All posts for the month January, 2016
Niles (IL) companies responded to an apartment fire (1/15/16) at 9701 Dee Road. Arriving units found fire blowing out a 5th floor balcony and heavy smoke out the side window of a corner unit. The Alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire and then to a Box Alarm. As crews made searches and found multiple occupants in the building an EMS Box Alarm was struck as a precaution. The fire was contained in short order and was held to the unit of origin plus the hallway. Several residents that were unable to self evacuate were held in place within their apartments.
Three aerials were setup around the building and Niles Engine 2 had a line charging the standpipe system.
Just thought I would share these rare images of Truck 60 making a rescue on November 11, 1972. These images were taken by Sylvester Szymczak who was a professional photographer that lived in the neighborhood. He took some very good photos of the Central Manufacturing District fire as well, probably since he lived so close. I bought a collection of prints taken by him and recognized the buildings in this rescue as being about two blocks from my current home. A couple years later I came across a Truck 60 log book and in it, found the entry for this fire as shown in the last image. From what I have been able to research, the rescued victim survived. The ambulance pictured is Ambulance 12.
10/19/15 Detroit, MI – This vacant dwelling fire at 13495 Shields was started by a brand from the Sunset fire. The sustained winds turned this house into an inferno before companies arrived.
Cicero (IL) had a good working fire at 5346 w 23rd pl Wednesday morning (1/27/16). Chief F-7 arrived to find a 1.5-sty, wood frame with heavy fire showing on the first floor. Companies made a very aggressive attack and a push up to the second floor where there was fire hidden in the attic and knee walls. Engine 2 had three lines lead out and Truck’s 1 & 2 had their mains up. Here are a few shots about 10 min into the fire.