Sunday, April 08, 2018

Firefighters Injured

  • A group of firefighters rushed inside the smoldering bakery when a gust of wind slammed the door closed behind them. Their fellow firefighters frantically tried to open the door, but the minutes ticked by while the acrid smell of the fire fell over the street, said Ruben Cruz, who watched the scene unfold early Saturday from his Southwest Side porch.

    After about five minutes, they yanked open the door, and pulled two firefighters out of the building by their vests. “They took off all their equipment,” Cruz said. “They made sure they were breathing.”

    Three firefighters were burned in a blaze that started before 12:30 a.m. in the 3000 block of West 42nd Street in the Brighton Park neighborhood, according to the Chicago Fire Department. It was struck out later Saturday morning.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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23 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speedy recovery to the injured firefighters. Sad to learn that they were injured. Praying that their burns were not serious.

4/08/2018 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Backdraft?

4/08/2018 01:48:00 AM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

This story brings back memories of my FTO relaying the importance of using something immediately accessible (wine bottle cap, your pen cap... utility bills that were certain to go unpaid laying on the vestibule floor) to keep a door from closing.

Precious moments saved in the event you needed to summon the cavalry to pull your ass out of a bad spot with a quickness.

4/08/2018 02:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll say it again. Unless people are hanging out the windows, stand back and piss on the motherfucker. When the fire is out pack up and go back to the firehouse for some hot chili. Have the owner call all state and call it a day.

4/08/2018 04:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate when I see a bunch of heros on the roof of an abandoned building with axes trying to vent the fire. Can someone tell me why they don't just let the guy in the aerial rig up on the ladder pour water on it till it's struck?


4/08/2018 04:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless you Smoke Eaters.....BE SAFE....

4/08/2018 06:21:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Panaderia?

4/08/2018 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hoping for a quick and thorough recovery for all involved.
God Bless (all) our fellow First Responders.
Stay Safe.

4/08/2018 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers for our CFD brothers

4/08/2018 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I'll say it again. Unless people are hanging out the windows, stand back and piss on the motherfucker. When the fire is out pack up and go back to the firehouse for some hot chili. Have the owner call all state and call it a day.

4/08/2018 04:27:00 AM

TRUE! When neither the city nor the citizens give a damn about you, it pretty much highlights the path you need to be on.

4/08/2018 08:21:00 AM  
Blogger Alan Longnecker said...

Issue breaching charges to the team. Someone is probably a vet.

4/08/2018 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless our fireman, my prayers to all of you

4/08/2018 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“This story brings back memories of my FTO relaying the importance of using something immediately accessible (wine bottle cap, your pen cap...”
– You said it brother. I learned that from my FTO back in ‘85 and I passed that tip along when I FTO’d for years afterward. Something they don’t teach in the Academy these days, along with the lack of common sense of some of the pampered coddled young’uns. Had one PPO kick the newspaper holding the door ajar so the hallway wouldn’t get cold.
Running into smoky fires was another no no.
Good thing the days/nights of hardcharging are becoming passé.

As for the bakery (panaderia) fire itself...good chance they weren’t paying their street protection to the local community cartel.
The Rahm Sanctuary City Tax Free Toll.

4/08/2018 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Control the door mac,get well.

4/08/2018 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for a speedy recovery. Lots of respect for the fire department after their showing at the commanders wake and funeral

4/08/2018 10:08:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

It appears all three of the injured Firemen are out of the hospital now. So I hope they don't have any lingering, 'life altering', effects and make a full and complete recovery.

--- and now for a Rant!
Friggen Tribune can't even get an address correct. The fire was at 3000 W. 41st Street NOT 42nd St. and the name of the Bakery was Chris's Bakery (I had to search the Sun-Times for the story).
The Tribune article had me scratchin' my head as many of you may recall, 'Beautiful Brighton Park' is my 'old 'hood' and for the life of me I couldn't figure out how a Bakery appeared on an all residential street, except for the Fire House (of movie Backdraft fame) on the corner of 42nd & Sacramento.

4/08/2018 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers to the injured firemen and all first responders.

J.J.

4/08/2018 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for quick recovery to our family on the fire side! Wanted to be a fireman at times but when getting close to a hot fire no thanks that job is hard also!

4/08/2018 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“I hate when I see a bunch of heros on the roof of an abandoned building with axes trying to vent the fire. Can someone tell me why they don't just let the guy in the aerial rig up on the ladder pour water on it till it's struck? “

Obviously you don’t know a thing about fire suppression the firefighters assigned to the truck vent the roof with a saw. Not a job for the faint of heart. Ever see firefighters with wooden door jams attached to their helmets with a rubber band? Apparently these guys weren’t equipped with a block of wood that would have prevented this from happening. Lesson learned.

4/08/2018 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Issue breaching charges to the team. Someone is probably a vet.”

Utilize an explosive incendiary device to a breech burning structure? Yeah I’m sure that would work out well.

4/08/2018 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So when the CFD dispatchers notified the zone of the “mayday” for “firefighters down”, the dispatcher put out a 10-1. It was awkward.

4/09/2018 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
So when the CFD dispatchers notified the zone of the “mayday” for “firefighters down”, the dispatcher put out a 10-1. It was awkward.


Why would they do that. Did the expect the police to break down the door and run into the fire if it took 5 minutes for the CFD to break down the door

4/09/2018 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
So when the CFD dispatchers notified the zone of the “mayday” for “firefighters down”, the dispatcher put out a 10-1. It was awkward.


Why would they do that. Did the expect the police to break down the door and run into the fire if it took 5 minutes for the CFD to break down the door

4/09/2018 10:43:00 AM

No, but maybe for a rolling roadblock for the ambos if needed...

4/09/2018 08:55:00 PM  

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