Archive for August 26th, 2022

House fire in Buffalo Grove, 8-25-22

On Thursday, 8-25-22 just after 6PM, Buffalo Grove and Long Grove firefighters were sent to 2112 Brandywyn Lane where residents reported a burning odor with light smoke visible. On arrival, Buffalo Grove Engine 27 requested an upgrade to the Working Fire after confirming light smoke visible. Firefighters then entered the house which was charged with smoke. They found fire and not long after reported a hole in the first floor. Reports stated that the fire may have originated in the basement.

Units at the scene were Buffalo Grove Tower 25, Engines 26 and 27, Ambulances 25 and 26, Battalion 4, 408, and 401. Mutual aid included Long Grove Squad 55 and Battalion 55, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51, Ambulance 51, and Battalion 51, Mundelein Ambulance 432, Prospect Heights Squad 9, Elk Grove Village Tower 8, and Buffalo Grove MobileComm.; #larryshapiro;; #BuffaloGroveFD; #housefire;

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Box Alarm fire in Prospect Heights, 8-25-22

Prospect Heights and Wheeling firefighters were dispatched for a fire at 818 Old Willow Road on Thursday at 1PM. RED Center reported receiving multiple calls with shouting in the background and upgraded the incident to a Working Fire within minutes of the initial dispatch. Prospect Heights Chief 900 arrived first and reported heavy smoke and fire venting from the roof of a two-story, multi-unit apartment building with multiple people evacuating.

Crews made an interior attack and found heavy fire in the attack and an interior wall. The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm for additional personnel to assist the initial companies. Des Plaines Tower 61 vented the roof. Of note, Des Plaines FD Tower 61 has been running with the reserve Northbrook FD Tower 12 for several months and is shown in front of the fire building.

Possibly six units sustained damage from the fire, water, or checking for extension, but the Prospect Heights Building Department deemed the entire building temporarily uninhabitable for all residents.

Companies at the scene included Prospect Heights Engine 39, Squad 9, 900, and Battalion 9; Wheeling Ambulance 24, Engine 23, Truck 24, 2400, 2401 and Battalion 24; Mount Prospect Ambulance 14 and 301, Des Plaines Tower 61, Glenview Engine 8, North Maine Engine 1 and Battalion 1, Niles Truck 2, Long Grove Squad 55, Buffalo Grove Engine 26, and Northbrook Tower 12.; #larryshapiro;; #firescene; #FireTruck;

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Belvidere Fire Department mini pumper squad for sale

From Belvidere FD Facebook:

Due to the explosion of costs for a new engine, we need to liquidate our light rescue with UHP suppression.
For sale is a 2020 Ford 550XL with 6.7 V8 diesel engine light rescue with PTO driven UHP suppression pump and a 200-gallon tank. Pump delivers 20-GPM at 1150-1450psi for 10 minutes of continuous suppression with tank water. There are two 200’ pre-connected hose lines on opposing sides. Pump flows (1) one line at a time. Time from parking brake to water application is 17 seconds. Suppression capability is similar to a 150-GPM 1 ¾” traditional handline. Line flowing water can be operated by (1) firefighter. Plenty of room for light rescue equipment including EMS supplies, extrication tools, ladder (included), hand tools, and hose bed capable of 300’ of 5” LDH to supply traditional engines. Alexis custom heavy duty aluminum body with roll up doors. Whelen lights and sirens. Motorola APX 4500 VHF radio.
This unit is in like new condition and perfect working order. Mileage is less than 2,500 and the pump has less than 20 hours on it. The equipment shown in the pictures is not included. Vehicle is being sold as is. Manufacturer warranties may still apply.
Price is $249,435
It is being marketed on Facebook Marketplace:; #FireTruck; #BelvidereFD; #forsale; #Alexis; #FordF550XL

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