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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 Palatine, Barrington Countryside, Buffalo Grove, Rolling Meadows, Wheeling, Nunda Rural, and the Countryside FPD. 

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.

porta-tank on the ground with engine

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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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fire tanker nursing an engine

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fire engines with hose attached

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Pierce Saber fire engine

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HME fire truck

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Freightliner 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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Crash with entrapment in Buffalo Grove, 6-29-20

Buffalo Grove police officers and firefighters were sent to a motor vehicle accident today (6/29/20) in the east bound lanes of Lake-Cook Road just west of Raupp Boulevard in a construction zone. A car traveling westbound reportedly crossed into the eastbound lanes and collided with a large dump truck carrying asphalt. Firefighters extricated the driver of the car who was entrapped and later transported to a hospital in serious condition. The man, later identified as John Rodgers IV, 49, was pronounced dead at the hospital. The truck driver was unharmed. The roadway remained closed to allow an accident investigation team to reconstruct the incident.

Buffalo Grove Firefighters at crash scene

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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Buffalo Grove Firefighter Frank Doll

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severe damage to car after a crash

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Firefighters and paramedics and police officers at crash site

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Buffalo Grove FD Tower 25

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multiple air bag deployment from crash

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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New Battalion 6 for Hoffman Estates (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Here are a few more images of the new Battalion 6 for Hoffman Estates. I was told that it was originally conceived prior to the new Squad 22. It carries SCBA for the BC, Lucas tool, rehab supplies, and various other tools and equipment.

battalion chief utility truck

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battalion chief utility truck

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Highway Products Tool Box

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Working fire in Des Plaines, 6-24-20

Des Plaines firefighters were called to 886 Webster Lane Wednesday afternoon for fire in an attached garage. Arriving companies were met by heavy fire and requested an upgrade to a working fire response. Fire appeared to be contained to the garage and the rooms directly above. Des Plaines companies were assisted by Niles, Elk Grove Township, Mt Prospect, and Park Ridge.

Des Plaines fire engine

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886 Webster Lane Des Plaines

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886 Webster Lane Des Plaines

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886 Webster Lane Des Plaines

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Niles FD Tower Ladder 2

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Spartan fire engine

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fire chief Chevy Suburban

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Des Plaines FD Battalion 61

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New squad for Hoffman Estates (more)

more on the New squad for Hoffman Estates

From the Maintainer Custom Bodies Facebook page:

Congratulations to Hoffman Estates Fire Department on their new MCB paramedic squad unit, which recently headed to Illinois! This 12′ all-aluminum body is mounted on a Chevy MD Diesel 4×4 chassis. It is packed with custom storage! Federal Signal added some cool lighting & sirens, as we were hoping to show this unit off at FDIC. Since we now can’t meet in person, check out this brief video instead

This from Larry Shapiro:

I stopped by Hoffman Estates Station 22 and grabbed some photos of Squad 22. Additionally, I was told that their minimum staffing is 23 which includes five at the other three stations, each of which have an engine and ambulance. Station 22 has a BC, two on the truck, two on the squad, and three on the engine. If they’re at full staffing then the ambulance at 22 is staffed. Otherwise there are only staffed ambulances at the other three stations.

MCB fire truck in Hoffman Estates

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MCB emblem

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Maintainer Custom Bodies

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Duramax emblem

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General Motors truck law tag

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IHC GM515 law tag

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IHC GM515 law tag

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Oakbrook Terrace FPD history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT

Oakbrook Terrace classic 85′ Pitman Snorkel on a conventional GMC chassis with a Pierce body

unique Pitman Snorkel on GMC chassis

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Commercial fire in Waukegan, 6-15-20

Excerpts from the Waukegan FD Facebook page:

This afternoon around 3pm the Waukegan Fire Department responded to a working structure fire in a large strip mall in the 2300 block of Grand Ave. First arriving units found smoke and fire showing from the roof line of this 15 unit strip mall with a large attached medical building.

Chief Bridges would like to express how proud he is and hopes that everyone else should be as well with the firefighters that extinguished this rapidly advancing fire and safely mitigated a potentially disastrous outcome! The Waukegan spirit of teamwork was shining through the many community members who acted quickly to move vehicles that were impeding access to strip mall. The aggressive tactics deployed by firefighters prevented the fire from destroying both the medical building and adjacent businesses, over half of which reopened their doors within two hours. While there was some damage, much more extensive damage was prevented. We are pleased to share that there were no injuries.

Thank you to our neighboring fire departments who assisted and the Waukegan Police Department that handled traffic control and scene safety during the rush hour.

Waukegan Fire Marshal Lenzi is investigating the cause of the fire.

Waukegan firefighters battle commercial building fire

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commercial fire scene in Waukegan

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commercial fire scene in Waukegan

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Waukegan firefighters battle commercial building fire

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commercial fire scene in Waukegan

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Waukegan firefighters were called too 2323 Grand Avenue this afternoon after roofers apparently ignited a fire that caused heavy damage to the roof, facia, and stores below. The fire was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm with a North Chicago engine and Gurnee truck to the scene plus multiple towns providing station coverage. The fire was extinguished in about 40 minutes.

Firefighters repack hose on fire engine

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Waukegan fire trucks

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Waukegan FD fire engines

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fire scene in Waukegan

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Pierce quint at fire scene

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KME fire engine at fire scene

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Waukegan FD ladder truck

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Crete Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Crete Fire Dept.’s E708, a 1982 Hendrickson/FMC 1500/750.
Mike Summa
Crete Fire department history

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and one more shot from the archives of Larry Shapiro

1982 Hendrickson/FMC fire engine

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Working fire in Northbrook, 5-6-20

Northbrook firefighters were sent to 4040 Timberlane Drive in a section of unincorporated Cook County this afternoon (5/6/20) for reports of smoke from a house. An officer from the Cook County Sheriff’s Department arrived first and advised there were flames from the roof. This address is in the far southwest corner of Northbrook’s district close to the borders of Glenview, Wheeling, and Prospect Heights and the only hydrant for this several block long street is at the entrance at Sanders Road. This prompted a response from Prospect Heights FPD Tanker 9.

Firefighter with medical mask at fire scene

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Northbrook Engine 10 was the first fire suppression company and laid 5″ hose from the hydrant to the house. Companies had an advanced attic fire and heavy smoke on arrival and the alarm was upgraded to a working fire bringing companies from Glenview and Wheeling in addition to all of the Northbrook units and Prospect Heights Tanker 9. 

heavy smoke billows from house fire

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heavy smoke billows from house fire

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Firefighters enter house with hose line

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The fire was attacked with tank water until the water supply was established. It appeared that three lines were used to extinguish the fire. Northbrook Tower 12 ventilated the roof from their platform. Nobody was home at the time of the fire.

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Wheeling Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

new fire chief in Wheeling Illinois

Wheeling Fire Department Fire Chief Mike McGreal. Larry Shapiro photo

Mike McGreal was sworn in Monday as Wheeling’s new fire chief, minus the public ceremony that typically occurs for such milestones in a village hall packed with supportive friends, family, and colleagues. Due to the need for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, McGreal was sworn in by Wheeling’s clerk near the flagpole outside village hall. McGreal, 57, replaces Keith MacIsaac, who retired last week after 30 years as Wheeling’s fire chief.

McGreal previously was with the Wilmette Fire Department, retiring as chief there in 2017 before joining Wheeling later that year. He was Wheeling’s deputy fire chief before his elevation to the top post Monday. He came to Wheeling in 2017 to assist MacIsaac in a succession plan.

McGreal’s credentials include certification as a chief fire officer by the National Fire Academy, the Illinois state fire marshal, and the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

Mike spent 29 years with Wilmette, working his way up to deputy fire chief and then chief for 3┬Ż years before deciding the time was right to retire and hand the department to new leadership. A second-generation firefighter, McGreal’s father served with the Chicago Fire Department for 36 years. 

McGreal is an avid sailor who has made four solo crossings of Lake Michigan. 

Wheeling has had only three fire chiefs since 1969. That’s when Bernie Koeppen became the village’s first full-time fire chief, followed by MacIsaac 30 years ago, and now McGreal.

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