Apartment Fire on W Potomac Ave Near Lamon Ave, Chicago — Mayday, Still and Box, EMS Plan 1

Chicago police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:08 PM Sunday to a report of an apartment fire with black smoke on 4926 W Potomac Avenue Chicago, Il. Chicago police, firefighters, and paramedics received a report of an apartment fire with thick black smoke.

Engine 117’s crew on arrival reported light smoke showing by 12:09 p.m.

Tower Ladder 14’s crew took the front of the building.

Battalion Chief 18 reported a 2-story ordinary, 25×50 with a fire in the rear. A main aerial ladder was raised to the roof by 12:14 pm.

BC18 reported they had a MAYDAY situation by 12:14 p.m. Battalion Chief 18 requested a Still and Box, Mayday, and EMS Plan 1 response. Firefighters were working on rescue and were conducting a role call by 12:16 p.m.

Initially one firefighter was transported Code Red to Cook County Stroger Hospital. A short time later it was reported that three firefighters were transported Code Red to Cook County Stroger Hospital. Later a fourth patient was reporting for transported to Cook County Stroger Hospital.

Ambulance 52 transported one firefighter Code Red to Cook County Stroger Hospital.

Ambulance 23 transported one firefighter Code Yellow (status changed to Code Red) to Cook County Stroger Hospital. A23 was initially transporting to West Suburban Hospital but was changed to Cook County.

Ambulance 64 transported one firefighter to Cook County Stroger Hospital by about 12:43 pm.

A62 transporting a fourth firefighter Code Red to Stroger Hospital by 12:56 pm.

FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …

ENGINE(S): E117 E ??

TRUCK(S): T ?? T ?? TL14

SQD ?? CV271

RIT: BC8 T29

CHIEF(S): BC18

EMS: A ?? FC ?? STANDBY A ??

STAGING:

MAY DAY/STILL AND BOX ALARM/EMS PLAN 1 AT 12:15 PM

ENGINE(S):

TRUCK(S):

SQUAD(S):

MAYDAY RIT: BC14 T58

EMS: A62 A64

CHIEF(S): 213 2-1-29 481
BC7 Box Chief
BC17 Plans Chief

SPECIAL: Collapse Unit 5-2-1

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of neighborhood to a report of an apartment fire with black smoke on near 4926 W Potomac Avenue Chicago, Il …




Stay informed with news from The Cardinal’s Emergencies Behind the Scenes Facebook page — Facebook.com/CardinalEmergencies. Includes links to favorite public safety and emergency rescuers and product manufacturers and safety companies that have facebook pages. Submit your pictures or just stay up-to-date on with fire, rescue, EMS and police photo galleries. Please add your public safety photo to the wall album — go direct to the Arlington Cardinal Emergencies Behind the Scenes photos. For a list of all of The Cardinal Facebook fan pages, go to Arlingtoncardinal.com/about/facebook …


Help fund The Cardinal Arlingtoncardinal.com/sponsor