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Lisle-Woodridge FPD history

Lisle-Woodridge FPD history

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one-of-a-kind Pirsch/LTI tower ladder

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department news

Buffalo Grove police and fire were dispatched for a woman pinned under a car this morning (7/17/20) in the Chase Plaza shopping center at Lake-Cook and Arlington Heights roads. The woman’s leg was caught underneath her car which apparently was in neutral instead of park when she exited the vehicle. Patrons of the nearby stores were able to shift the car into park before police officers and firefighters arrived. The car was raised with airbags to facilitate the victim’s release. She was then transported to an area hospital.

Buffalo Grove Firefighter/paramedics at crash scene

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Buffalo Grove Firefighter/paramedics at crash scene

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Buffalo Grove Firefighter/paramedics at crash scene

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air bags used to lift car

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Box Alarm fire in Wheeling, 7-10-20 (more

Brief video from Larry Shapiro of the Box Alarm fire in Wheeling, 7-10-20

 

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Box Alarm fire in Wheeling, 7-10-20

Wheeling firefighters and neighboring auto-aid companies were dispatched for a confirmed fire at 15 Brougham Drive shortly before 4PM on Friday (7/10/20). Police officers were confirming a fire and the header was visible for miles from a burning mobile home in the Whippletree Village mobile home community off of McHenry Road in Wheeling. First arriving companies found a mobile home trailer completely engulfed by fire with flames communicating to neighboring units on either side. Initial reports which proved to be inaccurate were that two children might have been trapped inside. The first engine company on the scene initiated a defensive attack. Both Wheeling engines had lines off and all auto aid and mutual aid companies provided manpower support.

Crews attacked fire in three mobile homes and dealt with high ambient temperatures. The original fire building was destroyed and the adjacent units suffered extensive damage to the point of becoming uninhabitable.

Wheeling firefighters were assisted by firefighters from Prospect Heights, Buffalo Grove, Northbrook, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Long Grove, Schaumburg, Palatine, Palatine Rural, Rolling Meadows, Lake Forest, and Lake Zurich.

heavy smoke from trailer fire

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Firefighters use a 2 1/2" hand line to battle trailer fire

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Firefighters use a 2 1/2" hand line to battle trailer fire

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Firefighters use a 2 1/2" hand line to battle trailer fire

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New engine for Mount Prospect (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

I happened across Mount Prospect Engine 14 at the grocery store and the guys were kind enough to let me grab a shot

2019 Pierce Dash CF PUC pumper

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Working fire in Des Plaines, 7-7-20

Des Plaines firefighters responded to 701 Albany Lane shortly after noon Tuesday for a fire. Companies arrived to find fire in the attic and through the roof of a two-story house. The fire was knocked down within 20 minutes and out of town companies were released not long after arriving in the staging area.

Pierce Arrow XT fire engine

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foam used at house fire

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House fire in Kildare, 7-6-20

Lake Zurich, Wauconda, Long Grove, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Barrington, and Palatine Rural FPD companies were dispatched to 21231 Brandon Road in Kildeer after 10PM on Monday for a reported structure fire. Arriving companies found a car on fire in the driveway that had extended to the attached garage of a two-story house. The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm which brought additional units from Barrington Countryside, Buffalo Grove, Cary, Countryside FPD, Nunda Rural, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, and Wheeling. 

Companies made quick work of knocking down the fire while it still appeared to be in the garage. The portable tank and tanker shuttle were not used. Long Grove Tanker 55 provided water to supplement Lake Zurich Engines 324 and 325 infant of the house.

porta-tank on the ground with engine

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Firefighters at Kildare house fire

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car fire extends to house

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Firefighters at Kildare house fire

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fire tanker nursing an engine

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fire engines with hose attached

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Pierce Saber fire engine

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HME fire truck

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Freightliner fire truck

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From the Lake Zurich Fire Rescue Facebook page:

(just after midnight 7/7/20) We are on location in the 21000 block of Brandon Road in Kildeer for a structure fire. No injuries reported at this time and we have the fire out. MABAS Box 32-2 was requested by command. We are slowly releasing on scene companies. Red Cross has been notified.

 

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Crash with entrapment in Buffalo Grove, 6-29-20

Buffalo Grove police officers and firefighters were sent to a motor vehicle accident today (6/29/20) in the east bound lanes of Lake-Cook Road just west of Raupp Boulevard in a construction zone. A car traveling westbound reportedly crossed into the eastbound lanes and collided with a large dump truck carrying asphalt. Firefighters extricated the driver of the car who was entrapped and later transported to a hospital in serious condition. The man, later identified as John Rodgers IV, 49, was pronounced dead at the hospital. The truck driver was unharmed. The roadway remained closed to allow an accident investigation team to reconstruct the incident.

Buffalo Grove Firefighters at crash scene

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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Buffalo Grove Firefighter Frank Doll

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severe damage to car after a crash

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Firefighters and paramedics and police officers at crash site

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Buffalo Grove FD Tower 25

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multiple air bag deployment from crash

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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New Battalion 6 for Hoffman Estates (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Here are a few more images of the new Battalion 6 for Hoffman Estates. I was told that it was originally conceived prior to the new Squad 22. It carries SCBA for the BC, Lucas tool, rehab supplies, and various other tools and equipment.

battalion chief utility truck

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battalion chief utility truck

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Highway Products Tool Box

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Working fire in Des Plaines, 6-24-20

Des Plaines firefighters were called to 886 Webster Lane Wednesday afternoon for fire in an attached garage. Arriving companies were met by heavy fire and requested an upgrade to a working fire response. Fire appeared to be contained to the garage and the rooms directly above. Des Plaines companies were assisted by Niles, Elk Grove Township, Mt Prospect, and Park Ridge.

Des Plaines fire engine

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886 Webster Lane Des Plaines

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886 Webster Lane Des Plaines

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886 Webster Lane Des Plaines

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Niles FD Tower Ladder 2

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Spartan fire engine

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fire chief Chevy Suburban

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Des Plaines FD Battalion 61

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