The Central Stickney FPD (IL) had a worker the other night @ 4830 s Lockwood in an unincorporated area of Chicago. Engine 905 arrived to find fire showing in the rear with heavy smoke showing from the front. They had two lines lead out and Summit Engine 954 laddered the roof and did some vertical ventilation.
Lyons (IL) companies had a working fire in a bungalow 5/27/16 at 4236 Leland Avenue. First engine had heavy smoke showing from the attic on arrival. 2 lines were dropped, and the roof was opened by Riverside Truck 1629. Some birds were rescued during searches, and the fire appeared to be mostly in the attic. Great job by companies on scene.
Kitchener, Ontario fire dispatch received multiple calls reporting a fire at the St Jacobs farmers market at 13:30 May 26 2016. St Jacobs, Conestogo, and Elmira were dispatched to the fire. The fire started on the roof after a blow torch was used to make repairs. St Jacobs arrived on scene with black smoke showing from the middle of the two-story building. A sprinkler system was just installed two weeks ago, and has been credited with keeping the fire from spreading throughout the building. The fire was knocked down quickly, but due to three layers of roofing required heavy overhaul to get to all the hot spots. The hot day was taking a toll on firefighters, so command requested a Breslau pumper, and a pumper from Waterloo at 15:00. The fire was declared out at 17:00. Box 690 provided rehab, serving 150 cold drinks and lots of freezies. Photos were shot approximately 40 minutes after arrival of first trucks.
A single car MVC in the 7900 block of Ritter Road south of Walterboro SC, sent a 55 year old Green Pond woman to the trauma center. At 19:37 on Thursday afternoon 26-May, a caller reported the accident advising a car left the roadway and overturned. The caller advised he could not locate the patient and thought they might have been ejected. A Colleton Sheriff’s Deputy arrived moments later and advised the driver was trapped inside the car.
Colleton County (SC) Fire-Rescue Medic 6 went on-scene a few minutes later, noting the vehicle had heavy damage and was over-turned in the ditch. Apparently the westbound car left the roadway and struck a driveway culvert on the eastbound side of the road. The driveway caused the car to become airborne. It then struck an oak tree approximately six feet off the ground before flipping over in the ditch. The female driver was heavily entrapped inside. She was in critical condition, suffering from multiple traumatic injuries.
Firefighter-Paramedics forced entry into the vehicle and began administering care. Other crewmembers stabilized the car and used Holmatro Rescue tools to remove the driver’s side doors, “B” post, steering wheel, and front seat. The patient was immobilized and extricated with spinal precautions. The extrication took approximately 20 minutes. She was transported directly to the trauma center at the Medical University in Charleston by Fire-Rescue Medic 6 with additional firefighter-paramedics assisting with her care. Traffic in the area of the accident was blocked for an hour. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Engine 2, Medic 6, Rescue 1, Battalion 1, Car 12 and Car 107 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.
Barry W. McRoy, Fire Chief, Colleton County Fire-Rescue
Lake Zurich (IL) firefighters were called to 3160 Louise Court in Hawthorn Woods Wednesday night (5/25/16) for a house fire. A series of heavy thunderstorms were moving through the area at the time. First arriving units reported smoke showing and pushing out from the eaves in front. Fire soon vented through the roof and interior companies made an aggressive attack knocking down the majority of the fire quickly. The alarm was upgraded to a Box Alarm bringing mutual aid from close to a dozen neighboring departments.