Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Fire Department Rescue A Cat




 Ladder 2 and Engine 11 rescued Angie, the cat, who became trapped behind a wall at 3000 7th Street.

Crews worked with the owners to remove siding and cut concrete to remove this very scared and hungry cat!‬








 

Rockford Scanner™: Police Chase Ends Up With The Vehicle In The River, 2 People Inside Trapped In The Vehicle




BREAKING NEWS: 

Vehicle In The River, 2 People Inside Trapped In The Vehicle

Sources are reporting a water rescue in Rockford around midnight. 

It happened around 12:05 am this morning around Falcon and Beltline. 

There is reports of a vehicle in the river and 2 people are trapped inside it. 

This was a police chase, that ended up in the river.

The vehicle is completely submerged.

Officers are in the river trying to rescue the suspects.

Still developing. 

Update: The 2 people were rescued.  At least one of them needed medical attention.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Snowmobile in The Water, Emergency Personnel En Route





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Sources are reporting a possible water rescue in Boone County.

Around 2:30 pm several emergency personnel were responding for a water rescue in the 4900 block of Newburg.

Reports of a snowmobile in the water and they are unable to locate the rider.

While en route, they located the rider and they were safe so the water rescue was canceled






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Rockford Scanner™: Fire Alarm At the Rockford Rescue Mission



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Earlier today the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched for a fire alarm at the Rockford Rescue Mission in downtown Rockford.

The residents of the rescue mission evacuated safely, and were out in the cold for awhile. While the Rockford Fire Department investigated the fire alarm.

Good news, it was a false alarm and everyone was able to go back in the warm building. Nothing was found, false alarm.

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle In The River, Emergency Personnel On Scene



 

 

 

Sources are reporting a vehicle in the river. 

It happened in Belvidere, at the Kishwaukee River by Appleton. 

Unknown if it is occupied. 

Details are still preliminary

UPDATE: Sources are reporting the vehicle was at  the nearby gas station and the brakes released and it rolled across and into the river, unoccupied.

 








Rockford Scanner™: Water Rescue Call At Rock Cut



 

 

 

 Just before 9 pm tonight, emergency personnel were responding to a water rescue call in Loves Park. 

A boat is stranded on the Olson Lake at Rock Cut. 

They said is does not appear to be in distress, but are stranded. 

Storms are in the area.  

Emergency personnel are en route

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Emergency Personnel En Route To A Water Rescue



 

 

Around 12:25 pm today , emergency personnel were responding to a water rescue call near the airport. 

On the river, just East of Beltline. (Near the Airport)

Reports of a stranded boater near this location. 

Fire department is en route to assist. 

Still developing. 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: RS Fans Rescue Baby Ducks From The Drain in Machesney Park



 

 

 

RS fan Crystal sent us the following video and information. 

Her husband and her rescued some baby ducks from the drainage ditch near the Target on 173 yesterday. After rescuing the baby ducks, the Winnebago County Sheriff office arrived on scene and transported the baby ducks to their mother. 


She sent us the following: “My husband and I crawled down in the sewer at the Target on 173 in Machesney Park and rescued baby ducks! We saw a duck frantically running around and we got out and heard the little chirps down in the sewer! My girls were so proud of us! Some of the shoppers thought we were committing a crime and next thing we knew the Winnebago Sheriffs were watching us as we climbed out of the sewer. We explained and showed them the ducks we put in a box that we rescued. The Sheriffs helped us locate the Mama duck and reunite the little adorable duck family!”

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Man Tipped His Kayak And Needed To Be Rescued



On 6-30-2018 at 2:57 pm The Janesville Police Department and Janesville Fire Department were dispatched to the Monterey Dam for a water rescue. Officers from the patrol division were the first to arrive on scene. The officers saw a male subject hung up near the dam.

Responding officers shut down traffic on Center Avenue so they could work toward recovering the victim. Officers responded to potential recovery areas down river to offer assistance and further attempt a rescue. Officers made several attempts to reach him in and bring him to safety. Two of our officers went into the water to get a tow line to the victim, with no success as the current was to strong.

Members from The Janesville Fire Department deployed a boat south of the victim. The Janesville Police Department Deployed a Drone to offer additional assistance as well.

Approximately 20 minutes after we were notified of the incident the victim was recovered from the Rock River by The Janesville Fire Department. He was wearing a personal floatation device at the time of incident, which contributed to his safety.

The victim, a 27 year old male was kayaking the rock river in route to a destination in Northern Illinois when his kayak tipped over just north of the Monterey Dam. He became lodged in the area and the current swept him just south of the rail road overpass, where he was eventually rescued. He was treated and released from an area medical facility.








Rockford Scanner™: Major Flooding In Rockford, Scanner Audio & Photos And Videos From The Flooding




 



Scanner Audio Of The Rockford Fire Department During The Major Flooding in Rockford, IL June 18th 2018

I want to first begin this with thanking the first responders.  Also the citizens who also risked their lives to save others that were trapped in the flooded waters in Winnebago County.

As you know some storms rolled through the area of Winnebago County on Monday June 18th 2018.  The area received up to 5 inches of rainfall in some areas. Most ares received around 2.5 inches in a short amount of time. 

This caused the NWS to issue a Flash Flood Warning for Winnebago County

Mercy Health Hospital had approx. 5 feet of water in the lowest level. And their phones went down. They went of full diversion. Unknown on injuries. Officials have confirmed this. 

Numerous water rescues were performed by emergency personnel and citizens.

Several vehicles were under water and people stranded in the flooded waters, all over the city.

Neighborhoods were under water near Charles st.

Citizens made a daring rescue to save the life of a gentleman, in the Schnucks on Charles st.

Reports of a vehicle that rolled over and possibly had juveniles in it, near the same location.
Unknown if it was the same vehicle, or two separate water rescue incidents. Unknown on injuries.

We have heard foundations of some residences have collapsed, near Welty ave.

You can hear the RFD dispatcher doing an amazing job at keeping their cool, while being overwhelmed with numerous calls. They did a professional job at keeping their cool and dispatched units where they were needed.

 Police had officers on foot going house to house and making sure everyone was OK.

Rockford Fire Department had the banana boat dispatched. Also rescue divers. Several investigators.

Emergency personnel did an amazing job at rescuing those people trapped in the flooded waters.




 

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Flood Warning for…
Northern Ogle County in north central Illinois…
Winnebago County in north central Illinois…
Boone County in north central Illinois…

* Until noon CDT Tuesday

* At 1158 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms continuing
to produce rainfall across portions of the area. Rainfall amounts
of 3 to 5 inches have fallen across the area this evening. Runoff
from this activity will continue to result in flooding, especially
in and around the Rockford area through the night. Additional
isolated rainfall amounts of an inch or two are possible across
portions of the warned area overnight.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Rockford, Belvidere, Loves Park, Machesney Park, South Beloit,
Rockton, Rockford Airport, Roscoe, Poplar Grove, Byron, Cherry
Valley, Winnebago, Pecatonica, Forreston, Durand, Capron, Stillman
Valley, Timberlane, Caledonia and Lake Summerset.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.