JUNE 29, 2004
Rockford Fire Crews returning to quarters from another early morning call notice smoke coming from this commercial structure and radio dispatch for a full assignment.
DECEMBER 16, 2005
Firefighters "chase" the flames throughout the walls and attic of a large two-story apartment building. We never see flames outside; firefighters working inside see plenty of red.
NOVEMBER 14, 2003
Rockford Firefighters battle heavy fire load in the basement of a 3 story apartment building and manage to keep the flames from reaching the upper floors.
AUGUST 22, 2001
Firefighters work to protect exposures and contain fire in garage area of State Line Auto Parts after spilled gasoline ignites on shop floor.
MARCH 18, 2005
Loves Park (Illinois) Firefighters, using interior attack, quickly knock down fire in a house on Clifford Avenue.
FEBRUARY 16, 2005Firefighters encounter heavy fire showing upon arrival at 2 story wood frame house on Fletcher Place in Rockford, Illinois. Windy conditions, combined with windows being knocked out by neighbors, contributed to the very heavy fire volume upon arrival of first due companies.
NOVEMBER 8, 2003
Fire in a roof-top unit at Lino's Restaurant, on a very busy Saturday night, moves the party out into the parking lot. Rockford Firefighters quickly extinguish flames on the roof-top, then proceed with the challenge to "Load the Five Inch".
JANUARY 14, 1963
Shortly before 3:00 p.m., Engines 1, 2, and 3, along with Ladder 1 and Squad 1, responded (on the First Alarm) together with Deputy Chief Walt Welch to a fire in this warehouse at 340 Tinker Street. Rockford Firefighters would end up spending several days on the scene, in frigid January weather, overhauling and containing "hot spots".
SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
HILTON HEAD ISLAND SC Firefighters arrive on scene of a fully involved house fire on MacDonough Road. All occupants were out of the house; firefighters established defensive position to protect exposures and extinguish the fire.
SEPTEMBER 12, 2009
NORTH PARK, IL Firefighters arrive on scene of a single story residence with heavy fire showing from the rear; mutual aid from MABAS Division 8 brings in companies from surrounding communities.
800 S. FIFTH ST
OCTOBER 22, 2007
ROCKFORD IL Firefighters make defensive attack against heavy volume of fire in abandoned warehouse building.
APRIL 9, 2007
ROCKFORD IL Firefighters respond to a fully involved garage fire attached to a house on Melody Lane. First arriving companies immediately proceed inside the house to attack the fire and attempt to stop the spread of the fire further into the house. Outside crews protect the exposure of the neighbors house.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2007
OnlyREDtrucks "takes in" a major fire at Primex Plastics company in Richmond, Indiana. Fire started mid afternoon and quickly spread throughout the 100 year old, 6 story building. The fire totally destroyed this building and damaged another building across the railroad tracks in the back. In addition to utilizing resources from Richmond, several Fire Departments from the surrounding area responded to provide assistance.
APRIL 7, 2007
Volunteer Firefighters from West Suburban FD, and several surrounding communities, work to fight stubborn fire in attic area of wood frame house on Burbank Avenue. This area does not have many fire hydrants, so tankers ("tenders") were needed to haul water into the fire scene. Firefighters set up portable tanks to dump the water for use by the pumpers.
Some of the Fire Departments that responded for Mutual Aid included Blackhawk, Northwest, Win-Bur-Sew and Rockton.
18TH AVE HOUSE
APRIL 5, 2007
ROCKFORD IL Firefighters make quick interior attack on smokey house fire that apparently started in the basement. First arriving engine company called for "rescue mode" since neighbors were uncertain if occupants were home. This video clip "rolls" continuously so you can see first hand all the work that is done in "real time".
SEPTEMBER 19, 2007
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC Firefighters encounter heavy fire upon arrival at 2 story home in Palmetto Dunes. Truck 6 sets up their water tower, but thanks to hard work of the crews on the hand lines inside the house, the "overhead" protection is not needed.
MARCH 22, 2006
Rockford Firefighters arrive on scene of a fully involved garage attached to a large, 2 story home. Engine 4 quickly "pulls a booster line" followed up by several "working lines" as additional companies arrive to this rather remote cul-de-sac on the city's far northeast side of town. Positive pressure ventilation is established at the front door and helps to keep the fire from advancing into the house.
2300 BELL AVE
APRIL 25, 2004
ROCKFORD ILF Firefighters find heavy fire and a burn victim in a Sunday afternoon fire in this rectory building at 2300 Bell Avenue.
JULY 29, 2008
LOVES PARK, IL Firefighters arrive on scene of rapidly spreading fire inside North American Fabrication Company, 2120 Charmar Drive. Mutual Aid from surrounding departments worked to bring the fire under control, while temperatures reached well into 90 degrees.
APRIL 18, 2005
Firefighters from Cherry Valley (Illinois) Fire Protection District quickly knocked down fire in the laundry room of Great Oakes apartments on Linden Road. Fire started around 10:30am.
CAR UNDER TRUCK
MAY 4, 2005
Rockford (Illinois) Firefighters use air bags to lift this truck off a car that crashed into the side of the truck and lodged under the frame. Two young girls were trapped in the front seat. Firefighters cut off the roof of the car to remove the girls. MVC occurred at 12th Street and 7th Avenue around 2:30pm.
I-90 TRUCK FIRE
FEBRUARY 18, 2007
CHERRY VALLEY (ILLINOIS) Firefighters were called to a truck fire on the entrance ramp to Interstate 90 at the By-Pass 20/I-39 interchange. Traffic quickly backed up on the entrance ramp hampering access for the approaching fire trucks. Firefighters contained the fire to the cab of the 18 wheeler and avoided a much larger fire if the trailer ignited.
RT 2 TRUCK ROLLOVER
MARCH 8, 2006
Blackhawk Firefighters responded to a motor vehicle crash (MVC) in the 7400 block of South Main Road around 7:00 A.M., Wednesday, March 8, 2006. A flatbed truck carrying building material rolled over and dumped debris on the highway. Crews from Maggio Truck Center picked up the truck and the debris, which closed Route 2 for a few hours Wednesday morning.
CAR FIRE TREE & SNOW
MARCH 5, 2006
Cherry Valley and North Park Firefighters extinguish car that caught fire after crashing into a tree in the 5100 block of Highcrest Road around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday after fresh snow fall.
OTHER FIRE VIDEO
THE ALARM OFFICE
Before the modern day "911 Call Center" there was the Rockford Fire Department "Alarm Office". It was State of the Art for the 1960's. Hold on to your seats while onlyREDtrucks takes you on a trip down memory lane!
SLFD FLAG DETAIL
The St. Louis Fire Department proudly displays the American Flag at various civic events throughout the city. This video shows the work of the companies on "Flag Detail" for the 2004 Veterans Day Parade in downtown St. Louis, Missouri.
Trailer for Rockford Fire and onlyREDtrucks Website.
WTVO NEWS - 1985
DECEMBER 25, 1985
News coverage of house fire on Guilford Road in Rockford, Illinois.