July 7, 2022
A few dozen firefighters with the Buffalo Grove Fire Division had been recognized at a March 21 board convention for his or her steps in rescuing a specific individual whose automobile went right into a Buffalo Grove pond in February. | Supplied Image

Buffalo Grove firefighters and paramedics have been a short time in the past honored for conserving the existence of a driver who crashed their automobile right into a frozen pond and grew to turn into partially submerged in consuming water.

Buffalo Grove Fireplace Essential Mike Baker said his part together with the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Security District responded round 6 a.m. on February 2 to 901 East Deerfield Parkway in Buffalo Grove.

A motorized vehicle was partly submerged in a frozen pond, Baker mentioned all by way of a Buffalo Grove Village Board meeting earlier thirty day interval.

Fire crews arrived and verified {that a} particular person was proceed to inside the automobile.

Rescuers uncovered the goal, who was disoriented and struggling from hypothermia, partially submerged in water contained in the automobile or truck.

Firefighter/paramedics Brian Potesta and Scott Renshaw served take out the sufferer and site them in a rescue basket, Baker defined.

The sufferer was transported by ambulance to Advocate Condell Well being-related Coronary heart in Libertyville.

Baker reported the sufferer designed a complete restoration and afterwards returned residence.

“The initiatives and effectivity of all personnel concerned resulted within the rescue of the sufferer. Devoid of their interventions, expertise and timeliness, the end result of the incident might have been tragic,” Baker claimed.

The part regarded Potesta and Renshaw, along with Battalion Chief Ron Two Bulls, Battalion Chief Shawn Collins, Performing Lt. Chad McCormick, Engineer Nick Wehrheim, Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Schroeder, Firefighter/Paramedic Austin Eaton, Performing Lt. Tyler Petersen, Engineer Joshua Himmelspach, Lt. Steve Rusin, Engineer Dennis Quill and Firefighter/Paramedic Kyle Dalton.

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