CARDINAL EMERGENCIES: Fire Scanner and Citizen Witness Reports for Thursday, October 25 2018

THU OCT 25 2018 ~6:22 PM Chicago Fire Department Blind Shaft Elevator Rescue 208 W Washington Blvd Chicago, IL Report of a person in a stalled freight elevator on the second floor. BC1 reports companies standing by waiting for Otis for repair, but Otis is a long way out so SQD1’s crew heading down the shaft to retrieve the man by 6:58 pm. Man rescued by 7:05 pm. [INCIDENT MAP]

THU OCT 25 2018 ~11:55 AM Chicago Fire Department APARTMENT FIRE/Working Fire 657 N Springfield Chicago, IL Fire on the 3rd floor and cockloft of a vacant 3-story brick apartment building. Two mains to the roof at Side A and Side B; two lines on the fire by 12:07 pm. Roof opened; fire out by 12:14 pm.

THU OCT 25 2018 ~11:25 AM Chicago Fire Department
Construction Site Stairwell Collapse/Construction Accident Response/EMS Plan 1 867 N Paulina St Chicago, IL Construction accident response and 4-ambulance response for a stairwell that collapsed while four construction workers were carrying a large slab of granite up a stairwell. Two patients transported Code Red to Northwestern Memorial, and two patients transported Code Red to Stroger.

THU OCT 25 2018 ~9:27 AM Chicago Fire Department Person Shot/GSW 8000 S Union Chicago, IL Report of a person shot in an alley. [INCIDENT MAP]

THU OCT 25 2018 ~9:06 AM Chicago Fire Department Personal Injury Crash 75th St and South Chicago Ave Chicago, IL Report of a crash with at least 3 people hurt. Congestion mostly west of the railroad tracks. [INCIDENT MAP]

THU OCT 25 2018 ~5:50 AM Chicago Fire Department Car vs Building/Personal Injury Crash 33 North LaSalle St Chicago, IL Report of a crash into 33 North LaSalle building with a standpipe possibly damaged. Everybody is out of the auto, and no people are trapped. A41 transporting Code Red patient to Northwestern, A42 transporting 2 Code Yellow patients to Northwestern. [INCIDENT MAP]

THU OCT 25 2018 ~1:15 AM Lansing Fire Department Pin-in Crash/Life Safety Box Alarm Stony Island Ave and 184th St Lansing, IL 1 Killed, 3 injured in crash with vehicle coming to rest in front yard. Pin-in crash with multiple injuries, including life-threatening injuries on Stony Island Ave north of 184th St. One or more patients airlifted. [INCIDENT MAP]



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Note: Reports are early reports involving breaking news, which may contain inaccurate information before confirmation from official sources. Dates, times and LOCATIONS (addresses, etc.) are NOT official and are subject to corrections or updates, which may or may not be completed on this page. Beginning October 21, 2018, Cardinal News began publishing an emergency incident page “FIRE LIVE AND ARCHIVE” for consolidating select incidents in Chicagoland for each day. Reports are generated from emergency radio communications, official public safety (e.g. Twitter accounts, press releases official sound bytes, etc.), and citizen witness reports. Incidents reported without sources noted are generated from emergency radio communications. The most recent incidents are posted at the top of the page during the day. New Incidents on THIS PAGE (in beta) are ENTERED THROUGHOUT THE DAY, and SOME NEW INCIDENTS may be ENTERED on this page after the initial publish date as follow-up for the day’s incidents.

E = Engine, T = Ladder Truck, TL = Tower Ladder, Q = Quint, SQD = Squad, BC = Battalion Chief, A = Ambulance, M = Medic, Box Alarm = Extra group of equipment & crews during major emergency (followed by 2nd through 5th level, Interdivisional Box for escalation), Still & Box Alarm = Extra group of equipment in Chicago (followed by 2-11 through 5-11 alarm, Interdivisional Box for escalation), EMS Plan = Extra group of ambulances during major emergency (Plans 1 through 3 for escalation), ALS = Advanced Life Support, BLS = Basic Life Support, Code Green = Non-urgent illness or injury, Code Yellow = Non-life-threatening injury or illness but observed for worsening condition, Code Red = Immediate Advanced Life Support required for possible life-threatening illness or injury, Code Black = Deceased, Level I Trauma Center = Hospital capable of total patient care in emergency (/traumacenter), TRT = Technical Rescue Team (e.g., high-angle, confined space, underground or below grade operations), MABAS = Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, Task Force = Special response in disaster or major emergency

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