Daily Dispatch: Illinois News
Chicago Fire Department: House fire leaves man seriously hurt after jumping from 2nd floor
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 11:35:19 -0800
A man in his 60s was seriously hurt, and a woman also injured, Thursday after the man jumped from the second floor of a burning home in Homan Square on the West Side. Crews responded shortly before 10:50 a.m. for a fire in a row house in the 900-block of South Lawndale Avenue, Chicago Fire Dept. spokesman Larry Langford said.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 11:35:19 AM - SOURCE: WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago
Firefighter Suffers Minor Injuries In South Holland Fire
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 20:23:44 -0800
A firefighter was injured Thursday evening trying to contain a fire at a home in South Holland. The fire broke out at 16754 S. Paxton Ave. in the south suburb, officials said. At one point, fire officials were forced to call in a mayday, when the flames were out of control. CBS 2 is told one firefighter suffered minor injuries.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 8:23:44 PM - SOURCE: CBS Chicago
Fire erupts in Quality GMC dealership’s shop, Alton firefighters make quick work of it
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 15:48:11 -0800
Alton firefighters responded Thursday afternoon to Quality Buick GMC Cadillac, 1620 Homer Adams Pkwy. to extinguish a fire that had erupted in the ventilation system of a paint booth. The blaze caused black smoke to billow into the air from near the rear of the building. Employees were evacuated when the fire broke out around 4 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 3:48:11 PM - SOURCE: Alton Telegraph
Firefighter, Man Whose Life He Saved at Wrigley Field Reunite to Share Their Harrowing Story
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:56:44 -0800
An ordinary day at the ballpark turned into a harrowing fight for survival for one Chicago Cubs fan last summer, and this week he reunited with the man who saved his life on that fateful day. During the Cubs’ Aug. 5 game against the Oakland A’s, John Ginino was sitting in the stands at the Friendly Confines when he suddenly collapsed.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 2:56:44 PM - SOURCE: NBC Chicago
Cherry Valley Fire Protection District asks voters to help eliminate debt
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 06:42:10 -0800
When it comes to quickly extricating motorists from mangled vehicles, firefighters from the Cherry Valley Fire Protection District are second to none. Now, it is the Fire Protection District that needs the public to help extricate it from a $2.25 million financial hole. The lifesaving tool of choice is not the hydraulic-powered Jaws of Life.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 6:42:10 AM - SOURCE: Rockford Register Star
Lockport Township Fire District to hold meeting March 4 on ballot question
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 10:38:54 -0800
The Lockport Township Fire Protection District will hold an informational meeting for residents about an upcoming ballot question on a "modest" tax increase. Voters in the district will decide March 17 on the district's first proposed tax increase in 20 years, according to a news release. The ballot question asks residents for the increase of 0.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 10:38:54 AM - SOURCE: Herald-News
Palatine Fire Department will host a ceremony Sunday morning honoring three firefighters who died during a 1973 blaze
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 08:28:08 -0800
The Palatine Fire Department will host a brief ceremony Sunday morning to recognize the service and sacrifice of three Palatine volunteer firefighters who died in the line of duty fighting a fire 47 years earlier. On Feb. 23, 1973, volunteer firefighters John Wilson, Richard Freeman and Warren Ahlgrim lost their lives fighting a fire in the Ben Franklin store in downtown Palatine.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 8:28:08 AM - SOURCE: Illinois Daily Herald - Metered Site
Adding dispatchers will improve Peoria Fire Department response times, consultants say
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
Adding more dispatchers and switching how they assess medical emergencies could allow the city to absorb possible cuts in staffing without anyone really noticing. That’s the message from Fitch & Associates, a Missouri-based consulting company hired by the city to assess the Peoria Fire Department’s response times and how to navigate tough times while not reducing service to Peoria residents.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Peoria Journal Star - Metered Site
New ambulance added to Tonica Fire fleet
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 10:44:49 -0800
The Tonica Volunteer Fire Department and ambulance service receives no local tax funding, but does receive a great deal of community support. This month, the ambulance service took possession of a new ambulance, purchased completely from savings built through direct donations from villagers and residents within the ambulance district that stretches from Cedar Point along Route 71 on the west and north to Leonore on the south and east.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 10:44:49 AM - SOURCE: News Tribune (North Central Illinois)
East Peoria firefighters respond to fire at UPS
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 12:42:08 -0800
Hundreds of packages lost in a truck fire at UPS in East Peoria. Just after 12:30 Tuesday afternoon, East Peoria firefighters responded to a possible structure fire at UPS on W Camp St. When the companies arrived they saw that one truck was on fire said Deputy Chief Ryan Beck. “The crew was able to quickly determine that the fire was confined to a truck on the backside of the building,” Beck said.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 12:42:08 PM - SOURCE: WMBD-AM 1470
Vacant house is a total loss in Danville, torn down after fire
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 18:36:30 -0800
A house is considered a total loss after it caught fire in Danville, responders said. Capt. Jerry Sparks with the Danville Fire Department said crews responded at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to a home in the 500 block of West Clay Street, which had the front and back engulfed in flames. The vacant house is considered a total loss and was demolished.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 6:36:30 PM - SOURCE: WAND-TV NBC Channel 17
Chicago Police Officers Run Into Massive Apartment Fire To Evacuate Building
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 06:39:15 -0800
VIDEO: Three Chicago police officers were hurt this weekend while saving residents from a burning apartment in Bronzeville. As CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reported, the officers rushed in before Chicago firefighters arrived. They knocked on doors to wake people sleeping inside before the smoke and flames overwhelmed them.
- PUB DATE: 2/16/2020 6:39:15 AM - SOURCE: CBS Chicago
Peoria City Council To Discuss Tweaking Fire and Dispatch Services For Better Efficiency
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:44:11 -0800
The Peoria Fire Department may eliminate low-priority medical calls from its response roster. The Peoria City Council will discuss the results and recommendations from a fire and dispatch service study conducted by Fitch and Associates last year at a special meeting Tuesday. Peoria Fire Chief Tony Ardis said allowing Advanced Medical Transport to solo calls like falls in which the involved person is alert and just wants a hospital transport will free up firefighters for higher-priority tasks like serious accidents or fires.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2020 2:44:11 PM - SOURCE: WCBU-FM Public Radio
Two Chicago firefighters hurt early Sunday as a bakery was destroyed in Austin community
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 14:06:03 -0800
Two Chicago firefighters were hurt early Sunday as a bakery was destroyed on Division Street in the Austin community. The fire broke out just after midnight Sunday at Biondillo’s Bakery, at 4900 W. Division St. at Lamon Avenue. One firefighter was sent to Stroger Hospital of Cook County in serious condition after he was struck by debris.
- PUB DATE: 2/16/2020 2:06:03 PM - SOURCE: CBS Chicago
14 adults, 2 children displaced after Decatur apartment building fire
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 21:45:11 -0800
All residents from a Decatur apartment building were displaced after a Monday fire. Firefighters said they responded at 7:42 p.m. to 421 N. College St, where they found a small electrical fire in the basement. The fire was sending smoke up to the third floor and throughout the building's 9 apartments.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2020 9:45:11 PM - SOURCE: WAND-TV NBC Channel 17
Woman treated for smoke inhalation after Rockford apartment complex fire
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 06:50:31 -0800
A woman was treated at a local hospital for smoke inhalation following a fire around 4 p.m. Sunday in a five-story apartment complex at 327 N. Church St. Rockford Fire Department said the fire was discovered in the basement laundry area and was reported by building occupants and a passerby. The burning contents spread smoke from the basement to the second floor.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2020 6:50:31 AM - SOURCE: Rockford Register Star
Boy, 5, and woman die in Minooka house fire
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 04:38:13 -0800
A 5-year-old boy and a woman died in a house fire early Friday in far southwest suburban Minooka. Channahon and Minooka firefighters responded about 1 a.m. to a fire in the 24000 block of Bell Road, according to a Channahon Fire Protection District spokesperson. Wavelyn Fitch, 5, was pronounced dead at the scene, and 57-year-old Susan M.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2020 4:38:13 AM - SOURCE: WFLD-TV MyFox 32 Chicago
Batavia Fire Department considers charging care facilities for lift assists when people fall
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 07:53:26 -0800
The Batavia Fire Department is asking the city council to adopt an ordinance allowing it to charge senior communities and assisted-care facilities for helping uninjured people who fall and can't get up. The committee of the whole unanimously supported the proposal and sent it to the council for a vote.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2020 7:53:26 AM - SOURCE: Illinois Daily Herald - Metered Site
Tonica firefighters review emergency calls, training topics
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 13:05:13 -0800
At the February meeting of the Tonica Volunteer Fire Department, Chief Al Stremlau noted that there were 11 emergency calls during January. These calls consisted of one mutual aid structure fire call to Peru, three accident calls and seven ambulance calls. Trainings covered the review of all equipment that is carried on the trucks; various R.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2020 1:05:13 PM - SOURCE: Tonica News & tonicanews.com
Elgin names fire chief
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
Two leadership changes are in store for Elgin's municipal administration, the city announced Saturday. Interim Fire Chief Robert Cagann has been appointed to the position of fire chief on a permanent basis, and Assistant City Manager Laura Valdez is stepping down Feb. 14 to begin a position in the nonprofit sector.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Herald
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