Posts Tagged Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD

House fire in Prairie View 3-7-13

The Lincolnshire Riverwoods FPD received calls reporting a house fire on Thursday at 23262 Apple Hill Lane in Prairie View, just west of Stevenson High School. Several people were reported trapped on a rear balcony. First arriving companies reported a well-involved two-story house, and found five people on the balcony. All were rescued via ground ladders and the fire was knocked within a half hour. Two dogs perished in the fire.

Tim Olk submitted several images from the scene.

5 rescued from house fire in Prairie View

Tim Olk photo

5 rescued from house fire in Prairie View

Tim Olk photo

5 rescued from house fire in Prairie View

Tim Olk photo

5 rescued from house fire in Prairie View

Tim Olk photo

5 rescued from house fire in Prairie View

Tim Olk photo

Tim has a gallery with more images.

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods orders new engine

The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD has ordered a Pierce Arrow XT engine

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods sells Seagrave units

The end of an era for the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District (formely the Vernon Township Fire Protection District) as they recently sold their two remaining Seagrave units. What was an all Seagrave department many years ago now has a full Pierce fleet. One of the units sold was the 1996 Seagrave 100′ rear-mount quint that was replaced last year at Station 53 by a new Pierce unit. The second unit sold was Engine 51R, a 1992 Seagrave with a 1,500-GPM pump and 1,000 gallons of water.

Linclonshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District 1992 Seagrave quint

This unit was replaced by a 2011 Pierce Arrow XT 105′ rear mount. It was purchased by the Mount Washington Fire Department in Kentucky.

Truck 53 was sold to the Mount Washington Fire Protection District in Kentucky.

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District Seagrave engine

This unit was most recently Engine 51R and was sold to the Locke Township Fire Department in Salisbury, NC.

Engine 51R was purchased by the Locke Township Fire Department in Salisbury, NC.

Prior to the current Lincolnshire-Riverwoods apparatus fleet were several Seagrave units. When these units were purchased, the department name was the Vernon Township Fire Protection District.

Vernon Township Fire Protection District 1981 Seagrave WB engine

Vernon Engine 1 was a 1981 Seagrave WB series with a 1,500-GPM pump and 500 gallons of water. Larry Shapiro photo

Vernon Township Fire Protection District 1981 Seagrave WB engine

Engine 2 for Vernon was a 1979 Seagrave WB series unit carrying 1,000 gallons of water with a 1,500-GPM pump. Larry Shapiro photo

Vernon Township Fire Protection District 1981 Seagrave WB truck

The predecessor to the 1996 truck that was just sold was this 1979 low-profile Seagrave W series 100′ rear-mount. Truck 1 had a 1,250-GPM pump and carried 100 gallons of water. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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Outside fire in Buffalo Grove 7-2-12 (update)

Dan McInerney submitted several images of the apparatus on the scene at Buffalo Grove’s fire yesterday at 214 Navajo Trail.

Buffalo Grove Fire Department 214 Navajo Trail Tower Ladder 25

Buffalo Grove Tower 25 was the still alarm company. Dan McInerney photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department 214 Navajo Trail Lincolnshire Squad 51

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51 was the RIT company. Dan McInerney photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department 214 Navajo Trail Arlington Heights Engine 4

Arlington Heights Engine 4 was due on the Code 3 for the reported fire. Dan McInerney photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department 214 Navajo Trail Quint 27

Buffalo Grove Quint 27 was due on the Code 4 upgrade. Dan McInerney photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department 214 Navajo Trail Long Grove FPD

Long Grove Engine 55 came in on the Code 4 upgrade as well. Dan McInerney photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department 214 Navajo Trail Long Grove Battalion 55

Long Grove Battalion 55 was also due on the Code 4 for the confirmed working fire. Dan McInerney photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department 214 Navajo Trail

Buffalo Grove Engine 26 was running with a spare apparatus. Dan McInerney photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department 214 Navajo Trail Tower Ladder 25

After the fire, firefighters examine an air pack before replacing it on the tower. Dan McInerney photo

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Divers help remove car from pond in Vernon Hills 5-21-20

The Countryside Fire Protection District received calls Monday afternoon reporting a car accident at the intersection of Lakeview Parkway and North Fairway Drive in Vernon Hills. Witnesses said that one of the vehicles drove into a nearby retention pond and that the driver was still inside the vehicle. Divers were dispatched from the Libertyville Fire Department and the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District.

Countryside FPD crash sends car into pond in Vernon Hills 5-21-12

The roof and luggage rack of an SUV are visible in the middle of a retention pond at Lakeview Parkway and North Fairview Drive in Vernon Hills. Larry Shapiro photo

The driver was able to get out of the submerged vehicle and was sitting on the car’s roof when firefighters arrived. He reportedly made it out of the water with assistance from several passersby. Both drivers were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Countryside FPD crash sends car into pond in Vernon Hills 5-21-12 fire department divers

Fire department divers from Libertyville prepare to enter the water. Larry Shapiro photo

Divers went into the water to secure the SUV for Ernie’s Wrecker Service who was on the scene to remove both vehicles.

Countryside FPD crash sends car into pond in Vernon Hills 5-21-12 fire department divers

Divers secure a strap to the car so it can be winched out of the water. Larry Shapiro photo

Countryside FPD crash sends car into pond in Vernon Hills 5-21-12

An overview of the pond in relation to the intersection where the collision occurred. Larry Shapiro photo

Larry Shapiro submitted several images from the scene and a short video. More images can be viewed HERE and HERE.

 

Countryside FPD crash sends car into pond in Vernon Hills 5-21-12

The SUV is pulled from the water. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Countryside FPD crash sends car into pond in Vernon Hills 5-21-12

The Libertyville Dive Squad. Larry Shapiro photo

Countryside FPD crash sends car into pond in Vernon Hills 5-21-12

The other vehicle involved in the accident. Larry Shapiro photo

Countryside FPD crash sends car into pond in Vernon Hills 5-21-12

A firefighter washes off the dive gear. Larry Shapiro photo

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Dive Squad and Rehab Unit

The new dive team unit for the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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3rd Alarm house fire in Riverwoods 5-1-12

A family residing at 1080 Hiawatha Lane in Riverwoods, IL was awakened around 3AM by smoke detectors. Before exiting the house, homeowners encountered heavy smoke from the basement and were unable to descend the stairs to help a child escape from his bedroom. The child, unable to navigate the dense smoke to get up the stairs, was able to escape through a window and window well.

Riverwoods house fire on Hiawatha 5-1-12 basement fire Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD

Roughly an hour into the fire, thick smoke pushes out of first floor windows as a fire rages in the basement. Larry Shapiro photo

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods companies responded on the Still Alarm, and upon arrival they upgraded the alarm to a Code 4 (working fire). This brought Prospect Heights Squad 9 and a mutual-aid ambulance.

Riverwoods house fire on Hiawatha 5-1-12 basement fire Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD

Smoke escapes from basement window wells and first floor windows as firefighters flow water into the basement. Larry Shapiro photo

First arriving firefighters found the front door open and building smoke conditions inside as they made their way to the basement stairway. Almost immediately they noticed a softness under foot and quickly fled the house. Within minutes of all members getting out, the front foyer began to collapse.

Riverwoods house fire on Hiawatha 5-1-12 basement fire Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD

A hand line is directed through a hole in the kitchen floor into the basement. Larry Shapiro photo

Riverwoods house fire on Hiawatha 5-1-12 basement fire Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Pierce aerial ladder

Lincolnshire Truck 53 had six lines off and the aerial to the roof. Larry Shapiro photo

Companies began an exterior attack and soon thereafter the alarm was upgraded to a Box Alarm which brought engines from Northbrook, Buffalo Grove, and Lake Forest in addition to a Long Grove squad, a Lake Zurich ambulance, and a Countryside truck.

Riverwoods house fire on Hiawatha 5-1-12 basement fire Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD

Fire burns between the floor joists in the basement ceiling. Larry Shapiro photo

The fire continued to prove difficult to get ahead of and a 2nd Alarm was requested at roughly 4AM. This brought engines from Mundelein and Deerfield, a Libertyville squad, an ambulance from Northfield, a quint from Highwood, and a truck from Grayslake.

Riverwoods house fire on Hiawatha 5-1-12 basement fire Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD

Second floor windows are taken out as the fire climbs through the walls and void spaces. Larry Shapiro photo

Riverwoods house fire on Hiawatha 5-1-12 basement fire Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD

A firefighter goes to the roof through heavy smoke to vent the roof. Larry Shapiro photo

Riverwoods house fire on Hiawatha 5-1-12 basement fire Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD

After cutting ventilation holes in the roof, an officer is the last one to climb down the ladder. Larry Shapiro photo

As it appeared that the fire was spreading vertically throughout the house, companies vented the roof and second floor windows. The basement fire continued to burn freely and a request was made for high expansion foam. Round Lake Foam Unit 2229 responded to the scene. The fire continued to burn and the alarm was upgraded again to a 3rd Alarm. This brought engines from Lake Bluff, Glenview, plus a truck from Wilmette, an ambulance from Palatine, and a squad from Highland Park.

Riverwoods house fire on Hiawatha 5-1-12 basement fire Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD

After venting the second floor, smoke pushes out from all the windows. Larry Shapiro photo

Riverwoods house fire on Hiawatha 5-1-12 basement fire Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Oshkosh T-3000 ARFF

The Quad 2 Foam Unit was requested to the scene with high-expansion foam to smother the fire in the basement. Larry Shapiro photo

Riverwoods house fire on Hiawatha 5-1-12 basement fire Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD high expansion foam firefighting

Foam was applied from the front and the rear of the house to smother the basement fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Riverwoods house fire on Hiawatha 5-1-12 basement fire Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD high expansion foam firefighting

Foam suds spread throughout the basement and first floor. Larry Shapiro photo

The basement was partially filled with water and the remainder was filled with foam as the fire burned between the floor joists. The fire was struck-0ut around 8AM and companies began to pickup from the scene. The 3rd Alarm companies were not put to work.

Riverwoods house fire on Hiawatha 5-1-12 basement fire Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD

A window well and adjoining basement space are filled with water. Larry Shapiro photo

Riverwoods house fire on Hiawatha 5-1-12 basement fire Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD

The basement in the rear is filled with water and foam. Engineered floor joists are visible. Larry Shapiro photo

Lincolnshire Engine 52 was the still alarm engine and had two lines off. Engine 51 laid a supply line across nearby Riverwoods Road to supply Engine 52. Truck 53 had a hydrant in front of the house and had six lines working.

Riverwoods house fire on Hiawatha 5-1-12 basement fire Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD

The front foyer which collapsed shortly after firefighters withdrew is filled with foam from the basement. Larry Shapiro photo

Riverwoods house fire on Hiawatha 5-1-12 basement fire Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD

The front foyer is visible from the rear of the house as well. Larry Shapiro photo

Riverwoods house fire on Hiawatha 5-1-12 basement fire Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD

As the foam settles, the extent of the floor collapse in the front is clearly visible. The basement stairs are directly behind the front wall. Larry Shapiro photo

Riverwoods house fire on Hiawatha 5-1-12 basement fire Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD firefihter rehab

The rehab area was setup to accommodate the large number of firefighters that were on the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Wilmette Fire Department Tower Ladder 26

Wilmette Tower 26 was moved up to the third alarm from the fourth alarm as another truck was unavailable to respond on an earlier alarm. Larry Shapiro photo

Northbrook Fire Department Lieutenant Steve Johnson

Northbrook Fire Department Lieutenant Steve Johnson spent his last shift working the fire in Riverwoods. He retired today after 30 years in Northbrook. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery of images from the scene can be found on Larry Shapiro’s site HERE. A video of the fire will follow in a subsequent post.

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Riverwoods house fire 1-27-12

A Riverwoods resident called the fire department before 5AM on Friday to report a neighbor’s house on fire. The house near Robinwood and Duffy Lanes had heavy smoke coming from one of the garages. Lincolnshire-Riverwoods firefighters arrived to find a house nearing the final stages of construction at #2 Wildflower Lane. They had heavy smoke and fire inside one of two, two-car garages that had already partially destroyed the metal overhead door. The entire house was charged with smoke. The alarm was upgraded to a working fire which brought an engine from Deerfield and a tanker from Prospect Heights.

The fire was contained to the garage and the adjoining entryway in approximately 20 minutes.

Larry Shapiro and Tim Olk were at the scene and have images.

Riverwoods house fire 1-27-12 Wildflower Lane Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD

Lincolnshire Engine 52 was the first engine on the scene and had two lines off. Larry Shapiro photo

Riverwoods house fire 1-27-12 Wildflower Lane Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD

Firefighters from Prospect Heights put water on the smoldering ruins. Larry Shapiro photo

Riverwoods house fire 1-27-12 Wildflower Lane Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD

The drywall in the garage had been completed so there was extensive overhaul to perform. Larry Shapiro photo

Riverwoods house fire 1-27-12 Wildflower Lane Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD

Firefighters continue to wet down the garage interior. Larry Shapiro photo

Riverwoods house fire 1-27-12 Wildflower Lane Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD

The roof over the garage sustained heavy charring. Larry Shapiro photo

Riverwoods house fire 1-27-12 Wildflower Lane Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD

The garage interior after the overhaul phase. Larry Shapiro photo

Riverwoods house fire 1-27-12 Wildflower Lane Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD

Quite a bit of heat and smoke entered the house from the garage. Larry Shapiro photo

 

More images can be seen HERE.

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Divers search for dog in Buffalo Grove 1-26-12

A dog belonging to a Buffalo Grove resident went into a small lake off of Fremont Way in the Crossings subdivision on Saturday and perished. Buffalo Grove firefighters attempted to locate the dog but were unsuccessful. Buffalo Grove divers went back on Thursday with additional divers from Long Grove and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods plus the Lake County Sonar Team. After several hours of searching the area, they were unable to recover the dog and suspended the operation.

Larry Shapiro and Tim Olk went to photograph the recovery efforts and submitted several images.

Divers search for missing dog in Buffalo Grove 1-26-12

The information on the board outlines the specifics of the recovery operation. Larry Shapiro photo

Divers search for missing dog in Buffalo Grove 1-26-12

Firefighters carry a boat to the edge of the lake for the dive operation. Larry Shapiro photo

Divers search for missing dog in Buffalo Grove 1-26-12

A member of the Lake County Sonar Team drills through the ice to insert the sonar unit. Larry Shapiro photo

Divers search for missing dog in Buffalo Grove 1-26-12

An inflatable boat is pulled towards the dive area to be used as a work platform for tenders. Larry Shapiro photo

Divers search for missing dog in Buffalo Grove 1-26-12

Another view as the dive tenders make their way across the water. Tim Olk photo

Divers search for missing dog in Buffalo Grove 1-26-12

A diver receives assistance in preparing to go into the water. Larry Shapiro photo

Divers search for missing dog in Buffalo Grove 1-26-12

A diver is helped out onto the solid ice and walks towards the opening where he will enter the water. Larry Shapiro photo

Divers search for missing dog in Buffalo Grove 1-26-12

Members of the sonar team view an image of the lake and search for targets. Larry Shapiro photo

Divers search for missing dog in Buffalo Grove 1-26-12

The image from the sonar shows the diver and several items which could be the dog. Larry Shapiro photo

Divers search for missing dog in Buffalo Grove 1-26-12

After entering the icy water, a diver waits for the order to begin his search. Larry Shapiro photo

Divers search for missing dog in Buffalo Grove 1-26-12

Several members of the sonar team review the images from the sonar device looking for a target. Tim Olk photo

Divers search for missing dog in Buffalo Grove 1-26-12

As one diver is in the water, a second stands by on the ice and a third is ready to go from the shoreline in the event of an emergency. Tim Olk photo

Divers search for missing dog in Buffalo Grove 1-26-12

After spending the maximum time allowed under water, a diver is assisted out of the water by another diver in a cold weather suit. Larry Shapiro photo

Larry has additional images HERE and Tim has more images HERE.

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Four injured in Lincolnshire crash 1-13-12

four hurt in Lincolnshire crash 1-13-12

The SUV on the left was being driven erratically and driving at an excessive speed on the wrong side of Milwaukee when it collided with the other vehicles. Larry Shapiro photo

Four people were injured in a three-car collision Friday night in front of 21661 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Lincolnshire. Police reported seeing a car driving at a high rate of speed southbound on Milwaukee Avenue in the northbound lanes where he hit two cars. The collision required the passenger in one of the three cars to be extricated. Lincolnshire was on the scene with all on-duty companies including all three ambulances. Long Grove was requested as a fourth ambulance to the scene.

four hurt in Lincolnshire crash 1-13-12

A Jeep SUV and a sedan were traveling northbound on Milwaukee Avenue when they were struck by a Honda CRV driving on the wrong side of the street. Larry Shapiro photo

Larry Shapiro and Tim Olk went to the scene but both arrived after the injured had been transported to area hospitals. The Chicago Tribune reports that:

Four people were injured when a car speeding in the wrong lane passed a cop and ran into two vehicles Friday night in Lincolnshire, according to police.

Police received multiple 911 calls about 8:50 p.m. for a reckless driver.

Police say a Honda CRV hit street signs on Half Day Road in Lincolnshire before heading south on Milwaukee Avenue.

The CRV passed a Lincolnshire police officer near Aptakisic Road at a high rate of speed and collided with a Toyota and a Jeep, police said.

One person is in critical condition with life threatening injuries …

four hurt in Lincolnshire crash 1-13-12

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD personnel survey the crash site after the patients have been transported to area hospitals. Larry Shapiro photo

four hurt in Lincolnshire crash 1-13-12

The driver of this car was able to free himself but the front seat passenger who was listed in critical condition was trapped in the wreckage. Larry Shapiro photo

four hurt in Lincolnshire crash 1-13-12

The driver of this car was reported to have struck a street sign in Buffalo Grove prior to being spotted in the wrong lane on Milwaukee Avenue by a Lincolnshire police sergeant who witnessed the collision. Larry Shapiro photo

four hurt in Lincolnshire crash 1-13-12

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Squad 51 had a line off with multiple tools working to free the trapped occupant of one car. The light tower provided illumination for the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Additional images from the scene can be found HERE.

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Lincolnshire Riverwoods Fire District apparatus updates

The Lincolnshire Riverwoods FPD has several apparatus news items;

  • The new Pierce Arrow XT quint is now in-service at Station 53
  • Utility 51 has a new Ford F450 with a Knapheide body in-service at Station 51
  • A new Ford E450/Illinois Bus Sales unit which will serve the dive team and as a rehab unit.
  • Squad 51 has had the graphics finished with black stripes

Lincolnshire Riverwoods FPD new and old Trucks 53 at the headquarters Station 51. Larry Shapiro photo

Lincolnshire Riverwoods FPD Pierce Arrow XT quint

This new unit is now in service.

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Squad 51 Pierce Dash

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51 with new colors and completed graphics. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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