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Wind Driven House Fire Injures Two Firefighters in Tinley Park

firefighters injured Tinley Park 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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Barrington disbands paid on call volunteer firefighter program

Chicago Tribune Article:  “Fire Chief Jim Arie said the program is over because fire insurers are requiring all firefighters, volunteer or full-time, to have the same training and that is not feasible for the paid on-call staff. “We train as part of our daily shifts,” Arie said. “We can’t really expect that from them.” McCarthy, 51, and a 22-year volunteer ...

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Galesburg, IL Fire Chief Simkins Retiring October 25th – Nationwide Search for New Chief Coming

Galesburg Fire Chief Simkins

Article From WGIL: “Now that Galesburg has a new police chief, it appears it is time to find a new fire chief. It was announced Thursday morning that Chief Tom Simkins will be retiring effective October 25, 2019, after leading the Galesburg Fire Department for the last 10 years. He began his career with the City of Galesburg in 1985 ...

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Video and Fireground Audio: 3-11 Alarm Fire in Chicago at Former Gatelys Department Store

Video of Chicago Fire Department Companies Operating at a 3-11 Alarm Fire Early Friday Morning.  The video was posted by SRResquire and description is below. “112th & Michigan former Gatelys Department Store Numerous tower ladders and snorkel in operation” Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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