Archive for August 12th, 2022

Extrication response in Buffalo Grove, 8-12-22

Police officers and firefighters in Buffalo Grove were dispatched for an accident with entrapment today (8/12/22) at 2:30PM. The address given was 1185 Auburn Lane, which is north of Lake Cook Road at Arlington Heights Road. The caller was a man who said he was trapped underneath his truck. The address was determined by a cell phone ping of the caller.

Responding units found a tractor-trailer parked in the northbound curb lane of Arlington Heights Road adjacent to the Auburn Lane address. The trucks’s driver, apparently parked there and crawled underneath to inspect or attempt to repair some mechanical issue. While underneath the truck, it appears that the rig may have moved slightly as the truck was on a slight downward slope. One of the rear wheels of the tractor pinned the driver’s foot, trapping him in place.

Firefighters had some concern about the rescue operation and perhaps the truck’s stability, so they requested Long Grove Squad 55 and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51 to provide additional cribbing. At the same time, they requested an emergency response of a heavy wrecker to possibly lift the truck off of the driver. Shortly after a heavy wrecker arrived from Hillside Towing, firefighters were able to free the driver with airbags and the cribbing on hand. The two squads were cancelled and the tow truck stood by and eventually towed the tractor and trailer from the scene.; #larryshapiro;; #BuffaloGroveFD; #extrication;#manundertruck;

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New engine for Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire District (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire District Engine 143 was at the 2-Alarm fire in Barrington Hills on 8/11/22.; #larryshapiro;; #FireTruck; #Pierce; #Enforcer; #PUC; #FireTruck; #AlgonquinLakeintheHillsFPD;

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New ambulance for Mundelein FD

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thanks Martin

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