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This was a real dandy. The Fire Alarm office calltaker and dispatcher was the late Dick Hyland. You can also hear Bob Phelan as well as Matt Tomlin briefly on the radio and Al Andersen was the switchboard guy that handled most of the radio stuff. I took this job in. What a night this was! The DDC was Ed Altman way before his commissioner days and the responding District Chief was Louis Galante (which explains why this wasn’t a 5-11). Some other voices you may find familiar Jim Corbett on truck 12, Bob Welch as “3a”, Bill O’Boyle on Squad 1.

I’m sure there are many more to be recognized upon further review. This fire turned into a real spectacle. It ignited a scrapyard at 14th & State that went to a box and it also burned up El ties along the tracks for about 2 blocks. To top it off Snorkel 1 got stuck in the partially raised position and members had to be rescued via ground ladder as the radiant heat was getting brutal. After the building collapsed they found a guy who was sleeping in a vehicle next to the fire building who had to be extricated with a hurst tool since the car was squashed by the falling wall.

I was standing too close at the time of the collapse and as I was running saw a member get knocked down by flying bricks. I believe he broke his leg … a narrow miss for me.  This was a real all time classic job. I will never forget it.

Steve Redick

 

massive fire in Chicago

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massive fire in Chicago

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massive fire in Chicago

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massive fire in Chicago

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massive fire in Chicago

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3-11 at 3323 W. Augusta in Chicago 6/16/17

firefighters use ground nozzle at fire scene

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Chicago FD Squad 2A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 2A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 2A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer America Commander ACP-55

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer America Commander ACP-55

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vacant building in Chicago that burned

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Chicago FD Chaplain Father Thomas Mulcrone

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more photos at Chicagoareafire.com and HERE

Chicago firefighters had fire in a two-story commercial building undergoing renovation at 220 N Laflin (6/17/17). This occurred as other Chicago Fire Department companies were at the scene of a 3-11 Alarm fire.

Chicago Firefighters battle commercial building fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle commercial building fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle commercial building fire

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Chicago Firefighters battle commercial building fire

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Chicago FD Engine 49

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Chicago FD Squad 1A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 1A at work

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smokey fire scene

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more photos at chicagoareafire.com and HERE

Chicago police officers were sent to investigate a burglar alarm around 7:30AM on Thursday (6/1/17) at 2945 N. Milwaukee Avenue where they discovered a fire inside the furniture store. Firefighters arrived to smoke and fire in the two-story, 80×125 brick building with a partial bow-truss roof and glass storefront. Companies were eventually pulled from the building and initiated a defensive attack. The alarm was raised to a 2-11 and then a 3-11 with elevated master streams from Tower Ladder 21, Tower Ladder 23, Squad 2A, and 6-6-1, the reserve Snorkel.

heavy smoke from storefront of commercial building fire

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flames shoot from the roof of a commercial building on fire

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Chicago FD Squad 2A at work

Chicago FD Squad 2A at work

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heavy smoke from commercial building fire

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Chicago FD Squad 2A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 2A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 2A at work

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heavy smoke from commercial building fire

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more can be found at chicagoareafire.com

This was a box at Larkins and Kirkwood in Detroit, MI on April 11, 2017. It’s not all flames and excitement, it’s shitty gritty work under lousy conditions, day after day

All the images and video can be seen here:

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firefighter climbs aerial ladder at night

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firefighters vent roof at night with heavy smoke

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heavy smoke from house fire

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firefighters vent roof at night with heavy smoke

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firefighters vent roof at night with heavy smoke

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firefighters vent roof at night with heavy smoke

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firefighter leans out window with heavy smoke

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firefighters vent roof at night with heavy smoke

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