Posts Tagged Wauconda

Lakemoor apartment fire goes to 3 alarms

The Fox Lake Fire Department received calls for a fire in an apartment building in the 500 block of Autumn Boulevard in Lakemoor around 11PM last night. Arriving roughly four minutes later, companies found fire through the roof of the three-story, light-weight constructed building. A structural collapse occurred shortly thereafter.  This was a 3-11 for tankers and a Box Alarm for the structural collapse with at least 19 fire departments represented on the scene.

Four tower ladders went to work (Fox Lake, McHenry Township, Wauconda, and Round Lake) in addition to several handlines and ground level master streams.

Interesting apparatus notes from the incident include the following:

  • Countryside and Grayslake both had their new apparatus at the fire.
  • Several of the units on-scene were equipped with Nightscan or Command Light towers including engines from Antioch, Grayslake, and Round Lake plus squads from Fox Lake and Barrington.
  • At one point late into the fire, the Fox Lake Tower Ladder (Spartan/3D/Nova Quintech) which was in sector 1, deployed the articulating jib of the fly-section of the ladder over the building
  • McHenry Township had four units on the scene: engine, tower, tanker and squad
  • Round Lake had three units on the scene; engine, tower, and tanker
  • Lake Villa had three units on the scene; engine, tanker, and ambulance
  • Grayslake had an engine and tanker at the scene
  • Lake Bluff responded with an engine … probably the farthest distance travelled
Antioch Fire Department Alexis engine

Antioch's American LaFrance/Alexis engine with a Nightscan lighting up the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Fox Lake Fire Department Spartan Alexis squad

This Fox Lake squad has two light towers capable of providing enough light for any scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Countryside FPD US Tank tanker

Countryside put this new tanker into service this summer. It is shown here working at it's second tanker box already. In the background, Round Lake's engine is lighting up the porta-tanks with a Command Light mounted on the cab roof. Larry Shapiro photo

Fox Lake Fire Department Nova Quintech Sky Arm

The Nova Quintech Sky Arm tower ladder from Fox Lake with the jib section articulating down from the main ladder. Larry Shapiro photo

Of the 19 departments represented at this fire, has the following departments posted to the website:

  • Buffalo Grove
  • Cary
  • Countryside
  • Lake Bluff
  • Lake Forest
  • Lake Villa
  • Libertyville
  • Long Grove
  • McHenry Township
  • Mundelein
  • Newport Township
  • Wauconda

These are not yet represented on the site:

  • Antioch
  • Barrington
  • Fox Lake
  • Grayslake
  • Lake Villa
  • Nunda Rural
  • Round Lake

Larry Shapiro  has a gallery of images from this fire which can be viewed HERE.

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Wauconda Fire District Open House

Wauconda Fire District logoThe Wauconda Fire District will be having an open house from 10AM to 2PM on Saturday, October 9, 2010.  The open house will be at Station 1 located at 109 West Liberty Street, Wauconda, Illinois 60084.  For questions or additional information please call 847-526-2821.

Also, if you go to they are offering pink t-shirts for sale as a fund raiser for breast cancer research since …

Real Men Wear Pink !Wauconda Fire Department Cancer Fundraiser

The order form or the option for ordering on-line is on the main page.

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Albert W. Schlick III

Division Chief / Director of Training

Wauconda Fire District

109 West Liberty Street

Wauconda, Illinois 60084

847-526-2821 – Station

847-416-7508 – Direct

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Grayslake gets Seagrave engine

The Grayslake Fire Department (not yet represented on the site) in Lake County (Division 4) has recently taken delivery of a custom Seagrave engine. Engine 2717 has a top mount pump panel and an elevated light tower nested on top of the cab roof. The unit was due to a 2-11 alarm in Wauconda’s Fire District at 30699 N. Route 12 (Rand Road) in Volo. A commercial barn was destroyed just before midnight on June 1st. Some images from the fire scene can be seen HERE.

Grayslake Seagrave engine

A new Seagrave engine that was recently delivered to Grayslake is shown here in staging at a 2nd alarm fire in Volo, IL (Wauconda FIre District). Photo by Larry Shapiro

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New Wauconda engine at first major fire

Last year The Wauconda Fire District received a new Ferrara engine that was mentioned HERE.  Wauconda had a 2-alarm fire this morning at 255 Indian Trail Road in North Barrington and the new engine was first-in. HERE is a link to a gallery of images from the fire scene.

Wauconda Fire District Ferrara Engine

Wauconda Engine 3410 is a 2009 HME/Ferrara 1500/750. The light tower on the cab roof lights the scene. Photo by Larry Shapiro

McHenry Township FPD Pierce Velocity Tower Truck 12

Another new rig at this scene is McHenry Township's 2009 Pierce Velocity Tower Ladder (Truck 12). Photo by Larry Shapiro

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Wauconda Fire District is online

The Wauconda Fire District in Division 4 is online showcasing their 3 stations and all of their apparatus. One of the featured rigs is Engine 3410, their new Ferrara Intruder 2 which was put into service at the beginning of November.


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New engine in Wauconda

The Wauconda Fire Department in Division 4 has taken delivery of a 2009 Ferrara Intruder 2 engine which has gone into service at Station 1 as Engine 3410. The Intruder 2 cab and chassis is made by HME and the unit has a 1500 GPM pump with 750 gallons of water.


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