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Chicago FD apparatus history

More photos from Steve Redick of past CFD apparatus

Chicago FD Engine 43

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Ford C - Pierce fire engine

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old Chicago fire house with pumper and ambulance

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E-ONE Hurricane fire engine

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vintage Chicago fire trucks at fire station

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vintage Seagrave ladder truck in Chicago

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Hendrickson - E-ONE ladder truck in Chicago

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Chicago FD Engine 43

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vintage Seagrave ladder truck in Chicago

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E-ONE Hurricane fire engine

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E-ONE Hurricane fire engine

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago on Ravenswood Avenue, 12-22-18 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

An hour or so after I left the 2-11 on Clark St another fire came in in the 6400 block of Ravenswood a few short blocks away. The fire involved a building complex housing an auto repair shop, furniture company, and some apartments. When I arrived there was not much to see and the only interesting shots had to be taken directly into the sun and in some smoke conditions.  All the images are here:
 
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commercial building fire scene

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Firefighters battle commercial building fire

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Firefighters battling a smokey fire without SCBA

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Chicago FD Engine 71

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Chicago FD Engine 43

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21

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Firefighters at fire scene

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago on Ravenswood Avenue, 12-22-18 (more)

The second of two 2-11 Alarm fires in Chicago on 12/22/18 was at 6417 N Ravenswood Avenue (more)

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

This was the 2nd fire of the day. Originally dispatched E43 for rubbish, until the MFAO told them they were going to upgrade it to a full still. I left the fire on Clark Street and headed to this.  They found a 1-sty auto body shop, with smoke coming out of everywhere. They lead out and forced entry into a door on side B where they encountered heavy smoke. They attempted to make a push but were pulled out by the chief who immediately pulled a box. Companies went defensive. A very stubborn fire, with little progress to be made for a while. After putting the box companies to work and due to a lack of resources in staging, they pulled a 2-11. Fire ended up burning through the roof but they kept the fire from spreading to adjoining exposures. 8+ hand lines and 2 aerial master streams were used at the height of the fire.

Here’s a link to the full gallery.

heavy smoke from commercial building fire

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Firefighters battle a fire

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Firefighters at fire scene with heavy smoke

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Firefighters at fire scene with heavy smoke

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Chicago FD Engine 43

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Firefighters immersed in smoke

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heavy smoke from commercial building fire

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heavy smoke from commercial building fire

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Chicago FD Engine 71

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 21

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17

Chicago police officers were sent to investigate a burglar alarm around 7:30AM on Thursday (6/1/17) at 2945 N. Milwaukee Avenue where they discovered a fire inside the furniture store. Firefighters arrived to smoke and fire in the two-story, 100×125 brick building with a partial bow-truss roof and glass storefront. Companies were eventually pulled from the building and initiated a defensive attack. The alarm was raised to a 2-11 and then a 3-11 with elevated master streams from Tower Ladder 21, Tower Ladder 23, Squad 2A, and 6-6-1, the reserve Snorkel.

Multiple contributors were at the scene and will be submitting images and video.

Chicago FD Squad 2A battling a fire

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heavy smoke from the front of a commercial building fire

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Chicago FD Engine 69

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massive flames erupt from building on fire

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firefighter on aerial ladder with fire

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firefighter descends aerial ladder with fire

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Chicago FD Engine 124

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massive flames erupt from building on fire

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massive flames erupt from building on fire

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Chicago FD Squad 2A battling a fire

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Chicago FD Engine 69

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Chicago FD reserve Snorkel 6-6-1

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Chicago FD Engine 43

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Working fire in Chicago, 11-25-16

This from Eric Haak:

On Friday, November 25, Chicago had a working fire at 2528 N. Fairfield.  The fire was rather small in terms of the time it took for it to be considered out but I did arrive in time for some interesting overhaul shots.  There were no front stairs and ladders had to be placed at the doors in order to access the front hallways.  The fire appeared to be mostly in the front living room, right at the window but resulted in some hidden fire extending into the wall above the front doors.  Accessing this fire was a little difficult due to its location over the area where the stairs were missing.  I included a rear shot of Truck 28 for all of you blue light fans!

Chicago FD Engine 43

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aftermath of house fire in Chicago

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Firefighters overhaul after fire

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Firefighters overhaul after fire

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Firefighters overhaul after fire

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Firefighters overhaul after fire

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Firefighters overhaul after fire

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Chicago FD Truck 28

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