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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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Buffalo Grove FD orders new apparatus (more)

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Congratulations to Buffalo Grove Fire Department. They purchased two new apparatus. The first is a 2016 HP78SS E-One aerial. The second is a 2016 E-One pumper. We thank you for your business and look forward to what the new year brings!

Buffalo Grove FD Quint 27 E-ONE Cyclone II HP78SS

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26 E-ONE Cyclone II

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E-ONE Cyclone II fire engine and quint

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Buffalo Grove FD Quint 27 E-ONE Cyclone II HP78SS

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26 E-ONE Cyclone II

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Buffalo Grove officials recently repaired a broken landline emergency phone at one of their fire stations after a person they believed was bleeding used the phone to call for assistance but never received an answer.

Firefighters added signs near the front-door vestibule of Station 25, 505 W. Dundee Road, Buffalo Grove, to try and better notify residents of a doorbell to the station since the person never attempted to ring the doorbell, although it was working fine at the time of the incident, authorities said. The emergency phone also is located near the vestibule.

Buffalo Grove police and firefighters never located the person who tried to contact them in late December through the phone, which was programmed to dial 911 automatically but also has been rarely used in recent years, said Deputy Village Manager Jenny Maltas.

Sometime between 11 p.m. Dec. 29 and 7 a.m. Dec. 30, a person who tried to use the emergency phone at Station 25 left behind drops of blood at a parking lot near the front vestibule and also near overhead garage doors at the station, Buffalo Grove police said in a report filed after the incident. Officers also found blood on the handset to the phone but did not find any blood on the doorbell located nearby.

When the person tried to use the phone, the Northwest Central Dispatch center never received a signal because of a coding issue with the set up of the system.

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