Quite a few folks on here may have seen reference to our recent 4 vehicle MVC on I-90 just north of Rockford, which occurred this past Friday about lunch time. Three tractor trailers and one passenger vehicle were involved, with subsequent fires in one of the tractor trailers and the passenger vehicle (which basically ended up being two seperate fires). Sadly, two individuals in the car and the driver of the one semi did not survive, and a dog with the couple in the car also perished.
While I was unable to make the call due to work obligations (still regretting that one), I've been pretty well informed about the incident. No one is proud of the outcome as far as the victims are concerned, but I want to says thanks to all of the departments that responded to assist in our time of need. All told, something like 22 apparatus responded to either the scene or to cover quarters, two 3rd alarm box cards were pulled (one for tankers, another a structure fire/manpower card), as well as two interdivisional MABAS cards for companies to cover quarters. With the heat that day, local businesses close to the incident provided drinks and ice to assist with rehab of the personnel on scene. Lots of folks worked very hard to make sure that everything went as well as possible.
Units assisting us on scene were Harlem-Roscoe, Rockton, South Beloit, Cherry Valley, Rockford, Loves Park, Boone County District #2, Lifeline ambulance, and very likely others that I don't have info on. Countless other departments (I believe even some out of Wisconsin) covered quarters for us and our neighbors that committed extensive resources to the scene. Many of the assisting departments provided more than one rig. The Illinois State police were also said to have been especially helpful on the scene, which needs to be mentioned as well.
Pictures can be viewed at Harlem-Roscoe's web page, as well as another local buff's site.
Harlem Roscoe Incidents Page
Only Red Trucks
Anyone who ever doubts that MABAS isn't a huge asset to any community's fire protection, this is a prime example of how well things can go on an incident, considering the situation that my department was given. I'm sure the incident can be armchair quarterbacked all day long, but in the end the fire was contained to the original two vehicles (the Wal-Mart trailer was a concern for fire spread), no firefighters were injured on scene aside from a little heat stress, and the tollway was cleared, the roadway repaired and traffic was open both ways with full lanes within six hours.
Proud to be a part of MABAS, and in particular Division 8.
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06-28-2005, 11:41 AM #1
06-28-2005, 02:02 PM #2
npfd801 those are some good pictures Buzz got. I also could not make it up because of work but know we sent at least 2 trucks up. Hope every one on your dept is doing well. It was a nasty one but the MABAS did the job that it was meant to do. Take care
06-28-2005, 08:23 PM #3
now thats a Jay-o-Bee ! nice job fellas !IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
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07-01-2005, 10:08 PM #4
Wow. Those are some amazing pictures. That looked like a very nasty call, but I'm glad that MABAS was able to help.
That Pepsi building must be new/newer because I don't remember ever seeing it before.
Last edited by Vegasfyrgirl; 07-01-2005 at 10:12 PM.Never forget our fallen brothers and sisters.
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