Friday, November 02, 2012

FIREFIGHTER KILLED IN EXTRA ALARM HOUSE FIRE ON 50TH PLACE ON SOUTH SIDE

FRI NOV 02 2012 ~5:25 PM
CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT
2-11 ALARM WITH MAYDAY
2315 W 50TH PLACE CHICAGO, IL


"THIS IS DIRECTOR LARRY LANGFORD OF THE CFD. IT IS MY SAD DUTY TO ANNOUNCE THE LINE OF DUTY DEATH OF A CHICAGO FIREFIGHTER."

-- CHICAGO FIRE MEDIA (7:39 PM NOV 02 2012)


THE DECEASED FIREFIGHTER WAS IDENTIFIED AS CAPT. HERBERT JOHNSON, 54. THE PRECESSION LEFT THE HOSPITAL JUST BEFORE 9:00 PM.


VIDEO: House fire viewed from the rear -- Sector 3.

BOX ALARM BY ORDER OF BN 19 AT 5:21 PM. THEN 2-11 ORDER BY BN 19 AT 5:27 PM. HOUSE FIRE 2.5-STORY 25 X 40 WITH A FIRE IN THE ATTIC. 2-2-5, 2-1-12 ON SCENE. BN 19 MAYDAY AND THEN MAYDAY SECURED; FIREFIGHTERS CHECKING ROLL CALL. 2-7-3 REPORTS "ALL MEMBERS ACCOUNTED FOR." AT LEAST ONE FIREFIGHTER INJURED TRANSPORTED CODE RED TO UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO. INITIALLY IT WAS REPORTED THAT ONE CIVILIAN WAS TRANSPORTED TO LEVEL I TRAUMA CENTER ADVOCATE CHRIST COMMUNITY. 2-7-3 REQUESTED AMBULANCE FOR INJURED CIVILIAN AT SECTOR 1. LATER IT WAS LEARNED THAT TWO FIREFIGHTERS WERE TRANSPORTED. CHICAGO FIRE MEDIA REPORTS THAT TWO FIREFIGHTERS WERE TRANSPORTED BY AMBULANCE, AND LATER REPORTED THAT A FIREFIGHTER DIED WHILE BEING TREATED AT UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO HOSPITALS.

EMS PLAN 1 AT 5:28 PM. FIRE BUILDING HAS BEEN EVACUATED AND FIREFIGHTERS GOING TO DEFENSIVE MODE.

AMB 8 RIT. SECOND RIT TRUCK IS TRK 59. BN 14 PLANS CHIEF. BN 17 RIT CHIEF ON THE MAYDAY.


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45° GOOGLE VIEW (MAY NOT REPRESENT PRECISE LOCATION).

STAGING AT 51ST STREET AND WESTERN. AIR MASK TRUCK AT 51ST AND OAKLEY. ANY UNITS STILL RESPONDING TO THE MAYDAY HAVE NOW BEEN RETURNED. 3 HAND LINES ON THE FIRE; ONE AERIAL ON THE FIRE -- DEFENSIVE.  STRIKE OUT THE 2-11, SECURE EMS PLAN 1 AT 6:03 PM BY ORDER OF 2-1-12.


Capt. Herbert Johnson (left)
Commissioner Jose Santiago.