Friday, August 26, 2011

Flashover

  • "Things went bad" at a blaze in a West Englewood home tonight that injured three firefighters, including two left in critical condition.

    The fire broke out shortly before 7 p.m. at a 1 1/2-story frame house located on the 7000 block of South Justine Street, officials said.

    Firefighters had ventilated the roof before moving into the house, but were trapped in the attic area when it "lit up," said Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff. "In the attic things went bad. They got trapped."
Prayers and well wishes only for our fellow first responders.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

We may joke and kid each other (CPD vs CFD)and give each other crap but deep down we are all we have left in this city. God bless, get well soon and stay safe everyone. Remember family first. From a 007 dist veteran officer.

8/26/2011 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous ISP Sgt said...

Prayers for the guys and their partners-

8/26/2011 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like all will be OK but they can sure use some prayers. They will have some emotional hurt because I am sure at least the 2 saw thier life flash before them.
I was there and saw the attic go from a somewhat rotine fire to totally lighting up in a couple of seconds.

8/26/2011 12:41:00 AM  
Blogger sc911 said...

Thoughts and prayers to the firefighters and their families.

8/26/2011 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes I know that we always bust on each other, but we ARE on the same side. God bless the injured first responders and give them a safe recovery (safe...not too early)!

8/26/2011 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speedy recovery guys my thoughts and prayers are with you

8/26/2011 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can never understand why they take such risk , stand in street shoot water in building, extinguish fire then enter.

8/26/2011 02:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All my prayers guys get well soon

8/26/2011 03:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers to the men in red and to their families

8/26/2011 03:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May St. Michael and St. Florian watch over them to safety. God bless the CFD & THE CPD. Amen.

Retired from 015

8/26/2011 03:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saying prayers for them now. God please watch over these firemen and heal their injuries.

8/26/2011 04:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know one of the firefighters very well, he's a great guy and an equally great firefighter. T.R. thoughts and prayers from your "son" in blue. From all I've been told both FF's are progressively doing better.

8/26/2011 04:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems they were burned pretty badly. I pray for a speedy recovery--their brothers have their backs. And so do we.

8/26/2011 05:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Hey, I'm Just Sayin, said...

Anonymous said...
I can never understand why they take such risk , stand in street shoot water in building, extinguish fire then enter.

8/26/2011 02:28:00 AM


It's what they do.

Just like they don't understand how we can run into a building after some goof that we KNOW has a gun because he's already taken a shot at us... it's what we've been trained for and it's what WE do.

We're all a little nuts!

8/26/2011 05:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can never understand why they take such risk , stand in street shoot water in building, extinguish fire then enter.

8/26/2011 02:28:00 AM

I agree. Let it burn if there's nobody inside--their lives are more important than some ghetto building. Get well guys.

8/26/2011 05:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to all that assisted in getting them to Loyola, it is nice to know that we still take care of our own. God Bless CFD.

RS
CPD

8/26/2011 05:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to the CFD. I pray for a speedy recovery.

8/26/2011 05:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just want to give A BIG THANK YOU to CPD and all the Police Officers who represented their individual departments that blocked intersections and aided in traffic control for the route to Loyola hospital for the motorcade. Thanks for providing a speedy transport and thanks too the private ambulance personnel.

C.F.D. Family Member

8/26/2011 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers and thoughts go out to the entire CFD brothers and there families.

8/26/2011 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless our CFD brothers/sisters. May they get weel soon!

8/26/2011 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

8/26/2011 06:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It always hurts when I hear someone from the CFD or CPD is hurt. Get well soon guys.

8/26/2011 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless the injured and help them, their families and their brothers and sisters in uniform through this tragic ordeal.

8/26/2011 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O no stay out of those pos houses, why dam it why... God speed ff

8/26/2011 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers for their speedy recovery!!

8/26/2011 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God watch over them....and all of the CFD....from a CPD

8/26/2011 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The kind of news you never want to hear. My thoughts and prayers are with them and the CFD, hoping they recover and heal quickly.

8/26/2011 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As tough as us cops feel we are, I would never have the balls to run into, much less stay in, a burning building to fight a fire. God Bless all 3 for a speedy and full recovery. My prayers are with you and your families.

8/26/2011 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm went to the hospital , has he visited officers when they have been shot ?

8/26/2011 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can never understand why they take such risk , stand in street shoot water in building, extinguish fire then enter.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
The same reason we run TOWARDS the sound of gunfire...we are not normal.

8/26/2011 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Lord please bless the injured Fire Department members with Your healing graces and keep them close to You during this difficult time.

8/26/2011 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CLTV reported that Rahm is heading to the hospital. I'm sure he'll be warmly welcomed since hes been fucking with CFD since even before the election. Get well soon guys.

8/26/2011 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope and pray for your recovery. Take care.

8/26/2011 10:21:00 AM  
Blogger Ray said...

You are our brothers CFD. Get well soon.

8/26/2011 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Dave in Albany park said...

Who would post anything BUT well-wishes for an injured first responder? I know from personal experience that burn injuries are hell, and they risk them every day. Firefighters are as courageous as it gets. Get well fast, gentlemen.

8/26/2011 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To "I can never understand why they take such risks"0228. Its the same reason you rush to a shots fired. Its our job.

8/26/2011 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PRAYERS TO THESE GUYS AND THEIR COWORKERS AND FAMILIES.

8/26/2011 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can never understand why they take such risk , stand in street shoot water in building, extinguish fire then enter.

8/26/2011 02:28:00 AM
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For the same reason we run toward gunshots. It's who they are.

Best wishes to all involved. May your recovery be swift and complete.

8/26/2011 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wish you guys a speedy recovery!

8/26/2011 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they just had press conference, looks like they are better. i hope they have a quick recovery.

8/26/2011 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read a couple of post of people taking shots at Rahm going to the hospital. To tell you the truth I am not sure if he has shown up at any of the PO's that have been shot.

I am not a Rahm fan & actively campaigned for Chico, but I will admit that he has done something that shortshanks NEVER did as Mayor that I know of. And that is show up to check on the injured.

I know someone at City Hall is reading this so tell him the we appreciate his concern & ask him not to stick it to the CPD & CFD too bad.

8/26/2011 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers for a full, speedy recovery. Ny thoughts and prayers to your families. No matter how we rib each other, you guys and gals on CFD have a dangerous job.

8/26/2011 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's what they do.

Just like they don't understand how we can run into a building after some goof that we KNOW has a gun because he's already taken a shot at us... it's what we've been trained for and it's what WE do.

We're all a little nuts!

8/26/2011 05:23:00 AM

Being nuts is the biggest qualification to do either job.

8/26/2011 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your in my prayers CFD. I think the world of you & sincerely feel an ache in my gut when one of you is hurt. A retired CPD once said to me "when a copper is hurt or killed it's a crime, when a fireman is hurt or killed it's a tradgedy. It's been a rough couple of years on both departments. I wish all involved the best.

8/26/2011 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RE: Why we do it

Many years ago I was working a side job at a concert at soldier field. We had a big group, coppers and a few firemen. We were wrapping it up and there was a loud crash on the drive where the street in front of gate O meets the drive. Motorcycle v car, very messy. Parts flying everywhere. Bodies on the street. Keep in mind the concert is getting out so there's cars flying by heading south. EVERY copper and fireman ran towards the accident to help. Civilians were running past us in the other direction.

No one gave an order, it was a reaction to help people who needed help. We run towards it, they run from it.

now retired, but missing it....sometimes. Good health to our CFD brothers.

8/26/2011 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Twice been in burning structures..yes we are nuts
.shared a city counsel award with a fire company that went after a man with a gun.while my partner and I got a family out of a fire ..I said prayers when I heard as I do for police issues. Cause a member of the band for 15 years I hate that its only tragedies that brings these two great brotherhoods together ..God protect and heal the firemen..and God protect us all the first and last on the front lines
LIFM

8/26/2011 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It just goes to illustrate how our lives can change at a moments notice as " First-Responders."
God Bless our brothers in the Fire Dept. I hope your recovery is swift and complete.
You remain in our thoughts and prayers.

8/26/2011 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know Rahm called a po that was in the hospital after being shot and talked to him

8/26/2011 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read a couple of post of people taking shots at Rahm going to the hospital. To tell you the truth I am not sure if he has shown up at any of the PO's that have been shot.

I am not a Rahm fan & actively campaigned for Chico, but I will admit that he has done something that shortshanks NEVER did as Mayor that I know of. And that is show up to check on the injured.

I know someone at City Hall is reading this so tell him the we appreciate his concern & ask him not to stick it to the CPD & CFD too bad.

8/26/2011 04:03:00 PM

YOU STUPID FOOL! Rahm is a master showman and knows the relevance of good public relations. Just like his mentor President Bill Clinton. Rahm gives the illusion of being open, forward thinking, honest, etc... (just recently he created a website where Chicagoans can give ideas to decrease our budget). But he has not made structural reforms. For example, many civic action groups have urged the city to open up its' financial books and to even conduct an independent audit. Rahm and his merry men of thieves said NO. CPS increased our property taxes and once again they cry poor and won't open their financial books.

8/26/2011 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From a CFD and former CPD, thank you guys. We (CFD) love you guys. God bless every last one of you!

8/26/2011 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers for "Chicago's bravest."

8/26/2011 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Bob Cavaiani 025 said...

Thoughts and prayers are with all involved. Speedy recovery !

Stay safe all and remember Free and Write Bill Cozzi

8/26/2011 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's praying for a speedy recovery to my injured brothers on the CFD.
We may take jabs at each other, but when shit hits the fan, we're always there for each other. After all, we're pretty much all we got to look out for each other in this thankless city!

GET WELL SOON!

Brother CPD.

8/26/2011 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont think the poster was questioning the bravery or intelligence of the FF"s, but rather the reasoning as to why their command allows them to enter a structure on fire if there isnt any victims inside. I see it as a car on fire and the fire department fighting it from the inside. There is no need to enter if no victims, extinguish the fire from the outside until it is put out, and then if structure is safe to enter, then put out the hot spots. Is the CFD Exempts also full of Meritourious Hacks? I bet my paycheck that the families of these FF's wouldnt want their loved ones taking uneeded risks if they didnt have to.
Prayers and a Speedy Recovery for the FF's.

8/27/2011 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To CFD, speedy recovery and thanks. There is a lesson for us (CPD) the RIT Team is for Force Protection. We pay very little attention to that except to limit chases and use of force instances. We should be dramatically limiting our exposure to threats because there is VERY little out there worth getting hurt over. You know it's true...

8/27/2011 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Feel mo betta soon! Tx as always to my brothers and sisters of CFD.

Especially in my district...

Kimball n Montrose

Grace & Roscoe

Irving & Tripp

Peterson 7 Pulaski!

8/27/2011 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the post at 12:18 am

I have no idea of the complexity of your job and you obviously have no idea of mine. We do our job the way we are trained, and sometimes people are injured. I would rather you make no comment than a poorly though out one. By the way I am one of those exempts, never received a merit promotion and worked the west side all my life. I doubt all your bosses are jagoff's I know ours are't most worked their way thru the ranks crawling down hallways.

8/27/2011 02:01:00 PM  
Blogger Cpdcoppurr said...

God Bless our Brothers in Red...... And God Bless Bobby Hoff... A true class act! A speedy recovery to all.

8/27/2011 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers were being sent as soon as I heard this!!!!! God Bless..heal soon my brothers in Red!!! Your Sister in Blue.

8/28/2011 10:48:00 PM  

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