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“We got people hanging out of the windows!” Extra-Alarm Fire Injures 4 on East 82nd St, Chicago

Tue June 26 2012 2:21 pm
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Fire scene at 714 East 82nd Street (PHOTO CREDIT Chicago Fire Department Chicago Fire Media).

Chicago firefighters and police responded about 5:00 a.m. Tuesday to an apartment fire at 714 East 82nd Street with a report of jumpers out of the four-story courtyard building. Four people were transported to the hospital — one with life-threatening injuries to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Christ Community Hospital and one with serious injuries to Jackson Park Hospital. One victim with minor injuries was transported to Jackson Park Hospital and one victim with minor injuries was transported to St. Bernard’s Hospital.

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Chicago’s fire communications for the fire begin at elapsed time of about 4:30 a.m. in this recording from …
“2012/06/26 Chicago 3-11 / EMS Plan 1 Apartment Fire w/ Jumpers & Rescues 714 E. 82nd St.”

“Truck 42, we’re on the scene. Holy sh$%. Ahh let’s’ see. Pull up! Pull up! Pull up! Pull up! Pullup! …
— Truck 42 sizeup

“Battalion 23 to Truck 42 we’ve got to think about that tower. 82 (Engine) and the truck (42) are gonna be eastbound. We got people hanging out of the windows on Sector 2 side. We’re throwin’ ladders on Sector 2” (Sector 2 is the left side when facing the front of the building. In the suburbs it’s called ‘B-side’)
— Battalion 23

Battalion 23 was the fireground chief, and called for a 2-11 response about 5:30 a.m., and then immediately called for a 3-11.

Battalion 17 was RIT Chief and Truck 16 was the RIT truck. RIT is a rapid intervention team, which stands by with rescue equipment, especially for fire crews that run into trouble while working on the fire.

Battalion 21 was Plan Chief for the EMS Plan 1, which brings five paramedic ambulances to the scene. The EMS Plan 1 is a standard response at working apartment fires.

Squad 5 was the Chicago’s rescue squad on the scene. The dual rig unit goes to all working fires in Englewood and other south side neighborhoods with a utility truck and a snorkel truck.

The apartment building had heavy fire on the second, third, and fourth floors. The fire response was elevated to a 3-11 alarm fire.

The fire was under control at about

Earlier in morning, Chicago firefighters worked on another 3-11 fire at 1924 Larchmont on the north side. At least two-hundered firefighters worked on each fire.

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