Posts Tagged Wilmette Fire Department

House fire in Wilmette, 7-30-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

Wilmette firefighters were called to 1826 Elmwood Avenue Saturday afternoon for a reported house fire. Police officers arrived first and advised that there was smoke showing. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire before fire companies arrived on scene. The first engine reported that the residents had exited the building and took a line to the second floor where they found drapes burning and a small fire though the entire house was charged with smoke. Winnetka firefighters rescued a cat that was in distress. The cat was given oxygen and taken to a local vet by Wilmette police officers.

One of the elderly residents suffered a burn to the hand and both were transported to Skokie Hospital. The fire was out quickly and before long some mutual aid companies were returned.

Units at the scene included Wilmette Battalion 26, Tower 26, Engine 27, plus Ambulances 26 and 27. Winnetka Engine 28, Glenview Engine 13, Skokie Squad 18, Northfield Truck 29, Evanston Truck 23, and Glencoe Ambulance 30 were the auto and mutual aid companies.

smoke from house on fire

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firefighter crawls into house on fire with smoke

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smoke from house on fire

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Wilmette FD Engine 27 E-ONE e-MAX

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firefighter paramedic aids elderly fire victim

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firefighter revives cat after fire

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firefighter rescues cat from house fire

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Winnetka RD Engine 28

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Skokie FD Squad 18 Pierce Dash

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Glenview FD Engine 13 Pierce Enforcer

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House fire in Glenview, 5-30-16

Glenview firefighters were called to 526 Woodland Drive on Monday afternoon (5/30/16) for a house with heavy black smoke filling the structure. The header was visible as companies responded to the scene and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire. Northfield, Wilmette, Morton Grove, and Skokie units were due on the alarm. The fire was contained quickly to a bedroom and portion of the attic though the home’s interior sustained heavy smoke damage throughout.

E-ONE e-MAX fire engine

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Glenview FD Pierce Arrow XT fire engines

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firemen repack hose after a fire

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house in Glenview IL

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House fire in Northfield, 3-26-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

Northfield firefighters were called to 2050 Norfolk Road this afternoon (3/26/16) for a reported brush fire that was encroaching on a house. First arriving companies found smoke from the attic and requested a full Code 3 response before upgrading to a working fire Code 4 with visible fire in the attic. Automatic and mutual aid units included engines from Northbrook, Winnetka, and Glencoe, trucks from Glenview, Wilmete, and Northbrook, plus Highland Park Squad 33. The rear of the house was damaged along with the attic above the garage. The fire was out within 20 minutes of the initial call for service.

house fire aftermath with holes in the roof

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E-ONE e-MAX fire engine at fire scene

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North brook fire truck staged at fire scene

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E-ONE e-MAX fire engine at fire scene

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firefighters overhaul fire scene

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Glenview firefighter at fire scene

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firefighters overhaul fire scene

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Highland Park FD Spartan ERV fire engine

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aerial fire trucks at fire scene

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House fire in Wilmette, 10-22-15

Wilmette firefighters were notified of a house under construction that was on fire in the 900 block of Shabona Lane around 10:35PM on Thursday night (10/22/15). An orange glow in the sky was reported by the police and the alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire as companies left quarters. Flames were estimated to be 20+ feet above the house and encroaching on the neighbor’s house to the north.

An aggressive interior attack  followed a blitz attack from a deck gun, and the fire was out in about 20 minutes.

house engulfed in flames

Flames engulf the second floor above the garages and can be seen moving towards the D-side exposure.

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Code 4 fire in Wilmette, 5-28-15

This from Larry Shapiro:

Wilmette firefighters were called to 506 5th Street Friday afternoon (5/28/15) by a resident that had smoke in their 2nd floor apartment. Companies arrived and found a small fire in the basement that was traveling up the pipe chase to the fourth floor.

The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire bringing units from Skokie, Winnetka, Glenview, Glencoe, Northbrook, and Evanston as they opened walls on all floors to get at the fire.

E-ONE Cyclone II e-Max fire engine

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E-ONE Cyclone II e-Max fire engine

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E-ONE Cyclone II tower ladder

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panoramic image of fire scene

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courtyard building fire scene

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Northbrook FD Lieutenant

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Pierce Enforcer fire engine

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Code 4 fire in Glencoe, 4-30-15 (more)

Video by Larry Shapiro from the fire in Glencoe (4/30/15)

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Code 4 fire in Glencoe, 4-30-15

Glencoe was called to the construction site at 328 Tudor Court for a fire on the roof. Several pallets of styrofoam were burning which produced an impressive header with a good amount of smoke. Northfield and Winnetka had ladders to the roof with hand lines. Glencoe and Northfield were on hydrants. Wilmette dropped hose and made a hydrant but did not end up supplying water.

Highwood and Highland Park were also at the scene. One construction worker was transported by Glenview Ambulance 6 to Highland Park Hospital.

Pierce Saber fire engine at fire scene

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heavy smoke from roof at construction site

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Smeal quint at fire scene

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E-ONE e-MAX fire engine at fire scene

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fireman pulls hose at fire scene

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fireman on aerial ladder with dark smoke

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fire truck seen through smoke

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Pierce Impel fire engine hooked to hydrant

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aerial fire truck deployed on jacks

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fireman climbing aerial ladder

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firemen after battling a fire

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Wilmette firefighters and village in arbitration

Excerpts from the Chicagotribune.com:

It will probably be Labor Day before Wilmette’s union-represented firefighters and village officials learn how an arbitrator has ruled in a contract dispute between the two parties. Until that time, the 33 unionized department employees comprising the majority of Wilmette’s 44 sworn firefighters will continue working without a new contract, as they have since Dec. 31, 2013.

The main issue holding up negotiations, which began before the last three-year contract expired, is the village’s desire to institute a two-tier wage system for firefighter-paramedics.  Patrick Harrington, a representative of the firefighters, confirmed April 23 that contract talks had gone to an arbitrator for a ruling, and that the two-tier salary proposal was one of the issues. Harrington said both sides had agreed not to comment publicly on the negotiations beyond that.

Non-union village employees hired after Wilmette instituted a new, lower pay scale in January 2011 are paid less than those hired before that time. The move to a dual wage system was part of cost-cutting measures implemented in the 2011 budget. The village’s union-represented police accepted a similar two-tier system in 2013.

 

To view Wilmette’s police and fire contracts, visit http://www.wilmette.com and click on the village manager’s office menu.

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Box Alarm in Wilmette, 2/17/15 (more)

Steve Redick compiled this cellphone video footage by Jim McCall of the Woman’s Club of Wilmette fire (2/17/15).

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Box Alarm in Wilmette, 2/17/15 (more)

Photos by Niko Stefani from the Woman’s Club of Wilmette fire on Tuesday, (2/17/15).

mobile communications unit at fire scene

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fire trucks at winter fire scene

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building collapse after fire

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fire truck at winter fire scene

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fireman climbing aerial ladder

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fire truck at winter fire scene

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fire truck at winter fire scene

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fire trucks at winter fire scene

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fire trucks at winter fire scene

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firemen at winter fire scene

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fire trucks at winter fire scene

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video by Larry Shapiro

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