Glenview Firefighters Local 4186


Schaumburg Fire Department Charity Softball Tournament.

Schaumburg Softball Team

On September 13th, members of Glenview Local 4186 participated in the Schaumburg Fire Department charity softball tournament. This tournament has been played annually for over 20 years and raises money to send burn victims to summer camp among other local charities.

The Glenview firefighters lost after a tough game in the semi-finals. Lieutenant Mike Carnes led the way with great pitching all day long. He was helped with solid fielding by Don Poljak, Mike Strahs, Andy Lund, and Mike Keogh. Lieutenant Derek Selzer was dominant from the plate and Captain John Geaslin added some timely hits. Other members playing were Jason Shanley, Gary Schumacher, and Adrian Pynenberg.

Titus the Comfort Dog trains with Local 4186 members

The members of Local 4186 are used to visitors at the firehouse but today’s visitor was a new and special guest. Titus the Comfort Dog stopped by for a visit but this was not just to see the rigs and house, there was a bigger purpose for his trip. Titus is in training to provide comfort and support to people at hospitals, schools, nursing homes, churches and during times of disaster. The firehouse is a great atmosphere for Titus to be exposed to new and interesting stimuli and enhance his training and obedience skills. To learn more about Titus and his visit checkout his Facebook page at:

Titus the Comfort Dog

(Lt. Tom Gade, Titus, and friends.)

Titus the Comfort Dog

(Titus listens intently to Lt. Gade's training.)

Titus the Comfort Dog

(FF/PM Bruce Miklautsch and Titus.)

Glenview Grillers At it Again

Camp I am Me cooking team

(Glenview cooks from left to right: FF/PM Pat Reed, FF/PM Joe Groeller, FF/PM David Diegel, LT Tom Dvorak, and FF/PM Kevin Barnes.)

An annual tradition was carried on this week at Visitors’ day at Camp I Am Me, a week –long camp that is specifically tailored to children from 8-16 who are burn survivors. Each year the members of Local 4186 brave the heat, smoke and grease to grill delicious hamburgers and brats for several hundred campers and visitors. Visitors’ Day is highlighted by a large fire apparatus parade, picnic lunch and a fun fair where local firefighters come to brighten the day.

Glenview Firefighters Play Volleyball for Charity

Charity Volleyball Team and Springman Junior High

On May 23rd, Glenview firefighters challenged teachers and students from Springman School to a volleyball game to benefit the Lutheran General Hospital Children’s Cancer Unit. The two teams battled back and forth in front of a big crowd and although the teachers were victorious, everyone was happy that a great cause was helped.

North Suburban Firefighters Win Championship

The North Suburban Firefighters hockey team, a large number of which are Glenview firefighters, captured their first ever championship on May 21st. The team, managed by Glenview FF Dave Cotterell, plays at the Northbrook Park District hockey facility on Landwehr Rd. and finished the season with a 14-2 record. After a first round bye, the team made it to the championship game and emerged victorious with a 5-2 win. The hockey season will resume in the Fall with the hopes of the always difficult repeat!