Posts Tagged shapirophotography.net

Crete Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Crete Fire Dept.’s E708, a 1982 Hendrickson/FMC 1500/750.
Mike Summa
Crete Fire department history

Mike Summa photo

and one more shot from the archives of Larry Shapiro

1982 Hendrickson/FMC fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Working fire in Northbrook, 5-6-20

Northbrook firefighters were sent to 4040 Timberlane Drive in a section of unincorporated Cook County this afternoon (5/6/20) for reports of smoke from a house. An officer from the Cook County Sheriff’s Department arrived first and advised there were flames from the roof. This address is in the far southwest corner of Northbrook’s district close to the borders of Glenview, Wheeling, and Prospect Heights and the only hydrant for this several block long street is at the entrance at Sanders Road. This prompted a response from Prospect Heights FPD Tanker 9.

Firefighter with medical mask at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

Northbrook Engine 10 was the first fire suppression company and laid 5″ hose from the hydrant to the house. Companies had an advanced attic fire and heavy smoke on arrival and the alarm was upgraded to a working fire bringing companies from Glenview and Wheeling in addition to all of the Northbrook units and Prospect Heights Tanker 9. 

heavy smoke billows from house fire

Larry Shapiro photo

heavy smoke billows from house fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters enter house with hose line

Larry Shapiro photo

The fire was attacked with tank water until the water supply was established. It appeared that three lines were used to extinguish the fire. Northbrook Tower 12 ventilated the roof from their platform. Nobody was home at the time of the fire.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Wheeling Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

new fire chief in Wheeling Illinois

Wheeling Fire Department Fire Chief Mike McGreal. Larry Shapiro photo

Mike McGreal was sworn in Monday as Wheeling’s new fire chief, minus the public ceremony that typically occurs for such milestones in a village hall packed with supportive friends, family, and colleagues. Due to the need for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, McGreal was sworn in by Wheeling’s clerk near the flagpole outside village hall. McGreal, 57, replaces Keith MacIsaac, who retired last week after 30 years as Wheeling’s fire chief.

McGreal previously was with the Wilmette Fire Department, retiring as chief there in 2017 before joining Wheeling later that year. He was Wheeling’s deputy fire chief before his elevation to the top post Monday. He came to Wheeling in 2017 to assist MacIsaac in a succession plan.

McGreal’s credentials include certification as a chief fire officer by the National Fire Academy, the Illinois state fire marshal, and the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

Mike spent 29 years with Wilmette, working his way up to deputy fire chief and then chief for 3┬Ż years before deciding the time was right to retire and hand the department to new leadership. A second-generation firefighter, McGreal’s father served with the Chicago Fire Department for 36 years. 

McGreal is an avid sailor who has made four solo crossings of Lake Michigan. 

Wheeling has had only three fire chiefs since 1969. That’s when Bernie Koeppen became the village’s first full-time fire chief, followed by MacIsaac 30 years ago, and now McGreal.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Wheeling Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Wheeling Fire Chief Keith MacIsaac

Wheeling Fire Chief Keith MacIsaac. Larry Shapiro photo

Wheeling Fire Chief Keith MacIsaac will end his 30-year tenure leading the department and head into retirement Friday. Deputy Fire Chief Mike McGreal is scheduled to be sworn in as MacIsaac’s replacement Monday. McGreal previously spent 29 years with the Wilmette Fire Department, retiring as chief there in 2017 before joining Wheeling later that year.

Officials thanked MacIsaac for his many contributions, in particular his leadership in fire prevention. He’s credited with Wheeling becoming one of the first towns in Illinois to require the installation of fire sprinklers in all new homes.

Wheeling FD Fire Chief Keith MacIsaac

Wheeling Fire Chief Keith MacIsaac. Larry Shapiro photo

MacIsaac worked for fire departments in Lake Zurich, Mount Prospect, and Buffalo Grove before joining Wheeling. He also spent time as a safety specialist and fire chief/fire protection engineer for Monsanto Co. in Missouri and Louisiana.

In 2011, MacIsaac’s insistence on fire safety drew complaints from the Wheeling High School student council. Village board members supported MacIsaac at a meeting when students complained about how he ordered the removal of gossamer paper homecoming decorations after spotting them on a ceiling too close to hot lights while he attended a coronation assembly. Although the students claimed the decorations were fire retardant, MacIsaac lit a bit of the paper on fire to show the danger before administrators removed them from the ceiling.

Tags: , , , , ,

Small plane slides off the runway at Chicago Executive Airport 4-2-20

Wheeling and Prospect Heights firefighters and police were dispatched for a reported plane crash just before 7PM Thursday evening (4/2/20) at the Chicago Executive Airport. Units were advised by the tower that a small plane with one soul on board had landed but was resting in roughly two feet of water in a drainage ditch alongside the runway. Wheeling Battalion 24 found the pilot in good condition inside the plane and no hazards. Only units from the still district were held at the scene and all others were held up. The pilot self extricated from the plane and signs a medical release form at the scene. One fire company remained on the scene as a wrecker arrived to remove the plane, a Cessna Skyhawk, from the ditch.

Cessna Skyhawk in ditch alongside runway

Larry Shapiro photo

Cessna Skyhawk in ditch alongside runway

Larry Shapiro photo

Freightliner ambulance

Larry Shapiro photo

Wheeling police units on the runway at Chicago Executive Airport

Larry Shapiro photo

Rosenbauer America IHC/Timberwolf on airport runway

Larry Shapiro photo

Rosenbauer America IHC/Timberwolf in Wheeling

Larry Shapiro photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

As seen around … Franklin Park Station 2

This from Larry Shapiro:

From a recent visit to Franklin Park FD Station 2.

Ford E450/Medix Type III ambulance

Larry Shapiro photo

Chevy Tahoe fire car

Larry Shapiro photo

Spartan Metro Star Marion fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

E-ONE Cyclone HP100 quint

Larry Shapiro photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

As seen around … Mundelein

This from Larry Shapiro:

A couple shots of an engine and ambulance that were parked this week at Mundelein Station 1 and a brief video of units responding for an EMS run.

Ford F550/Horton Type I ambulance

Larry Shapiro photo

2017 Pierce Enforcer fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Multi-vehicle crash in Buffalo Grove 2-19-20

Buffalo Grove police officers and firefighters were sent to Dundee Road and Golfview Terrace Wednesday evening (2/19/20) during rush hour for a multi-vehicle crash with extrication. Units arrived to find three cars with moderate to heavy damage but no entrapment. Paramedics from Buffalo Grove and Arlington Heights evaluated the drivers of ll three cars but no transports were made.

Ferrara Inferno fire truck

Larry Shapiro photo

heavy damage to car after a crash

Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Firefighters at crash scene

Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Firefighters at crash scene

Larry Shapiro photo

heavy damage to car after a crash

Larry Shapiro photo

Ford Explorer Police Interceptor

Larry Shapiro photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

House fire in Wheeling, 2-3-20 (more)

video from the House fire in Wheeling, 2-3-20

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

House fire in Wheeling, 2-3-20 (more)

a few more images of the House fire in Wheeling, 2-3-20

aftermath of house fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Ferrara Inferno tower ladder

Larry Shapiro photo

aftermath of house fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighter washes down hot spots

Larry Shapiro photo

dramatic photo of Firefighter in full PPE

Larry Shapiro photo

Prospect Heights FPD Firefighters

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters drain hose after a fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Rosenbauer Commander Cobra tower ladder

Larry Shapiro photo

Spartan fire engine on a hydrant

Larry Shapiro photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,