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Chicago FD Company Patches

From Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Here are a few new Chicago company patches 

Chicago FD Air Sea Rescue company patch

Chicago FD Air Sea Rescue company patch

Chicago FD Engine 5 company patch

Chicago FD Engine 5 company patch

Chicago FD Truck 3 company patch

Chicago FD Truck 3 company patch

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A request for information … CFD patches

This from Asher Heimermann:

I’m updating my patch collection and I’m wondering if I’m missing any patches from the Chicago Fire Department?

Please let me know in the comments or reach out to me via my Incident Response Facebook page 
 
Thank you.
Chicago FD Engine 77 company patch

Chicago FD Engine 77 company patch

Chicago FD Engine 78 company patch

Chicago FD Engine 78 company patch

Chicago FD Engine 88 company patch

Chicago FD Engine 88 company patch

Chicago FD EMS patch

Chicago FD EMS patch

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Chicago FD Company Patches

Here are a few new Chicago company patches that we’ve added to our website

CFD Engine 34 Tower 51 Ambulance 21 station patch
CFD Engine 34 Tower 51 Ambulance 21 station patch
CFD Engine 88 company patch
CFD Engine 88 company patch
CFD Engine 107 Ambulance 33 company patch
CFD Engine 107 Ambulance 33 company patch
CFD Engine 14 Truck 19 Ambulance 33 Battalion 3 station patch
CFD Engine 14 Truck 19 company patch

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Chicago FD Company Patches

Josh Boyajian shared images of some CFD company patches

Chicago FD company patch
Chicago FD company patch

Chicago FD company patch

Chicago FD company patch

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Fire Department Patches

This from Asher Heimermann:

I have collected 65 shoulder patches from Illinois fire departments. To view the patches, click:

In addition to patches from fire departments around Illinois, I’ve obtained 42 patches from CFD stations and divisions. To view those patches, click:
Fire Department patch Fire Department patch

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Fire department patch

This from Alex Alexandrovski…

 
It’s been some time since my last post, but luck wasn’t on my side chasing CFD company patches.
However, I did manage to pick up a mystery patch recently. It is from an Ambulance 30.
fire company patch
To my knowledge there are only two units in the US that are designated Ambulance 30 – one in Chicago and the other one in Washington DC. It doesn’t look like the DCFD would make a separate patch for an Ambulance (Medic unit is their first line of defence), but I’m trying to verify that as well.
Do you know if somebody could confirm whether the above patch is from Chicago FD or not? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Stay safe
Alex

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CFD company patches added

Thanks to Josh Boyajian for submitting several CFD company patches that were missing from the site.

Here are 4 new CFD patches I have collected in the past month that are missing from the site! Also here is a picture of my Chicago patch collection that I have. Hope you like! Thanks,
Josh

The following patches have been added:

 

Chicago Fire Department company patch collection

Josh Boyajian’s collection of Chicago Fire Department company patches.

Chicago Fire Department Engine 89 company patch

one of the new company patches added to the site

 

 

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Chicago Engine 77 – some final history (part 5)

… and after being torn down

  • E77 on September 9, 2012. Demo complete, views from both north and south. Notice condition of the house to the south at 1226 S. Komensky. House has been rehabbed and is currently occupied. Almost 90 year old firehouse to the north is gone.
  • E77 is one of the last of it’s kind. The last single engine house was built in the early 50’s (E113- the ‘next company over” from 77). There are only a handful of single company firehouses in Chicago anymore, let alone single company houses with the history of actvity E77 saw during it’s heyday. For awhile, it had a reputation as a punishment house, on the outskirts of the city, where department brass “bansihed” firemen it disliked. But with many firehouses like it, Engine 77 consistently turned out experienced, seasoned firefighters that were promoted out of the house to pass on the lessons they learned.
  • E77 on 10/24/07

demolition of Chicago Fire Department Engine 77's house

Dan McInerney photo

demolition of Chicago Fire Department Engine 77's house

Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department abandoned firehouse

Dan McInerney photo

Journal 1 shows the company journal entry when me grandfather retired (mandatory after 35 years apparently).

Chicago Fire Department Engine 77 journal

Dan McInerney photo

The other journal entry shows the company member information page. Notice there are only 2 company officers and engineers. This was back in the days of the two-platoon system. The info pages also list the dates of birth, entry into CFD and the date the member was assigned to the company.

Chicago Fire Department Engine 77 journal

Dan McInerney photo

In this case, my grandfather John J. McInerney was transferred to E77 as an Engineer on March 16, 1935. He started out as a fireman at E103 when they were on Harrison Street in 1917. In the center of the picture it lists his date of birth as 8/15/1889. Next to the on the right, his “Former Occ” on the top right of the page it lists his former occupation as a Locomotive Fireman. Next to that, it lists his native country as “US”, followed by his badge number. The following page goes on to list his date of entry into the CFD (7/22/17), address and phone number. In his case, he lived at 1509 N. Luna, and his telephone number was Merrimac7-2510. This information about members was kept in company journals for many, many years.

My father, Donald McInerney, as a young boy used to visit his father at the firehouse. He used to call his dad “ball driver”. Shortly after John J. was promoted to Engineer, E77 had an Ahrens-Fox pumper assigned to it, and it had the distinctive chrome shpere on the front, hence the name “ball driver”.

 

Family lore has it that my grandfather met his future wife one day at E103’s firehouse. She saw him going down the street on an alarm, and came by the firehuose afterwards to complain that she didn’t like the way he was treating the horses.

 

E77’s last company patch. I’ll leave it to the viewers to report how they got the phrase “I Like It Here”

 

Chicago Fire Department Engine 77's company patch

Dan McInerney collection

I posted many more pics on my facebook page “facebook.com/dmcinerney1”. If blog viewers wish, they can go there and view pics from E77’s last day in service as well as other fire pics I have uploaded to my facebook page.

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Chicago Engine 77 – some partial history (part 4)

More from Dan McInerney about Engine 77’s house on the day it was closed. Descriptions for these images:

  • several shots of the bunk room
  • the officer’s room
  • the locker room
  • their last company patch

Chicago Engine 77's last day before being disbanded

Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Engine 77's last day before being disbanded

Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Engine 77's last day before being disbanded

Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Engine 77's last day before being disbanded

Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Engine 77's last day before being disbanded

Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Engine 77's last company patch

Dan McInerney photo

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Chicago Fire Department patch update

The last group of patches from the collection of Alexander Alexandrovski for the 6th District are for companies in the 22nd Battalion.

Chicago Fire Department patch Engine 62Engine Company 62, Truck Company 27, Battalion 22

Chicago Fire Department patch Engine 93Engine Company 93, Ambulance 60

Chicago Fire Department patch Engine 115Engine Company 115

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