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EMS Interdivisional Box Alarm and Hazmat Box Alarm in Beach Park, 4-25-19 (more)

Excerpts from WGNTV.com:

A firefighter is the latest person to file a lawsuit over the Beach Park ammonia spill in April that sent more than 40 people to the hospital.

The 23-year-old firefighter said he has a severe and permanent disability from the spill. The lawsuit names the driver of the tractor carrying the ammonia and his employer, John Kevek Farms. It says the company did not train employees correctly or did enough to prevent the spill.

On April 25, a farm tractor was pulling a pair of two-ton tanks of anhydrous ammonia near Green Bay Road and 29th Street in Beach Park when the tanks started to leak, creating a dangerous plume.

Anhydrous ammonia is a colorless gas used as an agricultural fertilizer and industrial refrigerant. It gives off pungent, suffocating fumes, that can cause eye and throat irritation, chest pains, pulmonary swelling and even burns. It can be fatal if inhaled at high concentrations.

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EMS Interdivisional Box Alarm and Hazmat Box Alarm in Beach Park, 4-25-19

Excerpts from ABC7Chicago.com:

A tractor was towing two, two-ton containers of anhydrous ammonia near 29th Street and Green Bay Road in Beach Park when one of the containers leaked and created a chemical cloud.

Police and fire units responded to a report of a possible vehicle fire in the area at about 4:30 a.m., and as a Lake County Sheriff’s sergeant and deputy got out out of their squad cars, they were overcome with the airborne chemical and forced to retreat.

Several victims at the scene were rescued as a total of 140 first responders firefighters, paramedics, and police officers came to the scene. Authorities said 37 people, including the Lake County deputy and sergeant and a Zion police officer, were transported to hospitals. Eight of the injured were hospitalized in critical condition.

People within a one-mile radius were ordered to stay inside with their windows closed and to turn off HVAC units. The shelter-in-place order was lifted shortly after 10 a.m.

Investigators are looking into what the tractor was doing on the road and if proper agricultural laws were followed. Anhydrous ammonia is a chemical used as an agricultural fertilizer. The substance can expand rapidly forming a large cloud that can cause difficulty breathing even death. 

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New engine for the Beach Park FD (more)

Updated production photos of a new engine being built for the Beach Park FD at E-ONE so 142121

New E-ONE fire engine for the Beach Park FD in Illinois

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New E-ONE fire engine for the Beach Park FD in Illinois

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New E-ONE fire engine for the Beach Park FD in Illinois

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New E-ONE fire engine for the Beach Park FD in Illinois

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New engine for the Beach Park FD (more)

Updated production photos of a new engine being built for the Beach Park FD at E-ONE so 142121

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New engine for the Beach Park FD (more)

Updated production photos of a new engine being built for the Beach Park FD at E-ONE so 142121

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New engine for the Beach Park FD

Production photos of a new engine being built for the Beach Park FD at E-ONE so 142121

Fire engine being built for the Beach Park FD by E-ONE so 142121

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Fire engine being built for the Beach Park FD by E-ONE so 142121

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Fire engine being built for the Beach Park FD by E-ONE so 142121

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Beach Park FPD news

From the Beach Park FPD Facebook page on May 9th of this year:

Beach Park Fire Department would like to welcome our new Deputy Chief Fred Friedl. Chief Friedl has been a superior and well respected chief officer recently retired from Gurnee Fire Department that will be invaluable to our organization. Welcome DC!!

Beach Park FPD Deputy Chief Fred Friedl

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Beach Park FPD Deputy Chief Fred Friedl

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New area apparatus orders

This from Ron Wolkoff:

From fire service inc:

Calumet City  – pumper

Orland – 100′ aerial

Beach Park – pumper

Sorry no further details

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4-Alarm fire in Pleasant Prairie, WI 2-5-18

This from Jeff Rudolph:

02/05/18 

4335 94th st. Pleasant Prairie, WI

4th alarm

Several Illinois departments responded into Kenosha County to assist Pleasant Prairie with a fire in a large home . Newport, Winthrop Harbor, Zion, Beach Park, Waukegan, Antioch, and Gurnee responded to the scene. Several others filled in at their stations.

massive smoke from house fire

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heavy smoke from house on fire

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Firefighters with hose line battle a fire

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Gurnee Fire Department E-ONE Cyclone II fire engine

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Beach Park FD Seagrave fire engine

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Waukegan FD quint at fire scene

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7-Alarm fire in Gurnee, 7-28-16 (more)

More photos from the 7-Alarm fire in Gurnee, 7-28-16

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

A fiveseven-alarm fire at a propane-storage facility in Gurnee Thursday afternoon produced explosions.

The Gurnee Fire Department reportedly received a call just before noon at 3895 Clearview Court, which is listed as the Pinnacle Propane Express.

smoke header visible for miles

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Pierce fire engine with lots of charged hose at fire scene

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elevated master streams at fire scene

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elevated master streams at fire scene

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deluge gun master stream at fire

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Great Lakes Naval Training Center Fire Department

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engine dropping supply line at fire

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Lake Forest Fire Department fire truck at fire scene

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engine dropping supply line at fire

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Long Grove FPD Ambulance 55

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fire department monitor deluge gun at fire scene

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sprinkler system working during commercial fire

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Beach Park Fire Department Seagrave  fire engine at fire scene

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propane tank storage yard

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aftermath of fire at propane tank service company with charred propane tanks

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Gurnee Fire Department fire engine at fire scene

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aftermath of fire at propane tank service company with charred propane tanks

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aftermath of fire at propane tank service company with charred propane tanks

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firefighters in foam after fire

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aftermath of fire at propane tank service company

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Oshkosh ARFF at fire scene

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