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As seen around … Franklin Park Station 2

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From a recent visit to Franklin Park FD Station 2.

Ford E450/Medix Type III ambulance

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Chevy Tahoe fire car

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Spartan Metro Star Marion fire engine

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E-ONE Cyclone HP100 quint

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As seen around … Mundelein

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A couple shots of an engine and ambulance that were parked this week at Mundelein Station 1 and a brief video of units responding for an EMS run.

Ford F550/Horton Type I ambulance

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2017 Pierce Enforcer fire engine

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Multi-vehicle crash in Buffalo Grove 2-19-20

Buffalo Grove police officers and firefighters were sent to Dundee Road and Golfview Terrace Wednesday evening (2/19/20) during rush hour for a multi-vehicle crash with extrication. Units arrived to find three cars with moderate to heavy damage but no entrapment. Paramedics from Buffalo Grove and Arlington Heights evaluated the drivers of ll three cars but no transports were made.

Ferrara Inferno fire truck

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heavy damage to car after a crash

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Buffalo Grove Firefighters at crash scene

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Buffalo Grove Firefighters at crash scene

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heavy damage to car after a crash

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Ford Explorer Police Interceptor

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House fire in Wheeling, 2-3-20 (more)

video from the House fire in Wheeling, 2-3-20

 

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House fire in Wheeling, 2-3-20 (more)

a few more images of the House fire in Wheeling, 2-3-20

aftermath of house fire

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Ferrara Inferno tower ladder

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aftermath of house fire

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Firefighter washes down hot spots

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dramatic photo of Firefighter in full PPE

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Prospect Heights FPD Firefighters

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Firefighters drain hose after a fire

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Rosenbauer Commander Cobra tower ladder

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Spartan fire engine on a hydrant

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House fire in Wheeling, 2-3-20

Wheeling firefighters responded to 900 Valley Stream Drive Monday morning for a reported basement fire. Upon arrival, smoke was seen and the alarm was upgraded to a working fire. A window on the bottom level of the split-level home blew out with flames,es and heavy smoke. Firefighters took two lines into the house and extinguished the fire quickly. Overhaul and wash down of both the interior and exterior was extensive. Units at the scene were Wheeling Engine 23, Engine 42, Truck 24, Ambulance 23, Ambulance 24, Battalion 24, and chief 2401. Automatic and mutual aid units were Buffalo Grove Tower 25, Prospect Heights Engine 39, Squad 9, Ambulance9, and Battalion 9, and Northbrook Ambulance 10.

Firefighters enter burning house with hose

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Firefighters enter burning house with hose

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Firefighter pulls hose off of engine

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Firefighters prepare a second line during a house fire

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Wheeling FD Lieutenant James Thelen

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Firefighters approach house fire with tools

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Firefighters prepare to take a line into a house

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Ferrara Inferno fire truck

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Firefighters raise ground ladder at fire

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Buffalo Grove firefighter with a saw

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House fire in Arlington Heights, 1-14-20

Just before 4AM on Tuesday January 14, a resident called the Arlington Heights Fire Department to report smoke from a neighbor’s home at 1415 E. Fleming Drive South. A subsequent call from the homeowner advised the fire department of a possible fire in the microwave oven and that the residents had evacuated. Police officers arrived first and found black smoke coming from the house. Engine 4 confirmed smoke showing and almost immediately they had heavy fire in the C-D corner. The alarm was elevated to a Code 4 for the working fire which brought the balance of units from Arlington Heights along with companies from Buffalo Grove. 

Three lines were used to extinguish the fire including an exterior line flowing foam. Buffalo Grove Ambulance 26 assessed one of the residents and then transported her to the hospital for smoke inhalation. 

House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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House fire in Arlington Heights 1/14/20

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American LaFrance Fire Apparatus history (more)

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Referring back to yesterday’s American LaFrance history, this is an example of an American LaFrance Pioneer series engine from Lake Forest. The Glenbrook Rural Fire Protection District who became the Glenbrook Fire Protection District had three Pioneer engines.

American LaFrance Pioneer Series fire engine

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Box Alarm in Arlington Heights, 1-10-20

Firefighters in Arlington Heights responded to a fire at 1106 N Chestnut around 4AM Friday (1/10/20). Companies had fire in an attached garage on arrival. The incident was later elevated to a MABAS Box Alarm with mutual aid from Buffalo Grove, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Wheeling, Palatine, and Prospect Heights.

smoke from house fire at night

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Firefighter silhouette on fire truck

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aftermath of house fire

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aftermath of house fire

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aftermath of house fire

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aftermath of house fire

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Working fire in Buffalo Grove, 1-5-20

Buffalo Grove firefighters were called to the Dengeos Restaurant at 195 W. Dundee Road Sunday night (1/5/20) for a reported fire. Police officers reported smoke outside the building traveling across the road. Companies had flames visible through the trim on the C-D corner of the building with smoke inside. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for additional units. Firefighters vented the roof and tore away at the siding to find heavy charring along the corner of the building. 

Units at the scene included Buffalo Grove Quint 25, Engine 26, Engine 27, Ambulance 25, Ambulance 26, Battalion 4, Car 208, and the deputy chief. Out of town companies included Arlington Heights Engine 4, Ambulance 4, and Battalion 1; Long Grove Squad 55 and Battalion 55; Palatine Engine 82 and Ambulance 82; Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Squad 51, Prospect Heights Engine 39, and ambulances from Lake Forest and the Nunda Rural FPD. 

 

Buffalo Grove FD Quint 27

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Firefighter uses saw at fire

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Firefighters use saw to vent roof

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Buffalo Grove FD Quint 27

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Firefighters use chain saws at fire

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discarded cigarette almost destroys restaurant

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