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House fire in Buffalo Grove, 1-5-21

Buffalo Grove police and firefighters were called to 134 Golfview Terrace Tuesday afternoon (1/5/21) for a reported house fire. Police officers were first on the scene and said there were flames through the roof. Buffalo Grove Battalion 4 upgraded the alarm to a Code 4 working fire based on the police report. The header was visible from a distance of at least a mile away. Tower Ladder 25 was the first fire company on the scene followed by Arlington Heights Engine 4. The first attack line was taken to the rear and quickly darkened the fire that was burning on the outside of the house. A second line went inside.

Ferrara Inferno tower ladder at house fire

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As additional companies arrived, two more hand lines were pulled and the balance of the fire was extinguished.

 

 

Units at the scene included Buffalo Grove Tower 25, Engine 27, Ambulance 25, Battalion 4, 408, 401, MobileCom, and Squad 25. Out of town companies included Arlington Heights Engine 4, Arlington Heights Battalion 1, Rolling Meadows Quint 15, Palatine Engine 82, Prospect Heights Engine 9, Long Grove Tanker 55, Long Grove Battalion 55, a Barrington ambulance and chief, Libertyville Squad 462, plus ambulances from Lake Forest and Nunda Rural FPD.

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New tower ladder for Buffalo Grove (more)

2020 E-ONE Cyclone HP100 platform aerial

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From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Congratulations Buffalo Grove Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Local 3177 on the recent delivery of a new 2020 E-ONE 100′ platform aerial.

We are extremely proud to provide dependable emergency vehicles for your community! We appreciate your continued trust & loyalty!!

Specs: Cyclone chassis, Cummins X12 500HP engine, Hale QMAX 2000-GPM pump, 300-gal. booster tank, & Whelen LED lighting package.

2020 E-ONE Cyclone HP100 platform aerial

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From the Buffalo Grove Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Local 3177 Facebook page:

Buffalo Grove Firefighters got quite the present on Tuesday! BGFD took delivery of our new Tower 25. Getting a piece of equipment this important is a several year process and involves an enormous amount of research, design, and travel by the Apparatus Committee. We want to thank Village President Sussman, the members of the Village Board, Village Manager Bragg, and Fire Chief Baker for their continued support. Be on the look out for Tower 25 on the streets of Buffalo Grove in the coming weeks!

 

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Working fire in Arlington Heights, 12-6-20

Arlington Heights firefighters were sent to the Christian Church of Arlington Heights at 333 W Thomas Street Sunday afternoon for an activated fire alarm. Companies arrived to find heavy fire inside the building and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 working fire. The fire was extinguished within 10 minutes. Smoke was visible from separate areas of the building and companies had trouble pulling interior ceiling that were wood so Buffalo Grove and Arlington Heights firefighters were sent to the roof to ventilate. 

Arlington Heights units were assisted by firefighters from Buffalo Grove, Mount Prospect, Palatine, and Rolling Meadows plus a Prospect Heights battalion chief.

Pierce Quantum fire engine at fire scene

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

The Buffalo Grove Village Board voted to approve a three-year contract with its firefighters union that includes a 2.5% increase in firefighters’ pay in the first year. Wage increases in years two and three of the contract will be negotiated separately through a wage reopener.

Under the new collective bargaining agreement, which runs through April 2023, firefighters would see a 2.52% increase in compensation in the first year, while lieutenants’ pay would bump up 2.0%.  A newly starting firefighter would earn $66,466, while the starting pay for a newly promoted lieutenant who also is a paramedic would be $113,900, according to the contract trustees approved Nov. 2.

The wage increases will have a $111,000 impact on the village’s budget. Beyond the pay raises, the pact adds no other costs to the village. The pact covers 51 individuals, 42 firefighter/paramedic positions and nine lieutenants.

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Working fire in Buffalo Grove, 10-31-20

This from Larry Shapiro:

Buffalo Grove police and firefighters were sent to 667 Bernard Drive Saturday afternoon (10/31/20) for a reported dryer fire. Arriving units had heavy smoke and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 Working Fire. The fire apparently originated in the dryer and extended outside of the appliance charging the entire split-level house with smoke. Buffalo Grove units on the scene were Engine 26, Engine 27, Quint 25, Squad 25, Ambulance 25, Ambulance 26, and Battalion 4. They were assisted by Long Grove Tanker 55 and Battalion 55; Arlington Heights Engine 4, Ambulance 4, and Battalion 1; Prospect Heights Engine 39; Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51; Palatine Engine 82; and the Buffalo Grove EMA Mobile Com Unit.

Decon procedures and COVID safety measures were abundant at the scene for firefighters and family members.

Firefighter on ground ladder vents window with smoke #EONE Strength

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Working fire in Buffalo Grove, 8-29-20

Buffalo Grove firefighters made quick work of a fire on a third floor balcony at 1541 Johnson Drive Saturday (8/29/20). Firefighters found the fire on the front edge of the balcony farthest from the building. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for additional resources to assist with smoke and searches of the twelve-unit, three-story building.

Companies at the scene included Buffalo Grove Quint 25, Engine 26, Engine 27, Ambulance 26, Battalion 4, and chief officers, plus Long Grove Squad 55, Prospect Heights Engine 39, Wheeling Truck 24, Northbrook Tower 12, Deerfield-Bannockburn Engine 20, Arlington Heights Engine 4, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Battalion 51 and Squad 51, plus ambulances from Barrington and Hoffman Estates.

E-ONE ladder at building fire

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2-Alarm house fire in Buffalo Grove, 8-26-20 (more)

Photos from Larry Shapiro of the 2-Alarm house fire in Buffalo Grove, 8-26-20

E-ONE Cyclone HP75 at work at a fire scene

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heavy smoke from house on fire

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E-ONE fire trucks at fire scene

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2-Alarm house fire in Buffalo Grove, 8-26-20

Buffalo Grove police and firefighters were called to 25 Dellmont Court today (8/26/20) for a house fire. First arriving units had fire from a roof vent of a two-story, single-family house. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 working fire and then to a MABAS Box Alarm for additional resources. Companies advanced several lines into the house and had difficulty gaining access to the attic. The fire self vented through the rear with flames and heavy smoke pushing out. An exterior line was used to darken down the fire before companies were again able to make an interior attack. The alarm was later elevated to a 2nd Alarm for additional manpower due to the excessive heat. Two firefighters were transported from the scene with heat related injuries.

 

Two Buffalo Grove engines and Long Grove Tanker 55 were on hydrants. An incomplete list of mutual aid companies includes units from Long Grove, Prospect Heights, Wheeling, Palatine, Countryside, Libertyville Lake Forest, Grayslake, Highland Park, Schaumburg, Mount Prospect, Deerfield, Northbrook, Lake Villa, Lake Zurich, Hoffman Estates, and Winnetka.

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Firefighters with hose line at fire

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Buffalo Grove FD Quint 27

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Firefighters battled a 2-Alarm house fire at 25 Dellmont Court in Buffalo Grove 8/26/2

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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Firefighters battled a 2-Alarm house fire at 25 Dellmont Court in Buffalo Grove 8/26/2

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Earlier this year, Buffalo Grove officials agreed to abide by court ruling requiring the village to pay full pension benefits to the widow of Firefighter Kevin Hauber, who died of colon cancer in January 2018.

Now Kimberly Hauber is asking the village pay health insurance benefits for her family also, arguing they are entitled under the Public Safety Employee Benefits Act, which provides health care benefits at the municipality’s expense to a firefighter who dies in the line of duty responding to an emergency.

The village board will decide Monday whether to convene a hearing to hear her claims. If Buffalo Grove trustees decide to convene the hearing, as village staff recommends, the village president would appoint a hearing officer to oversee the proceedings. If the village does not follow staff’s recommendation Monday, the Hauber family would receive the benefits.

Kevin Hauber, 51, died after a nearly 24-year career with the Buffalo Grove Fire Department. The village’s fire pension board later determined that his cancer was caused by his work as a firefighter, making his survivors eligible for full line-of-duty benefits. After the village disputed the finding, a Lake County judge ruled that Kimberly Hauber was eligible to receive about $101,549 a year in pension benefits. The village lost its appeal and decided not to ask the Illinois Supreme Court to consider the case.

After the pension case was resolved, the family applied for health benefits.

In recommending the hearing, Village Manager Dane Bragg contends that there is insufficient evidence to establish that Hauber’s cancer resulted from a response to an emergency situation. If there is evidence, Kimberly Hauber should have the opportunity to provide it at the hearing, he said.

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New tower ladder for Buffalo Grove (more)

Updated production photos from E-ONE of the new tower ladder for Buffalo Grove so #142765

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