Posts Tagged Wil-Burt light tower

Lightning strike in Lincolnshire, 5-16-17

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods (LRFPD) firefighters responded for smoke in the house at 20729 Eugene Avenue in an unincorporated portion of their district after midnight 5/16/17. Companies found a haze in the home and smoke on the outside from a small fire apparently caused by a lightning strike. LRFPD units at the scene were Battalion 51, Truck 51, Engine 52, Engine 53, and Deputy Chief 5101. Buffalo Grove Engine 26, Ambulance 26, and Battalion 4 were at the scene in addition to Prospect Heights Engine 9, and Long Grove Chief 5500. Other responding units were returned prior to arriving in staging.

Firefighter cuts siding on a house

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Truck 51

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Firefighter with PPE and hand tools

Larry Shapiro photoFirefighters at the scene of a lightning strike and small house fire 5/16/17 in Lincolnshire, IL. Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters descend ground ladder

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aftermath of lightning strike

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26 E-ONE Typhoon

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Countryside FPD house fire, 5-8-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

Countryside FPD firefighters were called to 26805 N Circle Drive in unincorporated Mundelein just after 1AM (5-8-16) by residents reporting that their house was on fire. Responding units were advised that the fire was blocking the front door and the family was outside but unable to flee a rear deck that was 10 feet above ground level.

The first engine confirmed a fire with flames visible from down the block and the alarm was upgraded to a Full Still. The fire was knocked down within minutes and companies due on the upgrade were returned, which is when I arrived.

house fire aftermath with overhaul

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house fire aftermath with overhaul

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Mundelin FD KME fire engine with light tower

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Countryside firefighters after battling a house fire

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Countryside FPD Battalion 41

The new unit for Countryside Battalion 41. Larry Shapiro photo

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Northfield house fire 8-28-11

updated 10AM

Late Sunday night, residents called the fire department in Northfield reporting smoke in the area of the 300 block of Eaton Street. When the fire department arrived in the area, they had smoke from an undetermined source throughout the block. Firefighters were walking the block when the engineer took the rig to the next block over and found heavy smoke pushing out of a one-story, brick, ranch house at 344 Wagner Road.

Northfield Fire Department house fire 8-28-11 Wagner Road

Winnetka firefighters ventilate the roof as firefighters from Glencoe enter the house on Wagner Road with a second line. Tim Olk photo

Northfield Fire Department house fire 8-28-11 Wagner Road

Smoke dissipates as interior companies hit the fire and ventilation is complete. Tim Olk photo

Northfield Fire Department house fire 8-28-11 Wagner Road

As Glencoe firefighters enter the house, Northfield firefighters search the garage where they found the lights on a vehicle were illuminated. Tim Olk photo

The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire and Northfield companies went to work. Mutual aid responded from Winnetka, Northbrook, Glenview, Glencoe, and Wilmette. The fire was extinguished quickly. The occupants of the house were not home at the time, but the family dog perished during the fire.

Northfield house fire on Wagner Road 8-28-11

Northfield Squad 29 was the first unit on the scene. Firefighters can be seen on the roof after completing vertical ventilation. Larry Shapiro photo

Northfield Squad 29 was the first unit on the scene. Firefighters can be seen on the roof after completing vertical ventilation. Larry Shapiro photo

Squad 29 had a primary and backup line going into the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Northfield house fire on Wagner Road 8-28-11

Glencoe Squad 30 provided supplemental lighting in front of the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Northfield house fire on Wagner Road 8-28-11 Glencoe firefighter

A Glencoe firefighter prepares to remove his personal protective equipment (PPE) after exiting the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Northfield house fire on Wagner Road 8-28-11

Almost no damage was visible from the street. Firefighters cut a hole in the roof and broke several windows to ventilate the house while fighting the fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Northfield house fire on Wagner Road 8-28-11 Glenview Fire Department Engine 13

Glenview Engine 13 was one of the Code 4 companies. Larry Shapiro photo

Northfield house fire on Wagner Road 8-28-11 Northfield Engine 29

After additional staffing was available, firefighters brought Engine 29 to the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Larry Shapiro and Tim Olk were at the scene.

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Libertyville Box Alarm 1-19-11

The Libertyville Fire Department in Lake County received calls about a house fire at 516 Wrightwood Terrace just after 9PM Wednesday evening. An off-duty firefighter reported fire in the unoccupied home. Libertyville companies were met with heavy fire originating at the rear of the house and called for mutual aid. As fire vented through the roof and engulfed the entire rear porch area, firefighters went defensive. Libertyville Quint 462 and Engine 461 setup in the ‘A’ Sector in front of the house. Both units are equipped with Wil-Burt telescoping light towers and provided a bright and safe working environment for firefighters confronted with snow and icy conditions. The 75′ aerial was extended over the house to provide additional lighting from the flood lights positioned at the tip of the ladder. The Metropolitan Emergency Support Services (MESS) was at the scene with a canteen plus a warming bus. The fire was brought under control in about an hour’s time. The house was completely gutted and required extensive overhaul.

Larry Shapiro took in this fire … and arrived after the bulk of the fire suppression had been completed. Nevertheless, here are some images from the scene and a complete gallery can be viewed HERE.

Libertyville Fire Department house fire Wrightwood Terrace

The house on Wrightwood Terrace with light smoke and steam escaping after the fire was knocked down. Larry Shapiro photo

Libertyville Fire Department house fire Wrightwood Terrace

Libertyville Quint 462, a 2008 Pierce Velocity 75' quint was designed with a mid-ship mounted Wil-Burt telescoping light tower. This is extremely useful for night events since the quint is often positioned directly in front of the structure. Larry Shapiro photo

MESS Canteen Metropolitan Emergency Support Services

The MESS canteen was setup next to the rehab ambulance providing snacks and hot beverages for firefighters. Behind the canteen is the MESS warming bus. Larry Shapiro photo

Libertyville Fire Department house fire Wrightwood Terrace

Libertyville's Quint 462 in the foreground and Engine 461 in the background both have deployed their light towers to illuminate the fire scene. The American flag graphic on the grille is attractive. Larry Shapiro photo

Libertyville Fire Department house fire Wrightwood Terrace

Libertyville Engine 461 is on a Dash chassis with everything, including the pump panel, behind roll-up doors. Libertyville has Pierce apparatus featuring the Dash, Velocity, and Quantum chassis in the fleet. Larry Shapiro photo

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Buffalo Grove house fire 12/7

Buffalo Grove initially received a call for a smoking outdoor light fixture before an additional call came in reporting a possible house fire last night on Buckthorn Terrace. When the first engine arrived, they reported smoke and then the incident was upgraded to a working fire response (Code 4). The homeowner had arrived home shortly before the fire department arrived. The house was charged with smoke and there was a small amount of visible fire in the rear. Upon making entry, firefighters encountered heavy smoke and then fire in the ‘C-D’ corner of the house. The fire eventually vented itself through a second story  window as interior crews advanced their lines. There was one minor injury to a firefighter who was transported to the hospital and then released shortly thereafter. Arlington Heights, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Long Grove, assisted Buffalo Grove. Barrington provided an ambulance for rehab and a Wauconda ambulance transported the injured firefighter.

Larry Shapiro submitted the following images, and has a complete gallery HERE.

Buffalo Grove Fire 605 Buckthorn Terrace December 7, 2010

Buffalo Grove firefighters make entry through the front door with heavy smoke conditions inside. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire 605 Buckthorn Terrace December 7, 2010

A firefighter works off the bucket of Buffalo Grove's new Ferrara tower ladder to take out the second floor windows for ventilation. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire 605 Buckthorn Terrace December 7, 2010

Fire self vents through a second floor rear window as interior companies down the hall advance. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire 605 Buckthorn Terrace December 7, 2010 Ferrara engine

Buffalo Grove Engine 26 (217) was the first unit on the scene and tool a hydrant just past the house. Three hand lines were used off this rig to fight the fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire 605 Buckthorn Terrace December 7, 2010 Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD squad 51

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Squad 51, a Pierce Dash HDR, setup just past the tower ladder and deployed a Wil-Burt light tower to illuminate the scene in addition to running several small lights around the house for supplemental lighting. Larry Shapiro photo

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