Posts Tagged striker ambulance cot

MVA with entrapment in Lake in the Hills, 3-9-19

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire District firefighters responded to a crash Saturday afternoon (3/9/19) in the intersection of Algonquin Road and Harvest Gate Road. Companies found two cars with heavy damage. Two occupants of one car and one from the second car required transportation to the hospital. Firefighters removed two doors from one for the cars to access the driver. Two Algonquin ambulances and one from Huntley transported the patients. Other occupants of the second car were uninjured.

 

Firefighters using Hurst eDraulic rescue tools at crash scene

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panoramic view of crash scene with fire trucks and ambulances

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House fire in Wilmette, 7-30-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

Wilmette firefighters were called to 1826 Elmwood Avenue Saturday afternoon for a reported house fire. Police officers arrived first and advised that there was smoke showing. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire before fire companies arrived on scene. The first engine reported that the residents had exited the building and took a line to the second floor where they found drapes burning and a small fire though the entire house was charged with smoke. Winnetka firefighters rescued a cat that was in distress. The cat was given oxygen and taken to a local vet by Wilmette police officers.

One of the elderly residents suffered a burn to the hand and both were transported to Skokie Hospital. The fire was out quickly and before long some mutual aid companies were returned.

Units at the scene included Wilmette Battalion 26, Tower 26, Engine 27, plus Ambulances 26 and 27. Winnetka Engine 28, Glenview Engine 13, Skokie Squad 18, Northfield Truck 29, Evanston Truck 23, and Glencoe Ambulance 30 were the auto and mutual aid companies.

smoke from house on fire

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firefighter crawls into house on fire with smoke

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smoke from house on fire

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Wilmette FD Engine 27 E-ONE e-MAX

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firefighter paramedic aids elderly fire victim

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firefighter revives cat after fire

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firefighter rescues cat from house fire

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Winnetka RD Engine 28

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Skokie FD Squad 18 Pierce Dash

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Glenview FD Engine 13 Pierce Enforcer

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Long Grove rollover with entrapment 9-9-13

This from Larry Shapiro:

Long Grove firefighters were called to the scene of a tractor-trailer rollover on the ramp from northbound I53 to westbound Lake Cook Road early this afternoon. This is the site of many truck accidents annually. Arriving with Long Grove companies was Buffalo Grove Tower 25. The driver was trapped in the vehicle and needed to be extricated.

After the driver was transported to the hospital, fire units stood by for a towing and recovery company tasked with uprighting and removing the truck and trailer.

Long Grove Fire Protection District

A semi lays on it’s side with the driver trapped in the cab. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove Fire Protection District

Firefighters remove the driver to a stretcher. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove Fire Protection District

The patient is removed from the truck. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove Fire Protection District

Firefighters pickup tools after the patient was removed. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove Fire Protection District

Buffalo Grove Tower 25 was at the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

A-Express Towing and Recovery

The truck lying on it’s side off the ramp. Larry Shapiro photo

A-Express Towing and Recovery

A heavy wrecker is hooked to the trailer. Larry Shapiro photo

A-Express Towing and Recovery

Iinitially two trucks were used to bring the truck and trailer back onto it’s wheels. Larry Shapiro photo

A-Express Towing and Recovery

A third truck is added to upright the truck and trailer. Larry Shapiro photo

A-Express Towing and Recovery

After the truck was uprighted by the towing company. Larry Shapiro photo

Additional images can be viewed HERE including the full uprighting of the truck.

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