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Technical rescue in Minooka, 1-23-20

Excerpts from the NWherald.com:

The Minooka Fire Protection District received a call about 12:45 p.m. Thursday about a man buried to his waist in a grain bin on West Mondamin Street owned by Minooka Grain, Lumber & Supply Co. Firefighters worked through the early afternoon to remove grain from the silo in order to free the man shortly after 4 p.m. The man was rescued and feeling well. He was conscious and breathing while firefighters worked to free him.

About 20 fire departments assisted with the rescue. A Vac-Con vacuum truck at the scene removed grain from around the man so that he could be freed.

It only takes two or three seconds for a person to become trapped in flowing grain, and another 10 seconds to become completely submerged, according to the National Agricultural Safety Database’s website.

industrial accident at the Minooka Grain, Lumber & Supply Co

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industrial accident at the Minooka Grain, Lumber & Supply Co

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industrial accident at the Minooka Grain, Lumber & Supply Co

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industrial accident at the Minooka Grain, Lumber & Supply Co

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industrial accident at the Minooka Grain, Lumber & Supply Co

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industrial accident at the Minooka Grain, Lumber & Supply Co

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industrial accident at the Minooka Grain, Lumber & Supply Co

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industrial accident at the Minooka Grain, Lumber & Supply Co

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industrial accident at the Minooka Grain, Lumber & Supply Co

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Technical rescue in Manteno, 1-8-20

From the Orland Fire Protection District Facebook page:

On January 8, 2020, the Blue CART Team was activated to assist Manteno Fire with a grain bin rescue. Orland responded with Engine 5, Squad 2, Chief 3, and our communications director. Shortly after arriving, it was determined this would be a body recovery. The incident site had multiple grain silos. The silo the victim was in was over 100 feet tall, with extremely limited access. Rescuers used Manteno’s 100-foot tower ladder that reached an access walkway which led to a ladder, then went up another 15 feet to the top of a silo. There was not a lot of room, and with the wind, the temperature was in the single digits. It was decided that they would take their time and rig a lower system since the victim was about 90 feet down the silo. Orland’s Technical Rescue Team members Lieutenant Schick and Lieutenant Girdick were the team to be lowered down into the silo to make the recovery. Though this was a recovery and every precaution was made, it was not any less dangerous, as there was still shifting product and limited visibility. This was an extremely tough rescue, and not any less dangerous than a live rescue. Our members performed professionally, safely, and with all the skills they have learned over the many years as technical rescue team members.

Chief 3 assisted in the command structure. Communications Director Bill Neumann flew our drone which was extremely helpful for command since the rescue was 110 feet in the air. Firefighter Tuburan (CART) assisted in the operations and Engineer Michael Meyrick worked in support of the operation. Once again a job well done by all involved in this tragic situation.

Fire Chief Mike Schofield

Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Dive Box Alarm in Forest View, 11-9-19

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Here are a few shots of the Dive Box in Forest View on Friday. Not sure what the outcome of this was, but there was a ton of M/A companies from Divisions 10, 11, & 12. The incident was at 5700 w 41st street.

fire department divers at recovery site

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fire department divers and boat on scene

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FD inflatable boat in sling

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FD utility trucks and boat trailers

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fire department water rescue squad

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Pierce Saber fire engine

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Type III ambulance

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CTA elevated train derailment in Chicago, 6-6-19

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Chicago Fire Department Still and Box Alarm train derailment with an EMS Plan 1 at 46th and Prairie

Chicago Firefighters remove civilians from an elevated train derailment

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Chicago Firefighters remove civilians from an elevated train derailment

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CTA elevated train derailment

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Chicago Firefighters remove civilians from an elevated train derailment

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Chicago Firefighters remove civilians from an elevated train derailment

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Chicago Firefighters remove civilians from an elevated train derailment

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Chicago Firefighters remove civilians from an elevated train derailment

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CTA elevated train derailment

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Chicago FD paramedics at a train derailment

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CTA elevated train derailment

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High angle rescue in Chicago, 6-2-19 (more)

More on the High angle rescue in Chicago, 6-2-19 from Tim Olk:

Truck 18 was called for a tree trimmer upside down in a tree about 75 feet in the air.
Truck 18 requested Squad 5 and Tower Ladder 39.
The man was stuck upside down about 45 min before he was brought down.
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Chicago firefighters rescued an injured tree series worker dangling from a tree

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Chicago firefighters rescued an injured tree series worker dangling from a tree

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Chicago firefighters rescued an injured tree series worker dangling from a tree

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High angle rescue in Chicago, 6-2-19

This from Eric Haak:

Companies in Chicago’s 6th Battalion had a diffiult rescue situation at 53rd and Union Sunday afternoon (6/2). A tree trimmer was stuck hanging upside down at a reasonable height with a fractured leg. Truck 18 positioned itself to use their ladder to support the victim until Squad 5 and Tower Ladder 39 could arrive and assist. With the man’s weight being supported on 18’s aerial, the slow task of untangling him began. TL39’s basket was eventually maneuvered underneath and the man lowered to safety. The entire process took about 45 minutes. The only access TL39 had was to use a vacant lot that was very soft with the drenching rain we have been having. They used fence posts that were being installed on the lot to stabalize the rig.

injured tree worker dangling upside down from a tree

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Chicago firefighters rescued an injured tree series worker dangling from a tree

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Chicago firefighters rescued an injured tree series worker dangling from a tree

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Chicago firefighters rescued an injured tree series worker dangling from a tree

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Chicago firefighters rescued an injured tree series worker dangling from a tree

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Chicago firefighters rescued an injured tree series worker dangling from a tree

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Chicago firefighters rescued an injured tree series worker dangling from a tree

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Chicago firefighters rescued an injured tree series worker dangling from a tree

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39

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Firefighters remove victim in stokes basket

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Dive Box Alarm in Highland Park, 11-4-18

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

An Itasca man died and an Elgin woman is missing after encountering dangerous conditions while swimming in Lake Michigan on Sunday.

Authorities responded about 9:15 a.m. to the Park Avenue Beach in Highland Park, where 10 people involved in an independent cold-weather swim group entered the water from the boat launch area and were struggling in the rough conditions. Two swimmers were in distress and were unaccounted for at the scene.

An unresponsive 46-year-old Itasca man was pulled out of the water by emergency responders fire department divers and taken to Highland Park Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. His identity has not been released. 

A 52-year-old Elgin woman remained missing as of Sunday evening.

Boats were unable to enter the water because of the high waves and hazardous conditions. Firefighters searched from the shore, and a Coast Guard helicopter arrived about 11:45 a.m. to assist.

Just before 4 p.m., the aircrew suspended its search of a roughly 10-square-mile area near where the woman was last seen. Highland Park officials said Sunday evening their search efforts are continuing, and police departments along the Lake Michigan shoreline have been asked to monitor their beaches for the missing swimmer.

The National Weather Service on Sunday afternoon warned of strong winds of nearly 40 mph and waves reaching 10 feet high along the lakefront.  Water temperatures were about 55 degrees.

Anyone with information about the missing swimmer is asked to contact the Highland Park Police Department at (847) 432-7730.

Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Technical rescue in Evanston, 7-21-18

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

A tree trimmer was critically injured after a large tree branch fell on him Saturday afternoon knocking him unconscious and leaving him hanging in a large tree at about 3 p.m. in the 2700-block of Princeton Avenue in Evanston.

Fire officials said he was trapped more than 20 feet in the air. He was transported to an Evanston hospital in critical condition.

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Skokie firefighters assisted Evanston firefighters rescue a tree service worker from a tree.

Evanston FD fire trucks

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Evanston FD fire trucks

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Evanston FD fire trucks

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Coonstruction accident in the Elburn FPD, 9-8-17

This from Dave Weaver:

9/8/17 ELBURN – Lifestar Helicopter Medevac from Construction Accident – Traumatic Fall Beed Dr. and Fairfield Ave.
Around 1 PM the Elburn FPD was called to the scene of a house under construction on Beed Dr. just west of Fairfield Ave. in the Blackberry Creek subdivision for a construction worker who had fallen into the basement. It was determined that based on the severity of the man’s injuries that he would need to be airlifted. A medevac helicopter from Lifestar Chicago was requested to the scene and they landed in an area adjacent to where the accident occurred. The man was flown to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.

 

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Interdivisional Box Alarm in Burlington, WI 7-13-17

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Burlington Wisconsin Fire Dept Interdivisional Box Major Flooding From Heavy Rains

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