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Chicago Fire Department history

More from the acquired collection of CFD photos fromSteve Redick:

1971 – unknown location, unknown photographer

massive building fire in Chicago in 1971

photographer unknown

massive building fire in Chicago in 1971

photographer unknown

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3-11 Alarm fire n Chicago, 8-30-07

This from Steve Redick:

Companies working on 12-30-07 during a Still & Box at 7041 Overhill at a 3-11 at 820 W 36th St on August 30, 2007

Chicago FD companies working on 12-30-07 during a Still & Box at 7041 Overhill

Steve Redick photo

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 11-6-07

This from Steve Redick:

A few shots from 11-6-07, a 2-11 at 2417 Wabash

massive warehouse fire at night

Steve Redick photo

massive warehouse fire at night

Steve Redick photo

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-30-07

This from Steve Redick:

Some shots from 8-30-07, a  3-11 at 820 W 36th st

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37 at work

Steve Redick photo

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As seen around … Chicago (more)

This from Eric Haak:

In honor of its retirement, here is the Freightliner pumping at a Still & Box on October 16, 2008. The fire was at 11415 S Hermosa. I caught it pumping at two other incidents over the past 13 years but those images were not nearly as nice as this one.

Chicago FD Engine 92 Freightliner/American LaFrance pumping

Chicago FD Engine 92 pumping at a Still & Box on October 16, 2008. Eric Haak photo

 

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-9-19

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Battalion 19 and companies had a very busy day. This was their third fire of the day @ 207 E 71st Street. Fire throughout a 75×75 storefront. Four 2.5” landlines were dropped and Squad 5 was put to work. Shortly thereafter, BC19 pulled a box and put Tower 34 to work in the front of the building. I got in there about 30 min into the fire. 

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Chicago Firefighters battle storefront fire at night

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Chicago FD Squad 5A at work

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Chicago Firefighters battle storefront fire at night

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Chicago Firefighters battle storefront fire at night

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Chicago FD Engine 54

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Chicago Firefighters battle storefront fire at night

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Chicago FD Squad 5A at work

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Vintage 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 12-6-01

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

Here are several shots from a 3-11 Alarm fire and EMS Plan 1 at 4344 N Winchester that occurred on 12/6/01. Featured are older apparatus, many of which were new at the time and are now gone or in reserve status. One shot features all three LTI tower ladders in near mint condition. Squad 2 and Tower 5 were less than a year old at the time.

Chicago FD tower ladders staged at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

3-11 Alarm fire at 4344 N Winchester 12/6/01

Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Squad 2 -02000 HME/Central States

Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

Larry Shapiro photo

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-31-19

This from Eric Haak:

The Chicago Fire Department continued a busy two days of firefighting in sub-zero temperatures with this Still & Box Alarm at 2949 North Luna Avenue in the 7th Battalion. A working fire was confirmed just before 1:30pm on Thursday (1/31) and the alarm was elevated very shortly afterward. Companies were interior for over a half hour before going defensive and remained on the scene for nearly 4 hours.

fire engulfs a Chicago bungalow in frigid weather

Eric Haak photo

fire engulfs a Chicago bungalow in frigid weather

Eric Haak photo

Firefighters battle fire as it engulfs a Chicago bungalow in frigid weather

Eric Haak photo

Firefighters with hose line in the winter

Eric Haak photo

Firefighters carry ladder covered with ice at winter fire scene

Eric Haak photo

Firefighters with hose line in the winter

Eric Haak photo

Chicago FD Engine 68 with lines off

Eric Haak photo

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23 at work

Eric Haak photo

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3-Alarm fire in Merrillville, IN 1-30-19

This from Eric Haak:

At 11:30 Wednesday (1/30/19), the Merrillville, Indiana Fire Department had a 3-Alarm fire at the Stanley Steamer Warehouse, 9154 Louisiana St. The building was a 75×300, 1-story, metal clad structure. The fire burned from the north end all the way through to the south. They had two aerials working on the north side of the building but I had no access to that side. The weather was a brutal; -14 degrees with sustained wind gusts of 23 to 30 mph.

Crown Point FD quint battles a fire with heavy black smoke

Eric Haak photo

massive smoke and frozen steam at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

massive unique smoke conditions at frigid commercial building fire

Eric Haak photo

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Working fire in Chicago, 1-29-19

Chicago firefighters at the scene of a working fire 1/29/19 at 1801 W. 19th Street.

Firefighters battle attic fire

Tim Olk photo

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