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I was in Rogers, AR in December of 2014 and attended a burn-down of a small house after the fire department used the structure for training.

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Just before 2AM on Monday, 1/31/17, a homeowner spotted a neighbor’s house engulfed in flames as she went to let her dog out. A large first assignment was dispatched including water tankers since the area is without hydrants. When the first units arrived at the house at the end of a 1/4-mile driveway, the roof had already collapsed.

The fire went to four alarms bringing 16 tankers (tenders) to the scene in order to achieve a continuous water supply. The house was in unincorporated Barrington, IL within the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District.

E-ONE e-MAX fire engine at work drafting

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E-ONE e-MAX fire engine at work pumping

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many fire department water tenders in line at a fire scene

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Bartlett fire department tenet dumps water into a portable tank

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Fox Lake fire department tenet dumps water into a portable tank

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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huge house engulfed in flames at night

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huge house engulfed in flames at night

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E-ONETyphoon fire engine at work pumping

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E-ONE fire engine nursed by a tanker at a fire scene

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huge house engulfed in flames at night

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Firefighter with ground monitor fighting house fire

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fire department tenet dumps water into a portable tank

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more photos are at Shapirophotography.net

There are two videos. The first highlights firefighting and the second shows the water supply operations.


DCFD units were called to the Pepco substation in the 1900 block of First Street SW  (11/13/15). The response for the reported fire included a first-alarm assignment plus a foam task force, the haz mat unit, and the fireboats.

Companies stood-by at the gate until the Pepco personnel with PPE were in place at the facility to escort DC firefighters into the building. Light smoke was visible from the exterior. Upon entry, they located a storage room fire that did not involve the electric equipment and subsequently had no effect on service to customers. Several dry chemical extinguishers were discharged to extinguish the fire. Firefighters then performed overhaul and ventilation.

fire at a Pepco substation in Southwest DC

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DCFD fire boats

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DCFD Foam Unit 2 Oshkosh Striker ARFF

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DCFD hazmat unit

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DCFD Engine 13

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DCFD Rescue Squad 1

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fire at a Pepco substation in Southwest DC

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fire at a Pepco substation in Southwest DC

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fire at a Pepco substation in Southwest DC

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fire at a Pepco substation in Southwest DC

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fire chief confers with company representatives at industrial fire

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DCFD Engine 13

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more photos at shapirophotography.net

Happened upon this car fire in while working in Florida recently

Rosenbauer aerial at car fire scene

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firemen with hose line at car fire

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Ford Expedition gutted by fire

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Spartan Furion Braun rescue unit in Miami-Dade

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Miami Dade fire truck at car fire

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probationary firefighter works a car fire

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Deerfield-Bannockburn firefighters were called for a house fire around noon on Friday (5/22/15) at 818 Forest Avenue. The alarm was upgraded by RED Center prior to companies arriving on-scene based on a report from police officers of smoke showing. They had fire on the first floor with smoke throughout of an older, two-story, frame house. Two lines were used and the bulk of the fire was knocked down within 10 minutes.

Units at the scene included Deerfield Engine 19 & 20, Ambulance 19, Truck 20, Battalion 20 and the chief officers plus Truck and Battalion 33 from Highland Park, Engine and Ambulance 52 from Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Battalion 11 and Engine 10 from Northbrook, Morton Grove Squad 4, and Lake Forest Truck 421.

Here are some shots from the scene. I arrived about 15 minutes after the original dispatch.

smoke from window at house fire

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firemen raise a ladder in smoke at house fire

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ladder to the window with smoke at a house fire

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firemen enter house during fire

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Pierce Arrow XT fire engine with hose at fire scene

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firemen rehab after fighting a fire

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more photos at chicagoareafire.com and shapirophotography.net

The Barrington Countryside FPD (IL) was called for a house fire at 2 Windridge Road in South Barrington Monday (5/18/15) around 1PM. Arriving units found sections of the cedar shake roof on fire and requested a MABAS Box Alarm. As the wind was prevalent, the alarm was upgraded to a 2nd Alarm and then a 3rd Alarm as companies were withdrawn front the house for an exterior attack. The house is located in an area that does not have conventional hydrants. There is a dry hydrant located by a small lake behind the house and tankers were used to shuttle water for the attack.

Several hand lines were used, some applying foam before firefighters went back into the house after a section of the roof was burned off to chase hot spots and extinguish the balance of the fire. As a side note … there was a sizable fire pit smoldering in the backyard, up wind of the house. Mutual aid from 24 departments assisted the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District.

large mansion fire in South Barrington

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firemen apply foam at a house fire

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firemen apply foam at a house fire

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rural water supply with portable tank and fire engine drafting

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tanker nursing another tanker at fire scene

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chief fire officer with accountability board

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drafting from a dry hydrant

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fire trucks stage at fire scene

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firemen fill SCBA air bottles from squad truck

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smoldering fire pit at house fire

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fire destroys attic of house

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rehab area at fire scene

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more photos are at shapirophotography.net

Here’s my video from the house fire in Barrington Hills, IL 4/18/15