Archive for January 17th, 2019

MVA with entrapment and medevac in Northbrook, 1-17-19

Northbrook firefighters were dispatched to the southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Thursday afternoon for a crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer. Companies found the driver of the car needing to be extricated after hitting the back of the truck’s trailer just prior to the southbound exit ramp to Willow Road. 

A Flight For Life medical helicopter was requested to the scene and landed on the highway after all lanes in both directions were shutdown.


crash scene on highway with fire trucks and police cars

Larry Shapiro photo

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New engine for Carol Stream (more)

This from John Tulipano:

New Carol Stream Squad 27 arrived Wednesday from Alexis. Its a 2018 Spartan Alexis 1500/500 Alexis number 2346

Carol Stream FD Squad 27

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delivery photo of new fire engine for Carl Stream FD

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Carol Stream FD Squad 27 new and old

John Tulipano photo

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2-Alarm fire in Northbrook, 1-16-19 (more)

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

Tim Olk photo

Firefighters battle houses on fire at night

Tim Olk photo

Firefighter battles house fire at night

Tim Olk photo

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1977 Mack CF685 model, Serial #CFA1852. It had a Thibault 100′ ladder and a 300 Gallon booster tank. It was originally built for Washington Township FD in Marion County Indiana, however the deal fell thru and the GFD purchased it. It was assigned to Truck Co.1, and later on to Truck Co.4. It served many years until the top fly of the ladder failed at an extra alarm fire.The FD shops removed the damaged top fly section and it ran for a few more years as a 75′ ladder.

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Gary Fire Department historic fire truck

Wayne Stuart photo

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