Archive for December 14th, 2017

Chicago Fire Department history

This from Steve Redick:

These are some great shots taken in the 70s. I would guess 73 or so … gotta love the “monument” in the background of the engine shot. 54’s Seagrave engine was a great rig, and how could ‘ya not like the traditional Seagrave aerials as well. This was a real ghetto fire company during the years of heavy activity. I believe my dad took these images when he was in the “real” 12th battalion.

The other photos are the kind of stuff SS3 ran with most of the time. 1956 IH former pressure wagons with stuff just thrown in the hosebed. Not sure who took these images but they are dated August 1969. The scenery is typical of their district. All the fires they went to and the primitive tools they used. 


Chicago FD Engine 54

Chicago FD Engine 54. Warren Redick photo

Chicago FD Truck 20

Chicago FD Truck 20. Warren Redick photo

Chicago FD SS3

Chicago FD SS3. photographer unknown

Chicago FD SS3

Chicago FD SS3. photographer unknown

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Crash with entrapment in the Bristol-Kendall FPD, 12-9-17

This from Dave Weaver:

12/9/17 YORKVILLE – Bristol-Kendall FPD Head-On Crash w/ Entrapment & Lifestar Medevac Rt. 47 north of Galena Rd. – Video by Dave Weaver
INFO: A head-on crash occurred on Rt. 47 north of Galena Rd. around 8:30 p.m. Saturday night. An occupant of the white car was pronounced dead at the scene. The male driver of the blue Cadillac was airlifted to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital by the Lifestar medevac helicopter. Bristol-Kendall Fire Protection District members conducted the extended-extrication of the injured driver which took approximately 45 mins. Some crews had also just finished the extrication on the other vehicle. Illinois State Police were contacted to provide the crash reconstruction. Rt. 47 was closed for five hours as a result of the crash and investigation. Rt. 47 was reopened at 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
Report by WSPY News:


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Steger Estates FPD history

This from Mike Summa:

TBT-This is the Steger Estates Squad 806, a 1949 Diamond Reo/Boyertown.  XPark Forest.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
Steger Estates FPD history

Steger Estates Squad 806, a 1949 Diamond Reo/Boyertown.  XPark Forest. Mike Summa photo


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New engine for Lake Zurich

From the Pierce Flickr page:

Pierce Village of Lake Zurich 31156-1

Lake Zurich fire engine

Pierce composite

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