Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Lake Zurich Fire Department, Flight for Life demonstrate powerful message on the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
A Flight for Life helicopter, vehicle extraction and two fatalities sent a powerful message to Lake Zurich High School teens, Wednesday afternoon. In preparation for the upcoming prom, Lake Zurich High School juniors and attended “Operation Prom Night,” with a simulated crash scene that demonstrates the tragic results that could occur when a person makes the decision to drive under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. The program was a joint effort of the Lake Zurich Fire Department, Barrington Fire Department, Long Grove Fire Department, Wauconda Fire Department, Lake Zurich Police Department, Kildeer Police Department, Hawthorn Woods Police Department, and Flight for Life. The program is sponsored and presented by Lake Zurich High …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Fire Chief David Wheelock reports that there were no injuries.
9 p.m., March 30 The Lake Zurich Fire Rescue Department responded to a residential structure fire at 173 Parkway Ave in the Village of Lake Zurich, at 8:19 a.m., according to a news release from the fire department. Upon arrival, the first fire unit reported visible smoke from the front of a one story single family home. Residents of the home were located outside the structure and reported everyone was out of the home. The fire was located in the basement laundry room and was under control/extinguished at 8:37. The home suffered fire and smoke damage and at this time is uninhabitable. One of the residents stated she noticed the smoke when she arrived home from work and evacuated the other members that were sleeping at the time. One …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
A collision on Route 22 and Telser Road blocked traffic for 15 minutes on March 27.
A two car collision on Route 22 and Telser Road sent three people to the hospital this morning, according to Lake Zurich police. The crash was reported at 11:32 a.m. Wednesday morning, said Cmdr. David Bradstreet. Personnel from both the Lake Zurich Fire Department and the Lake Zurich Police Department responded to the scene. The incident caused the roads to be closed for about 15 minutes in that area while the cars were removed. "Three people were transported to Good Shepherd Hospital for injuries that were relatively minor and not life threatening," Bradstreet said. "The cause of the accident is still under investigation."
New ambulance replaces 1997 vehicle.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Wednesday, March 27
The Village of Lake Zurich Fire Rescue Department, in conjunction with the Lake Zurich Rural Fire Protection District, announced that they have recently taken delivery of a new 2013 Pierce Fire Engine and a new 2013 International Ambulance. “In accordance with our fleet replacement plan, we have recently acquired a new ambulance to replace one that has been in service for 15 years and a new fire engine,” said Fire Chief David Wheelock. “We are pleased to have both of these vehicles in service now.” The new ambulance is a 2013 International 4300 chassis with a Medtec AD170 ambulance body. This addition to the fleet replaces a 1997 vehicle that was several years beyond its expected replacement date. The new fire engine was added to the …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A small fire broke out at Kobe restaurant on Jan. 14.
A fire at Kobe East restaurant in Lake Zurich was quickly extinguished by a single sprinkler head, according to a news release from Lake Zurich Fire/Rescue. Lake Zurich Fire Rescue was dispatched to an automatic alarm fire activation at Kobe Japanese Restaurant, 769 W. Hwy 22, Lake Zurich, at 11:04 p.m., Jan. 14, according to Deputy Chief Don Golubski. When Lake Zurich Fire/Rescue arrived, they found light smoke in the building and the sound of water running. Upon investigation, a burnt/melted electrical strip was found with signs of heat extension up the wall. The fire was not only controlled, but also extinguished by activation of a single sprinkler head, according to the release. Due to the activation of the sprinkler system, the fire…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Annual program raises awareness of fire safety during the holidays.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Lake Zurich Fire Rescue Department is participating in the “Keep the Wreath Red” program to raise awareness of fire dangers associated with decorating for the holidays. The Lake Zurich Fire Department has placed a wreath strung with red lights on the front of Fire Station One. The wreath will remain lit 24 hours a day throughout the holiday season. Whenever a fire occurs that is a result of holiday decorations, a white bulb will then replace a red bulb on the wreath. “This wreath serves as a constant reminder to practice safety while installing and displaying holiday decorations and this awareness, in turn, may help to prevent blazes during this time,” said Fire Chief David Wheelock. “Lake Zurich has been a proud …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Lake Zurich Fire Rescue responded to fire on Sumac Court this morning.
A basement fire in Deer Park, this morning, was extinguished within 10 minutes of firefighter's arrival on the scene, however the home had significant smoke damage, according to David Pilgard, of Lake Zurich Fire Rescue. Lake Zurich responded to 21452 Sumac Court in Deer Park, at 9:06 a.m., after homeowners smelled smoke. When firefighters arrived on the scene, the first-due officer reported visible smoke from the first floor front door with all occupants and animals accounted for, according to the news release from Lake Zurich Fire Rescue. Upon entering the lower level, the fire officer reported that a sectional couch was on fire. Fire companies were required at the scene to complete extinguishment, smoke evacuation, overhaul, and fire …
Friday, November 2, 2012
The Lake Zurich Community, showing its generosity and compassion, comes together to help a family in need; more donations needed.
Kelly and Larry Brodeur, 40 Red Haw, have been Lake Zurich residents for 15 years. The Brodeur Family -- Kelly, Larry, Brianna (Middle School South), and Harrison (age 10) have an unsafe deck that is attached to their second story. It is important that the Brodeur family have a safe environment for their son Harrison, as he is autistic and has seizure conditions. Harrison loves the outdoors, but he needs supervision 24 hours a day. A generous grant from Home Depot allowed the Lake Zurich neighbors, some Lake Zurich firefighters, Peace Lutheran Church, and other community members to come together to help this family. Home Depot will be supplying the materials, and some of the LZ firefighters have volunteered to create the deck plans …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce networking event was sponsored by Whole Foods and Lake Zurich Travel.
Lake Zurich Chamber of Commerce members sampled 12 different chili recipes cooked up by Lake Zurich's firefighting staff. There was everything from seafood chili to white chili to traditional blends.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
This year's fire prevention week emphasizes "Have Two Ways Out"-- having an escape plan.
Lake Zurich Fire/Rescue will start Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13, with an open house at Fire Department Station 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7. Village President Suzanne Branding read a proclamation for fire prevention week at Monday's village board meeting. Fire Chief David Wheelock urged residents to come out to the open house. The open house will include many fun events for children including a kdis firefighter challenge and a puppet show. Children will also learn about fire safety and stop, drop and roll. Wheelock said attendees will also learn about the importance of having a fire escape plan. According to the Fire Prevention Week proclamation, resident who have prepared and practiced a fire escape plan are more likely to …