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Northbrook water incident – 7-21-14

Northbrook firefighters were called to the scene of a car in a pond near the intersection of Willow Road and Landwehr after midnight Monday morning. The requested area divers to assist with searching for victims in the car and the surrounding pond.

Tim Olk submitted several images from the scene.

fire department diver at night

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Northbrook Fire Department dive squad

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car recovered from pond

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car recovered from pond

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car recovered from pond

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fire department divers at night

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Box Alarm fire in Vernon Hills, 7-20-14 (more)

Images from Tim Olk from the townhouse fire in Vernon Hills Sunday night (7-20-14).

firemen apply high expansion foam

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firemen apply high expansion foam

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firemen on aerial ladder

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firemen apply high expansion foam

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high expansion foam used to fight basement fire

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firemen apply high expansion foam

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high expansion foam used to fight basement fire

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firemen apply high expansion foam

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high expansion foam used to fight basement fire

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firemen apply high expansion foam

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Worker trapped in trench in Niles 7-19-14 (pt 5)

A few more images from Tim Olk from Saturday’s trench rescue in Niles.

firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

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firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

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firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

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firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

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firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

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More photos can be viewed at olkee.smugmug.com

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Worker trapped in trench in Niles 7-19-14 (pt 2)

A few images from Tim Olk of the Trench Rescue (TRT BOX) in Niles yesterday afternoon.

firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

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firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

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firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

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firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

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firemen rescue worker trapped in a trench

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More images and video to follow tomorrow.

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Fatal truck fire on I-57 (7-19-14)

From the Chicago Tribune:

One person is dead following an accident this morning on southbound I-57 that shut down all lanes at 159th Street in Markham, said police.

The fatal accident happened shortly before 9:30 a.m. just north of 159th Street, according to Illinois State Police.

According to preliminary information, a dump truck appeared to have rolled over after striking the left side concrete median barrier, according to Monique Bond, spokeswoman for the state police.

Soon after, the truck became engulfed in flames and the driver was unable to escape, said Bond who reported that the driver has been identified as 75-year-old Napoleon Brewer.

About 11:30 a.m., the trooper said all southbound lanes had been shut down. Those lanes were re-opened shortly before 3 p.m., as a significant amount of gravel had spilled across the southbound lanes, Bond said.

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dump truck crashes on I-57

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dump truck destroyed by fire on I-57

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dump truck destroyed by fire on I-57

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dump truck destroyed by fire on I-57

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truck destroyed by fire on highway

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Working fire in Northbrook, 7-14-14

A citizen called the Northbrook Fire Department Monday night around 10:30 reporting fire in a vacant two-story building near the downtown train station. Companies arrived to find fire inside the building at 1856 Walters Avenue and upgraded the alarm to a Code 4 for the working fire.

Northbrook Engines 10 & 11, Squad 12 and Tower 12, Ambulance 10 and Battalion 11 were the initial companies with Glenview Truck 14. The working fire added Deerfield Truck 20, Highland Park Squad 34, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Ambulance 52, and Wheeling Engine 42.

The main body of fire was knocked down quickly from the outside, then companies searched the building for extension and occupants. A Box Alarm was requested for change of quarters companies only as units were tied up at the scene for a while.

Tim Olk and Larry Shapiro were there and submitted images.

firemen with hose attack fire in a building

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firemen with hose attack fire in a building

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firemen at night fire scene

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firemen at night fire scene

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firemen at night fire scene

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firemen connect to hydrant at night

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firemen at night fire scene

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Deerfield Bannockburn FPD aerial ladder truck

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Pierce fire trucks at night fire scene

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firemen at night fire scene

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Chicago Still & Box at 4547 S Wolcott, 7-4-14

Images by Tim Olk from a Still And Box at 4547 S Wolcott on July 4th

firemen vent roof at house fire

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firemen leave roof after venting flames

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firemen leave roof after venting flames

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flames through the roof of a house

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flames through the roof of a house

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chief officer observes flames through the roof of a house

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fireman with dirty face at fire scene

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Chicago Spartan fire engine

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Flossmoor live-fire training

This from Tim Olk:

The culmination of several days of training in buildings on a property being cleared for a shopping center in Flossmoor.

firemen inside burned out house

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fire in house for training purposes

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fire in house for training purposes

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fire in house for training purposes

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fire in house for training purposes

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fire in house for training purposes

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fire in house for training purposes

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probationary firefighter

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house fully engulfed in fire

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house fully engulfed in fire

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Flossmoor FD live-fire training 6-26-14

This from Tim Olk:

Live-fire training in Flossmoor

firemen burn house for training

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firemen burn house for training

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house fully-engulfed in fire

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house fully-engulfed in fire

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house fully-engulfed in fire

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click the link for  short video segment IMG_8745

 

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Teen rescued from Northfield cell tower, 6-27-14

high-angle rescue from cell tower

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high-angle rescue from cell tower

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high-angle rescue from cell tower

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high-angle rescue from cell tower

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