Posts Tagged Bolingbrook Fire Department

Hazmat Box in Warrenville, 8-17-23 (more)

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A dangerous chemical spill in the western suburbs prompted a HAZMAT response Thursday evening, when a toxic and deadly gas was accidentally concocted during routine pool maintenance.

Just before 5:30 p.m., the Warrenville Fire Department responded to The Westlyn apartment complex in the 28000 block of Diehl Road and the call was soon upgraded to a box alarm, prompting a response from HAZMAT technicians in surrounding communities.

Fire officials confirmed that chlorine and muriatic acid were spilled by accident. The dangerous combination creates chlorine gas.

Hazmat technicians made entry into the building to contain, neutralize, and remove the product from the building where they discovered a hazardous vapor cloud.

A spokesperson with the complex said that a maintenance team was restocking pool supplies when there was a mixture of chemicals that caused a reaction in a mechanical room.

It led to a massive emergency response and an hours-long evacuation.

Firefighters used a large portion of the parking lot during their response, as their setup outside was just as important as it was to get inside to contain the spill.

On their way out, the HAZMAT team followed a rigorous decontamination process.

Firefighters ventilated the building, and just after 7 p.m. residents were able to return to their apartments.

Four people were treated and released by paramedics for non-life threatening injuries.

Several surrounding fire departments responded to assist Warrenville firefighters, including Wheaton, Lisle-Woodridge, Downers Grove, Boilingbrook and Naperville.

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Hazmat Box in Warrenville, 8-17-23

This from Daniel Hynd:

Warrenville FPD responded to an apartment building on Diehl Rd on the evening of 8-17-23 for a chemical spill inside the pool area. Hazmat teams from Naperville, Lisle-Woodridge, Downers Grove, Bolingbrook, and Argonne National Lab were able to mitigate the spill within 2 hours.; #hazmat; #DanielHynd; #firefighters;

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Bolingbrook Fire Department news

From the June 13th Bolingbrook village council meeting. Approved the purchase of 2 new Ambulances from Wheeled Coach, and a new Engine and Tower Ladder from E-One.; #BolingbrookFD;; #BolingbrookFD;

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Working fire in Bolingbrook, 5-9-23

This from Daniel Hynd:

Photos from Bolingbrook’s General Alarm for a townhouse fire at 111 Enclave Cir 5-9-23

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Dive box in Bolingbrook, 11-25-22

This from Daniel Hynd:

At around 12:20pm on 11-25-22, the Bolingbrook Fire Department received a call for a vehicle that went into the water at the boat launch at Whalon Lake. 911 calls reported possibly two occupants in the vehicle. The driver self extricated from the vehicle and was rescued to shore by PD prior to FD arrival. Bolingbrook FD arrived on scene to find the vehicle fully submerged about 100 feet off shore. A dive box was requested shortly before arrival. Divers from MABAS 16 departments searched the water and were able to locate the vehicle. A boat and a drone were deployed, and sonar was used to aid in the search. About 3 hours after FD arrival, the vehicle was removed from the water. No other occupants were found inside the vehicle. The driver was transported by the Naperville FD to an area hospital.; #BolingbrookFD; #DanielHynd; #diveincident;

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Box Alarm fire in Lockport, 11-23-21

This from Mike Lopina:

Still alarm for a reported fire in a 3rd floor apartment at 1000 S State St in Lockport. Engine 1 arrived and found a fire in the wall on the 3rd floor D side and in the cockloft. The fire was upgraded to a full still and then to a Box alarm on Box 1H. 

Still: E1, 2, 4, 5 T6 A5, 6 BN11
Full Still: E3 A3 Homer E32 Romeoville Eng 21 New Lenox TL61 NW Homer Amb 1714 Mokena Amb 93 Lemont BN 9, Homer DC 3001
Box: Darien Woodridge Eng 90 Plainfield Eng 1941 Bolingbrook Eng 5 Lemont TL 949 Manhattan Sqd 81 Bolingbrook Amb 2 Romeoville Amb 22 Orland BN 1 New Lenox BN61
fire trucks on scene at night

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As seen around … Bolingbrook

This from Martin Nowak:

Bolingbrook Engine 2 on scene of a gas leak at Route 53 and Northridge Ave. Pictures taken before 1 P.M. on Thursday, 10/28/21
Bolingbrook firefighters on scene

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Bolingbrook FD Engine 2 on scene

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Area apparatus orders

Here is a list compiled by Josh Boyajian of current area apparatus on order:

Alsip – Seagrave Engine

Berwyn – E-One Metro 100 Low Profile Ladder

Blue Island – Sutphen 100’ MM Ladder

Bolingbrook – (2) E-One Engines

Buffalo Grove – E-One Engine

Carol Stream – E-One RM Tower Ladder

Cicero – Pierce Impel Engine

Crestwood – (2) Seagrave Engines

Geneva – Pierce Ascendant Ladder

Hampshire – Pierce Enforcer PUC Engine

Joliet – E-One RM Tower Ladder

Lisle Woodridge – Pierce Ascendant MM Tower

Lockport – Seagrave Apollo Tower Ladder

Lombard – Pierce Enforcer Engine

Melrose Park – Pierce Impel Engine

Morton Grove – E-One EMAX Engine

Oak Brook – Pierce Ascendant Ladder

Oak Brook – Pierce Enforcer Engine

Norwood Park – Pierce Ascendant MM Tower

River Grove – Ford E-450 Wheeled Coach Ambo

Skokie – Pierce Enforcer Engine

Stickney – Ford F550 Horton Type 1 Ambo

Sugar Grove – Sutphen Engine

Thornton – Sutphen 75’ MM Ladder

Tri State FPD – Pierce Enforcer Ascendant Ladder

Western Springs – Pierce Saber Engine

Westmont – Pierce Impel Engine

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As seen around … Bolingbrook

From Chicagoland fire photos on Instagram:

A visit to Bolingbrook FD Station 3

Home to- 

Engine 3 
Medic 3 
Medic 7 
E-ONE Quest fire engine

Chicagoland fire photos on Instagram

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New ambulance for Bolingbrook

From the Fire Service Inc. Facebook page:

Congratulations and a huge thank you to Deputy Chief Trinidad Garza and the Village of Bolingbrook Fire Department on the recent delivery of their newest Type 1 Wheeled Coach ambulance.

This unit has some well thought out changes supporting the ever expanding mission of the agency. Designed with turnout gear compartments on each side, and a specific compartment for Rescue Task Force equipment, BFD EMS operations become more efficient.
Also the use of Linex body lining on the lower portion of the module will add a level of body protection to areas which are closest to road debris.
Wheeled Coach patented Cool Bar HVAC and warning light housing provides for industry leading cooling ability, along with true 45 degree warning visibility.

Whelen M series LED exterior lights and interior LED domes, Stryker PowerLoad and built to CN 10 and 11 specifications, this unit will provide the members safe, consistent, and reliable EMS transportation for years to come. We are grateful for Bolingbrook’s continued confidence in Fire Service,Inc. and our portfolio of brands we represent. 

Type 1 Wheeled Coach ambulance

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Type 1 Wheeled Coach ambulance

Bolingbrook FD photo

Type 1 Wheeled Coach ambulance

Bolingbrook FD photo

Type 1 Wheeled Coach ambulance

Bolingbrook FD photo

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