Red pickup truck submerged in a small pond after the driver was rescued in Vernon Hills (PHOTO CREDIT: Max Weingardt)
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Firefighters’ Quick Response, Quick Rescue for Pickup Truck Driver Standing on Submerged Vehicle in Vernon Hills

GUIDE TO GETTING OUT! Lincolnshire-Riverwoods firefighters, paramedics and divers responded about 6:57 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2022 to a report of a vehicle in a small pond near Fuji America Corporation, 171 Corporate Woods Parkway […]

Moorehead Drive and Raddant Road Batavia Aerial View (©2020 Google Maps)
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Man Dies, Found Trapped by Lawnmower Underwater in Retention Pond in Residential Neighborhood, Moorehead Dr, Batavia

Police and firefighter/paramedics from Batavia responded about 9:06 a.m. Monday, September 28, 2020 to a report that a worker was trapped underwater beneath a commercial lawnmower in the block of 900 Moorehead Drive in Batavia. […]

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One Child Critical, Five People Transported to 2 Hospitals After Overcrowded Boat Capsized in the South Branch of the Chicago River Near 18th St, Chicago

Nine people were on a small boat when it flipped over on the South Branch of the Chicago River. Police and firefighter/paramedics, and divers responded about 6:38 p.m. Wednesday July 22, 2020 to a report […]

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Lake Zurich Fire Department Rescues Two People Clinging to a Marker Buoy After Row Boat Overturns on East Side of Lake Zurich

The Lake Zurich Fire Department responded at 2:02 a.m. Monday May 25, 2020 to a report of three people in the water after a 12-foot row boat overturned in Lake Zurich. First responder companies arrive […]

Chicago firefighters after ice rescue at the Museum of Science and Industry (SOURCE: Chicago Fire Department)
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Chicago Firefighters Rescue Woman Who Fell Through Ice in Columbia Basin Near Museum of Science and Industry

Firefighters rescued a woman after she went in through broken ice to rescue her dog in the Columbia Basin just south of the Museum of Science and Industry. Police and firefighters and paramedics from Chicago […]