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2-Alarm fire in Gurnee, 10-27-13 (more)

Radioman911.com provided radio traffic from yesterday’s fire in Gurnee:

2013/10/27 Gurnee 2nd Alarm Townhouse Fire 17434 W. Walnut Ln.
 
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2-Alarm fire in Gurnee, 10-27-13

This from Larry Shapiro:

The Gurnee Fire Department was dispatched for a fire at 17434 W. Walnut early afternoon. Companies found fire in one unit of a six-unit townhouse. The alarm was escalated to a Box Alarm and then to a 2nd Alarm as the fire began to spread to adjacent units. Crews made an aggressive attack and were able to stop the fire before it spread to the end units.

Three firefighters were transported with minor injuries and several residents signed medical releases on the scene.

Mutual aid with engines was from : Beach Park, Grayslake, Mundelein, Waukegan, and Libertyville. Round Lake was due with a truck, Fox Lake with a squad, and a total of four mutual aid ambulances (Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Lake Villa, Long Grove, and Zion) were at the scene to handle rehab and the transports.

Images from the scene include Larry’s and several from area residents or bystanders.

2-alarm townhouse fire in Gurnee injures 3 firefighters 10-27-13

Fire blows out the second floor window of the unit at 17432 Walnut Lane. chicagoareafire.com photo

2-alarm townhouse fire in Gurnee injures 3 firefighters 10-27-13

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2-alarm townhouse fire in Gurnee injures 3 firefighters 10-27-13

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2-alarm townhouse fire in Gurnee injures 3 firefighters 10-27-13

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2-alarm townhouse fire in Gurnee injures 3 firefighters 10-27-13

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2-alarm townhouse fire in Gurnee injures 3 firefighters 10-27-13

Larry Shapiro photo

2-alarm townhouse fire in Gurnee injures 3 firefighters 10-27-13

Larry Shapiro photo

2-alarm townhouse fire in Gurnee injures 3 firefighters 10-27-13

Larry Shapiro photo

2-alarm townhouse fire in Gurnee injures 3 firefighters 10-27-13

Larry Shapiro photo

2-alarm townhouse fire in Gurnee injures 3 firefighters 10-27-13

Larry Shapiro photo

2-alarm townhouse fire in Gurnee injures 3 firefighters 10-27-13

Larry Shapiro photo

2-alarm townhouse fire in Gurnee injures 3 firefighters 10-27-13

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A gallery with more images can be viewed HERE.

 

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Area apparatus purchases

This from Josh Boyajian:

River Forest 

  • a Smeal 105′ heavy-duty quint has been purchased and waiting to be placed into service. It will be on display at FRI Friday and Saturday

Leyden FPD 

  • a  2013 Ford F-350 Wheeled Coach ambulance has been completed and will be on display at FRI this weekend

Bensenville FPD

  • a  2013 Ford F-450 Wheeled Coach ambulance has been purchased and will be delivered by the end of the month

Cicero

  • a Pierce Dash CF pumper is being built and will be delivered in February

Bolingbrook

Has approved the purchase of two new units:

  • a Pierce Dash CF ladder truck
  • Pierce Impel engine

Chicago Ridge

  • a 2014 Road Rescue medium-duty ambulance on a TerraStar chassis
Wilmette
  • a 2013 E-One E-Max pumper will be delivered in the next few months
  • a 2013 Ford F-450 squad is being built at Warner Bodies and will be delivered in the next few months
Northfield
  • a 2013 E-One engine is being built on a Cyclone chassis which should be done by end of year
Broadview
  • 2013 E-One pumper has been ordered. Unknown on the specs
Westchester
  • 2013 E-One 21? custom, walk-around rescue on a Typhoon chassis is being built and will be delivered by end of year.
Palos Heights FPD
  •  2013 E-One pumper has been ordered, unknown specs at this time.
Gurnee
  • 2013 Ford F-450 Road Rescue Ultramedic Type I is being built and should be completed by the end of the year
Joliet
  • Their two new engines are completed and ready to be delivered if they weren’t already
Chicago
  • Fire Service Inc. is pleased to announce a multi-year contract with the City of Chicago for airport pumpers. The initial order is for three units. The new units will be E-One Cyclone custom chassis with 2000 GPM Hale pump, Fecon foam system, 1000 gallon water tank and 250 gallon foam tanks with Salisbury Stainless Steel bodies. We look forward to bringing back the E-One product family to the third largest city in the United States.
new E-ONE fire engines for O'Hare Airport
thanks Danny

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Gurnee firefighters make rescue at house fire

The Daily Herald has an article about a house fire in Gurnee on Sunday where firefighters rescued a resident:

Firefighters are crediting thermal imaging cameras with saving the life of a young man during a residential fire early Sunday morning in Gurnee.

Gurnee fire Battalion Chief James Pellitteri said firefighters responding to the home in the 4400 block of McClure Avenue at 1:34 a.m. found smoke and fire in the upstairs unit of the two-story building.

When firefighters entered the first-floor unit, they found one victim conscious. That person was evaluated at the scene and released.

A second victim was discovered trapped and unconscious. Because visibility was low due to the smoke and fire, Pellitteri said firefighters used thermal imaging technology to locate the young man.

“Time was of the essence,” Pellitteri said. “And (the technology) really helps us find the victim that much quicker.”

The victim was revived and transported by a Zion ambulance to Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan.

“It didn’t seem like he was going to make it,” Pellitteri said. “To get a rescue like that is pretty remarkable. That TIC camera was the difference.”

 

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Garage fire in Gurnee

YouTube video of a detached garage fire in Gurnee

thanks Josh & Chris

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4th Alarm house fire in Wadsworth 4-30-13 (pt 4)

More from Scott Peterson:

Not an inclusive photo gallery but many of the apparatus at Newports 4th alarm.

Beach Park FPD Tender 1265

Beach Park FPD Tender 1265. Scott Peterson photo

Bristol, WI Tender 5214

Bristol, WI Tender 5214. Scott Peterson photo

Countryside FPD Tender 411

Countryside FPD Tender 411. Scott Peterson photo

Grayslake Tender 2761

Grayslake Tender 2761. Scott Peterson photo

Gurnee Engine 1311

Gurnee Engine 1311. Scott Peterson photo

Libertyville Engine 463

Libertyville Engine 463. Scott Peterson photo

fire engines at fire scene

Engine and tender from Newport Township. Scott Peterson photo

Newport Engine 1458

Newport Engine 1458. Scott Peterson photo

Newport Township FPD

Newport Tender 1411. Scott Peterson photo

North Chicago Engine 4

North Chicago Engine 4. Scott Peterson photo

Pleasant Prairie WI Tender 5612.

Pleasant Prairie WI Tender 5612. Scott Peterson photo

Somers WI Tender 6361

Somers WI Tender 6361. Scott Peterson photo

Town of Salem Tender 5868

Town of Salem Tender 5868. Scott Peterson photo

Twin Lakes WI Tender 6565

Twin Lakes WI Tender 6565. Scott Peterson photo

Winthrop Harbor Truck 1731

Winthrop Harbor Truck 1731. Scott Peterson photo

Zion Fire Department

Zion truck. Scott Peterson photo

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Gurnee FD updates

Tim Olk visited the Gurnee Fire Department and submitted images of the new Engine 1312 (not yet in service) and Ambulance 1344 (in service). Both units will be at Station 2. The arrival of these units meant some shifting of apparatus:

  • the previous Ambulance 1344, a 2000 IHC/2001 Road Rescue has been disposed of
  • the previous Engine 1312, a 1995 E-ONE fixed cab Cyclone 1500/750 has been disposed of
  • with the addition of the new command car 1396, the previous unit 1396, a 2000 Ford Expedition will be disposed of
  • Ambulance 1343 will relocate to Station 1 where it will be first out
  • Ambulance 1341 will be the second ambulance out of station 1 and 1342 will be unmanned
  • command car 1392 will become a staff car at station 1
Gurnee Fire Department Ambulance 1344

Gurnee Fire Department Ambulance 1344 is a 2012 Ford F-450/Road Rescue Type I. Tim Olk photo

Gurnee Fire Department Ambulance 1344

Larry Shapiro photo

Gurnee Fire Department Engine 1312

Gurnee Fire Department Engine 1312 is a 2012 EONE Cyclone II with a 1,500-GPM pump, 750 gallons of water, 20 gallons of Class A foam plus 30 gallons of Class B foam. Tim Olk photo

Gurnee Fire Department Engine 1312

Gurnee Engine 1312 should be in service soon. Tim Olk photo

Gurnee Fire Department Engine 1312

Larry Shapiro photo

Gurnee Fire Department

Larry Shapiro photo

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Gurnee FD – new units

Tim Olk was in Gurnee this week and sent a few quick shots of the new Engine 1312 and 1396. The new ambulance, which is already in service, was on the road.

 

Gurnee Fire Department new Engine 1312

Gurnee has not yet placed this new engine into service yet. It is numbered for Engine 1312. Tim Olk photo

Gurnee Fire Department

The rear tool compartment of the new engine. Tim Olk photo

Gurnee Fire department

The production tag for the new engine. Tim Olk photo

Gurnee Fire Department

New battalion Car 1396 for Gurnee. Tim Olk photo

Gurnee Fire Department ambulanve

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Gurnee receives new apparatus

The Lake County News-Sun has an article which states that:

The Warren-Waukegan Fire Protection District donated a new fire engine and ambulance Thursday to the Gurnee Fire Department.

Board President Phillip DeRuntz presented Gurnee Fire Chief Fred Friedl with two new sets of keys for the vehicles at Gurnee Fire Station No. 2, 6581 Dada Drive.

The new fire engine, a heavy duty rescue pumper, is equipped with a 780-gallon water tank and a foam system that automatically applies foam to a fire for quicker extinguishment and with the use of less water. The unit is also equipped with an EMS/paramedic compartment and provides a full complement of advanced life support equipment, medications and oxygen. The unit also has extrication equipment on board. The unit will replace a 1995 pumper that was designed for firefighting only and was not equipped with a foam system for quick

The new ambulance, a 2012 Road Rescue Type 1, replaces a 2001 Road Rescue ambulance with 144,000 miles.

“Gurnee Fire Department staff prepared specifications for the design and construction of both new units based on today’s technology, current national safety standards and the needs of the Fire Protection District and village that we serve,” stated Friedl.

The Warren-Waukegan Fire Protection District is responsible for providing fire and ambulance coverage for the unincorporated areas within the 32 square miles stretching from Waukegan to Route 45, which includes Gurnee Mills and Six Flags Great America. The district contracts with Gurnee for 24-hour fire and rescue services from the Gurnee Fire Department.

The entire article can be found HERE.

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