team will depart this evening from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Springfield after receiving event identification, mission and safety briefings and mobilization assistance.
'As of Friday evening, no fewer than 20 people were killed, over 50 houses were burnt while many other people are still missing,' Mabas
The fire was upgraded with a MABAS
box alarm, eliciting response from several surrounding fire departments, as well as from Wisconsin, he said.
14 from the MABAS
headquarters in Wheeling in a truck convoy hauling boats, generators and other equipment.
Dakota said MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) is proving to be invaluable to first responders throughout the state and Midwest.
MABAS, as stated on its website, is a statewide mutual aid system, which has been in existence since the late 1960s.
They run out of 2 stations, one in each town, WFD also houses the MABAS
* Passed an ordinance authorizing a Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS
Emergency responders collaborate through a variety of mutual aid programs such as the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS
) for firefighters, Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) and the Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network (IPWMAN).
Amidei began working in Highland Park in 1988 as a firefighter/paramedic and has served as the department's CPR/first aid director, medical director, safety officer, accreditation manager, national fire department peer reviewer, and head of the MABAS
division three joint fire investigation teams.
Firefighters told the Call that smoke was billowing out of a window on the third floor when they arrived, which promoted the striking of a Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) box alarm.
MABAS is an automatic dispatch of additional departments.