An interesting video centering on the events surrounding a Glenview firefighter who had a cardiac event requiring the implant of a defibrillator and his quest to return to work with the help of the Return to Work Lab at Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital in Texas.
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Several suburban departments have been updated on the web site:
MABAS Division 1
- Schaumburg Truck 52 has been added
MABAS Division 3
- Skokie Engine 17 has been added
- Glenview Ambulance 6 and Truck 14 have been added. The reserve engine and ambulance have been updated.
MABAS Division 4
- Zion Ambulance 1842 has been added
- Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Utility 51 and Dive-Rehab 51 have been added
MABAS Division 10
- Western Springs Engine 1711 has been updated
MABAS Division 12
MABAS Division 16
- Downers Grove Medic 2 has been added
Images were supplied by Tyler Tobolt, Dennis McGuire, Jr., Jeff Rudolph, Larry Shapiro, Drew Gresik, John Tulipano, and Matt Tessler.
The Village of Glenview is going ahead with plans to further develop the downtown area along Glenview Road which includes the property houses Glenview Fire Department Headquarters Station 6.
The fire department will relocate to a temporary station on the vacant park district property further west on Glenview Road at Roosevelt Avenue. Fire department administration will share space within the Glenview Police Station until the new fire station is built on the site of the old police station on Waukegan Road.
The temporary Station 6 will consist of a double-wide trailer and a temporary salt dome structure for Engine 6. Ambulance 6 and Battalion 6 will relocate to Station 14.
The Trib-Local has a recent article discussing concerns about the temporary station from local residents.
When residents living near a site picked by the Glenview Fire Department for a temporary fire station wondered recently why they had to endure the new noise, lights and traffic, they were told it was a matter of response times.
Fire Chief Wayne Globerger said at a public hearing that a search of the town found the only available area of the right size was in the residential neighborhood at the intersection of Glenview Road and Roosevelt Avenue. The location is needed for about 18 months because new development is forcing the department out of its current location at 1815 Glenview Road and a station must be built on the permanent site at 1215 Waukegan Ave. Construction may not begin until fall.
Consolidation of stations was possible, he said, but would have added four to six minutes to response times for certain areas of the village.
“While not every call is critical,” Globerger said, “for those calls that are critical, minutes do count.” He estimated the station would get an average of two calls per night.
Trustees were expected to vote on the temporary location this week. Plans call for erection of two temporary buildings to house three employees and one fire truck. Firefighters must make way by April 30 for a four-story development along Glenview Road between Pine and Church streets.
The complete article is HERE which includes residents worrying about the lights and sirens disturbing them at night.
The Glenview Fire Department was notified by a resident that the house at 1531 Maple Street was on fire. Companies arrived and reported smoke from the attic and upgraded the alarm to a Code 4 (working fire). Glenview was at the scene with four engines, two ambulances, the truck, and three chief officers. Mutual aid was an engine from Northfield, a truck from Niles, a squad from Morton Grove, and the Northbrook battalion chief.
The truck went to ventilate the roof and two lines were used from Engine 8. The fire was extinguished with 15 minutes of the upgrade and damage to the home was not extensive. Here are several images from Larry Shapiro.
A gallery with more images can be viewed HERE.
This from Drew Gresik:
Hey guys,Here are some of my photos from the funeral of ISP Trooper James Sauter that took place Tuesday April 2nd. Pictured are Glenview’s new Truck 14 and Palos Fire Protection District Truck 6304 raising the American Flag. Also pictured is the Palos Heights FPD firefighters and Glenview’s firefighters standing ready to salute the fallen trooper. RIP Trooper Sauter.From,Drew Gresik
An Illinois State Tropper was killed last night after a tractor-trailer combination slammed into his stationary car along the inside shoulder of the southbound Tri-State (I294) Tollway roughly half a mile south of Willow Road. The Glenview Fire Department received the dispatch after 11PM. Updated calls reported a truck on top of a police car with fire and a trapped occupant. The response was upgraded to include units from Northbrook. Upon arrival, the Glenview companies found heavy fire involving the truck’s tractor and the car. A request was made to get Prospect Heights Tanker 9 to the scene for additional water. Other Glenview units entered the Allstate property along the west side of the highway. They cut through the fence and stretched a line across the highway to a hydrant.
The truck’s driver was transported to Lutheran General Hospital with burns to his hands, reportedly from attempts at rescuing the trooper, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The patrol car was transported to the Cook County Morgue, where Chicago firefighters worked to separate the remains from the car as Illinois State Police and Chicago Police officers stood by.
Webmaster, attached are a couple photos of Glenview’s new T14 delivered on March 25th.
- 2013 Pierce Arrow XT 105′ heavy-duty ladder
- Cummins ISX 500 HP motor, Allison trans with retarder
- 1500-gpm Waterous pump
- 450 gallons of water
- Class A and B Foam system
- Hurst high pressure cutter and spreader in front bumper with 100′ reels powered by a Smart Power 10-KW generator with a XRT power system for the Hurst tools
Glenview Fire Department