NINETEEN AMBULANCES DISPATCHED TO SCENE OF ELEVATED CO
Glenview police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:00 p.m. Wednesday January 16, 2019 to a report of people feeling ill from high levels of carbon monoxide at Glenview Terrace Rehabilitation Center, 1511 Greenwood Avenue in Glenview.
At least six people were transported by paramedics and hospitalized Wednesday night, but the exact number patients transported was initially unknown outside of fire/rescue command professionals at the scene. The incident resulted in Glenview Fire Department command activating an extra alarm for paramedic rescue ambulances. An initial EMS Box Alarm was activated at 8:04 p.m. A Second Level EMS Box Alarm was activated by 8:34 p.m. Glenview fire command skipped the 3rd Level and elevated to a Fourth Level EMS Box Alarm, which was activated by 10:46 p.m. A Fifth Level EMS Box Alarm as activated by 11:15 p.m.
— NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) January 17, 2019
Three paramedic rescue ambulances from Glenview responded to the scene, and before the incident was secured, paramedic crews with ambulances responded from Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Elk Grove Village, Highland Park, Morton Grove, Niles, North Maine, Northbrook, Northfield, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Rosemont, Schiller Park, Wheeling, and Wilmette.
Many of the extra ambulances with paramedic crews were dispatched for assignments related to assessment of patients and transfer to safety away from the elevated carbon monoxide levels.
Des Plaines and Skokie firefighters, assigned to fire engines, stood by in Glenview fire stations to protect the rest of the Village of Glenview.
Investigation into the cause of the Carbon Monoxide leak is ongoing.
Glenview Terrace Rehabilitation Center specializes in post-hospital and orthopedic rehabilitation, according to the website glenviewterrace.com.
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