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One-car crash in Buffalo Grove, 4-11-18

Buffalo Grove police and firefighters were sent to Mill Creek Drive and Greenridge Road Wednesday afternoon (4/11/12) for a car vs tree with entrapment. Upon arrival there was one patient that was not trapped in the car. Palatine Ambulance 82, Buffalo Grove Tower 25, and Battalion 4 were at the scene.

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MVA with EMS Box Alarm in Buffalo Grove, 4-11-18

A four-vehicle crash Thursday night (4/11/18) at McHenry Road and Lake-Cook Road in Buffalo Grove involved the extrication of one driver and required an EMS Box Alarm to handle all the patients. Ten people were ultimately transported to area hospitals via ambulances from six fire departments. Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, Palatine, Long Grove, Lake Zurich, and Palatine Rural FPD ambulances were at the scene along with fire suppression companies from Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, and the Prospect Heights FPD.

Firefighter/paramedics remove victim after car crash

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Firefighter/paramedics remove victim after car crash

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26 on scene at night

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Buffalo Grove FD Tower 25 and Arlington Heights FD Engine 4

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House fire in Buffalo Grove, 4-6-18 (more)

Excerpts from the ChicagoSunTimes.com:

Four people were taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation Friday morning after their home caught fire in Buffalo Grove.

The fire broke out about 6:20 a.m. in the 600 block of Hickory Drive and was contained to the second-floor bedroom. The family of four evacuated their home and was taken to Northwest Community Hospital for smoke inhalation. Their conditions were described as stable. A firefighter was treated on scene for a minor injury.

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House fire in Buffalo Grove, 4-6-18

Buffalo Grove police and firefighters were called to 643 Hickory Drive around 6:30AM on Friday (4/6/18) for fire in a house. Police officers arrived at the scene reporting light smoke and fire in a second floor rear bedroom with all occupants outside. Arlington Heights Engine 4 was the first fire company to arrive having been on the road returning from a medical call at the time of the dispatch. Buffalo Grove Chief 400 arrived at the same time and confirmed the size up received from the police. 

An interior attack was initiated and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 working fire. Flames were extinguished within 10 minutes. Units at the scene included Arlington Heights Engine 4, Buffalo Grove 400, 408, Tower 25, Engine 26, Quint 27, Ambulance 25, Squad 26, and Battalion 4 plus Palatine Engine 82, Prospect Heights Engine 9, a Barrington ambulance, Long Grove 5500 and Battalion 55.

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Firefighter vents window with pike pole

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Crash with entrapment in Buffalo Grove, 4-1-18

The driver of an SUV was trapped after a one-car collision with a tree. Firefighter from Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Long Grove were at the scene on west Deerfield Parkway between Milwaukee Avenue and Busch Parkway. The extrication lasted just over an hour. The victim was transported to Condell Hospital.

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Buffalo Grove Firefighters cut trapped driver from car

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Buffalo Grove Firefighters cut trapped driver from car

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Holmatro rescue tools at crash site

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Holmatro rescue rams at crash

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fire trucks at Buffalo Grove crash scene

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Holmatro rescue rams at crash

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Firefighters use battery operated Holmatro rescue tool

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Buffalo Grove Firefighters cut trapped driver from car

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

The family of 51-year-old Buffalo Grove Firefighter Kevin Hauber was granted a full pension benefit by the pension board, which ruled his fatal cancer was caused in the line of duty.

The ruling, which was approved on a 3-2 vote Friday by the Buffalo Grove Fire Department Pension Board, can be appealed by Village of Buffalo Grove officials who have to pay the pension benefit to the family of the veteran firefighter/paramedic who died in January, roughly four years after being diagnosed with colon cancer .

Following the vote, Buffalo Grove officials said they have not yet decided whether to challenge the ruling but added that the board’s full pension award for Hauber’s type of cancer is unprecedented.

The death-in-the-line-of-duty benefit would ensure Hauber’s wife and four young daughters receive his full annual salary. Conversely, the compensation to a firefighter’s family, who is granted a non-duty-disability pension, typically is a percentage of the employee’s final salary, ranging from 50 percent and upward.

During the pension board hearing Friday, an attorney representing the Hauber family, said two of the three doctors who conducted independent medical reports on the case concluded that Hauber’s death from cancer likely was related to his work as a firefighter. Before the board’s vote, an attorney for the Village of Buffalo Grove who described the case as tragic, urged board members to make their decision based on the evidence, saying “… there’s virtually no evidence at all that this is a line-of-duty pension.”

The three pension board members who voted in favor of granting the full benefit included Buffalo Grove firefighters Dan Pasquarella, and Josh Himmelspach, and retired firefighter Thomas Gough. The village’s human resource director, Art Malinowski, and village resident Ed McKee, voted against granting the duty-related death pension.

Village officials now have 35 days to decide whether to file a motion with the Lake County Circuit Court and appeal the pension’s board’s administrative decision granting the Hauber family the duty-related death benefit.

In a statement, Deputy Village Manager Jennifer Maltas said Buffalo Grove officials will wait to decide whether to appeal the ruling until Clifford, the pension board’s attorney, submits findings of fact, which outline the basis for which the pension board made its decision Friday.

“First and foremost, the Village of Buffalo Grove continues to mourn the loss of firefighter and paramedic Kevin Hauber,” she said. “The village has the responsibility to be the stewards of the taxpayer dollars. Given that there is no precedent for the award of an enhanced pension for this type of cancer, it is not clear whether the pension board’s decision today is consistent with the standards set forth in state law.”

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department news

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

It is with very heavy hearts that we report Deputy Chief (Retired) Doug Postma has passed away. Our Condolences go out to the Postma Family:

Visitation:  Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 4:00-9:00 PM, Smith Corcoran Palatine Chapel, 185 E. Northwest Highway, Palatine.
Fire Department Walkthrough 7:00PM

Funeral:  Thursday, February 15, 2018 10:00 AM, Smith Corcoran.

 

Buffalo Grove Fire Department Deputy Chief Doug Postma

Doug Postma, age 57, went on his final adventure to heaven on Friday, February 9, 2018. Doug will be forever remembered and loved by his wife and best friend Julie and by their precious children Matt, Jillian (Jay) Sullivan, and Mark. He was the adoring Papa of Finnegan and Ethan Sullivan; dear brother of Pat (Frank) Jedlicka; loving uncle to Andy, Keith, Frank, Jim, Kerri and Kristi; great-uncle to many nieces and nephews. Doug was predeceased by his parents Frank and Christine Postma and siblings Greg Postma and Barb Haan. Most of all, Doug was a loving and dedicated husband and daddy. He lived life with a servant heart and spirit. He began his career as a volunteer firefighter in Dolton, and then served for 30 years in the Village of Buffalo Grove beginning as a FireFighter/ Paramedic and retiring as Deputy Chief. He served as a church youth group leader, advisor to an Explorer Post and a Salt Creek Park District Commissioner. He thrived on relationships and his friends were considered “family.” Doug was a dear friend, inspirational mentor and quiet hero. He treated every day as an adventure and embraced the unexpected. His love of life was contagious. His memories will live in our hearts forever. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to 100 Club of Chicago, National Park Conservation Association or Special Olympics. Funeral Service Thursday February 15, 10 am at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Highway, Palatine. Interment private. Visitation Wednesday from 4-9 pm with a 7pm Fire Department walk through. Info, 847-359-8020 or visit Doug’s memorial at smithcorcoran.com.

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Buffalo Grove Firefighter/Paramedic John Kevin Hauber; January 6, 1967 – January 27, 2018 (more)

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Firefighters Friday honored Buffalo Grove Firefighter/Paramedic Kevin Hauber, who died last weekend after a long battle with colon cancer.

Hauber’s casket was brought to St. Mary’s Church for the funeral on a fire truck as part of a procession of emergency vehicles.

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Buffalo Grove FF/PM John "Kevin" Hauber funeral 2/2/18

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Buffalo Grove Firefighter/Paramedic John Kevin Hauber; January 6, 1967 – January 27, 2018 (more)

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

The Buffalo Grove Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Association (BGPFFPA), Local 3177 of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), has set up a trust fund at First Midwest Bank benefiting the children of Buffalo Grove Firefighter/Paramedic John “Kevin” Hauber.
Kevin passed away Saturday January 27, 2018 after a four year battle with colon cancer leaving behind his wife and four daughters.
Kevin was a career firefighter/paramedic with the Buffalo Grove Fire Department with almost 24 years of service and answered numerous calls to help others. But more importantly Kevin was a devoted husband and loving father of his four girls. Now it’s our turn to answer the call to help his family.
Donations can be made at any First Midwest Bank branch or can be mailed to the Buffalo Grove Fire Department, 1051 Highland Grove Drive, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089. Checks should be written as follows, “Kevin Hauber Memorial Fund c/o BGPFFAPA”

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Buffalo Grove Firefighter/Paramedic John Kevin Hauber; January 6, 1967 – January 27, 2018

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Buffalo Grove FD Firefighter/Paramedic Kevin Hauber

From Buffalo Grove Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Local 3177

It is with very heavy hearts that we report that Firefighter/Paramedic Kevin Hauber has succumbed to the cancer that he has been fighting for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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Arrangements for Firefighter/Paramedic John “Kevin” Hauber who has succumb to his fight with cancer. Please keep his Family in your Thoughts and Prayers.

Wake:

Thursday, Feb 1, 2018
Glueckert Funeral Home, 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois.

15:00 – 21:00

FD walk through at 19:00, line up at 18:30.

Funeral:

Friday, February 2, 2018
St. Mary’s Church
50 N. Buffalo Grove Rd, Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

09:30 – Family prayer at Funeral Home

10:00 – Procession to Church

10:30 – Funeral Mass at Church

From the Village of Buffalo Grove website:

The Village of Buffalo Grove is mourning the loss of 23-year veteran, Firefighter/Paramedic Kevin Hauber 51, who bravely fought against colon cancer for the last four years before succumbing to the disease Saturday, January 27, 2018. Hauber was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing, which included his wife and four young daughters.

“Kevin fought long and hard all while still on the job protecting the people of Buffalo Grove, which was his true passion. He grew up in Buffalo Grove and became a firefighter because his childhood dream was to protect and serve,” the Hauber family said in a statement.

Growing up, he and his twin brother Jim, also a firefighter/paramedic with the Buffalo Grove Fire Department, idolized the characters on the 1970’s show, EMERGENCY! which profiled the crew of a California fire department. In 2014 while undergoing chemotherapy treatments, Hauber met one of the stars of the show, Randy Mantooth, and was able to explain to him how the show motivated he and his brother to become firefighters. Mantooth signed a picture of them as little boys during the meeting, an experience that Hauber cherished.

Hauber began his full-time career in Buffalo Grove in 1994 as a firefighter/paramedic. In 2004, he joined the Associated Firefighters of Illinois (AFFI) Honor Guard, which exists to provide final honors to fallen firefighters throughout the State of Illinois.

According to Buffalo Grove Fire Chief Mike Baker, Hauber deeply believed in the mission of the AFFI Honor Guard, and always made himself available to serve at events that honored fallen comrades.

In 2018, the AFFI Honor Guard presented Kevin with the 2018 Donald J. Bower Commitment to Excellence Award for his dedication and commitment to the Honor Guard.

“Kevin was a caring, loving person who was always happy and never had anything bad to say about anyone, even when he was sick,” said Chief Baker. “He is already missed.” 

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