CARDINAL EMERGENCIES: Fire Scanner and Citizen Witness Reports for Thursday, November 1 2018

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THU NOV 01 2018 ~2:30 PM Chicago Ridge Fire Department HOUSE FIRE/Working Fire 6335 S Washington St Chicago Ridge, IL Report of a house fire. Fire knocked by 2:47 pm. Investigators dispatched at 2:58 pm. [INCIDENT MAP]

THU NOV 01 2018 ~2:34 PM Des Plaines Fire Department Extrication Crash Response/No Extrication Crash Des Plaines, IL Extrication crash involving a car that crashed into the back of a semi-trailer truck MM 44.5 SB (just north of Northwest Highway). BC61 on arrival reports a minivan into the back of a semi-trailer truck with heavy damage at 2:38 pm. BC61 reports one patient, no entrapment. [INCIDENT MAP]

THU NOV 01 2018 ~12:42 PM Des Plaines Fire Department Bus Crash/Personal Injury Crash/EMS Plan 1 Elmhurst Road and Oakton Street Des Plaines, IL Report of a Pace Bus rear-ended by another vehicle with injuries. EMS Plan 1 by 12:47 pm. E63 on arrival reports they’re westbound west of intersection with a Pace Bus and one vehicle, occupying one lane.E63 reports at least 4 patients by 12:50 pm. 4 ambulances dispatched. 5th and 6th ambulance requested by 12:54 pm. [INCIDENT MAP]

THU NOV 01 2018 ~3:45 AM Lansing Fire Department Personal Injury Crash/Vehicle Fire I-80/I-94 and Torrence Ave Lansing, IL Lansing, IL Report of a crash with injuries when car left Torrence Ave and ended up on the eastbound lanes of I-90/I-94. The car ignited and burned. The driver was injured and transported to a hospital — listed in Serious Condition. [INCIDENT MAP]



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Note: Reports are early reports involving breaking news, which may contain inaccurate information before confirmation from official sources. Dates, times and LOCATIONS (addresses, etc.) are NOT official and are subject to corrections or updates, which may or may not be completed on this page. Beginning October 21, 2018, Cardinal News began publishing an emergency incident page “FIRE LIVE AND ARCHIVE” for consolidating select incidents in Chicagoland for each day. Reports are generated from emergency radio communications, official public safety (e.g. Twitter accounts, press releases official sound bytes, etc.), and citizen witness reports. Incidents reported without sources noted are generated from emergency radio communications. The most recent incidents are posted at the top of the page during the day. New Incidents on THIS PAGE (in beta) are ENTERED THROUGHOUT THE DAY, and SOME NEW INCIDENTS may be ENTERED on this page after the initial publish date as follow-up for the day’s incidents.

E = Engine, T = Ladder Truck, TL = Tower Ladder, Q = Quint, SQD = Squad, BC = Battalion Chief, A = Ambulance, M = Medic, Box Alarm = Extra group of equipment & crews during major emergency (followed by 2nd through 5th level, Interdivisional Box for escalation), Still & Box Alarm = Extra group of equipment in Chicago (followed by 2-11 through 5-11 alarm, Interdivisional Box for escalation), EMS Plan = Extra group of ambulances during major emergency (Plans 1 through 3 for escalation), ALS = Advanced Life Support, BLS = Basic Life Support, Code Green = Non-urgent illness or injury, Code Yellow = Non-life-threatening injury or illness but observed for worsening condition, Code Red = Immediate Advanced Life Support required for possible life-threatening illness or injury, Code Black = Deceased, Level I Trauma Center = Hospital capable of total patient care in emergency (/traumacenter), TRT = Technical Rescue Team (e.g., high-angle, confined space, underground or below grade operations), MABAS = Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, Task Force = Special response in disaster or major emergency

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