Posts Tagged Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District

Working house fire in Lake Forest, 1-27-15

This from Niko Stefani:

I went to Lake Forest’s working fire Tuesday evening. They had the full working fire response and they also requested an investigators Box Alarm

There are no pictures of the house out of respect to the homeowners. Here is a run down of companies:

  • Lake Forest: Engine Co. 422, Engine Co. 421, Ambulance 421, Battalion 42, 4201, 4200
  • Lake Bluff Rescue Co. 4520
  • Deerfield-Bannockburn Engine Co. 19 & Ambulance 19
  • Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Truck Co. 53
  • Highwood Truck Co. 37 & 3700
Below are pictures of Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Truck Co. 53, Deerfield Bannockburn Ambulance 19, and Highwood Truck Co. 37
Deerfield-Bannockburn FPD Ambulance 19

Niko Stefani photo

Lincolnshire Riverwoods FPD Truck 53

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Highwood Fire Department Truck 37

Niko Stefani photo

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Police and fire in Lincolnshire host charity cook-off

The Daily Herald has an article about a charity cook-off in Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire’s police officers and firefighters will trade their guns and hoses for spatulas and tongs this weekend to help a Lake County girl fighting cancer.

Crews from the Lincolnshire Police Department and the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District will host a charity cook-off on Sept. 27 at village hall, 1 Olde Half Day Road. The barbecue showdown is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu will consist of ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket.

“Firemen are often known to be good cooks,” said Lincolnshire Police Officer Brian Balinski, one of the event’s organizers. “The Lincolnshire Police Department has a few officers who are passionate about cooking as well. We thought this would be the perfect opportunity to put our skills to the test.”

Fire Chief Fred Krueger is confident his department will prevail. “We’re known as great cooks and they’re known as great eaters,” Krueger said. “They’re really outmatched.”

The beneficiary is 6-year-old Ava Lee, who was diagnosed with a rare type of leukemia this past February. Ava, whose family lives near Lincolnshire, needs a bone-marrow transplant so her body can produce healthy blood cells. But doctors haven’t yet found a donor whose marrow matches hers.

“Our No. 1 goal is to find a bone marrow donor match for Ava,” Balinski said. “We’ve been trying to put on a blood drive together for the last couple of years, and Ava’s story has given us the perfect chance to go above and beyond the initial blood drive we hoped (to) plan.”

Getting tested to be a marrow donor requires a simple interior cheek swab. But it’s an expensive process, and that can scare off potential donors, Balinski said. So, to raise the money needed for anyone to get tested and register with the National Marrow Donor Program’s Be The Match effort at the event, the cooks will sell samples of their culinary creations.

None of Ava’s family members match her, though, so a stranger’s marrow is needed.

A first-grader at Pritchett Elementary School in Buffalo Grove, Ava’s illness was discovered after going to the doctor because of a persistent skin infection, said her mother, Esther Lee. Ava has been receiving chemotherapy treatments for seven months. Because a bone-marrow match has not yet been found, the next step would be an umbilical-cord blood transplant.

“We’re hoping to have 40 blood donors from this event,” Balinski said. “Hopefully this event will tug on the hearts of those who attend.”

Esther Lee said she and her husband, Michael, are “honored and humbled” by the community’s support.

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Working fire in Riverwoods, 5-11-14

This from Larry Shapiro:

Shortly before 11AM Sunday, a motorist reported a vehicle fire up against a garage at the corner of Riverwoods Road and half Day Road (Route 22) in Lincolnshire. Companies reported a dark header as they got on the road and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the confirmed fire that had spread to the attached garage and was threatening the home.

Deerfield-Bannockburn Engine 19 was first on the scene followed by Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Engines 51 and 52. A quick attack with a 2 1/2″ line darkened much of the fire and additional lines were put to use effectively holding the fire to the garage.

Units at the scene were Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Engines 51 & 52, Truck 53, Ambulances 52 & 53, Battalion 51, and Rehab 51 in addition to Deerfield-Bannockburn Engine 19, a Libertyville squad, Buffalo Grove Tower 25, an ambulance from Lake Zurich, and Lake Forest Battalion 42

I arrived after the fire had been knocked down.

 

garage destroyed by fire

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firefighters with hose line at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

Deerfield FD Pierce fire engine at fire scene

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garage destroyed by fire

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Pierce fire engine at fire scene

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firefighter exchanges air cylinder at fire scene

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fire apparatus at fire scene

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attached garage destroyed by fire

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garage destroyed by fire

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More images are in a gallery at shapirophotography.net

 

 

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Box alarm house fire in Prairie View 1-20-14 (more)

More images from Larry Shapiro of the Lincolnshire Box Alarm.

house fully engulfed in fire

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house fully engulfed in fire

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house fully engulfed in fire

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house fully engulfed in fire

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house fully engulfed in fire

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house fully engulfed in fire

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house fully engulfed in fire

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house fully engulfed in fire

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house fully engulfed in fire

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house fully engulfed in fire

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house fully engulfed in fire

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house fully engulfed in fire

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house fully engulfed in fire

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A large gallery with images from this fire is HERE.

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Box alarm house fire in Prairie View 1-20-14

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire last night at 20538 N. Clarice Avenue in unincorporated Lake County … surrounded by Buffalo Grove. While responding, the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire. The temperature was at 12 degrees and a steady, wind driven snow was falling as the first units arrived to find fire throughout the two-story house and two residents outside.

The husband was transported to an area hospital by Lincolnshire personnel, reportedly with smoke inhalation. The closest hydrant was frozen, and the alarm was upgraded to a Box Alarm as companies pulled lines and setup Lincolnshire Truck 53 for master stream operations.

Both Lincolnshire engines were pumping as well as Truck 53.  Mutual and auto-aid companies at the scene included Long Grove, Countryside, Buffalo Grove, Northbrook, Palatine, Northfield, and Grayslake.

Images here are from Sally Miller, a neighbor, and Larry Shapiro who arrived after the roof collapsed.

house fully engulfed in fire

photo by Sally Miller

house fully engulfed in fire

photo by Sally Miller

house fully engulfed in fire

photo by Sally Miller

house fully engulfed in fire

photo by Sally Miller

house fully engulfed in fire

photo by Sally Miller

house fully engulfed in fire

photo by Sally Miller

house destroyed by fire

photo by Sally Miller

fireman with ice encrusted helmet

photo by Sally Miller

house fully engulfed in fire

Larry Shapiro photo

more to come

 

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New engine for Lincolnshire-Riverwoods

Larry Shapiro stopped by the Linclonshire-Riverwoods FPD to get photos of the new unit for Engine 52 which was scheduled to be put into service on Friday (8-2-13).

Lincolnshire Riverwoods FPD new fire engine

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Engine 52 is a 2013 Pierce Arrow XT with a 1,500-GPM pump and 750 gallons of water. Larry Shapiro photo

Lincolnshire Riverwoods FPD new fire engine

The bumper houses a trash line and a foam line. Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce Manufacturing 100 year anniversary medallion

All Pierce units built this year feature this medallion.

Pierce manufacturing manufacturing plate

Lincolnshire Riverwoods FPD new fire engine

Simple tailboard design with interior ladder storage. Larry Shapiro photo

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Unconscious workers rescued from Long Grove sewer

This from Larry Shapiro:

Long Grove Fire District

The right lane on Route 53 was blocked by the contractor’s vehicles. Larry Shapiro photo

Two workers from a private contractor were in a sanitary sewer on Route 53 west of Old McHenry Road near noon today when they were overcome by fumes which rendered them unconscious. The Long Grove Fire Department responded to the incident which is less than a mile from their station and found a Lake County Sheriff’s deputy assisting another individual with trying to pull one worker through the manhole.

Long Grove Fire District

The contractor’s equipment showing the hose line going into the manhole. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove Fire District

Palatine Rural Ambulance 36 was tasked with checking on the firefighters. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove Fire District

Deerfield Ambulance 20 transported one of the workers to the hospital. Larry Shapiro photo

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods and Buffalo Grove responded with suppression companies and technical rescue personnel, Deerfield and Palatine Rural went to the scene with ambulances. Firefighters on air were able to get into the sewer and retrieve the men within minutes. Both were revived and transported to an area hospital. All personnel involved underwent a decon due to the noxious gas and substance in the sewer. The deputy sheriff was also examined on the scene.

Long Grove Fire District

Another view of the manhole’s location along Route 53. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove Fire District

The contractor involved. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove Fire District

A firefighter bags the contaminated gear to be cleaned at the station. Larry Shapiro photo

More images can be viewed HERE.

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Northbrook house fire 6-30-13

Sunday evening at roughly 9:15PM, the Northbrook Fire Department received a call reporting fire in the home at 1337 Walters Avenue. As units went en-route, the police reported a working fire at the scene, and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 (working fire) before the first fire company arrived. In addition to units from Northbrook, Glencoe responded with an engine, Northfield with a truck, and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Ambulance 52.

Fire was in a second floor bedroom and communicated into the attic before venting through the roof. A Box Alarm was requested for additional companies to cover the three Northbrook stations. Tim Olk and Larry Shapiro were at the scene. The fire was contained within 25 minutes. The residents, who were home when the fire broke out, all evacuated safely.

Several images of the apparatus were submitted by Larry, and we expect to see shots showing the fire from Tim, since he arrived right behind the Northbrook companies.

Northbrook Fire Department

Northbrook Tower 12 was in front of the driveway. Larry Shapiro photo

Northbrook Fire Department

As a precautionary measure, the tower ladder was deployed after fire broke through the roof. Larry Shapiro photo

Northbrook Fire Department

Northbrook Engine 12 was setup to supply the tower ladder in the event that they would go defensive. Larry Shapiro photo

Northbrook Fire Department

Northbrook Battalion 11. Larry Shapiro photo

Northbrook Fire Department

Northbrook Engine 11, a Pierce Impel, was on a hydrant supplying the hand lines. Larry Shapiro photo

Northbrook Fire Department

The house was at the intersection of Walters and Hillside. Larry Shapiro photo

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Buffalo Grove water rescues 6-26-13

The heavy storms that went through the area Tuesday night and Wednesday morning dumping a huge amount of water in many suburbs caused widespread road closures and flooding. Area fire departments were called to help motorists stranded in standing water as well as residents that could not leave their homes.

The Buffalo Grove Fire Department requested a MABAS Box Alarm from within divisions 1 and 4 for swift water rescue techs and boats to help residents on St. Mary’s Parkway between Raupp Boulevard and Lincoln Terrace. Long Grove, Prospect Heights, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Libertyville and Mount Prospect responded with techs and boats in addition to techs from a handful of other neighboring departments.

Larry Shapiro submitted images and a video (forthcoming) from the Buffalo Grove incident.

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

St. Marys parkway as seen west of Raupp Boulevard. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

Firefighters carry an inflatable boat for use in the evacuations. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

High water in this neighborhood prompted the fire department to request help with evacuationg residents. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

Another resident is helped from his home. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

A resident requires medical assistance after being assisted from his home in Buffalo Grove. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

Libertyville responded with swift water techs and a boat. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department

New Buffalo Grove Medtec ambulance. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

Buffalo Grove firefighters evacuate a resident and her pets. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

Buffalo Grove firefighters assist a resident that has been evacuated. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

Residents are evacuated from they home. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

The rain continued sporadically throughout the evacuations. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department water rescues

A firefighter undergoes decon. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery with more images can be viewed HERE.

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New engine for Lincolnshire-Riverwoods

A new unit for Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Engine 52 has been posted to the Pierce Flickr site.

This from Josh Boyajian:

Here is Lincolnshire Riverwoods FPD new Engine 52
Lincolnshire Riverwoods Fire Protection District

Pierce composite

and a new tower ladder for the Citgo Refinery FD in Joliet.
Citgo Refinery Fire Department Joliet IL

Pierce composite

Thanks Josh Boyajian
Also keep an eye out for new Pierce Puc Engines for Cicero and North Riverside.

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