Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Firefighters Tom Schaul and Matt Vanderweel earned the top two spots during a fundraiser for Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook.
The following report were provided by the Village of Northbrook. On Saturday, Feb. 10, the Village of Northbrook Fire Department took part in a chili cook-off sponsored by the Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook. The fundraiser earned about $2,000.00 for Youth Services. The event featured 168 paid chili tasters, food sales and raffle prizes. Lieutenant Dennis Ortlund, Firefighter Tom Schaul and Firefighter Matt Vanderweel represented Northbrook Fire Stations 10, 11 and 12, respectively, and competed against five stations from Glenview. After the chili powder settled, Northbrook's Vanderweel took second place and Schaul won first place. Glenview’s entry from station 7 won the People’s Choice award. Sign up for the Northbrook Patch …
Friday, February 15, 2013
A small dryer fire was quickly contained and no injuries or major damage occurred.
The Northbrook Fire Department responded to a small dryer fire at a home on the 800 block of Fair Ln. around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. No one was injured and no major damage occured to the home, according fire department deputy chief Tim Smeltzer, who was at the scene. The blaze was put out with a fire extuingisher. The cause of the fire is under investigation, Smeltzer said. Sign up for the Northbrook Patch morning newsletter to get the latest police and fire updates in your email.
Monday, January 28, 2013
A memo of reports provided by the Village of Northbrook.
The following reports were provided by the Village of Northbrook. Highway Baby On the morning of Monday, Jan. 21, a fire engine and an ambulance were dispatched to the Edens Spur for an eminent childbirth. Upon arrival, crews found the mother in the vehicle, and within minutes, a baby boy was delivered. Mother and baby were transported to Highland Park Hospital and are doing well. Police Activity Sign up for the Northbrook Patch morning newsletter to see future community updates in your email. Village of Northbrook Participates in FEMA Tornado Excercise On Tuesday, Jan. 22, members of the Northbrook Fire, Police, Public Works and General Government Departments attended a FEMA Virtual Table Top Exercise (VTTX) simulation at Allstate …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The mall was evacuated for about an hour while Northbrook firefighters assessed the situation.
The Northbrook Fire Department rushed to Northbrook Court on Wednesday afternoon for a false fire alarm that caused an hour-long evacuation, the Chicago Tribune reports. “Somebody pulled the alarm accidentally,” a mall spokesperson told the Chicago Tribune. “There was no fire and no danger.” Northbrook Court is located at 2171 Northbrook Ct. off of Lake Cook Rd. It's open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sign up for the Northbrook Patch morning newsletter to see future police and fire news in your email.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
On Dec. 30, firefighters found smoke coming from the electrical panel of a home on the 1200 block of Rudolph Drive.
The following reports were part a weekly, Village of Northbrook memo. Electrical Fire On Rudolph Drive At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 30, fire crews responded to the 1200 block of Rudolph Drive for a reported electrical fire. Upon arrival, companies found smoke coming from the electrical panel and quickly isolated power to the specific apartment unit. The homeowner said they had a technician at their residence previously looking at the furnace. The resident was advised to call a qualified electrical contractor for repairs. Damage was estimated at approximately $5,000. Holiday Police Activity Between Nov. 23, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2012, a holiday police detail was activated at Northbrook Court Mall and the Village Square shopping center. …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Edward Niewiaroski, of Elmwood Park, died in a car accident on Techny Rd. in Northbrook on Tuesday.
Update Dec. 27 at 1:15 p.m. An elderly woman was in the car with Edward Niewiaroski when his vehicle struck a utility pole on Techny Rd., according to the Northbrook Fire Department Division Chief, Tim Cassidy. She was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Her relation to Niewiaroski was not confirmed by the fire department. Original Story Edward Niewiaroski, 80, of Elmwood Park, died in a car accident on the 3500 block of Techny Rd. in Northbrook on Tuesday, the Elm Leaves reports. Niewiaroski was transported to Glenbrook Hospital in Glenview, according to the Elm Leaves, where he was pronounced dead at 4:49 p.m. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office, Niewiaroski's death was deemed an accident …
Monday, December 17, 2012
On Wednesday morning, a car crash on Waukegan Road sent three people to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to a Northbrook village memo.
The following items were part of a weekly Village of Northbrook memo. On Wednesday morning, just before 8:00 a.m., two vehicles collided at Waukegan Rd. and the exit ramp of the Tri-State Tollway, causing three persons to be transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. According to witnesses, one car was traveling south on Waukegan Rd. as another was attempting to turn north on Waukegan from the exit ramp when the collision occurred. Two Northbrook ambulances and one ambulance from Deerfield transported the three patients to Highland Park Hospital. Northbrook paid-on-call firefighters were called on to staff an additional ambulance during the incident. "Like" Northbrook Patch on Facebook for more police, fire and village…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Skokie Blvd. was closed for about an hour on Friday morning, as Northbrook and Glencoe fire departments responded to a burning car transport truck.
The following reports were part of a weekly Village of Northbrook memo. About 4:30 a.m. Friday, the fire department responded to a fire involving a car transport truck and multiple cars burning in front of the Toyota dealership on Skokie Blvd. The truck operator was unloading new vehicles when the truck started on fire and extended to four of the cars on the trailer. Multiple cars were damaged by fire and smoke and the fire caused the closure of Skokie Blvd. for nearly an hour. The fire was extinguished in approximately 20 minutes with assistance from a Glencoe engine. The fire is currently under investigation with damage estimates near $250,000. "Like" Northbrook Patch on Facebook to see future police and fire stories in your news feed. …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
There were no reported injuries after an elderly woman accidentally drove her car through a fence and into a private pool on Saturday afternoon.
It seems an off-season pool cover can't withstand the weight of an average-size sedan. On Satuday afternoon, "a 92 year old motorist drove over a curb, through a fence and into a pool at 1280 Rudolph Dr.," according to a release from the Northbrook Fire Department. Two Northbrook police officers had to assist the driver out of the car and cold water, but no injuries were reported by the fire department, who later helped remove the car from the pool, according to the release. The car was stuck in about three feet of water, according to the fire department. One witness told NBC 5 it appeared the woman was parking when the accident happened. "Evidently, she hit the gas instead of the brake and she whizzed by us through the fence and into …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Two men were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries Monday after an accident near Willow Rd. and Old Willow Rd.
Two people were transported to the hospital with non-life threatencing injuries on Monday, when a car hit a police vehicle near Willow Rd. and Old Willow Rd., according to the Northbrook Fire Department. The Chicago Tribune reports that a Mercedez Benz rear-ended a North Regional Major Crimes Task Force vehicle that had been traveling back from investigating another accident near Voltz Rd. and Sunset Ridge Rd. The drivers of each vehicle were transported to Glenbrook Hospital in stable condition, the Chicago Tribune reports. "Like" Northbrook Patch on Facebook to see future police and fire stories in your news feed.