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New fire station for Wheeling (more)

Updated photo of the new fire station for Wheeling

Wheeling FD Fire Station 23 under construction

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New fire station for Wheeling (more)

Construction photos of the new fire station for Wheeling

fire station being built

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fire station being built

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Planes skids off runway at Chicago Executive Airport, 10-21-20

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Jet slides off the runway at Chicago Executive Airport Wednesday night 10/21/20

Wheeling FD Crash Truck 23 on scene

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Prospect Heights FPD Crash Truck 39 on scene

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Prospect Heights FPD Crash Truck 39 on scene

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Double fatal MVA in Prospect Heights, 9-30-20

Police and firefighters from Prospect Heights and Wheeling responded to a crash with entrapment Wednesday morning (9/30/20) that was reported at Wolf and Palatine Roads. The incident actually occurred at Messner Drive and Wolf Road with both vehicles crashing through an outer fence at the Chicago Executive Airport. An SUV was on it’s roof and a small box truck on it’s side at the edge of a taxiway. Two victims were entrapped and a third was ejected from one of the vehicles and was trounced dead at the scene. One of the other patients also died and the third was critically injured.

SUV upside down after serious crash

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Working fire in Wheeling, 8-22-20

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about 5:40 p.m. Saturday August 22, Wheeling Fire Department to a report of a townhouse fire at 1477 Chippewa Trail

flames engulf townhouse in Wheeling

Prospect Heights FD Tower 9

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Prospect Heights FD Tower 9

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Wheeling FD Truck 24

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ARFF training at Chicago Executive Airport, 8-19-20

Firefighters from the Prospect Heights FPD and the Wheeling FD trained together for aircraft rescue and firefighting at the Chicago Executive Airport

Oshkosh P-19 ARFF

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Rosenbauer America Timberwolf with bumper turret

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E-ONE Titan 4x4 ARFF

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Firefighters enter aircraft on fire during training

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Firefighters with hand line battle fames near an airplane

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Crash with entrapment in Wheeling, 8-9-20

Wheeling police and firefighters were sent to 189 South Milwaukee Avenue around 4:15PM on Sunday (8/9/20) for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment. The location was within blocks of Wheeling Station 24 and the battalion chief was on the scene quickly. He reported a one-car MVA with extensive damage and entrapment after the car had apparently crossed two lanes of traffic before striking a retaining wall at 189 S Milwaukee and then completely sheered off the front porch of a building at 213 S. Milwaukee before coming to a stop in the adjacent parking lot. Wheeling companies were assisted at the scene by Prospect Heights Ambulance 39 and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Engine 52.

A passenger in the car signed a medical release at the scene and the driver was transported to an area hospital after being extricated from the wreck.

crash scene in Wheeling IL 8-9-20

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crash scene in Wheeling IL 8-9-20

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crash scene in Wheeling IL 8-9-20

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Stryker ambulance cot at crash scene

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Wheeling Fire Department news

From the Village of Wheeling Facebook page:

Congratulations to these esteemed Wheeling Fire Department employees who were recently promoted!

From the desk of Fire Chief Mike McGreal:

It is with great enthusiasm that I announce Lieutenant Steve Mella is promoted to the rank of deputy fire chief. Steve is a 25 year veteran of the Wheeling Fire Department, with 14 years at the rank of lieutenant. Steve has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin, Stout and has been a paramedic since 1994. Steve has collaborated with the public, local EMS systems and hospitals, neighboring fire departments, the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) elected officials, and local agencies. He was deployed to the Gulf Region in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as part of the Illinois MABAS response. Steve also was recently deployed to North Carolina for Hurricane Florence with Illinois Task Force 1, as a swift water technician.

With equal enthusiasm I announce that Firefighter Paramedic Dan Murdock is promoted to lieutenant. Dan has 20 years with the department and also served with the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District for 2 years. He was recently given the responsibility of team leader for the hazardous materials rescue/mitigation team. Dan is also certified in fire investigation and is a member of the department’s fire investigation team.

And saving the best for last, Management Analyst Ileen Bryer has been promoted to executive officer. Ileen spent 2 years with the Wheeling Police Department before coming over to the fire department for the last 5 years. She handles the day to day administrative functions of the department as well as all facets of the medical billing program, manages and participates in the Cook County Pharmaceutical Dispensing plan, manages/updates the Cook County Hazard Mitigation Plan, manages the departments records management system Imagetrend™ and Aladtec™ scheduling system, and chairs the village’s Threat Hazard Identification Risk Analysis (THIRA).

Wheeling FD Deputy Chief Steve Mella

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Wheeling FD Lieutenant Dan Murdock

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Box Alarm fire in Wheeling, 7-10-20 (more

Brief video from Larry Shapiro of the Box Alarm fire in Wheeling, 7-10-20

 

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Box Alarm fire in Wheeling, 7-10-20

Wheeling firefighters and neighboring auto-aid companies were dispatched for a confirmed fire at 15 Brougham Drive shortly before 4PM on Friday (7/10/20). Police officers were confirming a fire and the header was visible for miles from a burning mobile home in the Whippletree Village mobile home community off of McHenry Road in Wheeling. First arriving companies found a mobile home trailer completely engulfed by fire with flames communicating to neighboring units on either side. Initial reports which proved to be inaccurate were that two children might have been trapped inside. The first engine company on the scene initiated a defensive attack. Both Wheeling engines had lines off and all auto aid and mutual aid companies provided manpower support.

Crews attacked fire in three mobile homes and dealt with high ambient temperatures. The original fire building was destroyed and the adjacent units suffered extensive damage to the point of becoming uninhabitable.

Wheeling firefighters were assisted by firefighters from Prospect Heights, Buffalo Grove, Northbrook, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Long Grove, Schaumburg, Palatine, Palatine Rural, Rolling Meadows, Lake Forest, and Lake Zurich.

heavy smoke from trailer fire

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Firefighters use a 2 1/2" hand line to battle trailer fire

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Firefighters use a 2 1/2" hand line to battle trailer fire

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Firefighters use a 2 1/2" hand line to battle trailer fire

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