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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Thursday - Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 88F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.
Wednesday Night - Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70%.