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Chicago working fire on S. Princeton, 12-21-13 (more)

This from Josh Boyajian about yesterday’s fire on S. Princeton:

Here are my pictures from yesterday at the fire on Princeton. Thanks…Josh

Chicago fireman with dirty face

Josh Boyajian photo

Apartment building fire in Chicago

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Apartment building fire in Chicago

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Apartment building fire in Chicago

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Apartment building fire in Chicago

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Apartment building fire in Chicago

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Apartment building fire in Chicago

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Chicago working fire on S. Princeton, 12-21-13

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some shots from yesterday’s working fire on the 5600 block of South Princeton.  I got there as the aerial was being raised and, although the 17th battalion reported that he had a fire, I did not see any signs of one when I was walking up.  Appeared to be a one room fire on the second floor and as I got to the front of the building, it was mostly out.  They held the roof but I believe they did take out the sky light.  One nice side note is that a small puppy was rescued by companies who made entry and returned it to a very grateful young girl.  Engine 84 had a hydrant, Engine 47 had a line stretched but not charged, and Engine 50 responded as well.  I believe one of these companies were returning from fuel at 65th & State which was the reason for the third engine.

Apartment building fire in Chicago

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Apartment building fire in Chicago

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Apartment building fire in Chicago

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Chicago firemen rescue dog from fire

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Chicago assigns Crimson to Truck 28

This from Josh Boyajian:

Caught Truck 28′s new rig down at the Academy Today!

Spartan ERV Crimson aerial ladder for the Chicago Fire Department Truck 28

Chicago Truck 28. Josh Boyajian photo

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CFD images updated on the site

Matt Schumann has submitted several images of CFD apparatus that was in need of updating on the web site:

Chicago Fire Department Battalion Chief 18

Chicago Fire Department Engine 123 Spartan Crimson

Chicago Fire Department Spartan Crimson Truck 61

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More new aerials for Chicago

Martin Nowak found three new aerials at the SpartanERV site for the Chicago Fire Department, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

City of Chicago Fire Department, IL (211070-01)

Completion or Delivery Date: 2012-06-15

Series: Aerial

Model: 103′ Rearmount Ladder

Chassis: Spartan Gladiator

Dealer:Equipment Management Company (EMC)

Specifications: 103′ Rear Mount Platform, Tandem Axle, Aluminum Body

Chicago Fire Department SpartanERV aerial

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Chicago Fire Department, IL (211100-01)

Completion or Delivery Date: 2012-06-15

Series: Aerial

Model: 103′ Rearmount Ladder

Chassis: Spartan Gladiator

Dealer: Equipment Management Company (EMC)

Specifications: Aluminum Body, Roll-Up Doors

Chicago Fire Department SpartanERV aerial

SpartanERV photo

City of Chicago Fire Department, IL (211102-01)

Completion or Delivery Date: 2012-06-15

Series: Aerial

Model: 103′ Rearmount Ladder

Chassis: Spartan Gladiator

Dealer: Equipment Management Company (EMC)

Specifications: 103′ RearMount Platform, Aluminum Body, Roll-Up Doors

Chicago Fire Department SpartanAR aerial

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CFD website updates

There have been several long overdue updates made to CFD houses on the website:

thanks to all that have provided images and information that helps to keep the site accurate

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Crimson aerials for Chicago in production

A visit to the Crimson Aerial facility in Ephrata, PA two weeks ago found three units in various stages of the production process. One was going to be shipped to the company’s facility in South Dakota for the mounting of the body, another was a few days behind the first, and the third chassis had not yet had the aerial mounted. By now they should all be in South Dakota.

Chicago Crimson aerial in production

One of Chicago's aerials at the Crimson facility in Ephrata, PA with the aerial mounted is ready to travel to South Dakota for the body installation.

Chicago Crimson aerial in production

The rear view shows the completed aerial assembly.

Chicago Crimson aerial in production

The frame rails extend beyond the torque box to accommodate the body.

Chicago Crimson aerial in production

Directly behind the cab is the front set of stabilizer jacks.

Chicago Crimson aerial in production

The rear jacks are beneath the turntable.

Chicago Crimson aerial in production

Two sections of a ladder for another truck have been assembled in the shop.

Chicago Crimson aerial in production

Closeup of the mid-section tip prior to the addition of the fly-section.

Chicago Crimson aerial in production

The torque box is being mounted to this chassis as the ladder is completed elsewhere in the plant.

 

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CFD Crimson aerials update

Bill Friedrich submitted the following comprehensive list of the new aerials in service in Chicago:

New trucks as follows:

Truck 9    E-337
Truck 13  E-342
Truck 31  E-338
Truck 42  E-343
Truck 50  E-344
Truck 51  E-341
Truck 56  E-339
Truck 59  E-340
Truck 61  E-345
Truck 62  E-336

All 2010 Spartan Gladiator – Crimson 103′ ladders
Chicago Fire Department Truck 62 Spartan Gladiator Crimson

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Chicago Still Alarm 57th and Normal

Chicago Still Alarm fire 57th and Normal

The 2-1/2 story frame at 57th and Normal after the fire had been knocked down. Steve Redick photo

Steve Redick took in a fire on Thursday morning and had the following to say about it:

One of the benefits of working the goofy hours I do is being on the street at off-peak times. On the way in last night I was able to make a quick stop at this working still…2-1/2 story frame, vacant, and well involved upon CFD arrival. An exposure problem with exposure two and they were setting up the Snorkel. I arrived in pretty good time but they had already given it a good whack. Squad 5 was positioned in the vacant lot, but from I could tell was not used as a master stream. They had just gotten off the roof, but it was nice to see truck 51’s new Crimson at work. I noticed Truck 18 was running with a lettered spare..but it was a Pierce in really good shape..kind’a surprising. I only had a coupl’a minutes so I had to shoot and run….
Chicago Still Alarm fire 57th and Normal

Squad 5's Snorkel sits in a vacant lot adjacent to the fire building. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Still Alarm fire 57th and Normal Chicago Truck 51 Crimson aerial

Chicago Truck 51 had the front of the building with their new Spartan/Crimson 103' aerial. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Still Alarm fire 57th and Normal Chicago Engine 84

Engine 84 was on a hydrant next door to the fire building. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Still Alarm fire 57th and Normal

Firefighters work on the second floor of the vacant dwelling hitting hot spots and performing overhaul. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Still Alarm fire 57th and Normal Chicago Truck 51 Crimson aerial

Truck 51 from the rear shows the jack spread and reflective striping. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Still Alarm fire 57th and Normal Chicago Engine 50

Engine 50 was the second engine on the scene. Steve Redick photo

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CFD Truck 56 receives new apparatus

Jack Connors informs us that Truck 56 has received their new Spartan Gladiator/Crimson 103′ aerial.

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