Posts Tagged Buffalo Grove Fire Department

House fire in Lincolnshire, 4-23-17

Firefighters were called to 20530 Williams Avenue in Lincolnshire Sunday morning 4/23/17 for smoke in a house. Companies made quick work of an apparent attic fire. Mutual aid at the scene included Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, Prospect Heights, and Lake Zurich.

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD fire trucks on scene

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Long Grove Fire District Firefighters

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26 E-ONE Typhoon

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD fire trucks

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Firefighters

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Engine 53 HME RAT

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD in PPE

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Firefighters decon after a fire

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Prospect Heights FPD Squad 9

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Car fire in Buffalo Grove, 3-27-17

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Here is a quick video and some photos of Buffalo Grove firefighters hitting a car fire on Harvard Lane 3/27/17.

car engulfed in flames

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Firefighters extinguish a car fire

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Firefighters extinguish a car fire

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Firefighters extinguish a car fire

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Firefighters extinguish a car fire

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MVA in Buffalo Grove, 3-21-17

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Buffalo Grove firefighters and police were called to Lake Cook Road and Buffalo Grove Road Tuesday afternoon (3/21/17) for a two-car crash with a reported pin-in.  Arriving companies stabilized one car that knocked down a traffic light and removed the occupant who was transported to an area hospital by Buffalo Grove Ambulance 26. The occupant of the second car was not transported after being evaluated by Long Grove paramedics.

car against pole after crash

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Buffalo Grove FD Quint 27

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Firefighters remove cribbing at crash site

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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Buffalo Grove FD Ambulance 26 and a car against pole after crash

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Buffalo Grove police units blocking a street

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MVA in Buffalo Grove, 3-19-17

Buffalo Grove firefighters and police were called to Buffalo Grove Road near Bernard Drive Sunday morning (3/18/17) for a two-car crash with a reported pin-in.  Arriving companies performed a simple door pop to gain access to the occupant of one of the vehicles that was transported to an area hospital. Two occupants of the second car involved refused transport.

Freightliner ambulance at crash

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fire truck as blocking at crash scene

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two car crash scene

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Firefighters load patient onto Stryker cot

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Stryker ambulance cot wth power load at crash scene

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department news

Excerpts from the Dailyherald.com:

Buffalo Grove trustees recently honored Buffalo Grove Fire Lt. Wendill Bills for his 33 years of service to the department.

Bills, who began working in the village in October 1983, retired last month. Though not on hand for the ceremony, he was recognized in a village proclamation for his extraordinary dedication and humility.

Bills was 2013 Firefighter of the Year. He said of the award in 2013, “It’s great, but when it’s all is said and done, the award is given to me only because of the work that we all did together as a group.”

At the time, Bills said he’d dreamed of being a firefighter since age 5. He attended Lockport High School and became a firefighter at Argonne National Laboratory. After he was laid off, he went back to school and became a paramedic.

When he was hired in Buffalo Grove, Bills, who is black, asked then-Chief Wayne Winter, “‘Are any other minorities working in the village?’ And he said, ‘Yes. But you’re the first one for the fire department.’ I paused for a second and I said, ‘Is that a good thing or a bad thing?’ He said, ‘No, that’s a good thing.'”

“When we arrive at their house, we don’t arrive as an individual. We arrive as a company. At that point, we have to be at our best, because you’re at your worst. … I hope that in the 30 years I have been here, I have exhibited that.”

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Trash compactor fire in Buffalo Grove, 3-7-17

Buffalo Grove firefighters were called to 2500 Millbrook Drive Tuesday afternoon (3/7/17) for fire in a trash compactor against a loading dock. The fire was contained to the dumpster outside the building but smoke permeated the warehouse. The fire department requested a wrecker to pull the dumpster away from the building so they could access the material inside. After soaking down what they could get at, an unsuccessful attempt was made to dump the contents to insure there was no additional fire.

The address is along the border with Lincolnshire, and lines were pulled from Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Truck 51 which was first on the scene.

heavy wrecker moves dumpster

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dumpster fire alongside a building

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blowhard fans at fire scene

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Truck 51

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Firefighter with hose dousing dumpster fire

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Ernie's Wrecker Service heavy wrecker

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Firefighters with hose dousing dumpster fire

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26 E-ONE Typhoon

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heavy wrecker lifts dumpster

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Buffalo Grove Firefighter/Paramedic Mark Anderson was recently promoted to lieutenant. Anderson has been with the department for 25 years full time.

Fire Chief William “Mike” Baker said the lieutenant’s position opened up with the retirement of Lt. Wendill Bills, a 33-year veteran.

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House fire in Buffalo Grove, 2-21-17

This from Larry Shapiro:

Buffalo Grove firefighters were dispatched after 2PM Tuesday afternoon (2/21/17) for smoke coming from the house at 504 Crown Point Drive. Police officers arrived first and reported smoke from the eaves and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire.

The house was thought to have no occupants and companies made entry and encountered heavy smoke conditions. The fire was contained to the kitchen though firefighters recovered a dog that perished.

Mutual aid companies included Long Grove, Arlington Heights, Palatine, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Mundelein. Other units were assigned to cover the Buffalo Grove stations.

smoke from house fire in Buffalo Grove

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Firefighters make entry into house on fire

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Firefighter at hydrant with supply line

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smoke from house fire in Buffalo Grove

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FD lieutenant and battalion chief confer at fire scene

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New quint for Buffalo Grove (more)

Photos from Larry Shapiro of the new E-ONE Cyclone II HP78 quint in Buffalo Grove

Buffalo Grove FD Quint 27

Buffalo Grove Quint 27 – 2016 E-ONE Cyclone II 2000/400 78′ HP78 so 140631. Larry Shapiro photo

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New engine for Buffalo Grove (more)

Photos from Larry Shapiro of the new E-ONE Typhoon engine in Buffalo Grove

Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

Buffalo Grove Engine 26 – 2016 E-ONE Typhoon 2000/780 TM so 140643. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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rear chevron striping on fire engine

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