Archive for April, 2018

House fire in Hazel Crest, 4-22-18

This from Steve Redick:

 Hazel Crest Box 17715 Stonebridge Drive

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Mundelein Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Darren Brents has joined the Mundelein Fire Department as its newest deputy chief coming from the Palatine Fire Department, where he most recently served as division chief of training. He was sworn in during Monday night’s village board meeting, but he actually started in April 2.

The move comes during a controversial reorganization of the fire department’s command staff that includes the elimination of two shift lieutenant positions.

Brents, 46, of Des Plaines, started his career with the Villa Park Fire Department in 1997 and moved to Palatine in 1998 where he was a member of the department’s honor guard and dive team. His professional recognition includes a Chief’s Excellence Award for his efforts as the vice president of the Palatine Police and Fire Benevolent Association, a charity he co-founded to help police officers, firefighters, their families, and others in times of need.

The Mundelein job opened in January 2017 after then-deputy chief Bill Lark was named chief deputy chief. Brents was among 40 applicants for the post last fall and was selected shortly afterward with an annual salary of $133,955.

Also Monday, Lt. Brian Jones was sworn in as a battalion chief. He joined the department as a paid-on-call firefighter in 1996, became a full-time firefighter in 2000, and was promoted to lieutenant in 2014.

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Rollover MVA in Highland Park, 4-23-18

This from Max Weingardt:

Car rollover at 143 Skokie Valley RD around 4:00

car rollover on it's roof

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Highland Park FD Ambulance 32

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Highland Park FD Battalion 33

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Highland Park FD Squad 33

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Highland Park FD Squad 33

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Norwood Park Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Firefighters at the Norwood Park Fire Department have been careful so far breaking in their new firehouse dog, Goldy, still a puppy. They took her to the March 28 Norridge Village Board meeting, where she was introduced and held up for a photograph with Lucas Miezal, a Ridgewood High School student who was honored by the board at that meeting.

“Once she’s trained properly and we’re comfortable, we’ll take her out to some of the public education events,” Firefighter-Paramedic Mark Blondell said. “We’ll probably bring her along with us in Fire Safety Month, when we go to all the schools in town and talk to kids.”

Goldy, a Labrador-collie mix, succeeds Ember, the department’s former dog who died in November. Goldy is named after Norwood Park Firefighter Chris Goldsworthy, who died from cancer in 2006 at the age of 37.

Firefighters did a lot of research looking for a dog to replace Ember, a Dalmation. Their search led them to a rescue shelter in Missouri.

For now, the 33 firefighters are just trying to get her used to the people around the station.

thanks Dan

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-22-18 (more)

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Here are a couple shots from the fire yesterday in Englewood. I arrived after most of the fire was knocked down. 84, 54, 116, and 50 were all pumping with 116 and 50 in their new rigs.
fire truck at house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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fire hydrant with hose attached

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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fire engine under a viaduct

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Firefighters vent roof with an axe

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Elgin Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Elgin Firefighter Shay Brill was awarded a medal of merit for pulling over while off-duty to help a Cook County sheriff’s deputy hit by a drunken driver on Interstate 90.

He was driving alone on Interstate 90 near Arlington Heights Road when he saw a car zip past him on the right, cross over all three lanes of traffic and crash into two squad cars stopped by the median. The deputies had finished pulling over another driver, who had just left. He says he didn’t do much other than divert traffic, feel the officer’s pulse, and talk to him to try to calm him down. The officer, who had to be extricated from his totaled vehicle, suffered two broken ribs, a concussion, and head lacerations. 

Earlier in the evening, Brill’s kids were injured when the vehicle driven by his daughter rolled over three times after a gust of wind blew it off the road near Hampshire. Brill and his wife rushed to the scene, arriving at the same time as paramedics, and finding their daughter unconscious and their son with a fractured femur and tibia. He helped put his daughter on a board and do a quick trauma assessment. Both kids were transported to Sherman Hospital, where doctors decided the girl should be moved to Lutheran General Hospital.

 

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-22-18 (more)

More on the  Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-22-18

Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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National Missing Children’s Day Event in Glenview, 5-19-18

This from Bill Golden:

Glenview Police & Fire are having an event for Missing Children Day, May 19th. Are there any antique fire apparatus owners who would like to display equipment at the event? I’m bringing one or two antique police cars. It’s a small event.

Thank you

National Missing Children's Day Event in Glenview IL

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-22-18

 

 

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4-Alarm fire in St Anne, IL 4-22-18

This from Eric Haak:

The town of Saint Anne, Illinois had a 4th Alarm MABAS Box on Saturday afternoon (4/22). The call came in just before 3:30 pm with the report of flames seen from the closet. It was quickly obvious that this was a little more than that as the fire was boxed nearly on arrival and was escalated to a 2nd Alarm minutes later. Very low water pressure led to available resources being spread thin and thousands of feet of 5 inch being dropped across the neighborhood. Eventually a tanker operation was set up as well as a MABAS 27 Engine Task Force request.

St Anne FPD Engine at work

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Firefighters battle building fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighters battle building fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighters battle building fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighters battle building fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighters operate multiple hose lines at fire scene

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Aroma FPD quint at fire scene

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fire department water tender dumps into a portable tank

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Beaver FPD Tanker 2 at work

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rusted fire hydrant with hose attached

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