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Firefighters collect water for residents of Flint, MI

Excerpts from the RBlandmark.com:

In the wake of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the North Riverside Fire Department has donated 75 cases of bottled water, amounting to 2,652 bottles, as part of a drive conducted by the Buffalo Grove Police Department.

On Jan. 30, the water was to be delivered to the Flint police and fire departments for distribution to residents there. Flint’s drinking water has been tainted by extremely high levels of lead following a 2014 switch in their water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River, a move made in the name of cost-cutting but without proper controls to ensure that lead in the pipes didn’t end up in the water.

The crisis is the subject of investigations by both the Michigan Attorney general and the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Articles about other area collections HERE and HERE

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Police officers and firefighters collect water for residents of Flint, MI

Excerpts from theDailyHerald.com:

Residents from the suburbs are coming together to help those affected by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Cases upon cases of bottled water are stacking up at seven fire departments serving as regional drop-off points for the effort spurred by the Buffalo Grove Police Department. The drive for safe drinking water aims to assist Flint police and firefighters who are busy helping residents in their community.

Fire departments are receiving the water in Arlington Heights, Grayslake, Round Lake, Schiller Park, Lake Zurich, North Riverside, and Utica. Bottled-water donations also will be accepted around the clock through 6 p.m. Friday, at Buffalo Grove police headquarters, 46 Raupp Blvd. The Arlington Heights Fire Department collected 100 cases of water and dropped them off to Buffalo Grove, firefighter Andrew Larson said.

Buffalo Grove Deputy Police Chief Roy Bethge expects at least 2,000 cases of bottled water to arrive at the department for shipment to Flint. The original plan was for off-duty police to use a truck to bring the water to Michigan, but the response has been so great that officials now hope someone will volunteer a semitrailer truck for the delivery.

Grayslake Fire Chief John Christian said it’s been almost a nonstop stream of visitors bringing cases of bottled water to the department’s downtown headquarters since the effort began Monday.

Flint has been contending with the crisis since elevated levels of lead were discovered in its water supply last year. Donations of safe drinking water are going to the city from across the country.

In another effort, the Lake County Housing Authority is collecting bottled water and money to purchase it for residents of the Flint Housing Commission. The housing authority will accept cases of bottled water and checks through Thursday, Feb. 4. The authority is at 33928 N. Route 45, just outside Grayslake. Donations will be taken from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday. Drop-offs of water and checks will be accepted from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 3, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4.

Checks should be made out to Lake County Housing Authority with the notation “Flint Water” in the memo line, Northern said.

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Buffalo Grove welcomes returning soldier

The Buffalo Grove Fire and Police Departments helped the Patriot Guard Riders welcome a soldier home from Afghanistan Thursday evening. Airman Ben Rosengarden had a dinner in his honor at the Village Bar & Grill in Buffalo Grove and the fire department had several units their to honor his service. Buffalo Grove and Deerfield police officers escorted the group from Deerfield to the site in Buffalo Grove along with a contingent from the Patriot Guard Riders.

Buffalo Grove welcomes airman Ben Rosengarden home

Buffalo Grove Tower Ladder 25 with an American flag is poised to welcome airman Rosengarden home. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove welcomes airman Ben Rosengarden home

A Buffalo Grove police officer leads the convey that escorts airman Ben Rosengarden to a dinner in his honor. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove welcomes airman Ben Rosengarden home

The procession drives under the American flag as Buffalo Grove Fire Department personnel stand in formation. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove welcomes airman Ben Rosengarden home

Airman Ben Rosengarden meets the firefighters from Buffalo Grove as they thank him for his service. Larry Shapiro photo

Larry Shapiro has a small gallery with additional images HERE.

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9/11 symphonic band concert in Buffalo Grove with 9/11 remembrance

The Village of Buffalo Grove, the Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band, and the Buffalo Grove Arts Commission had a public concert to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the devastating attacks that occurred on 9/11/01 in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. They invited several guest speakers and asked the Buffalo Grove Fire and Police Department Honor Guard to take part in the event. In between songs played by the band, there was mention of the attacks by Congressman Robert Dold and a US Army General who began his remarks saying that the events of 9/11 were a tragic accident.

Fortunately, the honor guard was present along with a bagpiper to remind those in attendance of the sacrifice and significance of the first responders and those that were killed. The fire department also incorporated a bell ringing ceremony which included Amazing Grace played by a member of the Chicago Highlanders Pipe Band and Drum Band.

Larry Shapiro attended the event had submitted several images.

 

Buffalo Grove Fire and Police Department 9/11 remembrance

Members of the Buffalo Grove Fire and Police Department Honor Guard are joined by local Boy Scouts as they prepare to post the colors at the concert. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire and Police Department 9/11 remembrance

The American and State of Illinois flags cross prior to the colors being posted. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire and Police Department 9/11 remembrance

Members of the Buffalo Grove Fire Department Honor Guard perform a bell ringing ceremony. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Buffalo Grove Fire and Police Department 9/11 remembrance

A bagpiper played Amazing Grace in conjunction with the bell ringing ceremony. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Buffalo Grove Fire and Police Department 9/11 remembrance

Audience members that have served in any branch of the US military were acknowledged and thanked for service to their country. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Buffalo Grove Fire and Police Department 9/11 remembrance

The second half of the assembled honor guard and Boy Scouts prepares to retrieve the colors at the end of the concert. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery with more images can be viewed HERE.

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Buffalo Grove haz mat 8-5-11

Buffalo Grove Fire Department haz mat spill 8-5-11 Bernard Drive

A resident lost control of her car and went through the garage door on Bernard Drive in Buffalo Grove on Friday. Larry Shapiro photo

Around 1PM on Friday, Buffalo Grove received a 9-1-1 call reporting a car into the house at 646 Bernard Drive. First arriving police officers found a split-level house with a driveway that sloped down to the garage that was below the street level. A resident had lost control of her car and driven through the closed door ending up inside the garage. The driver was not trapped but the collision had knocked a chemical container from a shelf where it spilled on the floor and came into contact with a fertilizer. A reaction ensued and when the fire department arrived they had an unstable condition with several police officers and the driver having been exposed to the vapors.

Buffalo Grove Fire Department haz mat spill 8-5-11 Bernard Drive

The garage door was down and the car broke through knocking chemicals off the shelf which spilled and mixed with a fertilizer. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department haz mat spill 8-5-11 Bernard Drive

Several Buffalo Grove police officers as well as the car's driver were exposed to potentially harmful fumes after the chemical spilled on the garage floor. One officer was transported to the hospital as a precaution and the others signed releases at the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

The area was sealed off and haz mat techs were requested to evaluate the spill inside the garage. Buffalo Grove requested mutual aid to cover the town while their units were handling this incident. One of the mutual aid ambulances was used to transport a police officer that had been exposed to the chemicals. The car’s driver and the other officers signed medical releases at the scene.

Buffalo Grove Fire Department haz mat spill 8-5-11 Bernard Drive

Hazardous materials technicians took the necessary precautions prior to entering the garage so they could neutralize the spill. Larry Shapiro photo

Companies went into the garage to investigate, neutralize, and then mitigate the spilled product before the event was secured without further incident.

 

Buffalo Grove Fire Department haz mat spill 8-5-11 Bernard Drive

Duct tape is used to seal the sleeves on the turnout coat of a haz mat technician prior to entering the affected area. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department haz mat spill 8-5-11 Bernard Drive

Firefighters with a hose standby in the street as a backup company on the lawn is ready to assist the haz mat techs that have entered the garage. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department haz mat spill 8-5-11 Bernard Drive

The haz mat technicians in the garage cleared the damaged door to give them additional light and air circulation inside the garage. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department haz mat spill 8-5-11 Bernard Drive

After the haz mat technicians exit the 'hot zone', they go through a decontamination process to rinse any chemical residue from their gear. Larry Shapiro photo

Larry Shapiro submitted several images and has a gallery with more images which can be seen HERE.

The Daily Herald has an article HERE.

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