Posts Tagged Wheeling Fire Department

Industrial fire in Wheeling, 1-30-17

This from Larry Shapiro:

Wheeling firefighters were dispatched for a reported fire at Crothall Laundry (formerly Hospital Laundry Services) 45 W. Hintz Road around 10PM on Monday (1/30/17). The alarm was upgraded by RED Center after receiving reports of heavy smoke venting from the rear of the large commercial laundry.

Companies stretched two lines into the building and extinguished the fire. The MABAS Division 1 MVU was later used to clear the building of smoke.

Rosenbauer America Commander Cobra tower ladder at night fire scene with lights

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Firefighters pull hose from engine at fire scene

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lines into building during industrial fire

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Firefighter pulls hose across the street

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Rosenbauer America Commander fire engine at night fire scene with lights and hose lines

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Rosenbauer America Commander Cobra tower ladder at night fire scene with lights

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MABAS Division 1 MVU Tempest mobile ventilation unit

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As seen around … Wheeling

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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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New ambulances for Wheeling

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

2 brand new custom Horton conversions Freightliner chassis.

Freightliner M2 chassis for ambulances

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new ambulance for the Wheeling FD

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new ambulance interior

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chevron striping on ambulance

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Wheeling firefighters provide free winter coats for area children

Wheeling firefighters and staff again paired with Operation Warm to provide free winter coats to local children that can’t afford them.

Wheeling FD Operation Warm

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New apparatus for Wheeling (more)

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Wheeling Engine 42 and Truck 24

Wheeling FD Engine 42

Wheeling Engine 42. Larry Shapiro photo

Wheeling FD Truck 24

Wheeling Truck 24. Larry Shapiro photo

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Apartment fire in Wheeling, 10-16-16

Wheeling firefighters were called to 568 Fairway View Drive early Sunday evening (10/16/16) for an oven fire. It was reported that the resident was unable to shut off the oven. A Wheeling ambulance company was at a nearby unit when the call was dispatched and was on scene within minutes in an area that is otherwise at the end of Wheeling’s district.

The firefighters were unable to quell the fire with an extinguisher as it had spread to the cabinets. Residents were evacuating the three-story building that was filling with smoke.

Suppression companies arrived soon thereafter and hit the fire while others searched the upper floors and began clearing smoke.

fire engine dropping hose at scene

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smoke from three-story apartment building

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firefighter crouches low for smoke

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firefighter assistes elderly resident with pet during fire

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Buffalo Grove FD Lieutenant Scot Olsen

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firefighter climbs ladder to balcony

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firefighters removed stove after fire

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fire trucks at night

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One car MVA in Wheeling, 9-23-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

Wheeling police and fire units were dispatched to 92 George Road just before noon today (9/23/16) for a one-car crash with entrapment. When they arrived, they found a small SUV resting sideways on the support cables for a utility pole in front of the house. The driver was conscious in the vehicle, but unable to get out.

Firefighters stabilized the car and then removed the driver who was transported to the hospital.

A Com Ed crew was requested to evaluate the situation and they determined that there was damage to the pole. After securing the pole with a truck-mounted boom, the two steel cables were cut dropping the car to the ground for removal.

car stuck on utility pole support cables

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car stuck on utility pole support cables

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car stuck on utility pole support cables

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car stuck on utility pole support cables

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rescue 42 jack stabilizers at work

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rescue 42 jack stabilizers at work

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firefighter works with rescue 42 jack stabilizers

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car stuck on utility pole support cables

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lineman secures utility pole

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car stuck on utility pole support cables

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car stuck on utility pole support cables

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car stuck on utility pole support cables

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Fire in Wheeling, 9-13-16

The Wheeling Fire Department was called to 458 Thornhill Lane Tuesday morning (9/13/16) for a small fire at the rear of a second floor unit in a townhouse. First arriving units found fire on the outside of the building off the rear deck. One line was used and the damage was contained to a small area.

Rosenbauer America fire trucks in Wheeling IL

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small fire on balcony

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firefighters raise ground ladder to balcony

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small fire on 2nd floor balcony

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Wheeling FD Rosenbauer fire trucks

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Wheeling crash with rescue 8/8/16 (more)

video from the Wheeling crash with rescue 8/8/16

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Wheeling crash with rescue 8/8/16

Wheeling firefighters along with mutual aid companies from several surrounding towns were sent to the area of 9930 Capitol Drive on Monday afternoon for a reported car into a pond with people trapped. Wheeling Chief 2400 was the first on the scene advising that a car was perched over a concrete retaining wall with at least one occupant inside. Along with the divers and boats that were en route, an urgent request was made for a tow truck to secure the car so firefighters could retrieve the driver.

Several of the incoming units were returned after the nature of the incident was known and work began to secure the SUV and then remove the driver, who proved to be the only occupant.

tow operator secures car stuck on a wall

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fire department divers view a car on a retaining wall with the driver inside

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firefighters secure a car with a rope around a tree

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fire department divers view a car on a retaining wall with the driver inside

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fire department divers remove the driver from a car on a retaining wall

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firefighter paramedics carry a patient up a hill

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The driver sheared off a fire hydrant and hit two cars before plunging over the retaining wall.

crash site with mini van and SUV

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fire department divers decon

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an SUV dangles over a retaining wall of a pond

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heavy wrecker picks up car from retention pond

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