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MVA in Wheeling, 6-4-19

Prospect Heights firefighters were dispatched to a one-car MVA Tuesday afternoon (6/4/19) in the express lanes of Palatine Road just west of Wolf Road. A new Cadillac SUV was precariously along the embankment after running through and getting stuck in a section of open curbing that was dug out for replacement. The driver was alone in the car and not complaining of injuries, but was unable to get out of the car. Firefighters assisted the occupant out of the car and was then evaluated by paramedics. 

 

The new buggy for Prospect Heights Battalion 9, recently placed into service is seen in several photos.

brand new Cadillac SUV wrecked

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One-car crash in Wheeling IL 6/4/19 with Prospect Heights Fire Department

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Prospect Heights FD Battalion 9 Ford F250

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Gene's Towing at work

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Frankfort FPD apparatus part 2

This from Larry Shapiro:

Here are the Frankfort FPD engines, tender, and quint to go along with the ambulances and buggy posted before

Frankfort FPD Squad 71

Frankfort FPD Squad 71 – 2009 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500/30 PUC. Larry Shapiro photo

Frankfort FPD Ladder 72

Frankfort FPD Ladder 72 – 2008 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500 75’quint. Larry Shapiro photo

Frankfort FPD Tender 73

Frankfort FPD Tender 73 – 2017 Pierce Enforce 1500/2500/30. Larry Shapiro photo

Frankfort FPD Engine 74

Frankfort FPD Engine 74 – 2014 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/1000/30. Larry Shapiro photo

Frankfort FPD Engine 75

Frankfort FPD Engine 75 – 2009 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500/30 . Larry Shapiro photo

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Frankfort FPD apparatus part 1

This from Larry Shapiro:

I was able to photograph the current apparatus for the Frankfort FPD. Here are the ambulances and buggy.

Thanks to everyone that assisted me.

Larry Shapiro

Frankfort FPD Battalion 71 - 2018 Ford F150

Frankfort FPD Battalion 71 – 2018 Ford F150. Larry Shapiro photo

Frankfort FPD Ambulance 72 - 2009 Ford F450/Horton Type I

Frankfort FPD Ambulance 72 – 2009 Ford F450/Horton Type I. Larry Shapiro photo

Frankfort FPD Ambulance 73 - 2015 Ford F550/Life Line Type I

Frankfort FPD Ambulance 73 – 2015 Ford F550/Life Line Type I. Larry Shapiro photo

Frankfort FPD Ambulance 74 - 2010 Ford F450/Horton Type I

Frankfort FPD Ambulance 74 – 2010 Ford F450/Horton Type I. Larry Shapiro photo

Frankfort FPD Ambulance 75 - 2018 Ford F550/Horton Type I

Frankfort FPD Ambulance 75 – 2018 Ford F550/Horton Type I. Larry Shapiro photo

Frankfort FPD Ambulance 75 - 2018 Ford F550/Horton Type I

Frankfort FPD Ambulance 75 – 2018 Ford F550/Horton Type I. Larry Shapiro photo

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MVA with rollover in Wheeling, 5-28-19

Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, and Arlington Heights units were simultaneously dispatched to a rollover crash reported with entrapment Tuesday morning (5/28/19) on Hintz Road at Old Buffalo Grove Road. The location is on the border of Wheeling and Arlington Heights and the call went to both RED Center and Northwest Central Dispatch. Four occupants of the SUV, including three children, were out of the vehicle when the fire department arrived. Three ambulances were used to transport the patients.

SUV rolled over on the roof

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Wheeling FD Engine 23

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Firefighters at a crash site with an SUV rolled over on the roof

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Firefighters at a crash site with an SUV rolled over on the roof

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40th Anniversary Memorial Service for AA Flight 191 (more)

A brief video from the 40th Anniversary Memorial Service for AA Flight 191

 

This from Drew Smith:

Part of the area where Flight 191 crashed had several Quonset huts from the former Orchard Field (where O’Hare gets its “ORD” from). In one of those huts was Andy’s Auto Repair. In Des Plaines, my father operated Lee’s Brake and Clutch, an auto parts and machine shop. Andy was a loyal customer. I had made deliveries to Andy working for my father. Earlier in that fateful day my father had made a delivery to Andy. Speed ahead to 2009, the year my father died. I was cleaning out the shop when my brother asked if I knew what this was about showing me the attached invoice hanging on the wall on a small clipboard, the type we use for those deliveries. It brought back memories of that day.

I had taken in the crash as a high school senior preparing to graduate. I had completed the High School District 214 Fire Cadet program conducted by the Mount Prospect FD. Back then you could buff or fan a fire with your own gear and find work to do. Not this time. Once the main fire was out there wasn’t much left.

The area of the crash was in the Elk Grove Township Fire Protection District and they had just went into operation as a FD in January of the same year, not even six months in operation.  I was passing DPFD Station 3 (now 63) and saw the header. 61, 71, and 81 were all still in quarters. I thought it might be a tank farm fire as there had been a couple of them in the late 1970s. I turned onto Mount Prospect Road and started heading towards the header. Soon the rigs from Station 3 were passing me.  As I got closer I still didn’t know what had happened but I knew it wasn’t a tank farm fire. I pulled up near the Chicago PD’s K-9 facility on Touhy Ave. adjacent to the crash site. I parked on the opposite side of the road and saw probably the most smoke I’ve ever seen, but not for long.  

To this day, I vividly remember seeing the ARFF rigs (back then they were called CFR – Crash Fire Rescue) from O’Hare coming closer at a good pace. They barely slowed and drove into the tall chain link and barbed wire fence surrounding the K-9 facility and started to discharge their agent. When the smoke began to clear it was a scorched earth, Quonset huts and vehicles in that area reduced to a heap, and other than a few large components of the aircraft not much else. Nearly all of the fuselage was gone. I will refrain from describing the human remains that were present.

I have the original invoice stored with my many keepsakes. I’ll never know why my dad kept it hanging there all those years.

Strangely, there was another Flight 191 crash at DFW in 1985. In that incident 27 of the 164 souls on board lived.

Repair receipt from 5-25-79, the day of the American Airlines Flight 191 crash

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40th Anniversary Memorial Service for AA Flight 191

On May 25, 1979, American Airlines Flight 191 departed from O’Hare Airport for Los Angeles. While accelerating on the runway, one of the underwing engines detached from the DC-10. The flight was airborne for 31 seconds before crashing into a field across Touhy Avenue and bursting into flames, killing all 271 on board plus two people on the ground.

Marking the 40th anniversary of the deadliest passenger aircraft crash on US soil, several hundred people gathered at Lake Park in Des Plaines, the site of a permanent memorial to those who perished that day. At 3:04PM, a bell was stuck 31 times, once for each second the ill-fated flight was in the air. The names of all who died were read, and two Chicago FD ARFF units then released four bursts of water over the memorial, representing each decade that has past.

Chicago FD ARFF 658 Oshkosh Striker 3000

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Flight 191 memorial

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Flight 191 memorial

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speaking at the Flight 191 memorial

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Flight 191 memorial

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Chicago FD ARFF units water salute

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North Chicago FD apparatus part 2

More from Larry Shapiro:

Here are the North Chicago engines and 85′ tower ladder to go along with the ambulances and buggy posted before

 2011 Pierce Saber pumper

Engine 4 – 2011 Pierce Saber 1500/1000/10. Larry Shapiro photo

2001 Pierce Saber pumper

Engine 5 – 2001 Pierce Saber 1500/1000/40. Larry Shapiro photo

North Chicago FD apparatus at headquarters station

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2009 Pierce Arrow XT 85' tower ladder

Tower 9 – 2009 Pierce Arrow XT 1250/500/20 85′ tower ladder. Larry Shapiro photo

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North Chicago FD apparatus part 1

This from Larry Shapiro:

I had the opportunity to photograph the current apparatus in North Chicago. Here are the ambulances and buggy.

Thanks to everyone in North Chicago for your help.

Larry Shapiro

North Chicago FD Battalion 15

Battalion 15 – 2016 Ford Explorer. Larry Shapiro photo

North Chicago FD Ambulance 6

Ambulance 6 – 2017 Ford F450/AEV. Larry Shapiro photo

North Chicago FD Ambulance 7

Ambulance 7 – 2014 Ford F450/AEV. Larry Shapiro photo

North Chicago FD Ambulance 8

Ambulance 8 – 2015 Ford F450/AEV Larry Shapiro photo

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department news

Retired and active Buffalo Grove firefighters, friends, and family members gathered this morning (5/22/19) at Station 25 to congratulate Lieutenant Mark Anderson on 28 years of service to the village as he completed his final shift.

Buffalo Grover FD Chief Mike Baker and Lieutenant Mark Anderson

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retired Firefighter receives American flag

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retired Firefighter receives honorary street sign

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Firefighters line up to honor retiring Firefighter

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Retirement of Buffalo Grove FD Lieutenant Mark Anderson 5-22-19

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Wilmette Fire Department open house

The Wilmette FD had an open house Saturday morning (5/18/19). This included several antique apparatus and an opportunity to showcase new Engine 27 for residents followed by ceremoniously pushing it into the station.

Engine 27 is a 2019 Pierce Dash CF PUC so 32569. It has a 1500-GPM pump, 750 gallons of water, and a foam cell which has either a 20 or 30-gallon capacity. This engine was outfitted with a 35-foot ground ladder and will run as Engine 26 if the tower ladder is out of service. It will go into service at Station 27, and the 2017 2013 E-ONE engine will become a reserve piece.

Wilmette FD Fire Chief Ben Wozney

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Wilmette FD Engine 27 2019 Pierce Dash CF PUC

; Wilmette FD Engine 27; Pierce Dash CF PUC

active and retired firefighters push new fire engine into the station

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active and retired firefighters pose with new fire engine

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[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”155″ display=”basic_thumbnail”]Wilmette sold the reserve tower ladder and has an engine currently for sale.

 

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