Archive for February 18th, 2020

Chicago Fire Department news

Excerpts from cbs.local.com:

A fire broke out Sunday night in a three-story apartment building at 4820 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. in Bronzeville. Three Chicago police officers were hurt. The officers rushed in before Chicago firefighters arrived. They knocked on doors to wake people sleeping inside before the smoke and flames overwhelmed them. One of the officers collapsed at the scene. All three officers and four residents suffered smoke inhalation and were transported to hospitals.

A 5-year-old boy was in good condition and being treated at Mercy Hospital Saturday morning. The officers were still recovering late Sunday, but were in good condition at the emergency room.

The building, which was built in 1905, was reduced to a burned-out shell. Firefighters were not saying Sunday what triggered the extra-alarm blaze, but they said it is not suspicious.

Despite a massive amount of smoke, witnesses said the officers ran into the burning building trying to get people out.

Firefighters believe the fire started in the basement before quickly spreading to the upper floors.

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New Chicago Fire Department replica models

This from Fire Replicas:

Preview of Chicago’s 1948 Mack L Sedan Cab Pumpers

Die-Cast replica of Chicago FD Mack Sedan cab pumpers

Die-Cast replica of Chicago FD Mack Sedan cab pumpers

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A request for assistance

This from a reader:

Hello

My name is Odd Jakob Haaland from Norway . I hope  you can help me  identifying a fire station ­čÖé . My father was in Usa from 1952 to 1956 , I have a super 8 movie clip from 1952 , but I’m not sure where the movie was recorded but i know he was in Chicago and other places , My father is passed away so i cant ask him . I use Google street view and i found a similar fire station with railroad track behind the building  The attached screenshot can it be from Chicago Fire Dept Eng 69 ? There is also a picture of a trolley buss ? The sign on the buss says Irving Park ? Can anyone confirm that the pictures are from the Irving park – Chicago area and Fire Dept Eng 69 ?
 
Thank you in advance
 
Best regards Odd Jakob haaland
still frame from 1952 from movie showing Chicago firehouse
still frame from 1952 from movie showing Chicago firehouse
still frame from 1952 from movie showing Chicago firehouse
still frame from 1952 from movie showing Chicago firehouse
still frame from 1952 from movie showing Chicago firehouse
still frame from 1952 from movie showing old Chicago transit bus
  still frame from 1952 from movie showing old Chicago transit bus
Google Maps Street View of Chicago FD Engine 69 firehouse

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Newport Township FPD squad for sale

Found on govdeals.com:

1985 Mack MR686P Saulsbury Rescue – Tow Away Or Flatbed Required

1985 Mack MR686P LCF, 11.0L L6 DIESEL.
Starts
5980 engine hours
Maintained every 300 hours
Engine runs excellent. Instant start, good power, engine brake
Allison 4 speed automatic transmission. Needs repair
Rear drive shaft is broken, rear axle is broken, rear leaf spring is broken. Axle is separated from truck.

Tires flat

Comes with:
Large PTO generator
7 ton crane
Extensive electrical cord reels
Numerous ground lights
Ladder storage
Prepiped Hurst extrication reels
Rear walk-in squad body, with heater
Seating for 4
Lights and storage

former Lutherville VFC squad for sale

Newport Township FPD photo

former Lutherville VFC squad for sale

Newport Township FPD photo

interior of Saulsbury rescue for sale

Newport Township FPD photo

thanks Tom

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