Posts Tagged Hurst eDraulic extrication tools

MVA with entrapment in Lake in the Hills, 3-9-19

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire District firefighters responded to a crash Saturday afternoon (3/9/19) in the intersection of Algonquin Road and Harvest Gate Road. Companies found two cars with heavy damage. Two occupants of one car and one from the second car required transportation to the hospital. Firefighters removed two doors from one for the cars to access the driver. Two Algonquin ambulances and one from Huntley transported the patients. Other occupants of the second car were uninjured.

 

Firefighters using Hurst eDraulic rescue tools at crash scene

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panoramic view of crash scene with fire trucks and ambulances

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Crash with entrapment in Wheeling, 7-21-18

Wheeling police and firefighters were dispatched to a multi-car crash with entrapment on Milwaukee Avenue at Hintz Road Saturday afternoon (7/21/18) around 2PM. On arrival, companies found three vehicles with heavy damage. One vehicle had three occupants requiring extrication. Wheeling Battalion 24 requested Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51 and a total of six ambulances to the scene in addition to Wheeling Engines 23 and 42 that were already at the scene. in addition to Prospect Heights 901, Engine 39, and Battalion 9. 

Seven patients were transported from the scene several of which were in serious condition. Northfield Squad 29, Des Plaines Engine 61, Deerfield-Bannockburn Ambulance 19, and Long Grove  Ambulance 55 covered the Wheeling stations.

 

Firefighters work to extricate victims after a crash

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MVA with entrapment in Buffalo Grove, 5-27-17

Buffalo Grove police and fire responded to a two-car crash in front of 194 Bernard Drive Saturday morning (5/27/17). Arriving units found one car on it’s side with the driver still inside. While a firefighter/paramedic was inside the car with the patient, others cleared the glass panels before cutting the passenger side posts and folding the car’s roof down onto the ground. The driver was removed and transported to a hospital. The other vehicle’s driver was unharmed. Arlington Heights Engine 4, Buffalo Grove Tower 25, Ambulance 25, and Battalion 4 were at the scene.

car rolled onto side during crash

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Firefighters free driver trapped in a car

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Firefighter cuts windshield of car

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Firefighters free driver trapped in a car

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Firefighter uses Holmatro rescue tool at crash

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Firefighter uses Holmatro rescue tool at crash

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Holmatro and Hurst rescue tools at crash

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Firefighters free driver trapped in a car

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Firefighters free driver trapped in a car

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Firefighters move patient on Stryker cot

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crash scene in Buffalo Grove

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Hillside Towing flipping a car

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MVA with entrapment near Long Grove, 3-18-15 (more)

A short video from the tractor-trailer rollover near Long Grove yesterday (3/18/15)

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MVA with entrapment near Long Grove, 3-18-15

This from Larry Shapiro:

Long Grove FPD units with mutual aid companies from Buffalo Grove, Prospect Heights, and Arlington Heights were dispatched to a tractor-trailer rollover with possible entrapment on the NB I-53 offramp to EB Lake Cook Road around 2:40 this afternoon (3/18/15). Buffalo Grover Tower 25 was the first unit on-scene and confirmed that two occupants were trapped inside the truck that was on it’s roof. He requested a 2nd ambulance and a heavy-wrecker with airbags to assist with the rescue.

Two separate extrications were going … with Long Grove working to free the passenger while Buffalo Grove and Prospect Heights attended to the driver. There was talk of requesting a helicopter due to what was anticipated to be a prolonged extrication, but there was no need.  The passenger was freed first and the driver shortly thereafter. Arlington Heights Ambulance 4 and Long Grove Ambulance 55 transported to Lutheran General and Condell respectively.

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51 was requested as a third squad but was released as they arrived on the scene.

Here are a few images from the scene with a full gallery at shapirophotography.net. I will also have a video of the extrication, plus images and video of the recovery by Hillside Towing.

firemen rescue victims from rolled over semi tractor

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firemen cut victim from rolled over semi tractor

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firemen rescue victim from rolled over semi tractor

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firemen rescue victim from rolled over semi tractor

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firemen rescue victim from rolled over semi tractor

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firemen remove victim from rolled over semi tractor

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firemen rescue victims from rolled over semi tractor

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tractor-trailer flipped over

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firemen rescue victim from rolled over semi tractor

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New apparatus for Countryside FPD

Countryside FPD new Ambulance 412 Horton

Countryside Ambulance 412 is a 2012 Horton Type I on a Ford F-450 4×4 chassis. Larry Shapiro photo

The new ambulance and engine at Countryside FPD Station 2 have been added to the website. Countryside numbers their apparatus by station and response position. This means that any physical ambulance running first-out at station 2 is Ambulance 412. Each vehicle has a slot with a slide-in number to designate which unit it is. Therefore, when viewing the page for Countryside Station 2, there are two units listed as Ambulance 412 and two shown as Engine 412 as well.

Countryside FPD Ambulance 412 Horton Type I

The entire rear of Ambulance 412 is covered with chevron striping. Larry Shapiro photo

The ambulance which has been previously posted HERE and HERE is a 2012 Type I Horton on a Ford F-450 4×4 chassis.

Countryside FPD Spartan Gladiator Rosenbauer America engine

Countryside Engine 412 is a 2012 Rosenbauer on a 2011 Spartan Gladiator chassis with the Evolution Series trim. Larry Shapiro photo

The engine is a 2012 Rosenbauer America built in their South Dakota facility (formerly Central States). It has a top-mount operator’s panel with speed-lays and a short body style to minimize the overall wheelbase. The new engine carries 1,000 gallons of water and 50 gallons of Class-A foam. The pump is rated at 2,000-GPM. It is on a 2011 Spartan chassis with a Gladiator cab with the Evolution Series trim.

Countryside FPD Spartan Gladiator Rosenbauer America engine

The engine carries 1,000 gallons of water, has a 50-gallon foam cell, hydraulic ladder storage, a top-mount operator’s console, and a 2,000-GPM pump. Larry Shapiro photo

The rear of the engine houses cordless Hurst eDraulic extrication tools that are battery operated.

Countryside FPD Spartan Gladiator Rosenbauer America engine Hurst Edraulic tools

The rear compartment houses a set of Hurst eDraulic, battery operated portable extrication tools. Larry Shapiro photo

Deep rescue-style compartments on both sides of the body feature many slide-out shelves and tool boards.

Countryside FPD Spartan Gladiator Rosenbauer America engine

The short body has slide-out shelving for access to equipment. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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