Archive for September 5th, 2014

Two fire districts discuss land swap

The has an article about two districts discussing a land swap:

A plan to disconnect 25 homes from the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District territory is part of a larger land swap deal in the works, the Journal & Topics has learned.

Two public hearings are planned for October regarding a proposal to turn the homes over to Northbrook Rural Fire District control. In return, the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District would add to its tax rolls property along Sanders Road south of Willow now in Northbrook Rural’s coverage area, according to Prospect Hts. Fire Chief Donald Gould.

City officials, however, still have their eye on one day redeveloping close to 30 acres of land south of Willow owned by Allstate Insurance. Allstate’s headquarters are across Sanders Road in unincorporated Northbrook. As part of the land swap, Northbrook Rural would take control of nearly 25 properties in the Forest View Estates subdivision east of Portwine Road north of Dundee.

An apartment development was proposed on eight acres along Sanders late last year, but was rejected by the city after much debate. Gould said the two districts have been in talks about the land swap for almost 10 years — talks that finally came to a head when the apartment plan surfaced. He said most calls to Forest View are ambulance requests already handled by Northbrook due to mutual-aid agreements in place. Prospect Heights would still respond to fires in the nearby Cook County Forest Preserve. Gould said Prospect Heights has maintained control of the area north of Dundee along Portwine since the early 1990s after the consolidation of the former Palwaukee Area and Wheeling Rural fire districts.

The public hearings will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 and 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 at fire stations in Northbrook and Prospect Heights respectively.

thanks Dan

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Highwood donates engine for Pink Heals

Images from Tim Olk of a Highwood FD engine that is being donated to the Sheboygan County Chapter of Pink Heals

Pemfab E-ONE fire engine

Pemfab/E-ONE engine being donated to Pink Heals Sheboygan County Chapter by the Highwood FD. Tim Olk photo

Sheboygan County Chapter , Pink Heals

Tim Olk photo

E-ONE fire truck law tag

Tim Olk photo

E-ONE fire truck law tag

Tim Olk photo

Pin Heals

Tim Olk photo

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Working fire in Tinley Park, 9-4-14

This from Karl Klotz:


Tinley Park Working fire on 174th Street.

Engine Co. 203 was the first arriving engine reporting a working fire in a single-family home.  The main fire was in the first floor and extended to the second floor.

Companies on scene:

TPFD: E201, E201, E203, T204, BC201, Orland T7, Mokena E93


heavy smoke engulfs house

Heavy smoke conditions on arrival. Karl Klotz photo

firemen entering house with hose line and heavy smoke

Crews making entry with the 2nd line. Karl Klotz photo

thick smoke engulfs firemen and fire truck

Tinley Park Truck Co 204 was the first arriving truck. Karl Klotz photo

firemen cut roof to ventilate fire

Orland truck company opening the roof. Karl Klotz photo

firemen enter house through thick smoke

Front of the house. Karl Klotz photo

fireman on roof with flames

Fire venting from the 2nd floor. Karl Klotz photo

fireman on roof with flames

Fire venting from the 2nd floor area. Karl Klotz photo

fireman cuts garage door with saw

Mokena Engine Co 93 opening up the garage door. Karl Klotz photo

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