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    Default Rockford area action

    I dont want to thread jack others so I figured I would start a thread of Rockford news and information. Hopefully it will stay busy. Anyone and everyone is welcome.


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    Default Savanna Area action

    QUIET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Could you like call us for mutual aid so we could at least take a truck or two out of the station. I would definitily appricated it

    All I have heard today is you guys, Gary, Indiana and Kenosha, Wisconsin.
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    I read a few years ago that all of the departments in Northern Illinois have signed one big axx mutual aid agreement which technically means a Chicago house could get tapped out to go to Champaign and help.
    Is that still the case to your knowledge?

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    Kinda. THere broke in to divisons. If you tap all your resources for one divison you can go interdivisonal. Utica is one example and the big school fire in mt.morris is another. It works wonderful.

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    doug, it's called Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, MABAS for short. It did start in Northern IL, but it has spread down South, too. It's THE mutual aid agreement for Illinois. The northerners have been using it for years so they can tell you lots of great stories where it's worked out well. If we needed it bad enough, help would come from anywhere in IL.
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    We are relatively far north and we are just starting MABAS division 57. We are a little behind the 8 ball here. Very stuck in our ways sometimes.
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    Anybody headed to New Orleans yet?

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    not wanting to hijack this thread but, can you tell me what happened at MT Morris School. I used to live in that town and am just curious. I was around when the Leaf River school burned down and that was a big fire.
    Thanks

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    Really big fire. Really big. Burned it to the ground.

    Check out this link:

    Mount Morris Fire

    Go to Feb of 2004, you'll see pics of the fire. If I recall correctly, started by some workers on the roof using a torch to heat something, or a similar situation. Check out the rainbow of apparatus colors, you couldn't ask for more colors - Mt. Morris with yellow, Leaf River with pumpkin orange, Polo with white, Byron with red... At least there were some colors in the shots to contrast all the snow.

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    hey nfpd801

    Thanks for that link! wow you weren't kidding that it was a big fire. I hope that no one was injured. I remember the school well. I lived in Mt Morris from 94 until 98 working for the FS in Oregon delivering propane. I still have fond memories of that area and the people. Now back to our regularly scheduled thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CVFD5342
    Anybody headed to New Orleans yet?
    Hey!.. I thought this thread was about Rockford Area action??!?!

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    Well, it hit the fan today, everyone is scrambling for a "possible" state-wide response to the south, with what I'm sure will be all the MABAS division locals reporting into to the statewide MABAS what they can send and how mnay folks.

    We currently have twelve or so willing and able to go, with lots more willing but I'm sure in my position, with family and career obligations that limit our ability to respond. A house fire requiring me to leave work is a bit different than a two-week or more deployment to God knows where. If I went, I'd most likely be looking for work in two or so weeks.

    Most interesting to me was talk of deploying the local resources via aircraft out of the Rockford airport. That would be interesting as heck...

    Good luck to all who go, if indeed they're deployed.

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    MABAS 7 Task Force was set to deploy tomorrow morning.

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    Mabas Div 30 leaving in the morning, we have 4 possibly 6 guys and an engine going from Erie.
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    I suspect everyone's meeting at some rally point from Illinois, the Division 8 folks are leaving at 2:00 this morning or something to get where they're going.

    Three from my department, many others from surrounding departments as well.

    So what do you guys think? Will we all be re-deploying in two weeks?

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    Mabas Division 29 is leaving on Monday.
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    Ive have been and still am in Michigan. Who from divison 8 went down? I had an idea. now that the gov. opened school dist. to refugees I wonder if there is a wway we can contact the union or higher ups in New Orleans to open up some homes to the firefighters families si they can do there jobs and take care of things and not have to worry about there families saftey.

    So now that I have been gone a few days...anyone catch any good fire traffic from the area that I missed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CVFD5342

    So now that I have been gone a few days...anyone catch any good fire traffic from the area that I missed?

    Rockford Fire has a structure fire in progress now on Brook Rd.
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    Good Semi tailer fire on 39 this morning. i guess it was full of paint and some acids. burn quite awhile and both rockford and serts hazmat were on scene. We supllied a tanker and squad. anyone else there?

    -nic

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    We never got dispatched, I was duty officer so I should have heard it. Who's call was it? We rarely go further south than you guys..

    Nic - you have any luck with getting an e-mail through to me?
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