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Box Alarm in Buffalo Grove, 6-20-17

Buffalo Grove firefighters were called to 685 Le Parc Circle late Tuesday afternoon after a homeowner was alerted on his phone of an alarm going off. The Code 2 for the alarm investigation was elevated to a Code 3 for the reported fire after receiving an update from the homeowner who arrived home and found smoke in the unit.

Buffalo Grove (BG) Battalion 4 arrived to find light smoke around the eaves and upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire. BG companies went to the roof and inside the unit while mutual aid crews investigated the adjoining units. Heavy smoke conditions inside initially hampered locating the seat of the attic fire and a fear of extension throughout the multiple unit building prompted further upgrading the alarm to a MABAS Box Alarm.

Companies at the scene were: Buffalo Grove Battalion 4, Engine 26, Quints 25 and 27, Squad 25, Ambulances 25 and 26, plus three additional chief officers. Mutual aid companies were: Arlington Heights Engine 4, Ambulance 4, and 400; Long Grove Squad 55 and 5500; Palatine Engine 82; Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51; Wheeling Engine 42 and 2400; ambulances from Barrington Countryside, Lake Zurich, Schaumburg, and Lake Villa; a Libertyville squad, a Countryside engine, trucks from Mundelein and Grayslake (in a spare truck X-Mundelein), the Mess Canteen Unit M5, plus Buffalo Grove EMA.

One firefighter was transported to an area hospital for observation after being evaluated in rehab.

 

townhouse building fire

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heavy smoke from attic vent

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Buffalo Grove FD E-ONE Typhoon fire engine at work

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Firefighters guide hose line into a house

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heavy smoke from townhouse fire

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Buffalo Grove FD KME quint at work

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Buffalo Grove FD E-ONE Typhoon fire engine at work

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Buffalo Grove FD E-ONE Cyclone quint at work

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large diameter hose in the street

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Mess Canteen M5 rehab unit

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Buffalo Grove FD Quint 27

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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Firefighters rehab at fire scene

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Mundelein FD tower ladder

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Mundelein FD new and old fire trucks

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Northwest Lake County Fire Training Cooperative

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Buffalo Grove FD fire scene

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firefighters after battling a fire

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mom take picture of toddler dressed as a fireman

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Buffalo Grove FD E-ONE Cyclone quint reflecting in a pond

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E-ONE aerial ladder

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

The Buffalo Grove Fire Department will be hosting a Blood Drive on June 30, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in their headquarters at 1051 Highland Grove Drive, Buffalo Grove.

Those wishing to donate blood are asked to prepare for the donation by eating well, staying hydrated, and remembering to bring identification. All blood types are needed. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are accepted. All participating donors will receive a limited edition t-shirt.

Individuals can register online at www.lifesource.org using the group code 041D, by calling 877-543-3768 or by downloading the blood donor mobile app. For more information, visit www.lifesource.org.

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MVA with entrapment in Buffalo Grove, 5-27-17

Buffalo Grove police and fire responded to a two-car crash in front of 194 Bernard Drive Saturday morning (5/27/17). Arriving units found one car on it’s side with the driver still inside. While a firefighter/paramedic was inside the car with the patient, others cleared the glass panels before cutting the passenger side posts and folding the car’s roof down onto the ground. The driver was removed and transported to a hospital. The other vehicle’s driver was unharmed. Arlington Heights Engine 4, Buffalo Grove Tower 25, Ambulance 25, and Battalion 4 were at the scene.

car rolled onto side during crash

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Firefighters free driver trapped in a car

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Firefighter cuts windshield of car

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Firefighters free driver trapped in a car

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Firefighter uses Holmatro rescue tool at crash

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Firefighter uses Holmatro rescue tool at crash

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Holmatro and Hurst rescue tools at crash

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Firefighters free driver trapped in a car

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Firefighters free driver trapped in a car

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Firefighters move patient on Stryker cot

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crash scene in Buffalo Grove

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Hillside Towing flipping a car

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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

This from Larry Shapiro:

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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