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Technical rescue in Manteno, 1-8-20

From the Orland Fire Protection District Facebook page:

On January 8, 2020, the Blue CART Team was activated to assist Manteno Fire with a grain bin rescue. Orland responded with Engine 5, Squad 2, Chief 3, and our communications director. Shortly after arriving, it was determined this would be a body recovery. The incident site had multiple grain silos. The silo the victim was in was over 100 feet tall, with extremely limited access. Rescuers used Manteno’s 100-foot tower ladder that reached an access walkway which led to a ladder, then went up another 15 feet to the top of a silo. There was not a lot of room, and with the wind, the temperature was in the single digits. It was decided that they would take their time and rig a lower system since the victim was about 90 feet down the silo. Orland’s Technical Rescue Team members Lieutenant Schick and Lieutenant Girdick were the team to be lowered down into the silo to make the recovery. Though this was a recovery and every precaution was made, it was not any less dangerous, as there was still shifting product and limited visibility. This was an extremely tough rescue, and not any less dangerous than a live rescue. Our members performed professionally, safely, and with all the skills they have learned over the many years as technical rescue team members.

Chief 3 assisted in the command structure. Communications Director Bill Neumann flew our drone which was extremely helpful for command since the rescue was 110 feet in the air. Firefighter Tuburan (CART) assisted in the operations and Engineer Michael Meyrick worked in support of the operation. Once again a job well done by all involved in this tragic situation.

Fire Chief Mike Schofield

Blue Cart Team technical rescue

Tim Olk photo

Blue Cart Team technical rescue

Tim Olk photo

Blue Cart Team technical rescue

Tim Olk photo

Blue Cart Team technical rescue

Tim Olk photo

Blue Cart Team technical rescue

Tim Olk photo

Blue Cart Team technical rescue

Tim Olk photo

Blue Cart Team technical rescue

Tim Olk photo

Blue Cart Team technical rescue

Tim Olk photo

Blue Cart Team technical rescue

Tim Olk photo

Blue Cart Team technical rescue

Tim Olk photo

Blue Cart Team technical rescue

Tim Olk photo

Blue Cart Team technical rescue

Tim Olk photo

Blue Cart Team technical rescue

Tim Olk photo

Blue Cart Team technical rescue

Tim Olk photo

Blue Cart Team technical rescue

Tim Olk photo

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Manteno Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

A 58-year-old worker who fell into a Kankakee County grain bin has died. The accident occurred Wednesday just before noon at the Whitaker grain elevator near Manteno.  Chester Cleveland, who worked for Whitaker Grain for 40 years, was working to clean out the grain bin when he fell in. Manteno Fire Chief Scott O’Brien said Cleveland fell between 70-75 feet down the bin. The fire district received a call of a person in the grain bin at around 11:15 a.m. When crews arrived, two people were found inside the grain bin. The second employee fell in while trying to assist. Firefighters were able to retrieve the second employee.

Rescue crews were on the scene all afternoon.

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Manteo Fire Department news

Excerpts from the Daily-Journal.com:

A Manteno couple was able to escape a fire that heavily damaged their single-story home in the 1200 block of Oak Ridge Drive on the town’s southeast side on Tuesday (1/24/17).

firefighters enter a burning home in a trailer park

Scott Anderson, Daily Journal

Manteno Fire Chief Scott O’Brien said the couple called 911 about 3:22 p.m. while at the same time, an Aqua Illinois employee, who was in the area, stopped to alert them that the fire had spread throughout the attic and a garden shed.

The kitchen, living room, family room, and shed were all damaged.

Manteno was assisted by Bourbonnais, Bradley, Peotone, and Grant Park fire departments.

thanks Dennis

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New ambulance for Manteno

Martin Nowak found this on the Fire Service Inc. Facebook page:

Manteno Fire Protection District

New Road Rescue ambulance for Manteno FPD. Fire Service Inc. photo

Manteno Fire Protection District

Type I ambulance on a Ford F-450 chassis. Fire Service Inc. photo

Manteno Fire Protection District

Interior of new ambulance. Fire Service Inc. photo

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Manteno orders ambulance

This from Ron Wolkoff:

Manteno has ordered a 2013 Road Rescue Ultramedic Type 1 This is their 1st Road Rescue and will be delivered in 180 days Ron

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Manteno orders a brush unit

Bill Friedrich reports that the Manteno FPD is awaiting delivery of a 2012 Ford F-450 4×4 brush truck from 1st Attack. The vehicle will have a 300-gallon water tank and 5-gallon foam tank.

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