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Raw Video: 3-11 Alarm Fire in Chicago

Chicago Firefighters responded to 1863 N Sheffield just before 02:00 this morning for a fire in 4 story school under renovation. Companies encountered heavy fire on the 3rd and 4th floors of the building. The fire was elevated to a 2-11 Alarm and then a 3-11 Alarm Fire. If we get more we will update. NBC Chicago – Chicago firefighters ...

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Live Fire Training Drill With NIPSTA Fire Academy in Niles Illinois

John Tulipano had a great opportunity to visit this great training drill held in Niles, IL at a vacant hotel.  Thanks John for the great photos! View John’s complete gallery here. Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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Video: Milwaukee Firefighters Battle 2 Alarm Fire

Milwaukee Firefighters were called to Miller Compressing at 1900 W. Bruce shortly after 2:00 this afternoon.  Companies found a fire in a 100′ x 50′ Warehouse.  Early reports indicate this fire had extremely heavy smoke conditions.  The wind chill in Milwaukee is currently -5 degrees. Above Video: Interview With Assistant Fire Chief Aaron Lipski WTMJ – A two-alarm fire broke out ...

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Two Chicago Firefighters Retire With 35 Years of Service

Recently two Chicago Firefighters Battalion Chief Danny Fabrizio and Deputy District Chief Steve Chikerotis have retired from the Department with 35 years of service.  Here is more on the two and Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago.  We would like to say congratulations Chiefs, and to all who are retiring this year.  Thank you for your service. Great article from DNAINFO.COM dnainfo.com – “On Sept. ...

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Video: A Former Chicago Fire Department Photographer Recalls His Time Documenting The CFD

A good  piece on a former Chicago Fire Department Photographer who shares his time documenting history.  Through the Lens from Philip Giancola on Vimeo. Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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Video: 2-11 Alarm Fire at J.R. Plaza Hotel With Jumpers in Chicago

Chicago Firefighters responded early this morning to a fire in a 4 story hotel at 3001 W. Jackson.  Companies found fire on the third and fourth floors of the hotel and encountered jumpers.  Companies made several rescues via ground ladders and aerial ladders.  Here is more on the story. WGN News – Several people were injured in a fire at ...

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Raw Video: Chicago Fire Department Still Alarm Fire

Chicago Firefighters battle a Still Alarm Fire yesterday at 5701 N New Castle.  Another great Steve Redick Video.  It was posted by SRResquire and description is below. Occupied dwelling fire Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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Gary, Ind. Firefighters Stuck In Bad Digs

  An article published by CBS describes the horrible sleeping conditions that Gary Indiana Firefighters have to spend their entire shift working at. Just like other fire departments across the country firefighters work 24 hour shifts at the firehouse. When you spend twenty four to seventy hours at a firehouse most firefighters would expect decent living conditions. Since the closure ...

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Still Alarm In “Still City” 2400 Ralston Gary Indiana 11/13/2014

Mike Goodman: “Still alarm in “Still City” West Side 2400 Ralston. F/I garage with f/I 2nd floor addition and throughout 1st floor of house. Aggressive knock down then water issues. E13, E8, T2, S2 and Batt 8 with MAJOR help from Lake Ridge Engine & Tanker Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this ...

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Raw Videos: 4 injured in explosion at Turano Bakery garage fire in Oak Park, IL

 OAK PARK, IL: A 3RD ALARM ON BOX # & BOX ALARM ON EMS BOX # @6520 W ROOSEVELT RD FOR AN EXPLOSION & FIRE IN A COML BLDG (CINS001) Photos below are courtesy of Fire Chief Gordon J. Nord Jr. More amazing photos can be found on his website. Thanks Chief for the great photos of this incident! WGN ...

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