Archive for May 11th, 2011

Buffalo Grove EMS Box Alarm 5-11-11

The Buffalo Grove Fire Department responded to a reported four-car motor vehicle accident with airbag deployment before noon today. The accident occurred on Milwaukee Avenue at Busch Parkway. As it is near the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District response area, they received the call as well. When units arrived on the scene, they had six patients among three cars, one of which had suffered extensive damage. Both departments worked to assist patients which included extricating two from a late model Cadillac. An EMS Box Alarm was requested which brought ambulances from Wheeling, Lake Zurich, Deerfield, Mundelein, and Lake Forest in addition to the Buffalo Grove and Lincolnshire ambulances that were already at the scene.

Tim Olk and Larry Shapiro were both at the scene, but Tim arrived prior to the first tool going to work. Both submitted images and Tim has a complete gallery HERE and Larry has a gallery HERE.

Buffalo Grove Fire Department EMS Box Alarm multi-vehicle accident Milwaukee Ave Busch Parkway

Buffalo Grove and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods firefighters begin to extricate several victims from a late-model Cadillac. Tim Olk photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department EMS Box Alarm multi-vehicle accident Milwaukee Ave Busch Parkway

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods firefighters use a hydraulic cutter to make preparations for removing the roof of the car. Tim Olk photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department EMS Box Alarm multi-vehicle accident Milwaukee Ave Busch Parkway

After the roof has been removed from the car, firefighters work on the passenger door. Tim Olk photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department EMS Box Alarm multi-vehicle accident Milwaukee Ave Busch Parkway

Firefighters remove the passenger from the Cadillac. Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51 is in the background. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department EMS Box Alarm multi-vehicle accident Milwaukee Ave Busch Parkway

Firefighters from Wheeling work with Buffalo Grove firefighters to get the patient onto the gurney. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department EMS Box Alarm multi-vehicle accident Milwaukee Ave Busch Parkway

An overview of the scene shows fire apparatus and the three damaged cars. Larry Shapiro photo

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New tower for Downers Grove

Bill Friedrich, retired Downers Grove Battalion Chief, ¬†tells us that the Downers Grove FD has signed a contract with Fire Apparatus and Supply Team¬† to purchase a 2011 Spartan Sirius Smeal 100′ platform. The truck will have a 2000-gpm pump and 300-gallon tank. The vehicle is a stock unit. The cab will be painted black over red and will have our traditional black stripe. Delivery is expected this summer. This is the first non Pierce rig in many years.

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