Archive for March 24th, 2023

Northbrook Fire Department news

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Nearly 100 cats and dogs were rescued from a Northbrook home that caught fire on Monday, and now they need homes. When fire crews responded to the house fire, they discovered 43 dogs and 48 cats living in deplorable conditions.

Once the situation was uncovered, animal control was there by 10 p.m, and crews worked until 3 a.m., By 7 a.m., animal control workers contacted a dog shelter that accepted all 43 dogs, most of which had some type of issue.

They could not take the 48 cats that were found living in the home.

The dogs are all Chihuahuas and weigh between five and nine pounds, though one was 17 pounds and considered to be the mom. Many of the other dogs had fleas and skin, hair, and dental problems. All the dogs will need to be spayed and neutered, and once adopted, will require microchips.

The endeavor of taking on 43 dogs though is a costly one. Costs could be about $25,000 to get the dogs the care they need while also ensuring they have a roof over their heads and staff to care for them.

Border Tails Rescue is funded through donations and adoption fees. To help pay for the care of the 43 new tenants, they are accepting donations on Facebook. The organization hopes to bring in $21,500.

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Waukegan, IL 2nd Alarm Sonar Box, 3-23-23

This from Jimmy Bolf:

Waukegan, IL 2nd Alarm Sonar Box 03/23/23; #WaukeganFD; #divers; #JimmyBolf; #MABAS; #sonar; #fireboat;

Jimmy Bolf photo; #WaukeganFD; #divers; #JimmyBolf; #MABAS; #sonar;

Jimmy Bolf photo

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New engine for Buffalo Grove FD (more)

This from Andy Russell:

Pics from the final inspection of our new engine. Once it leaves the factory it will head to FSI in St John for graphics and equipment mounting. Expecting it to be ready April-May ish.  (so 145034); #BuffaloGroveFD; #FireTruck; #EONE; #EONEStrength; #e-MAX; #Typhoon;

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