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Chicago Fire Department history

This fro Dan McInerney:

Chicago Fire Department
1554hrs: Special duty, : E50, 1559hrs: T18, E16, Bn18
Approx 51st Street
Norfolk Railroad Operations complex 3/2/97

This was a fire in a crane unit that moved intermodal containers around. E50 eventually needed to be supplied, so they used T18 (notice the outriggers ūüôā ) to run a line.

I can’t for the life of me remember how we drove into the yard, but we beat E50 in. We had full access to the incident, and several NS yard employees watched. Now days if you tried this, they’d send a SWAT team after you.

intermodal yard crane fire

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intermodal yard crane fire

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intermodal yard crane fire

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Chicago FD Engine 16

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Chicago FD Truck 18

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 2-15-16

This from Eric Haak:

It was a very busy early morning for southside companies on Monday (2/15).  At approximately 1:30 there was a fatal pin-in accident at 85th and the Dan Ryan.  Around the same time, Engine 49 landed at 43rd and Packers for an automatic alarm to find a light haze in an industrial building.  This was eventually be elevated to a still and box with stacks of cardboard burning but being held in check by the sprinkler system.  Companies were at that address for over three hours.

At 3:45 Engine 101 landed with a working fire at 76th and Artesian. ¬†One hour later there was¬†another still and box at 5141 S. Princeton which is where these images were taken. ¬†Due to battalion chiefs being committed at both earlier fires, Battalion 7 was the still chief at this incident. ¬†There were several frozen hydrants and the fire did spread to the occupied home on the “D” side. ¬†The original fire building was a frame house that had been converted to a church. ¬†I could not confirm but I believe the spare is Engine 122. ¬†The other box engine was Engine 5.

fire from the attic of a house at night

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Chicago fire scene at night

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Chicago FD Engine 60

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fire hose in the snow

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Chicago FD Engine 16

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Chciago spare fire engine at fire scene

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firefighters with hose line at night fire scene

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firemen overhaul after back porches burned in Chicago

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Chicago fire scene at night

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As seen around Chicago …

Images from Steve Redick:

American LaFrance heavy rescue unit

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Chicago FD fire engine

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fire department support unit

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fire department support unit

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fire department support unit

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electric unit for fire department

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electric unit for fire department

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fire department ATV

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fire department ATV

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fire department ATV

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fire department ATV

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fire department ATV

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