Posts Tagged Chicago FD Engine 54

Working fire in Chicago, 6-24-18

This from Eric Haak:

Chicago’s 19th Battalion had a working fire this morning (Sunday, 6/24) at 7241 S. Sangamon. The fire came in at 5:45 and Engine 54 landed a short time later with a fire on the first floor. I arrived just in time to catch companies washing down. While the rear attic window was being laddered, a mother pitbull and 5 of her puppies came charging out the back door. Thankfully, all were friendly and didn’t seem at all bothered by the work going on around them.

Firefighters wash down hot spots after a fire

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Chicago FD Truck 20

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Firefighters at fire scene

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pit bulls at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 129

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Chicago FD Engine 54

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Firefighters wash down hot spots after a fire

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2-11 Alarm fire with a Mayday alert in Chicago, 1-4-18

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firefighters battle a fire at night

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smoke from building fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39

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flames from building fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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two-flat fire in Chicago

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flames from building fire in Chicago

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Excerpts from the Chicago.cbslocal.com:

Chicago firefighters responded to a fire in a two-story apartment building near 68th and Aberdeen in the Englewood neighborhood around 11:20 p.m. Thursday. Five people who live in the building got out unharmed before firefighters arrived.

About 20 minutes later, a mayday call went out when a firefighter fell through the floor. A short time later, he walked out of the building on his own. He not suffer any serious injuries.

“He was not transported. He was not injured. He was removed quickly by his company, and he continued to work, and he’s doing well,” Chicago Fire Deputy District Chief Rosalind Jones said.

Crews attacked the flames from the roof and the ground and the fire communicated to the building directly to the south.

Firefighters had the fire contained by about 1:45 a.m., but it rekindled around 6:15 a.m. while they were still on the scene to monitor hot spots.

thanks Dan

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Steve Redick:

These are some great shots taken in the 70s. I would guess 73 or so … gotta love the “monument” in the background of the engine shot. 54’s Seagrave engine was a great rig, and how could ‘ya not like the traditional Seagrave aerials as well. This was a real ghetto fire company during the years of heavy activity. I believe my dad took these images when he was in the “real” 12th battalion.

The other photos are the kind of stuff SS3 ran with most of the time. 1956 IH former pressure wagons with stuff just thrown in the hosebed. Not sure who took these images but they are dated August 1969. The scenery is typical of their district. All the fires they went to and the primitive tools they used. 

Steve

Chicago FD Engine 54

Chicago FD Engine 54. Warren Redick photo

Chicago FD Truck 20

Chicago FD Truck 20. Warren Redick photo

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Chicago FD SS3. photographer unknown

Chicago FD SS3

Chicago FD SS3. photographer unknown

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 12-6-17

This from Josh Boyajian:

Took in this fire this afternoon (12/6/17). (2) 2.5 sty frames, heavy fire in the original fire building and fire up in the attic of the exposure to the north. Five hand lines and two master streams. The address was 6752 S. Lafayette.

Chicago FD tower ladder at work

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firefighter with hose line at house fire

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firefighter with hose line at house fire

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firefighters on back porch of two-flat

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firefighter with hose line at fire

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firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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closeup of firefighter

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Chicago FD Engine 54

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Working fire in Chicago, 7/9/17

This from Eric Haak:

Just a few images from a working fire on Sunday morning (7/9). When I was a block away, there was still some fairly heavy smoke coming up from the home and I was coming from about 4 miles away. Needless to say, companies made quick work of this attic fire.

Chicago FD Engine 54

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firefighters raise a ground ladder at a house fire

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firefighters overhaul after attic fire

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firefighters on aerial ladder

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Chicago firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 129

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Working fire in Chicago, 12-9-16 (part 1)

From Tim Olk:

Chicago working fire at 6507 S Parnell

Firefighters arrive at house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 54

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smoke from house on fire

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smoke from house on fire

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smoke and flames from house on fire

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Firefighter dragging a hose line at a house fire

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smoke from house on fire

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Chicago FD Engine 47

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 11-17-15 (part 7)

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.

Here are a few shots of the 2-11 to go along with the other posts. I have more images at : 312firephotos.smugmug.com
fire scene at night

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fire engine hooked to hydrant at night

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Chicago FD Engine 54

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 5/25/15

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images from a quickly elevated 2-11 alarm fire Sunday morning in Chicago.  The incident occurred on the 6700 block of Union Avenue.  Battalion 18 was given a working fire response at about 7:15 and Engine 54 arrived moments later and confirmed they had a 2.5-story frame that was totally involved and communicating to exposures.  Battalion 18 boxed the fire on arrival and quickly reported water problems and requested a 2-11.  Eventually the occupied exposure would be fully-involved as well.  The first five engines all went to work; 54, 47, 84, 116 and 50.  Engine 84 was in spare D533 and Engine 50 was in spare D598.  Both Tower Ladders 34 and 37 were also in spares.  TL 34 was eventually put to work making it 6 hand-lines and 3 master streams in use.  The fire was struck out shortly after 8:00 and Human Services was requested for 4 adults and 6 children.

Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

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Chicago fire engine pumping at fire scene

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firemen with hose lines on chainlink fence

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Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

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Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

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Chicago fire engine pumping at fire scene

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Chicago fire engine pumping at fire scene

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Chicago fire engine pumping at fire scene

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Chicago FD history

Images from the files of Steve Redick:

Chicago E-ONE Hurricane fire engine

Chicago Engine 54. Steve Redick photo

American laFrance ladder chief in Chicago

Chicago Truck 9. Steve Redick photo

… and some trivia:

What is wrong with this photo … and where was it taken?

building with name misspelled in stone

What’s wrong with this picture? Steve Redick photo

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Still and Box @ 71st and Sangamon 2-28-14

This from Josh Boyajian:

Companies were dispatched to a still alarm Friday at 7115 s Sangamon. While enroute, Engine 54 advised the EFAO that they could see the header and they indeed had a fire. E-54 arrived and boxed it. They had heavy fire showing and had the sector 4 exposure going also. Here are some of my shots. The whole gallery is on my site.
house fire scene in Chicago

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fireman with smoke between two houses

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fireman on roof of fire building

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firefighter with hose at fire scene

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Here is the full gallery

And from Dennis McGuire, Jr,

Engine Co. 54 was first in to 7115 S. Sangamon and found fire in a 2 1/2 story frame. They made entry into to the building while Truck Co. 20 did the ventilation and searches. No victims were found but the fire did spread a bit to 7117 S. Sangamon, also a 2 1/2 story frame. Engine Co. 54’s hydrant man did find a frozen hydrant which caused the chief to ask for the Still & Box alarm. Companies made a quick knock of the fire once a positive source of water was established.

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Engine Co. 54 was first engine on scene. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago FD ladder truck at fire scene

Truck Co. 20 with the main to the roof. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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The rear of 7115, the original fire building. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

firemen at house fire scene in Chicago

The fire building. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

firemen with hose line at fire scene

Exposure line in between the two buildings. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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