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Technical rescue in Manteno, 1-8-20

From the Orland Fire Protection District Facebook page:

On January 8, 2020, the Blue CART Team was activated to assist Manteno Fire with a grain bin rescue. Orland responded with Engine 5, Squad 2, Chief 3, and our communications director. Shortly after arriving, it was determined this would be a body recovery. The incident site had multiple grain silos. The silo the victim was in was over 100 feet tall, with extremely limited access. Rescuers used Manteno’s 100-foot tower ladder that reached an access walkway which led to a ladder, then went up another 15 feet to the top of a silo. There was not a lot of room, and with the wind, the temperature was in the single digits. It was decided that they would take their time and rig a lower system since the victim was about 90 feet down the silo. Orland’s Technical Rescue Team members Lieutenant Schick and Lieutenant Girdick were the team to be lowered down into the silo to make the recovery. Though this was a recovery and every precaution was made, it was not any less dangerous, as there was still shifting product and limited visibility. This was an extremely tough rescue, and not any less dangerous than a live rescue. Our members performed professionally, safely, and with all the skills they have learned over the many years as technical rescue team members.

Chief 3 assisted in the command structure. Communications Director Bill Neumann flew our drone which was extremely helpful for command since the rescue was 110 feet in the air. Firefighter Tuburan (CART) assisted in the operations and Engineer Michael Meyrick worked in support of the operation. Once again a job well done by all involved in this tragic situation.

Fire Chief Mike Schofield

Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Blue Cart Team technical rescue

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Medevac in Batavia, 5-19-18

This from Dave Weaver:

5/19/18 BATAVIA – Medevac by Superior Air Med 1 for Man Pinned in the Walmart Supercenter Auto Care Center 801 N. Randall Rd. – Video by Dave Weaver

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Man dies after electrocution in Addison, 3-28-17

This from John Tulipano:

Firefighters from Addison and Lombard worked to free a victim who was trapped in a tree after being electrocuted in the area of Villa Avenue and Myrick today (3/28/17).

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A 51-year-old man died and another was critically injured Tuesday afternoon after they were shocked by power lines while trimming trees in an Addison backyard.

Jose Fulgencio-Hueramo, of Melrose Park, was pronounced shortly before noon at Glen Oaks Hospital in Glendale Heights.

At about 11 a.m., Fulgencio-Hueramo and another person were cutting limbs in a backyard near Villa Avenue and Myrick Avenue in Addison where both individuals made contact with the power lines.

One person was thrown from the ladder adjacent to the tree and landed on the ground. The second person was secured in the tree. When ComEd turned off power to the lines, firefighters got them down from the tree. One was airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.

“They were able to cut the power to the power lines, and at that point firefighters from Lombard and Addison went up there and were able to extricate the gentleman from the tree at that time,” said Joe Leone, the Addison fire chief.

Police said the victims appear to not be with a private tree-cutting service.

It was immediately unclear how the individuals got tangled in the power lines.

firefighters remove stokes basket from fire truck

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firefighters in tower ladder platform

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firefighters remove patient in tower ladder platform

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firefighter cuts vegetation along wooden fence

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firefighters remove patient in tower ladder platform

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firefighters remove patient in tower ladder platform

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Superior Air Med helicopter on scene

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Superior Air Med helicopter on scene

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Superior Air Med helicopter on scene

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