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Tag Archive | "Elgin Fire Department"

Elgin Firefighter Awarded Medal of Merit After Giving Aid at 2 Crashes in 1 Day — Near Hampshire, Arlington Hts

Crash injures two Cook County Sheriff’s deputies, wrecks two police cars on eastbound I-90 (Jane Addams Memorial Tollway) just west of Arlington Heights Road. Elgin firefighter Shay Brill was awarded a Medal of Merit for his actions at a serious crash when he pulled over on I-90 near Arlington Heights on Tuesday night December 5, […]

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Firefighter Shocked by Exposed Wire in Attic Fire on South St in Elgin

Elgin police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:23 p.m. Saturday January 13, 2018 to report of a fire in an attic at a house at 458 South Street. Crews on arrival confirmed an attic fire and requested a working fire response by 7:30 p.m. A firefighter suffered an electric shock when he unknowingly contacted an exposed […]

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House Explosion and Fire on S McClean Blvd at Meyer St, Just North of Elgin Mall, Elgin

Elgin police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:24 PM Sunday December 10, 2017 to a report of a house explosion near the home’s garage with fire at a house just north of Elgin Mall — dispatch address estimated from position on satellite map, 248 South McClean Boulevard Elgin, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of […]

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Woman Dies After Tripping onto Railroad Tracks, Path of Metra Train in Elgin

A woman who was struck by a Metra train about 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning near Chicago Street and the Metra Milwaukee District West line tracks died Thursday afternoon. Elgin police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:30 a.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017 to a report of a pedestrian struck by a Metra train. The incident caused life-threatening […]

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Woman Struck by Metra Train Seriously Injured Near Elgin Train Station

Elgin police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:30 a.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017 to a report of a pedestrian struck by a Metra train. The incident causing life-threatening injuries and major trauma to her legs occurred just before 6:30 a.m. Thursday when inbound Metra Milwaukee District West train No. 2210 struck the female pedestrian near the […]

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Stretch Limousine Rollover Crash 1 Killed, 6 Injured on Eastbound I-90 West of Dundee Ave (Route 25), Elgin

Illinois State Police and Elgin firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:20 AM Friday to a report of a rollover crash with injuries on eastbound I-90 EB just west of Dundee Ave, Elgin Il. Illinois State Police and Elgin firefighter/paramedics reported multiple injuries on the scene. At least nine ambulances were called to the scene for the crash […]

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Mobile Home Fire Caused by Unattended Space Heater and Propane Heater on McClean Blvd, Elgin

Elgin police and firefighters responded about 1:40 PM Monday to a mobile home fire at 909 South McClean Boulevard Elgin, IL. Firefighters on arrival reported black smoke coming from a mobile home. The fire had fully-engulfed the mobile home by the time firefighters arrived.  SPACE HEATER …  Family Displaced After Elgin Mobile Home Fire – […]

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Elgin Police Conduct Mass Shooting Drill, But As a Secret Radio Department, Neglect Public Awareness Practice

Elgin police today conducted an active shooting with mass casualties drill. On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at Kimball Middle School, 451 N McLean Boulevard in Elgin, the Elgin Police Department the Elgin Fire Department, School District U-46, and several area hospitals conducted a joint training scenario involving an active shooter/mass casualty event. The training scenario […]

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Aurora, Elgin, Naperville Mayors: Don’t Just Worry About Safer Rail Cars, Worry About Safer Police/Fire Communications

Stalled freight train at the UP Northwest Line Metra Train Station in Arlington Heights reveals a common, highly toxic hazardous material in white tanker car (dimethyl sulfate — highly poisonous, corrosive, carcinogenic and mutagenic). The railroad lines through Aurora, Elgin and Naperville carry an even greater variety and quantity of hazardous materials. Starting with a […]

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Odor Sickens 12 People, Including Rescue Workers, at Apartments on Birch Drive Near Woodview Lanes Bowling Alley

Elgin police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:20 p.m. Monday to the 1100 block of Birch Drive when a resident of an apartment building called 911 to report a strange odor that was causing watering eyes and a metallic taste. Most or all of residents had already evacuated before emergency crews arrived Eventually nine residents and […]

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Man Gets Aggressive with Video Camera Operator and Firefighter at Fire Scene in Elgin [VIDEO]

Fireground operations showing toddler rescued by firefighter Kevin Hartmann, white/male getting aggressive with the camera operator, and then shoving a firefighter before police arrived in Elgin. THU NOV 19 2009 ELGIN — LATE REPORT (FOR VIDEO ARCHIVE) Elgin Fire Department responded to a house fire just after 3:10 p.m. to find a first floor front […]

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Utility Natural Gas Odor, Then House Explosion in Elgin: Six Injured

Video at house explosion in Elgin about thirty minutes after blast on Elma Avenue. Elgin Fire Department responded to a house explosion and fire about 9:00 p.m. Tuesday at 708 Elma Avenue in Elgin. An apparent natural gas leak caused an explosion and fire that destroyed the house. Six people were transported to hospitals after […]

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