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As seen around … the Chicago Rockford International Airport

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Chicago Rockford International Airport contracts with Pro-Tec Fire Services of Green Bay for ARFF services.

 

Oshkosh Striker 6x6

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Oshkosh TI3000 ARFF with Snozzle

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Oshkosh ARFF trucks

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Kenosha County Scout Leaders Rescue Squad

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The Scout Leaders Rescue Squad is a non-profit ambulance service and Dive Team serving Kenosha County and the surrounding counties. Scout Leaders Rescue Squad provides emergency medical services on a back-up basis, and mutual aid to Kenosha County agencies.
 
 
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A local organization offering volunteer medical and rescue service for nearly 80 years is in financial trouble.

Kenosha County Scout Leaders Rescue Squad, a nonprofit group created in the late 1930s, is operating at a deficit due to the rising costs of equipment, maintenance and insurance.

There are about 15 members comprising two divisions: Emergency Medical Technicians and Underwater Search and Rescue.

Scout Leaders offer contractual emergency management for a variety of events at a cost of $85 per hour and provide backup emergency medical support and mutual aid to Kenosha and surrounding counties. The group is often one of the first to arrive for local water emergencies.

The funds obtained through contractual work go toward vehicle maintenance, fuel, medication, liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance.

The organization went through a similar crisis in 2009. At that time, the community stepped up with donations to keep the group solvent.

The Scout Leaders also survived a fire on Jan. 20, 2005, that destroyed three vehicles and a 16-foot rescue boat. The monetary loss of equipment was about $178,000, with another $150,000 damage to the building.

According to an article appearing in the March 2, 1947, edition of the Milwaukee Journal, Scout Leaders was created by Kenosha Boy Scouts Council executive Howard Gatley after a tragic 1930 train accident in Kenosha.

The crash killed 14 and injured 100. It involved a car striking a passenger train, causing a collision with an oncoming freight train, on the North Shore electric lines.

Scout Leaders eventually changed ownership from the Boys Scouts of America and the Red Cross to an independent nonprofit service provider.

Scout Leaders hold a concert fundraiser each spring. This year’s concert will be held at a time and location yet to be determined.

The organization recently launched a Gofundme.com page. Those interested in donating can visit the site and search “Kenosha County Scout Leaders Rescue.”

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As seen around … Zion

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Photos of apparatus I took last weekend in Zion. More photos: 

Zion FD Engine 18

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Zion FD Battalion 18

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Zion FD antique fire engine

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2019 Westmont Fire Truck Parade

From Asher Heimermann:

A fire truck parade was the highlight of the Westmont Cruisin’ Night & Street Fair in Westmont, Illinois on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Video by Asher Heimermann/Incident Response.

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Dive Rescue operation in Lake Michigan, 8-5-19

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The United States Coast Guard with help from the Milwaukee Fire Department Dive Rescue Team responded to the shores of Lake Michigan to search for a missing swimmer Monday night. The incident started to unfold around 6:30 PM at Warnimont Park in the City of Cudahy, just south of Milwaukee. Three young adults were in the water, and one did not resurface. One of the individuals made it back to a location where they were able to call 911.

Officials with the Coast Guard confirmed a search in Lake Michigan Monday night, Aug. 5 for one missing swimmer off Warnimont Park in Cudahy. Milwaukee County Sheriff’s officials said a report came in regarding a 19-year-old man who was struggling in the water after encountering difficulties while returning to shore. He failed to resurface after going under the water.

The search was called off around 9:30 p.m. — as storms moved in.

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2019 Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Parade

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The 2019 Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Parade had a new 11-mile route through the cities of North Aurora and Aurora, Illinois on Friday, August 2, 2019. Video by Asher Heimermann/Incident Response

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4-Alarm fire in Milwaukee, 7-19-19

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The Milwaukee Fire Department battled a fourth alarm fire Friday afternoon at Aguilar’s Welding on West National Avenue near South 14th Street. Plumes of smoke were visible from Interstate 94. Extreme heat and hazardous building contents were making it hard for firefighters to extinguish the fire.

 

massive smoke column from building fire

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heavy smoke from commercial building fire

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Firefighters in tower ladder basket battling a fire

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Firefighter flushing a hydrant

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2018 Lake County Fire Expo

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The 22nd annual Lake County Fire Safety Expo was held on Saturday, May 18th at Gurnee Mills.

Fire apparatus and equipment from around Lake County were on display during the four-hour event and featured demonstrations from the Waukegan Fire Department Bomb Squad, Lake County High Angle Rescue Team, as well as an auto extrication demo and live fire side-by-side presentation.
State Farm Insurance HELP truck

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Winthrop Harbor FD Engine 1712

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MABAS Division 4 Wildland 4

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Abbott Labs Emergency Response Team

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Lake Forest FD Ford Explorer

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Truck 51

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Appleton, WI Fire Department LODD 5-15-19

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A firefighter with the Appleton Fire Department was shot and killed in the line of duty after responding to a medical emergency call Wednesday night.

A procession was held overnight in Milwaukee as the firefighter’s body was brought to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office. Firefighters lined the street as emergency vehicles escorted the body.

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Excerpts from wbay.com:

The Appleton Fire Department says a firefighter was killed Wednesday during a shooting at Valley Transit Center. The firefighter’s name has not been released, but the firefighter had been with the department for 14 years. The firefighter, a police officer, and two others were shot at the transit center Wednesday afternoon.

A procession was held overnight in Milwaukee as the firefighter’s body was brought to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office. Police officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel lined the street as emergency vehicles escorted the firefighter to the medical examiner. The fallen firefighter was draped in an American flag.

Meghan Cash of the Appleton Police Department says police and fire departments responded to the transit center for a medical call shortly at 5:30 p.m. While they were treating the person, “the incident escalated into shots being fired.” Police are still trying to determine what led up to the shooting and exactly how many rounds went off.

Because the shooting involved Appleton police officers and firefighters, the Green Bay Police Department was called in to investigate the incident with the help of other agencies. Appleton, Kaukauna and Fox Valley Metro police departments, Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol responded to the scene.

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Fatal crash and fire in Milwaukee – 4/20/19

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The Milwaukee Police Department was in pursuit of a reckless vehicle Saturday afternoon (4/30/19) when the car crashed into another vehicle and into a house at North 13th Street and Capitol Drive. The impact of the crash led to the engine of the car flying onto the sidewalk several feet away and starting the house on fire.
 
Firefighters from the Milwaukee Fire Department and neighboring North Shore Fire-Rescue responded to the scene for a auto extrication assignment as well as a full assignment for the working fire.
 
The driver of the fleeing car was trapped as the fire spread to the house. He was killed.
 

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