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Highland Park Fire Department at a garbage fire on Friday morning at 1325 park ave

fire engine using deluge gun

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Spartan ERV fire engine

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incident commander at fire scene

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MABAS Division 3 dive training

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Highland Park Fire Department with Northbrook, Park Ridge, and Winnetka Dive Training

Highland Park FD dive rescue unit

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Highland Park FD divers

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fire department divers in Lake Michigan

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Winnetka FD Utility 28

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E-ONE heavy rescue squad

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ambulance converted for fire department divers

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Working fire in Highland Park, 6-6-19

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Higland Park code 4 at 734 Central Ave 6/6/19

Deerfield-Bannockburn FPD Truck 20

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Ambulance 52

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Highland Park FD Ambulance 32

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Highland Park FD Engine 34

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Firefighters on building roof

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Firefighters on building roof

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Highland Park FD Engine 34

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Highland Park FD Battalion 33

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Ambulance fire in Highland Park, 3-30-19

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The incident was at 2773 Skokie Valley Road in Highland Park. A private ambulance caught fire.
Highland park FD Engine 33

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Firefighters extinguish ambulance fire

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Highland Park FD Ambulance 32

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Lake Forest FD Engine 421

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Firefighters extinguish ambulance fire

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private ambulance that caught fire

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MVA in Highland Park, 1-2-19

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Highland Park MVA Wednesday afternoon at second st & Laurel Ave

car crash in downtown Highland Park IL

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Highland Park FD Engine 32

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head on crash in business district

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Highland Park FD engine and ambulance

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police car and fire trucks at crash site

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Dive Box Alarm in Highland Park, 11-4-18

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

An Itasca man died and an Elgin woman is missing after encountering dangerous conditions while swimming in Lake Michigan on Sunday.

Authorities responded about 9:15 a.m. to the Park Avenue Beach in Highland Park, where 10 people involved in an independent cold-weather swim group entered the water from the boat launch area and were struggling in the rough conditions. Two swimmers were in distress and were unaccounted for at the scene.

An unresponsive 46-year-old Itasca man was pulled out of the water by emergency responders fire department divers and taken to Highland Park Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. His identity has not been released. 

A 52-year-old Elgin woman remained missing as of Sunday evening.

Boats were unable to enter the water because of the high waves and hazardous conditions. Firefighters searched from the shore, and a Coast Guard helicopter arrived about 11:45 a.m. to assist.

Just before 4 p.m., the aircrew suspended its search of a roughly 10-square-mile area near where the woman was last seen. Highland Park officials said Sunday evening their search efforts are continuing, and police departments along the Lake Michigan shoreline have been asked to monitor their beaches for the missing swimmer.

The National Weather Service on Sunday afternoon warned of strong winds of nearly 40 mph and waves reaching 10 feet high along the lakefront.  Water temperatures were about 55 degrees.

Anyone with information about the missing swimmer is asked to contact the Highland Park Police Department at (847) 432-7730.

Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Rollover MVA in Highland Park, 4-23-18

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Car rollover at 143 Skokie Valley RD around 4:00

car rollover on it's roof

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Highland Park FD Ambulance 32

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Highland Park FD Battalion 33

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Highland Park FD Squad 33

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Highland Park FD Squad 33

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Fatal House fire in Highland Park, 4-18-18 (more)

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fatal house fire in Highland Park, IL

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Excerpts from wgntv.com:

The Lake County coroner has confirmed that two people were killed in a massive fire that destroyed a home in Highland Park. A neighbor reported the fire around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday at a two-story house on Kipling Lane off Ridge Road.

When fire crews arrived to the scene, the home was fully engulfed. Firefighters got word that an elderly couple have been known to live in the home, so they attempted to go in through the garage but were pushed back by flames.

The home is a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Fatal House fire in Highland Park, 4-18-18

Highland Park firefighters were dispatched for a house fire on Churchill Lane near Kipling Lane on the northwest side of town after 1AM Wednesday (4/18/18). Police officers arriving first confirmed a fire at 2088 Churchill Lane. Fire companies arrived and reported a two-story house that was fully involved. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire which had been burning for some time. Within minutes the roof was in and a two-story portico over the driveway also collapsed. 

Firefighters were unable to enter the main living area of the house to conduct a primary search due to the volume of fire and defensive operations were initiated. The whereabouts of the home’s occupants could not be established. Neighbors reported that the two residents were believed to be hoarders.

Highland Park Squad 33, Engine 32, Engine 34, Ambulance 32, Ambulance 33, Battalion 33, and 3300 were at the scene in addition to engines from Lake Forest and Knollwood, trucks from Deerfield, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Wilmette plus Northfield Squad 29 and Deerfield Battalion 20. North Chicago, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Countryside were due with ambulances.

A Box Alarm was later requested fro fire investigators. The address was corrected to 2088 Kipling Lane.

As of 10AM, the fire department reported that they recovered two bodies in the rubble.

Deerfield-Bannockburn FPD Truck 20 leads out a supply line

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Highland Park Fire Department news

Excerpts from jwcdaily.com:

The City of Highland Park is pleased to announce Larry Amidei will serve as Highland Park’s fire chief beginning on March 2, following the retirement of Chief Dan Pease on March 1.

Amidei began working in Highland Park as a Firefighter/Paramedic in 1988. He has served as the department’s CPR/First Aid Director, Medical Director, Safety Officer, Accreditation Manager, National Fire Department Peer Reviewer, and chief of the MABAS Division Three Joint Fire Investigation Team. He is one of an elite group to receive the international designation of Chief Fire Officer from the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

Amidei was promoted to lieutenant in 1999, battalion chief in 2008, and has been serving as deputy chief since 2015. He also worked for 13 years for the Park District of Highland Park as a Risk Manager and Safety Coordinator starting in 1997. Before starting at the Highland Park Fire Department, Amidei spent seven years with the Highwood Fire Department. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health & Safety, a Master’s in Business and Public Administration, and attended the National Fire Academy in Maryland for Staff and Command school. Amidei is a graduate of Highland Park High School.

Retiring Chief Dan Pease will be recognized at the February 26 city council meeting for more than 30 years of service with the Highland Park Fire Department.

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