Yesterday FireTruckBlog.com told us about the 50 snowmobiles stationed at Chicago firehouses. The video above shows one in action during an EMS run. On another snowmobile run firefighters brought a mother and new born child to a waiting ambulance. The Sun-Times reports, “The baby was born a few minutes before we got there,” the official said. “It was a typical run — other than the snowmobile.”
The Sun-Times also has the story of a firefighter who has minor injuries after being slugged by a man whose vehicle was in the roadway:
The 52-year-old firefighter was attacked about at 5:25 p.m. in the 7200 block of South Lafayette. The firefighter claimed the man’s vehicle was blocking the road, police said.
The man fled after the incident.
To give you another view of what the firefighters are up against, someone put together the story above of a Chicago Fire Department engine and crew getting stuck in the Albany Park neighborhood. But the videographer didn’t wait around for the rescue.
The clip above, from a different neighbor with a camera, has the snowplow coming in to save the stuck CFD crew on the streets of Albany Park.
Obviously it isn’t just Chicago. Neighbors with shovels rush in to help Milwaukee Fire Department’s Engine 23 dig out.
Also on STATter911 …
- Firehouse set on fire in Vermont. Albany VFD apparatus heavily damaged. – August 12, 2013
- Raw video: Rescue at Chicago apartment fire. – July 30, 2013
- Raw video from Chicago 5-11 plus. Fire in multiple warehouse buildings in McKinley Park. – January 22, 2013
- Raw video: Two in cardiac arrest brought out of Park Forest, Illinois house fire. – July 10, 2012
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