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Postal Vans Destroyed in Lincolnwood Fire

NBC Chicago – “A pair of postal vans were destroyed and a portion of a postal annex in Lincolnwood, north of Chicago, was burned in a late Monday night fire. Firefighters were called to the distribution center on the 6500 block of North Lincoln Avenue at about 11 p.m. Just charred shells of two vehicles remained after crews put out ...

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Chicago Fire Academy Was Called Out By Detroit Fire Academy: They Responded

The Chicago Fire Department Fire Academy was called out by The City of Detroit Fire Academy in the Ice Bucket Challenge.  They responded in good fashion.  Nice Job Candidates! Video below is the challenge from Detroit Fire Candidates.  Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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North St. Louis Defensive Operations-2nd Alarm; 08-22-14 (Images)

North St. Louis 2nd Alarm; 08-22-14 Chicago Fire Wire contributor Ben Mezanec caught this second alarm fire today in North St. Louis. Thanks Ben for sending us your photos! Please visit Ben’s profile.  “Updated 3 hours ago · Taken at Riverview blvd. and Chain of Rocks Dr.; st. louis, Mo “Fire in a 1-Story brick vacant commercial building attached to a large ...

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CFD Truck Co. 59 Towed After Getting Stuck Under Viaduct

WGN – TV – “At 79th and Kedzie in Chicago, a firetruck got stuck under a viaduct and was being towed.”  It appears that Truck 59 stalled under the viaduct after trying to pass thru flood waters. Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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All Seven Rockford Fire Stations Without Fire Sprinkler Systems

MyStateline.com article: ROCKFORD, IL—There are seven Rockford fire stations without emergency fire sprinklers. It’s ironic that the men within are tasked with fighting fires, although they themselves aren’t equipped with potentially life-saving systems. The Rockford Fire Department received a grant for $247,710 from FEMA, and the money will go to installing sprinkler systems in four of the stations. The sprinkler ...

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Gary firefighters battle abandoned building blaze

Post Tribune – GARY – “Gary firefighters are investigating a suspicious fire that gutted an abandoned building Wednesday afternoon in the Glen Park neighborhood. The fire broke out shortly before 4:20 p.m. at the two-story, red building at 4395 Broadway. Smoke from the fire was visible from Merrillville and the building was fully engulfed, with flames were pouring out of ...

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CPS hiring preference not the only thing irking firefighters

Tom Ryan, President of the Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 (Al Podgorski) Chicago Sun Times – “A controversial hiring preference for Chicago Public School graduates is not the only thing that has angered union leaders about the December firefighters entrance exam that will be the city’s first in nearly a decade. So has a requirement that, although 18-year-olds are now ...

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DRIVER IN VERY CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH ON I-294 AT 127TH STREET

ALSIP, Ill. (WLS) — ABC 7 Chicago – “All lanes of the southbound Tri-State Tollway at 127th Street re-opened after a multi-vehicle crash involving two semis shut down that section of I-294 for five hours overnight.  Illinois State Police said a man in his 20’s lost control of his Toyota Camry around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday in Alsip. His car struck ...

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Gary, IN Still Alarm Fire at 43rd and Broadway

Gary, IN Facebook Page (With Permission) – Companies in Gary, IN responded this afternoon to a Still Alarm Fire at 43rd and Broadway.  No other details on this fire at this time.  Thank you to Gary Fire Department Facebook Page for allowing us to share these pictures. Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave ...

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RESIDENTS HAIL FIRE ENGINE AFTER HARVEY HOME EXPLODES IN FLAMES

ABC 7 Chicago – “In Harvey, residents ran into the street to flag down fire engines after a home explodes in flames near 147th and Center Ave. Neighboring homes were doused with water because the blaze was so intense, firefighters were afraid it would spread down the block.Fire departments from various suburban departments had to be called in for backup until ...

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