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New ambulance for Wheeling

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Brand new custom Horton conversion on a Freightliner chassis.

Freightliner Type I Horton ambulance

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Freightliner Type I Horton ambulance

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Crash with entrapment in Wheeling, 7-21-18 (more)

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Authorities this morning identified Alyssa Lendino of Mount Prospect as the 16-year-old girl killed in three-vehicle crash that injured six others Saturday in Wheeling. Alyssa was pronounced dead at 5:21 p.m. Thursday at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, according to a Cook County medical examiner’s report issued Sunday morning.

Wheeling police said officers responded about 2 p.m. Saturday to the crash scene at Hintz Road and Milwaukee Avenue. Three of the seven people injured in the crash had to be extricated from their cars, said Battalion Chief Mark Menzel of the Wheeling Fire Department. Two were in critical condition, he added.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, police said.

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Crash with entrapment in Wheeling, 7-21-18

Wheeling police and firefighters were dispatched to a multi-car crash with entrapment on Milwaukee Avenue at Hintz Road Saturday afternoon (7/21/18) around 2PM. On arrival, companies found three vehicles with heavy damage. One vehicle had three occupants requiring extrication. Wheeling Battalion 24 requested Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51 and a total of six ambulances to the scene in addition to Wheeling Engines 23 and 42 that were already at the scene. in addition to Prospect Heights 901, Engine 39, and Battalion 9. 

Seven patients were transported from the scene several of which were in serious condition. Northfield Squad 29, Des Plaines Engine 61, Deerfield-Bannockburn Ambulance 19, and Long Grove  Ambulance 55 covered the Wheeling stations.

 

Firefighters work to extricate victims after a crash

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Outside fire in Wheeling, 5-31-18

Wheeling firefighters were sent to 1090 Honeysuckle Drive Thursday afternoon (5/31/18) after a neighbor reported fire on the front porch of a house. Firefighters found the siding on fire near the front door and stopped the fire before it extended into the soffit or into the house. Careless disposal of cigarette butts was believed to be the origin.

 

Wheeling Firefighters at work

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cigarette butt almost burns down houe

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Wheeling FD fire trucks

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Rosenbauer America Commander Cobra at fire scene

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One-car crash in Wheeling, 4-17-18

Wheeling police and firefighters were called to 250 W. Dundee Road Tuesday afternoon (4/17/18) for a reported crash with entrapment. Chief 2400 was first on the scene in front of the post office and reported an SUV off the road and into a tree. The single occupant of the car was injured. Witnesses at the post office reported the SUV sideswiping another vehicle before crashing through a chainlink fence and striking a tree head-on.

Northbrook Ambulance 10 transported the patient to the hospital. Wheeling 2400, 2401, Battalion 24, Engine 23R, Engine 42, and Truck 24 were at the scene.

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One-car MVA in Wheeling, 4-2-18

Wheeling and Prospect Heights firefighters were sent to 100 E. Palatine Road Monday afternoon for a reported crash. This address is on the westbound Palatine frontage road east of the railroad tracks. Upon arrival, firefighters were directed to a car that had left the roadway and traveled down an embankment coming to rest underneath the railroad bridge. The car’s sole occupant, with apparently non life-threatening injures, was unable to get out. After forcing open a door, the patient was carried up the embankment on a backboard and transported to an area hospital. The car was then winched back up onto the road. Train traffic was halted in the area for roughly 30 minutes while firefighters and then tow operators worked beneath the rail bridge.  

car under the railroad bridge in Wheeling IL

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Gene's Towing winching a car

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car under the railroad bridge in Wheeling IL

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car under the railroad bridge in Wheeling IL

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Gene's Towing winching a car

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scene where car left the road

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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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Working fire in Wheeling, 2-27-18

Wheeling firefighters were called to 30 Schoenbeck Road Tuesday morning (2/27/18) for a reported house fire. The first arriving engine reported light smoke showing and went to investigate. They found a portion of the rear wood deck burning near the house. The fire was extinguished quickly without damage to the home.

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Wheeling FD fire engine with hose attached

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Rosenbauer Commander Cobra tower ladder on scene

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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.

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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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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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