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Wilmette Fire Department open house

The Wilmette FD had an open house Saturday morning (5/18/19). This included several antique apparatus and an opportunity to showcase new Engine 27 for residents followed by ceremoniously pushing it into the station.

Engine 27 is a 2019 Pierce Dash CF PUC so 32569. It has a 1500-GPM pump, 750 gallons of water, and a foam cell which has either a 20 or 30-gallon capacity. This engine was outfitted with a 35-foot ground ladder and will run as Engine 26 if the tower ladder is out of service. It will go into service at Station 27, and the 2017 2013 E-ONE engine will become a reserve piece.

Wilmette FD Fire Chief Ben Wozney

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Wilmette FD Engine 27 2019 Pierce Dash CF PUC

; Wilmette FD Engine 27; Pierce Dash CF PUC

active and retired firefighters push new fire engine into the station

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active and retired firefighters pose with new fire engine

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Wilmette sold the reserve tower ladder and has an engine currently for sale.

 

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Palatine Fire Department news

Palatine firefighters responded Wednesday morning to the Deer Grove Forest Preserve for a large brush fire. Most of the Palatine companies were committed for several hours in addition to an engine from Arlington Heights, ATV brush unit from Hoffman Estates, and a Barrington Countryside tanker.  Access to attack the growing and traveling flames was difficult as companies had to work largely from business lots off of Rand Road that surround the property. The Forest Preserve District brush units responded as well and handled much of the final mop up after the bulk of the flames were extinguished.

Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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New fire station for Elk Grove FD (more)

This from Michael Maida:

I had the opportunity to drive by the old and new Elk Grove Village Station 8.  I saw Engine 8 leaving on a 911.
 
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Elk Grove Village FD Engine 8

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New Elk Grove Village Fire Station 8

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old Elk Grove Village Fire Station 8

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This from Larry Shapiro:

I was in Elk Grove Village on Wednesday and stopped by the two new fire stations to grab some photos. The landscaping was just beginning at Station 10, but Station 8 was largely completed in the front. All of the rear bay doors have a second set of screen doors that run on the same track as the solid overhead doors. One can be seen in the photo. This allows a breeze into the station while still securing the station from intruders and debris blown around by the wind.

Elk Grove Village Fire Station 10

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Elk Grove Village Fire Station 8

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Elk Grove Village Fire Station 8

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Elk Grove Village Fire Station 8 training tower

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Tanker rollover with Hazmat in Des Plaines, 5-8-19 (more)

Here are some shots of the spill mitigation and uprighting of the tanker from the Tanker rollover with Hazmat in Des Plaines, 5-8-19

Overturned tanker truck uprighted by Schmitt's Truck Repair

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plugs in tanker to stop leaks

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Overturned tanker truck uprighted by Schmitt's Truck Repair

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Overturned tanker truck uprighted by Schmitt's Truck Repair

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damaged tanker after being uprighted

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Tanker rollover with Hazmat in Des Plaines, 5-8-19

Des Plaines firefighters were called to Elmhurst Road (Route 83) on the bridge over I-90 this morning after a tanker overturned entrapping the driver. Firefighters extricated the driver who was transported to the hospital. The tanker, carrying ethanol, was ruptured in several places causing the product to leak onto the roadway. Hazmat techs and the Foam Task Force from O’Hare responded to the scene to mitigate the incident. After the leaks were plugged, the ARFF applied foam to the area and companies began the long wait for a private cleanup crew and another tanker so the chemical could be offloaded.

Overturned truck crash rollover

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Tanker rollover in Des Plaines, IL 5-8-19. Larry Shapiro photo

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department news (more)

Retired and active Buffalo Grove firefighters, friends, and family members gathered this morning (5/4/19) at Station 26 to congratulate Battalion Chief Brian Barna on 29 years of service to the village as he completed his final shift.

Buffalo Grove FD Battalion Chief Brian Barna retirement

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Buffalo Grove FD Battalion Chief Brian Barna retirement

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Buffalo Grove FD Battalion Chief Brian Barna retirement

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Buffalo Grove FD Battalion Chief Brian Barna retirement

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Buffalo Grove FD Battalion Chief Brian Barna retirement

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Buffalo Grove FD Battalion Chief Brian Barna retirement

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Buffalo Grove FD Battalion Chief Brian Barna retirement

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Buffalo Grove FD Battalion Chief Brian Barna retirement

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Buffalo Grove FD Battalion Chief Brian Barna retirement

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Buffalo Grove FD Battalion Chief Brian Barna retirement

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Box Alarm fire in Prospect Heights, 5-3-19 (more)

From the Prospect Heights Fire District:

PROSPECT HEIGHTS —Today, Friday May 3, 2019 at 12:28 p.m. the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District was dispatched to a reported fire at 1535 Cove Drive, part of the Quincy Park Condominiums.  

While still responding to this location, 9-1-1 dispatchers at our Regional Emergency Dispatch (RED) Center received additional information and multiple phone calls indicating the situation was much more serious than first reported. As a result of that information our dispatchers upgraded the response sending even more fire apparatus to the location. At this time, four engines, two aerial ladder trucks, a rescue squad, two ambulances, and multiple chief officers were responding.

Heavy smoke could be seen more than one-half mile away from the scene. When the first fire engine arrived on the scene the fire was visible and coming from the rear of the condo on the east side of the building. The fire had spread up into the second floor and roof.

The building is a two-story, wood-frame structure that has four units, each with its own exterior entrance and an attached garage. With the current fire conditions and the proximity of other structures only feet away, an immediate call for reinforcements was made to our Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS). This added three more engines, one more truck, ambulance, and rescue squad, plus three chief officers. The alarm additionally sent an engine and ambulance to the Prospect Heights fire station to provide coverage to the rest of the city while this fire was fought.

Within a few minutes of their arrival, the first engine had a hose stream on the fire and extinguished the original fire. Efforts were then focused on the fire spreading in the upper walls, roof, and attic. Additional firefighters with hoses were deployed to attack the fire and were successful in keeping it from spreading.  Simultaneous with this, a search was made of all four units and while no humans were located, several cats and dogs were removed from various units that had smoke in them. The fire was brought under control and extinguished within 20 minutes of arrival using three hose lines and more than a dozen fire apparatus. Approximately 50 firefighters composed the response force. Firefighters spent nearly one hour checking for hot spots and fire spread to ensure the fire was completely out.

Besides the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District and Wheeling Fire Department that were initially dispatched, assistance was provided by Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Glenview, Mount Prospect, Northbrook, Northfield, and Palatine fire departments; the Countryside, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Long Grove, and North Maine fire protection districts; and the Rosemont Public Safety Department.

The unit where the fire began and the building’s exterior sustained extensive fire damage. The other three units sustained smoke and water damage as well as some damage made necessary by the firefighter’s efforts to ensure the fire had not spread into other areas. The cause of the fire remains under investigation but is not suspicious in origin. The Prospect Heights Fire Protection District will not be estimating the total dollar loss but expects losses to be several thousands of dollars. Such estimates are best left to the insurance companies.

The Prospect Heights Fire Protections District reminds everyone to always have two ways to escape from their home, to ensure smoke alarms are present and working, and to develop an emergency plan should their home be destroyed by a fire or other disaster.

Fire sprinklers save lives and property. Had this structure been equipped with fire sprinklers, the original fire would have been extinguished prior to the arrival of the fire department or at the worst, contained to the single room where it had started.

more photos and a video from the Box Alarm fire in Prospect Heights, 5-3-19

Townhouse fire at 1535 Cove Dr in Prospect Heights 5-3-19

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Townhouse fire at 1535 Cove Dr in Prospect Heights 5-3-19

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Townhouse fire at 1535 Cove Dr in Prospect Heights 5-3-19

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Box Alarm fire in Prospect Heights, 5-3-19

Prospect Heights firefighters were called to 1535 Cove Drive this afternoon at 12:28 (5/3/19) for a reported fire in a laundry room at a four-unit townhouse. The incident was upgraded to a working fire prior to the arrival of companies and then a Box Alarm when Battalion 9 arrived reporting flames through the 2nd floor roof. First arriving units had heavy fire out the front door, the laundry room was fully engulfed in fire, and flames were traveling up the outside of the building to the roof. The bulk of fire on the first floor was knocked down quickly and companies then attacked fire on the second floor and in the attack. Damage to the adjoining units minimal.

Companies at the scene were Prospect Heights Engine 39, Engine 9, Tower 9, Battalion 9, and chiefs 901 and 900; Wheeling Engine 23, Engine 42, Truck 24, Battalion 24 and Chief 2401; Mount Prospect Engine 14 and Battalion 3; Des Plaines Tower 63 and Chief 6101; Northbrook Tower 12 and Ambulance 12; Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51; Arlington Heights Engine 2 and Chief 101; Northfield Squad 29; North Maine Engine 1 and Battalion 1; Palatine Ambulance 82; Glenview Ambulance 8; Long Grove Battalion 55; and Buffalo Grove Engine 26.

A police officer was transported to the hospital with minor injuries incurred while evacuating people from the unit.

Firefighter pulls hose from engine at fire

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Firefighters vent roof of building with smoke and fire

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Firefighter with hose line battles fire

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Firefighter covered with debris after fighting a fire

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Evergreen Park orders new ACP-55 (more)

A photo from Larry Shapiro of the new Evergreen Park FD Squad 5 – Rosenbauer America Commander ACP-55

Evergreen Park FD Squad 5 - Rosenbauer America ACP-55

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Rolling Meadows Fire Department news

Construction photos of the new Rolling Meadows Fire Station 15

Rolling Meadows FD Station 15 under Construction

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Rolling Meadows FD Station 15 under Construction

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Rolling Meadows FD Station 15 under Construction

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