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Buffalo Grove Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

The Buffalo Grove village board approved a new three-year deal with its firefighters Monday that will give the union members a 2 percent raise next year retroactive to May 1. Salary hikes in the last two years of the deal will be negotiated separately.

Fire Chief Mike Baker called the deal a status quo renewal of the village’s contract with International Association of Firefighters, Local 3177 that expired at the end of April. The number of available health plans dropped from three to two, one an HMO and another a PPO.

The minimum and starting annual salary is $61,674. After seven years of employment, firefighters can earn more than $100,500.

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House fire in Buffalo Grove, 9-9-17

Buffalo Grove police and fire units were sent to 96 University Drive Saturday morning (9/9/17) just before 6:30 in the morning after reviewing reports from a passerby of smoke coming from the home. Police officers arrived first and began ringing the doorbell and banging on the doors in an attempt to wake the homeowners.

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Arlington Heights Engine 4 and Buffalo Grove Tower 25 arrived within minutes and stretched a line to the front door before making entry. Smoke was escaping from the second floor, and the first floor was heavily charged with smoke as well. Thick smoke then pushed from the front door as it was breached.

Buffalo Groev Tower 25 Ferrara

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firefighters wait for water before entering house on fire

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firefighter enters house on fire

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The alarm was upgraded to the Code 4 for the working fire and two additional ambulances were requested to the scene when it was reported that three occupants might be inside the house.

heavy smoke pushes from house on fire

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heavy smoke pushes from house on fire

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fire engine lays hose in the street

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heavy smoke pushes from house on fire

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Neighbors subsequently informed the police that the cars in the driveway did not belong to the homeowners and that a car that did belong to them was not present. Primary and secondary searches confirmed that the only inhabitants during the fire were two cats. Firefighters attempted to resuscitate the cats which did not survive.

firefighter rescues cat from house fire

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Car into a building in Buffalo Grove, 9-1-17

Buffalo Grove firefighters and police were called to 400 W. Dundee Road Friday morning (9/1/17) for a car into t he building. Upon arrival, units found an SUV that had destroyed the glass store front while causing no structural damage to the building. The car’s driver was uninjured and had moved the vehicle into the parking lot.

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car into a store in Buffalo Grove

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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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