Posts Tagged Chicago FD Engine 19

3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-8-18

The first 3-11 Alarm fire of the  year occurred Monday night (1/8/18) as Chicago firefighters battled fire in a 150×800 mattress warehouse at 4041 S. Emerald. Elevated master streams from three tower ladders and Squad 1A surrounded the building. 

 

 

Chicago FD Squad 1A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 1A at work Rosenbauer ACP-55

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Chicago FD Engine 50 E-ONE Cyclone II

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39 E-ONE Cyclone HP100 at work

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Chicago FD Light Wagon 915

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 54 at work

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 54 at work

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Chicago firefighters cut overhead doors with saws

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Chicago FD Engine 39

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Chicago FD Engine 28 E-ONE Cyclone II

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39 E-ONE Cyclone HP100 at work

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Chicago FD mobile command board

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 7-14-16

This from Josh Boyajian:

I took in a Still in a high-rise Thursday @ 3245 S Prairie. First companies reported nothing showing from a 9-sty building. When I arrived, Battalion 2 requested a Box & Plan for a working fire on the 2nd floor. There was a little fire showing on the 2nd floor in the rear of the building. Engine 19 had a long lead out to the fire room. The fire was brought under control very quick.

smoke from high-rise building fire in Chicago

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smoke from high-rise building fire in Chicago

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smoke from high-rise building fire in Chicago

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smoke from high-rise building fire in Chicago

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smoke from high-rise building fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Engine 19

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fire scene in Chicago

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Chicago firefighters at work

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Chicago FD Truck 11

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 11-17-15 (part 1)

Chicago firefighters were sent to 126 E 47th Street at about 10:30PM (11/17/15). Battalion 5 requested a Still & Box for fire in the one-story commercial structure. Companies were pulled out of the building in short order and they went defensive and the fire was upgraded to a 2-11 Alarm shortly thereafter. The fire communicated to the two-story exposure to the east. The original building collapsed and the exposure was gutted.

There were three tower ladders operating master streams along with 6-6-1 the reserve Snorkel plus multi-versals and the deck gun from Engine 19. Conditions during the fire included strong winds and sporadic rain that was very heavy at times.

Several contributors were at the fire and there will be several posts.

Here are images and a video from Larry Shapiro

fire through door of commercial building

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fireman on ladder with heavy smoke

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fireman on ladder with heavy smoke

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Chicago FD Engine 16

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firefighters stretch large diameter hose

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39

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Chicago FD reserve tower ladder at fire

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Chicago FD Engine 19 at fire

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Chicago FD reserve Snorkel

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firemen silhouetted at night fire scene

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Chicago FD History – Ward LaFrance (more)

Images from Dave Fornell’s collection illustrating Chicago’s Ford C-Series Ward LaFrance engines.

The Ward/Ford canopy pumpers were delivered near the end of 1969. There were 10 units in the order and were the only WardLaFrance/Ford canopy pumpers delivered to the CFD. There were a number of non canopy Ward/Fords delivered, and quite a few of Pierce/Ford, E-One/Ford and even a set of Seagrave/Ford canopy pumpers supplied.

The WardLaFrance/Fords went to extremely busy companies, who beat the stuffing out of them. They all had rear compartment mounted winches and were built on Ford C-8000 chassis with 175′ wheelbases. Later E-One and Pierce rigs had 153′ wheelbases largely because the size of the canopy seating area was much smaller.

In those days, the yearly apparatus orders were distributed among politically connected vendors. So, when these were delivered, Schuster equipment was the designated vendor. Pierces (and Seagraves) came from Illinois FWD Truck and Equipment in Rosemont, owned by Ray Schuster, yes a brother to the owner of Schuster Equipment, and the later E-Ones from Able Fire and Safety.

The photos show the following:

The side view is of one of the rigs being acceptance tested on the lake near McCormick place.

Engine 19’s rig is shown right after delivery in front of its quarters.

As the years wore on, Engine 95 and Engine 61 are shown in front of quarters.

Note that Engine 95 was running with 150′ of 3″ supply line, 100′ of which was carried on top of the driver’s side compartments, and the rest in the hose bed. This was a precursor of the 150′ of 4″ line carried on the front bumpers of Chicago rigs today.

One photo shows this evoloution-not standard in the CFD at that time-in use at a junk yard fire on the West Side in the late 70s.

The photo of Engine 19, shown operating at a fire in 1977, with the three-compartment driver’s side body. The story goes that a well-heeled lawyer slammed into the rig and the resulting insurance settlement was enough to allow 3D Metals in Wisconsin to replace the original body.

All of the 1969 Ward/Fords had the same 2-compartments each side body. The later E-One, Seagrave and Pierce bodies had half/height compartments on top of the lower compartments.

These rigs were the last Ward/Ford rigs delivered to the CFD.

Capt. Dave

classic Ford Ward laFrance fire engine in Chicago

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classic Ford Ward laFrance fire engine in Chicago

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classic Ford Ward laFrance fire engine in Chicago

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classic Ford Ward laFrance fire engine in Chicago

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classic Ford Ward laFrance fire engine in Chicago

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vintage Chicago fire scene photo

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classic Ford Ward laFrance fire engine in Chicago

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As seen around Chicago …

Images from Steve Redick:

fire department dog memorial

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fire department dog memorial

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fire department dog memorial

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Chicago FD Truck 51

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Chicago FD Engine 19

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Chicago FD Truck 11

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