Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Orland Fire injures three including 2 police officers

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Orland Fire injures three including 2 police officers

An elderly female Orland Park resident was critically injured in a house fire in this afternoon. At about 3:30, 1/30/2017, Orland Fire received a 911 call from a resident on Primrose Ct. reporting a fire and that she was unable to get out. Three minutes after that call was placed Engine 2 and Ambulance 2 were on the scene. 

With a hose line deployed the crew searched for the woman finding her in a bedroom. The woman was removed from the house with immediate treatment started in the front yard. She was transported to Palos Hospital in critical condition with burns, smoke inhalation, and then transferred to Loyola. 

The fire was confined to one bedroom and quickly extinguished with smoke throughout the home. 

Two Orland Park police officers were treated and transported to Palos Hospital for smoke inhalation after entering the smoke filled home to locate the woman. 

The residents dog was located by firefighters, removed in good condition, and is being cared for neighbors. There were smoke detectors alarming at the time of fire. 

The fire originated in the occupied bedroom but the cause of the fire has not yet been determined. Orland Fire was assisted on scene by Oak Forest, Tinley Park, and Palos Heights with several other area departments covering Orland stations during the fire.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

OFPD recognizes citizen graduates of district's emergency response training

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OFPD recognizes citizen graduates of district's emergency response training

The Orland Fire Protection District offers emergency training classes to residents to help them prepare for potential emergencies. The classes are led by OFPD Lt. William Leddin and graduates receive a certificate for competing the classes in Community Emergency Response Team training (CERT).

On Tuesday evening January 24th, 2017, the Orland Fire Protection District Board of Trustees
recognized eight participants for their successful completion of the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training.

The CERT Program is a national program that runs through FEMA that educates individuals about disaster response skills, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

The class was held on eight scheduled consecutive Tuesdays from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Orland Fire Administration building, 9790 West 151st Street, Orland Park, IL 60462. The class is limited to residents of the Orland Fire Protection District and the minimum age to participate is 18.

For more information on the class and to sign up, please contact Lieutenant Bill Leddin at w.leddin@orlandfire.org.

CERT training classes are offered regularly and open to the public. The classes are publicized on the OFPD Website at www.OrlandFire.org.

Photos from Orland Fire Protection District (OFPD) board meeting recognition of community CERT graduates attached to email courtesy of Stephen Neuhaus. Permission granted to republish and distribute.


Pictured (from left) Lieutenant William Leddin, Louise Schmidt, Jean Egan, Kevin Purcell, Mary Ramirez, Kathleen McElligott, Adele Marshall, Chief Michael Schofield. Also recognized but not pictured Rosemary Ihle and Sheila Dragovich.

Lt. Leddin (right) distributes backpacks to CERT students. The backpacks contain items needed to render first aid during an emergency situation.

Kathleen McElligott receives her first aid backpack at Tuesday's meeting.

Pictured are Lt. William Leddin with Diana Husband, Secretary, of Senior Advisory Council showing some first aid items that were presented to CERT students.

The program was also live-streamed on Facebook. Permission granted to republish the video and/or link. (NOTE: Illinois News Network is a community based information service and not an official news media.)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Home fire in Orland Park

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Home fire in Orland Park

At 7:18 PM on Monday Jan. 23, 2017, the Orland Fire Protection District responded to a reported structure fire at the 15500 block of Peachtree Drive in Orland Park. 

Upon arrival crews were met with heavy fire showing from the south side of the structure. A primary search and fire attack were initiated which resulted in fire containment to the majority of the bedroom areas of the structure. One resident was treated and released at the scene for a minor injury. 

The cause of the fire is being investigated and the home remains unoccupied. No other injuries were reported.

Monday, January 23, 2017

OFPD responds to two rollover car accidents

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OFPD responds to two rollover car accidents

There were two roll-over crashes in the District Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. 

The first occurred about 5:45 this morning, 01/21/17, in the 15200 block of La Grange Rd. One vehicle was involved and rolled over after striking the median. The single occupant removed himself from the vehicle prior to our arrival. The driver was taken to Silver Cross Hospital with minor injuries. 

The second occurred in the Westbound lanes of 159th St. West of 84th Ave. at about 2:45pm. There were two vehicles involved with one of them ending up on its roof. 

The driver and the passenger of the rolled vehicle removed themselves prior to fire dept. arrival with one of them transported to Palos Hospital with minor injuries. The second occupant and two people in the other car refused treatment and transport at the scene. 

Westbound traffic was diverted for about an hour until the car was up-righted and removed by the tow truck.

Car rollover following accident on 159th Street near 84th Avenue. Jan. 21, 2017

(Photo courtesy of the Orland Fire Protection District)