Archive for May 8th, 2019

Tanker rollover with Hazmat in Des Plaines, 5-8-19 (more)

Here are some shots of the spill mitigation and uprighting of the tanker from the Tanker rollover with Hazmat in Des Plaines, 5-8-19

Overturned tanker truck uprighted by Schmitt's Truck Repair

Larry Shapiro photo

plugs in tanker to stop leaks

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Overturned tanker truck uprighted by Schmitt's Truck Repair

Larry Shapiro photo

Overturned tanker truck uprighted by Schmitt's Truck Repair

Larry Shapiro photo

damaged tanker after being uprighted

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District learned in March that they earned an ISO Class 2 rating possible from the Insurance Services Organization (ISO). The department was last rated in 2012 when it received a 4 on the scale of 1 and 10. Its score of 89.5 out of a possible 105.5 points put the top rating sixth tenths of a point away.

ISO inspected the department’s facilities and equipment last June and issued the improved Class 2 rating.  ISO rates 42,000 departments across the country with 329 getting a 1 and 1,500 receiving a 2.

The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods District is adding personnel to increase staffing by one person per shift and budgeting for more in the future. 

On a more long term basis, the main fire station needs major repairs making a new building a possibility. The department is working with two outside consulting firms to determine if a new station is more economically feasible. Part of that study using three years of data is moving the main station farther south on Milwaukee Avenue to both improve response times and realize a financial benefit with a new building rather than a renovated one.

In addition to Lincolnshire and Riverwoods, the district also serves parts of Vernon Hills, Mettawa, and unincorporated areas of Lake County including Prairie View.

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Tanker rollover with Hazmat in Des Plaines, 5-8-19

Des Plaines firefighters were called to Elmhurst Road (Route 83) on the bridge over I-90 this morning after a tanker overturned entrapping the driver. Firefighters extricated the driver who was transported to the hospital. The tanker, carrying ethanol, was ruptured in several places causing the product to leak onto the roadway. Hazmat techs and the Foam Task Force from O’Hare responded to the scene to mitigate the incident. After the leaks were plugged, the ARFF applied foam to the area and companies began the long wait for a private cleanup crew and another tanker so the chemical could be offloaded.

Overturned truck crash rollover

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Tanker rollover in Des Plaines, IL 5-8-19. Larry Shapiro photo

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Historic 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-22-89

This from Steve Redick:

2-22-89, a 3-11 alarm at the Rose of Sharon Church. LODD of FF  Kelvin Anderson from Engine 107. It was a busy night, cold temperatures and snow. 
I was working on some of my old audio and thought I would share this.
Steve

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