Posts Tagged Ahrens Fox fire engine

Fire Museum of Greater Chicago

This from Steve Redick:

Had a great opportunity for a good tour of the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago yesterday. It is the former quarters of Eng 123. They have an operating exhibit that showcases the old fire alarm office dispatching system as it was for many years … telegraph signals and all. I recorded the entire demo and have included a link to the youtube video. It is well worth a look. Afterwards they fired up old Engine 10’s Ahrens Fox and took it for a spin. I shot some images of that as well.¬† The driving force in developing the joker stand demo was Ken Falk and Wally Mitchell, as well as many other dedicated members of the museum crew. We owe them a great deal for preserving these memories for generations to come. This place is a must see for anyone in the Chicago area.

Steve

Chicago FD Engine 10 1926 Ahrens Fox fire engine.

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Engine 10 1926 Ahrens Fox fire engine.

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Engine 10 1926 Ahrens Fox fire engine.

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Engine 10 1926 Ahrens Fox fire engine.

Steve Redick photo

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Grain elevator conflagration of 1939 (more)

More from Steve Redick:

Here is the last installment of the Underwriters grain elevator report. If I could go back in time this is one of the things I would like to have seen. Some of the report was kinda dry but overall a great glimpse of the state of the art CFD back then.
 Underwriter's report on the Grain Elevator Conflagration of 1939
historic photo featuring Chicago FD fire boats the Fred Busse and the Joseph Medill at the Grain Elevator Conflagration of 1939
Underwriter's report on the Grain Elevator Conflagration of 1939
Underwriter's report on the Grain Elevator Conflagration of 1939
Underwriter's report on the Grain Elevator Conflagration of 1939
Underwriter's report on the Grain Elevator Conflagration of 1939
Underwriter's report on the Grain Elevator Conflagration of 1939

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Grain elevator conflagration of 1939 (more)

More from Steve Redick:

Here is the next installment. Details about FD dispatch and operations as well as a great two-page spread of the overall scene showing all the Ahrens Fox pumpers drafting. A one-of-a-kind historical event. … there’s still more to come

Grain Elevator Conflagration of 1939

Grain Elevator Conflagration of 1939

Grain Elevator Conflagration of 1939

Grain Elevator Conflagration of 1939

Grain Elevator Conflagration of 1939

Grain Elevator Conflagration of 1939

Grain Elevator Conflagration of 1939

Grain Elevator Conflagration of 1939

historic photo showing Chicago FD Ahrens Fox pumpers at a huge fire

Chicago FD Ahrens Fox engines pumping at the Grain Elevator Conflagration of 1939

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Chicago Fire Engine Rally and Swap Meet

Images and video from the 2014 Chicago Fire Engine Rally and Swap Meet sponsored by 5-11 Club of Chicago and the Fire Buffs of Illinois.

fire trucks on display

Larry Shapiro photo

Ward LaFrance fire engine from Backdraft

Larry Shapiro photo

Pirsch tractor-drawn aerial

Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago medical ambulance bus

Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago medical ambulance bus

Larry Shapiro photo

young boy helps with fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

antique American laFrance fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

antique fire departmetn squad truck

Larry Shapiro photo

1923 Ahrens Fox fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

1923 Ahrens Fox fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

1923 Ahrens Fox fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

antique American laFrance fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago medical ambulance bus

Steve Redick photo

American LaFrance fire engine

Steve Redick photo

antique fire engine

Steve Redick photo

American LaFrance fire engine

Steve Redick photo

Ward LaFrance fire engine from Backdraft

Steve Redick photo

antique fire chief car

Steve Redick photo

Pirsch Tractor-drawn aerial

Steve Redick photo

more images are at shapirophotography.net

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Down memory lane …. Cicero

This from Bill Friedrich:

I am sharing some old Cicero photos from my collection. I did have the opportunity to photograph the 700 series American LaFrance when it was nearing the end of its career.

Bill

 

Cicero Fire Department history

Cicero Engine 1, an Ahrens Fox. Bill Friedrich collection

Cicero Fire Department history

Cicero Engine 6. Bill Friedrich collection

Cicero Fire Department history

Cicero engine with personnel. Bill Friedrich collection

Cicero Fire Department history

Early group shot of Cicero apparatus. Bill Friedrich collection

Cicero Fire Department history

Cicero Truck 2, 700 Series American LaFrance TDA. Bill Friedrich collection

Cicero Fire Department history

Cicero Truck 1, an American LaFrance TDA. Bill Friedrich collection

Cicero Fire Department history

Cicero Engine 3. Bill Friedrich collection

Cicero Fire Department history

Hawthorne station. Bill Friedrich collection

Cicero Fire Department history

Morton Park station. Bill Friedrich collection

Cicero Fire Department history

Cicero Station 1. Bill Friedrich collection

Cicero Fire Department history

Cicero Station 2. Bill Friedrich collection

Cicero Fire Department history

Cicero Truck 2. Bill Friedrich collection

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