Posts Tagged Lake Zurich Fire Rescue Department

2-Alarm fire in Lake Zurich, 7-12-20

From the Lake Zurich Fire Department Facebook page:

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House fire in Kildare, 7-6-20

Lake Zurich, Wauconda, Long Grove, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Barrington, and Palatine Rural FPD companies were dispatched to 21231 Brandon Road in Kildeer after 10PM on Monday for a reported structure fire. Arriving companies found a car on fire in the driveway that had extended to the attached garage of a two-story house. The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm which brought additional units from Barrington Countryside, Buffalo Grove, Cary, Countryside FPD, Nunda Rural, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, and Wheeling. 

Companies made quick work of knocking down the fire while it still appeared to be in the garage. The portable tank and tanker shuttle were not used. Long Grove Tanker 55 provided water to supplement Lake Zurich Engines 324 and 325 infant of the house.

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Firefighters at Kildare house fire

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car fire extends to house

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Firefighters at Kildare house fire

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Pierce Saber fire engine

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HME fire truck

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From the Lake Zurich Fire Rescue Facebook page:

(just after midnight 7/7/20) We are on location in the 21000 block of Brandon Road in Kildeer for a structure fire. No injuries reported at this time and we have the fire out. MABAS Box 32-2 was requested by command. We are slowly releasing on scene companies. Red Cross has been notified.

 

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Mt Prospect chief to take job in Lake Zurich (more)

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

The [Lake Zurich] Village Board voted unanimously Sept. 21 to approve the appointment of Mt. Prospect Fire Chief John Malcolm,   to become Lake Zurich’s new fire chief starting Oct. 19.

Malcolm served 29 years in Mt. Prospect including 12 years as a firefighter and lieutenant, as chief for five years and deputy chief for 12 years. He was selected as part of a process that interviewed 43 candidates.

As head of the Lake Zurich Fire Rescue Department, Malcolm will oversee four fire stations serving the village comprising seven square miles and the Lake Zurich Rural Fire Protection District, which spans 18 square miles across four neighboring communities and unincorporated Lake County. The district also serves Deer Park and North Barrington, and has 59 full-time employees and a 2016 budget of $11 million.

Malcolm plans to review a 2015 study of the Lake Zurich department by the International City/County Management Association Center for Public Safety Management and to work with the village staff to determine whether any changes are needed.

Malcolm replaces embattled former Fire Chief David Wheelock, who retired in May.

 

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