Firefighting

Fire in Chicago Building with D.A.W.G.S. Windows and Doors

Issue 03 and Volume 173.

FIRE FOCUS ❘ By Mike Burns Thursday, October 31, 2019, was Halloween. The weather in Chicago was horrible. The day began with rain that later changed to a heavy, wet, and wind-driven snow. By 1400 hours, visibility was reduced to one block, approximately 600 feet. At 1448 hours, fire was reported in the 4000 block of West Lexington Street. Chicago (IL) Fire Department (CFD) Engine 95 had just been assigned to an emergency medical services (EMS) call. The Fire Alarm Office realized the engine was just a few blocks from the reported fire and radioed the crew to disregard the EMS run and to take in the still alarm. The initial response included Engines 95 and 113, Trucks 26 and 48, and me (Battalion 18). Responding to Fires in Vacant Buildings: Proceed with Caution Fort Lauderdale (FL) Firefighters Offer Training Video on Polycarbonate Panels and Forcible Entry Training Drill: Forcing…

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