Extrication of a Horse From a Horse Trailer Window Opening in Parking Lot at Full Moon Family Restaurant on Skokie Highway Near Lake Bluff, North Chicago

North Chicago police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:04 AM Wednesday January 10, 2018 to a report of police on the scene requesting a rescue extrication operation for a horse trapped in a trailer window opening at 1300 Skokie Highway North Chicago, Il. Police on the scene requested a rescue help for a horse that was trapped in a horse trailer window opening. The trailer was parked at Full Moon Family Restaurant — a 24-hour restaurant near Lake Bluff and North Chicago.

A horse was caught after it tried to jump out of a horse trailer. Firefighters improvised to support the stuck and suspended horse with a three-inch blitz line hose used as a girth harness. The improvised girth harness was linked to the bottom of the Tower Ladder truck basket of Tower Ladder 1539 with rescue rope and carabiners.

Citizens, including the horse’s owner, used the bed of a pickup truck and a bobcat tractor to support the horse before firefighters arrived and improvised with their rigging.

The horse was safely rescued with only minor cuts.

North Chicago Fire Chief Dell Urban credited Lt. James Axtt in command of the call and rigging, and Battalion Chief Josh Rickabaugh and firefighters Marc Harman, Brian Henderson, Carlos Perez and Leonard Cooksey as successful crew members on the call.

FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …

Station 2 response

ENGINE(S): E1515

TRUCK(S): T 1539

SQUAD(S): SQD ??

CHIEF(S): BC ??

EMS: A ??

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