New engine for Mount Prospect (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

I happened across Mount Prospect Engine 14 at the grocery store and the guys were kind enough to let me grab a shot

2019 Pierce Dash CF PUC pumper

Larry Shapiro photo 

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Park Ridge Fire Department history

Found on Facebook:

1959 Pirsch fire engine for sale

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thanks Dennis

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Park Ridge Fire Department history

Found on Facebook:

antique Pirsch fire engine going home

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thanks Dennis

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Waukegan Fire Department news

The Waukegan Fire Department is hiring

Waukegan Fire Department recruitment flyer

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Chicago Fire Department history

Chicago FD Mack fire engines

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mack Magirus fire trucks in Chicago

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Jeep/Darley high pressure fog pumpers for Chicago

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thanks Danny

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Calumet City Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This is a picture of Calumet City Engine 2, a Diamond T/Darley of unknown age.  Sorry, no specs.  Still in service as picture was taken at Blue Island FD 100th anniversary in 1979.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
Diamond T fire engine

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Elgin Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Water rescues near dams can be harrowing as churning waters pull in people and rescuers. The Elgin Fire Department is painfully familiar with that, after two of its own died in 1974 during a rescue near the city’s dam in the Fox River.

The department now has a Waterwog 3 rescue boat made by Creature Craft, a new boat to enhance safety. Its most salient feature is an overhead roll cage. The nearly 14-foot boat has backup safety in the form of a rope about 300 feet long that can be pulled from shore. The total cost was $33,800 including training, but the city spent $14,910 after a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The new boat replaced a 20-year-old dam entry watercraft, one of three Elgin Fire Department boats.

Elgin’s water rescue and recovery team has responded to 69 calls in the last decade, mostly in Elgin but also in Algonquin, Carpentersville, St. Charles, Bartlett, Gilberts, South Elgin, and Wilmington. The team also receives requests for trainings.

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Working fire in Des Plaines, 7-7-20

Des Plaines firefighters responded to 701 Albany Lane shortly after noon Tuesday for a fire. Companies arrived to find fire in the attic and through the roof of a two-story house. The fire was knocked down within 20 minutes and out of town companies were released not long after arriving in the staging area.

Pierce Arrow XT fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

foam used at house fire

Larry Shapiro photo

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Working fire in Chicago, 7-2-20

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Here are some shots from a working fire on the southside @ 9231 s Dobson. The fire was in a 1.5 sty wood frame, with heavy fire in the rear. Companies lead out two lines and made quick work of the fire. Truck 42 cut some holes in the roof. Companies on the still were Engines 82 & 72, Truck 42, Tower 34, Battalion 23, RIT Battalion 22 & Truck 17, Squad 5, 2-7-5, and EMS. 

house fire at night

Chi-Town Fire Photos

house fire at night

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Firefighters raise a ground ladder

Chi-Town Fire Photos

house fire at night

Chi-Town Fire Photos

house fire at night

Chi-Town Fire Photos

E-ONE fire engine in Chicago

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Pierce fire truck at work

Chi-Town Fire Photos

house fire at night

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Alley garages burn in Chicago, 7-5-20

This from Tim Olk:

Chicago Fire Department alley garages 5700 S Mozart

flames engulf alley garages

Tim Olk photo

flames engulf alley garages

Tim Olk photo

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