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Rendering of the new Fire Station 24 in Wheeling

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Wheeling trustees unanimously approved construction for Fire Station 42 to be rebuilt at 135 McHenry Rd. with a maximum price tag of $7,699,244. Village officials say they have saved the money to make this happen, and would not need the support of taxpayers by referendum or lenders. Wheeling has been saving funds for this since 2019. Based on call volume and call location studies, the village needed to have two stations on the west side of the railroad tracks.

The project was introduced with a budget goal of $5 million, but flood detention fix costs exceeded the $5 million, prompting a higher expected cost. Construction on the 10,700 sq. ft. building should to break ground this spring and take a year to complete.

The new station will be substantially the same as Fire Station 23 at 780 S. Wheeling Rd. Since 2009, the current Station 42 has been shared with the Wheeling Police Department on Dundee Road. It was meant to be a temporary solution. 

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Apartment fire in Wheeling, 3-11-23

Wheeling and Prospect Heights firefighters responded to a fire alarm at 375 Plum Creek Drive Saturday morning. Companies arrived to find fire from a third floor balcony on the south side of the building. The alarm was upgraded to a Working Fire which brought additional units from Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Glenview, Des Plaines, Niles, the North Maine FPD, and Northbrook.; #WheelingFD;

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Firefighters from Wheeling Truck 24 made an initial transitional attack from the exterior with a 2 1/2″ line at ground level. Companies from Engines 23 and 24 made an interior attack to extinguish the fire within the apartment. One resident was transported to an area hospital.; #larryshapiro;; #WheelingFD; #FireTruck; #rosenbaueramerica; #Commander;

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New ARFF for the Wheeling FD

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Sneak Peek, 3 shots. Demo ARFF.
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Oshkosh Striker 4×4 for the Wheeling Fire Department

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Wheeling Fire Department news

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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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House fire in Wheeling, 12-4-22

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Firefighters from Wheeling and Prospect Heights responded to an outside fire at 25 Versailles Court Sunday morning at 9:30. Wheeling Engine 23 arrived and reported a fire on the ‘D’ side of the house and upgraded the alarm to a working fire. Flames engulfed the west side of the house along with an outdoor structure, and impinged on the second floor. There was an exposure concern to the house on the ‘D’ side but the fire was contained with what was apparently only damage to the vinyl siding on the neighbor’s house.

Several lines were deployed and Tower 24 went to the roof. The fire appeared to be contained within 15 minutes.

Mutual aid on the working fire came from Mount Prospect, Buffalo Grove, Northbrook, Glenview, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and the North Maine FPD.; #larryshapiro;; #WheelingFD; #housefire;

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New engine for Wheeling (more)

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New engine for Wheeling

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House fire in Wheeling, 2-5-22 (more)

Photos from Jimmy Bolf of the House fire in Wheeling, 2-5-22 

Firefighters battle house fire at night

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House fire in Wheeling, 2-5-22

This from Larry Shapiro:

Wheeling and Prospect Heights firefighters were dispatched to a reported house fire last night (2/5/22) at 8:15 p.m. RED Center upgraded the alarm to a Working Fire prior to the arrival of fire units after receiving multiple calls about a fire at 326 Renee Terrace. At the time of this fire, Wheeling Engine 42 was covering part of Lake Zurich due to a Box Alarm there. They responded to the fire in Wheeling from Lake Zurich.

Wheeling Ambulance 23 was first on the scene reporting heavy smoke and visible flames. All occupants were out of the house. There was a hydrant directly in front of the house with access partially blocked by excess snow near the driveway. Firefighters made entry through the front and darkened the visible flames in short order.  Heavy smoke persisted for several minutes as they extinguished the rest of the fire.

Companies on the scene included all Wheeling units, Prospect Heights Engine 39 and Battalion 9, Buffalo Grove engine 26, Mount Prospect Engine 14, Niles Truck 2, North Maine Engine 1 and Battalion 1, Des Plaines Truck 61, and Arlington Heights Ambulance 2 who transported one resident to the hospital.

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