Archive for June 3rd, 2017

Homewood Fire Department news

Excerpts from the

Homewood village government will consider selling up to $1.9 million in bonds to finance capital projects at a public hearing to be held June 27 at 7:30 p.m. 
A new engine for the fire department is the biggest item on the list of proposed expenditures that the bond issue would cover. The fire engine would cost about $650,000.
That debt is expected to be paid off by Dec. 1.

thanks Dan

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17 (more)

An interesting historical note about the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17, there was a 2-11 Alarm fire in the same building on April 24, 1983. We have not found any of our contributors that has photos of that fire.

Chicago FD extra alarm listing for April of 1983 


This from Steve Redick:

Thursday morning (at the peak of morning rush hour) 2945 Milwaukee Ave. Fire was in a 2-story furniture store, with the top floor completely closed to the outside by brick veneer. Heavy fire throughout, burned through and collapsed what I believe was a bowstring truss roof. Photo conditions were tough as there were areas of bright sun and deep shade. Finally got to oberve squad 2’s new “snorkel” fully extended and in operation as well as some tower ladder operations and the spare Snorkel. Also interesting to see Engine 69 hooked up to a hydrant in front of Engine 91’s former quarters at 3000 N Elbridge very close to the rear of the fire building. Here is a sample of the hundreds of images, all can be seen plus the video here:


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New engine for Fox Lake (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

I visited Fox Lake recently and took some photos of the new engine and a new buggy for the battalion

Fox Lake FPD Engine 24

Fox Lake Engine 24 – 2016 Spartan MetroStar LA4MO2GH28 so 82658 2017 Alexis 1500/1000 pumper so# 2318. Larry Shapiro photo

air fill station on fire engine

Larry Shapiro

Spartan Motors law tag on fire truck

chassis information for Fox Lake FPD Engine 22

builder information for fire engine built by Alexis Fire Equipment

builder info

Alexis Fire Equipment fire engine pump data tag

pump data

Fox Lake FPD BN 22

Fox Lake FPD BN 22. Larry Shapiro photo



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Overseas request

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