Posts Tagged Northfield Fire Department

Northfield T29 sold to department in NY

This from John Rikje:

Truck 29 leaving Northfield for New York 

 

Northfield Fire Department

John Rikje photo

Northfield Fire Department

John Rikje photo

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Area apparatus purchases

This from Josh Boyajian:

River Forest 

  • a Smeal 105′ heavy-duty quint has been purchased and waiting to be placed into service. It will be on display at FRI Friday and Saturday

Leyden FPD 

  • a  2013 Ford F-350 Wheeled Coach ambulance has been completed and will be on display at FRI this weekend

Bensenville FPD

  • a  2013 Ford F-450 Wheeled Coach ambulance has been purchased and will be delivered by the end of the month

Cicero

  • a Pierce Dash CF pumper is being built and will be delivered in February

Bolingbrook

Has approved the purchase of two new units:

  • a Pierce Dash CF ladder truck
  • Pierce Impel engine

Chicago Ridge

  • a 2014 Road Rescue medium-duty ambulance on a TerraStar chassis
Wilmette
  • a 2013 E-One E-Max pumper will be delivered in the next few months
  • a 2013 Ford F-450 squad is being built at Warner Bodies and will be delivered in the next few months
Northfield
  • a 2013 E-One engine is being built on a Cyclone chassis which should be done by end of year
Broadview
  • 2013 E-One pumper has been ordered. Unknown on the specs
Westchester
  • 2013 E-One 21? custom, walk-around rescue on a Typhoon chassis is being built and will be delivered by end of year.
Palos Heights FPD
  •  2013 E-One pumper has been ordered, unknown specs at this time.
Gurnee
  • 2013 Ford F-450 Road Rescue Ultramedic Type I is being built and should be completed by the end of the year
Joliet
  • Their two new engines are completed and ready to be delivered if they weren’t already
Chicago
  • Fire Service Inc. is pleased to announce a multi-year contract with the City of Chicago for airport pumpers. The initial order is for three units. The new units will be E-One Cyclone custom chassis with 2000 GPM Hale pump, Fecon foam system, 1000 gallon water tank and 250 gallon foam tanks with Salisbury Stainless Steel bodies. We look forward to bringing back the E-One product family to the third largest city in the United States.
new E-ONE fire engines for O'Hare Airport
thanks Danny

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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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Northfield EMS Box Alarm 4-21-13 – fiery crash on the Edens

Just after 9PM on Sunday evening, the Northfield Fire Department was initially dispatched for a small brush fire along the Edens Expressway (I94) near Willow Road. Other calls came in reporting a truck fire and additional units went en-route. As companies neared the expressway, they saw a huge fire along the center median of the northbound lanes about a 1/2 north of Willow Road. They encountered a fully-involved tractor-trailer combination on top of a car.

An EMS Box Alarm was requested immediately bringing ambulances from Winnetka, Wilmette, Northbrook, and Glencoe in addition to the Northfield ambulance that was on the scene performing triage. A Morton Grove squad, Wilmette tower ladder and engine, and Glenview truck responded supplementing the Northfield squad and engine. The intensity of the fire prompted a call for Crash Truck 23 and Crash Truck 39, two ARFF units from Wheeling and Prospect Heights.

The occupants of the car were already out when companies arrived thanks to the assistance of other motorists. Three people including the two occupants of the car that was underneath the trailer were transported to the hospital.

This video was posted as seen from along the frontage road.

Prospect Heights Crash Truck 39 reported that they had exhausted their entire volume of on-board extinguishing agent when they left the scene.

Images from Larry Shapiro

fiery crash on Edens Expressway

Wheeling Crash Truck 23 was special called to the crash site. Larry Shapiro photo

fiery crash on Edens Expressway

A passenger car is wedged between the center divider wall and the rear of the truck’s trailer. Larry Shapiro photo

Northfield Fire Rescue Department

Northfield Squad 29 and Wilmette Tower 26 on the highway after the fire is out. Larry Shapiro photo

IDOT heavy-duty wrecker

One of the IDOT heavy wreckers was at the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

fiery crash on Edens Expressway

The rear section of the trailer after being dragged to the outside shoulder of the highway. Larry Shapiro photo

fiery crash on Edens Expressway

The rear of the trailer shown resting on top of the car. Larry Shapiro photo

fiery crash on Edens Expressway

The car is wedged underneath the rear of the truck’s trailer. Larry Shapiro photo

fiery crash on Edens Expressway

The wreckage of the trailer exposing part of the cargo. Larry Shapiro photo

fiery crash on Edens Expressway

Charred remains of the truck’s tractor. Larry Shapiro photo

fiery crash on Edens Expressway

One of several IDOT Minute Man units at the crash site. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery with more images can be viewed HERE.

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New apparatus for Glenview

As posted previously HERE and HERE, the Glenview Fire Department took delivery of a new quint for Truck 14. The web site has been updated to show the new truck, though it’s not expected to be in service until June. Here are some additional images of the new Truck 14 and a comparison shot of the previous Truck 14, which will become Truck 14R/Truck 29.

Pierce Arrow XT truck for Glenview FD

Glenview Truck 14 will be assigned this 2013 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/450/10/40 105′ rear mount quint. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenview FD Truck 14

2003 Pierce Dash 1500/450/30/30 105′ quint. Larry Shapiro photo

 

The Village of Northfield reportedly contributed $100,000 towards the purchase of this new unit. In return for that investment, Truck 14R will be housed at Northfield Station 29. It will run as Truck 29 for responses where Northfield is due out of town with a truck. Glenview will respond into Northfield for alarms and fires. When Glenview Truck 14 is out of service for any reason, the older unit will return to Glenview as Truck 14.

There are a few differences between the new unit and it’s predecessor. They include:

  • a slightly longer wheelbase due to an elongated pump panel which now incorporates the Smart Power 10-KW generator and a XRT power system for the Hurst tools
Pierce Arrow XT truck for Glenview FD

The new truck is slightly longer than the previous unit. Larry Shapiro photo

  • an extended front bumper with a Hurst high pressure cutter and spreader with 100′ reels
bumper mounted hydraulic rescue tools on fire truck

The extended front bumper houses the Hurst high-pressure cutter and spreader. Larry Shapiro photo

  • all LED lighting
  • small tool compartment behind the cab
  • Northfield’s name on the sign board
fire departments share ladder truck

The sign board on the new truck has decals for both GLenview and Northfield. Larry Shapiro photo

  • Arrow XT instead of Dash cab and chassis
  • short barrier clearance doors
Pierce Arrow XT truck for Glenview FD

Arrow XT cab. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenview also recently put a new ambulance in service at Station 6. Having purchased one of the last Medtec units prior to the shutdown, they have a 2013 Type I Medtec on an IHC 4300 chassis similar to the rest of their ambulances. The new unit has LED lighting and a slightly different paint scheme on the box that features black near the roof. This replaces the 2007 IHC/Medtec from Station 6 which has become the spare ambulance. The previous spare, a 2001 Freightliner FL60/Road Rescue has been disposed of.

Glenview FIre Department ambulance 6

Glenview Ambulance 6 received this 2013 IHC 4300/Medtec with a black border on the box which required a change in the lettering. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenview FD Ambulance 6

Rear view of the new Ambulance 6 in Glenview showing the chevron striping. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenview FD ambulance

The unit previously assigned to Ambulance 6 is now the spare. This shows the design of the other ambulances in Glenview with an all-red body. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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New area apparatus on order

This from Ron Wolkoff:

This info comes from Robby Baran

Wilmette has ordered an E-One engine and a sqd (to chase the Amb out of sta-26) unknown make but sold by Fire Service Inc.

Northfield has also ordered an E-one Engine/Squad.

Lake Zurich Eng 3215 a Pierce Contender 1000 gal tank unknown pump and has been delivered unknown what station it will be going to it is painted white over red which is new for them.

Ron

This from Josh Boyajian:

Joliet – Two E-One Custom Pumpers on Cyclone Chassis.

Wilmette – E-One EMax Custom Engine

Wilmette – E-One FSI F-550 Rescue Squad

Bought through fire service inc.

Also, West Dundee has ordered a Type I ambulance from Wheeled Coach.

thanks also to Adam

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Northfield MVA 12-26-12

Tim Olk submitted images from a motor vehicle accident today at the intersection of Willow and Waukegan Roads. Units responded from Northfield, Northbrook, and Glenview.

firefighters helping crash victim

Northfield firefighters attend to the driver. Tim Olk photo

firefighters helping crash victim

Northfield firefighters remove the car’s driver. Tim Olk photo

firefighters helping crash victim

Glenview and Northbrook firefighters remove the passenger from the car. TIm Olk photo

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Northbrook house fire 9-23-11

Friday morning around 7:30AM, the Northbrook Fire Department received calls reporting heavy smoke coming from a vacant house at 1017 Shermer Road. First arriving companies found smoke throughout the ranch house coming from a basement fire. The alarm was elevated to a Code 4 for the working fire, and brought mutual aid from Glencoe and Northfield to assist.

After the fire was extinguished, an investigator’s box alarm was requested bringing fire investigators from neighboring Division 3 departments to assist Northbrook in determining a cause.

Tim Olk arrived with the first companies and submitted a few images of the scene.

Northbrook house fire at 1017 Shermer Road 9-23-11

Northbrook firefighters arrive to find a fire at 1017 Shermer Road Friday morning. After the window was vented, companies advance a line through the front door before realizing that the fire is in the beasement. Tim Olk photo

Northbrook house fire at 1017 Shermer Road 9-23-11

Firefighters work through heavy smoke to vent the roof as another works to remove the front door. Tim Olk photo

Northbrook house fire at 1017 Shermer Road 9-23-11

As the truck company prepares to exit the roof, a line is placed through the basement window to attack the fire. Tim Olk photo

 

Tim has a gallery with more images HERE.

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Northfield basement fire 9-19-11

The Northfield Fire Department responded to a basement fire Monday evening in the 2300 block of Burr Oak. The Chicago Tribune reports that two children and two babysitters fled the house before calling 911. The fire department found two cats in the home and administered aid to both.

Tim Olk submitted a few images of the scene.

Northfield house fire 2300 block of Burr Oak 9-19-11

Firefighters assemble outside the home in the 2300 block of Burr Oak after extinguishing a fire that originated in the basement. Tim Olk photo

Northfield house fire 2300 block of Burr Oak 9-19-11

Paramedics administer aid to the two family cats that were pulled out of the house by firefighters. Tim Olk photo

 

Northfield house fire 2300 block of Burr Oak 9-19-11

Winnetka's fire chief looks on as the paramedics tend to one of the cats that took in smoke. Tim Olk photo

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Northfield house fire 8-28-11

updated 10AM

Late Sunday night, residents called the fire department in Northfield reporting smoke in the area of the 300 block of Eaton Street. When the fire department arrived in the area, they had smoke from an undetermined source throughout the block. Firefighters were walking the block when the engineer took the rig to the next block over and found heavy smoke pushing out of a one-story, brick, ranch house at 344 Wagner Road.

Northfield Fire Department house fire 8-28-11 Wagner Road

Winnetka firefighters ventilate the roof as firefighters from Glencoe enter the house on Wagner Road with a second line. Tim Olk photo

Northfield Fire Department house fire 8-28-11 Wagner Road

Smoke dissipates as interior companies hit the fire and ventilation is complete. Tim Olk photo

Northfield Fire Department house fire 8-28-11 Wagner Road

As Glencoe firefighters enter the house, Northfield firefighters search the garage where they found the lights on a vehicle were illuminated. Tim Olk photo

The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire and Northfield companies went to work. Mutual aid responded from Winnetka, Northbrook, Glenview, Glencoe, and Wilmette. The fire was extinguished quickly. The occupants of the house were not home at the time, but the family dog perished during the fire.

Northfield house fire on Wagner Road 8-28-11

Northfield Squad 29 was the first unit on the scene. Firefighters can be seen on the roof after completing vertical ventilation. Larry Shapiro photo

Northfield Squad 29 was the first unit on the scene. Firefighters can be seen on the roof after completing vertical ventilation. Larry Shapiro photo

Squad 29 had a primary and backup line going into the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Northfield house fire on Wagner Road 8-28-11

Glencoe Squad 30 provided supplemental lighting in front of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Northfield house fire on Wagner Road 8-28-11 Glencoe firefighter

A Glencoe firefighter prepares to remove his personal protective equipment (PPE) after exiting the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Northfield house fire on Wagner Road 8-28-11

Almost no damage was visible from the street. Firefighters cut a hole in the roof and broke several windows to ventilate the house while fighting the fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Northfield house fire on Wagner Road 8-28-11 Glenview Fire Department Engine 13

Glenview Engine 13 was one of the Code 4 companies. Larry Shapiro photo

Northfield house fire on Wagner Road 8-28-11 Northfield Engine 29

After additional staffing was available, firefighters brought Engine 29 to the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Larry Shapiro and Tim Olk were at the scene.

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