Archive for May 24th, 2019

Hazardous Materials incident in Niles, 5-23-19

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Niles firefighters responded to a fire alarm at 12:32 p.m. at the Microlink plant, 6457 Howard St., when they found a small fire in the northwest area of the building. Firefighters found that workers were cleaning a 30-gallon drum containing phosphorus at or near the area of the fire, causing phosphine gas to release from the drum. Phosphine gas is poisonous and an irritant if inhaled.

About 40 workers evacuated the plant when automated alarms in the building sounded. Although everyone from the plant had evacuated by the time firefighters arrived, several employees were unaccounted for causing firefighters to search the building. Those workers were later found safe outside the plant.

Several workers were evaluated, but none were transported to the hospital. Firefighters deployed hazardous material decontamination pools.

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Hazardous materials incident in Lincolnshire, 5-23-19

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The Lincolnshire Police Department said officers responded to a community pool at 445 Village Green at about 2:20 p.m. for reports of two unresponsive teenagers. When officers arrived, they found the teens unconscious but breathing. They were taken to Lutheran General Hospital in serious condition.

The initial investigation suggested there was a chlorine gas leak or a carbon monoxide leak after servicing the pool earlier in the day. Firefighters and hazardous material teams focused on the clubhouse near the pool where the boy and girl were found. Some of them inhaled the poisonous fumes in the process. A total of 14 people ended up being transported to area hospitals for treatment: six police officers, four firefighters, and four civilians, including the two original victims.

Fire Chief Tom Krueger said two of the devices they use to measure hazardous materials at the pool were broken due to the high levels of poisonous gas in and around the clubhouse and pool. He said in his 19 years on the job he had never seen anything like that before.

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Engine 52

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Countryside FPD Chief 4100

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Countryside FPD Ambulance 414

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Ambulance 52

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Wauconda Fire District Squad 341

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fire trucks at Lincolnshire chlorine leak

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Lake Villa FD ambulance

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Buffalo Grove FD Utility 26

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department news

From the Buffalo Grove Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Local 3177 Facebook page:

Buffalo Grove firefighters and The Muscular Dystrophy Association are holding the First Annual Food Truck Fest. Come join us for food, music and fun!!

Our first Fire Up! Food Truck Festival for MDA is less than two weeks away! Please make sure you come out for some amazing food and fun!

You are definitely going to want to swing by A. Sweets Girl food truck at the Fire Up! 

Who doesn’t love pizza? Make sure you stop by Your Sisters Tomato for some incredible pizza at our Fire Up! Food Truck Fest on June 1st!

Saturday June, 1 12-4PM at Woodland Park, Twin Groves Middle School

Buffalo Grove Firefighters and The Muscular Dystrophy Association are holding the First Annual Food Truck Fest.

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Area apparatus orders

From Fire Apparatus Magazine:

Illinois Fire Service Institute, Champaign – Pierce Enforcer pumper 1,500/500.  Delivery in September.

Geneva Fire Department – Pierce Enforcer PUC pumper 1,500/750. Delivery in September.

Lake Forest Fire Department  – Spartan Gladiator/Marion pumper 1,500/850/30. Delivery in November.

Lake Zurich Fire Department – Pierce Saber pumper 1,500/750. Delivery in September.

Mount Prospect Fire Department Pierce Dash CF PUC pumper 1,500/750-gallon tank. Delivery in September.

St. Charles Fire Department – Pierce Dash CF PUC pumper 1,500/750. Delivery in September.

Springfield Fire Department  – Two Pierce Enforcer pumpers 1,500/750. Delivery in September.

thanks Ron

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