Posts Tagged Wheeling Fire Department

House fire in Wheeling, 10-21-19

Wheeling police and firefighters were sent to 171 W. Manchester Drive Monday night (10/21/19) for a reported house fire. Police officers arrived first and confirmed a fire. Firefighters arrived right afterwards and took a line inside where they encountered heavy fire within the small ranch house. All Wheeling and Prospect Heights companies were at the scene with additional units from Buffalo Grove, Northbrook, and the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD.

Firefighters at house fire

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Wheeling FD Chief Keith MacIsaac

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Firefighters covered with drywall after house fire

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aftermath of fire in hoarder house

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Rosenbauer America Commander fire engine

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Rosenbauer America Commander Cobra tower ladder

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supply line on hydrant at house fire

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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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MVA with rollover in Wheeling, 5-28-19

Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, and Arlington Heights units were simultaneously dispatched to a rollover crash reported with entrapment Tuesday morning (5/28/19) on Hintz Road at Old Buffalo Grove Road. The location is on the border of Wheeling and Arlington Heights and the call went to both RED Center and Northwest Central Dispatch. Four occupants of the SUV, including three children, were out of the vehicle when the fire department arrived. Three ambulances were used to transport the patients.

SUV rolled over on the roof

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Wheeling FD Engine 23

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Firefighters at a crash site with an SUV rolled over on the roof

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Firefighters at a crash site with an SUV rolled over on the roof

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Box alarm fire in Wheeling, 3-15-19 (more)

More photos from the Box alarm fire in Wheeling, 3-15-19 at 1702 Sienna Court

Townhouse fire at 1702 Sienna Court in Wheeling IL 3/15/19

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Townhouse fire at 1702 Sienna Court in Wheeling IL 3/15/19

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Townhouse fire at 1702 Sienna Court in Wheeling IL 3/15/19

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Townhouse fire at 1702 Sienna Court in Wheeling IL 3/15/19

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Box alarm fire in Wheeling, 3-15-19

Photos from a Box Alarm fire at 1702 Sienna Court in Wheeling, 3/15/19

Townhouse fire at 1702 Sienna Court in Wheeling IL 3/15/19

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Wheeling Firefighters battle townhouse fire

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Wheeling Firefighters battle townhouse fire

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Wheeling Firefighters battle townhouse fire

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Wheeling Firefighters battle townhouse fire

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Wheeling Firefighters battle townhouse fire

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Wheeling Firefighters battle townhouse fire

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Wheeling Firefighters battle townhouse fire

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Multi-victim crash with entrapment in Wheeling, 2-5-19

Wheeling police and firefighters were called to the scene of a head-on crash Tuesday afternoon (2/5/19) on McHenry Road near Manda Lane. Arriving companies found two cars with severe damage and reported multiple patients trapped, some in serious to critical condition. Four ambulances transported patients to area hospitals.

Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

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Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

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Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

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Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

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Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

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Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

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Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

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Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

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Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

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Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

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Wheeling/Prospect Heights Fire Department news (more)

This from Dan McInerney:

1967 Cessna 310N with unlocked front landing gear 
Prospect Heights and Wheeling Fire Departments
 
The aircraft with 2 souls on board circled for approximately 90 minutes to burn off excess fuel before landing. The pilot did an excellent job bringing it in with no injuries and minor damage to the airframe.
Cessna 310 landing with unlocked front nose gear

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Prospect Heights FPD and Wheeling FD units standby at Chicago Executive Airport

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Prospect Heights FPD and Wheeling FD units standby at Chicago Executive Airport

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Cessna 310 landing with unlocked front nose gear

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Cessna 310 landing with unlocked front nose gear

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Cessna 310 landing with unlocked front nose gear

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Cessna 310 landing with unlocked front nose gear

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Cessna 310 landing with unlocked front nose gear

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Cessna 310 landing with unlocked front nose gear

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Cessna 310 after landing with unlocked front nose gear

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Wheeling/Prospect Heights Fire Department news (more)

Cessna 310 with nose gear failure

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From the Prospect Heights FPD:

Call came in at 12:15 p.m.

Report was an aircraft having with trouble landing gear on nose of plane. For this, we send a Stand By assignment. The vehicles and personnel report to pre-assigned locations at the airport and wait for further information from the Air Traffic Control Tower. A standby occurs when the pilot believes there may be an emergency once a landing is attempted such as in this case of having to eventually land but perhaps with the landing gear not working as intended.

Aircraft was a Cessna 310 twin-prop with two persons onboard, pilot and passenger.

Aircraft remained in flight for more than one hour using up fuel.

While the incident began at 12:15, the aircraft did not land until almost 2:00 p.m. This was a safety precaution (to use up the fuel and ensure conditions were best possible).

Initial response was:

·       Two specialized Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles, one from Prospect Heights and one from Wheeling

·       Two battalion chiefs, one from Prospect Heights and one from Wheeling

·       One ambulance

·       One engine

Once it was determined that in fact there were two persons on board and that the landing would be made without confidence in the landing gear, one additional ambulance and one tanker were requested. Both PHFPD and Wheeling fire chiefs and deputy chiefs also responded.

Due to the anticipated length of the incident, off-duty Prospect Heights and Wheeling firefighters were paged to come in and fill in their respective stations until the on-duty personnel cleared the airport.

The plane landed on runway 12/30 and came to a full stop on the runway with the nose of the aircraft unsupported as shown in the attached photo.

Neither the pilot or passenger were transported to a hospital for care.

The airport is jointly owned by the City of Prospect Heights and the Village of Wheeling. Both fire departments operate a joint response with unified command for any aircraft incident. Unlike homes or businesses, there are not streets that easily define the municipal boundaries. Many times an aircraft incident may begin in one municipality and travel into the other. For more than 20 years this joint response has worked well and produced positive results.

Prospect Heights FPD ARFF unit

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Prospect Heights FPD ARFF unit and tender 9

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Wheeling/Prospect Heights Fire Department news

Wheeling and Prospect Heights units spent several hours this afternoon (12/5/18) at the Chicago Executive Airport as a small plane with front landing gear issues circled the area to burn off fuel before landing. When the plane was allowed to land, the pilot brought the plane in as the front gear collapsed. There was no fire, no injuries, and minimal damage to the plane.

private plane after landing without front nose gear

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Apartment fire in Wheeling, 11-29-18

This from Brian Kazmierzak:

Prospect Heights & Wheeling dual response for a small fire in a 3rd floor apartment at 275 Oak Creek in Wheeling
Prospect Heights FPD Engine 9

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Wheeling FD Truck 24

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Wheeling FD Truck 24

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Wheeling FD Truck 24

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