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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

Larry Shapiro photo

paramedics aid patient in street after crash

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

Larry Shapiro photo

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

Larry Shapiro photo

Rosenbauer Commander and Freightliner ambulance at crash

Larry Shapiro photo

damaged car after striking a motorcycle

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motorcycle in roadway after crash

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Working fire in Wheeling, 5-12-17

Wheeling firefighters were called to 1460 Anthony Road on Friday (5/12/17) for fire in a detached garage. Arriving companies found a fully involved, two-car garage. The alarm was upgraded to a. Code 4 bringing units from Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, and Long Grove. The garage and one car parked inside were destroyed while radiant heat caused minor damage to the exterior of the home.

Firefighters at the scene of a detached garage that was destroyed by fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters at the scene of a detached garage that was destroyed by fire

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Firefighters at the scene of a detached garage that was destroyed by fire

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Firefighters with hose line at fire scene

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Firefighters at the scene of a detached garage that was destroyed by fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Rosenbauer America Commander Cobra tower ladder with Iines off

Larry Shapiro photo

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Working fire in Wheeling, 4-29-17 (more)

more photos and a video from Wes Jurczak and his wife of the Working fire in Wheeling, 4-29-17

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Working fire in Wheeling, 4-29-17

Wheeling firefighters were dispatched for a working fire Saturday evening at 728 River Walk Drive. A neighbor called to report fire on the outside deck of a unit across the communal driveway that appeared to originate from a propane grill and was extending from the second floor deck to the third floor.

A Wheeling police officer evacuated the resident and firefighters made a quick initial hit with an exterior line that knocked down the bulk of the fire within minutes. Companies entered the unit to extinguish fire that had spread to the interior and stopped the fire from entering and taking hold of the attic space. Units from Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, and Arlington Heights assisted the Wheeling companies at the scene.

Photos and videos are from Wes Jurczak and Larry Shapiro.

apartment deck engulfed in flames

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apartment deck engulfed in flames

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Firefighters battle deck fire

Wes Jurczak photo

Rosenbauer Commander Cobra tower ladder at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

Rosenbauer Commander Cobra tower ladder at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

Wheeling FD Engine 23 at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

aftermath of deck fire in Wheeling IL

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Rosenbauer Commander Cobra tower ladder at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

Rosenbauer Commander Cobra tower ladder at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

aftermath of deck fire in Wheeling IL

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fire truck at fire scene n the rain

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Semi crash in Wheeling, 4-6-17

Wheeling firefighters spent much of the day standing by at the scene of a semi-tanker crash on the perimeter roadway around Heritage Park. The incident was assigned to 224 S. Wolf Road where the truck to a wrong turn into the park.

Wheeling fire truck with disable semi tractor

Larry Shapiro photo

disabled and damaged semi tractor and tanker with hazardous load

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Firefighter drags large diameter hose

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Crash in Wheeling, 3-13-17

Wheeling police and firefighters were called to the intersection of Hintz and Wolf Roads Monday afternoon (3/13/17) for a two-car crash with extensive damage. One driver was transported to Lutheran General Hospital and the other signed a release at the scene.

heavy damage to car after crash

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Wheeling FD Ambulance 24

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firefighters loading patient onto Stryker cot

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Stryker cot auto load system on ambulance at crash

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heavy damage to cars after crash

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Wheeling FD Engine 23R

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compact car crumpled after crash

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Freightliner M2 ambulance at crash site

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Gene's Towing Century carriers

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Gene's Towing Century carriers

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As seen around … Wheeling

This from Larry Shapiro:

I was driving by Wheeling Station 23 and noticed that the 2000 Sutphen engine (Engine 23R) has been repainted and striped to match the new Rosenbauer units and the new ambulances

Wheeling fire trucks and ambulance

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