen in bucket with heavy smoke

Tim Olk photo

fire chiefs at house fire

Tim Olk photo

fire chief at house fire

Tim Olk photo

fireman with hose at house fire

Tim Olk photo

fire truck at house fire scene

Tim Olk photo

firemen in bucket with heavy smoke

Tim Olk photo

firemen in bucket with heavy smoke

Tim Olk photo

fire truck at house fire scene

Tim Olk photo

firemen in bucket with heavy smoke

Tim Olk photo

A two-car MVA in the 1600 block of Sanders Road Thursday evening (12/15/14 ) in Northbrook, IL. Several patients had to be extricated and five were transported to area hospitals classified as ‘Red’, two required a Level I Trauma Center. One of the patients later died.

Tim Olk

firemen cut crash victims from car at night

Tim Olk photo

firemen cut crash victims from car at night

Tim Olk photo

firemen cut crash victims from car at night

Tim Olk photo

firemen cut crash victims from car at night

Tim Olk photo

firemen cut crash victims from car at night

Tim Olk photo

firemen cut crash victims from car at night

Tim Olk photo

firemen cut crash victims from car at night

Tim Olk photo

firemen cut crash victims from car at night

Tim Olk photo

firemen cut crash victims from car at night

Tim Olk photo

firemen cut crash victims from car at night

Tim Olk photo

firemen cut crash victims from car at night

Tim Olk photo

firemen cut crash victims from car at night

Tim Olk photo

The Merrionette Park FD responded to 11609 S Sacramento Drive in Merrionette Park for a well-involved house fire (1/10/15). The Alarm was upgrade to a Box Alarm .

Images submitted are from Christopher Chipules and Tim Olk.

garage fully engulfed in flames

Christopher Chipules photo

winter house fire

Christopher Chipules photo

winter house fire

Christopher Chipules photo

winter house fire

Christopher Chipules photo

winter house fire

Christopher Chipules photo

winter house fire

Tim Olk photo

winter house fire

Tim Olk photo

winter house fire

Tim Olk photo

winter house fire

Tim Olk photo

fireman covered with ice

Tim Olk photo

winter house fire

Tim Olk photo

firemen with hose at winter house fire

Tim Olk photo

winter house fire

Tim Olk photo

winter house fire

Tim Olk photo

Three New Yorkers and a large canine were trapped in a minivan after it left the highway and flipped on its side in the morning of 02-December. At 09:23, several callers reported the accident to Colleton County (SC) 9-1-1 operators. The northbound Honda minivan left the roadway at a high rate of speed near the 40-mile marker at the Colleton-Hampton County line.

The vehicle slide down the embankment, uprooted a tree, and rolled over onto the passenger side trapping the three occupants. The exterior of the van was wrapped in vines, making it difficult to see from the highway. Colleton County (SC) Fire-Rescue Engine 13 arrived to find the car in the swamp along the Combahee River. They reported hearing the occupants banging on the inside of the van.

Firefighter-Paramedics stabilized the van using the winch from Rescue 1, cribbing, and stabilizer jacks. A chain saw was used to remove several small trees and the vines from around the van. Crews were then able to force open the rear hatch to the van. After a few minutes of unloading luggage from the back of the van, personnel were able to access the patients.

The large canine was secured by a male patient and later placed in a dog carrier. Two patients suffered non-life threatening multiple traumatic injuries and were extricated with spinal precautions. The third patient refused treatment and ambulance transportation.

Low angle rigging was used to pulled the patients up the embankment. Hampton County EMS transported one female patient to Colleton Medical Center (CMC). Colleton County Fire-Rescue Medic 13 transported the other female patient to CMC. Northbound traffic was down to a single lane for an hour, causing it to back up for several miles. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Engine 13, Rescue 1, Medic 1, Medic 13, Car 12, Car 105, Car 107, Car 117, Animal Control, and Hampton County EMS responded. Deputy Chief David Greene served as the incident commander.

Barry W. McRoy, Fire Chief, Colleton County Fire-Rescue

firemen on the highway working a wreck

Barry W. McRoy photo

firemen cut trees to gain access to car wreck

Barry W. McRoy photo

firefighters extricate victims from car

Barry W. McRoy photo

firemen use a ladder to get patient up a ravine

Barry W. McRoy photo