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MVA with entrapment and medevac in Northbrook, 1-17-19

Northbrook firefighters were dispatched to the southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Thursday afternoon for a crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer. Companies found the driver of the car needing to be extricated after hitting the back of the truck’s trailer just prior to the southbound exit ramp to Willow Road. 

A Flight For Life medical helicopter was requested to the scene and landed on the highway after all lanes in both directions were shutdown.

 

crash scene on highway with fire trucks and police cars

Larry Shapiro photo

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2-Alarm fire in Northbrook, 1-16-19 (more)

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

A fire that broke out at a home in Northbrook Wednesday morning had three families running for their lives. An off-duty firefighter was on his way to work when he spotted a home in the 2500-block of Melanie Lane fully engulfed by flames. The Northbrook Fire Department was on the scene about 8 minutes later. Helicopter footage shows fire billowing out of the home and spreading to the houses on either side of it.

The woman who owns the home where the fire started said she heard a loud pop, then saw a wall of flames and managed to escape relatively unharmed. The neighbors got out too. 

 

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2-Alarm fire in Northbrook, 1-16-19

Northbrook firefighters along with mutual aid companies responded to a reported house explosion at 2563 Melanie Lane before 6:30 Wednesday morning (1/16/19). Arriving companies found one house engulfed in flames with fire extending into the exposure buildings on both sides. A Box Alarm was requested and then a 2nd Alarm was requested bringing companies from most of Division 3 to the scene. 

house engulfed by fire at night

Tim Olk photo

The original house was totally destroyed, one exposure was virtually gutted, and companies were able to contain the fire to the other house with what appeared to be minimal interior damage. Elevated master streams were deployed by Northbrook Tower 12 and Glenview truck 14. Glenview Engine 8, Northbrook Engine 10, and Northbrook Squad 11 were all pumping.

house on fire destroyed by an explosion

Larry Shapiro photo

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Commercial fire in Des Plaines, 12-31-18 (more)

Short video from Larry Shapiro of the Commercial fire in Des Plaines, 12-31-18

 

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4-Alarm fire in Justice, 12-30-18 (more)

Video from Larry Shapiro of the 4-Alarm fire in Justice, 12-30-18

 

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MVA with car fire and injury in Wheeling, 11-22-18

This from Larry Shapiro:

Wheeling police and firefighters were called to a parking lot at McHenry Road and Denoyer Trail Thursday night (11/22/18) for a car fire with reported entrapment. Police found one car that crashed into a tree in the parking lot of a small shopping center. There was fire in the engine compartment and an occupant had been pulled to safety by bystanders. Firefighters arrived to extinguish the fire and transport the patient to an area hospital.

 

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Lisle-Woodridge FPD history

From Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

Here area a few of the classic Pirsch pumpers that were part of the Lisle-Woodridge FPD.

vintage Pirsch fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Pirsch fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Pirsch fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Pirsch fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

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Box Alarm in Vernon Hills, 5-29-18

Countryside firefighters were called to 285 E. Court of Shorewood in Vernon Hills Tuesday evening for fire in a third floor laundry room. Countryside Chief 4100 was the first to arrive and reported smoke from the top floor. The alarm was upgraded to a working fire and then a MABAS Box Alarm for additional companies. Mundelein Engine 432 had lines off in front of the building. Damage to the six-unit building left it uninhabitable.

apartment fire at 285 E Court of Shorewood in Vernon Hills

Larry Shapiro photo

female police officer with dog rescued from fire

Larry Shapiro photo

smoke from apartment building balcony

Larry Shapiro photo

Mundelein FD Engine 432

Larry Shapiro photo

 

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New squad for Schaumburg (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

I stopped by to get some shots of Schaumburg Squad 55 recently.

Schaumburg FD Squad 55 Pierce Velocity

Larry Shapiro photo

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Brookfield Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Brookfield Fire Department operated this 1970 Seagrave / Snorkel. It had a 1250 GPM pump and was an 85 footer. Big Mo might enjoy this photo.

from the collection of wayne stuart

Brookfield FD 1970 Seagrave / 85' Snorkel 1250-GPM

Brookfield Fire Department operated this 1970 Seagrave / Snorkel. It had a 1250 GPM pump and was an 85 footer. Wayne Stuart collection

And from our archives:

Brookfield FD Seagrave/85' Pitman Snorkel

Brookfield FD Seagrave/85′ Pitman Snorkel. Larry Shapiro photo

Brookfield FD Seagrave/85' Pitman Snorkel

Brookfield FD Seagrave/85′ Pitman Snorkel. Larry Shapiro photo

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