Columbus, Ohio Division of Fire was called to the scene of a natural gas explosion early Friday morning (6/22/18) in the neighborhood just east of downtown. The blast demolished one house and damaged several others, sending two people to the hospital in critical condition.
The destroyed house was supposed to be vacant, and investigators remained on scene attempting to determine the cause of the blast.
Buffalo Grove (IL) police and firefighters were called to the 1000 block of Deerfield Road on Easter Sunday (4/1/18) for a one-car crash with entrapment. An ambulance from the neighboring Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD was first on the scene while responding to an unrelated EMS assignment. The SUV struck a tree in the center median and sustained significant damage trapping the driver’s left leg. The extrication was completed after roughly an hour. The cold temperatures prompted the use of a portable heater to provide comfort for the patient. Units from Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Long Grove were working at the scene.
Rescue crews from Kronenwetter Fire & Rescue, and South Area Fire and Emergency Response District (SAFER) responded to the 1900 Block of WI-153 Tuesday afternoon (2/27/18) for a report of a male trapped in a well. Captain Dan Borth said the man was approx. 10 feet down and uninjured. It was a pretty easy non traumatic rescue. The man was working on a leaking pipe at the time of the incident.
12/11/17 YORKVILLE – Bristol-Kendall FPD (IL) Car vs. Semi Crash w/ Entrapment & Lifestar Medevac Rt. 47 and Galena Rd. – Video by Dave Weaver
INFO: Bristol-Kendall Fire Protection District crews extricated a man from a PT Cruiser that was slammed into a guardrail by a semi. The man was airlifted by Lifestar helicopter. The semi driver was cited for running a red light. This intersection is just south of the scene of a head-on crash which occurred two days prior on 12/9/17.