Posts Tagged Lake Zurich Fire Department

Area apparatus orders

From Fire Apparatus Magazine:

Illinois Fire Service Institute, Champaign – Pierce Enforcer pumper 1,500/500.  Delivery in September.

Geneva Fire Department – Pierce Enforcer PUC pumper 1,500/750. Delivery in September.

Lake Forest Fire Department  – Spartan Gladiator/Marion pumper 1,500/850/30. Delivery in November.

Lake Zurich Fire Department – Pierce Saber pumper 1,500/750. Delivery in September.

Mount Prospect Fire Department Pierce Dash CF PUC pumper 1,500/750-gallon tank. Delivery in September.

St. Charles Fire Department – Pierce Dash CF PUC pumper 1,500/750. Delivery in September.

Springfield Fire Department  – Two Pierce Enforcer pumpers 1,500/750. Delivery in September.

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Lake Zurich Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Firefighters rescued six ducklings from a sewer Thursday afternoon in Lake Zurich and reunited them with their mom after a resident called to report the ducklings were trapped in a sewer at 235 S. Rand Road.

Firefighters removed one manhole cover and were able to reach five of ducklings. The sixth duckling had walked down a sewer pipe, so firefighters had to remove a second manhole cover.

The ducklings’ mother had a nest nearby.

Firefighters rescue trapped ducklings

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Shed fire in unincorporated Palatine, 3-18-19 (more)

More photos of the Shed fire in unincorporated Palatine, 3-18-19

residents watch shed fire in back yard

Larry Shapiro photo

shed fire at 21100 Shirley Road in unincorporated Palatine

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Shed fire in unincorporated Palatine, 3-18-19

Lake Zurich firefighters were sent to 21100 Shirley Road in unincorporated Palatine this morning (3/18/19) for a barn fire. Reports were that chickens and horses were inside the small barn and most if not all appeared to have escaped. A huge header was visible for miles, but companies got water on the fire very quickly and the fire was knocked down within 15 minutes though there was considerable overhaul which kept them busy for close to an hour.

Units at the scene in addition to Lake Zurich companies were a Wauconda tower ladder, tankers from Long Grove, Barrington Countryside, and the Countryside FPD along with engines from Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, and Fox River Grove. Barrington Ambulance 1 was at the scene for rehab. 

Photos from the Lake Zurich FD Facebook page

shed fire at 21100 Shirley Road in unincorporated Palatine

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shed fire at 21100 Shirley Road in unincorporated Palatine

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Lake Zurich FD engine with lines off at fire

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shed fire at 21100 Shirley Road in unincorporated Palatine

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shed fire at 21100 Shirley Road in unincorporated Palatine

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New engine for Lake Zurich

From Lake Zurich meeting minutes:

  1. Authorization to Purchase a 2019 Pierce Saber Fire Engine from Global Emergency Products in the Amount Not-to-Exceed $539,214 (Trustee Shaw)

    Summary: The 2019 budget includes $572,000 to replace a 22-year old fire engine from 1997 with 135,000 miles on it. Currently, the Fire Rescue Department operates five engines from four stations serving approximately 37,000 residents over a 25-square mile geographic area. The replacement engine is proposed to be purchased from Global Emergency Products using the Houston-Galveston Area Council Purchasing Cooperative, a national joint- purchasing cooperative. The Fire District will contribute its share of the engine purchase, roughly $269,000, relieving some burden on Village finances.

    Recommended Action: A motion to authorize the purchase of one 2019 Pierce Saber fire engine from Global Emergency Products in the Amount Not-to- Exceed $539,214. 

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Lake Zurich Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Anne E. Rago, 46, of the 900 block of North Chicago Avenue in Arlington Heights, was charged Sept. 9 with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood-alcohol concentration greater than .08 and driving over a fire hose following a traffic stop at Route 12 and Country Club Road. Rago initially drove around two emergency vehicles while firefighters were working to extinguish a structure fire, police said. She was released on $3,000 bond with a court date set for Oct. 9 in Waukegan, police said.

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Lake Zurich Fire Department news

restaurant gutted by flames

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Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Fire reduced the former Hackney’s restaurant in Lake Zurich to a rubble overnight Sunday. Lake Zurich firefighters responded to the restaurant at 880 N. Old Rand Road about 1:40 a.m. Sunday and battled the massive blaze for nearly two hours before bringing it under control. Firefighters from more than 20 area departments assisted, and some remained at the restaurant site past 7:30 a.m. extinguishing hot spots. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

Hackney’s closed in March 2017 after 48 years in business when its owner retired and put the restaurant building and 11-acre site for sale. Earlier this year, after months of debate and objections from residents living near the property, Lake Zurich’s village board approved a proposal to build a two-story Life Time Fitness health club on the site.

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New ambulance for Lake Zurich

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

Brand new custom Horton conversion on a Ford F550 chassis.

Horton Type I ambulance

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Horton Type I ambulance

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Horton Type I ambulance

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Horton Type I ambulance

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chevron striping on rear of ambulance

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new ambulance interior

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Lake Zurich Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Each year, Culver’s of Lake Zurich along with the Lake Zurich Fire Department and students at Isaac Fox School, help collect money for a special and unforgettable one-week camp experience for children and teenagers who have experienced injuries from burns. This year the group collected $1,631.30 for the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance.

Through the generosity of donors, supporters and volunteers, the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance offers this camping opportunity at no cost to campers, including lodging, meals, activities, and transportation to and from camp, YMCA Camp Duncan in Ingleside. Campers participate in a variety of adult-supervised, group, age-appropriate activities that provide fun and challenging opportunities for positive outcomes with other burn survivors.

The goal of Camp “I Am Me” is to provide a nonjudgmental atmosphere in which children and adolescents have the opportunity to build their self-esteem while establishing lifelong friendships and positive memories. The camp provides young burn survivors an opportunity to effectively talk to other survivors about their injuries to help them in their approach to life.

In addition to YMCA counselors, the camp is staffed by volunteers including many doctors, nurses, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, fire service personnel, teachers, and other professionals. They participates in various professional development and orientation sessions designed to prepare attendees to deal with the specific needs of burn survivors as well as to build a cohesive team. This large group of volunteers results in a nearly 1:1 counselor-to-camper ratio.

For more information, visit www.ifsa.org/programs/camp.

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New engine for Lake Zurich

From the Pierce Flickr page:

Pierce Lake Zurich, IL FD 31156

Lake Zurich FD Engine 324

Pierce composite

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