CARDINAL EMERGENCIES: Fire Scanner and Citizen Witness Reports for Tuesday, November 6 2018


TUE NOV 06 2018 ~8:35 PM Elmwood Park Fire Department HOUSE FIRE/BOX ALARM 7934 Oakleaf Ave Elmwood Park, IL MABAS Division 20 Box Alarm on Box #100 for a house fire (bungalow with closely-spaced homes). [INCIDENT MAP]

TUE NOV 06 2018 ~8:12 PM Northlake FPD Bottling Commercial Building/Working Fire 400 N Wolf Rd Northlake, IL Commercial building fire at bottler “Dr Pepper Snapple Group” south of O’Hare International Airport. [INCIDENT MAP]

TUE NOV 06 2018 ~11:30 AM Palatine Rural FPD Extrication Crash Ela Road and Palatine Road Inverness, IL Inverness, IL Report of a crash with injuries in front of Palatine Rural fire station. E36 on arrival reports two cars with heavy damage. E36 reports need to pop a door by 11:34 am. One extricated by 11:41 am. Second ambulance requested by 11:43 am. Crash also reported on Waze. [INCIDENT MAP]

TUE NOV 06 2018 ~11:07 AM Rolling Meadows Fire Department Personal Injury Crash Hicks Road and Kirchoff Road Rolling Meadows, IL Report of a crash with injuries on Hicks Road north of Kirchoff Rd. BC15 reports a 2-vehicle crash with occupants out of the vehicles. [INCIDENT MAP]

TUE NOV 06 2018 ~9:34 AM Chicago Fire Department Working Fire 3963 Merrimac Ave Chicago, IL Report of a fire in the basement of a duplex. Fire out by 9:39 am. [INCIDENT MAP]

TUE NOV 06 2018 ~9:15 AM Barrington Countryside FPD Car vs Tree Crash/Personal Injury Crash Cuba Road and Route 59 Barrington, IL Report of a crash with injuries on IL-59 south of Cuba Rd. Crew on arrival reports a car in a ditch with moderate damage and no entrapment. Southbound IL-59 most affected by traffic delays. [INCIDENT MAP]

TUE NOV 06 2018 ~9:12 AM Car vs Light Pole/Extrication Crash Meacham Road and Schaumburg Road Schaumburg, IL Report of a crash with a light pole and driver can’t open car door. Second ambulance dispatched by 9:15 am. Schaumburg crews report they are working to extricate one person by 9:18 am. [INCIDENT MAP]

TUE NOV 06 2018 ~5:14 AM Chicago Fire Department Medical Emergency on CTA tracks 41.875886, -87.686055 (CTA Blue Line and Western Ave Chicago, IL ) Report of a person under the CTA train confirmed by BC17. Holding SQD1 and 515; need ambulance at top of tracks by 5:22 am. One victim transported to Cook County Stroger. [INCIDENT MAP]

TUE NOV 06 2018 ~2:30 AM Chicago Fire Department Car vs Wall/Personal Injury Crash 41.808947, -87.631375 (NB Dan Ryan Expressway and 47th St Chicago, IL) Report of a crash with injuries after a car hit a wall barrier in the inbound express lanes. Might have been south of 47th because E54 and T20 were possibly assigned this call. [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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