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New fire station for Wheeling (more)

Construction photos of the new fire station for Wheeling

fire station being built

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fire station being built

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House fire in Waukegan, 2-19-21

Waukegan firefighters responded to 545 W Water Street for a house fire Friday evening and had heavy fire on arrival. The alarm was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm for additional resources.

Waukegan house gutted by fire

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Box Alarm in Des Plaines, 2-14-21

Generator fire at the Rivers Casino

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Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

No injuries were reported from a fire that began shortly after 10 p.m. in the cooking ventilation system and rooftop exhaust fans of Hugo’s Frog Bar in the Rivers Casino. The fire appears to have been sparked when grease that had accumulated in the hood and duct system ignited. The Des Plaines Fire Department reported the fire under control and extinguished just after 11 p.m. Fire damage was isolated to the kitchen hood and duct and a portion of the roof, and there was slight water damage elsewhere.

One of the evacuated patrons requested medical assistance and was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital with a nonlife-threatening issue.

While the casino reopened early Monday, Hugo’s remained closed.

Under the state’s COVID-19 rules, casinos can maintain normal operating hours, which for Rivers Casino means they are open 24 hours a day, but are only allowed 50% of total capacity.

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Skokie Fire Department news

From Skokie Fire Department Firefighter’s Local 3033 Facebook:

We are officially saying goodbye to our 1993 Luverne Squad/Pumper. This rig has valiantly served us for many years “Squad 18” and as our reserve squad apparatus for when our frontline goes in for routine maintenance. A big thank you from all of us for being so reliable for so many years.

1993 Spartan Gladiator/Luverne pumper squad

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1993 Spartan Gladiator/Luverne pumper squad

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And from the archives of Larry Shapiro – Skokie Squad 18 when it first arrived in Skokie.

1993 Spartan Gladiator/Luverne pumper squad in Skokie IL

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1993 Spartan Gladiator/Luverne pumper squad in Skokie IL

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thanks Danny

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Fatal fire in Arlington Heights, 2-4-21

Firefighters from Arlington Heights, Palatine, Buffalo Grove, and Mount Prospect were dispatched to 1929 N Spruce Terrace in Arlington Heights around 8:20AM on Thursday (2/4/21) for a reported house fire. While en route, companies were advised that two residents might be inside and that neighbors reported hoarder conditions within the home. 

Flames were confirmed on arrival by Engine 2 who took a hydrant down the street followed by Palatine Engine 83 who setup in front of the house. The fire was in the rear of the house. Firefighters entered the house to search for the residents and found two adults. Both victims received medical attention before being loaded into ambulances. 

The fire was extinguished within 15 minutes and companies then chased hot spots and smoldering fire found throughout the cluttered contents.

It was reported that neither of the occupants pulled from the house survived.

winter house fire scene

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Posen Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Posen Squad 2823, a 1991 Pierce Lance rescue pumper with a Waterous 1500-GPM pump and a 500-gallon tank.
Mike Summa
1991 Pierce Lance rescue pumper

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And from the Chicagoareafire.com files:

1991 Pierce Lance super command cab pumper

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House fire in Buffalo Grove, 2-1-21 (more)

Photos from Larry Shapiro of the House fire in Buffalo Grove, 2-1-21

Ferrara Inferno tower ladder at fire scene

House fire at 605 Patton Drive in Buffalo Grove, IL 2-1-21. Larry Shapiro photo

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House fire in Buffalo Grove, 2-1-21

Northwest Central Dispatch received a call around noon on Monday (2/1/21) from a resident reporting a neighbor’s house on fire at 605 Patton Drive in Buffalo Grove. Arriving fire companies had flames and heavy smoke through the roof of a small, split-level house. The first unit on scene, Tower 25, initiated a transitional attack from the rear of the house as other companies arrived and began pulling additional lines. Buffalo Grove engine 26 and Arlington Heights Engine 4 were the next to arrive followed by Palatine Engine 82, several ambulances, and chief officers. 

Three hand lines were stretched for an interior attack of the fire that was in the attic and second floor, the bulk of which was extinguished within about 15 minutes.

Additional units at the scene were Buffalo Grove Battalion 4, Chief 400, Chief 401, Chief 408, Arlington Heights Battalion 1, Long Grove Battalion 55, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51, Long Grove Squad 55, Prospect Heights Engine 9, Buffalo Grove Squad 25, Arlington Heights Ambulance 4, plus Buffalo Grove Ambulances 25, 26, and 28.

 

smoke and flames from the roof of a house

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House fire in Arlington Heights, 1-22-21

Arlington Heights police and firefighters were sent to 302 Ivy Lane close to 9PM Friday night (1/22/21) for a reported house fire. Engine 4 was the first to arrive and reported fire through the roof, a second floor window, and siding. They advanced a line into the house as other companies arrived. Arlington Heights Engine2, normally the second engine for this district, was initially on another assignment and Palatine Engine 83 arrived in their place and took a hydrant across the street. Buffalo Grove Tower 25 is the first truck to this area and setup in front of the address. Three lines were deployed to fight the fire which was extinguished in under 10 minutes.

smoke at house fire

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Box alarm fire in Evanston, 1-14-21

Excerpts from the City of Evanston:

On Thursday, January 14, at 1:07 pm, Evanston firefighters responded to the 300 block of Dempster Street for the report of an automatic fire alarm in a residential multi-story structure.

First arriving companies encountered moderate smoke and fire conditions on the third floor. Due to a quick and aggressive offensive attack plus fire sprinkler activation, the fire was extinguished and contained to the unit of origin approximately 10 minutes after crews arrived on scene. 

One middle-aged female was found unresponsive in the apartment, pulseless and non-breathing. Fire crews removed the victim to safety and began resuscitative efforts on scene. En route to a local area hospital, paramedics were successful in resuscitating her. The patient is currently in the intensive care unit. 

Additional equipment from neighboring municipalities assisted the City of Evanston provide station coverage while EFD units battled the blaze. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

apartment building in Evanston

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