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Archive | 24/7 Fire Rescue!

5-Alarm Fire at Overbrook Gardens Apartment Building at 63rd and Jefferson in Overbrook Neighborhood in Philadelphia

Video showing least 5 handlines, multiple elevated streams, and interview with Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel. Philadelphia firefighters responded just after 2:00 a.m. Monday to a fire at an apartment building at the northwest corner of 63rd Street and Jefferson Street. The fire was eventually elevated to a 5th Alarm. Cold weather is a challenge […]

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Fire in Commercial Office Building on Colfax St Near Quentin Rd, Palatine

Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded at 3:53 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2018, to the report of a burning odor inside the commercial office building at 707 West Colfax St. in Palatine. The first Palatine Fire Department crews arrived on the scene at 3:57 p.m. and reported light smoke from a first floor tenant space. The […]

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Cessna 310 Pilot Taking Off at Chicago Executive Airport: Heard a Pop, Discovered His Nose Gear Was Wobbling in Skies Over Wheeling

Cessna 310 failed nose gear landing after several flyovers at Chicago Executive Airport. The call for help from Prospect Heights and Wheeling firefighter/paramedics was received at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2018. However, not until pilot Vartan Seferian and passenger Howard Norber (also a pilot) made sure they really had an aircraft emergency. Both men […]

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Village of Arlington Heights Summarizes Storm Stats at Board Meeting

The Village of Arlington Heights summarized winter storm statistics following the blizzard that struck Nov. 25-26, 2018 this week at the Village Board Meeting Monday night, December 3, 2018. About 12,000 power outages were reported in Arlington Heights, which was reportedly the Chicagoland community with the second highest customer power outage count after the City […]

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Power Outage Just West of Streets of Woodfield Near Higgins Rd and Martingale Rd, Schaumburg

Schaumburg 5:13 AM Wednesday December 5, 2018 to multiple activated alarms in the area of Seasons 52 1770 East Higgins Road Schaumburg, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics discovered a power outage in the area of Higgins Road and Martingale Road. ComEd reported the power outage affected 19 customers. Customers Affected: 19 Crew Status: Crew Investigating Probable […]

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Rollover Crash with Vehicle Fire, Burn Victim at Busse Road and Palm Drive Mount Prospect

Pickup Truck Fire Investigation on Busse Rd Near Palm Dr, Mount Prospect Mount Prospect police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:40 PM Tuesday December 4, 2018 to a report of a rollover crash with a vehicle fire at Busse Road and Palm Drive Mount Prospect, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that person that got […]

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Crash with Injuries at Randhurst Village Entrance on Elmhurst Rd, Mount Prospect

Mount Prospect police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:58 PM Sunday December 2, 2018 to a report of a crash with injuries at the entrance to Randhurst Village 950 North Elmhurst Road Mount Prospect, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics initially initially received a report of a crash at 413 N Elmhurst Avenue but the crash was confirmed […]

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Atlantic City Electric Comes to the Rescue for Downed Power Line Blocking Emergency Room Access to Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights

Downed Power Line Atlantic City Electric Helping ComEd in Arlington Heights, Illinois Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:13 PM Friday November 30, 2018 to a report of a power line sagging over the roadway at Central Road and Dwyer Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics arrived on the scene and discovered a […]

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4 Hurt in Crash with Injuries at Rand Road and Wilke Road Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:00 AM Friday November 30, 2018 to a report of a crash with injuries Rand Road and Wilke Road Arlington Heights, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a crash with injuries involving a minivan at Rand Road and Wilke Avenue east of Route 53. Early report […]

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Snow-Covered Traffic Signal Blamed as Possible Contributing Factor in Crash with Injuries at Arlington Heights Rd and White Oak St Arlington Heights

T-bone crash at site of snow-covered traffic signal at Arlington Heights Road and White Oak Street, Arlington Heights Wednesday afternoon. Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 1:27 PM Wednesday November 28, 2018 to a report of a crash with injuries at Arlington Heights Road and White Oak Street Arlington Heights, Il Arlington Heights, Il. […]

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Posted in FIRE BLOG, Streets

Small Fire Immediately Extinguished in Room at Willow Bend School on Barker Ave, Rolling Meadows

NO INJURIES REPORTED Rolling Meadows police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:32 AM Wednesday November 28, 2018 to a report of an Activated Fire Alarm at Willow Bend Elementary School, 4700 Barker Ave Rolling Meadows, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of an Activated Fire Alarm followed by a report of smoke from Room 130. […]

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FDNY Fire Engine Driver’s Training: Lectures, Simulator, Obstacle Course, Tests

New York City firefighters train for two weeks on Randalls Island to learn how to drive fire trucks. Some fire trucks weigh 40 tons and are 42 feet long. The training includes lectures, a virtual simulator, and an obstacle course. Firefighters that become drivers of fire trucks and fire engines in New York City go […]

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