Posts Tagged Flight for Life helicopter

MVA with entrapment and medevac in Northbrook, 1-17-19 (more)

More photos from the MVA with entrapment and medevac in Northbrook, 1-17-19

Northbrook FD Squad 11 Pierce Impel PUC

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Flight For Life medical helicopter landing

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Flight For Life medical helicopter landing

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aftermath of car crash

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aftermath of car crash

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aftermath of car crash

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Ernie's Wrecker Service Kenworth T880 twin steer Century 1150 rotator wrecker

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MVA with entrapment and medevac in Northbrook, 1-17-19

Northbrook firefighters were dispatched to the southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Thursday afternoon for a crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer. Companies found the driver of the car needing to be extricated after hitting the back of the truck’s trailer just prior to the southbound exit ramp to Willow Road. 

A Flight For Life medical helicopter was requested to the scene and landed on the highway after all lanes in both directions were shutdown.

 

crash scene on highway with fire trucks and police cars

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North Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

In an emotional ceremony Monday in North Chicago, Flight for Life officials credited the North Chicago Fire Department with the organization’s most dramatic rescue effort in 2015, honoring local first-responders police officers and firefighters for saving the life of a Chicago woman last autumn.

The 22nd annual Scene Call of the Year Award for 2015 was presented to the firefighting paramedic team of Cmdr. Joshua Rickabaugh, Cmdr. Joshua Monroe and firefighters Danny Roark, Joseph Hernandez and Joseph Schimanski.

Nicole Wood of Chicago, was a passenger in a BMW SUV that crashed into a gravel truck on Route 41 south of Route 137 on Sept. 21. The SUV’s driver was not seriously hurt, but Wood was trapped in the twisted metal of the wreckage, crushed beneath the truck.

Rescue personnel said they went through virtually every extrication tool in their trucks in an effort to free the critically injured, unconscious woman. Route 41 was blocked off to create a landing zone for the helicopter.

“We knew (the victim) had multi-system trauma, and it was important to get her out quickly,” Rickabaugh said, but he added that “with the complexities of the extrication, it took us one hour and 20 minutes,” with the norm being 20 to 40 minutes.

North Chicago officials stressed the mutual aid and invaluable assistance to the call by personnel from Naval Station Great Lakes, Knollwood, Libertyville, the North Chicago Police Department, North Chicago Police dispatch, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, and Flight For Life.

North Chicago Fire Chief Dell Urban said after the ceremony that “this was the call of a lifetime, an extraordinary accident. Several chiefs on location said they’d never seen anything like this, in terms of the lengthy extrication.”

Of some 1,000 calls a year that Flight for Life responds to, only a handful are considered by a panel of judges, based on guidelines for using air medical transport. The submissions were examined for scene safety, triage decisions, critical thinking, complex planning and accident scene management, integration of the helicopter into the call, and use of skills that went beyond the call of duty to treat the patient.

thanks Dan

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Knollwood FD trains with Flight For Life

Photos by Tim Olk of a the Knollwood Fire Department training with the crew from Flight For Life.

fireman at night

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Flight For Life helicopter at night

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Flight For Life helicopter at night

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posing with a helicopter

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posing with a helicopter

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posing with a helicopter

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Flight For Life helicopter at night

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department Open House highlights (more)

this from Niko Stefani:

On Saturday, 9/19/15, I attended the Buffalo Grove Fire Department Open House. They had many demonstrations to promote fire safety and to educate the public on what to do in the case of an emergency. Here are a few photos I took.
Buffalo Grove FD Battalion Chief Shawn Collins

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Buffalo Grove Fire department headquarters

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Ferrara fire engine in Buffalo Grove

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Flight for Life helicopter

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firefighter using hydraulic spreader on a car

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MVA in North Chicago with extrication, 9/21/15

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Firefighters needed more than an hour Monday afternoon to remove an injured woman from her SUV after a crash with a dump truck on northbound Route 41, south of 137 in North Chicago just before 1 p.m.

The woman was then airlifted by  Flight for Life.

“It was an extremely difficult extrication,” said Cmdr. Joshua Rickabaugh of the North Chicago Fire Department. “The way that the victim was pinned inside the car, it was difficult to remove the car around her.”

Libertyville, Knollwood, and Great Lakes fire departments assisted at the scene.

helicopter at scene of horrific crash

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firefighters work to free a driver after a crash

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EMS personnel at crash site

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medevac leaving crash site with patient

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car after being cut apart by firefighters

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firefighters work to free a driver after a crash

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firefighters work to free a driver after a crash

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firefighters work to free a driver after a crash

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firefighters work to free a driver after a crash

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firefighters work to free a driver after a crash

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firefighters work to free a driver after a crash

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More photos at firescenes.net

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department Open House highlights

Photos from Larry Shapiro of the Buffalo Grove FD open house.

Flight For Life medieval

Flight For Life helicopter arriving. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

Everyone loves the helicopter. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

EMS informative demonstration. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

Junior firefighter challenge. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

Enjoying the fire pole. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

Always a big crowd to watch the extrication demo. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

Extrication demo. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

All eyes on the extrication demo. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

You’d think it was his car being cut up … Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

The live-burn demo is always a crowd pleaser. Larry Shapiro photo

Pink Heaks Tour fire engine

Pink Heals engine. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

Everyone loves the dog. Larry Shapiro photo

fireman interacting with children

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

The public education trailer. Larry Shapiro photo

Arthur 'Skip' Hart

The open house was dedicated to the memory of Arthur ‘Skip’ Hart.

more photos at shapirophotography.net

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Buffalo Grove FD Open House, 9-20-14

Buffalo Grove FD is hosting their annual open house today.

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

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Palatine Fire Department Open House

The Palatine Fire Department is having their annual open house this Saturday.

Palatine Fire Department open house

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Buffalo Grove FD open house 9-21-13

Larry Shapiro submitted images from the Buffalo Grove FD open house on Saturday, September 21st.

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

Rides on the Mundelin fire engine. Larry Shapiro

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

The line to ride the fire engine. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

A child saves a victim from a simulated below grade entrapment. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

Brothers sharing a seat in a fire engine. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

A fireman greets a young visiter. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

Hundreds await the arrival of Flight For Life. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

The Flight For Life helicopter is a big draw. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

Everyone loves checking out the helicopter. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

Sliding down the fire pole. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

The vehicle extrication demo. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

Children were fascinated watching the auto extrication. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

A large group watches the side by side live fire demonstration. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

Firemen attack the room fire. Larry Shapiro

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

Watching the live fire demonstration with dad. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

During the junior firefighter challenge a young boy gets help with a hand line. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

Children learn to use a fire extinguisher. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery with many more images can be found HERE.

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