Chicago Fire Department media reports there were four injured firefighters with “all stable at moment” after an apartment fire on West Potomac Avenue. Five civilians were assessed by paramedics and refused transportation. Six residents were displaced.
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
EMS: A ?? FC ?? STANDBY A ??
MAY DAY/STILL AND BOX ALARM/EMS PLAN 1 AT 12:15 PM
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
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