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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

This from Tim Olk:

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

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Technical rescue/recovery in Geneva, 2-3-17

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an investigation into the death of a 47-year-old West Dundee man who was killed Friday while installing a sign on a tower at Geneva Commons.

“A worker was crushed while he was in his aerial lift while he was working on a sign,” said OSHA spokesman Scott Allen. “We do have two OSHA compliance officers at the scene. We’re conducting interviews with potential witnesses, the employer and employees.”

Authorities said Donald J. Tentler, 47, was killed in the accident, which occurred at about 11:48 a.m. Friday. Tentler and another worker were at the top of the bell tower.

Firefighters found Tentler unconscious and unresponsive, and he was later pronounced dead at the scene. The other worker was able to walk down a fire truck ladder, but it took three hours to remove Tentler’s body from the bell tower.

“It seems to be some kind of mechanical malfunction. Whether it was human error or mechanical (failure), I don’t know,” Kane County Coroner Rob Russell said. “The worker was pinned by the lifting device.”

Fire agencies assisting Geneva at the scene included St. Charles, West Chicago, and Batavia.

2/3/17 GENEVA, IL – Technical Rescue – Fatal Construction Accident – Worker pinned inside tower at Geneva Commons shopping center 322 Commons Dr. – Video by Dave Weaver

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Rockford Fire Department news

Excerpts from mystateline.com:

Rockford Firefighters conducted an ice rescue early Thursday morning after a woman reportedly jumped off the State Street bridge.

The woman was in the river on ice and conscious when firefighters arrived, but said she was hurt and unable to move.  Four divers used an inflatable raft to rescue her.

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firefighters rescue victim on frozen river

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High Angle Rescue in Chicago, 10-28-16 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Took in an unusual job at 4225 N Knox. A worker was atop a large water tower when he had a medical issue and needed help getting down. CFD sent a full tech rescue response. TL 23 was just able to make the catwalk around the base of the tank with the tower bucket and they ferried personnel and gear to that level. Members made an anchor point and using a safety harness assisted the man down the gooseneck ladder from the top of the tank to the catwalk. It appeared the victim was able to do most of this on his own and it looked like a smooth safe operation. All photos can be seen here

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Chicago firefighters help worker trapped on water tower

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Chicago firefighters help worker trapped on water tower

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Chicago firefighters help worker trapped on water tower

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Chicago firefighters help worker trapped on water tower

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Chicago firefighters help worker trapped on water tower

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Chicago firefighters help worker trapped on water tower

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Chicago firefighters help worker trapped on water tower

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Chicago firefighters help worker trapped on water tower

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High Angle Rescue in Chicago, 10-28-16

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Chicago TRT High Angle Rescue 4224 N Knox

firefighters rescue worker from water tower

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firefighters rescue worker from water tower

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firefighters rescue worker from water tower

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firefighters rescue worker from water tower

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firefighters rescue worker from water tower

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firefighters rescue worker from water tower

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TRT firefighters after high angle rescue

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TRT firefighter after high angle rescue

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TRT firefighter after high angle rescue

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Chicago FD Squad 1 and Squad 2 firefighters

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Deerfield-Bannockburn FPD news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Firefighters rescued three juveniles from the top of the Deerfield water tower near the Kates Road Bridge Friday night after the group climbed the tower and was unable to get down.

No one was injured in the rescue that saw members of the Deerfield Bannockburn Fire Protection District ascend the tower.

Deerfield police were on routine patrol when they saw the three Northbrook minors on the top of the approximately 140-foot tower and called the fire department to assist, said Deputy Fire Chief Ray Larson.

“They climbed to the top of the tower and were too afraid to get down,” Larson said. “We were able to make voice contact with them and phone contact and determined they were not hurt.”

The rescuers were part of the department’s technical rescue team trained to deal with high angle rope rescues, confined spaces, trench collapses and building or structural collapses, Larson said.

Firefighters Jeff Kates and Bill Pauly from the Deerfield Bannockburn district and another firefighter from Prospect Heights participated in the rescue.

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juveniles stranded on water tower

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Chicago FD water rescue, 8-24-16

This from Josh Boyajian:

Wednesday afternoon, the MFAO gave out a water response to 33rd and Kedzie for a person that jumped off the bridge. Battalion 14 arrived on scene and confirmed the incident. I arrived about 5 min after the initial call came in. Crews were throwing ladders down the side of the bridge to the bank of the canal. Within 10 minutes, Squad 1, 6-8-7, and 6-8-1 arrived with divers ready to go. Dive Coordinator 6-8-6 directed Helicopter 6-8-1 and it’s divers into the last known spot where the person went in. 6-8-1 deployed two divers, and within a couple minutes, found the victim and brought him ashore.

firefighters and divers at water rescue scene

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fire department divers search for victim in river

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Chicago FD helicopter 682

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Chicago FD diver rescue commander

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Chicago FD helicopter on rescue mission

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fire department diver deploying from the Chicago FD helicopter

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fire department diver deploying from the Chicago FD helicopter

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fire department diver deploying from the Chicago FD helicopter

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Chicago FD Dive Operations 686

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Chicago FD Dive Unit 687

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