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Tag Archive | "firefighters"

OP-ED: Crypto Cop vs. The Cardinal on Police Radio Encryption

On December 26, 2012, The Cardinal featured an OP-ED entitled Police Radio Encryption: Not Secure, A Transparency Failure, A Public Safety Nightmare. Yesterday, a reader posted a comment criticizing the article with some very good points about why police radios should be encrypted. The Cardinal’s position is that general law enforcement radio dispatch should NOT […]

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Firefighter Scott Ziegler Helmet Cam: “2012 a year on my lid, in Highland Park MI”

WXYZ-TV DETROIT: For the past year, Scott Ziegler of the Highland Park Fire Department mounted a camera to his helmet recording amazing footage. Scott Ziegler used a helmet-cam to capture on-the-job firefighting video in Highland Park, Michigan. The video was recently featured on ABC with John Schriffen reporting on Diane Sawyer’s segment. Ziegler filmed his […]

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Large Black Smoke Header Near I-355/Route 53 and North Ave Seen For Miles From Trucks On Fire, Rohlwing Rd, Addison

VIDEO: Two semi-trailer tractor trucks and three semi-trailers destroyed Thursday near I-355, North Avenue, Route 53 and Rolhlwing Road. Addison Fire Protection District firefighters responded about 1:00 PM Thursday, December 27, 2012 to a special alarm for a fire involving two trucks and three semi-trailer trucks at 799 South Rohlwing Road in Addison. Police and […]

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Police Radio Encryption: Not Secure, A Transparency Failure, A Public Safety Nightmare

Ask any security expert, and they’ll mention PRINCIPLE ONE: A security system is only as strong as it’s weakest link. Some police departments around the world are choosing to encrypt their radio communications. Some police departments deliberately keep their channels open, and some even provide a feed on the Internet and/or make the communications available […]

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Chicago Fire: Over 200 Chicago Firefighters Fight 5-11 Alarm Fire at Warehouse Building On Nelson St

VIDEO: 5-11 extra alarm warehouse fire on West Nelson Street near California Avenue and Belmont Avenue. Chicago firefighters and paramedics responded about 1:30 AM Sunday to a water flow alarm at a warehouse (200X150 square feet), which was heavily charged with smoke in the 2600 block of West Nelson Street. Chicago firefighters arrived on the […]

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Arlington Heights Firefighters Train with New “Cordless” Battery-Powered Hurst Tools for Vehicle Crashes with Extrication

VIDEO: Firefighters during vehicle extrication training with new cordless, battery-powered Hurst “Jaws of Life” tools at Hillside Towing on University Drive (18:08). The most dramatic and frequently occurring firefighter operation in Arlington Heights and many suburbs of Chicago is the vehicle extrication operation. Sure, firefighters train for trench rescues, high-angle altitude rescues, and dangerous fire […]

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House Fire in Mount Prospect Does Heavy Damage

View Larger Map Mount Prospect House Fire, February 18 2009 about midnight. Mount Prospect Fire Department fought a house fire reported about 11:10 p.m. at Woodland and Bonnie Brae Avenue, just west of River Road and south of Kensington. The fire affected both floors of the two-story house. Firefighters reported intense fire showing upon arrival. […]

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FOOD4LESS: Fire in the Aisles of a Grocery Store in Elk Grove

View Larger Map of FOOD4LESS grocery store fire located near the Elk Grove Village Target Store … UPDATE: Pamela A. Dinter, 58, of Elk Grove Village, was charged with one count of aggravated arson for the fire at the Food 4 Less grocery store. Because of damaged inventory, loss could be as high as $1.2 […]

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Two Dogs Killed in Prospect Heights House Fire Near Schoenbeck Between Old Willow and Palatine Road


Video shows firefighters chasing a fire in the walls …

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Prospect Heights House Fire Near Schoenbeck Road

Prospect Heights Fire Department requested an extra alarm for a house
fire at 500 Kewaunee …

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Arlington Heights Fire at Public Storage on Algonquin Road

Arlington Heights Fire Department quickly knocked down fires in multiple storage units  at 903 East Algonquin Road in Arlington Heights. …

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Mount Prospect House Fire Early Monday Morning

Mount Prospect Fire Department fought a smoky house fire just after 1:30 a.m. Monday morning in the 200 block of South Lancaster …

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