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  • What's Burning in Illinois

    To all:

    I just wanted to start a thread to see who has been busy lately in IL......

    Rockford (IL)-12/8

    We caught a 5-unit apartment building on the east side of the city. Q5, E11, E10 (my co.), E4, L2, C28, and D2 were first due. Q5 was first on scene with smoke showing. They laid a booster (1.5") and had a 10-10 (controlled) w/in four minutes. The fire was contained to one room in the lower west unit. They also reported they had a burn victim ( 1st and 2nd degree to head, face, and hands) walking out to meet the box. This brought us an additional ambo, C16).

    Due to quick knockdown, the chief release E4 and L2. Two of us from 10 jumped on to assist the ambo with the victim. We were back in quarters by 0730.

    rfd599
    www.IllinoisFireStore.com

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    Bureau County has been quiet. Will be doing a ride-a-long with Lisle-Woodridge Fire District sometime soon. Hopefully they will catch something good while I'm there. Also will be going to the Jerry Springer Show in January which should be interesting.
    Last edited by firefighterox; 12-09-2006, 04:21 PM.
    "Let's Roll." Todd Beamer 9/11 first soldier in the war on terror

    "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. And to the republic for which it stands ONE NATION UNDER GOD indivisible,with liberty, and justice for all.

    I.A.C.O.J. Probie and darn proud of it.

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    • #3
      Within the last two weeks, Monmouth had a fatal fire (2 year old) and Thursday, Port Byron had a fatal fire (49 year old).
      CR
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      • #4
        Glad to hear Nick got some work, well - sounds like Quint 5 took all of the fun, but glad to hear that you didn't get cancelled on this one...

        Sad part of the story that Nick didn't mention was that the building was sprinklered. System didn't work properly, I think the supply was shut off if I recall properly. Smoke alarms were non functional as well. This building can't be more than a few years old, if I know the area right.

        Careless smoking or not, hope the burn victim isn't sue happy.

        Rockford Star link

        We had a smoke investigation in a school a few days ago. Woo Hoo!!! Coffee pot left on a bit too long. Does the vandalized sprinkler head in the a third floor apartment count as excitement? (By the way, if you're going to trip a head - don't do it in the apartment you reside in.) We had our salvage training refresher that night...
        "Share your knowledge - it's a way to achieve immortality." - Stolen from Chase Sargent's Buddy to Boss program

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        • #5
          Originally posted by npfd801
          We had a smoke investigation in a school a few days ago. Woo Hoo!!! Coffee pot left on a bit too long. Does the vandalized sprinkler head in the a third floor apartment count as excitement? (By the way, if you're going to trip a head - don't do it in the apartment you reside in.) We had our salvage training refresher that night...
          You're not exactly wooing me back, Joel!

          Last week, I had 6 felony arrests. The week before that, I had 3 foot pursuits and a pseudo-vehicle pursuit.

          Of course, that was balanced last night by dealing with a family of 5 whose combined IQ was about 24...
          My comments are sometimes educated, sometimes informed and sometimes just blowing smoke...but they are always mine and mine alone and do not reflect upon anyone else (especially my employer).

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          • #6
            Not much burning down South. Couple weeks ago we went to a smoke smell that ended up being a melted down fuse box. No fire. Haven't even had a grass fire lately. But I'm not complaining.
            Jack Boczek, Chief
            Ashley Community Fire Protection District

            FLATLANDERS FOREVER!

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            • #7
              Not much going on here either. We did have a building catch fire at a salvage yard last week. Sheet metal outside with, I believe an office area inside, insulation, and wood truss construction. Fire started in the wall/insulation. Lot of smoke and a little fire. Crews made a good knockdown on it. Of course I was out of town that day for work! Figures! Other than that though just a few EMS calls sprinkled in each week. Been kind of a slow year for structure fires. Guess our Prevention program is doing it's job.

              Chad
              SFPD Member MABAS Division 47
              Told my wife I'm at work. Told my boss I'm sick. I'm really at the fire station.
              I.A.C.O.J.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by firemanjb
                You're not exactly wooing me back, Joel!

                Last week, I had 6 felony arrests. The week before that, I had 3 foot pursuits and a pseudo-vehicle pursuit.

                Of course, that was balanced last night by dealing with a family of 5 whose combined IQ was about 24...
                You sure would fit right in with the poor guys at the Winnebago County Sheriff's Dept. I'll bet the combined IQ comment is a regular problem for them...
                "Share your knowledge - it's a way to achieve immortality." - Stolen from Chase Sargent's Buddy to Boss program

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                • #9
                  We had a house fire Thursday. There is at least one or two fires (sometimes more) in Division 24 almost every day.
                  IAFF-IACOJ PROUD

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                  • #10
                    Had a barn fire freshly loaded with 68 tons of hay last monday. My engine was on scene for 10 hours, spent the last several moving hay with pitchforks to get to the smoldering hay. Nothing fun about that. If we hadn't had CAFS and an endloader at our disposal we would have been there a long freakin time.
                    IACOJ, Flatlander Division

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by F18Wub
                      Had a barn fire freshly loaded with 68 tons of hay last monday. My engine was on scene for 10 hours, spent the last several moving hay with pitchforks to get to the smoldering hay. Nothing fun about that. If we hadn't had CAFS and an endloader at our disposal we would have been there a long freakin time.
                      Been there done that... a few times. definetly not fun.
                      "Let's Roll." Todd Beamer 9/11 first soldier in the war on terror

                      "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. And to the republic for which it stands ONE NATION UNDER GOD indivisible,with liberty, and justice for all.

                      I.A.C.O.J. Probie and darn proud of it.

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                      • #12
                        There is a Still and Box alarm (so far) for a fire at Thornridge High School (occupied) in Dolton.
                        IAFF-IACOJ PROUD

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                        • #13
                          The Dolton fire has just gone to a 3-11. I will be going in to work for a call back.
                          IAFF-IACOJ PROUD

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                          • #14
                            Don't sound like it is bad as it could be

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                            • #15
                              we have been pretty busy this year, sunday night we were trying to have our station christmas party and right before it started we got toned to a mutual aid structure fire, so we got to eat a couple hours late...nuttin new there.


                              we have run 246 calls this year, 65 of which have been structure fires
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