Posts Tagged Chicago 5-11 Club Support Service Unit

As seen around … Chicago

This from Danny Nelms:

Heres a few photos of  rigs at the Truck 36 100th anniversary on saturday 10-12-19 as well as Tower 23 and Engine 79 out and out the same morning.
Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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Chicago FD Engine 79

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Chicago FD EMS Field Chief 452

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Chicago FD car

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Chicago 5-11 Club Support Services Unit 1

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Chicago FD Ambulance 64

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Chicago FD Engine 44

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Chicago FD Engine 44 at fire station

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14 decal

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Chicago FD Battalion 17

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unmarked fire department vehicle

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Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Had a great day Saturday attending the annual Fire Buffs of Illinois/ 5-11 Club muster. Attendance seemed down this year and the amount of rigs seemed very low compared to previous years but nonetheless it was a great and fun day. Here is a sampling of some of the “hardware” I was able to see. Great to see the Skokie/Engine 87 Club Mack again this year after a lengthy absence. All the images and video can be seen on my site

Steve

vintage B-Model Mack fire engine

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vintage 1969 Snorkel from Palatine IL

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restored 1928 Ahrens Fox fire engine

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restored NAS Glenview fire engine

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Chicago FD Engine 17 from Backdraft

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restored 1928 Ahrens Fox fire engine

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restored 1928 Ahrens Fox fire engine

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restored 1928 Ahrens Fox fire engine

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vintage B-Model Mack fire engine

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restored NAS Glenview fire engine

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Stone Park FD Engine 21

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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Chicago FD Squad 1

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5-ll Club Support Service Canteen

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5-11 Club news

From: Alan Wax
Sent: Monday, December 12, 2016 7:36 PM
Subject: 5-11 Club Needs New Canteen

I have been asked to forward a request from the 5-11 Club, who provides canteen and rehab services to the members of the Chicago Fire Department and other area departments.

If anyone knows of an available old ambulance or box truck, the 5-11 Club desperately needs to replace one of its canteen units – it is in dire shape.  If you know of a unit that might be available to be donated, please contact Gary Altwasser at 773-965-5599.

Information on the 5-11 Club is viewable at http://www.5-11clubchicago.org/

Thank you,

Alan Wax

Fire Chief

Des Plaines Fire Department

 

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Chicago 4-11 Alarm + 1 Special and Haz Mat Level I, 3-8-16 (more)

Photos from Tim Olk of the ATF National Response Team at the scene of the 4-11 Alarm fire at  4540 W. Haddon

ATF national Response Team

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ATF national Response Team

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Chicago 5-11 Club Support Service Unit

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excavator at fire scene ruins

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excavator at fire scene ruins

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ATF K-9

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ATF national Response Team

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ATF national Response Team

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ATF national Response Team

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5-11 Club Support Services

The Chicago SunTimes has an article on the 5-11 Club Canteen Service

As water misted off firehoses, splashed from puddles and froze on the gear of firefighters early Wednesday at an extra-alarm blaze in the South Loop, Russell Harmon stood by with a steaming pot of coffee. Harmon, 58, got a page about 3:30 a.m. and left his West Loop home minutes later. He’s part of the 5-11 Club, a group of volunteers who show up to major fires to hand out coffee and hot chocolate to firefighters and other emergency personnel.  Four 5-11 Club volunteers arrived in one of the group’s two trucks, which are stored at Chicago firehouses. In the summer, they hand out cold drinks. The club derives its name from the call sign reserved for the most severe fires. They will arrive at all fires that are 2-11 and above.

The temperature hovered at 7 degrees with subzero wind chills.

“We went through four pots of coffee and a couple hundred cups of hot chocolate pretty quick,” Harmon said.

“We pulled up and there were 30 guys waiting for something warm,” said Jim Mitidiero, a fellow volunteer. “A lot of these guys have icicles on their gear … by the time we got there, they’d been fighting the fire for more than an hour,” Mitidero said.

“I tell people people, ‘The colder it gets, the better my coffee and hot chocolate tastes,” joked Mitidiero, a retired Chicago police officer.

“You hand them something warm, and they’re very, very thankful. But we just want to say thank you to them for putting their lives on the line, so it’s weird to hear them say thanks,” said Harmon, a retired CTA switchman.

There are about 50 volunteers from all walks of life in the group, but only 10 who regularly operate the trucks, more commonly known as canteens.

… the truck, in a previous life, was used by the fire department’s scuba team.

thanks Dan

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Chicago 5-11 Alarm 9-30-12 (update 2)

 

Chicago 5-11 Alarm fire 9-30-12 run down of units at the scene

Chuck Mankin was at the 5-11 and submitted several images.

Chicago Fire Department 5-11 Alarm fire 9-30-12 on Nelson

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Chicago Fire Department 5-11 Alarm fire 9-30-12 on Nelson

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Chicago Fire Department 5-11 Alarm fire 9-30-12 on Nelson

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Chicago Fire Department 5-11 Alarm fire 9-30-12 on Nelson

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Chicago Fire Department 5-11 Alarm fire 9-30-12 on Nelson

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More of his images can be found HERE.

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Support for the 5-11 Club

This from Bill Kugelman:

As you may know, the 5-11 Club is engaged in a number of activities that are designed to provide direct and indirect support to the Chicago Fire and Police Departments and their members. They make available, the support vehicle that provides water, coffee, etc. to all the members of the Fire Department and the Police Department at various functions, and in particular, at many of the funerals for our fallen.
There is currently a program going on at Chili’s Restaurants where you can provide a coupon and 10% of what you spend will help the club out. Coupons can be obtained from their website www.5-11clubchicago.org
 

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