Posts Tagged Wheeling FD Engine 42

Storm damage in Prospect Heights/Wheeling 6-27-19

Wheeling and Prospect Heights firefighters were called for an outside fire near a house Thursday evening after a storm passed through the area. Companies arrived to find a primary power line down in the rear posing no threats to any structures. There was some impressive arcing prior to the arrival of crews from ComEd who rendered the situation safe.

Video was provided by Taylor Wallen.

Prospect Heights FD Battalion 9

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Rosenbauer Commander fire engine

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Poor line arcing on the ground

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IHC Altec ComEd bucket truck

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ComEd lineman at work

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ComEd lineman at work

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ComEd lineman at work

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Working fire in Wheeling, 3-18-18

Wheeling firefighters responding to an automatic alarm at 45 W Hintz Road found heavy smoke showing on arrival at Crothall Laundry Services. The first engine asked for a working fire upgrade and made entry into the large industrial laundry facility. The fire was located in a commercial dryer and extinguished before the mutual aid companies arrived.  

Wheeling FD fire trucks on scene

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Wheeling FD Engine 23R

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Rosenbauer Commander fire truck

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Rosenbauer Commander fire truck

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Buffalo Grover FD Tower 25 Ferrara

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Rosenbauer Commander fire truck

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Rosenbauer Commander fire trucks

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Rollover crash in Wheeling, 2/2/18

Wheeling firefighters and police were called to lake-Cook Road at Hastings Lane just before noon today (2/2/18) for a rollover accident with entrapment. The first arriving units found everyone outside of their vehicles and the extrication response was cancelled. Two people were transported to an area hospital and a third was uninjured.

rollover crash scene with fire engine

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Rosenbauer Commander fire engine at crash scene

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Wheeling FD Ambulance 23

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Jeep SUV on side

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Wheeling FD Engine 42

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rollover crash scene with fire engine

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police SUV closes lanes of traffic

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tow truck flips car onto it's wheels

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Electrical fire in Wheeling, 1-3-18

Wheeling firefighters responding for a report of smoke in an apartment found the outdoor electric box engulfed in flames on arrival. The call to 950 Lexington Court came in just after 3AM. As firefighters awaited the arrival of Com Ed, they stretched lines and evacuated the building. Approximately one hour on the scene,  the box was de-energized. Water and then foam was used to extinguish the remaining fire. Power was rerouted and restored to the building and residents were then allowed back into their apartments.

 

electric utility box engulfed in flames outside apartment building

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electric utility box engulfed in flames outside apartment building

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electric utility box engulfed in flames outside apartment building

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electric utility box engulfed in flames outside apartment building

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electric utility box engulfed in flames outside apartment building

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firefighters attack electric fire with extinguisher

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firefighter at fire engine panel in the winter

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ground ladders to multiple balconies at apartment fire

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firefighters attack fire in electric box

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flames flare up as firefighters attack fire in electric box

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flames flare up as firefighters attack fire in electric box

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Wheeling FD Engine 42 Rosenbauer Commande3r

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MVA with a motorcycle in Wheeling, 5-30-17

Wheeling police and firefighters were called to the intersection of Dundee and Schoenbeck Roads Tuesday evening (5/30/17) for a crash involving a car and motorcycle. The motorcycle carried two people who were lying in the street when the police arrived. Both were transported to the hospital in addition to the driver of the car. All three Wheeling ambulances and both engines were on the scene in addition to Battalion 24 and Chief 2400.

Wheeling FD Engine 42 Rosenbauer Commander

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paramedics aid patient in street after crash

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Firefighter/paramedics assist multiple patients at crash site with Stryker cots

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Firefighter/paramedics assist multiple patients at crash site with Stryker cots

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Rosenbauer Commander and Freightliner ambulance at crash

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damaged car after striking a motorcycle

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motorcycle in roadway after crash

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As seen around … Wheeling

This from Larry Shapiro:

Here are a few shots of Wheeling apparatus at the scene of a small electrical fire in an apartment 12/22/16 at 301 Wood Creek Road.

Wheeling FD Engine 23

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Rosenbauer Commander Cobra tower ladder at night

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Rosenbauer Commander fire engine

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