Posts Tagged Wheeling Fire Department

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.

Firefighters attend to car crash victim

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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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rail bridge underpass with debris

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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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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.

Rosenbauer Commander fire engine on scene

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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.

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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New ambulance for Wheeling

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

Brand new Freightliner chassis under a custom Horton conversion

Wheeling FD ambulance

New Freightliner/Horton Type I ambulance for Wheeling. Foster Coach Sales photo

chevron striping on rear of new ambulance

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Wheeling FD ambulance

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Wheeling FD ambulance

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Wheeling Fire Department news

Excerpts from the Dailyherald.com:

Wheeling residents who repeatedly call firefighters for help moving within their homes or getting out of cars will now have to pay for the service. The village will charge repeat callers up to $600 per visit on invalid assists. The idea is to cut costs and keep firefighters available for emergency situations.

Typically, the residents have ongoing health problems. Rather than seek long-term solutions, they call the fire department for help but refuse to be taken to the hospital.

The fire and human services departments have connected many residents with resources that can help, but some people have refused assistance, Fire Chief Keith MacIsaac said. He told village board members Monday he hopes the fees can be removed once repeat callers have gotten help and the problem no longer exists.

It is not meant to be a revenue generator in any way, shape or form,” he said.

Though invalid assists account for only 4 percent of fire department calls, the figure has been steadily increasing. In 2009, firefighters responded to 86 invalid assist calls and there were 189 last year.

Under the policy, the first three invalid assist calls in a one-year period won’t be charged. Residents will pay $150 on calls four through six; $300 on calls seven through nine; and $600 per incident after 10 or more calls.

The fee structure is intended to deter the most frequent callers from relying on firefighters. A small number of residents are expected to be charged under the policy. The ordinance would’ve come into effect nine times in 2015 and 13 times in 2016.

The village board unanimously approved the policy.

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Fire calendar features local photographers

Quarto Publishing has released their 2018 calendar Fire Trucks in Action which once again features area fire scenes from local photographers mixed in with shots from throughout the country. Chicago, Cicero, Long Grove, South Holland, Dolton, Wheeling, and Glenwood are included. Photos included this year are by Eric Haak, Gordon J. Nord, Jr., and Larry Shapiro.

Fire Trucks in Action 2018 calendar

Fire Trucks in Action 2018 calendar

Fire Trucks in Action 2018 calendar

Fire Trucks in Action 2018 calendar

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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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