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5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18

Part 1 of what will be multiple posts of a fire that destroyed 3 of 4, 3-story apartment buildings initiating at 848 McIntosh Court in Prospect Heights.

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Here are just a couple photos of the Prospect Heights Apartment Fire at 848 Mcintosh Court (7/18/18). 

Rundown on the Companies:
Due: Prospect Heights Battalion 9, North Maine Battalion 1 (RIT), Mount Prospect Battalion 3, Prospect Heights Chief 900, Prospect Heights Chief 901, Northfield Chief 2900, Deerfield Bannockburn Chief 2000 (IMAT), Des Plaines Chief 6100, Long Grove Chief 5500, Winnekta Chief 2800, Wheeling Chief 2400, Glenview Chief 600, Glenview Chief 601, Arlington Heights Chief 101, North Maine Chief 100, Wilmette Chief 2600, Winnetka Chief 2801, Maywood Chief 500, Schiller Park Chief, Buffalo Grove Chief 401, Prospect Heights Investigator 914.
 
Prospect Heights Engine 9, Prospect Heights Engine 39, Wheeling Engine 42, Park Ridge Engine 35, Arlington Heights Engine 2, Countryside Engine 412, Wheeling Engine 23, Deerfield Bannockburn Engine 20, Glenview Engine 8, Palatine Rural Engine 36, Winnekta Engine 28, Hoffman Estates Engine 23, North Maine Engine 1 (RIT), Rosemont Engine 156, Lincolnwood Engine 15, Lake Zurich Engine 324, Glencoe Engine 30, Elk Grove Village Engine 9, Skokie Engine 16, Mundelein Engine 432, Waukegan Engine 1, Stone Park Engine 21.
 
Prospect Heights Tower 9, Niles Tower 2 (RIT), Des Plaines Tower 61, Glenview Truck 14, Buffalo Grove Quint 25, Skokie Tower 16, Palatine Quint 83, Schaumburg Truck 52, Arlington Heights Tower 1, Grayslake Ladder 272, Libertyville Tower 461, Maywood Truck 502.
 
Prospect Heights Tanker 9, Morton Grove Squad 4, Lincolnshire Riverwoods Squad 51, Schaumburg Squad 55, Evanston Squad 21, Broadview Squad 7.
 
Wheeling Ambulance 24, Mount Prospect Ambulance 14, Des Plaines Ambulance 62, Long Grove Ambulance 55, Northbrook Ambulance 10, Northbrook Ambulance 11, Glenview Ambulance 8, Arlington Heights Ambulance 2, Buffalo Grove Ambulance 26, Schaumburg Ambulance 54, Skokie Ambulance 16, Highland Park Ambulance 32, Elk Grove Village Ambulance 8, Wilmette Ambulance, Elk Grove Township Ambulance 11.
 
Long Grove Utility 55 with ATV, Northfield Utility 29 with light tower, Air 3.
 
COQ: Station 9: Rolling Meadows Ambulance 15, and Wilmette Engine 27

 
Tyler Tobolt 
fire trucks at fire scene

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Schaumburg FD Squad 55

Tyler Tobolt photo

Skokie FD Tower Ladder 16

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Worker dies in chemical tank in Wheeling – update 5

video from the confined space rescue in Wheeling on 11-30-12

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Worker dies in chemical tank in Wheeling – update 4

Final set of images from the confined space recovery in Wheeling on 11/29/12.

worker dies in chemical storage tank in Wheeling IL 11-29-12

The firefighter is out of the tank after having attached a harness to the victim. Larry Shapiro photo

worker dies in chemical storage tank in Wheeling IL 11-29-12

The firefighter that was inside the tank heads toward the decontamination unit as others in protective gear standby to help retrieve the victim. Larry Shapiro photo

worker dies in chemical storage tank in Wheeling IL 11-29-12

The firefighter begins the decontamination process. Larry Shapiro photo

worker dies in chemical storage tank in Wheeling IL 11-29-12

Using the ropes and pulleys, firefighters work to extract the victim from the bottom of the tank. Larry Shapiro photo

worker dies in chemical storage tank in Wheeling IL 11-29-12

Another view of the overall scene with technical rescue, support, and EMS personnel in place. Larry Shapiro photo

worker dies in chemical storage tank in Wheeling IL 11-29-12

The decon unit has separate areas to decontaminate the victim and the rescue personnel. Larry Shapiro photo

worker dies in chemical storage tank in Wheeling IL 11-29-12

Another firefighter begins the decontamination process. Larry Shapiro photo

worker dies in chemical storage tank in Wheeling IL 11-29-12

The firefighters begin their decontamination outside the unit before going through a series of showers inside the truck. Another team works to decontaminate the victim on the other side. Larry Shapiro photo

worker dies in chemical storage tank in Wheeling IL 11-29-12

All contaminated ropes and equipment are collected. Larry Shapiro photo

worker dies in chemical storage tank in Wheeling IL 11-29-12

After completing the decontamination showers, a firefighter dons a generic smock before going to the hospital for a quick examination. Larry Shapiro photo

worker dies in chemical storage tank in Wheeling IL 11-29-12

The external decontamination area alongside Decon 1. Larry Shapiro photo

worker dies in chemical storage tank in Wheeling IL 11-29-12

Additional ambulances from Elk Grove Township and Skokie were special called to the scene to standby for medical emergencies. Ambulances from Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, Northbrook, and Highland Park were used for firefighters, the victim, and another worker from the cleaning company. Larry Shapiro photo

Des Plaines Fire Department Technical Rescue Squad

Des Plaines Fire Department Technical Rescue Squad. Larry Shapiro photo

Other posts from this incident are HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Tim Olk has a gallery of images HERE.

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Worker dies in chemical tank in Wheeling – update 3

More images still depicting the confined space recovery of a worker Thursday in Wheeling.

Worker dies in chemical tank in Wheeling

Tech team members make preparations for the recovery. Tim Olk photo

Worker dies in chemical tank in Wheeling

An overview of the tanks and the recovery operation. Tim Olk photo

Worker dies in chemical tank in Wheeling - update 2

Several technical rescue team members confer on top of the storage tank. Larry Shapiro photo

Worker dies in chemical tank in Wheeling - update 2

The rigging is setup from the tower ladder. Larry Shapiro photo

Worker dies in chemical tank in Wheeling

Firefighters go over their action plan and check their equipment. Larry Shapiro photo

Worker dies in chemical tank in Wheeling

A firefighter is readied for entry into the tank. Larry Shapiro photo

Worker dies in chemical tank in Wheeling

A firefighter is lowered into the storage tank. Larry Shapiro photo

Worker dies in chemical tank in Wheeling

The firefighter is now inside the storage tank. Larry Shapiro photo

Worker dies in chemical tank in Wheeling

Several firefighters stand by as one team member attaches a harness on the victim so he can be removed from the noxious tank. Larry Shapiro photo

Worker dies in chemical tank in Wheeling

An overview of the scene and fire apparatus in the company parking lot. Larry Shapiro photo

Worker dies in chemical tank in Wheeling

The scene has been setup for the victim to be removed to the decon area and then into the awaiting ambulance. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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Worker dies in chemical tank in Wheeling – update 2

More images from the confined space rescue in Wheeling 11-29-12. Previous posts are HERE and HERE.

 

confined space recovery of worker from chemical storage tank in Wheeling IL 11-29-12

Decon 1 arrives at the scene and is backed into position . Larry Shapiro photo

confined space recovery of worker from chemical storage tank in Wheeling IL 11-29-12

Decon 1 from Arlington Heights. Tim Olk photo

confined space recovery of worker from chemical storage tank in Wheeling IL 11-29-12

Firefighters setup the decon area. Larry Shapiro photo

confined space recovery of worker from chemical storage tank in Wheeling IL 11-29-12

Additional members of the technical rescue team arrive. Tim Olk photo

confined space recovery of worker from chemical storage tank in Wheeling IL 11-29-12

Schaumburg Squad 55 and 55A arrive at the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

confined space recovery of worker from chemical storage tank in Wheeling IL 11-29-12

The contractor’s truck. Larry Shapiro photo

confined space recovery of worker from chemical storage tank in Wheeling IL 11-29-12

A firefighter examines the what might be used as the anchor point for the recovery ropes. Larry Shapiro photo

confined space recovery of worker from chemical storage tank in Wheeling IL 11-29-12

Members of the technical rescue team suit up for the recovery. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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