Tuesday, February 05, 2013

CFD Injured

Said to be "alert and comfortable," but that might just be the morphine talking:
  • One firefighter was injured at an extra-alarm blaze in an abandoned factory in the Back of the Yards neighborhood that was being brought under control this evening.

    The fire started in the abandoned L-shaped building west of 48th Street and Halsted Avenue about 5:45 p.m. The firefighter was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment, where he was alert and comfortable this evening, according to the Fire Department.

    The factory building is of concrete construction, so was not as difficult to contain the fire as the recent extra-alarm fire in Bridgeport.
Fires and Bridgeport....hmmmm.

Best wishes to the firefighter.

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29 Comments:

Blogger Undergrounded said...

Not Bridgeport - Canaryville.
Grew up in 09 back in the 70's...

Not that it matters, but there was always a rivalry of sorts between the "hoods".

2/05/2013 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone noticed the increase in extra-alarm fires in abandoned warehouses the last 18 months or so?

This seems to be way too coincidental to have so many fires when the city has gone for years in between these large fires. I wonder if there isn't a crazy fire-bug roaming out there.

To CFD personnel: stay safe and be careful out there. Hopefully, someone will be, or already is investigating these fires so that CFD does not have to take any unnecessary risks.

2/05/2013 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wishing the fireman a speedy recovery.

2/05/2013 02:15:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

The 'Ville kicks Bridgeport' s ass hands down.

2/05/2013 05:50:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

I am alert and comfortable when I am at Beatrice' s.

2/05/2013 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nero (Rahm) fiddles while Rome burns!

2/05/2013 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Has anyone noticed the increase in extra-alarm fires in abandoned warehouses the last 18 months or so?

This seems to be way too coincidental to have so many fires when the city has gone for years in between these large fires. I wonder if there isn't a crazy fire-bug roaming out there.
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No, it's just someone from the Lyric Opera practicing for Die Meistersinger.

Who okayed the idiot to blow fire on the stage?

I hope he recovers, but he never should have tried that stunt.

2/05/2013 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You remain in our prayers, brother.

2/05/2013 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do these reporters do any fact checking. 48th and Halsted is in canaryvill, not Bridgeport. Bridgeport ends at Pershing Rd., 3900 south.

2/05/2013 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a quick question. Is the fire bug from the 009th District with the last name of "Dooley" out of the joint/cracker factory? He started a lot of garages on fire back in the day. Maybe he has moved on up to factories?

2/05/2013 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what the fuck is it with all these huge ass fires at warehouses??? let the mother fucker burn down!!!!!

2/05/2013 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wishes for a speedy recovery for all involved . . .

Ret. CPD

Off topic - Does the CFD have merit promotions like CPD ?

2/05/2013 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope the fireman is OK, I may think that 2 big empty warehouse fires a few weeks apart may be kinky, time to look into this stuff. Anyone interested in buying this land ?

2/05/2013 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speedy Recovery Pal, Stay Safe Brothers & Sisters

Questions:

Who profits from the fire?

Was there an increase in the insurance?

Who wants the land?

Is the answer to any of the above the Daley/Vanecko Crime Family?

2/05/2013 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Help the fire fighters out.
Stop by Engine 51 at 14th and Racine and buy a tee-shirt. 3 styles, various sizes and only $ 20.00 each and yes the funds do go to buy supplies for the guys on duty.

2/05/2013 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way, way back in the day, the southwest corner of 48th & Halsted was the location of the former Chicago Police Stockyards Police Station. The building is gone and the lot is vacant.

2/05/2013 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope the firefighter is feeling better.

2/05/2013 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Fires and Bridgeport....hmmmm."
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Time to start digging into all of the real estate transactions going on in the surrounding area, as well as with insurance companies to see who's been upping their coverage.

Sounds like somebody sees Bridgeport as ripe for development.

2/05/2013 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speedy Recovery to our firefighter brother1

2/05/2013 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Do these reporters do any fact checking. 48th and Halsted is in canaryvill, not Bridgeport. Bridgeport ends at Pershing Rd., 3900 south.

2/05/2013 08:28:00 AM

Thank you! and the Big fire at 37 & Ashland is Mckinley Park Not Bridgeport.

2/05/2013 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Has anyone noticed the increase in extra-alarm fires in abandoned warehouses the last 18 months or so?

This seems to be way too coincidental to have so many fires when the city has gone for years in between these large fires. I wonder if there isn't a crazy fire-bug roaming out there.
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No, it's just someone from the Lyric Opera practicing for Die Meistersinger.

Who okayed the idiot to blow fire on the stage?

I hope he recovers, but he never should have tried that stunt.


2/05/2013 06:33:00 AM

Harry Trumans great grandson

2/05/2013 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Wishes for a speedy recovery for all involved . . .

Ret. CPD

Off topic - Does the CFD have merit promotions like CPD ?

2/05/2013 10:28:00 AM
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Yes we do. But it is capped at 16% of the people being promoted to that position on the given order. Also the person being nominated has to be nominated for a merit promotion before the test is given. A list of names of the people on the merit list is given to the union BEFORE the test is given. They must take both parts of the exam and have a score of 70 or better to get a merit promotion. There are also rules about time in grade and a few others to get promoted.

You can't take the test on 2009 and then get a "chinaman" in 2013 that will get you promoted. You need a "chinaman" BEFORE the test is given.

2/05/2013 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh also 1 more thing about the CFD merit promotion. If the city uses even 1 person off the merit list as a merit promotion, then before the list is taken down they must take total number of people promoted off the list and multiply by 16 and the promote that many people in ranked order before the list can be taken down.

Ex: if 200 total people are promoted off the Captains list. And the city used ANY promotions off the list as a merit promotion. Then the city would have to promote the next 32 people in ranked order regardless.
So if they use merit for even 1 "superstar" they will reward the 32 people.

I hope that helps.

2/05/2013 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope the fireman is ok,that being said rahm wants to take away men from the trucks,and use less,what you say now rahm asshole? I don't care what firemen do all day,but you watch fires like this,personally i am glad we have as many as we do,we should increase fire and police exponentially!

2/05/2013 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope your doing good as can be...In my prayers!! Thank You for you do!!!! CPD

2/05/2013 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All cfd who pass a promotion test get promoted before a new test is given.

2/05/2013 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speedy recovery for this brave firefighter. I have the utmost respect for the CFD and CPD.

A grateful citizen.

2/05/2013 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You want to keep all the men on trucks?Make them all A.L.S. 2 birds with one stone! Better service to the citizens of Chicago,which includes police and fire families too!

2/06/2013 07:40:00 AM  
Blogger Elm Creek Smith said...

Well, every time I was torn up, morphine made me "comfortable." When they put me on the "as needed" machine with the button, I started pushing the button 5 minutes before it was due and kept pushing it for 5 minutes afterwards. Just wanted to stay "comfortable." BTW, morphine didn't take the pain away; it just made it so you didn't care.

My best to the injured fireman.

ECS

2/06/2013 10:28:00 AM  

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