04/21/16. 2-11 FIRE ON CITY'S SOUTHWEST SIDE.
Westbrick and Riverwoods crews responded to a car on fire near a structure. Crews immediately had their hands full with a house well off and people trapped. A 2-11 assignment was then quickly assigned and crews finally contained hours later. Great job by all crews working.
12/30/15. FATAL MVC ON FACTORY AND INTERSTATE 70.
On 12/30/2015, Westbrick Central dispatch alerted crews to a serious crash involving a semi and a car that was on fire and possibly had a victim trapped. Crews arrived on the scene quickly to find a fully involved sports car and had a confirmed entrapment. The semi involved was also carrying hazardous materials and crews called in Riverwoods Hazardous Incident Team along with Westbrick Hazmat Team to mitigate the situation. Unfortunately, the victim died on the scene due to the rapid fire spread and succumbed to his injuries. I-70 was shut down in both directions for several hours while the scene was investigated by state police and the coroner. The interstate reopened several hours later. Mutual aid was provided from Riverwoods to the scene.