Archive for April 18th, 2018

New engine for Naperville (more)

Here are a few pictures of the new E-One for Naperville Engine 3. We are in Hamburg, NY for the final inspection. Final inspection of the new Pierce will be in early May. We will be re-assigning a couple engines and saying goodbye to the Freightliner/E-ONE engines that have been our reserve rigs for many years. 
Andy Hilk
Naperville FD Engine 3

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Naperville FD Engine 3

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Naperville FD Engine 3

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Oak Park Fire Department news

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A Tuesday morning fire damaged several units of an apartment building in the 400 block of South Lombard Avenue in Oak Park. There were no injuries.

Oak Park firefighters received a report of fire at about 7:30 a.m. and were able to evacuate the three-story apartment building shortly after arriving. The fire likely originated in the kitchen area of an apartment on the second floor and the cause is under investigation.

There was extensive damage to the second and third floors on the south side of the building. The fire had spread to the third floor, and firefighters were able to get it under control in about 25 minutes.

Emergency officials Firefighters from Forest Park and Berwyn assisted.

thanks Dan

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One-car crash in Wheeling, 4-17-18

Wheeling police and firefighters were called to 250 W. Dundee Road Tuesday afternoon (4/17/18) for a reported crash with entrapment. Chief 2400 was first on the scene in front of the post office and reported an SUV off the road and into a tree. The single occupant of the car was injured. Witnesses at the post office reported the SUV sideswiping another vehicle before crashing through a chainlink fence and striking a tree head-on.

Northbrook Ambulance 10 transported the patient to the hospital. Wheeling 2400, 2401, Battalion 24, Engine 23R, Engine 42, and Truck 24 were at the scene.

Firefighters attend to car crash victim

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Fatal House fire in Highland Park, 4-18-18 (more)

More on the Fatal House fire in Highland Park, 4-18-18

fatal house fire in Highland Park, IL

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The Lake County coroner has confirmed that two people were killed in a massive fire that destroyed a home in Highland Park. A neighbor reported the fire around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday at a two-story house on Kipling Lane off Ridge Road.

When fire crews arrived to the scene, the home was fully engulfed. Firefighters got word that an elderly couple have been known to live in the home, so they attempted to go in through the garage but were pushed back by flames.

The home is a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Fatal House fire in Highland Park, 4-18-18

Highland Park firefighters were dispatched for a house fire on Churchill Lane near Kipling Lane on the northwest side of town after 1AM Wednesday (4/18/18). Police officers arriving first confirmed a fire at 2088 Churchill Lane. Fire companies arrived and reported a two-story house that was fully involved. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire which had been burning for some time. Within minutes the roof was in and a two-story portico over the driveway also collapsed. 

Firefighters were unable to enter the main living area of the house to conduct a primary search due to the volume of fire and defensive operations were initiated. The whereabouts of the home’s occupants could not be established. Neighbors reported that the two residents were believed to be hoarders.

Highland Park Squad 33, Engine 32, Engine 34, Ambulance 32, Ambulance 33, Battalion 33, and 3300 were at the scene in addition to engines from Lake Forest and Knollwood, trucks from Deerfield, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Wilmette plus Northfield Squad 29 and Deerfield Battalion 20. North Chicago, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Countryside were due with ambulances.

A Box Alarm was later requested fro fire investigators. The address was corrected to 2088 Kipling Lane.

As of 10AM, the fire department reported that they recovered two bodies in the rubble.

Deerfield-Bannockburn FPD Truck 20 leads out a supply line

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