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Thank you BOB!
02/14/2022

Thank you BOB!

On February 14th, 1980, the mood of Local 2 Firefighters and paramedics was very somber throughout the department knowing that in just a few minutes Union members would be staging a strike. At 0515 hours they walked out. This was a time when each person had to evaluate their own situation and make a decision that would affect them for the rest of their lives – “Do I Walk or Do I Stay?” They walked out at 0515 and at many fire houses strike signs hadn’t even been delivered yet. Local 2 Member Ed Tetzner said to one news channel, “The lines have been drawn in the sand, we asked and asked for the city to meet with our Union. We were promised a contract from the Mayor, but all we got were broken promises. Well for one thing, there are three men on the back step of a garbage truck in Chicago, and only two men on the back step of a Fire Engine. Second of all, we don’t have self-contained breathing apparatuses for the firefighter who risks his life like in many other cities in this country. Our equipment is junk, our fire clothes are shabby and leak water, there are no radios for communication and I could go on and on. But I will now help my brother Firefighters get a barrel, and we will light a fire.”

3-3-5…
02/13/2022

3-3-5…

"It started as a normal fire,...then without a warning, the explosion..." -Commissioner Robert J. Quinn
Today the men and women of Engine 119, Truck 55, Battalion 11, and Ambulance 39 remember Lt. William Quinn of E-119 and Firefighter Martin Dyer of T-55 who died in the line of duty on this day in 1971 in an explosion at 6117 N. Elston Av. (A .A. Engelhardt Inc.). 3-3-5 Brothers - Never Forgotten

RFB.
02/11/2022

RFB.

Great stuff!
02/07/2022

Great stuff!

Photos from Fire Service Line of Duty Deaths's post
02/07/2022

Photos from Fire Service Line of Duty Deaths's post

02/07/2022

RFB.

02/01/2022

3-3-5

01/28/2022

Never forget… 3-3-5.

This. We could second guess, Monday morning quarterback the decisions made… but we shouldn’t. “Victim profiling” “risk v...
01/27/2022

This. We could second guess, Monday morning quarterback the decisions made… but we shouldn’t. “Victim profiling” “risk vs reward…” bu****it! That fire started somehow… it’s our job as firefighters to FIGHT the fire, we aren’t fire WATCHERS. It’s a dangerous job, we knew that going in. Save the judgement… honor the fallen brothers and sisters.

3-3-5
01/27/2022

3-3-5

3-3-5… Rest In Peace, heroes.
01/25/2022

3-3-5… Rest In Peace, heroes.

Prayers go out to our Brothers on the East coast…
01/24/2022

Prayers go out to our Brothers on the East coast…

🔥WORKING DWELLING FIRE🔥
200 blk S Stricker St 21223
#NewSouthwestMountClare
Council District 9 Councilman John Bullock

557a #BMORESBravest arrived with fire showing from all 3 floors of a 3 story row home. Additional units called.

630a #BMORESBravest fighting fire in several 3 story row homes. There has been a collapse and multiple mayday calls were made by trapped firefighters. #BCFDSOC Special Rescue Team is on scene.

715a 3 of #BMORESBravest were trapped in the collapse; 1 has been rescued & #BCFDEMS is taking to Shock Trauma in serious condition. #BCFDSOC Special Rescue Team continues to work on freeing the other 2

740a 1 more #BMORESBravest has been rescued by #BCFDSOC Special Rescue Team. #BCFDEMS to treat & transport. Condition serious. 1 member remains trapped, crews are in contact & are working to free them.

825a another #BMORESBravest freed from the building. #BCFDEMS treating & transporting to Shock Trauma, condition unk. Rich Langford Baltimore Firefighters Local 734 President is at hospital to supporting our members & their families.

1030a There is no update on this incident at this time. Baltimore City Fire Department will provide information to the media when there is an update on conditions.

12p #RumorControl
3 of #BMORESBravest were transported to Shock Trauma in serious condition.
1 remains trapped inside the house.
Anything else is rumor.
BCFD will brief media at Shock Trauma when they have an u/d.

2p There is still no update from BCFD.
Last information we have is:
1 FF still trapped in the collapsed home
3 FFs transported to Shock Trauma in serious condition. These are the facts.

01/23/2022

Dennis Smith, FDNY(Ret), founder of Firehouse Magazine & author of Report From Engine 82 has passed away at the age of 82.

Let's hoist a glass and remember our fallen brother. Our love and respect to a true warrior poet!

#foolsinternational #reportfromengineco82 #RFB #FirehouseMagazine

One of the best. Listen!
01/20/2022

One of the best. Listen!

GETTIN' SALTY EXPERIENCE:
Podcast Ep.79 LIVE Tonight Thursday at 8pm on our Youtube Channel. Our special guest will be retired Chicago FD Deputy District Chief Steve Chikerotis. He was appointed in 1979 – Entered CFD - 4-months in the fire academy and was then assigned to Engine 93. In 1981 Transferred to Squad 2. In 1989 Promoted to Lieutenant. 1990 assigned to Squad 2 and was the Technical Advisor to the Movie “Backdraft”. In 1996 Promoted to Captain 2nd District Relief. 1997 became Commander of Fire Academy Operations. 1998 was Promoted to Battalion Chief and was Assistant Director of Training. 2001 assigned Battalion Chief of B - 22. 2007 he was Promoted to Deputy District Chief Citywide Relief. 2009 – 2014 Deputy District Chief / District 1 (7-Battalions) ***2012 – Present / Consulting Producer NBC “Chicago Fire”. Retired November 14, 2014
You don’t want to miss this one😎👍🏼. You can also Listen to our podcast ...we are on all the players 🎧🔥 #itunespodcast #spotifypodcast #iheartradio #googlepodcast and of course at www.youtube.com/gettinsaltyexperience

Rest In Peace, Chief. You were a mentor to many of us. Thank you for everything you did for the fire service. We’ll take...
01/19/2022

Rest In Peace, Chief. You were a mentor to many of us. Thank you for everything you did for the fire service. We’ll take it from here.

If only more departments did this… strong work FDNY!
01/12/2022

If only more departments did this… strong work FDNY!

The more you know…
01/07/2022

The more you know…

5-5-5-5 for our Fallen Brother
12/26/2021

5-5-5-5 for our Fallen Brother

This morning the FDNY tragically lost Lt. Joe Maiello of L83.

Joe was an active member of the department who was working when he passed away in quarters, during his tour.

He was promoted to Lieutenant from L148 where he served as a firefighter and company delegate for many years.

The UFA sends their deepest condolences to his wife and two children. This is a heartbreaking loss to the FDNY family and all who worked with him, especially the members of E163/L83 and L148/E282 BN48 in Brooklyn.

Please take a moment of silence to honor our brother and think of his family and friends during these troubling times.

Never Forget Lt. Joe Maiello.

Amazing work as usual, thank you Mike Somma.
12/23/2021

Amazing work as usual, thank you Mike Somma.

Rest In Peace, Brother.
10/08/2021

Rest In Peace, Brother.

RFB 5-5-5-5.
09/11/2021

RFB 5-5-5-5.

The Brother's from FDNY Rescue 1 who gave the ultimate sacrifice, in the largest Rescue of Fire Service History. These 11 men, as well as, the other 332 Firemen who perished saved thousands. Never Forgotten!!! Their company motto "OUTSTANDING" and they lived that motto!! OUTSTANDING!!!

Never Forget.
09/11/2021

Never Forget.

- 0746 (CDT) Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center

- 0803 (CDT) Flight 175 crashed into the South Tower.

- 0821(CDT), from the 35 floor of the North Tower, the last words of FDNY Cpt. Patrick Brown are transmitted . . .

- 0859 (CDT) the South Tower collapses

- 0928 (CDT) the North Tower collapses.

Never Forget.
08/09/2021

Never Forget.

THIS is why we perform aggressive interior tactics. THIS is why we search. What's that about "survivable spaces" again‽
05/31/2021

THIS is why we perform aggressive interior tactics. THIS is why we search. What's that about "survivable spaces" again‽

On Sunday, December 17, 2017, Rescue 3 responded to a structure fire with people trapped. Lieutenant Michael J. Conboy approached the fire building, observing heavy fire blowing up over the roof from an open three-foot square light shaft approximately 20 feet back on the side. Lieutenant Conboy crawled through the front doorway, which had heavy, black smoke venting out over his head. He crawled past Engine 82 members, who still were waiting for water in their hose-line so they could make a push into the two rooms now fully involved in fire and venting into the first-floor hallway. Lt. Conboy climbed up the stairs through blistering heat to reach the second-floor hallway. At the top of the stairs, he got on his belly and began his search into the front bedroom. Searching to his right, Lieutenant Conboy looked up and saw fire rolling over his head. Crawling along the wall, he found a small child, lying unconscious, face up on the floor under a window. The curtains and drapes had dropped down on the child and were on fire, as were the child’s pants, so he placed them on a bed away from the window and patted the flames out. He then crawled out of the room with the child and handed them off to another Firefighter in the hallway, instructing him to bring the child to EMS personnel on the street. Lieutenant Conboy returned to the bedroom to complete his search. Fire was blowing into the bedroom from the shaft. This time, he searched to his left, where he found a leg between a bed and the front wall. Pushing the bed away from the wall, Lieutenant Conboy found an unconscious adult lying on the floor. Under the extreme heat of the fire, Lieutenant Conboy mustered all his strength and dragged the individual out of the bedroom toward the hallway. He handed the adult off to another Firefighter and instructed him to bring them to EMS personnel in the street.

At the 2021 FDNY Medal Day Ceremony, FDNY will award the Dr. Harry M. Archer Medal to Lieutenant Michael J. Conboy, Rescue 3. The Dr. Harry M. Archer Medal is awarded once every three years. Visit facebook.com/FDNY on Wednesday, June 2, at 11 am, to watch the ceremony live.

Never forget...
05/28/2021

Never forget...

May 28, 2018 - LODD
Firefighter/Diver Juan Bucio, 46
Chicago Fire Department. Chicago, IL
Firefighter, Diver Bucio died and two other divers were injured during a rescue attempt on the Chicago River Monday evening, officials said.
Firefighter/ Diver Bucio was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital at 10:02 p.m. He became separated from his partner while trying to rescue someone from the Chicago River near where it crosses Ashland Avenue on Monday night. Two other divers were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition, according to the Fire Department. They have been released. The fire department received a call around 7:50 p.m. after boaters saw a person jump into the water, according to José A. Santiago, the Fire Commissioner of the Chicago Fire Department. During the search, Bucio became separated from his partner, and the team sent out a Mayday call. “His partner turned around and he was missing,” he said. “It was that quick.”
Bucio went missing about 8:25 p.m. and Chicago Police Department Marine Unit divers pulled him from the water about 20 minutes later. The Chicago Police Department is still searching the water for the person that went into the water. "We have a diver down, start making phone calls, let's get people in, 10-4?" a Marine Unit supervisor asked over his radio. “You sounded muffled,” an officer answered. “I can't copy.” “We have a possible diver down. Start calling people. Let's get some people in.”
It’s not clear what time divers entered the water or how long they were in before the mayday. Fire department officials said the incident was still under investigation. The call of a person in the water was near Canalport Riverwalk Park in an industrial area near the Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side. “We got the diver out, he’s going to Stroger, critical,” a battalion chief said into his radio. About a dozen police and fire vehicles were stationed at Stroger Hospital late Monday, and officials blocked off Ogden Avenue in front of the hospital for at least an hour. A group of firefighters stood outside the emergency room while Chicago police officers lined the entrance to the hospital parking lot. Firefighters and police officers gathered outside the Cook County medical examiner’s office late Monday and early Tuesday morning. Two firetrucks parked facing each other on Leavitt Avenue and stretched their ladders up and over Harrison Street early Tuesday morning. Firetrucks and engines lined Harrison Street on the way to the morgue. Just after 1 a.m., two police SUVs led a procession from the hospital with Ambulance 65 carrying Bucio’s body.
Bucio is the 13th Chicago firefighter to die in the line of duty since 2000, according to data from the Illinois Fire Service Institute, and the first line of duty death since Daniel Capuano fell through an open elevator shaft at a vacant warehouse in December of 2015.
He joined the department in 2003, and became of a member of the dive team in 2007.

RFB...
03/30/2021

RFB...

March 30, 2010 - LODD
Firefighter Brian Carey
Homewood Fire Department. IL
Carey of the Homewood Fire Department died in the line of duty during search and rescue operations at a residential fire. Homewood firefighters were dispatched to the fire around 9PM, and Carey was among the first firefighters on scene. Upon arriving at the home, firefighters learned from an elderly, female resident who had escaped the fire that her partially paralyzed husband was trapped inside the house. Carey and other firefighters entered the structure in an attempt to rescue the homeowner, but Carey suffered fatal injuries when the fire intensified. Carey was transported to South Suburban Hospital with smoke inhalation and burn injuries, but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. The homeowner also died as a result of the fire, and another firefighter was hospitalized with burn injuries sustained inside the house.

Our friend, Dan O'Farrell's grandfather, Captain of Squad 1.
03/27/2021

Our friend, Dan O'Farrell's grandfather, Captain of Squad 1.

03/23/2021

3-3-5 RFB

Learn from the past kids...
02/23/2021

Learn from the past kids...

On this day in 1991, a fire at the One Meridian Plaza in Philadelphia, PA claimed the lives of three firefighters. The fire began on the 22nd floor and extended and destroyed 9 floors of the 38-story fire-resistive building. PFD was plagued by operational problems during the 18-½ -hour effort to control the fire.

Firefighters began experiencing problems before they even reached the fire. By the time firefighters reached the 11th floor the building had lost power after the heat from the blaze damaged electrical cables. The building was without electricity for the entirety of the event. This forced firefighters to work in darkness and without the aid of elevators.

Firefighters were again hampered when it was discovered the pressure release valves on the standpipes were improperly adjusted when installed in the building. The Philadelphia Fire Department nozzles allowed 100 psi nozzle pressure while One Meridian Plaza’s pressure release valves were giving less than 60 psi discharge pressure, which was not sufficient to fight the fire. It was several hours into the fire before a technician who could adjust the valves arrived at the scene.

A captain and two firefighters were assigned to ventilate the stairwell. The three firefighters went up a center staircase from the 22nd floor and soon radioed that they were disoriented by heavy smoke on the 30th floor. Search teams were sent from the lower floors and searched the 30th floor, but did not find the missing firefighters. The teams then moved onto the upper levels where one team got lost on the 38th floor and ran out of air in their SCBA. That team was rescued by a search team that had been placed on the roof by a helicopter. Rescue attempts continued until helicopter operations were suspended due to heavy smoke and thermal drafts caused by the blaze.

The fire was stopped when it reached a floor with automatic sprinklers. Workers had been refinishing woodwork in a vacant office earlier in the day and workers left a pile of rags soaked in linseed oil on the floor. The linseed oil oxidized and generated enough heat to ignite the rags which then set fire to other solvents nearby. Smoke detectors did not cover the entire floor and by the time the fire alarm went off the fire was already well established. 📸 credit The Company Officer Blog

#FireHistory #NeverForget

Ret. Chief Pat Donnelley working the pipe in the basket!
01/14/2021

Ret. Chief Pat Donnelley working the pipe in the basket!

History.
12/25/2020

History.

As we’ve said, December has not been good to us...
12/23/2020

As we’ve said, December has not been good to us...

No words... RFB. 3-3-5
12/17/2020

No words... RFB. 3-3-5

Strong work brothers and sisters!!!
12/17/2020

Strong work brothers and sisters!!!

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You were the best Bra'! 3-3-5 Dave
Squad 1, 228 Illinois mid 60's.
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getting ready for the thrill show. cb
Thanks for the tour and letting us serve you! -from Ohio
While cold here on the east coast, nothing like what you all are getting. Brothers and Sisters, be safe out there.
cfd in spares, nothing new. be safe. cb
Thanks for the hospitality on Monday. Hanging at the Squad table!!!
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