Archive for September 24th, 2011

Deerfield-Bannockburn fire chief retires

Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Chief James Quinn retired last Thursday after 41 years of service.

Articles about the event and Chief Quinn’s career can be found HERE and HERE.

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Northbrook house fire 9-23-11

Friday morning around 7:30AM, the Northbrook Fire Department received calls reporting heavy smoke coming from a vacant house at 1017 Shermer Road. First arriving companies found smoke throughout the ranch house coming from a basement fire. The alarm was elevated to a Code 4 for the working fire, and brought mutual aid from Glencoe and Northfield to assist.

After the fire was extinguished, an investigator’s box alarm was requested bringing fire investigators from neighboring Division 3 departments to assist Northbrook in determining a cause.

Tim Olk arrived with the first companies and submitted a few images of the scene.

Northbrook house fire at 1017 Shermer Road 9-23-11

Northbrook firefighters arrive to find a fire at 1017 Shermer Road Friday morning. After the window was vented, companies advance a line through the front door before realizing that the fire is in the beasement. Tim Olk photo

Northbrook house fire at 1017 Shermer Road 9-23-11

Firefighters work through heavy smoke to vent the roof as another works to remove the front door. Tim Olk photo

Northbrook house fire at 1017 Shermer Road 9-23-11

As the truck company prepares to exit the roof, a line is placed through the basement window to attack the fire. Tim Olk photo


Tim has a gallery with more images HERE.

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