Buffalo Grove firefighters and police were called to Buffalo Grove Road near Bernard Drive Sunday morning (3/18/17) for a two-car crash with a reported pin-in. Arriving companies performed a simple door pop to gain access to the occupant of one of the vehicles that was transported to an area hospital. Two occupants of the second car involved refused transport.
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Wheeling police and firefighters were called to the intersection of Hintz and Wolf Roads Monday afternoon (3/13/17) for a two-car crash with extensive damage. One driver was transported to Lutheran General Hospital and the other signed a release at the scene.
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This from Larry Shapiro:
Buffalo Grove police and firefighters were dispatched for a two-car crash this afternoon (12/2/16) at the intersection of Buffalo Grove Road and Aptakisic short. Two ambulances were requested for the drivers of both cars, one of which needed to have the door opened with a spreader to remove the patient.
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Buffalo Grove police and firefighters were called to the scene of a two-car MVA on Weiland Road just north of Deerfield Parkway Wednesday at noon. Both drivers were injured. Damage to the driver’s side of the sedan hampered access to remove the patient and a pin-in response was requested. Two engines, two ambulances, and Battalion 4 were at the crash site in addition to several police officers. One patient was transported to Northwest Community Hospital and the other went to Condell Hospital.
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This from Larry Shapiro:
Buffalo Grove firefighters and police were dispatched for a car into the house at 386 S. Buffalo Grove Road on Monday morning 5/9/16. A caller reported that two cars were involved and someone was lying in the front yard near the car. Firefighters found one, conscious and alert patient on the grass and no apparent damage to the house as the car came to rest in a flowerbed. One person was transported to the hospital.
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Excerpts from theChciagoTribune.com:
Carpentersville Fire Chief John Skillman said he was notified the department would be receiving $61,819 in grant funding to outfit two ambulances with Stryker Power-LOAD systems and cots. The battery-operated systems allow medics to lift and lower patients to ambulances with the touch of a button, allowing for safer patient transport and minimizing the risks of back injuries to personnel.
He said the department recently purchased a system for its new ambulance, set to be delivered in early October. Now, because of the grant, three out of the four department ambulances will have the systems … funding was provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant.
Since 2001, the AFG has provided approximately $5.25 billion in federal funding to first-responder organizations across the country to help purchase response equipment, personal protective equipment, training, and vehicles. This year, the AFG will award $304.5 million to first-responder organizations that need support to improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types, according to a release.