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House fire in Huntley 3-11-12

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Huntley Fire Department got dispatched to 10101 Ashley Street for a possible structure fire. Battalion 930 arrived with a 2-story home with a fire in the garage – quick knock on the fire, Truck 983 had 1 line out – Companies on scene : Huntley Engine 944, Truck 983, Battalion 930, Chief 901, Deputy Chief 902: Automatic aid from Algonquin with an engine and Rutland-Dundee with an ambulance : Algonquin EMS and Woodstock engine COQ 


house fire in Huntley IL 3-11-13

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house fire in Huntley IL 3-11-13

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house fire in Huntley IL 3-11-13

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house fire in Huntley IL 3-11-13

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house fire in Huntley IL 3-11-13

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house fire in Huntley IL 3-11-13

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Libertyville orders new ambulance

An article from the Trib Local last month mentions a new ambulance purchase for Libertyville. According to the article, they have ordered a Type III unit from Medtec to match the others that are in the Libertyville fleet.

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first snow brings accidents

As the Chicago area saw it’s first snow of the season, area fire departments responded to many accidents. Jeff Rudolph took in a two-car, head-on collision this morning at Route 173 west of Delaney Road in Wadsworth, IL. The Newport Township FPD responded with several units and was aided by Zion and Winthrop Harbor. Six patients were transported with what did not appear to be life-threatening injuries.

Wadsworth IL Newport Township FPD MVA

A head-on collision on slick roads this morning in Wadsworth, IL. The Newport Twp FPD responded with several units. Jeff Rudolph photo

Newport Twp FPD ambulance 1441

Both Newport ambulances including 1441 shown here were on-scene at the collision on Route 173. Jeff Rdolph photo

Newport Twp FPD Squad 1458

Newport Squad 1458 was positioned to block the road to provide added safety to everyone on-scene. Jeff Rudolph photo

MVA collision Wadsworth, IL

A closeup of the minivan involved in a collision this morning in Wadsworth, IL. Newport Township FPD firefighters removed the driver's door in order to remove the driver. Jeff Rudolph photo

Winthrop Harbor FD ambulance

Winthrop Harbor ambulance 1742 was one of the mutual aid EMS companies on the scene. A total of 6 patients were transported with what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries. Jeff Rudolph photo

Newport Twp FPD

Newport Brush 1475 brought additional personnel to the scene. Jeff Rudolph photo

Newport Twp FPD Pierce Saber Squad 1458

Another view of the spotting of Squad 1458 blocking the roadway and acting as a protective barrier to the rescue workers and patients in the event that another motorist would fail to stop before the scene. Jeff Rudolph photo

Zion Fire Department ambulance

Zion Ambulance 1842 was the fourth ambulance on the scene assisting the Newport Township FPD. Jeff Rudolph photo

Jeff Rudolph recently set up a Flickr site to showcase his photography. His images which include on-scene and static apparatus from more than just the Chicago area can be seen HERE. Jeff has included images that date back many years.

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Gurnee MVA on Rt 120

Jeff Rudolph sent these images from an MVA this morning with this description:

Gurnee 1321 and 1342 responded to a morning MVA caused by black ice on RT. 120 at a railroad overpass in Park City. Three vehicles were involved;  two sustained heavy damage. Extrication was required by Engine 1321. Waukegan and North Chicago ambulances where requested for a total of three ambulances transporting to Condell and Vista East.

Gurnee Fire Department ambulance at MVA

North Chicago Ambulance 1546 on-scene at an early morning multiple vehicle accident in Park City was one of three units that transported patients. Jeff Rudolph photo

Park City MVA

One of three vehicles involved in an MVA on Route 120 in Park City. Jeff Rudolph photo

Park City Gurnee MVA

Gurnee Engine 1321 on the scene of an MVA on Route 120 in Park City that involved three vehicles. Jeff Rudolph photo

Gurnee Fire Department Engine 1321 at MVA

Firefighters used tools from Gurnee Engine 1321 to free at least one victim that was trapped in a vehicle as the result of a collision this morning on Route 120 in Park City. Jeff Rudolph photo

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Action image submission

Drew Gresik has again sent some images from a recent MVA that was responed to by both Riverside and North Riverside companies.

North Riverside FD at MVA

A few weeks back, there was a 3 car collision on Des Plaines Avenue between Riverside and North Riverside. It was in the middle of morning rush hour and caused quite a backup. On scene were both the Fire and Police Departments of North Riverside and Riverside. Engine 1621 of Riverside Fire/Rescue as well as Engine 807 from North Riverside Fire Department responded, as did both town's primary ambulances. Many police units were on scene to help with the flow of traffic.

Riverside Fire Department Engine 1623 E-ONE Cyclone

Riverside Engine 1621 leaving the scene. Drew Greski photo

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New orders

  • The Waukegan Fire Department, in Division 4 (Lake County) recently placed an order for a KME Severe Service engine.
  • The Long Grove Fire Protection District, in Division 4 (Lake County) recently placed an order with Alexis for a brush rig on a Ford chassis with a body similar in design to Rescue 55 which was built by KME. The new unit will have 300 gallons of water, 10 gallons of foam, and a 500-GPM pump.
  • The Lake Villa Fire District (also in Division 4, Lake County) has two new ambulances on order from Osage Ambulance in Linn, MO. Both will match the fleet and be Type III designs on Ford E450 chassis with one exception. These ambulances will arrive painted red instead of the blue and white color scheme of the existing ambulances which were part of the Lake Villa Rescue Squad. The new units are expected to be delivered in March of 2011.
  • The Evanston Fire Department has ordered a Pierce Arrow XT tractor-drawn aerial. They received a grant to pay for the unit which is expected to be completed in March of 2011.
  • Evanston also is ordering a new ambulance. As of now, we do not have the specs although it is believed to be coming with an IHC chassis like their current units.

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Action image submission

Drew Gresik answered our call for photos with this image from a recent MVA in North Riverside.

North Riverside IL Fire Department on-Scene at MVA

On September 25, 2010, there was a head-on collision between two vehicles on 1st Avenue in North Riverside. The occupants in the cars were injured and taken down the road to Loyola University Medical Center. The North Riverside Fire Department and Police Department as well as the Chicago Zoological Society Police Department and the Brookfield Police Department were the first units on-scene. The first ambulances on-scene were from fellow MABAS 11 departments Berwyn and Forest Park. Riverside and Broadview ambulances were called, but only Broadview was needed. Drew Gresik photo

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CFD Ambulance 23 was hijacked yesterday

Firegeezer has an account HERE of the brief abduction yesterday of Chicago Ambulance 23 with the personnel and patient on-board.

Chicago Fire Department Ambulance 23

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Lockport updates

Lockport Lt. John Matthews keeps us current and up-to-date with his department. He recently sent us pictures of Lockport‘s new 2010 IHC/Medtec ambulance at station1 and the new brush unit as well. John informs us that the old ambulance 1 has become reserve ambulance 1 now at station6, and the previous reserve unit is gone.

Lockport Township FPD ambulance 1 Medtec

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New ambulance in Franklin Park

We received the following information:
Franklin Park's new ambulance is in service. It's a 2010 Ford/Osage. Different color scheme than usual for them (Franklin Park). It's all white with decals applied to it. ... looks like a demo unit. It's also not numbered as Ambulance 1, it's numbered 482. 

Rick Armentano Jr
Elmwood Park FD

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