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Wauconda ambulance for sale

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2007 International 4300 / Medtec Ambulance

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Wauconda FD ambulance for sale

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2007 International 4300 / Medtec Ambulance for sale

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Wauconda Fire District news

From the Wauconda Fire District Facebook page:

It is with a heavy heart that the Fire District announces the death of retired Division Chief Al Schlick Tuesday evening. Chief Schlick began his career as a paid-on-call firefighter with Wauconda in November of 1987. He transitioned to a full time position in June of 1991 rising up through the ranks to Division Chief of Training. Chief Schlick retired from Wauconda in July of 2015. From there he served as Deputy Chief with the Huntley Fire District. Chief Schlick made everyone around him a better person. His passion, love, and knowledge of the fire service is what made him a mentor to so many. Chief Schlick had the ability to see the potential in people entering the fire service and help them achieve their very best. His advice was sought out by young and old across this great nation. Certainly the Wauconda Fire District was the beneficiary of his selfless service and friendship, and he will be truly missed. Thank you for your service Al – we will take it from here.

Remembering Al Schlick

Wauconda Fire District Division Chief of Training Albert W. Schlick III

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Fatal fire in Lake Barrington

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Firefighters from the Wauconda Fire District were called to a structure fire in the 1100 block of Oak Hill Road, a gated community of condominiums in Lake Barrington, at 4:46 a.m. Friday morning. When they arrived they found all the residents had escaped and there was one burn victim. Nothing was showing outside the building, but when firefighters entered they found heavy smoke on the second floor from a bedroom fire that they were able to extinguish with 200 gallons of water.

The victim was transported to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington, by ambulance and then transferred to Loyola University Medical Center in Cook County. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, the 77-year-old woman died at Loyola University Medical Center at 3:50 p.m.

A family dog was rescued by firefighters and given oxygen.

Damage was estimated at $125,000 and the cause of the fire appears to be accidental. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office assisted by firefighters from Lake Zurich, Nunda Township, Barrington, Countryside, Long Grove, Buffalo Grove, and Lake Zurich investigated the fire.

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New engine for Wauconda Fire District

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

The Wauconda Fire District will publicly unveil its new fire engine during a public ceremony 9AM on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Station No. 2, 404 W. State Road, Island Lake.

The 2019 Rosenbauer Commander engine has a 750-gallon water tank and can pump 1,500 gallons per minute. It replaces a 1996 Pierce Saber with more than 100,000 miles. The new rig cost $454,00.

new fire engine for the Wauconda Fire District

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Dive box in Wauconda, 4-19-19 (more)

Excerpts from the lakecountyjournal.com:

About 7:20 p.m. on Friday night, two boys were in paddle boats on Bangs Lake in Wauconda. They had been playing in the neighborhood when they came across the boats and decided to go out onto the water, officials said.

The two panicked because of the strong wind and rough water conditions, and they jumped into the lake to swim back to shore, police said. Nearby fishermen overheard screaming, pulled an 11-year-old boy out of the water and took him to shore. First responders Fire department divers could not initially locate the second boy, who was identified as Geraldo Rodriguez, 9.

The Wauconda Fire District called for additional divers and sonar technicians. The effort was switched from rescue to recovery about 10:30 p.m. Friday and continued until about  3 a.m..

The sonar team found the boy’s body around noon Saturday near the deepest part of the lake, which is about 30 feet deep. The water was about 45 degrees, and the surviving child is being treated for hypothermia.

Crews from Lake Zurich, Barrington, Long Grove, Round Lake, Fox Lake, Countryside, Grayslake, McHenry Township, Crystal Lake, Buffalo Grove, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Mundelein, Cary, Nunda Rural, Gurnee, Newport, Huntley, Fox River Grove, Richmond, and Wonder Lake assisted during the incident.

fire department divers

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firefighters and police use a drone to search for a missing boy

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fire department divers search a lake

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fire department divers search a lake

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Dive box in Wauconda, 4-19-19

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Wauconda Requested a dive Box Alarm for a rescue at Bangs Lake. After two hours into the incident it was turned into a recovery. 
Here are some photos from the scene.
 
Thanks, Tyler Tobolt

Divers and sonar technicians were looking for a 9-year-old boy in Bangs Lake in Wauconda Friday night. Wauconda police said they were called to Lakeview Villa Beach at about 7:20 p.m. for a water rescue. A 10-year-old boy and 9-year-old boy had been on the lake in a paddleboat, they went into the water and screamed for help. Nearby fishermen were able to pull the 10-year-old out of the water before emergency crews arrived.

Rescuers were still searching for the 9-year-old boy as of 9:45 p.m. Police said high winds and rough water carried the boy out towards the center of the lake. Fire officials said that 15 divers and a group of sonar technicians from both the Wauconda Fire Department and other nearby fire departments continued to search for the boy.

 

Fire officials said the 10-year-old boy did not sustain any life threatening injuries and that divers and sonar technicians would likely continue to search until midnight.

9-year-old boy drowned in Wauconda 4/19/19

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9-year-old boy drowned in Wauconda 4/19/19

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9-year-old boy drowned in Wauconda 4/19/19

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9-year-old boy drowned in Wauconda 4/19/19

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Wauconda Fire District news

Wauconda Fire District Deputy Chief Ed Dagdick retired Friday evening after 38 years with the department.

retirement gifts for Wauconda FD DC Ed Dagdick

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Wauconda Fire District Deputy Fire Chief Ed Dagdick

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retirement gifts for Wauconda FD DC Ed Dagdick

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Wauconda Fire District Deputy Fire Chief Ed Dagdick with his daughters

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This from Tim Olk:
During Ed’s speech he talked about how he met his wife 22 years ago. He came into the hospital doing CPR on an infant and handed her the baby in the ER. Last night for the first time, Ed met that same person, now 22-years-old.
retiring Firefighter is reunited with 22-year-old that he saved as an infant

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3-Alarm fire in Tower Lakes, 11-15-18

Excerpts from Chicago.cbslocal.com:

A massive fire in Tower Lakes proved to be difficult to fight, when firefighters couldn’t access water in the area. One person was injured in the blaze, and a dog was missing.

The fire started shortly after 9 p.m. at a home in the 100 block of South Hills Drive. Wauconda Fire District officials said the area does not have hydrants, which slowed firefighting until more trucks arrived to provide extra water. Crews from 23 other fire departments helped fight the fire.

The people who live in the home escaped with all but one of their dogs, who was missing. One person who lives in the home was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

The blaze caused about $250,000 in damage. The cause is under investigation.

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Wauconda Fire District news

Excerpts from there DailyHerald.com:

Wauconda Fire District Chief Mike Wahl is retiring after nearly 34 years with the department. He is stepping down effective Jan. 1, though a traditional walkout ceremony is planned for Dec. 15, his last day on the job.

He joined the department as a firefighter-paramedic in May 1984 and rose through the ranks. He’s been fire chief since 2015. Wahl also has served as Wauconda’s emergency management agency director, and he’s served on Illinois’ emergency services management and incident management teams, among other responsibilities.

The fire district board has selected David Geary, the agency’s business manager, to succeed Wahl. He joined the district in 1978 as a firefighter-paramedic and stayed on staff until 1990. He returned to the district in 2012 as business manager, a post with financial and administrative duties. Geary will be sworn in as the new chief Dec. 21.

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Wauconda Fire District news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

A neighbor reported the fire at 12:45 p.m. Saturday on the 5000 block of Little Drive in unincorporated McHenry County, according to a news release from the Wauconda Fire District.

When firefighters arrived, there was visible, heavy smoke coming from the attic. No one was inside the home when the fire started. A dog in the house escaped without injuries and is staying with a neighbor..

The fire was out in 15 minutes and caused about $50,000 in damage, rendering the home uninhabitable.

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