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Grand Tower Fire Department uses Shotgun to Cut Off Electricity to House

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DEFENSEMAVEN ARTICLE REPORTS:  “It wasn’t the first time the Grand Tower Fire Department has used a shotgun to cut off electricity. Grand Tower, IL – Faced with a raging inferno and no time to wait for the power company to respond to their rural location, Grand Tower firefighters used a shotgun to take down the live power lines leading to ...

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Chicago Fire Department Large Commercial Fire 3-11 by Steve Redick

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Arlington Cardinal Article:  Chicago firefighters responded about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday January 14, 2020 to a vacant warehouse building fire in the block of 8500 South Vincennes Avenue. The fire response was elevated to a Still and Box Alarm by 10:36 p.m. with Battalion 21 in command, reporting a 1-story bow string truss building approximately 100 feet by 150 feet with ...

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140 New Chicago Firefighters Graduation Ceromony at Navy Pier Today.

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  CHICAGO (WLS) — Monday, Mayor Lightfoot and Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Richard C. Ford II will commemorate 140 Firefighter EMTs and Fire Paramedics who are graduating from the Fire Academy in a ceremony at Navy Pier. The graduation class includes 33 military veterans, 20 former Chicago Police Officers and 11 former graduates of Chicago Public Schools, the mayor’s office ...

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Wind Driven House Fire Injures Two Firefighters in Tinley Park

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Patch.com reports a wind driven fire on Pleasant ave. injured two firefighters.    “TINLEY PARK, IL — Two firefighters were injured and a home deemed uninhabitable after a house caught fire in Tinley Park early Sunday afternoon. Tinley Park Fire Chief Forest Reeder said the cause of the fire in the 9300 block of Pleasant Avenue had not been determined ...

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Raw Video and Audio: Lincolnwood IL Box Alarm House Fire New Years Day

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Video and audio provided by Steve Redick.  “New Years Day 2020 Chicago Snorkel Squad 2 in operation as well as Lincolnwood Tower 15” Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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Line of Duty Death: West Peculiar, Missouri Firefighter Dies After Roof Collapse at House Fire

We regret to bring you the news that a Suburban Kansas City Firefighter has died in the Line of Duty after a roof collapse at a house fire.  More on the story below.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all involved. “KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE: JAN. 5, 1:45 | A West Peculiar firefighter was killed when the roof collapsed. ...

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Heavy Fire and Building Collapse in Bellwood Illinois, One Firefighter Injured

Here is a video showing a well involved taxpayer in Bellwood, IL. Crews arrived on scene to find the building well involved and flames showing from the second floor. Crews went defensive as multiple interior collapses happened and eventually the front of the front of the building and roof collapsed. One Firefighter was injured and thankfully was  reportedly in good ...

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Line of Duty Death: Summit, Colorado Firefighter Falls From Roof

It is with great sadness we bring you news out of Summit, Colorado where a Firefighter fell to his death at a condo fire early this morning.  More from the Summit FD Facebook page below. Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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Chicago Fire Engine Crashes into Car After Possible Brake Failure

Engine Co. 122 may have had a brake failure and crashed into a car.  The civilian driving the vehicle and 4 Members of Engine Co. 122 were transported to the Hospital.  More on the Story below. CHICAGO (CBS) — “Four Chicago firefighters and one other person were injured Sunday morning, when a fire engine and a car collided in the ...

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Gary awarded $3.1 million to recruit, retain firefighters from SAFER grant

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NWI.COM ARTICLE: “GARY — A total of $3.1 million in federal funds will be funneled into Gary to bolster numbers of firefighters and maintain those who serve at the city’s stations. The city was approved to receive a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant, the Department of Homeland Security’s FEMA Grants Management announced this week. The grant is ...

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