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Tanglewood Drowning Victim’s Identity Released

A 12-year-old Chicago girl rescued from a pool at Tanglewood Apartments in Arlington Heights apartment Monday afternoon, but who died Tuesday morning, is identified as Jasanae Poole. Poole was pronounced dead Tuesday morning at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, where she was transferred after being transported to Northwest Community Hospital. Authorities believe, according to witness […]

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Drowning Victim Call: 12-Year-Old Girl Dies Day After Rescue From Swimming Pool At Tanglewood Apartments

On August 18, 2014, at approximately 12:00 p.m. the Arlington Heights Police Department, Mount Prospect Fire Department and the Arlington Heights Fire Department were dispatched to the swimming pool at the Tanglewood Apartment Complex, 2134 S. Goebbert Road for a 12-year-old possible drowning victim who was unconscious and not breathing. The victim had been removed […]

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Arlington Heights Brother and Sister Injured in Tubing Crash with Pontoon Boat on Little Star Lake in Manitowish, Wisconsin

Vilas County Sheriff’s Department police and Manitowish Waters Fire and Ambulance firefighter/paramedics responded Thursday to Little Star Lake Manitowish Waters, WI. Firefighter/paramedics received a report that two children were injured on the lake while tubing. A brother and sister, age 11 and 12-years-old who reside in Arlington Heights, were transported to the hospital following a […]

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Medical Emergency at House on Euclid Ave Blocks Traffic in Both Directions, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:19 PM Tuesday to a medical emergency in the block of 400 East Euclid Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics responded to a medical emergency at a residence on Euclid Avenue between Haddow Avenue and Belmont Avenue. Traffic was blocked in both directions until about 6:40 p.m. […]

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Girl from NW Suburban Cary Killed in Devil’s Lake State Park, WI; Identity Released Monday After Tree Fell in Storm Sunday

Monday morning, authorities released the identity of Allison Spahr, as the 11-year-old girl from Cary, who was killed Sunday when a tree fell on her tent in a Wisconsin state park. Thunderstorm winds toppled a large tree onto a tent where she and two family members were sleeping. The two family members, her father and […]

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Dad Saved; “First Save” Involving PulsePoint CPR SmartPhone App in Portland Area

Scott Brawner, an off-duty Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighter/paramedic, was able to help save the life of Drew Basse on May 9, 2014, because of a smartphone app known as PulsePoint, which allows 9-1-1 dispatch centers to connect cardiac arrest victims to people trained in CPR that are near the victim. “This app saved […]

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Woman Jumps from Window at La Quinta on Higgins Rd Near Martingale Rd, Schaumburg

Schaumburg police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:45 AM Wednesday to a report that a woman jumped through a third floor window at La Quinta, 1730 East Higgins Road Schaumburg, IL. Police were on the scene when firefighter/paramedics were called to treat a woman who was reported to have jumped through a third floor window at […]

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“Drinks Tasted Funny to Begin With,” Parents Say Children Accidentally Served Alcohol Restaurant in Chicago

Twelve children transported to various hospitals due to being served alcohol by accident. According to one of the parents in attendance the fruit punch did not appear to taste right, and the restaurant staff came and took away all the drinks. Children were aged 10 and under and were there for a birthday party. A […]

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Critically Injured Anatoliy Elkind Becomes Second to Die from Crash on Rand Rd Near Thomas St, Arlington Heights

Witness interview with Rachel Monat after she swerved to avoid a wrong way driver, that proceeded to crash head-on in vehicles behind her on Rand Road just west of Thomas Street, Arlington Heights. Anatoliy Elkind, 48, of Vernon Hills died at 5:07 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Level I Trauma Center Condell Medical Center […]

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Stanley Ksiazek Identifed As Driver in Fatal Wrong-Way Crash on Rand Rd Near Thomas St

Witness interview with Rachel Monat after she swerved to avoid a wrong way driver, that proceeded to crash head-on in vehicles behind her on Rand Road just west of Thomas Street, Arlington Heights. A Palatine man apparently caused a five-vehicle crash and lost his life when the red Colorado pickup truck he was driving was […]

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PulsePoint, Open Police and Fire Radio Channels: You Might Consider This, Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson

In the early 1970s the major selling point of starting a paramedic service in a fire department was the potential for saving lives with urgent care for heart attack victims and trauma victims. Advanced Life Support — some of it learned on the battlefields in the Vietnam War — was going to save lives. Certainly […]

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Nurse Falls; Killed in Snow Plow Incident at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Parking Lot, Barrington

Lake County Sheriff’s police and Barrington firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:30 AM Wednesday to a report of a pedestrian hit by a snow plow in a parking lot at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 Route 22 Barrington, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that employees of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital were involved in the incident. […]

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