Posts Tagged Larry Shapiro

Car fire in Buffalo Grove, 3-27-17

This from Larry Shapiro:

Here is a quick video and some photos of Buffalo Grove firefighters hitting a car fire on Harvard Lane 3/27/17.

car engulfed in flames

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Firefighters extinguish a car fire

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Firefighters extinguish a car fire

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Firefighters extinguish a car fire

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Firefighters extinguish a car fire

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CFD Logistics Order 16-005 (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

I stopped by Engine 42’s house and saw that Truck 3 was running with a spare. The doors had placards with the number 3 pursuant to the logistics order that was issued last year.

temporaty unit numbers on fire truck

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temporaty unit numbers on fire truck

CFD Truck 3 with TIPs on their spare apparatus. Larry Shapiro photo

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New command van for Chicago FD (more)

The new mobile command post for Chicago 2-7-2 is scheduled to go into service on Monday, 3/27/17. The chassis is a 2013 Ford F53, the body was built by Utilimaster in 2015, and the buildout was by LDV in 2016. Utilimaster is owned by Spartan.

Chicago FD Comm Van 272

Chicago Fire Department Comm Van 272 carries Shop ID#G-610. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Comm Van 272 interior

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Chicago FD Comm Van 272 interior

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Chicago FD Comm Van 272 interior

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Chicago FD Comm Van 272 interior

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Chicago FD Comm Van 272

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Ford F53 law tag

Ford F53 Chassis tag

Utilimaster law tag

Utilimaster body tag

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MVA in Buffalo Grove, 3-21-17

This from Larry Shapiro:

Buffalo Grove firefighters and police were called to Lake Cook Road and Buffalo Grove Road Tuesday afternoon (3/21/17) for a two-car crash with a reported pin-in.  Arriving companies stabilized one car that knocked down a traffic light and removed the occupant who was transported to an area hospital by Buffalo Grove Ambulance 26. The occupant of the second car was not transported after being evaluated by Long Grove paramedics.

car against pole after crash

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Buffalo Grove FD Quint 27

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Firefighters remove cribbing at crash site

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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Buffalo Grove FD Ambulance 26 and a car against pole after crash

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Buffalo Grove police units blocking a street

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Markham Fire Department history (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Following up on the post from Mike Summa showing a later version the Markahm FD Dodge/Seagrave squad, here’s an early photo of it as Squad 55 in the original yellow.

vintage photo of Markham Fire Department (IL) Squad 55 in the original color built by Seagrave on a Dodge chassis

Markham FD Squad 55. Larry Shapiro photo

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MVA in Buffalo Grove, 3-19-17

Buffalo Grove firefighters and police were called to Buffalo Grove Road near Bernard Drive Sunday morning (3/18/17) for a two-car crash with a reported pin-in.  Arriving companies performed a simple door pop to gain access to the occupant of one of the vehicles that was transported to an area hospital. Two occupants of the second car involved refused transport.

Freightliner ambulance at crash

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fire truck as blocking at crash scene

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two car crash scene

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Firefighters load patient onto Stryker cot

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Stryker ambulance cot wth power load at crash scene

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Crash in Wheeling, 3-13-17

Wheeling police and firefighters were called to the intersection of Hintz and Wolf Roads Monday afternoon (3/13/17) for a two-car crash with extensive damage. One driver was transported to Lutheran General Hospital and the other signed a release at the scene.

heavy damage to car after crash

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Wheeling FD Ambulance 24

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firefighters loading patient onto Stryker cot

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Stryker cot auto load system on ambulance at crash

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heavy damage to cars after crash

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Wheeling FD Engine 23R

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compact car crumpled after crash

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Freightliner M2 ambulance at crash site

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Gene's Towing Century carriers

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Gene's Towing Century carriers

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more photos at Shapirophotography.net

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Trash compactor fire in Buffalo Grove, 3-7-17

Buffalo Grove firefighters were called to 2500 Millbrook Drive Tuesday afternoon (3/7/17) for fire in a trash compactor against a loading dock. The fire was contained to the dumpster outside the building but smoke permeated the warehouse. The fire department requested a wrecker to pull the dumpster away from the building so they could access the material inside. After soaking down what they could get at, an unsuccessful attempt was made to dump the contents to insure there was no additional fire.

The address is along the border with Lincolnshire, and lines were pulled from Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Truck 51 which was first on the scene.

heavy wrecker moves dumpster

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dumpster fire alongside a building

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blowhard fans at fire scene

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Truck 51

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Firefighter with hose dousing dumpster fire

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Ernie's Wrecker Service heavy wrecker

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Firefighters with hose dousing dumpster fire

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26 E-ONE Typhoon

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heavy wrecker lifts dumpster

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As seen around … Wheeling

This from Larry Shapiro:

I was driving by Wheeling Station 23 and noticed that the 2000 Sutphen engine (Engine 23R) has been repainted and striped to match the new Rosenbauer units and the new ambulances

Wheeling fire trucks and ambulance

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New ambulances for Wheeling (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

I grabbed a few quick shots of one of the new ambulances that was recently placed into service in Wheeling.

Freightliner M2 ambulance by Horton

Wheeling Ambulance 24. Larry Shapiro photo

chevron striping on ambulance

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