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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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fire department dive rescue truck

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

This from Tim Olk:

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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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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Man dies after electrocution in Addison, 3-28-17

This from John Tulipano:

Firefighters from Addison and Lombard worked to free a victim who was trapped in a tree after being electrocuted in the area of Villa Avenue and Myrick today (3/28/17).

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A 51-year-old man died and another was critically injured Tuesday afternoon after they were shocked by power lines while trimming trees in an Addison backyard.

Jose Fulgencio-Hueramo, of Melrose Park, was pronounced shortly before noon at Glen Oaks Hospital in Glendale Heights.

At about 11 a.m., Fulgencio-Hueramo and another person were cutting limbs in a backyard near Villa Avenue and Myrick Avenue in Addison where both individuals made contact with the power lines.

One person was thrown from the ladder adjacent to the tree and landed on the ground. The second person was secured in the tree. When ComEd turned off power to the lines, firefighters got them down from the tree. One was airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.

“They were able to cut the power to the power lines, and at that point firefighters from Lombard and Addison went up there and were able to extricate the gentleman from the tree at that time,” said Joe Leone, the Addison fire chief.

Police said the victims appear to not be with a private tree-cutting service.

It was immediately unclear how the individuals got tangled in the power lines.

firefighters remove stokes basket from fire truck

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firefighters in tower ladder platform

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firefighters remove patient in tower ladder platform

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firefighter cuts vegetation along wooden fence

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firefighters remove patient in tower ladder platform

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firefighters remove patient in tower ladder platform

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Superior Air Med helicopter on scene

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Superior Air Med helicopter on scene

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Superior Air Med helicopter on scene

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As seen around … Grayslake

From the Grayslake FD Twitter page:

Well Played Grayslake Police….Well Played!

parking ticket on fire engine parking ticket on fire engine

thanks Dan

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