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Extrication response in Buffalo Grove, 8-12-22

Police officers and firefighters in Buffalo Grove were dispatched for an accident with entrapment today (8/12/22) at 2:30PM. The address given was 1185 Auburn Lane, which is north of Lake Cook Road at Arlington Heights Road. The caller was a man who said he was trapped underneath his truck. The address was determined by a cell phone ping of the caller.

Responding units found a tractor-trailer parked in the northbound curb lane of Arlington Heights Road adjacent to the Auburn Lane address. The trucks’s driver, apparently parked there and crawled underneath to inspect or attempt to repair some mechanical issue. While underneath the truck, it appears that the rig may have moved slightly as the truck was on a slight downward slope. One of the rear wheels of the tractor pinned the driver’s foot, trapping him in place.

Firefighters had some concern about the rescue operation and perhaps the truck’s stability, so they requested Long Grove Squad 55 and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51 to provide additional cribbing. At the same time, they requested an emergency response of a heavy wrecker to possibly lift the truck off of the driver. Shortly after a heavy wrecker arrived from Hillside Towing, firefighters were able to free the driver with airbags and the cribbing on hand. The two squads were cancelled and the tow truck stood by and eventually towed the tractor and trailer from the scene.


 

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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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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-22-22 (more)

More on the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-22-22

 

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Fire department training 3-8-22 (more)

Some video footage from the Fire department training 3-8-22


 

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House fire in Wheeling, 2-5-22

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Wheeling and Prospect Heights firefighters were dispatched to a reported house fire last night (2/5/22) at 8:15 p.m. RED Center upgraded the alarm to a Working Fire prior to the arrival of fire units after receiving multiple calls about a fire at 326 Renee Terrace. At the time of this fire, Wheeling Engine 42 was covering part of Lake Zurich due to a Box Alarm there. They responded to the fire in Wheeling from Lake Zurich.

Wheeling Ambulance 23 was first on the scene reporting heavy smoke and visible flames. All occupants were out of the house. There was a hydrant directly in front of the house with access partially blocked by excess snow near the driveway. Firefighters made entry through the front and darkened the visible flames in short order.  Heavy smoke persisted for several minutes as they extinguished the rest of the fire.

Companies on the scene included all Wheeling units, Prospect Heights Engine 39 and Battalion 9, Buffalo Grove engine 26, Mount Prospect Engine 14, Niles Truck 2, North Maine Engine 1 and Battalion 1, Des Plaines Truck 61, and Arlington Heights Ambulance 2 who transported one resident to the hospital.

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House fire in Wheeling, 1-26-22 (more)

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Here’s a brief video of the House fire in Wheeling, 1-26-22

 

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3-Alarm fire in Long Grove, 4-22-21 (more)

More from the 3-Alarm fire in Long Grove, 4-22-21

 

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Working fire in Palatine, 12-23-20 (more)

Brief video by Larry Shapiro of the Working fire in Palatine, 12-23-20

 

 

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2-Alarm house fire in Buffalo Grove, 8-26-20

Buffalo Grove police and firefighters were called to 25 Dellmont Court today (8/26/20) for a house fire. First arriving units had fire from a roof vent of a two-story, single-family house. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 working fire and then to a MABAS Box Alarm for additional resources. Companies advanced several lines into the house and had difficulty gaining access to the attic. The fire self vented through the rear with flames and heavy smoke pushing out. An exterior line was used to darken down the fire before companies were again able to make an interior attack. The alarm was later elevated to a 2nd Alarm for additional manpower due to the excessive heat. Two firefighters were transported from the scene with heat related injuries.

 

Two Buffalo Grove engines and Long Grove Tanker 55 were on hydrants. An incomplete list of mutual aid companies includes units from Long Grove, Prospect Heights, Wheeling, Palatine, Countryside, Libertyville Lake Forest, Grayslake, Highland Park, Schaumburg, Mount Prospect, Deerfield, Northbrook, Lake Villa, Lake Zurich, Hoffman Estates, and Winnetka.

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Firefighters battled a 2-Alarm house fire at 25 Dellmont Court in Buffalo Grove 8/26/2

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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Firefighters battled a 2-Alarm house fire at 25 Dellmont Court in Buffalo Grove 8/26/2

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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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