Archive for February 10th, 2012

Lake Zurich orders ambulance

The TribLocal has an article which states that Lake Zurich:

Trustees this week approved the purchase of a $207,000 2013 International 4300 ambulance with a Medtec AD170 body to replace a 15-year-old International Road Rescue ambulance that has a long list of needed repairs, according to a Fire Department memo. Fire  officials also told the village board that a new “reserve” fire engine is also needed.

Following the approval of the new ambulance, Wheelock proposed a new fire engine that would not exceed $475,000 and whose cost would be split between the village and the Lake Zurich Rural Fire Protection District. Replacing part of the fire department’s fleet would be a year ahead of schedule, but much needed, Wheelock said.

The complete article can be found HERE.

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Garage fire in Mt Prospect 1-23-12

The Mount Prospect Fire Department handled a fire several weeks ago in an attached garage at 133 Gregory in unincorporated Cook County.

Drew Smith provided the following description:

Two story house set back from the road about 150 feet.

Fire in the garage which communicated into a wall adjoining the house.

Garage contained a work shop with a large amount of tools, machinery and welding tanks.

(Glenview) E8 used a 2&1/2 inch line to knock down the fire.  It was a stubborn fire due to the garage storage.

A second line went into the house to check for fire spread.

The interior house wall adjoining the garage was opened as was the ceiling of the first floor near that wall and some additional fire was located then extinguished.

GV E8 was apparently first on the scene followed by MP E14 and Tower 13. I believe GV is part of the code 3 in that area along with PH A9.

Code 4 companies included myself, PH E39, DP battalion, and DP Truck 81.

Tim Olk, has been playing catch-up lately while he tries to get up-to-date with posting all the images that he’s shot. He recently submitted a few images from the scene on Gregory.

Mount Prospect garage fire at 133 Gregory 1-12-12

Firefighters overhaul the garage after the fire was extinguished. Tim Olk photo

Mount Prospect garage fire at 133 Gregory 1-12-12

The fire was contained to the garage area which was packed full. Tim Olk photo

Glenview, DesPlaines, and Prospect Heights provided assistance at the scene.

Mount Prospect garage fire at 133 Gregory 1-12-12

Prospect Heights Deputy Chief Drew Smith was assigned to take a forward position and provide progress reports.. Tim Olk photo

Drew provided some history on the area where the fire occurred:

Gregory is part of unincorporated Forest River.  Forest River subdivision has a fire district that has contracted with MP since 1970.  Before then, Forest River had their own FD.  The old MPFD Station 14 was the forest river station.  I’ve attached an old FRFD photo.

Forest River Fire Protection District tanker

From the Prospect Heights Fire Department archives.

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