Archive for January 24th, 2019

Harvard Fire Protection District news

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The Harvard Fire Protection District and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call around 1:05 a.m. Wednesday in the 4400 block of Pagles Road. The report came in as a snowmobile crash with an unresponsive victim. It was snowing heavily at the time of the incident.

The victim, identified as 32-year-old Brandon Shields of Harvard, was killed in the crash. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday to determine the cause of death. He was wearing a helmet.

A second snowmobiler at the scene took a group of paramedics to the crash site, which was several hundred feet off the roadway. The victim’s snowmobile had struck a tree.

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Of interest … Distracted Driver Awareness

wrecked truck along roadway

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A destroyed truck and sign on the side of a Columbus County (NC) highway have caught the attention of thousands of drivers, and the fire chief behind the display hopes the message will shock people into yielding to emergency vehicles on the road. The mutilated truck is not a random vehicle. It’s a fire department truck that was destroyed in a fiery crash and now serves as a warning symbol. The sign in all-caps reads, “THE RESULTS OF NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO EMERGENCY LIGHTS & VEHICLES ON A TRAFFIC SCENE.”

“The message is: Put down your phones, pay attention to what’s going on, give us your undivided attention, so that way we can remain safe,” said Steve Camlin, chief of Acme-Delco-Riegelwood Fire-Rescue.

The explosive accident on Dec. 10, 2018 involved a tractor-trailer crashing into the firefighter’s vehicle, and then plowing into a family’s car as they received assistance.

The wrecked truck and sign will remain by the highway until the salvage company removes it in the next one to two weeks. 

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Working fire in Chicago, 1-13-19

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Here are some shots from a fire @ 6229 s Aberdeen on 1/13/19. E116 deck gunned it on arrival, knocking down the bulk of the fire. Two lines were dropped and T20 worked the roof. 

smoke and flames from house on fire

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smoke and flames from house on fire

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smoke and flames from house on fire

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Firefighter pulls hose in the snow

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Firefighters vent house roof with axes

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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Chicago FD Truck 20

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