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Chicago orders new squads (more)

This from Niko Stefani:

?2/14/17 Chicago (IL) Fire Department O’Hare International Airport Rescue Station 3. Squad Co. 7 transitions into new rigs. Special Ops Battalion Chief (5-1-5) was also at the house. Pictures of the new and old squad Co. 7 and 7A, Comm Van 273, and MVU 9-2-4. Enjoy!

Chicago FD Special Operations Battalion 5-1-5

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Squad 7 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD MVU 9-2-4 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Comm Van 2-7-3 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago orders new squads (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Here’s some updated information on the new squads for Chicago.

After receiving the finished units from Rosenbauer America, it was determined that the ‘A’ units with the aerials needed some minor alterations to maximize the maneuverability of boom. As designed, these units had two storage compartments accessible from the top on either side of the body. The rear compartments on each side constrained some of the boom movement. Subsequently, the units have been at Chicago Fleet Services undergoing modifications. The work has been completed on Squad 2A and Squad 7A. Both companies are scheduled to take possession of their new apparatus Tuesday, February 14th. The work is still in process for Squad 1A and Squad 5A.

The personnel at Chicago Fleet Services did a terrific job removing the existing material and fabricating a diamond plate cutout for the boom to swing.

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Chicago orders new squads (more)

This from Steve Redick:

I had a great opportunity to attend a media event held by the Chicago FD Tuesday. All of the not yet in service 2-piece squad companies (1,2,5,7) were brought to Northerly Island (Many will remember this as Meigs Field) for an unveiling and photo shoot. A total of 8 units altogether were positioned for a once in a generation group photo with views of the skyline in the background. After the group shot we had the chance to shoot each individual rig as well. The lone lime green/yellow units are assigned to Squad 7 at O’Hare Field. I made several panorama images which are comprised of 6 or 7 large resolution shots. When combined they yield a large highly detailed image. The small versions I am sending do not truly showcase these images … to see a good full size view check out my website:

All Chicago FD squad company apparatus

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all Chicago FD squad companies

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All Chicago FD squad company apparatus

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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Chicago FD Squad 1

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 8

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Chicago FD Squad 7

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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Chicago FD Squad 7

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Chicago orders new squads (more)

More photos of the new CFD squads with lettering

Chicago FD Squad 1 Rosenbauer Commander

Chicago FD Squad 1. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Squad 2 Rosenbauer Commander

Chicago FD Squad 2. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Squad 5 Rosenbauer Commander

Chicago FD Squad 5. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Squad 7 Rosenbauer Commander

Chicago FD Squad 7. Larry Shapiro photo

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Chicago orders new squads (more)

Several area photographers were on hand when the CFD debuted the new squad apparatus today at Northerly Island.

Chicago FD squads built by Rosenbauer America

Chicago FD debuts new squad apparatus by Rosenbauer America. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD squads built by Rosenbauer America

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Chicago FD squads built by Rosenbauer America

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Chicago FD squads built by Rosenbauer America

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there will be more on this …

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