Posts Tagged Northfield Fire Rescue

House fire in Winnetka, 7-2-17

Winnetka firefighters were called to 935 Forest Glen early Sunday morning (7/2/17). It appears that there were floors being refinished and a fire was smoldering for several hours prior to being discovered. The fire burned through the floor and compromised the staircase tot he second floor. A Code 4 for the working fire was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm.

Units at the scene were Winnetka E28, T28, BN 28, 2801; Wilmette A 27, T27, BN26; Glencoe E30, 3002; Northfield S29, 2900; Highland Park E32; Glenview T14, BN6; Morton Grove S4; Evanston E23; Skokie T18; Lincolnwood E15; Northbrook 1100; and Deerfield E20.

935 Forest Glen Lane

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Winnetka FD Engine 28

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Winnetka FD Engine 28

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Firefighters on ladder at second floor window

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Firefighters after battling a house fire

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Winnetka FD Truck 28

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Winnetka FD Truck 28

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Northfield FD Squad 29

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Wilmette FD Truck 27

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Glenview FD T14

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Glencoe FD Engine 30

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Lincolnwood FD Engine 15

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aerial ladder and ground ladders at house fire

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Smeal Sirius fire engine on a hydrant

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Winnetka FD Truck 28

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Northfield Fire Rescue news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

A former part-time firefighter who authorities say placed a video recorder in a shower at the Northfield fire station pleaded guilty to the charges, court records show.

Edward T. Panicko, 59, of Arlington Heights, was sentenced on Wednesday to one year conditional discharge and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service in exchange for pleading guilty to unlawful video recording.

He was also ordered to pay $484 in fines.

Panicko resigned from the Northfield Fire Department in July 2016 after a fellow firefighter made misconduct allegations against him.

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New ambulance for Northfield

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

Brand new custom Horton conversion on a Ford F450 chassis

Northfield FD Ambulance 29

New Horton Type I for Northfield Ambulance 29. Foster Coach Sales photo

Northfield FD Ambulance 29

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Vintage area photos from E-ONE

As seen on the E-ONE Facebook page:

#ThrowBackThursday is an #aerial#platform from Roselle, IL from the E-ONE calendar back in 2001.

Roselle Fire Department apparatus

Roselle Fire Department featured on the 2001 E-ONE calendar. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Today’s #ThrowbackThursday takes us to #1998 with this custom pumper built for #Northfield Fire Rescue of Northfield, #Illinois

Northfield Fire Rescue Department fire engine

Northfield Fire Department featured on the 1998 E-ONE calendar. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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Northfield Fire Rescue news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

A part-time firefighter in Northfield has been charged with installing a video recording device in a shower at the fire station, officials said Tuesday.

Edward T. Panicko Jr., 59, of Arlington Heights, is charged with misdemeanor unauthorized video recording and obstruction of a police officer. They said Panicko unlawfully placed the video recording device in the shower to record another fire department employee showering without the victim’s consent. Authorities said the obstruction charge stems from an allegation that Panicko falsely told police during the investigation that he had destroyed the recording device.

Panicko resigned from the fire department earlier this month after allegations of misconduct were made by another firefighter,  and he turned himself in to authorities on Monday.

Panicko had been a part-time firefighter in Northfield for nine years and is also a retired Glenview firefighter.

 

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Northfield Fire Department update

This from Larry Shapiro:

I stopped by the Northfield fire station and saw that they’ve changed Engine 29 to match the new Squad 29, with a black roof and new graphics. I’ve included photos of the previous graphics and the original delivery graphics.

Northfield Fire Rescue Engine 29

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Northfield Fire Rescue Engine 29

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Northfield Fire Rescue Engine 29

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Northfield Fire Rescue Engine 29

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House fire in Northfield, 3-26-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

Northfield firefighters were called to 2050 Norfolk Road this afternoon (3/26/16) for a reported brush fire that was encroaching on a house. First arriving companies found smoke from the attic and requested a full Code 3 response before upgrading to a working fire Code 4 with visible fire in the attic. Automatic and mutual aid units included engines from Northbrook, Winnetka, and Glencoe, trucks from Glenview, Wilmete, and Northbrook, plus Highland Park Squad 33. The rear of the house was damaged along with the attic above the garage. The fire was out within 20 minutes of the initial call for service.

house fire aftermath with holes in the roof

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E-ONE e-MAX fire engine at fire scene

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North brook fire truck staged at fire scene

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E-ONE e-MAX fire engine at fire scene

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firefighters overhaul fire scene

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Glenview firefighter at fire scene

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firefighters overhaul fire scene

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Highland Park FD Spartan ERV fire engine

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aerial fire trucks at fire scene

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Smoke investigation in vacant Winnetka store, 2-6-16

The Winnetka Fire Department was called for a report of smoke from a vacant building at 1075 Gage Street in Hubbard Woods on Saturday afternoon (2/6/16). Upon arrival, a light haze was visible in the corner unit of a block-long building with apartments over stores. This is one of the oldest sections of town and which has been know for several substantial fires in years past, so the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for a working fire. After a thorough search, the origin went undetected and companies were returned.

On a historical note, this vacant storefront was formerly a drug store and was used for a scene in the original Home Alone movie.

Northfield Fire Rescue E-ONE e-MAX fire engine

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Highland Park FD Spartan fire engine 32

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Glencoe FD E-ONE Typhoon fire engine

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Winnetka FD Truck 28 Smeal

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From Tyler Tobolt:

Here are a few photos of the new Glencoe Engine. Co 30 at the Winnetka code 4 assignment structure fire (2/6/16) at Green Bay and Gage St.
Thanks Tyler Tobolt.
Glencoe FD Engine 30

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Glencoe FD Engine 30

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Glencoe FD Engine 30

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This from Niko Stefani:

The Winnetka-Kenilworth Fire Department received a call for smoke coming from the vacant building at 1075 Gage, right on the corner of Greenbay Rd and Gage St. The alarm was at the Code 3 level until Battalion 28 arrived with a light haze of smoke. Moments later the Alarm was upgraded to a Code 4. No active fire was visible from the exterior. Companies at the scene were

Winetka: Engine Co. 28, Truck Co. 28. Battalion 28, 2801
Wilmette: Tower Co. 26, Battalion 26
Glencoe: Engine Co. 30
Northfield: Squad Co. 29, 2901
Glenview: Truck Co. 14
Highland Park: Engine Co. 32, Ambulance 32
Wilmette FD Truck 26

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Winnetka FD Battalion 28

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Winnetka FD Engine 28

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Glencoe FD Engine 30

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Highland Park FD Engine 32

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Glencoe FD Engine 30

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Northfield firefighters

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Highland Park firefighters

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Code 4 fire in Glencoe, 4-30-15 (more)

Video by Larry Shapiro from the fire in Glencoe (4/30/15)

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Code 4 fire in Glencoe, 4-30-15

Glencoe was called to the construction site at 328 Tudor Court for a fire on the roof. Several pallets of styrofoam were burning which produced an impressive header with a good amount of smoke. Northfield and Winnetka had ladders to the roof with hand lines. Glencoe and Northfield were on hydrants. Wilmette dropped hose and made a hydrant but did not end up supplying water.

Highwood and Highland Park were also at the scene. One construction worker was transported by Glenview Ambulance 6 to Highland Park Hospital.

Pierce Saber fire engine at fire scene

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heavy smoke from roof at construction site

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Smeal quint at fire scene

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E-ONE e-MAX fire engine at fire scene

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fireman pulls hose at fire scene

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fireman on aerial ladder with dark smoke

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fire truck seen through smoke

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Pierce Impel fire engine hooked to hydrant

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aerial fire truck deployed on jacks

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fireman climbing aerial ladder

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firemen after battling a fire

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