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Working fire in Schaumburg, 1-12-23 (more)

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Firefighters battle a commercial building fire. Larry Shapiro photo

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Firefighters battle a commercial building fire. Larry Shapiro photo

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Working fire in Schaumburg, 1-12-23 (more)

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Working fire in Schaumburg, 1-12-23

This from Larry Shapiro:

Schaumburg firefighters were sent to an unknown address on Lunt Avenue, just blocks from Station 53, early Friday evening for a building fire. They reported a header almost immediately and the Code 3 was upgraded to a Code 4. They went defensive within minutes as there was a partial wall collapse on the east side of the building at 1037 Lune Avenue that had been divided into storage lockers. Both Schaumburg aerials deployed master streams in addition to several hand lines and ground monitors that were in use. 

 

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

It took about two-and-a-half hours to get the fire under control Thursday after it broke out at around 6:30 p.m. in a building in an industrial area on Lunt Avenue.

Part of the problem for firefighters was the walls in the structure collapsed, very quickly limiting their abilities. Another issue was the building layout.  It was divided into storage units with no word on what was inside that could have started this fire.

No one was injured. The person inside that called 911 managed to get out safely.

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2-Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-5-23 (more)

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2-Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-5-23

This from Larry Shapiro:

After being dispatched to a working fire at an unknown address because of the volume of 911 calls into RED Center, firefighters from the North Maine FPD followed a header and travelled less than 1/2 mile to 9320 Noel Street in unincorporated Maine Township. They pulled up to heavy fire blowing out what was left of one unit of a four-unit, two-story apartment building. The entire front of the second unit from the street had been blown out. The alarm was upgraded to a Working Fire and then a MABAS Box Alarm, followed within minutes by an upgrade to the 2nd Alarm bringing units from as far away as Glencoe and Lincolnshire.

Multiple hand lines and three elevated master streams were used to battle the fire, the majority of which had been knocked down prior to my arrival.

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Working fire in Des Plaines, 12-23-22

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During the sub-zero temperatures on Friday, 12/23/22, Des Plaines, North Maine, Niles, and Park Ridge firefighters handled a fire at 221 Good Avenue. The house was just blocks from North Maine Station 1. The fire was in the floor near the rear of the house over a crawl space.

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Niles Fire Department history

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Trench rescue in Buffalo Grove, 12-12-22 (more)

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The family of a 27-year-old Elmwood Park man was grieving Tuesday, a day after the sewer repair worker was killed when the trench he was working in collapsed on top of him in Buffalo Grove.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an investigation into the circumstances. Unfortunately, OSHA says the site did not appear to have the necessary safety precautions to keep the tragic accident Monday from happening.

Family said Zaremba became the co-owner of a company called Rooter Solutions, which is the company for which he was performing sewer repair work on Monday. he was one of three people working at the site of the excavation when it collapsed.

OSHA records show at least 20 workers nationwide have died in trench collapses since December 2020. Two of those cases were in Illinois, and one was in Indiana.

GoFundMe created Tuesday afternoon says the family is in shock. It reads:

“It is with great sadness and disbelief that we announce the sudden and very unexpected passing of Nikodem Zaremba ‘Smerf’ at only 27 years old.

“Anyone who knew Nikodem knows what a hardworking, loving, and kind soul he was. He loved and cared deeply for everyone around him whether it was his family, friends, or co-workers. Family was the utmost importance to him, they were his primary motivation in all of his endeavors. To Niku? friends he was the fun-loving, adventurous goofball who always had your back. To his parents he was their first born son. To his brothers he was the oldest, a strong role model, and forever friend. To his fiancé he was her everything, best friend, soulmate, and future husband. He will be ever-loved.

“The family is understandably shocked by this loss and unfortunately not prepared for all that is happening at this time. During this time they will need help with funeral expenses, daily living expenses, mortgage, utilities, and all of the other necessities. The funds will help out tremendously.”

Zaremba’s company had no inspection history because it was just created in August of this year. Buffalo Grove said a permit was properly issued for this work back in November.

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Trench rescue in Buffalo Grove, 12-12-22 (more)

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Trench rescue in Buffalo Grove, 12-12-22

Buffalo Grove firefighters and police officers were sent to 1011 Aspen Drive late Monday afternoon for a worker that was reported to be trapped in a hole in the front yard. Workers had been digging apparently to repair a residential sewer service at the home where one worker was in the hole and there was a ground collapse.

Arriving firefighters encountered workers frantically digging to free their coworker. The entire MABAS Division 1 Technical Rescue Team was requested as Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods firefighters initiated a rescue operation. Initial reports were that the worker unconscious and not breathing.

TRT techs arrived from Palatine, Mount Prospect, Des Plaines, Rolling Meadows, Wheeling, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Inverness, and Bartlett along with the Buffalo Grove Mobile Comm. A special call was made for an Arlington Heights Public Works sewer vac, but the rescue was completed before the unit arrived.

The victim, who did not survive, was transported from the scene in a Mundelein ambulance. 

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