Archive for July 18th, 2018

5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18 (more)

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5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18

Part 1 of what will be multiple posts of a fire that destroyed 3 of 4, 3-story apartment buildings initiating at 848 McIntosh Court in Prospect Heights.

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Here are just a couple photos of the Prospect Heights Apartment Fire at 848 Mcintosh Court (7/18/18). 

Rundown on the Companies:
Due: Prospect Heights Battalion 9, North Maine Battalion 1 (RIT), Mount Prospect Battalion 3, Prospect Heights Chief 900, Prospect Heights Chief 901, Northfield Chief 2900, Deerfield Bannockburn Chief 2000 (IMAT), Des Plaines Chief 6100, Long Grove Chief 5500, Winnekta Chief 2800, Wheeling Chief 2400, Glenview Chief 600, Glenview Chief 601, Arlington Heights Chief 101, North Maine Chief 100, Wilmette Chief 2600, Winnetka Chief 2801, Maywood Chief 500, Schiller Park Chief, Buffalo Grove Chief 401, Prospect Heights Investigator 914.
Prospect Heights Engine 9, Prospect Heights Engine 39, Wheeling Engine 42, Park Ridge Engine 35, Arlington Heights Engine 2, Countryside Engine 412, Wheeling Engine 23, Deerfield Bannockburn Engine 20, Glenview Engine 8, Palatine Rural Engine 36, Winnekta Engine 28, Hoffman Estates Engine 23, North Maine Engine 1 (RIT), Rosemont Engine 156, Lincolnwood Engine 15, Lake Zurich Engine 324, Glencoe Engine 30, Elk Grove Village Engine 9, Skokie Engine 16, Mundelein Engine 432, Waukegan Engine 1, Stone Park Engine 21.
Prospect Heights Tower 9, Niles Tower 2 (RIT), Des Plaines Tower 61, Glenview Truck 14, Buffalo Grove Quint 25, Skokie Tower 16, Palatine Quint 83, Schaumburg Truck 52, Arlington Heights Tower 1, Grayslake Ladder 272, Libertyville Tower 461, Maywood Truck 502.
Prospect Heights Tanker 9, Morton Grove Squad 4, Lincolnshire Riverwoods Squad 51, Schaumburg Squad 55, Evanston Squad 21, Broadview Squad 7.
Wheeling Ambulance 24, Mount Prospect Ambulance 14, Des Plaines Ambulance 62, Long Grove Ambulance 55, Northbrook Ambulance 10, Northbrook Ambulance 11, Glenview Ambulance 8, Arlington Heights Ambulance 2, Buffalo Grove Ambulance 26, Schaumburg Ambulance 54, Skokie Ambulance 16, Highland Park Ambulance 32, Elk Grove Village Ambulance 8, Wilmette Ambulance, Elk Grove Township Ambulance 11.
Long Grove Utility 55 with ATV, Northfield Utility 29 with light tower, Air 3.
COQ: Station 9: Rolling Meadows Ambulance 15, and Wilmette Engine 27

Tyler Tobolt 
fire trucks at fire scene

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Schaumburg FD Squad 55

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Skokie FD Tower Ladder 16

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Chicago Fire Department Lodd Firefighter Juan Bucio (more)

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Chicago Fire Department diver Juan Bucio suffered from a rare heart condition that contributed to his death while he was trying to rescue a boater in the Chicago River on Memorial Day.

Bucio vanished in the river near 26th and Ashland around 8 p.m. He was pronounced dead after being pulled out several minutes later.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s report said Bucio had a rare heart condition that led to his death. The official cause of death as ruled by the medical examiner is asphyxia with depletion of air from his diving tank due to cardiac arrhythmia. Lymphocytic myocarditis is an inflammatory reaction in heart muscle – it usually happens after a viral infection as the heart tries to fight a virus, according to Dr. Kousik Krishnan, a Rush University Medical Center cardiologist.

That response can weaken heart muscle, give signs of heart failure, and also make someone at risk of dangerous rhythm problems, Krishnan said. The rare condition, combined with an irregular heartbeat, could prove fatal.

“While the Scuba equipment functioned properly, the decedent likely exhausted his primary air supply at some point during the dive. This in turn caused him to not be able to activate other safety equipment that would have kept him afloat, and thus he sank below the surface,” stated the Cook County Medical Examiner.

The Chicago Fire Department is continuing its own investigation into the circumstances surrounding Bucio’s death and will examine whether protocols were followed.


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