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5-Alarm house fire in Kildeer, 7-30-22 (more)

Second installment video by Larry Shapiro of the 5-Alarm fire in Kildeer, 7-30-22 highlighting the extensive water supply operation and tanker shuttle

 

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5-Alarm house fire in Kildeer, 7-30-22 (more)

Video by Larry Shapiro of 5-Alarm fire in Kildeer, 7-30-22

 

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5-Alarm house fire in Kildeer, 7-30-22

The Long Grove FPD and surrounding fire departments were dispatched just after 2AM this morning for a house fire at 21605 N Tiffany Court in Kildeer. Heavy black smoke was seen pumping out of a large, two-story home and the alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm which was followed immediately by a 2nd Alarm. Within minutes the house was fully engulfed by fire with flames reaching over 60 feet into the air. 

The house was located in a remote subdivision with no hydrants. The alarm was elevated to a 3rd alarm plus an additional 5th alarm for tenders which came from Cook, Lake, McHenry, and Kenosha counties.

Water supply operations included four porta-tanks and dozens of tenders shuttling water from two fill sites. Engines from Lake Zurich and Lake Bluff were drafting and suppling a quint from Buffalo Grove, a quint from Barrington, and lines from Long Grove Squad 55.

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House fire in Glenview, 7-27-22

Glenview firefighters were dispatched to 1701 Annapolis Drive in The Glen on Wednesday afternoon (7/27/22) at 3:30PM for a reported house fire. Companies arrived and had flames through the roof of a two-story, single-family house. A primary search of the premises was negative and a defensive attack was initiated that included several handlines in addition to elevated master streams from Glenview Truck 14 and Northbrook Tower 12 in the alley.

Heavy storms passed through the area roughly an hour before this fire was seen and there is the possibility of a lighting strike as the cause. The house had a cedar shake roof.

Companies assisting Glenview at the scene included Northbrook Tower 12, Winnetka Engine 28, Morton Grove Squad 4, Northfield Ambulance 29, and chief officers from the North Maine FPD and Morton Grove. 

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2-Alarm townhouse fire in Buffalo Grove, 7-3-22 (more)

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2-Alarm townhouse fire in Buffalo Grove, 7-3-22 (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Shortly before noon today, Buffalo Grove companies were dispatched for a report of smoke coming from a basement window at 941 Pine Tree Circle South. Buffalo Grove Engine 26, freeing up from an EMS run reported a large header less than a minute later and upgraded the alarm to a Code 4 for the working fire.

Companies arrived with flames through the roof, emanating from a second floor unit in the center of the six-unit townhouse. Engine 26 encountered extreme heat on the second floor landing after forcing entry into the unit. An interior attack was in progress when a partial collapse was reported and companies retreated and began a defensive, exterior attack from the front and rear. Heavy fire was pushing out of the rear of the unit that was along a small lake. The master stream from Tower 25 was put into operation for a period of time before companies went interior again.

The alarm was upgraded to a Box Alarm for additional manpower and then a 2nd Alarm due to the hot day and extensive work required to extinguish the remaining hot spots. Many of the 2nd alarm companies were returned in short order.

There was some extension to the 2nd floor unit to the west and water damage to the unit directly below the fire unit. A firewall assisted firefighter’s efforts to keep the fire from moving into units on the east.

Companies at the scene from the Code 4 included most Buffalo Grove companies, engines from Wheeling, Prospect Heights, and Arlington Heights, a squad from Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, a tower ladder from Elk Grove Village, ambulances from Long Grove and Arlington Heights, and Buffalo Grove MobileComm.

The Box Alarm brought a quint from Mundelein, engines from Highland Park, Deerfield-Bannockburn, and Grayslake. The the second alarm brought two aerials, two squads, and two more engines.

 

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New home for former Bensenville tanker

From Danny Nelms:

Former Bensenville tanker now in Melvin, IA

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Itasca Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

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Schaumburg Fire Department Battalion Chief John Schneidwind is retiring this week after 34 years to become chief of the Itasca Fire Protection District.

For the past 20 years, Schneidwind has been called upon to share memories of his five fateful days in New York City as one of three members of the Schaumburg Fire Department who traveled to the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack and how his perspective on them has changed over time.

In September 2001, he had two young children at home. Today, he is a grandfather.

Volunteering for the trip started with him being asked to work his supervisor’s shifts in Schaumburg so that the supervisor could go to New York. Schneidwind instead asked whether there was room for him to go along as well. A large part of his motivation to join firefighters from across the nation at ground zero was the notion that they were taking part in a rescue mission, not just a recovery.

During one all-too-brief moment, he felt that wish might be fulfilled. He came upon a huge celebration and cheers after four firefighters were pulled alive from the rubble. But he later learned they had become trapped only earlier that day and were not part of the original collapse.

By the end of the trip, he was drained both emotionally and physically, but also deeply proud of his profession.

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As seen at the FDIC 2022 (more)

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electric fire trucks at FDIC 2022

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As seen at the FDIC 2022

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From Danny Nelms:

Local apparatus at the FDIC 2022 from Jeff’s Photography LLC on FB 
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