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Extra Alarm Fire at St. Margaret’s Hospital on 1st Street in Spring Valley, Illinois

697 Police and firefighter/paramedics from Spring Valley responded about 10:00 a.m. Monday March 30, 2020 to a fire at St. Margaret’s Hospital, 600 East 1st in Spring Valley. A MABAS Division 25 Box Alarm (Box #103) was activated at 10:07 a.m. Monday. Firefighters from DePue, Oglesby, and Standard were assigned to respond mutual aid. The […]

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Posted in FIRE BLOG C

Single-Vehicle Crash with Large Traffic Signal Standard: Entrapment and Fire Kills Driver at Algonquin Rd and Golf Rd, Arlington Heights

4,025 Fatal crash Thursday 10:41 p.m. at Golf Road (Route 58) and Algonquin Road (Route 62) closed roadways for investigation until 4:55 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2020 (VIDEO SHOWS SEVERE DAMAGE TO A VEHICLE; VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED). Police from Arlington Heights and Rolling Meadows and firefighter/paramedics from Rolling Meadows and Schaumburg responded about 10:41 p.m. […]

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Firefighters Fighting Prolonged Garbage Truck Fire on Weiler Rd Near Oakton St (IL-83), Unincorporated Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect

1,256 Police and firefighter/paramedics from Mount Prospect responded about 11:06 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020 to a report of a garbage truck fire at 117 Weiler Road in unincorporated Arlington Heights near Mount Prospect’s south side. Firefighters received a report from the driver that there is “natural gas” on the truck, and that there was […]

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Posted in FIRE BLOG B

Vehicle Wedged Under Semi-Trailer Truck with Entrapment on EB I-90 Near Route 72, Hoffman Estates

1,346 Illinois State Police and firefighter/paramedics from Hoffman Estates responded about 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2020 to a report of a serious crash with entrapment on eastbound I-90 at Mile Marker 62. Rescuers received a report that a BMW was wedged under a semi-trailer. The victim was reported to be conscious. Firefighters reported the […]

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Posted in FIRE BLOG C

Three Highland Park Firefighters Begin Quarantine of 14 Days After Patient They Treated Tests Positive for Coronavirus COVID-19

454 Three City of Highland Park Fire Department personnel are confirmed to have been exposed to COVID-19, following the positive test of a patient they treated on March 16, 2020. The paramedics will remain in quarantine for the next fourteen days, per guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health. On Monday, March 16, the […]

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Posted in FIRE BLOG C, Healthy & Fit

Three Firefighter/Paramedics from Highland Park Fire Department Quarantined After Emergency Call for Patient with At-Risk International Travel History and Symptoms

378 Three members of the Highland Park Fire Department were quarantined Monday, March 16, 2020 after they responded to a call for a patient with high risk international travel history and symptoms consistent with a coronavirus infection. The patient they treated has not yet tested positive for COVID-19 but recently traveled internationally and could have […]

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Posted in Fire/Rescue/EMS Notebook, Gov, Healthy & Fit

Gov. Pritzker Activates Illinois National Guard from 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria, and Other Army and Air National Guard to Assist with Logistical Support and Medical Staffing

812 Illinois Governor JB Pritzker on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 activated about 60 Illinois National Guard service members from the Air and Army National Guard to assist first responders and medical providers with the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic response. The Illinois National Guard released the following statement on Facebook at 6:51 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2020 […]

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Posted in Disaster Report

Airports Not Prepared for Influx of Passengers from Europe Travel Ban; Scenes from O’Hare

671 The European travel ban activated by Proclamation by President of the United States Donald J. Trump went into effect at midnight Friday (actually 11:59 p.m. on Friday/Saturday). The travel ban proclamation was announced Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The travel ban to and from Europe in the United States caused long, dense lines Saturday, March […]

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Posted in Air Travel, FIRE BLOG C, Gov

Panic Buying: Pedestrian Hit by a Vehicle at Niles Costco, Large Crowds at Niles, Mount Prospect, Schaumburg Stores

10,239 Police and firefighter/paramedics from Niles responded about 9:55 a.m. Friday March 13, 2020 to a report of a pedestrian hit by a car at Costco, 7311 North Melvina in Niles. The incident occurred while hundreds of people were purchasing products in anticipation of possible supply chain difficulties with an expected spike of illnesses locally […]

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Posted in Biz, FIRE BLOG C, Shopping

Police: School Bus Driver Didn’t Extend Stop Sign When Teen Student Was Hit by SUV While Crossing Thomas St at Walnut Ave, Arlington Heights — SUV Driver Not Charged

3,247 Teen Hit by Passing SUV After Exiting School Bus on Thomas St Arlington Heights. No charges or citations have been issued for the driver of a silver Toyota Highlander SUV after a male teen collided with her vehicle just after the SUV passed a stopped school bus on Tuesday March 3, 2020 at Thomas […]

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Posted in FIRE BLOG, Public Service

Extra Alarm Mulch Fire at Down to Earth Landscaping on Old Sutton Rd North of Higgins Rd, Barrington Township

1,794 Police and firefighter/paramedics from Barrington Countryside FPD responded about 5:56 a.m. Monday March 9, 2020 to a large mulch fire at Down to Earth Landscaping, 15N365 Old Sutton Road. UPDATE: BOTH MABAS BOX ALARMS STRUCK OUT BY EAST DUNDEE FPD AT 9:20 AM. LIVE TRAFFIC MAP … Old Sutton Road is possibly blocked between […]

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Posted in FIRE BLOG C

Two Killed in Single Vehicle Crash at Russell Rd and Delany Rd in Newport Township, Lake County

1,443 Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and firefighter/paramedics from Newport Fire responded about 6:45 a.m. March 8, 2020 to West Russell Road and Delany Road in Newport Township for a traffic crash with injuries. Lake County sheriff’s deputies on arrival located a 2006 Infiniti sedan with major damage. The vehicle was occupied by the driver and […]

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Posted in FIRE BLOG C, Public Service | Traffic on Twitter



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