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Wheeling Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

On August 30, Christian Flores called 911 because his mother, Amy, was unconscious and unresponsive, wasn’t breathing, and she didn’t have a pulse.

While sending Wheeling and Long Grove crews to the scene, Regional Emergency Dispatch alarm operator Jacqueline Miller began instructing Flores how to perform CPR. He did so for more than eight minutes until Wheeling firefighters arrived and took over CPR. They also used a defibrillator to shock Flores’ heart into a proper rhythm. A Long Grove FPD ambulance arrived and took Flores to the hospital. Working together, they saved Amy Flores’ life.

Christian Flores, Miller, and the firefighters who responded to the emergency were publicly lauded during Monday’s Wheeling village board meeting for their heroic efforts. Amy Flores was in the audience and received hearty applause from the crowd when Wheeling Fire Chief Mike McGreal introduced her.

Miller was called to the dais to receive a Life Saving Award. Christian Flores was unable to attend the presentation but also received a Life Saving Award.

Company Citation Awards were given to Wheeling Fire Department Battalion Chief Mark Menzel, Lt. Jason Macauley, Firefighter/Paramedic Jeff Goolish, and Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician Joe Dina. Company Citation Awards also went to Long Grove firefighter/paramedics Mike Gallagher and Nick McDowell.

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New buggy for Long Grove FPD Battalion 55

From Facebook page of Emergency Vehicles Technologies:

2022 Chevy Tahoe
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Long Grove Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from the dailyherald.com:

Congratulations to Fire Chief Robert Turpel on his retirement from the Long Grove Fire Protection District after 30 years of service.

Turpel came up through the ranks to become fire chief in 2001. During his 20-year tenure as chief, the LGFPD witnessed extraordinary growth in its formation, business operations and in its heightened service and contribution to the surrounding communities.

Under Turpel’s direction, the fire district became a full-time fire department. Through his leadership and strong financial and business acumen, he was able to update and increase the ranks of firefighters while creating a well-balanced fiscal policy and balance sheet for the department, resulting in the hiring of full-time and part-time firefighters, further needed departmental investments, and the creation of a pension plan for firefighters.

In further service to the community, he initiated the publication of the LGFPD newsletter for the Village of Long Grove, was an active member of the Regional Emergency Dispatch Center, helped create CERT (County Emergency Response Team) for the area of southern Lake County, and was active in updating the regional training center, CAFT (Combined Area Fire Training), that serves many of the fire districts in the area.

 

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Long Grove Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from the Dailyherald.com:

The Long Grove Fire Protection District is pleased to announce the hiring of Paul Segalla as fire chief, effective Nov. 15.

Chief Segalla brings experience from an extensive fire service career and was selected after a comprehensive nationwide search.

Segalla’s fire career includes serving in Illinois for the Downers Grove Fire Department, Aurora Fire Department and Lockport Township Fire District and, in more recent years, serving as fire chief in the Los Angeles area for the City of West Covina, the Chino Valley Fire District, and the Upland-Montclair Fire Department.

Segalla earned a bachelor’s degree in fire administration from Western Illinois University and a master’s degree in public administration from Northern Illinois University. He has also completed the rigorous Executive Fire Officer course through the National Fire Academy.

Recruitment for the fire chief position was conducted by the Illinois Fire Chief’s Association Professional Evaluation and Assessment Service and yielded 24 applicants. The search and evaluation process was complex and collaborative, encompassing interviews by phone, video conferencing and in person; a comprehensive Assessment Center; and presentations by the top five applicants.

At the conclusion of this process, Chief Segalla was identified as the unanimous choice by the Long Grove Fire Protection District board of trustees.

The LGFPD has been operating under Interim Fire Chief David Riddle since March 2021.

The Long Grove Fire Protection District covers approximately 14 square miles with 12,000 residents in southern Lake and northern Cook Counties of Illinois. The area covered includes portions of five villages and three townships. The department is a combination of full-time sworn members and permanent paid-on-premise members.

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Long Grove Fire Protection District news

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As a Long Grove Fire Protection District crew participated in continuing education for cardiac arrest protocols, a man sounded his truck’s horn at the station’s garage doors seeking help last month.

Chief Robert Turpel issued commendations Monday night to his firefighters and the registered nurse who was providing the cardiac arrest training for saving the life of Christopher Loeber, 58, of Long Grove. 

Loeber was heading to work on July 16 when he began having breathing problems. After finding his rescue inhaler empty and unable to speak, he decided against calling 911 and figured the firehouse was his best shot for help. He pulled his truck in front of the fire station’s doors at about 10:10 a.m.

CPR and advanced life support were provided to Loeber, who was without a pulse for possibly up to three minutes. His pulse returned with adequate cardiac output on the way to Good Shepherd,

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Crash with entrapment in Buffalo Grove, 4-1-18

The driver of an SUV was trapped after a one-car collision with a tree. Firefighter from Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Long Grove were at the scene on west Deerfield Parkway between Milwaukee Avenue and Busch Parkway. The extrication lasted just over an hour. The victim was transported to Condell Hospital.

Buffalo Grove Firefighters cut trapped driver from car

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Buffalo Grove Firefighters cut trapped driver from car

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Buffalo Grove Firefighters cut trapped driver from car

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Holmatro rescue tools at crash site

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Holmatro rescue rams at crash

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fire trucks at Buffalo Grove crash scene

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Holmatro rescue rams at crash

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Firefighters use battery operated Holmatro rescue tool

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Buffalo Grove Firefighters cut trapped driver from car

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As seen around … Loango, Alabama

 The former Long Grove FPD Squad 55 has a new home with the Loango Volunteer Fire Department in Alabama.

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Loango Volunteer Fire Department

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The former Long Grove FPD Squad 55 has a new home with the Loango Volunteer Fire Department in Alabama.

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House fire in Long Grove, 7-10-17

Long Grove firefighters were sent to 4745 Wellington Drive Monday morning before 5:30 for a reported house fire. Based on phone calls received, dispatchers at RED Center upgraded the Code 3 response to a Code 4 for the working fire while units were en route. Long Grove Squad 55 arrived and reported visible fire and initiation of a transitional attack. The fire at the roof’s peak above a two-story front foyer was knocked down quickly. Companies remained on the scene doing extensive overhaul and salvage work.

Water supply was secured through the use of tankers that were nursing Long Grove Squad 55. A partial list of units at the scene included Long Grove Squad, Tanker, and Ambulance 55, 5500, 5501, 5502; Buffalo Grove Quint 27 and Battalion 4; Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Truck and Battalion 51; Arlington Heights Engine and Ambulance 4; Wheeling Engine 23; Countryside Tanker 411; Prospect Heights Tanker and Ambulance 9; plus tankers from Palatine Rural,  Barrington Countryside, and Wauconda; Lake Zurich Engine 4 and 3203; Libertyville Quint 462; Barrington Ambulance 361; Deerfield-Bannockburn Squad 19;  and Palatine Engine 81.

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Lincolnshire Riverwoods FPD Truck 51

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fire trucks at fire scene in driving rain

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aerial ladder reaches roof with set back

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Firefighters with hose line at fire scene

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fire department tanker nursing an engine

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Firefighters on ground ladder overhaul after house fire

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Long Grove FPD Squad 55 E-ONE Typhoon fire engine at fire scene

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Firefighters on ground ladder overhaul after house fire

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Long Grove FPD Squad 55 E-ONE Typhoon fire engine at fire scene

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Long Grove FD orders new engine (more)

photos from Larry Shapiro of the new E-ONE Typhoon rescue engine for Long Grove Squad 55. It’s a 2017 Typhoon 2000/730/50F so#140766

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Long Grove FPD Squad 55

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E-ONE law tag

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E-ONE law tag

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E-ONE law tag

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Long Grove FPD Squad 55

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Long Grove FPD Squad 55

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House fire in Prospect Heights, 6-1-17

Prospect Heights firefighters were called to 409 Etowah Avenue Thursday night (6/1/17) at 9PM for a house fire. First arriving units had fire showing from the B-Side of the house and made a quick hit from the exterior. The area is without hydrants and the first-due tanker was out of service. As Prospect Heights Engine 39 laid out 1,500′ of 5″ hose to a nearby school, Long Grove Tanker 55 supplied water to Prospect Heights Engine 9 in front of the house. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for the working fire bringing companies from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Wheeling, Elk Grove Township, Northbrook, and the Palatine Rural FPD.

 

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flames from window of house on fire

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FF with hose line at house fire

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Spartan Gladiator Classic Alexis fire engine

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Long Grove FD Tanker 55

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Prospect Heights FPD Battalion 9

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aftermath of house fire

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Prospect Heights FD Engine 9

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Firefighters prepare PPE before entering house on fire

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Firefighters after battling a house fire

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