Some members of DPFD getting in some training. Today's training was geared towards engineering and probationary members getting involved.
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Des Plaines Fire Department
Professional Fire Fighters
IAFF Local 4211
In an effort to remain more connected, this year we will be sharing our monthly run statistics. Click here to view or find them under the 'Community' tab above.
House Fire August 23 (Black Shift)
Des Plaines FD responded to a house fire early morning on August 23. Crews arrived on scene with fire and smoke showing from the front of the house. An aggressive interior attack put the fire out quickly. No injuries were reported.
Gargage Fire July 31 (Gold Shift)
Crews responded to a garage fire with extention to the house. A quick aggressive attack contained the fire to the garage and limited the damage to the exposures.
One person was extricated from a vehicle crash on I-90 in a construction zone.
Garage Fire July 19 (Gold Shift)
Crews were on scene of a fully involved garage fire that caused $30,000 in damage.
Structure Fire July 16 (Gold Shift)
A fire that started in the basement sent 2 to the hospital before it was brought under control.
Structure Fire July 1, 2016 (Red Shift)
A fire broke out in the rear of the structure early in the morning. The fire was caused by hot barbecue coals.
Visit our links or check the calendar to see upcoming events and fundraisers with IAFF 4211.
A 5 yr. old child was treated by DPFD after falling from a 6th story window. Click the link for more information.
Des Plaines Fire Department responds to explosion in North Maine
Both on duty personnel and members of the Technical Rescue Team responded to a gas explosion in North Maine Fire Protection's district. Click for a related article or pictures from the scene.
Des Plaines Firefighters responded to a structure fire this morning. The house suffered serious damage, but firefighters were able to rescue a dog and a cat. Job well done Black Shift. Here is a link to an article about the fire. Click on the picture to see more photos from the scene.
Operation North Pole 2015
A special thank you goes out to everybody who put in so much to name this year's event happen. Thank you DPFD members, outside police and fire departments, and the rest of the volunteers. A lot of time and effort goes into setting up, donating, fundraising, and attending the event. Without all of you, none of this is possible. For more information on how to get involved, visit operationnorthpole.org
Here is an article from the Daily Herald covering the event.
Click here to see some pictures from the day's event.
A couple fires for Gold Shift
Great job by Gold shift on their 2 structure fires, including a box alarm fire on the fourth floor of a retirement home.
Box alarm fire in a retirement home
Electrical fire in bedroom
Basement Fire on Warrington
Great job by Gold Shift on Saturday morning. Crews quickly extinguished a fully involved basement fire with extension into the first floor and attic.
Vehicle Collision with Entrapment Linden & Everett
A quick story and a couple pictures from a vehicle accident last weekend with entrapment.
Linden & Everett Entrapment
Firefighter Shawn Quigel pays tribute with his bagpipes to the 343 firefighters and 60 police officers that lost their lives on this morning, 14 years ago, at a 9/11 memorial ceremony in Des Plaines. The ceremony took place in downtown Des Plaines next to the 9/11 memorial plaque that includes an actual piece of steel from one of the Twin Towers.
3 Pedestrians Struck in 2 Separate Incidents
Visit the link here for the full story from the Journal.
Here is a story with video from ABC 7.
With our first annual MDA Boot Drive, the Des Plaines Fire Department was able to raise $4,800! Thank you to the volunteers and to those who donated. Without you, none of this is possible. See you again next year!
HERE is a MUST SEE video that demonstrates staffing needs at dwelling fires:
HERE is a MUST SEE video that demonstrates staffing needs at hi and mid rise fires:
High/Mid Rise Fire
Vehicle Collision With Entrapment On Golf Rd. Clink The Link Below For More Information.
Click here for more pictures from the crash.
See a related article from Arlington Cardinal here.
Motorcycle crash with serious injuries
Des Plaines Fire Department responded to a report of a motorcycle accident with serious injuries on 4/29/15 at Golf Rd and Mount Prospect Rd. More information is in the link below.
Des Plaines Firefighter's responded to a report of a fire in a multi-family residential building on Fifth Ct. First units on scene reported smoke showing. No injuries were reported. Related article below.
April 26, 2015 marks the 53rd anniversary of the only line of duty death to date of the Des Plaines Fire Department. Robert Coombs died of asphyxiation on April 26, 1962 at the age of 33. For more information, visit the link below.
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