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Chicago Fire Department patch update

Several new patches have been added to the 4th District listings in Chicago. This is the second of many updates to come with patches from the collection of Alexander Alexandrovski. In some cases, companies have more than one patch. Although it is not always clear which is the most current design, each will be posted if possible. In some cases, showing these additional patches requires a new page attached to the station listing by a link at the top entitled ‘Company Patches.’

Chicago Fire Department Engine 38 patchEngine Company 38

Engine Company 43

Engine Company 44

Engine Company 49

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Chicago 2-11 alarm commercial fire 1-26-11

Chicago companies responded to a fire at 1896 N. Milwaukee Avenue last night around 9PM and encountered heavy smoke pushing out of a one-story brick commercial structure. Exposures on either side of the building were three-story brick buildings. The fire was elevated to a 2-11 alarm as companies went defensive pulling all personnel out of the building that was determined to have a light-weight truss roof. There were few means of reaching the deep-seated fire from the front and rear as windows were minimal. Engine 35 was lead out in Sector 1 with Truck 28, Tower 10, and Squad 2A. Engine 57 was in the alley and Engines 30 and 43 had hydrants at the south end of the block. Dennis McGuire, Jr., Tim Olk, Steve Redick, and Larry Shapiro all took in the fire. Images will be posted later today.

A brief article can be found HERE.

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 alarm fire Jan 26, 2011 at 1896 Milwaukee Avenue

A shot in Sector 1 showing Engine 35 supplying water to Squad 2's Snorkel. In the background is Truck 28 and Tower Ladder 10. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery of ¬†Larry Shapiro’s images can be seen HERE. Steve Redick’s photos are HERE.

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