Archive for July, 2016
Video by Larry Shapiro of the 7-Alarm fire in Gurnee, 7-28-16
Josh Boyajian spotted NIPAS EST Truck 1 the other day in Berwyn as federal and local police arrested multiple Latin King members throughout the city and suburbs.
This from Eric Haak:
At 4:45 on Saturday (7/30), the Main Fire Alarm Office gave the 18th Battalion a working fire response to the 1500 block of south Kostner. Engine 38 boxed the fire shortly after arrival and reported they had an exposure problem and a burn victim. I arrived with just a little fire left in the attic so the pictures are mostly of rig placement. The first couple of images are of Engine 95 stretching a line to the second floor in the rear. You can see in the third image that there was fire blowing out a couple of windows at the very front of side B, although one of the windows is not visible through the bushes. The Still & Box was struck out in about 20 minutes.
This from Larry Shapiro:
Wilmette firefighters were called to 1826 Elmwood Avenue Saturday afternoon for a reported house fire. Police officers arrived first and advised that there was smoke showing. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire before fire companies arrived on scene. The first engine reported that the residents had exited the building and took a line to the second floor where they found drapes burning and a small fire though the entire house was charged with smoke. Winnetka firefighters rescued a cat that was in distress. The cat was given oxygen and taken to a local vet by Wilmette police officers.
One of the elderly residents suffered a burn to the hand and both were transported to Skokie Hospital. The fire was out quickly and before long some mutual aid companies were returned.
Units at the scene included Wilmette Battalion 26, Tower 26, Engine 27, plus Ambulances 26 and 27. Winnetka Engine 28, Glenview Engine 13, Skokie Squad 18, Northfield Truck 29, Evanston Truck 23, and Glencoe Ambulance 30 were the auto and mutual aid companies.
Photos from Josh Boyajian of the Box Alarm fire in Burbank, 7-28-16
The Prospect Heights Fire District is currently accepting applications for Paid-On-Call/Entry Level Firefighter/EMT. See detailed information on our website under EMPLOYMENT/PART TIME (scroll down to POC information).
Applications are due no later than SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.
Images from Gordon J. Nord, Jr. of the Chicago 2-11 Alarm and Level I Haz Mat, 7-25-16 on the Stevenson Expressway near Cicero Avenue.
Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:
A part-time firefighter in Northfield has been charged with installing a video recording device in a shower at the fire station, officials said Tuesday.
Edward T. Panicko Jr., 59, of Arlington Heights, is charged with misdemeanor unauthorized video recording and obstruction of a police officer. They said Panicko unlawfully placed the video recording device in the shower to record another fire department employee showering without the victim’s consent. Authorities said the obstruction charge stems from an allegation that Panicko falsely told police during the investigation that he had destroyed the recording device.
Panicko resigned from the fire department earlier this month after allegations of misconduct were made by another firefighter, and he turned himself in to authorities on Monday.
Panicko had been a part-time firefighter in Northfield for nine years and is also a retired Glenview firefighter.