Vintage fire truck photos

This from Ron Wolkoff for #TBT:

From my collection. Sorry I don’t have any further info.

vintage yellow Pierce Arrow fire trucks

Ron Wolkoff photos

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated two of these 1970 American LaFrance 900 series ladders. They had 100′ ladders and  200 gallon booster tanks. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323 and was assigned to Truck Co. 2. These photos are pre and post rehab in 1982. It was rather unique because the cab roof was cut out to lower the overall height of the rig to accommodate the low door height of the apparatus bay. It was one of the few Gary apparatus that remained in it’s original assignment for the majority of its career.

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1970 American LaFrance 900 series 100' ladder with a  200-gallon booster tank. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323.

1970 American LaFrance 900 series 100′ Ladder Chief with a  200-gallon booster tank. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323. Wayne Stuart photo

1970 American LaFrance 900 series 100' Ladder Chief with a  200-gallon booster tank. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323

1970 American LaFrance 900 series 100′ Ladder Chief with a  200-gallon booster tank. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323. Wayne Stuart photo

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Fatal fire in Round Lake Park, 3-14-19

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

A Round Lake Park man who died in a fire last week was identified Tuesday as Gregory Gauvain by the Lake County Coroner who said that an autopsy showed Gauvain died from fire related injuries.

In a statement from the fire department … “Prior to arrival, reports were given that there was one victim outside and possibly one victim still inside the residence. One of the victims was a neighbor who suffered from smoke inhalation while trying to rescue an occupant. The male patient was transported in stable condition. The second victim was a female resident who suffered burn injuries and smoke inhalation but managed to escape. She was also transported in stable condition.”

Fire Chief John Christian said Friday that the victim was found in the kitchen and the fire was in the living room area.

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Box alarm fire in Wheeling, 3-15-19 (more)

More photos from the Box alarm fire in Wheeling, 3-15-19 at 1702 Sienna Court

Townhouse fire at 1702 Sienna Court in Wheeling IL 3/15/19

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Townhouse fire at 1702 Sienna Court in Wheeling IL 3/15/19

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Townhouse fire at 1702 Sienna Court in Wheeling IL 3/15/19

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Townhouse fire at 1702 Sienna Court in Wheeling IL 3/15/19

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New ambulance for Waukegan

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

Brand new custom Horton conversion on a Ford F550 chassis.
Waukegan FD Ambulance 1644

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Waukegan FD Ambulance 1644

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chevron striping on back of ambulance

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interior of new ambulance

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thanks Ron

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Chicago Fire Department news

Chicago FD Administrative Order A-03-19

Chicago FD Administrative Order A-03-19 Chicago FD Paramedic Field Chief 4-5-9 district

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3-Alarm fire in Crystal Lake, 3-18-19 (more)

From the Crystal Lake Fire Department:

On March 18, 2019 at 2:54 pm, the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department responded for a reported structure fire at 6207 Commercial Rd in Crystal Lake. Initial arriving crews, at 2:58 pm, reported heavy black smoke coming from the business (Diesel Redemption).  The caller had reported the business was working with a cutting torch and that the building was on fire. Fire units quickly switched to a defensive mode, operating from the outside of the building using hose lines and three ladder trucks. There were no injuries to the occupants or firefighters.

Mutual aid agencies were called to assist Crystal Lake utilizing the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS). Crystal Lake command requested a third alarm.

A firewall in the center of the structure held the fire from spreading throughout the entire building which did not have fire sprinklers. A roof collapse and partial wall collapse were sustained in the area where the fire started.

The fire was deemed under control at 4:19 pm. Crews remained on scene extinguishing hot spots. Fire investigators from Crystal Lake and surrounding communities plus the Office of the State Fire Marshal are investigating the cause of the fire. A damage estimate is not yet available.

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Box Alarm fire in Crystal Lake, 3-19-19

Excerpts from the NWHerald.com:

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-18-19

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images from the Chicago Fire Department’s Still & Box on Monday afternoon (3/18). The fire was in a 3-story, 75 x 100, ordinary building at the corner of Lake and Lockwood. Companies went defensive about a half hour in and two additional truck companies were requested. The fire was struck out in just under 2 hours.

Chicago Firefighters battle fire in a 3-story building

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Chicago FD Engine 96

Eric Haak photo

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago FD Engine 96

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Chicago Firefighters battle fire in a 3-story building

Eric Haak photo

Chicago FD Engine 95 on a hydrant

Eric Haak photo

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Shed fire in unincorporated Palatine, 3-18-19 (more)

More photos of the Shed fire in unincorporated Palatine, 3-18-19

residents watch shed fire in back yard

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shed fire at 21100 Shirley Road in unincorporated Palatine

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